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Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center

Wellness Center

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Wellness Center

Located on the first floor of the VRWC, the Wellness Center advocates a comprehensive approach to achieving a healthier lifestyle based on eight major categories of wellness. Through our programs and outreach, we seek to empower the Vanderbilt community to continually explore multiple dimensions of health and wellness and have fun doing it.

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Wellness Wheel


 Know Your Wellness Wheel

The wellness wheel is a visual guide to better understand the eight dimensions or areas of an individuals life that make up their overall health. 




Spring 2017 Wellness Programs:

Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Dance Classes

We’re going to cha-cha, rumba, slide and swing this spring and we’re inviting you!

Private lessons available!
Salsa, Swing, and more!
$45/hour (1-2 people)
Open to VRWC members and non-members

Contact Instructor Jeff Mackie for more information:, 615-545-3057

Life Phase SeriesLife Phase Series are presentations offered bi-monthly on a variety of topics to support wellbeing to the Vanderbilt community. Topics range from gardening to financial management.


Yoga on the Lawn
Thursday, April 13
Library Lawn
(In the event of rain, join in the 11:30AM Vinyasa Yoga class in S5 at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center)

Join Lori Cowan, Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center Group Fitness Coordinator, for a 45 minute outdoor yoga class that will rejuvenate and de-stress you while providing opportunity for you to enjoy spring weather in Tennessee. Class equipment will be provided.

Lori is yoga certified and has over 20 years of teaching and management in the group fitness industry. She is sure to inspire you with her passion for group exercise. Wear comfortable clothing, and come for part or all of the class.

This event is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center and open to the Vanderbilt community.

Ready-Made Bulletin Boards

Fun, informational, interactive materials pre-made for your residence hall or organization. All supplies included. Materials cover a 3×4 bulletin board. Ready for pickup in as little as one week. Order yours today!

Walking Wednesday

The VRWC group fitness coordinator, Lori Cowan, leads a walk for 8 weeks every spring and fall on Wednesdays around the Vanderbilt University campus for 30 minutes. Meet at Eskind Library to do a few stretches before the walk.

Upcoming Walking Wednesday events:
Check back for updates in Spring 2017!


Contact Us:

Jennifer Ray