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National Employee Health and Fitness Day



Vanderbilt Celebrates
National Employee Health and Fitness Day
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Join the celebration as Vanderbilt gets out and gets active at this day long event.
For all who are able, enhance the celebration by ditching the elevators and shuttles and making meetings walking ones.
Free One Day Pass to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center anytime from May 20 – 30, 2015; come enjoy all the amenities.

6:30 am – 8:30 am Grab and Go Breakfast At These Locations (While supplies last)

  • One Hundred Oaks Entrance A
  • Medical Center North Round Shuttle Drop-off
  • Lot 74 at Children’s Way and Natchez Trace
  • Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Breezeway between the garage and the hospital


10:00 – 2:00 pm Know Your Numbers

Outside Eskind Library provided by Health Plus

10:00 am – 2:00 pm Taste Healthy Samples

11:30 am – 12:15 pm VandyWalks

  • Walking Wednesday starts at Medical Center North Round Shuttle Drop Off at 11:30 am and continues to Children’s Hospital at 11:40 am.

11:30 am – 12:00 pm Team Walking Relay in the VRWC

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Zumba on the Lawn

  • Zumba on the lawn between Light Hall and Veterans Administration (VA) Hospital

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Van-Fitathan

Total body workout lead by expert fitness associates with prizes given to all who complete. For a printed schedule, please click here.

  • 4:00 pm – Warm-up
  • 4:10 pm – 1st Event 100 Jumping Jacks & 100 Crunches / Sit-ups
  • 4:25 pm – 2nd Event 50 Body Squats & 50 push-ups / modified push-ups
  • 4:40 pm – 3rd Event 1 mile Walk or Run
  • 4:55 pm – Cool Down
  • 5:00 pm – Prize to all who complete all 3 event

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm Smoothie Samples

Free Smoothie King Samples at the VRWC location.

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Bike Repairs provided by Cumberland Transit

Cumberland Transit will be here performing bike repairs in front of the Outdoor Recreation Center at 2600 Children’s Way behind the VRWC.

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm Chair Massages provided by VRWC

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Vandy Fun Run/Walk

  • Starts inside the VRWC Field House with 1, 2, and 3 mile options.
  • Click here for map of run/walk

Social Media Contest throughout the day:

  • Win prizes for your healthy choices with the Active Photo Hashtag Contest
  • Add Vanderbilt Rwc on Facebook or @VandyRec on Twitter.
  • Post pictures of yourself being active, eating right, or making other healthy choices. Tag the VRWC and hashtag #VandyFit2015 to be entered for a special drawing.


Thank You To Our Sponsors

• Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC) • Health Plus • Vanderbilt Heart Institute • Medical Center Dining Services • Children’s Hospital Dining Services • Campus Dining

Activities throughout the day have been created to inspire changes in eating, physical activity, or personal and environmental health.
Please check back for updates.

Contact Marilyn Holmes for more information