Wellness Institute

Healthy Living for the Body and Mind 

The Wellness Institute is a program that encourages and promotes a healthy lifestyle, both body and mind, as a valuable life skill to the Rensselaer community. The program is designed to be a campus-wide, collaborative effort promoting existing and new health and wellness initiatives. It is our hope that you will find us to be a campus resource for health and wellness information, and a support system to enhance your educational and life goals. 


Signature Events

Stress Relief Days

Each semester on the Reading Days, just before final exams, we host the Stress Relief Days program. This two day event includes fitness classes, chair massages, stress management tools and resources, healthy snacks and nutrition tips, and more. 

Semi-Annual Wellness Day

We encourage the campus community to join us in a day of health and wellness education and classes. A variety of fitness classes are offered, as well as, cardio and weight-training tutorials, chair massages, arts and crafts for stress relief, health and wellness information and much more.  


Student Opportunities

We strongly encourage students to contact the Wellness Institute with new program ideas, offer suggestions, and become part of wellness programming. If you would like to become a member of the Wellness Committee, please email Erika Lawson.


Monday, June 26th, 2017

About Campus Recreation, Fitness & Wellness

Rensselaer Union sponsors recreational opportunities for the Rensselaer community.

Operating Hours

Sunday: 9:00 am-12:00 am
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 am-12:00 am
Friday: 7:00 am-9:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Academic Break Hours of Operation

Robison Pool:

Mondays and Thursdays: 9-11am, 12pm-2pm and 8:30-10pm

Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 11am-2pm and 8:30-10pm

Fridays 9-11am, 12pm-2pm and 6:30-8:30pm

Saturdays 12-4pm

Sunday 12-8pm


**Times are subject to change

Contact Info

Visit the Mueller Center during regular operating hours or call us at (518)276-2874.

Director of the Mueller Center, Recreation and Club Sports

Steve Allard

Fitness Classes and General Information

Donna Sutton, Operations Specialist

John Nehrich, Program Coordinator


Strength and Conditioning

Rachel Jones, Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach


Outdoor Recreation Programs

James Bradbury, Asst. Director of Recreation and Outdoor Programs



Jennifer Wehner, Asst. Director, Intramurals & Recreation


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