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University Recreation

University Recreation inspires, empowers, and educates the University community by providing comprehensive, high-quality, student-focused programs, facilities, and services that create community, connectivity, and develop exceptional leaders who value and embody healthy lifestyles.

UREC is housed within and operates the state-of-the-art Campus Center which opened in August 2006. The Campus Center has wireless internet throughout, allowing everyone to stay connected at all times, and features the following amenities that provide students with a place to play, learn, relax, and engage:

  • 13,000 square foot fitness facility with over 200 pieces of strength and cardiovascular equipment
  • Two 1,500 square-foot aerobics rooms fully equipped with the latest workout equipment provide many group exercise classes
  • 1/8 mile walking/jogging track
  • Four basketball courts
  • 50 ft. and 25 ft. climbing walls with routes to accommodate all experience levels
  • Outdoor Recreation Center where you can check out canoes, bikes, and other outdoor equipment (some items may require a fee/deposit)
  • Game room equipped with pool tables, table tennis, video games and much more
  • Locker rooms equipped with showers and daily-use lockers
  • 9,000 square-foot ballroom with A/V capabilities for any large-scale campus event
  • Four meeting rooms in addition to the ballroom

Living a healthy lifestyle doesn't have to mean lapping the track or lifting weights on a daily basis; take a canoe out on the lake, try a group exercise class, or compete for the title of intramural champion in one of the many sports offered by University Recreation - these are all great examples of ways to vary your workout with one of UREC's inspiring programs:

Group Exercise
Personal Training
Specialty Programs
Intramural Sports
Club Sports
Outdoor Recreation
Other On-Campus Recreational Facilities

Other Information about UREC on this Page
Student Employment with UREC
Contact Information

 

Group Exercise
GroupX class are fitness classes conducted in a group setting that cover every type of exercise from yoga to Pilates to Zumba and spinning. Taught by trained and skilled instructors, GroupX classes offer a targeted workout typically lasting between 30-60 minutes.

Personal Training
UREC personal trainers can add the extra motivation and expertise to help you achieve your fitness goals, whatever they may be.  All UREC personal trainers hold nationally recognized certifications and can design a personalized workout using the latest fitness equipment and functional fitness techniques.

Specialty Programs
UREC conducts many specialty fitness programs such as UWG's Biggest Loser, and brings many nationally-known fitness certifying bodies to campus throughout the year. This gives students the opportunity to vastly expand their knowledge base in fitness/wellness.

Intramural Sports
UREC Intramural Sports are competitive, yet fun, and are offered in individual and team sport varieties. Activities such as flag football, soccer, basketball, softball, table tennis, billiards and many more make up our intramural calendar throughout the year. Each team or individual competes against others within the UWG community throughout the course of the semester for the chance to be crowned as one of the UWG intramural champions.  UREC typically sends on-campus champions to compete against teams from other schools in state, regional, and sometimes national tournaments. 

Club Sports
Club sports are student run organizations with a particular emphasis on sport and competition. They largely compete against teams from other institutions and are members of, or registered with, national governing bodies that establish the framework for league structure, eligibility, a competitive schedule, and regional and national competition. This is a newly developed program that is looking to grow and is actively recruiting new teams to represent UWG.

Outdoor Recreation
Bridging the gap between nature and fitness, Outdoor Recreation offers students the opportunity for indoor rock climbing, canoeing and sea kayaking, as well as rents all the equipment needed through the Outdoor Recreation Center to do any of our trips or conduct a trip of your own.

Other On-Campus Recreational Facilities
The Student Recreation Center, known as "the pavilion" or "hanger" because it was once an open pavilion. This facility is scheduled for open recreation, club activities, aerobics and upon request for student organization's programs. It is used for classes in the mornings, early afternoons, and evenings. Check with Auxiliary Services for availability each semester, (Telephone 678-839-6525).

Tennis Courts
Located adjacent to the Campus Center are six tennis courts which are open to students on a first-come, first-served basis. As with other athletic facilities, classes and official team activities do have priority for use of the courts, which remain lighted until midnight.

Fitness Trail/Disc Golf Course
A one and one-half mile fitness trail and 9 hole disc golf course is located in the area around the track and behind the Food Services Building. Look behind Food Services for the starting point of the trail, which is open year round to all members of the campus community.

Student Employment at UREC
University Recreation facilities, programs, and services are student-run with professional guidance. Using that model, UREC is one of the largest employers of students on campus, hiring anywhere from 100-125 students per year depending on what programs occur simultaneously. Our student positions are extremely competitive and equally rewarding, with our employees learning essential job duties, but also lifelong skills such as customer service, peer supervision, conflict resolution, and leadership. UREC typically hosts recruitment sessions for our student positions at the beginning of each new semester.

Contact Information
For more information about UREC facilities, programs, and services, call 678-839-5500 or check out our website at www.westga.edu/urec/