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About the Wellness Blog

Welcome to Camosun’s Student Wellness and Fitness Blog! This blog is hosted by your Fitness and Recreation Department. Our purpose for creating this blog is to support your learning and overall wellbeing. We want your experience at Camosun College to be a happy and productive one.

We recognize that you and your fellow students are the experts on the type of stresses and concerns you are feeling. For that reason we have recruited Camosun students to provide input and to write the articles whenever possible.

Currently Theresa Wanninger is our Recreation and Wellness Ambassador. Theresa welcomes your feedback and if you want to play an active role in our blog, please let her know at

Theresa Wanninger

Recreation and Wellness Ambassador

About Theresa

Welcome back to the Wellness and Fitness Blog!

Before starting this new semester, I want to take a moment and acknowledge that we are located on the traditional territories of the Lkwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

My name is Theresa Wanninger and I am the new Recreation and Wellness Ambassador at Camosun College. I am a leadership studies graduate student at the University of Victoria, focusing on adult education and community engagement. Four years ago, I came to Camosun as a German exchange student and I am deeply grateful to be back to live, work and study on this beautiful land.

We want your experience at Camosun College to be a happy and productive one. Therefore, it is my vision to create a wellness community where students are empowered to be their best selves. This is not limited to promoting exercise and healthy nutrition, but also stresses the importance of connections, community, and self-care. I want this community to be one based on the values of empathy, care and respect.

Stay tuned for upcoming activities such as the mental health & wellbeing week, sustainability day, smudging rituals, and a Halloween themed crafternoon. I am looking forward to meeting you all and being a part of the Camosun family.

We want to work with you and make your days at Camosun inclusive, fun and exciting. If you want to be a part of our community, are passionate about mental health and wellness, or have any feedback and suggestions, please feel free to contact me.

Check out our Facebook page and keep your eye open for our free fun on campus activities!

Latest blog posts

New year’s resolutions and how to keep them

December 24, 2018 - 10:05 am • Fitness and Recreation • Camosun Staff

New year’s resolutions and how to keep them

Finals are over, and we are all trying to figure out what to do on New Year’s Eve. 2018 is almost over and I feel ready for the new year, new challenges, new beginnings, and new resolutions.

Creative gift wrapping for the holiday season

December 21, 2018 - 1:59 pm • Fitness and Recreation • Theresa Wanninger

Creative gift wrapping for the holiday season

Have you started Christmas shopping yet? I am one of those people who start very early but somehow, I still end up running downtown for last minute gifts on the weekend before Christmas. Buying and giving presents to my friends and family brings me so much joy in the festive season.

Self-Efficacy and You

December 18, 2018 - 9:41 am • Fitness and Recreation • Theresa Wanninger

Self-Efficacy and You

What is self-efficacy? It is commonly defined as the belief in one’s capabilities to achieve a goal or an outcome. Self-efficacy can have a positive influence on any number of parts in your life. From finishing a race, to academics and just every day accomplishments. Believing that you can, and having confidence in your abilities, can make all the difference.

Holiday Hiccup – How to Avoid Overindulging!

December 14, 2018 - 4:18 pm • Fitness and Recreation • Theresa Wanninger

Holiday Hiccup – How to Avoid Overindulging!

Worried about over indulging during the holidays? Me too! I’m very good at going to every holiday party and nibbling from every snack table! I think to myself, oh I’ll just a few chips and a cookie and that will be fine! But… then I do that about five times! By the end of the holiday season I won’t say that I’ve really gained weight, but things have redistributed around the mid-section!

Boost Your Brain Before it Blows!

December 12, 2018 - 8:50 am • Fitness and Recreation • Theresa Wanninger

Boost Your Brain Before it Blows!

With exam season fast approaching, we need to prepare our brains for all that extra work! Do you ever find yourself trying to cram as much into your head as possible for an exam? Same. It works fine, you get where you need to go, but what if I told you there was a better way?

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