Tuesday, August 04, 2015

UTSA Rec Center offers fitness activities for students, faculty and staff

exercising at Campus Rec

Exercising at Campus Rec

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(Sept. 1, 2010)--As one of the best university recreation facilities in the nation, there are fitness activities for the entire UTSA community at the UTSA Recreation Center -- or Campus Rec. Most activities are included with student fees, and faculty and staff members can be members for a reasonable fee. The faculty-staff and spouse-partner membership is only $30 per month.

Campus Rec activities include a 54-foot indoor rock climbing wall, a lazy river, racquetball, cooking demonstrations, video games and camping. The facility at the Main Campus has a wide range of services and activities for which there is little or no out-of-pocket cost for students. Additionally, UTSA community members can utilize the weight and cardio fitness center in Durango Building Room 3.202 on the Downtown Campus.

The Campus Recreation Center at the Main Campus houses more than 24,000 square feet of weight room and cardio space filled with fitness equipment worth more than $800,000. The equipment includes treadmills, elliptical machines, resistance machines, stationary bicycles and free weights, to name a few. The building also has four racquetball courts, a smoothie bar and a demonstration kitchen, along with an outdoor pool and lazy river perfect for relaxing on warm days.

But there is more to Campus Rec than just a gym. Many of the rooms can be converted from exercise spaces to meeting spaces for small or large groups. Additionally, students can check out a wide variety of equipment from camping gear to kayaks for no additional fee or relax while receiving a therapeutic massage for a very reasonable fee. In addition to exercising and facilitating a variety of on- and off-campus outdoor activities, Campus Rec presents cooking classes in a fully furnished demonstration kitchen.

UTSA Campus Recreation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and educational experience for the diverse university community and helping students and faculty develop healthful habits that last a lifetime.

For more information, contact Campus Recreation at 210-458-7575 at the Main Campus or 210-458-2816 at the Downtown Campus.

 

 

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For acclaimed UTSA writer, poetry rhymes with life

Robert Penn Warren said: “How do poems grow? They grow out of your life.” That is certainly true for Carmen Tafolla. An associate professor of practice with the UTSA College of Education and Human Development, Tafolla has authored more than 20 acclaimed books of poetry and prose, including "The Holy Tortilla and a Pot of Beans." It won the Tom´s Rivera Children’s Book Award in 2009.

Tafolla is a San Antonio native who grew up on the West Side. Attending a private high school, she realized that the literature did not positively portray her community or the people who lived there. She determined to change that in her writing. In published works for both adults and children — more than 200 anthologies, magazines, journals, textbooks and readers in four languages — Tafolla reflects on the rich Mexican-American culture of San Antonio in which she grew up.

Did you know? Tafolla was San Antonio's first Poet Laureate, from 2012 to 2014, and currently serves as the Poet Laureate of Texas.

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6th Annual Texas Higher Education Symposium

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