Rec Sports During the Break

December 7, 2009

To keep you informed and ready for anything and everything Rec Sports, you have to know about reduced hours and class schedules. 

As I sit in Bellmont 348 at the moment watching one person stretch on the mat, it plagues me to think about why this facility is open instead of the Rec Center at 6 am, but nonetheless, it has given me a chance to blog. The reduced hours started this Saturday and run through January 17 (the day before spring classes start). 

Bellmont, Anna Hiss and the Rec Center do have significant closings because of holidays, but have no fear. Gregory Gym is only closed December 24, 25, 31 and January 1 so you will still have a gym if you are sticking around Austin for the holidays. 

You can check out the hours for finals, December, Christmas, New Years and January here.

Also remember that cycling and TexCercise classes are different too. Check out the hours here and here.  

And for all of those seniors out there that just graduated let me say congratulations. Now, make sure to take advantage of these free facilities while you still have the chance. After Tuesday December 15, all graduates are no longer allowed into Rec Sports facilities without purchasing a membership or a guess pass — and those are $10 a pop.

Consider this your friendly reminder before I have to throw you out of a facility for a faulty membership. Well, I won’t throw you out but I really can’t let you in, so make sure you use this time wisely.


Austin Fitness at UT

October 26, 2009

Welcome to the Austin Fitness blog!

I can’t wait to start sharing fitness and healthy opportunities for people living in Austin. While there are hundreds of activities around the city, for students, faculty and anyone living in the Austin community, they do not need to look any further than campus and the Division of Recreational Sports. For my blog entries, I am going to focus on UT Rec Sports and talk about all the opportunities UT provides to stay fit. Not only will I discuss options for workouts and other activites, but I will participate in some of the classes myself and offer reviews of what you can expect and how helpful they are.

Recreational Sports has many different areas for everyone’s fitness needs and wishes from general workouts, personal training, outdoor sports, cycling and aerobic classes to intramural sports. My purpose and our purpose as a group is to unlock the mystery of finding quality fitness programs that are easy to access and beneficial to our health. I think patrons will find out that UT Rec Sports has a lot to offer and that getting in shape is easier than it sounds.

So as I begin this journey to discover some of the best areas  in Rec Sports, let me know what you think and if there is a class or department you were interested in and I will do my best to participate and find out everything I can about it.