UT’s Guide to Staying Active During College

Between classes, friends, activities, and work, college life can be pretty hectic! Although you’ve got plenty on your plate, you should still find time to be active throughout the week. You’re sitting in class, writing papers, and studying – so take some time to get up and move!

UT has many ways to help you stay active and have fun while doing it. From exercising to more than forty group classes and a variety of outdoor activities, there are plenty of ways to keep you moving.

TRECS is the perfect place to shoot basketball with your friends or walk around the seventh-of-a-mile indoor circular track.  You can also walk on a treadmill or elliptical while catching up on shows on the TV screens, or focus on your strength training with cardiovascular and strength training stations.

Group classes are a great way to get your heart rate pumping or relax and work on your flexibility. UT offers more than forty class times that range from yoga to cycling, body sculpt to Zumba/hip-hop, and killer core to interval training.

Do you think having someone keep you on point during a workout will help you stay motivated?  TRECS offers personal training focusing on weight management, cardiovascular training, and long-term life fitness. RecSports personal trainers will give you knowledge and motivation to reach your goals. Don’t want to go alone?  Grab your friend and sign up for buddy training. It’s a great option for beginners or people who want support from a friend.

Don’t have time for personal training?  The trainers can design “workouts to go,” giving you a plan before you hit the gym! Personal training, buddy training, and workouts to go have fees.  Please review the personal training brochure for info on pricing.

Love sports or just want to meet people while trying out a new activity?  Check out a full list of fall semester intramural sports. Intramurals give you the chance to play in a fun and safe environment, regardless of your age, gender, skill level, and past experience.

More of the outdoorsy type? Check out all the activities offered through UT Outdoor Program including climbing at the climbing wall, kayaking, hiking, and biking, and a number of outdoor trips throughout the semester. Their fall 2013 program guide has day and nighttime activities, overnight trips, and longer excursions for you to choose from. Some of UTOP’s fall 2013 programs have fees. Make sure to review the program guide for costs.

If you’re going on an adventure with your friends but didn’t lug all of your gear to school, don’t worry – you can rent equipment from UTOP for your trip. They offer tents, sleeping bags, coolers, kayaks, and canoes to help make your day or weekend trip a success.

Visit RecSports for more information about fitness and recreational activities for you to try out while at UT.

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