Health and Wellness

Community Fitness & Wellness Partners  |  Helpful Health-Related Links  |  Creating a Balance

"Wellness must be a prerequisite to all else. Students cannot be intellectually proficient
if they are physically and psychologically unwell."

- Ernest Boyer

The term cura personalis, "care of the whole person," recognizes the unique gifts, challenges, needs, and possibilities of each member of the University community. The staff of the Quick Recreation Complex is here to assist members of the Fairfield University community in realizing their potential through care of their body, mind, and spirit.

Local Community & Wellness Partners

Anytime Fitness
1838 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT

The Edge Fitness Clubs
500 Kings Hwy Cutoff
Fairfield, CT

Planet Fitness - Fairfield (Black Rock Tpk)
111 Black Rock Turnpike
Fairfield, CT

Ozone Fitness Training Center
338 Commerce Dr
Fairfield, CT

The Gym at Southport Athletic
226 Old Post Rd
Southport, CT

Carabiner’s Indoor Climbing
85 Mill Plain Rd
Fairfield, CT 06824
(475) 282-8921

Cross Fit Performance
36 Mill Plain Rd # G
Fairfield, CT

CrossFit KMK
264 Fairchild Ave
Fairfield, CT

Orangetheory Fitness
525 Tunxis Hill Cut Off
Fairfield, CT 06825

Tri Fitness
1150 Post Rd.
Fairfield, CT 06824

The Bar Method
85 Mill Plain Rd, Ste U
Fairfield, CT

Zen Ride
869 Post Rd
Fairfield, CT

Yoga for Everybody
27 Unquowa Rd
Fairfield, CT

Physical Synergy
340 Post Rd
Fairfield, CT

Pure Barre Fairfield
1275 Post Rd
Fairfield, CT

Body Matrix
2179 Black Rock Tpke
Fairfield, CT

Momentum Fitness
1499 Post Rd, #1
Fairfield, CT

Fairfield Hot Yoga
85 Mill Plain Rd
Fairfield, CT


Helpful Health-Related Links

Creating a Balance

During your college experience, it is important to strive to maintain a balance of these important areas: Emotional, Mental, Environmental, and Physical.
  • Recognize when your emotions affect your body
  • Express your needs, feelings and opinions appropriately
  • Use humor to defuse negative thoughts or situations
  • Use journal writing to relieve stress and express your thoughts
  • Talk to a trusted friend or family member and vent
  • Give and receive lots of hugs
  • Be optimistic - believe in yourself and your abilities
  • If you are feeling overwhelmed, make an appointment with a professional healthcare provider


  • Find outlets that are intellectually stimulating
  • Engage in conversation with those around you
  • Expose yourself to books, magazines, and worldly events that are intriguing
  • Set and meet realistic goals academically, personally, and professionally
  • Take advantage of opportunities that may offer you different experiences
  • Decide on things that help you relax and do them
  • Relaxation techniques can help you momentarily escape from your day - try visualization, yoga, or meditation
  • Deep breathing can help the mind-body connection
  • Spoil yourself after completing a goal


  • Appreciate and respect the environment
  • Do your part to preserve and improve environmental conditions
  • Have a place that you can go to relax, chill out
  • Whether it's at home or work, have a welcoming space for you and others to feel comfortable in
  • Colors can be a great way to spice up an area - decide which ones light your fire!
  • Reduce noise and pollution such as secondhand smoke, etc.
  • Keep yourself and others safe - like buckling up


  • Get a physical exam
  • Be consistent with self-exams like BSE/TSE
  • For women: gynecological exam
  • Current immunizations
  • Regular exercising
  • Balanced meals
  • Dental and eye exams
  • Limit or avoid alcohol and tobacco
  • Get a massage to ease tired and worked muscles
  • Get a group of friends together and play a sport or do something active


  • Develop relationships where both parties feel good
  • Able to interact with others in public and private situations
  • Comfortable adapting to various social settings
  • Can stick to values and beliefs without being persuaded by peer pressure
  • Join clubs to expand your social network, it's a great way to not only get involved but to also meet new people that share your same interests
  • Read the newspaper - you will be amazed with all of the events happening on and off campus


  • Nourish yourself through personal beliefs, morals and/or religion
  • Feel connected with one's self and others
  • Find purpose in life
  • Find meaning in the little things you do everyday
  • Develop a philosophy of life that you want to live by