Campus Recreation And Wellness

Mark Stevenson, M.S., Director
Alena Costume, M.P.H., Coordinator, Health Promotion and Wellness
Dan Hill, M.A., Coordinator, Fitness Center and Programs
Amanda Traynor, Coordinator, Intramurals and Club Sports

Landon Student Union, 112
305-899-4776
Email: campusrec@barry.edu
Web address: https://www.barry.edu/recreation-wellness/

The Department of Campus Recreation & Wellness (CRW)

Housed within the Division of Mission and Student Engagement, the Department of Campus Recreation and Wellness (CRW) provides the entire Barry University community with the opportunity to participate in a variety of formal and informal activities that promote the development of active lifetime patterns for health maintenance, weight management, stress reduction, chronic disease prevention, and long-term well-being.  Our activities encompass team sports, individual and dual sports, wellness/fitness, as well as competitive and noncompetitive activities.  In addition to the obvious benefits of physical fitness, participants will also improve their skills, acquire new and lifelong leisure time skills, and gain social and ethical qualities (cooperation, trust, regard for others, etc.) from our programs.  Programs support an integrated body, mind, and spirit approach that rounds out the total campus experience for students by providing healthy and active alternatives for out-of-class leisure hours, as well as opportunities for faculty and staff to engage in exercise and wellness activities.”  And the best part of it all, is that all of our programs are FREE!!

Intramural sports provide opportunities for perennial favorites such as flag football, softball, soccer, basketball, ping-pong, volleyball, and dodgeball amongst a few other. All intramural sports are held on the Miami Shores campus. Sports are broken up into recreational and competitive division, so no experience is necessary.  Just grab some friends and sign-up! www.imleagues.com/barry

Sport club offerings give students an opportunity to participate in organized sport activities which are separate from Barry's NCAA-monitored intercollegiate programs.  Active clubs include Cheer and Basketball. For more information stop by the Campus Recreation & Wellness office in Landon 112. 

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. 

The Fitness Center:

The Landon Student Union houses a Fitness Center which serves as the showpiece for CRW and is available for all members of the Barry University community to use. It provides an environment for individuals who want to concentrate on muscular development, flexibility training, power enhancement, endurance building, or even rehabilitative therapy. This facility gives CRW increased programming flexibility and options, improves campus health awareness, and provides a great benefit to the Barry University community. We also provide one-on-one personal training sessions.

Some features include:

  • Over 20 cardiovascular machines (treadmills, elliptical, stair climbers, bikes, rowers).
  • An entire programming circuit of Cybex 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 throughout the fitness center.

Health Promotion and Wellness:

“Be Well. Be Fit. Be U. BarryUWIN!!”

ISR (Instructional activities in Sport & Recreation) are sport, fitness, and wellness classes that undergraduate students may take for either 1 or 2 credits.  Faculty, staff, and graduate students may drop into any ISR class for free, except sport-specific classes.  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. 

Collaborates with the Barry University student, faculty, and staff to promote healthy campus environment, enhance student well-being and mindfulness, and foster student empowerment to achieve optimal health and academic success through eight strategic areas.

We believe that health and wellness is more than just healthy eating and exercise. We utilize the eight dimensions of wellness under SAMHSA model to inform our approach physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, environmental, occupational, financial, and social wellness.

Key Programs Includes:

  • Student Annual Wellness Fair
  • Sexual Health Awareness- “Let’s Taco bout Sex”
  • Wellness Expo Collaboration
  • Marijuana and Vape Awareness “Munchie with MJ”
  • Financial Wellness Seminar
  • Nutrition Workshop
  • DeStress Fest
  • Safe Spring Break

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