Physical Wellness Events

Physical wellness involves exercise, nutrition, sleeping, managing stress, receiving preventive medical and dental care while avoiding unhealthy habits.

VCU Group Exercise Program
Everyday, 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Cary Street Gym or MCV Recreation & Aquatic Center
VCU Rec Sports offers a wide variety of classes to help you reach your fitness goals. Group Exercise Classes are available FREE of charge to VCU students with a valid VCUCard, and Recreational Sports members. All classes include warm-up, muscle-specific stretches, isolation work and cool-down.

Yards for Yeardly Kick Off Event
8/20,1:00 - 3:00 PM
Commons Plaza
Event to let students know about Yards for Yeardly, there will be a stretch of yards across the plaza that students can walk to earn a wristband

OAP Backpacking Weekend
9/3, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
VCU OAP Outing Rental Center (130 South Linden Street, Richmond, VA)
Backpacking weekend extending from September 3rd-4th. Backpacking/camping in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

USMS Drop-In
9/7, 6:45 AM - 8:00 AM
CSG Aquatic Center
USMS is a fitness swim program for all swimmers. We offer 9 practices a week, at varied times and at both CSG and MCV Aquatic Centers. Student: $3

Belay Clinics
9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary St Gym Climbing Wall
Come learn the basics of climbing. Learn how to belay a partner and tie in yourself.

Day Beach SUP Trip
9/10, 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
VCU OAP Outing Rental Center (130 South Linden Street, Richmond, VA)
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has been gaining popularity and opening up new opportunities for surfers, fishermen and recreational paddlers around the world. Join our knowledgeable instructors as we head to the river and learn the basics of stability, balance and maneuvering. Discover for yourself why this fun and exciting sport is taking off. Be sure to pack a lunch, as food is not included. Cost: Student: $10, Member: $15

Day Hike
9/11, 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
VCU OAP Outing Rental Center (130 South Linden Street, Richmond, VA)
Join us for a fall hike in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. September is a great time of year to see the many colors and types of wildflowers that this area has to offer. Be sure to pack a lunch, as food is not included. Cost: Student: $10, Member: $15

VCU Group Exercise Program
9/12, 8:05 PM - 9:00 PM
CSG Aquatic Center
This Intermediate/Advanced class is for participants who want to build upon their swimming skills and improve their stroke technique.

Day Sea Kayak Trip
9/17, 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
VCU OAP Outing Rental Center (130 South Linden Street, Richmond, VA)
Spend the day learning the basics of sea kayaking while making new friends! We will check out beaches, paddle through wetlands, and hopefully see some amazing wildlife as we make our way down the islands of the coast! Cost: Student: $22 Member: $27

Mountain Bike Adventure
9/17,8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
VCU OAP Outing Rental Center (130 South Linden Street, Richmond, VA)
Come ride the trails with the OAP. We will head to the woods to enjoying some fun single track and experience the trail in a totally different way . No previous mountain bike experience is required. Be sure to pack a lunch, as food is not included. Cost: Student: $10, Member: $15

Day Whitewater Rafting
9/18, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
VCU OAP Outdoor Adventure Program (130 South Linden Street, Richmond, VA)
Come enjoy the greatest urban whitewater in the country on the mighty James River! Only steps away from downtown Richmond, this is an excellent day trip for beginners as well as seasoned rafters. Come enjoy the excitement of urban whitewater and the serenity of local wildlife. Cost: Student: $22 Member: $27

(New River Gorge Climbing Weekend
9/24-9/25, 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
VCU OAP Outing Rental Center (130 South Linden Street, Richmond, VA)
This trip promises to be fun and challenging for everyone. Enjoy a beautiful weekend climbing rocky crags away from the city in one of the most famous climbing areas in North America. OAP trip leaders will teach you basic climbing techniques, equipment usage and belaying techniques in a safe and trusting environment. This rock climbing/camping adventure is designed for climbers of all abilities and will help you gain confidence in your skills. Price includes food, transportation, equipment and guides. Cost: Student: $44, Member: $50

Day SUP Trip
9/24, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
VCU OAP Outing Rental Center (130 South Linden Street, Richmond, VA)
Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) has been gaining popularity and opening up new opportunities for surfers, fishermen and recreational paddlers around the world. Join our knowledgeable instructors as we head to the river and learn the basics of stability, balance and maneuvering. Discover for yourself why this fun and exciting sport is taking off. Be sure to pack a lunch, as food is not included. Cost: Student: $10, Member: $15

Day Mountain Bike Ride
9/25, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
VCU OAP Outing Rental Center (130 South Linden Street, Richmond, VA)
Come ride the trails with the OAP. We will head to the woods to enjoying some fun single track and experience the trail in a totally different way . No previous mountain bike experience is required. Be sure to pack a lunch, as food is not included. Cost: Student: $10, Member: $15

Brain Food
9/28, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The Honors College, 1st Floor Lobby
Providing students will healthy snacks to start their day

Climbing Belay Clinics
9/29, 10/6, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Cary St Gym Climbing Wall
Come learn basics of climbing and how to belay your partner.

Day Cave Trip
10/1, 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
VCU OAP Outing Rental Center (130 South Linden Street, Richmond, VA)
Join us for an exciting day below the surface of the earth. Fall is a wonderful time to enjoy the experience of caving! While it is hot outside, caves remain a constant 55 degrees Fahrenheit. We will be traveling to western Virginia to explore the vast caverns beneath us and learn about cave formations first-hand from our experienced leaders. Cost: Student: $22, Member: $27

Day Hike Trip
10/1, 6:00 AM - 8:00 PM
VCU OAP Outing Rental Center (130 South Linden Street, Richmond, VA)
Join us for a fall hike in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains. October is a great time of year to see the many colors and types of wildflowers that this area has to offer. Be sure to pack a lunch, as food is not included. Cost: Student: $10, Member: $15

Day Whitewater Rafting Trip
10/2, 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
VCU OAP Outing Rental Center (130 South Linden Street, Richmond, VA)
Come enjoy the greatest urban whitewater in the country on the mighty James River! Only steps away from downtown Richmond, this is an excellent day trip for beginners as well as seasoned rafters. Come enjoy the excitement of urban whitewater and the serenity of local wildlife. Cost: Student: $22 Member: $27