Campus Recreation And Wellness

Eli Olken-Dann, M.A., Director of Campus Recreation & Wellness
Dan Hill, M.S., Fitness Center Director
Alena Costume, M.S., Wellness & ISR Coordinator
Michael Dickinson, M.S., Intramurals & Buc Kids Camp Coordinator

Landon Student Union, 112,

The Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness (CRW) is committed to offering high quality, recreation and wellness based programming for Barry students, faculty and staff. By providing the Barry community with well-rounded recreational activities, a safe environment, and a chance to incorporate movement and recreation into one's daily schedule, there truly is something for everyone in CRW! Our activities are a great way to meet new people, develop healthy behaviors, cultivate leadership abilities, and just have fun! CRW programs promote ideals like sportsmanship, teamwork, and community. CRW emphasizes awareness for a healthy lifestyle and works collaboratively with other departments and organizations at Barry to achieve that. Below are some key components of Campus Recreation & Wellness. The best part is they are FREE!!

Intramural sports: Provides students, faculty and staff opportunities for league and tournament play in sports such as flag football, softball, indoor and outdoor soccer, basketball, volleyball and dodge ball. All intramural sports leagues & tournaments are held on the Miami Shores campus. We offer different competition levels for our intramural sports leagues and no experience is necessary! Just grab some friends and sign-up!

Instructional Sport in Recreation classes: Are classes that students can take for credit! These classes are designed to enhance an individual's physical and emotional well-being. The classes range from strenuous (Body Sculpting, Zumba, Strength Training) to social (Aerobics, Spinning) to meditative (Yoga, Mind & Body, Pilates). This variety of offerings allows the Barry community to choose activities that cater to their personal health goals. Most of these classes are offered in the Miller Studio, a multi-purpose, indoor facility with wooden floors, mirrored walls, and a high quality sound and media center. Graduate Students and Faculty/Staff may drop into these classes after registering for FREE in the CRW office.

Sports Clubs: Give students an opportunity to participate in organized team sports at a competitive level. Sports clubs compete against teams from other schools outside of Barry University. Active clubs include Lacrosse, Cheer and Basketball. For more information stop by the Campus Recreation & Wellness office in Landon 112.  

BUC Kid’s Summer Camp: Offers a 6-week program for children ages 5-12.  This unique program incorporates recreation, academics, and social components like art and dance.  The staff is comprised of counselors and certified instructors to ensure a quality experience for its participants.  Reduced tuition is available for all members of the Barry community (Alumni, Staff, and Students).

Open Recreational Activities: Include nightly pick-up basketball and volleyball games in the HSC gymnasium. Use of the athletic fields for soccer, kickball and Lacrosse and Flag Football. Ping Pong is offered daily in the Landon Atrium and the varsity tennis complex gives students access to the courts. All participants are required to present a valid Barry ID for all CRW activities and equipment rentals.

Fitness Center: The Landon Student Union houses a newly renovated, state-of-the-art Fitness Center (second Floor) which serves as the showpiece for CRW. It provides an environment for individuals who want to concentrate on muscular development, flexibility training, strength enhancement, endurance, or even rehabilitation. One-on-one personal training is also available and the helpful, friendly staff can get you on the right track to maintaining a healthy lifestyle!

The Fitness Center features:

  • Over 20 cardiovascular machines (treadmills, elliptical, stair climbers, bikes, rowers).
  • An entire programming circuit of workout machines.
  • Multi-purpose workout racks.
  • A full complement of free weight equipment.
  • Certified and trained fitness supervisors on the floor at all times.
  • Orientation and assessment opportunities for users
  • Fully equipped locker rooms.
  • Televisions equipped with Cardio Theater

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