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Welcome to the Wellness Center

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University of Denver, Colorado.

Courtesy Bill Timmerman

Spelman College became the second school to leave the NCAA in the past decade when it announced its departure in 2012. Although the decision was initially met with mixed reaction, president Tatum’s wellness revolution has picked up steam. The college is collaborating with Cannon Design and Menefee Architecture on a new 59,000 sq. ft. Fitness & Wellness Center to support the campus-wide initiative.

“We believe that Spelman’s Wellness Revolution will help our students realize their greatest potential and lifelong wellness, ultimately transforming the future health of black women and the communities they represent,” says president Tatum. “One of Spelman’s first steps in helping the Revolution take root is to modernize our existing fitness facility, Read Hall, built in 1950 for 500, with a new, state-of-the art facility to adequately serve our approximately 2,100 students and more than 600 faculty and staff members.”

University of Denver, Colorado.

Courtesy Bill Timmerman

The definition of wellness varies greatly across the country, but the underlying mission is often the same – to improve overall health and wellbeing. The University of Colorado Denver’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center was designed to foster a culture of sustainability, healthy lifestyles, and disease prevention. The facility is unique in its combination of a fitness center, a wellness clinic and research labs, a green roof with vegetable and herb gardens, a healthy bistro, a research and educational grocery lab, classrooms, and meeting rooms.

“We wanted this facility to be the beacon that makes the University of Colorado Denver campus, and our community and state, the epicenter for promoting wellness,” says James O. Hill, PhD, executive director of the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. “This whole center is devoted to making wellness an American core value.”

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