Wellness Institute

Sponsored by the Mueller Center and Rensselaer Union, 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. 

Wellness Wednesdays

Each month, we host a Wellness Wednesday that will feature a specific health and well-being topic. Featured events include Resolution Goals, Fresh Check Day, Benefits of Sleep, Heart Health, Stress Relief, Nutrition 101 and more. A variety of fitness classes are offered, as well as, cardio and weight-training tutorials, chair massages, art therapy, and healthy snacks. We encourage the campus community to join us in a day of health and wellness education and classes. 

Student Opportunities

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




The Wellness Institute strives to provide unified and integrated health and wellness programs and services for members of the campus community to maintain healthy and active lifestyles and to create a culture that places their health and wellness among the highest priorities.


Lauren Maneri, Assistant Director, Wellness Program | 518-276-4122 | manerl@rpi.edu



Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

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


Assistant Director of Recreation and Outdoor Programs

James Bradbury


Assistant Director of Intramurals 

Jennifer Wehner



Assistant Director of Wellness Programs

Lauren Maneri

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