Both team and individual sports have been offered at Perry Wellness Center since its beginnings, as part of its focus on total mind-body wellness. The emphasis on team sports, in particular, also reflects founder Stuart Perry’s most comfortable teaching style – that of coach.
“I am all about physical activity for wellness,” Stuart explains. “It was a priority for me in high school and college, and I accused of becoming a ‘coach’ at different sites as activity increases. “
Stuart is also aware that research supports the use of competitive sport and coaching as a recovery tool for peers dealing with the effects of mental illness or substance abuse. Stuart notes that such activity improves both mental awareness and general physical health.
Some of the diverse physical activities on campus include tennis, horseshoes, volleyball, basketball, weight lifting, walking and running, and yoga. Whatever the activity, “Coach” Stuart is available to offer a helpful word or suggested strategy.
In the photo above, Stuart Perry interacts with players during a morning volleyball game at Perry Wellness Center.