Wellness at the Health and Recreation Center

Health and wellness is an important component to overall personal and professional success. Wellness is not merely the absence of illness or distress – wellness is striving for positive physical, mental and social well-being.

Wellness is an iterative and lifelong process, which consists of making decisions that support a more balanced life. In turn, creating a more balanced life enables you to maximize your potential. While physical health is an important component to overall wellness, there are several other dimensions that contribute to an individual’s well-being:

  • Emotional wellness
  • Intellectual wellness
  • Social wellness
  • Spiritual wellness
  • Environmental wellness
  • Occupational wellness
  • Financial wellness
  • Physical wellness

Here at the Health and Recreation Center we are committed to ensuring that Harper students and employees have a variety of wellness resources, programs, and support that will impact their lives at Harper and beyond. Want to learn more about wellness? Visit the Harper Wellness page.

Free For All Fridays at the Health and Recreation Center

Tuesday, August 27,  6 pm (Free for all)

Community Bicycle Ride (Bike rack at the Health and Recreation Center)

Do you like to bicycle for fun? Are you new to bicycling? Want to meet some new folks? Join us for a free hour-long community bike ride at a very moderate pace. Meet at the bike rack in front of the main entrance of the Harper College Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center (Building M) at 6 p.m., Wednesday, August 27. Bring your bike and a helmet (required).  Add to calendar.

Afterwards, meet back at the Health and Recreation Center for light refreshments.

*All classes or activities listed above are free. Attendees must be 18+ years of age or older with a valid ID

Contact Us

Beth Ripperger, MA
Manager, Employee and Student Wellness
William Rainey Harper College
Foglia Foundation Health and Recreation Center, M2409
1200 Algonquin Rd. | Palatine, IL 60067
847.925.6963 (phone) | eripperg@harpercollege.edu | she/her/ella
Website: https://www.harpercollege.edu/wellness