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Elements of Wellness at Vanderbilt University


  Employee Health and Fitness Day Life Phase Series  |  Mind Body Wellness  


Employee Health and Fitness Day 


A day to encourage and support the Vanderbilt community in being physically active.


This is a great opportunity to enjoy free one day access to the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center (Rec).


Activities throughout the day will include:


  • Open swimming during pool hours in the Rec's fifteen lane pool

  • “Know Your Numbers” with Health Plus 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

  • Group fitness classes (check out the schedule at: )

  • A group walk at lunch (Meet at Eskind Library for the Walking Trails on Campus tour lead by Brad Awalt) Noon -1 p.m.

  • Healthy foods at a “Core Nutrition” with Health Plus  11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

  • Campus Dining Showcasing Their Healthy Foods Noon - 1 p.m.

  • Tours of the Rec 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

  • The Rec’s personal trainers will be available to answer your fitness questions Noon – 1 p.m. & 4 - 5 p.m.

  • Open bowling in the evening 4 -7 p.m.

  • A Healthy Cooking Class at 5 p.m. (presented by John Compton from the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society’s Rooted Community Health. Mr. Compton will cook vegetables not commonly used but included in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes. Samples and recipes for foods prepared will be available for all attendees.

  • Massage Therapy 5 - 7 p.m.

  • And more….. 


Make your plans now to enjoy Employee Health and Fitness Day activities.


Life Phase Series

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


Fall Gardening with Danny McKissack and Laura Barker
Tuesday September 17
4 - 5:30 PM
Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center - Teaching Kitchen
Join Danny McKissack and Laura Barker of Vanderbilt Plant Operations – Grounds Maintenance for Fall Gardening. Learn how to start cool weather vegetable and flower gardens, as well as receive information on seeds, transplanting, and growing recommendations. Make this fall gardening season the best ever using tips from an expert! Come dressed comfortably and casual; you will have a chance to plant cool weather vegetable and flowering plants.  
Why Everyone Needs Powers of Attorney and an Advance Directive
Barbara Moss Elder Law of Nashville, PLC
Tuesday, October 10
12-1 PM
415 Light Hall
Barbara Moss, the founder of Elder Law of Nashville, has been practicing law in Nashville for more than 30 years. She focuses her practice on elder law, conservatorships, probate, estate planning, Medicare and Medicaid.



Mind Body Wellness

The mind-body connection is a well-researched topic that points to the relationship between mental and physical health. The Vanderbilt Recreation & Wellness Center (Rec) offers several group fitness classes to cultivate this aspect of wellness, including:

Click here for the Group Fitness Calendar with class description, days & times. 

  • Yoga
    • Intro to Yoga
    • Yoga
    • Gentle Yoga
    • Hatha Yoga
    • Vinyasa Yoga
    • Ashtanga Yoga
    • Iyengar Yoga
    • Yoga Bands and Roller
  • Meditation
  • Beginner Meditation