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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 is a series of presentations offered bi-monthly to nurture wellbeing to the Vanderbilt community. Topics range from gardening to financial management.


Fall Gardening and Composting
Thursday, August 10
12-1 pm

Join guest speaker Ryan Cooper, Irrigation Specialist for Vanderbilt University’s Grounds Department, as he presents tips for ensuring a successful fall garden along with composting techniques. Mr. Cooper is a past greenhouse manager for the research branch of the University of Maryland, speaker at master gardener state conferences, and excited to share his horticulture expertise.

 Feel free to bring your lunch; a light healthy salad will be available featuring fresh vegetables/fruits in season.   

The Life Phase Series is sponsored by the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center; it is open to the Vanderbilt community.

 For more information, contact Marilyn Holmes at or (615) 343-2638.


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!

Vandy Walks

Vandy Walks is a combined walking and lecture series brought to you by the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (VRWC) and Health Plus. Throughout the spring and summer months walks are offered featuring various aspects of the Vanderbilt University campus, such as its buildings and their architectural design, sculptures, and more. Find information on upcoming Vandy Walks. For additional information, contact VRWC walk leader Lori Cowan at

Contact Us:

Lynn Smith