We want to encourage the Virginia Tech community to continue the lunch time walking tradition with the Walking Loop Meet-ups. While these walking loops will not always be led by the Hokie Wellness team, we hope they can encourage everyone to meet up and get a little exercise in during their lunch breaks! During inclement weather, the group can meet in Cassell Coliseum – which will continue to be our inclement weather location. Those who wish to participate should plan on meeting at the designated location around noon. Check out the Virginia Tech Walking Trails Map for more information about the available loops.

Hokie Wellness invites Virginia Tech community to join the American Heart Association in celebrating National Walking Day on the first Wednesday in April.  It is a day challenge to the Hokie community to get heart healthy and fit.

Physical inactivity is huge national problem. The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week for adults and 60 minutes per day for children and adolescents. Many Hokies don’t meet that standard, and it means there is a greater risk for heart disease, stroke and other blood vessel diseases. So don’t take it sitting down.

On National Walking Day, join millions of Americans as they pledge to live a healthier lifestyle and get physically active. Here is how to join in the celebration:

  • Don’t forget to mark the calendar for 12:15 p.m. on National Walking Day to join Hokie Wellness and meet outside at the North End Center or McComas Hall for a 30-minute walk around campus.
  • Show support and wear sneakers to school or work on National Walking Day.
  • If wearing your sneakers, take a 30-minute walk on National Walking Day — and keep it up! Start a habit of daily walking at school, work or home.

Visit StartWalkingNow.org and use the American Heart Association’s free tips, tools and trackers to stay motivated.

Recreational Sports

Whether you are a novice, intermediate, or advanced exerciser,Recreational Sports has something for you. The department offers two recreational facilities, outdoor sport fields and tennis courts, intramural sports, group exercise classes, personal training, fitness assessments, sport clubs, and a variety of special events. Swim and gymnastics lessons are also available for children of all ages.

War Memorial Hall is currently free to employees.

McComas Hall is open to employees who purchase a McComas Hall membership online

Not sure if a McComas Hall membership is for you?

Interested employees may schedule a tour of the recreational facility and receive a free seven day trial membership. Please contact the Department of Recreational Sports at recsports@vt.edu.

Breakzone

BreakZONE is Virginia Tech’s home of billiards, bowling, and table tennis. BreakZONE’s relaxing environment offers a way to spend some time with friends or family.

They provide various tournaments and contests to compete and win prizes and also have special nights for cosmic and moonlight bowling at affordable prices.

BreakZONE hosts events, so check out their great reservation deals. From Virginia Tech students and faculty to guests and alumni, anyone is welcome to come.

Venture Out

Venture Out provides fun, safe, and educational outdoor services to the students, employees and the community of Blacksburg. They specialize in exciting outdoor adventures, quality rental gear at unbeatable rates, and valuable resources to help plan the perfect adventure.

Venture Out offers extensive outdoor resources on local, regional, and national recreation opportunities. They have a variety of brochures and books on hiking, backpacking, and camping in the New River Valley including information on all of the Virginia State Parks and National Forest. Venture Out's knowledgeable staff provides personal advice to help with your next adventure.

Campus Bike Trails

  • Blacksburg central campus routes

Walking/Running Loops

Other Trail Options

Northern Virginia Trail Options:

MAYO Clinic offers a series of videos that illustrate ways to exercise and stretch at your desk.

Video: Forearm stretches for the office

Working on a computer all day can cause soreness in your forearms, wrists and hands. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try simple forearm stretches and wrist stretches throughout the day.

Video: Neck stretches for the office

Standing for long periods of time or sitting at a desk all day can take a toll on your neck. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try simple neck stretches throughout the day.

Video: Seated stretches for the office

Standing or sitting for long periods of time can cause soreness in areas of the upper body. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try these simple stretches.

Video: Standing stretches for the office

Standing or sitting for long periods of time can cause soreness in areas of the upper body. To prevent or reduce stiffness and pain, try these simple stretches.


Hokie Wellness Locations

195 McComas Hall (0140)
895 Washington Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Satellite Office
North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318)
300 Turner St., NW
Blacksburg, VA 24061


Phone Numbers

Employees: 540-231-8878
Students: 540-231-2233


hokiewellness@vt.edu