The Bowers Center for Sports, Fitness and Well-Being

Upcoming Events

Other Events and Information


New Bowers Center Policies

Starting Monday, April 5, the Bowers Center Fitness Center capacity will increase to 75%. We will also reintroduce lockers and equipment check out. For more information visit the main Bowers Center page.

Get Out and Hike!

Hiking has many health benefits, from physical to emotional and mental. Lancaster County is home to tons of hiking trails! Visit one of these four hiking trails that are all less than 8 miles from campus!

Etown RecWell YouTube Channel

Check out our new EtownRecWell YouTube Channel, where we will be posting fun and interactive videos such as quick, inexpensive cooking demonstration and workouts you can do at home!

  • Pantry Vegetable Soup - Find the recipe here!
  • Scrambled Egg Breakfast Muffins - Find the recipe here!
  • Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas - Find the recipe here!
  • Baked Banana & Chocolate Chip Oatmeal - Find the recipe here!
  • Chickpea Salad - Find the recipe here!
  • Healthy Crispy Chick - Find the recipe here!
  • Protein Bites - Find the recipe here!
  • Cooking with the J's: Healthy Recipes for the Mind and Body post-session information
  • Pre and Post Run Stretches
  • Audio Running Class
  • Ab Workouts
  • Upper Body Workouts
  • Lower Body Workouts
  • Spin classes
  • ...and more!


Coping through COVID-19

To support the students and employees of Elizabethtown College during this stressful time, the Office of Campus Recreation and Well-Being has put together a list of links that covers topics like "how to work from home" to "what to do with all this free time".  We hope this information is useful to you during this time!  If you have anything to add, please let us know!

Students - Improving your Academic Success

  • Tutoring with the Learning Zone! - The Learning Zone will be operating remotely.  Use Zoom to schedule one-on-one academic and writing tutoring sessions.  Email Tammie Longsdorf ( or Rick Fellinger ( to schedule your session!  Academic Coaching is also available!  Contact Tammie Longsdorf to help with your academic game plan and online strategies!
  • How to be successful at online classes: 8 tips for online class success by Northeastern University
  • Apps - 12 free apps every student should have
  • Practice a Foreign Language - Babble
  • Lean into your top 5 strengths and be intentional about using your strengths to be successful - Clifton Strengths
  • Learn more about your personality and why you are the way you are - The Enneagram Personality Test
  • Knowing the symptoms and coping with "cabin fever" by

Parents - Keeping your Kids Engaged

How to Work from Home

How to Deal with Stress and Anxiety

How to Exercise at Home

How to Intentionally Pass the Time

How to Have Fun

How to Keep Wellness a Priority

  • Eat well!
  • Drink enough water!
  • Workout at home - see links above
  • Stick to a schedule
  • Practice Mindfulness - see link above
  • Meditation with Dr. Jeffery Long - use these helpful resources about meditation from Etown's High Library
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