JAX RecWellCampus Recreation and Wellness

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JAX RecWellWho We Are

Campus Recreation & Wellness exists to provide competitive, recreational, leadership, and instructional opportunities in an inclusive environment, aimed at promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. JAX RecWell develops leaders through participation and student employment.

Jax RecWellChallenge Course

"The challenge course was super exciting and very fun it was a great way to get to know more about my co-workers and be able to test ourselves in a really fun environment."

The Jacksonville University Challenge Course is an outdoor learning classroom that allows all participants to work on leadership, teamwork and communication skills.

All challenge courses are facilitated by Jax RecWell staff members, they will run through several activities in the River House and then they will come out to the Outdoor Learning Classroom where we will go through eight different elements of the Challenge Course.

The Challenge Course is open to all faculty, staff and students.

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Challenge Course

JAX RecWell Challenge Course Video Transcript

The Jacksonville University Challenge Course is an outdoor learning classroom that allows all participants to work on leadership, teamwork and communication skills.

The Challenge Course is open to all faculty, staff and students.

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The challenge course is an Outdoor Learning Classroom that focuses on building teamwork growth communication, just getting to know the people that you're out here with.

There are many environments that people thrive and learn in and one of those environments is the outdoors, so we have an opportunity for students and groups and people to come out here and get to know each other better and find that unity within their group.

All challenge courses are facilitated by Jax RecWell staff members, they will run through several activities in the River House and then they will come out to the Outdoor Learning Classroom where we will go through eight different elements of the Challenge Course.

The different challenge course elements that we have out here we have zigzag which is a puzzle to try to balance and get from one end to the other.

We have Mohawk iron workers walk which is balancing and getting from one pole to another pole on a cable with different stipulations and variations on there.

We have telephone pole shuffle which involves balancing and getting from one place to another.

We have spider web which you have to use teamwork to get from one side to the other through different nets.

We have whale Wash where you have to balance like on a teeter totter and then we have "islands" which is also similar to zigzag where you have to get from one place to the other um but it is a puzzle in itself!

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"The challenge course was super exciting and very fun it was a great way to get to know more about my co-workers and be able to test ourselves in a really fun environment."

"I thought it was a lot of fun to get to know my co-workers better and also it's a good exercise. You're out in the sun, you're out and about, it's better than sitting in your dorm room playing video games all day!

The challenge course is free to all faculty staff and students. It's a great way for all organizations, different student organizations, Athletics teams, employee groups to really work on their unity together and just have a good time out here on the Challenge Course.

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JAX RecWell9 Dimensions of Wellness

The Campus Recreation and Wellness department, located on the second floor of the Davis Student Commons, is guided by the 9 Dimensions of Wellness. These include:

  • Social Wellness
  • Physical Wellness
  • Intellectual Wellness
  • Professional Wellness
  • Emotional Wellness
  • Financial Wellness
  • Spiritual Wellness
  • Cultural Wellness
  • Environmental Wellness
Social Wellness

Social Wellness

Physical Wellness

Physical Wellness

Intellectual Wellness

Intellectual Wellness

Cultural Wellness

Cultural Wellness

Emotional Wellness

Emotional Wellness

Financial Wellness

Financial Wellness

Professional Wellness

Professional Wellness

Spiritual Wellness

Spiritual Wellness

Environmental Wellness

Environmental Wellness

The Challenge Course

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The Jacksonville University Challenge Course is an outdoor learning classroom that allows all participants to work on leadership, teamwork and communication skills.

The Challenge Course is open to all faculty, staff and students. If you are interested, make a Challenge Course Reservation using the link below:

Fitness Center

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Located at Davis Student Commons

Our newly redesigned Nimnicht Fitness Center offers a wide variety of group exercise classes, including yoga, zumba, boot camp, and indoor cycling, in addition to all of our state-of-the-art exercise machines available for personal use. Our friendly staff is always there to help meet individual goals. Both students and faculty enjoy free access to this upgraded facility featuring beautiful views of our campus--an inviting atmosphere for both physical and mental wellness.

Facilities

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  • Nimnicht Fitness Center - 1st floor Davis Student Commons
  • Buccaneer Room/Esports Lounge
  • Usen Auditorium
  • Ross Theatre
  • Commons A
  • Aerobics Room
  • Cycling Room
  • Lonnie Wurn Pool
  • River House
  • Cantina Rio
  • Davis Student Commons
  • Recreation Fields
  • Marine Center

...and much more!

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Important Links

Challenge Course Reservation

Facility Reservation

Recreation Equipment Request

Student Employment


Hours of Operation

Buccaneer Room/Esports Gaming Lounge

Monday - Friday  10:00 am - 10:00 pm  | Saturday - Sunday  10:00 am - 8:00 pm 

Nimnicht Fitness Center

Monday - Friday  6:30 am - 10:00 pm  |  Saturday - Sunday  10:00 am - 8:00 pm 

River House

Monday - Friday  9:00 am - 9:00 pm | Saturday - Sunday  Events Only

Cantina Rio

Monday - Friday   11:00 am - 10:00 pm  |  Saturday - Sunday   5:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

Contact Information Campus Recreation and Wellness

Davis Commons Building
Jacksonville University
2800 University Blvd N
Jacksonville, FL 32211

Phone: (904) 256-7548
Email: jaxrecwell@dayoushengwu.net

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