Gannon University’s Recreation and Wellness Center was certainly the place to be last week for the 13th Annual Wellness Fair.

This year, Good for U has been working toward creating a culture of wellness at Gannon by providing students, as well as faculty and staff, with many opportunities to embrace each dimension of their well-being.

To celebrate this journey of wellness, Gannon’s Recreation and Wellness Center invited the community to “Navigate Your Wellness” at “Destination Wellness” — the 13th Annual Wellness Fair. Did you have the opportunity to take advantage of the great attractions, free food, prizes and rest stops offered along the way as you navigated your wellness?

If not, here’s what you missed.

This year, the local community was encouraged to “Map Out” their wellness through a variety of new and exciting stations and activities offered during this all-day celebration.

Obstacle Course

Obstacle Course

Participants had the opportunity to test their skills on an obstacle course inspired by ninja warriors, be a surgeon for the day in a new state-of-the-art surgery simulator, take pictures with their friends in the fan photo booth and express themselves by creating a scrapbook or painting, among other activities focused on nurturing each aspect of your well-being.

Painting Station

Painting Station

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Therapy dogs from Therapy Dogs United


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Industrial Engineering Robot and Surgery Simulator

That wasn’t all though. In between these interactive activities, everyone was encouraged to take a rest stop along their journey to wellness and enjoy therapy dogs, minute massages, a potpourri bar, adjustments by Iadeluca Chiropractic Center, 15 minute meditations, Praise in the Park and more.

Free food was also offered throughout the day, including a pasta dinner courtesy of Teresa’s Deli, and one lucky winner received a $500 gift card to Lake Country Bikes. There was truly something for everyone at the fair.

Even though the celebration has ended, the journey to wellness at Gannon doesn’t stop.

Follow Gannon’s Recreation and Wellness Center on Twitter @GannonRWC, Facebook @GannonUniversityRWC and Instagram @gannon.rwc for more updates on initiatives available for you to further embrace your well-being here at Gannon.

(BONUS: Check out the #DestinationWellnessFair photo album on Facebook!)

-contributed by David Russo