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Fitness at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center


Facility Announcements 

Vandy Rec Fall Fitness Challenges – Registration begins October 5

Fitness challenges are a great way to try something new, set a personal training goal, challenge yourself and stay motivated to do some type of daily exercise.

Complete 2 out of 5 of the weekly challenges and receive a free t-shirt

Complete all 5 of the weekly challenges and receive a Vandy Rec draw-string bag, water bottle and sweat towel


Set your Goal and Stay Motivated - Register Now for the weekly Fitness Challenges!


Weekly Challenges:

October 12 – 17:  Jumping Jacks Challenge 50/day

Complete 50 jumping jacks on 6 consecutive days and submit tracking sheet October 18


October 19 – 24:  Push Up Challenge 25/day

Complete 25 push-ups (any style) on 6 consecutive days and submit tracking sheet October 25


October 26 – 31:  Air Squat Challenge 50/day

Complete 50 body weight squats on 6 consecutive days and submit tracking sheet November 1


November 2- 6: Plank Challenge One minute/day

Hold a plank position for 1 minute on 6 consecutive days and submit tracking sheet November 7


November 9 – 14: Burpee Challenge 25/day

Complete 25 burpees on 6 consecutive days and submit tracking sheet November 14


Vandy Rec Run/Walk Challenge

Run 15 miles or Walk 10 miles/week for 5 weeks

Program starts October 5, 2020 and ends on November 8, 2020

Registration Sept 25 – Oct 6

Participants who walk/run 10/15 miles each week will receive a T-shirt

Participants must comply with all Vanderbilt University health protocols

Register Now!



The Rec offers a variety of special events, clinics, group fitness classes, and personal training to help achieve a range of fitness goals.

The 1st-floor fitness area is a 14,000 square foot facility with a variety of cardiovascular equipment, selectorized machines, TRX training area, motion cage, Olympic lifting platforms, and free weights. Classes and clinics are held in the Fitness Center or in Rec classrooms to help members optimize their workout.

The 2nd-floor cardio loft is a 4,500 square foot space overlooking Vanderbilt athletic fields. This is another space with a wide range of cardiovascular equipment, stretching mats, expresso bikes, and a selectorized line for Life Fitness. Our fitness attendants are available during operational hours to answer any questions regarding facilities, equipment, and other customer service needs.

  Equipment | BiometricsVandy Walks | Technical Boxing


  • TRX Suspension Training Straps
  • UMAXX Dumbbells and Straight Bar Set
  • Selectorized machines from Cybex, Star Trac, and Life Fitness.
  • Motion Cage
  • Legend Olympic Platforms
  • Airdyne Bikes, Concept 2 Rowers
  • Cardiovascular Equipment from Precor, Cybex, True, and Expresso


Biometric screenings are available for Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center members* by appointment and include height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, and/or percent body fat. For an appointment contact:

Marilyn Holmes at (615) 343-2638 or

*Vanderbilt University and Medical Center faculty/staff should have their biometrics through Health Plus located in the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.

Vandy Walks


Vandy Walks is a combined walking and lecture series brought to you by The Rec and Health Plus. Walks are offered May  -  October featuring various aspects of the Vanderbilt University campus. 


Walks are 12 Noon– 1 p.m. and begin at Rand Terrace


 Technical Boxing

This is a 5 week non-contact class that teaches the fundamental skills that every boxer needs.   You will learn how to master punches, blocks, and combos and move like a boxer.  The class is taught by USA Boxing Coach and certified personal trainer Tramaine Crook.
 Registration is required at Space is limited to 25 participants. Class attendees should come prepared with boxing gloves and hand wraps.