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RECSPORTS

Fall 2013 Schedule & Guide

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welcome to

the student recreation center With 400,000 square feet of recreational facilities, “The Rec” offers limitless opportunities for relaxation, fitness and FUN! Whether you’re interested in drop-in recreation, classes and clinics, or outdoor trips, you’ll find it ALL at The Rec!

Things to Remember... • Most currently-enrolled students are already members! Just show your ID to gain access to the facility. • Only beverages in resealable plastic containers are allowed in the Rec! Food is only allowed in the lounge area. • Please respect the privacy of others and refrain from photographing individuals

in the facility.

• Don’t be a victim of theft!

Lock your personal belongings in one of our FREE day lockers.

• Towels are required in the weight and fitness room.

Please wipe down equipment after usage.

• Unreserved courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. • Non-marking shoes are required on all hardwood courts. • Please observe all Rec Sports policies. Policies can be found online at recsports.tamu.edu.

Ways to Learn More... • Take a tour!

Call Member Services at

979.845.7826 to arrange an organized tour of The Rec, or walk through on

your own.

• Look around The Rec!

We post information about our current programs on banners, bulletin boards, restroom

readers, plasma screens and other media located throughout the facility.

• Visit our website: recsports.tamu.edu

(or just scan this barcode with a QR Code app on your smartphone!)

• Look for our advertisements! You’ll find ads about our programs in The Battalion, on Texas A&M buses, in local magazines, and more!

• Get social with us!

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Where to find it...

Intramurals Group RecXercise Specialty Classes Fitness Programs

2 4 8 10

(BootCamp/Bikini FitCamp Programs, Certifications Training, Healthy Living Lectures, Nutrition Education Sessions, Special Events)

Banquet Services Aquatics Outdoor Adventures/ICF Strength & Conditioning CPR Training Massage Therapy Sport Clubs Membership Services Facilities

11 14 16 20 21 21 22 23 24 25

Fall 2013 Facility Hours August 21 - December 12

Student Recreation Center

Ph: 979.845.7826

Monday–Thursday 6am–Midnight Friday 6am–11pm Saturday 8am–11pm Sunday Noon–Midnight

FAMILY USE HOURS (for children under age 14)

Monday–Friday 6am–10am (must enter by 9am) Friday 5pm–Close Saturday and Sunday Regular Facility Hours Family hours are extended to normal operating hours during Texas A&M published holidays, semester breaks and summer sessions. For questions, please contact the Member Services desk at 979.845.7826.

Indoor Climbing Facility

PH: 979.845.2042

Monday–Friday 3pm–10pm Saturday and Sunday 1pm–6pm

bouldering wall

PH: 979.845.2042

Open to Rec Members age 18 and over any time the Student Recreation Center is open. Boulderers will be issued a pass for boulder wall use after signing a waiver and watching a safety video at the Equipment Etc. or ICF desks.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES CENTER

PH: 979.845.4511

Monday 8am–6pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am–6pm Friday 10am–8pm Saturday 10am–2pm Sunday 2pm–6pm

Facility hours are subject to change!

NATATORIUM

PH: 979.862.4968

CAIN OUTDOOR POOL

PH: 979.862.4968

Monday–Thursday 6am–11:30pm Friday 6am–10:30pm Saturday 8am–10:30pm Sunday Noon–11:30pm August 21–October 28

Monday–Saturday 10am–8pm Sunday Noon–8pm OCTOBER 29–december 13 Monday–Friday 3pm–6pm Saturday and Sunday CLOSED

PEAP building

PH: 979.845.2624

TENNIS CENTER

PH: 979.458.4607

Sunday–Thursday 5pm–11pm Friday and Saturday CLOSED Monday 8:45am–11pm Tuesday–Thursday 6pm–11pm Friday and Saturday* 4pm–8pm Sunday 4pm–10pm *Closed Fri-Sat of home football game weekends.

PENBERTHY REC SPORTS COMPLEX

PH: 979.862.3426

Sunday–Thursday** 4pm–10pm Friday 4pm–8pm Saturday† 12pm–6pm **Complex will be open for recreation until Intramural games finish. †Complex will be closed home football game days.

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Intramurals FALL 2013 Schedule REGISTRATION IS OPEN 4PM - 8PM ON DAYS LISTED SPORT/EVENT

REGISTRATION

PLAY BEGINS

COST

TEAM SPORTS Indoor Soccer

Mon - Wed, Sept. 2 - 4

Mon, Sept. 9

$70/team

Flag Football

Mon - Wed, Sept. 2 - 4

Mon, Sept. 9

$70/team

Sand Volleyball

Mon - Wed, Sept. 9 - 11

Mon, Sept. 16

$40/team

3-on-3 Basketball

Mon - Wed, Sept. 9 - 11

Mon, Sept. 16

$20/team

Softball (Corps, Frat & Coed)

Mon - Wed, Sept. 16 - 18

Mon, Sept. 23

$60/team

Battleship

Mon - Wed, Sept. 16 - 18

Mon, Sept. 30

$25/team

TOURNAMENTS Table Tennis (Singles & Doubles)

Mon - Wed, Sept. 16 - 18

Fri, Sept. 27

$5/tentry

Racquetball (Singles & Doubles)

Mon - Wed, Sept. 16 - 18

Fri, Sept. 27

$5/entry

Ultimate

Mon - Wed, Oct. 15 - 17

Mon, Oct. 21

$15/team

Dodgeball

Mon - Wed, Oct. 15 - 17

Mon, Oct. 21

$25/team

Mon - Wed, Sept. 16 - 18

TBA

$5/entry

Register on-site Sun, Oct. 27

Sun, Oct. 27

INDIVIDUAL & DUAL SPORTS Tennis (League) Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

FREE

Register in the Rec Center main lobby. Visit our website at recsports.tamu.edu for rules for all sports/events. Schedules are subject to change. Visit our website for the most accurate schedule information.

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OFFICIALS INFO MEETINGS SPORT

DATE

TIME

Indoor Soccer

Mon, Aug. 26

7pm

Flag Football

Wed, Aug. 28

7pm

Sand Volleyball

Mon, Sept. 2

8:30pm

Softball

Mon, Sept. 9

7pm

Intramural Officials

Sport Descriptions

Intramural Sports is HIRING!

Indoor Soccer

Interested in becoming an intramural official? You will make new friends, work flexible hours, earn money, and most importantly, you never have to work a Friday or Saturday. Each year, the intramural department hires over 300 student officials for the intramural program. Officials in each sport go through a paid training program. Training occurs over a two-week period before play begins and includes classroom sessions along with on-site clinics. In the classroom, sports rules and officiating techniques are discussed and reviewed. The clinics consist of veteran officials demonstrating proper court/field coverage and scrimmage games. Please come to one of the following information sessions in room SRC 281 for the sport you may be interested in.

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Played at the Student Recreation Center with a felt indoor soccer ball, this sport is offered for Men’s, Women’s, Coed, and Fraternity leagues. Each team is comprised of 7 players (Coed teams may not have more than 4 of one gender on the court).

Flag Football

Played at the Penberthy Rec Sports Complex on both natural and artificial turf, this sport is offered for Men’s, Women’s, Coed, Corps, and Fraternity leagues. Each team is comprised of 7 players on the field (Coed teams are comprised of 8). This is flag football governed by the NIRSA Flag and Touch Football Rules with Texas A&M modifications and is a minimal contact sport.

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Intramurals Sand Volleyball

Played at the Student Recreation Center outdoor volleyball courts, this sport is offered for Men’s, Women’s, and Coed leagues. Each team is comprised of 4 players (2 of each gender for Coed teams). Games are governed by USA Volleyball beach rules and use rally scoring in each game.

3-on-3 Basketball

Played on the outdoor basketball courts at the Student Recreation Center, this sport is offered for Men’s, Women’s, and Coed leagues. Each team is comprised of 3 players and is played on half court. Contests are self-officiated under the supervision of an intramural supervisor.

Softball

Played at the Penberthy Rec Sports Complex on natural grass turf, this sport is offered for Corps, Fraternity, and Coed leagues only during the fall. Each team is comprised of 10 players (may use additional hitter to bat 11 players). Coed teams are comprised of 5 players of each gender (may use two additional hitters to bat 12 players). To promote fair play for all teams and for safety, teams must use bats provided by the intramural program only. Gloves are also available for checkout.

Battleship

This newest intramural sport is played in half of the 50M pool of the Student Rec Center Natatorium and will feature teams that can be made up of any combination of male and female players. All teams will be in the same league no matter the number of each gender. Teams will consist of no more and no less than 4 players. All participants in this sport should be able to swim and must wear proper pool attire. Prepare to sink your opponents’ battleship!

Table Tennis, Racquetball and Tennis

These special will be offered for a Singles and Doubles tournament. Format and leagues will be determined based on the number of entries.

Ultimate

Played at the Penberthy Rec Sports Complex, this double elimination tournament will be offered for Men’s, Women’s, and Coed teams. Teams consist of seven players (Coed teams may not have more than 4 of one gender on the field). This sport is self-officiated under the supervision of an intramural supervisor.

Dodgeball

This one week event played at the Student Recreation Center features league play followed by a single elimination tournament and will be offered for Men’s, Women’s, and Coed leagues. Teams consist of 6 players (3 of each gender for Coed). Teams wishing to participate in this sport need to be available almost every night of the week listed on the intramural calendar.

Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

This one day event is free and sign-ups will take place on site at the Penberthy Rec Sports Complex on the day of the event. Individuals will participate for distance and accuracy in all three disciplines.

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How to sign up a team

All entries for team sports, individual and dual sports, and special events are handled by the intramural staff in the lobby of the Student Recreation Center. Registration times are listed on the calendar of events. Each team or individual must complete the entry card available in the lobby. You must provide the name of a captain with his/her UIN, phone number, and email address. EACH CAPTAIN MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE TEAM AND WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE PLACED ON THE ROSTER. You will also need an alternate captain’s (team manager) name, phone number, and email if signing up for a team sport. Please allow about 30 minutes for the registration process.

League Format and Days of play Most team sports are divided into three divisions (Men’s, Women’s, and Coed). Those divisions are then subdivided into two classes (Competitive and Recreational). A team may sign up in the division that fits the style of team they are forming. Competitive is described as most team members are moderately to highly skilled players in the sport. Recreational is designed to be geared more toward novice to moderately skilled athletes in the respective sport. When you sign up, you will choose the day of play for your regular season games. All three of your season games will generally be played on the same day and time that you sign up for. At the completion of the regular season, all teams will then advance to a single elimination tournament where days of play may change. Individual and dual sports, along with tournaments, vary in competition format. Contact the intramural office for more information.

Eligibility

In order to participate in intramural sports, a person must be a Rec member. This includes all Texas A&M students who have signed up for classes and paid the required Rec Sports fee, faculty/staff who have purchased a semester or yearly Rec Sports membership. Month long, week long, and/or day passes to the Rec Center do not count as memberships and do not serve as a way to participate in intramural sports. ELIGIBLE PARTICIPANTS MAY ONLY PARTICIPATE ON ONE (1) SINGLE GENDER AND ONE (1) COED TEAM IN EACH SPORT.

Captain’s information

Captains are responsible for all operations of their team. If you choose to serve as captain, please make sure that you are able to communicate with your team. The captain will need to communicate all information provided by the intramural office, understand the policies and procedures of intramural sports, complete required captain’s quizzes, promote good sportsmanship for his/her team, check game updates and playoff brackets to know when the team plays, and take responsibility for all defaults and/or forfeits his/ her team incurs.

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9am - 9:45am Pilates Express

9am - 9:45am Body Blaster Express

Room 302

Room 302

Room 304

Super Step

Room 303 Room 304

Yoga

4pm - 5pm

3:15pm - 4pm Cycle Express

3:15pm - 4pm Cycle Express

3:15pm - 4pm Cycle Express

4pm - 5pm Rec Yoga

Room 301

Room 301

Room 304

4pm - 5pm Rec Yoga

Room 302

3pm - 4pm Piloxing

Room 301

3pm - 4pm Kickbox

Room 301

12:15pm - 1pm Cardio Step Mix

12:15pm - 1pm Body Blaster Express

12:15pm - 1pm Cardio Step Mix

Room 301

Room 301

Room 301

Room 301

10am - 10:45am Just Cardio

10am - 10:45am Triple Threat Express

Room 301

9am - 9:45am Body Blaster Express

10am - 10:45am Just Cardio

Room 301

Room 302

Room 301

Room 301

7:30am - 8:30am H.I.I.T.

7:30am - 8:30am Total Training

7:30am - 8:30am H.I.I.T. Room 301

Room 301

Room 301

WEDNESDAY 6:30am - 7:15am Cardio Wake Up

TUESDAY

6:30am - 7:15am Cardio Wakeup

MONDAY

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Room 303

Yoga Beatz

Room 304

Super Step

4pm - 5pm

Room 302

3:15pm - 4pm Cycle Express

Room 301

12:15pm - 1pm Body Blaster Express

Room 301

10am - 10:45am Triple Threat Express

Room 301

9am - 9:45am Pilates Express

Room 302

7:30am - 8:30am Total Training

THURSDAY

Room 304

4pm - 5:15pm Power Yoga

Room 302

3:15pm - 4pm Cycle Express

Room 301

3pm - 4pm Kickbox

Room 301

Room 301

4pm - 5pm H.I.I.T.

Room 301

Room 301

12:15pm - 1pm TGIF Yoga

11:15am - 12pm Cardio Step Mix

Room 304

11am - 12pm Pilates

Room 304

10am -11am Rec Yoga

SATURDAY

11:15am - 12pm Cardio Step Mix

Room 301

9am - 9:45am Body Blaster Express

Room 301

7:30am - 8:30am H.I.I.T.

6:30am - 7:30am Sunrise Yoga Room 301

FRIDAY

FALL 2013 Schedule

Room 301

4pm - 4:45pm Triple Threat Express

SUNDAY

Group recxercise

Try classes for FREE during Free Week, Aug. 26 - Sept. 1! Beginning August 26, a pass is required to participate in all classes. Passes can be purchased at the Member Services Desk. Semester passes are $60 during Free Week and $70 beginning Aug. 26. Single-class passes are available for $3 each.


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5:30pm - 6:30pm Hard Core Cycle

Room 302

5:30pm - 6:30pm Cardio Water

Instructional Pool

5:30pm - 6:15pm Dance Cardio Party

Room 134

5:45pm - 6:45pm H.I.I.T. the Dance Floor

5:30pm - 6:30pm Hard Core Cycle

Room 302

5:30pm - 6:30pm Cardio Water

Instructional Pool

5:30pm - 6:15pm Zumba

Room 134

5:45pm - 6:45pm Triple Threat

Room 134

Room 134

9pm - 9:45pm Last Call Cardio

Room 301

Room 134

9pm - 9:45pm Last Call Cardio

Room 301

Room 301

9pm - 9:45pm Last Call Cardio

9pm - 9:30pm Abs & Back

Room 301

8pm - 8:45pm Body Blaster Express

9pm - 9:30pm

8pm - 8:45pm Body Blaster Express

8pm - 8:45pm Body Blaster Express

Room 301

Functional Flexibility

Room 301

Room 301

7pm - 7:45pm Just Cardio

9pm - 9:30pm Abs & Back

7pm - 7:45pm Piloxing

7pm - 7:45pm Just Cardio

Room 304

Room 301

Room 304

Room 304

6:45pm - 7:45pm Pilates

Room 301

5:30pm - 6:15pm Sassy Sweat

Instructional Pool

5:30pm - 6:30pm Aqua BootCamp

Room 302

5:30pm - 6:30pm Hard Core Cycle

Room 301

4:15pm - 5:15pm Body Blaster

Room 301

6:45pm - 7:45pm Yoga Beatz

6:45pm - 7:45pm Pilates

Room 301

5:45pm - 6:45pm Triple Threat

Room 301

Room 301

Room 301

Room 134

4:15pm - 5:15pm Body Blaster

4:15pm - 5:15pm Body Blaster

Room 302

Room 302

Room 302

4:15pm - 5:15pm CSI

4:15pm - 5:15pm Ride n’ Roll

4:15pm - 5:15pm CSI

Room 134

9pm - 9:30pm Flex and Roll

Room 301

8pm - 8:45pm Body Blaster Express

Room 301

7pm - 8pm Kickbox

Room 304

6:45pm - 7:45pm Yoga

Room 301

5:45pm - 6:45pm H.I.I.T.

Room 134

5:30pm - 6:15pm Zumba

Instructional Pool

5:30pm - 6:30pm Cardio Water

Room 302

5:30pm - 6:30pm Hard Core Cycle

Room 301

4:15pm - 5:15pm Body Blaster

Room 302

4:15pm - 5:15pm Cycle Six Pack

Room 301

Room 301

7pm - 7:45pm Just Cardio

Room 304

6pm - 7pm Rec Yoga

Room 301

6:00pm - 6:45pm Guns, Guts, & Glutes

5pm - 5:45pm Sunday Cycle Room 302

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5:30pm - 6:30pm Cardio Happy Hour

Room 301

4:15pm - 5:15pm Body Blaster

Group recxercise

Schedules are subject to change. Visit our website at recsports.tamu.edu for the most accurate schedule information.

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Group recxercise CARDIO CLASSES

INDOOR CYCLE CLASSES

Aqua BootCamp

CSI (Cycle Strength Intervals)

This high energy, water workout is geared to the fitness enthusiast that wants a powerful, efficient, safe workout in the water using the water properties of buoyancy and drag to increase the heart rate, jump-start the metabolism, and build muscle and core strength. This isn’t your “Grandma’s workout”!

Cardio Step Mix

Get ready to mix it up! This class is perfect for the stepper looking for something new. Fun step combinations will torch calories and get your heart pumping!

An indoor cycle workout with innovative resistance training intervals using the Corepole, body weight, hand weights, body bar and medicine balls. The best of cardio and strength, plus abs and stretching. Pedals accommodate regular tennis shoes and SPD cleats.

Cycle Express

30 minutes of indoor cycling in your Target Heart Rate Zone. Heart Rate monitors provides. Bring your water and towel. Pedals accommodate regular tennis shoes and SPD cleats.

Cardio Wake Up

Hard Core Cycle

Cardio Water

Ride n’ Roll New!

This is a 45-minute cardio workout that will wake you up and get your day started! Easy-to-follow cardio moves utilize the BOSU, jump rope, step, or stability balls. Each class is different, challenging and fun! Start your day off with this energetic workout. Enjoy this non-impact environment to gain cardiovascular fitness and strength in shallow water (4 ft. deep) using tubing, hand buoys and noodles for added resistance. Non-swimmers welcome. Lifeguard on duty.

H.I.I.T. (High Intensity Interval Training)

This is a non-stop, powerhouse workout that is guaranteed to burn calories and get your heart pumping. H.I.I.T. will include cardio intervals using the step, BOSU, jump rope, and floor drills.

H.I.I.T. the Dance Floor

If you love high intensity interval training, today’s music, and need to “shake” up your fitness routine, then give this class a try! H.I.I.T. the Dance Floor mixes high and low intensity moves with popular music that makes you forget you are working out. This hour-long class is guaranteed to amp up your exercise routine!

Just Cardio

Get down to business with 45 minutes of straight, no-nonsense cardiovascular workout! With a variety of formats such as step, kickbox, BOSU, gliders and jump-rope, you will always be challenged. Cardio junkies, this class is for you!

50 minutes of indoor cycling in your Target Heart Rate Zone guaranteed to have you reaching for your towel! Heart Rate Monitors provided. Bring your water and towel. Pedals accommodate regular tennis shoes and SPD cleats.

Introducing an ALL-NEW innovative fusion of indoor cycling and foam-rolling! Ride & Roll is the FIRST-EVER group exercise class at Texas A&M to incorporate FOAM-ROLLING! Each class begins with 35 minutes of calorie-blasting cycle and finishes with 25 minutes of corestrengthening, injury-preventing, stress-reducing massage using selfmyofascial release techniques that are guaranteed to leave your body feeling refreshed and rejuvenated! Pedals accommodate regular tennis shoes and SPD cleats.

Cycle Six Pack

Cycle your way to a six pack! The perfect 60 minute workout. 40 minute of cardio indoor cycle plus 15 minutes of abs. Bring your water and towel. Pedals accommodate regular tennis shoes and SPD cleats.

Sunday Cycle

30 minutes of indoor cycling in your target heart rate zone. Heart rate monitors provided. Towel and water required. Pedals accommodate regular tennis shoes and SPD cleats.

Total Training

A total training experience including cycle, high energy cardio, and strength training. Pedals accommodate regular tennis shoes and SPD cleats.

Kickboxing

Bring it on! This cardio workout includes a series of strong punches, powerful kicks and plyometric moves that mimic real boxing. Jump rope and running may be included. Abs/stretching included.

Piloxing

Piloxing uniquely mixes Pilates and boxing into a fat burning, muscle sculpting workout. This class blends power, speed and agility with sculpting and flexibility. A 45-minute workout guaranteed to keep you coming back for more!

Super Step

Maximize your metabolism with 30 minutes of exciting, advanced step choreography and 20 minutes of resistance training using balls, body bars, tubing and weights. Abs and stretching included. Prior step experience necessary.

Triple Threat / Triple Threat Express

This is the ultimate mental and physical challenge with a creative blend of cardio, strength and balance intervals. Equipment may include the step, BOSU, stability ball, medicine ball, body bar, weights or resistance tubing. Abs and stretching included. (Triple Threat, 60 minutes; Triple Threat Express, 45 minutes.)

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Group recxercise DANCE FITNESS CLASSES Dance Cardio Party

Tired of the same old cardio routine? Then get off the treadmill and step into the party! Dance Cardio Party will have your heart pumping, hips shaking, and sweat pouring as we dance to the hottest hits around! 45-minute class.

Sassy Sweat

Sassy, sexy, flirty dance moves to the best music of today! Try this 45-minute dance cardio class to get in touch with your inner diva! Easy-to-follow moves are geared to the dancer as well as the nondancer. Brief strength segment and stretching included at the end.

Zumba

Are you ready to party yourself into shape? That’s exactly what Zumba is all about! It’s an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health.

STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING CLASSES

MIND/BODY CLASSES

Abs & Back

Pilates

30 minutes of strengthening for your abs and back using a variety of safe and effective exercises. All abs welcome.

Body Blaster/Body Blast Express

Redefine your muscles with strengthening exercises using a variety of resistance equipment for men and women to help redefine your muscles. Equipment may include weights, medicine balls, body bar, resistance bands or BOSU. Abs and stretching included. Body Blaster is a 60-minute class. Body Blaster Express is a 45-minute class.

Guns, Guts & Glutes

45 minutes of body conditioning using hand weights, body bars, gliding discs, resistance tubing, BOSU, stability balls and slanted risers. Experience a great non-cardio workout.

This total body workout will give you the long lean muscles you’ve always wanted. In this 60-minute, mat-work-based class you will learn how to tone and tighten your entire body without ever lifting a dumbbell!

Pilates Express

Want a total body workout, but only have 45 minutes? Then Pilates Express is the class for you. This 45-minute class uses traditional Pilates techniques to create the long lean muscles we all want!

Yoga Beatz

Looking for ways to spice up your yoga practice? Come try Yoga Beatz! This song-based, intermediate-level, yoga class uses traditional yoga poses mixed with non-traditional music to form flavorful flows! Previous yoga experience recommended.

Rec Yoga

Strengthen, stretch and balance. Classes are geared toward fitness enthusiasts who want to learn and practice Hatha Yoga. Yoga mats are provided.

Sunrise Yoga

Start your morning out with a de-stressing breath of fresh air. Kick off your shoes and relax. Strengthen, stretch and balance. Classes are geared toward fitness enthusiasts who want to learn and practice Hatha Yoga. Yoga mats provided.

TGIF Yoga

Thank Goodness it is Friday Yoga is an hour of Hatha Yoga to start your weekend relaxed and refreshed! This class is geared toward those trying it out for the first time as well as seasoned yoga enthusiasts. Mats and blocks provided.

Functional Flexibility

Flexibility is one of the most important, yet frequently overlooked, aspects of our physical health and fitness. This thirty minute class is designed for those of us who just can’t seem to set aside the necessary time to stretch our muscles correctly.

Flex & Roll New!

Introducing a new fusion of flexibility training plus FOAM – ROLLING! 30 minutes of functional stretching plus a stress-reducing foam rolling massage that will prevent injuries, strengthen your core, and leave your body feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

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specialty classes FALL 2013 Schedule PROGRAM

MEETS

TIME

ROOM

Belly Dance I

Mon

6:30pm - 7:30pm

134

$36*/$60**

Belly Dance II

Mon

7:45pm - 8:45pm

134

$36*/$60**

Classic Pilates

Mon/Wed

4:15pm - 5:15pm

134

$60*/$108**

Ballet Basics

Mon/Wed

5:30pm - 6:25pm

303

$60*/$108**

Power Yoga

Mon/Wed

5:30pm - 6:30pm

304

$60*/$108**

Intermediate Ballet

Mon/Wed

6:30pm - 7:30pm

303

$60*/$108**

Pilates Pro

Mon/Wed

7:45pm - 8:45pm

303

$60*/$108**

Jazz Technique

Tue

5:30pm - 6:30pm

303

$36*/$60**

Climbing For Fitness

Tue

8pm - 9pm

ICF

$36*/$60**

Tue/Thu

7:30pm - 8:30pm

303

$60*/$108**

Contemporary Dance

Wed

6:30pm - 7:30pm

134

$36*/$60**

Climbing Essentials

Wed

8pm - 10pm

ICF

$60*/$108**

Ballet Variations

Thu

5:30pm - 6:30pm

303

$36*/$60**

Qigong

Thu

5:30pm - 6:30pm

304

$36*/$60**

Intro to Hip Hop

Sun

5:15pm - 6:15pm

303

$36*/$60**

Latin Mix

Sun

5:30pm - 6:30pm

134

$36*/$60**

Country Western

Sun

6:45pm - 7:45pm

134

$36*/$60**

Yoga Rocks

Sun

7pm - 8pm

ICF

$36*/$60**

Hip Hop II

Sun

7:45pm - 8:45pm

303

$36*/$60**

Country Western

Sun

8pm - 9:00pm

134

$36*/$60**

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Session 1 - Wed (5 weeks)

8:30pm - 9:30pm

Dive Well

$30*/$36**

Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Session 2 - Mon (5 weeks)

8:30pm - 9:30pm

Dive Well

$30*/$36**

Booty Barre

COST

Try classes for FREE during Try Before You Buy Week, Sept. 2 - 8! Classes meet Sept. 9 - Nov. 17. Make-up week is Nov. 18 - 24.

Schedules are subject to change. Visit our website at recsports.tamu.edu for the most accurate schedule information. Register at the Member Services Desk before and during Free Week. Cost: *Member price; **Non-member price. Questions: Call 979.862.3995 or the Member Services Desk at 979.845.7826.

DANCE CLASSES Ballet Basics This class is a beginning-level study of classical ballet. Starting from “square one”, it focuses on the basics of strength, body alignment, flexibility, and stage presence through performance of both barre and centre combination work- the perfect way to bring a little grace and beauty into the stressful college lifestyle.

Intermediate Ballet An intermediate study of classical ballet, focusing on strength, body alignment, and flexibility through a combination of barre and center work. This class builds upon the knowledge learned in Ballet Basics to help you further your dance ambitions while staying physically fit and artistically graceful in a relaxed setting. Previous experience is strongly encouraged.

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Ballet Variations Ballet variations is a multi- level class designed to put our dancers’ skills into practice by learning excerpts from classical ballets such as Swan Lake, Sleeping Beauty, Le Corsaire, and the Nutcracker. The class will include a barre warm up and then choreography introduction / practice. A new classical piece will be introduced every 2-3 weeks. This class is the perfect opportunity for all students to learn more about ballet!

Belly Dance I This beginner class will teach graceful arm and hand movements, undulations, isolations, and hip rotations, with a concentration on abdominal strength and whole-body conditioning. Students will learn stage presence, floor work, costuming, and identifying Middle Eastern rhythms. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring a scarf or shawl to wrap your hips.


specialty classes Belly Dance II Belly Dance II will explore further dance moves and rhythms that can be used to create your own unique and artistic dances. Students will learn to build upon skills they have previously mastered and will be introduced to new styles and movements. Students are encouraged to have previous belly dance experience prior to registering for this intermediate class.

Contemporary Dance Contemporary dance is an expressive and popular format that incorporates dance technique with artistry. Come learn choreography that will allow you to enhance your dance skills, release stress, and improve your fitness. Prior dance experience is recommended but not required.

Intro to Hip Hop Come experience energetic and fun lessons on a weekly basis with our experienced instructors, including our very own SoReal Cru dancer from Houston. This class is designed for the beginner Hip Hop dancer who would like to advance their ability. Every skill will be broken down to basic steps, body movements and choreography for a well-rounded class! You will learn something new, have fun, and get a great workout.

Hip Hop II Hip Hop II is for the dancer who wants to continue expanding their horizons. The class is based on modern urban movements influenced by all genres while establishing and building upon fundamental dance moves such as popping and locking. Our two instructors have years of dance experience that they can’t wait to share with you, including experience with Houston’s SoReal Cru.

Jazz Technique This class is designed for dancers of all levels who would like to explore center work, leaps, turns, kicks and other stylistic jazz movements. Technique will be focused on, while jazz choreography combinations will be incorporated towards the end of the semester. Come burn some energy in a fun environment!

Partner Dance Classes Latin Mix Learn how to impress the crowd when you go out dancing! Latin Mix will teach you the best of Latin dance, including genres that will give you a diverse basic knowledge of partner dance. Latin Mix will introduce the basic steps for Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, and more. It is highly recommended to sign up with a partner!

Country Western This class is designed for the beginning country western dancer. Whether you have never danced before or want to strengthen your basic skills, this class is for you! You will learn how to lead and follow a partner, perform basic turns, and improve overall dance technique. Now offered in two time frames, there will be plenty of time to practice, dance and have fun. Partners are encouraged but not mandatory.

Mind/Body Classes Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga Add another dimension to your exercise routine and give this floating yoga clinic a try! Gain new perspective while balancing on a paddleboard. Classes will be held in two 4-week sessions. (Session 1: Wed Sept 4, 11, 18, 25. Session 2: Mon Oct 14, 21, 28, Nov 4). Spots are limited- max 7 participants for optimal instructor interaction. Prior Yoga experience is recommended. Class will be held in deep water- Rec Center Natatorium dive well.

Power Yoga Taught by our experienced instructor, power yoga proceeds faster through each flow of movement and focuses on more advanced

poses, creating challenging options for students. We come to our true power as we thread the mind and body together, developing an integrated practice. Previous yoga experience is suggested. Mats are provided; bring personal mats at your own preference

Classic Pilates PILATES (pih-LA-tees) was designed around athletic rehabilitation techniques, and has emerged as one of hottest fitness trends in the nation. Led by our nationally certified instructor, Classic Pilates goes back to the basics of mat exercises using body weight for fullbody toning. Great for participants of all ages and fitness levels, Classic Pilates will expand your fitness routine and leave you feeling empowered.

Pilates Pro Pilates Pro is a chance to train with a nationally certified instructor who will facilitate a cumulative learning experience focused on your individual goals. Exercises with props such as resistance bands, Pilates rings, stability balls, and much more will be used for full-body toning. Great for participants of all ages and levels, Pilates Pro will add new dimension to your fitness.

Qigong Qigong is a 7,000-year-old Chinese system of healing and empowerment that integrates gentle movement, sounds, visualization, and meditation into a synergistic practice promoting mental clarity, emotional balance and physical health. Instructors are brought to you from Student Counseling Services in collaboration with the TAMU Health and Wellness Committee to teach participants methods to reduce stress, improve immune and endocrine system function, and cultivate a greater sense of peace while increasing balance and flexibility.

Innovative Fitness Booty Barre Don’t miss out on the new exercise format that is sweeping the nation! Booty Barre is a sexy, energetic, ballet and Pilates fusion that is designed to firm your booty and thighs. The best aspects of dance, strength training, and Pilates have been combined into a 60 minute booty-burnin’ class that will help you look divine from behind!

Climbing For Fitness If you’re ready to get fit, improve your muscle endurance and enhance your climbing skills, then this is your class! Climbing For Fitness introduces the climbing wall as a fitness tool. By combining core exercises, medicine ball activity, body weight maneuvers, and autobelay climbing sequences, this class will whip you into shape. Beginner climbing knowledge is a pre-requisite, which may be obtained with an ICF orientation class.

Climbing Essentials New!

Come learn the sport of indoor rock climbing. This introductory class taught by our certified climbing instructors will teach you the essentials. You’ll learn belaying, harness and knot use, efficient climbing movement and all the necessary safety systems. If you’ve ever told yourself, “I’ve always wanted to try that”, now is your time! It’s fun, exciting, and it’s easier to get started than you might think!

Yoga Rocks Yoga and Climbing are the perfect combination, why not learn them both in one class? Climbing applies the Yogic foundations of balance, core strength, flexibility and breath. Blending beginning level climbing with basic yoga, participants will be introduced to progressively challenging movement and technique in both disciplines. Whether you are new to both formats or just looking to improve your skills in a non-competitive environment, this is the class for you!

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fitness programs FALL 2013 SCHEDULE PROGRAM

DATES

MEETS

TIME

Sept. 9 – Oct. 11

M/W/F

6am - 7am

$65*/85**

Sept. 10 – Oct. 10

T/TH

6:15am - 7:15am

$45*/65**

BootCamp, Session 2 (5 weeks)

Oct. 21 – Nov. 22

M/W/F

6am - 7am

$65*/85**

Bikini FitCamp, Session 2 (5 weeks)

Oct. 22 – Nov. 21

T/TH

6:15am - 7:15am

$45*/65**

BootCamp, Session 1 (5 weeks) Bikini FitCamp, Session 1 (5 weeks)

COST

BootCamp/bikini fitcamp PROGRAMS BootCamp

Looking for a way to take your fitness routine to the next level? Then BootCamp is just for you! BootCamp is a great way to challenge your body and reach your fitness goals. This program will take place outside and include running, power walking, lunges, pushups, cardiovascular drills, games and plyometrics. Different levels will meet the needs of everyone. BootCamp will meet outside on Monday and Wednesday, then indoors on Friday to focus on resistance training. Get in shape fast and have fun doing it with BootCamp! Led by Christine Gastmyer (AFAA, Schwinn®), Kelsey Peters (AFAA), Christie Viktorin (AFAA, Schwinn®), Nicole Lewis (AFAA), and Kaitlyn Odom (AFAA).

Bikini FitCamp

Two nationally certified instructors present a new indoor workout focusing on that bikini body. This 5-week program will meet on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Ballet and Pilates inspired exercises tone the arms, chest, abdominals, glutes, and legs. Bikini FitCamp will incorporate a variety of equipment, including Ballet Barre, Pilates ball, Pilates rings, bands, small hand weights, and gliding discs. Bikini FitCamp will emphasize resistance training with some cardio. Led by Melissa Bellows (AFAA, Booty Barre, YogaFit I) and Sarah Journey (AFAA).

CERTIFICATIONS TRAINING AFAA Primary Group Exercise Instructor National Certification

Saturday, Oct. 5: 9am - 6pm at the Rec Center. Contact DeAun Woosley at 979.862.3995 or dwoosley@rec.tamu.edu for information. Call 800.446.2322 ext. 420 for a discounted price of $224.25 and manual price of $69.

Healthy Living LECTURES Each semester Rec Sports offers a series of FREE lectures on health and wellness topics focused on helping you live your best life!

PROGRAM

DATE

TIME

COST

Myths and Misconceptions About Weight Training: The REAL DEAL by Jerod Wilson, Director of Strength and Conditioning, Rec Sports*

Oct. 2

5:30pm - 6:30pm

FREE

Super Foods and Supplements: Fad vs. Fact by Meghan Windham, RD, Beutel Health Center*

Oct. 9

5:30pm - 6:30pm

FREE

Stress Busters by Christine Gastmyer, Health Educator, Beutel Health Center*

Oct. 16

5:30pm - 6:30pm

FREE

Workout APPS That Work by Lucy Waite, Health and Kinesiology Department*

Oct. 23

5:30pm - 6:30pm

FREE

Operation High and Not So Mighty by Jessica Bowers, Alcohol and Drug Education*

Oct. 30

5:30pm - 6:30pm

FREE

Nov. 6

5:30pm - 6:30pm

FREE

Holiday Eating Does Not Have To Be Harmful To Your Diet by Rhonda Rahn, Director of Health Education, Beutel Health Center*

Schedules are subject to change. Visit our website at recsports.tamu.edu for the most accurate schedule information. *All Healthy Living Lectures are held in room SRC 281. Questions: Call 979.862.3995 or the Member Services Desk at 979.845.7826.

FREE Nutrition Education Sessions “Ask the Dietitian” Is your diet holding you back from your healthy lifestyle goals? Are you ready to make a change? Meet with registered dietitian Meghan Windham, MPH, RD, LD, Department of Student Health Services, for a FREE 30-minute educational nutrition session. Sign up for your session on the Rec Sports website: recsports.tamu.edu

DAY

DATES

TIME

LOCATION

Friday

Sept. 20, Sept. 27, Oct. 11, Oct 18, Oct. 25

2pm - 4pm

Room 281

Schedules are subject to change. Visit our website at recsports.tamu.edu for the most accurate schedule information or to sign up for your nutrition session. Questions: Call 979.862.3995 or the Member Services Desk at 979.845.7826.

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Fitness Programs Special Events Fall Fit Fest

Zumbathon 2013! Sponsored by Maggies

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August 30, 4pm - 7pm. Open House begins at 3:30pm. Kick off your fall workout program with the FREE Fall Fit Fest sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps. More than 20 classes and workouts offered including a marine workout guaranteed to kick your butt. Give-aways, prizes, and more!

October 9, 5:30pm - 7:30pm in the Archery Room. FREE 2-hour dance extravaganza benefitting TAMU Maggies philanthropy: New Horizons. Participation is free, but donations are welcome.

Banquet Services

Plan your conference, end-of-the-year, or Parent’s Weekend banquets now! Space is going fast and reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. With two of the largest venues in the B/CS area, the Archery Room can seat up to 500 people and the Garden Room 200 people. Save money by using any catering service, save time by having the room set to your specifications, and let someone else dump your trash! Download a facilities reservation application from our website at recsports.tamu.edu/membership/facility_reservations.stm.

Facility

Per Hour

Prices

Per Day

Archery Room $110/$70* $1100/$700 Garden Room $60/$40 $600/$400 Outdoor Pavilion $45/$30 $450/$300 Conference Room $20/$10 $200/$100 Class Room $35/$20 $350/$200

Personnel

Banquet Supervisor Police Officer** Security Officer

$14 (required for all events) $60 (3 hr. minimum) $35 (3 hr. minimum)

Equipment Per Item Chair $1.50 6’ Table $8 Round Table $8 Table Linens $14 - $30 Table Skirt $14 Pipe & Drape (per section) $7.50 Stage $35/section Microphone $25 LCD Projector and Screen $50 Stereo $50

*Second price is for current recognized Texas A&M student organizations (College Station campus). **Required for events serving alcohol. All prices are subject to change. For more information, contact Paula Opal at 979.845.3076 or popal@rec.tamu.edu.

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Get to kno

Rec Sports offers dozens of different Intramural events. With several different divisions, you can select your level of skill and play alongside others at your level.

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Group RecXercise classes are drop-in classes. Purchase a semester-long unlimited pass and attend all the classes you’d like, or buy a pass for each class as you go.

Learn from the experts with Specialty Classes! Whether your goal is to learn a new skill from an experienced instructor or get a great workout, you can find a class that suits you!

Fitness Programs will take your fitness and endurance to the next level, and a special lecture or certification course can make all the difference in your health.

Dive on in to Rec Sports Aquatics! Whether you’re looking to increase your confidence in the water or get certified in SCUBA, Rec Sports Aquatics is here to help!


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From clinics to trips to educational courses and more, Outdoor Adventures has something for just about everyone!

The Indoor Climbing Facility (ICF) offers Aggies the chance to get into the sport of rock climbing in the comfort of the Student Recreation Center.

Our Strength and Conditioning program provides everything you need to slim down, build strength, or improve your physical fitness, and overall health.

Rec Sports offers CPR certification courses to help you be prepared for any emergency.

Body Works Massage Studio offers just what you need to relax, unwind, and relieve the stress of a busy semester!

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Aquatics FALL 2013 SCHEDULE Adult Learn to Swim (Basic and Advanced) DATES

DAY

TIME

COST

Sept. 9 - 19

Mon - Thu

7:30pm - 8:30pm

$60*/$72**

Sept. 23 - Oct. 3

Mon - Thu

7:30pm - 8:30pm

$60*/$72**

Oct. 7 - 17

Mon - Thu

7:30pm - 8:30pm

$60*/$72**

Oct. 28 - Nov. 7

Mon - Thu

7:30pm - 8:30pm

$60*/$72**

Nov. 11 - 21

Mon - Thu

7:30pm - 8:30pm

$60*/$72**

master’s PROGRAM DATES

DAY/TIME

COST

Sept. 2 - 27

Mon - Fri, 5:30pm - 7pm & Tue/Thu, 6am - 7:30am

$55*/$66**(month), $31*/$37** (half-month)

Sept. 30 - Nov. 1†

Mon - Fri, 5:30pm - 7pm & Tue/Thu, 6am - 7:30am

$55*/$66**(month), $31*/$37** (half-month)

Nov. 4 - 29†

Mon - Fri, 5:30pm - 7pm & Tue/Thu, 6am - 7:30am

$55*/$66**(month), $31*/$37** (half-month)

Dec. 2 - 20†

Mon - Fri, 5:30pm - 7pm & Tue/Thu, 6am - 7:30am

$31*/$37** (half-month)

†There will be no practice on Oct. 10, 18, Nov. 21, 22, and Dec. 6. Classes are taught by certified instructors. All classes are held in the Rec Center Natatorium. Register at the Rec Center Member Services Desk. Schedules are subject to change. Visit our website at recsports.tamu.edu for the most accurate schedule information. Cost: *Member price; **Non-member price. Questions: Call 979.862.4968 or 979.845.7826.

SWIMMING Adult Learn to Swim (Basic and Advanced)

Learn to swim with an experienced instructor in a safe and comfortable environment.

Master’s Program

This program is designed for people who are looking for a structured swim workout. It’s a program for all skill levels, provided you are able to swim in deep water. Each class session will feature a different workout administered by a coach. Coaches will also be able to help participants with stroke refinement and turns.

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Aquatics FALL 2013 SCHEDULE SCUBA AND REFERRAL DIVES PROGRAM

DATES

DAY

TIME

CHECK–OUT DIVES

COST

Basic SCUBA

Sept. 30 - Oct. 10

Mon - Thu

6pm - 10pm

Oct. 12 & 13 (all day both days) Blue Lagoon, Huntsville, TX

$275*/$325**

Oct. 9

Wed

6pm - 10pm

Oct. 12 & 13 (all day both days) Blue Lagoon, Huntsville, TX

$160*/$190**

Basic Referral 1 Advanced SCUBA

Oct. 15 & 16

Tue & Wed 6pm - 10pm

Oct. 19 & 20 (all day both days) Mammoth Lake, Clear Lake, TX

$175*/$210**

Advanced Referral

Oct. 15 & 16

Tue & Wed 6pm - 10pm

Oct. 19 & 20 (all day both days) Mammoth Lake, Clear Lake, TX

$150*/$185**

Oct. 19 & 20 (all day both days) Mammoth Lake, Clear Lake, Texas

$160*/$190**

Basic Referral 2

Oct. 16

Wed

6pm - 10pm

Rescue Scuba

Oct. 22 - 23

Tue & Wed 6pm - 10pm

Oct. 26 & 27 (all day both days) Blue Lagoon, Huntsville, TX

$150*/$180**

Rescue Referral

Oct. 22 - 23

Tue & Wed 6pm - 10pm

Oct. 26 & 27 (all day both days) Blue Lagoon, Huntsville, TX

$125*/$155**

Basic Referral 3

Oct. 23

Wed

6pm - 10pm

Oct. 26 & 27 (all day both days) Blue Lagoon, Huntsville, TX

$160*/$190**

Enriched Air Scuba

Nov. 5

Tue

6pm - 10pm

N/A

$150*/$180**

Classes are taught by certified instructors. All classes, except for SCUBA check-out/referral dives, are held in the Rec Center Natatorium. Register at the Rec Center Member Services Desk. Schedules are subject to change. Visit our website at recsports.tamu.edu for the most accurate schedule information. Cost: *Member price; **Non-member price. Questions: Call 979.862.4968 or 979.845.7826.

SCUBA and Referral Dives Basic SCUBA

Become a SCUBA diver with this certification course that will allow you to SCUBA dive anywhere in the world.

Basic SCUBA Referral

This program allows participants who have completed the classroom and confined water components of Basic SCUBA to complete their training and receive their certification.

Advanced SCUBA

This certification course is designed for divers who have completed a basic course and desire advanced instruction and an introduction to specialty diving.

Advanced SCUBA Referral

Referral dive students are students that have previously completed part of their certification requirements and wish to finish the process with Rec Center instructors.

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Rescue SCUBA

This certification course includes all aspects of SCUBA safety and diver rescue. Students must complete first aid and CPR prior to certification.

Rescue SCUBA Referral

Referral dive students are students that have previously completed part of their certification requirements and wish to finish the process with Rec Center instructors.

Enriched Air SCUBA

This course will teach students about the benefits, problems, equipment considerations, and other information they will need in order to dive using enriched air (nitrox). Successful completion of this course will allow students to be able to plan and make safe no decompression dives with enriched air nitrox blends containing 22% - 40% oxygen.

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Outdoor Adventures/ICF FALL 2013 SCHEDULE ACTIVITY

DATE

REGISTER BY

Daily

N/A

Any Time

Any Time

Bike Maintenance Clinic

Sept. 15

Sept. 14

FREE

Climbing 101 Clinic

Sept. 15

Sept. 13

$25*/$30**

Lead Climbing Clinic

Sept. 22

Sept. 20

$30*/$36**

Intro to SUP Clinic

Sept. 22

Sept. 19

$30*/$36**

San Marcos River Trip

Sept. 28

Sept. 26

$54*/$64**

Bike Maintenance Clinic

Oct. 13

Oct. 12

FREE

Climbing 101 Clinic

Oct. 13

Oct. 11

$25*/$30**

Lead Climbing Clinic

Oct. 20

Oct. 18

$30*/$36**

Kayak Roll Clinic

Oct. 22

Oct. 21

$23*/$27**

Map and Compass Clinic

Oct. 23

Oct. 23

FREE

Nov. 2 - 3

Oct. 30

$78*/$93**

Edible Wild Plants Clinic

Nov. 3

Nov. 1

$25*/$30**

Climbing 101 Clinic

Nov. 10

Nov. 8

$25*/$30**

Bow and Hand Drill Fire-making Workshop

Nov. 10

Nov. 8

$42*/$50**

Rock Climbing Day Trip

Nov. 16

Nov. 14

$53*/$63**

Texas BBQ Tour

Nov. 16

Nov. 14

$65*/$78**

Lead Climbing Clinic

Nov. 17

Nov. 15

$30*/$36**

Kayak Roll Clinic

Nov. 24

Nov. 22

$23*/$27**

Climbing Basics Orientation Classes Indoor Climbing 1-on-1 Lessons

Backpacking Weekend

COST $6*/$8.50** 1 Session: $18*/$22** 3 Sessions: $52*/65**

Register at the Outdoor Adventures Center, or call 979.845.4511. Schedules are subject to change. Visit our website at recsports.tamu.edu for the most accurate schedule information. Cost: *Member price; **Non-member price. Questions: Call 979.845.4511 or visit our website.

outdoor Clinics Bike Maintenance Clinic

Come learn how to care for your bike to keep it from becoming an unusable campus ornament. Learn simple tips and tricks to keep your wheels turning smoothly all year long to get you to class on time.

Bow and Hand Drill Fire-making Workshop

Join Outdoor Adventures as we learn two of the primitive and sacred arts of making fire with materials found in nature, the bow drill and the hand drill, with our instructor from Primitive Living Skills of Texas. Both methods have been used by many different cultures around the world and are the most dependable ways of making fires in a survival situation. Each participant will carefully craft their own bow drill and hand drill set, using only a knife, and then work on proper form. There is nothing quite like the exhilarating feeling of creating fire from natural materials with your hands.

Edible Wild Plants Clinic

The grocery store isn’t the only place you can find food. Join Outdoor Adventures as we explore the nourishment that Mother Nature has to offer. Our local expert from Primitive Living Skills of Texas will

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spend time on wild plant identification, characteristics, edible plant parts, and available season of harvest. Become a wild gourmet and hedge your bets with this key wilderness survival skill.

Kayak Roll Clinic

Learn, practice, and refine your kayak roll in the tranquil, clearblue water at the Rec Center. Outdoor Adventures staff will provide instruction on the fundamentals of the wet exit and the Eskimo Roll.

Map and Compass Clinic

Outdoor Adventures staff will provide an introduction to navigating in the outdoors. We will cover the basics such as understanding map symbols, orienting the map and compass, triangulation, declination adjustment, and reading terrain features.

SUP Clinic: An Introduction to Stand Up Paddleboarding

Join us to learn about and experience the world’s fastest growing water sport, Stand Up Paddleboarding. During a beautiful morning on the lake, our excellent staff will teach you the basics of stance, balance, turning, and more. By the end of the clinic you will have discovered an exciting way to get a great workout in a serene environment.

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Outdoor Adventures/ICF outdoor TRIPS

Backpacking Weekend

Need a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of campus life? Join Outdoor Adventures and enjoy a weekend away from it all while discovering the natural beauty of Texas. Learn the basics of backpacking or brush up on seldom used skills. We will spend the weekend hiking, cooking out-of-doors and sleeping under the stars.

Rock Climbing Day Trip

Find out what the sport of rock climbing is all about on the limestone cliffs of the Austin area! Learn or renew climbing techniques in a fun and positive environment. This is the perfect trip for a first time outdoor climber.

San Marcos River Trip

Join Outdoor Adventures in paddling a winding river through the heart of the beautiful and scenic Texas landscape. Learn the basics of paddling or practice your skills as we take a leisurely trip downriver.

Texas BBQ Tour

Let’s face it, barbecue is king in the Lone Star State and there is only one way to really understand Texas’ obsession with BBQ; you have to experience it! Join Outdoor Adventures in this sampling of 3 of the top 4 barbecue joints in Texas! Food and transportation are included in the trip price, so come hungry and ready to eat your way through the day.

Indoor Climbing Facility

Climbing Basics Orientation Classes

Monday–Friday at 4pm & 7pm; Saturday & Sunday at 3pm

Climbing Wall Charges

Climbing Passes

Member

Non-Member

Climbing Packages

Member

Non-Member

Private Climbing Lessons

Member

Non-Member

Skills Check/Orientation Class (1 semester) $6.00 Lead Climbing Check (1 semester; in addition to skills check) $6.00 Unlimited Climbing/Annual (includes skills checks) $131.00 Unlimited Climbing (1 semester) $43.00 One-Day Climb (equipment not included) $6.00 One-Time Climb $5.00 1 session (1.5 hours) 3 sessions (1.5 hours each)

$18.00 $52.00

Rental Equipment

Equipment Package Climbing Shoes only Climbing Harness only Chalk Bag only Belay Device only Unlimited Climbing Gear Rental Pass*

$8.50 $8.50

$154.00 $48.00 $8.50 $5.00 $22.00 $65.00

$6.00/day $3.00/day $3.00/day $1.00/day $1.00/day $40.00

*No refunds on unused punch cards or passes. Only good for semester purchased.

Questions

Call the ICF Service Desk at 979.845.2042 or visit our website at recsports.tamu.edu.

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Outdoor Adventures/ICF climbing INSTRUCTION

CUSTOM CLINICS

Climbing Basics Orientation Classes

The ICF prides itself on educating our climbers, and we’re happy to custom program any of our clinics for groups of 4 or more. If you are interested in a Rock 101 Clinic, Lead Clinic, Bouldering Clinic, Sport Anchor Clinic or any other clinic topic for you and your friends, contact Jason Kurten at jkurten@rec.tamu.edu or 979.862.1999 to set up your custom clinic. The content, quality and price are the same, it will just happen around your schedule!

If you’ve never climbed our indoor climbing wall before, we recommend you come in for an orientation class. Learn everything you need to know to climb safely. Belaying skills, knots, commands, safety tips, equipment usage and more. Orientation classes are taught Monday through Friday at 4pm and 7pm, and Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.

1-on-1 Lessons

If you want to take your climbing to the next level through working with one of our certified climbing instructors, then this class is for you. These 1.5-hour sessions are designed to be whatever you need them to be. We have worked with climbers on movement technique, strength building, climbing endurance and technical skill. Plan a 1-on-1 session if you are ready to get serious about improving your climbing skills!

Rock Climbing 101 Clinic: An Intro to Climbing Even with no experience, you can join us for an introduction to the exciting sport of rock climbing. This four-hour course covers basic knots and rope handling techniques, protection and belaying systems and a variety of climbing movement techniques. After successful completion of the skills check, you will be eligible to purchase a climbing pass to use the facility.

Lead Climbing Clinic

Once you’ve mastered top rope climbing, your next step is the more advanced skill of lead climbing. This skill set answers the question, “How do they get the ropes up there in the first place?” We’ll show you how to do it and make sure you’re safe. This skill set is a must for taking your own trips climbing outdoors. Learn the advanced techniques involved in lead climbing, including knots, clipping, how to belay a leader, and the physics of falling. PREREQUISITES: Current rock wall skills check and the ability to consistently top rope climb multiple routes at grade 5.9+ or higher. Class limit 9.

FREE Fitness Bouldering Drop by any time the Rec Center is open to boulder and work on your strength and flexibility on our indoor Bouldering Wall, adjacent to the Weight & Fitness Room. Please read and follow all posted rules. Shoes and chalk can be rented at Equipment Etc. Boulderers will be issued a pass for boulder wall use after signing a waiver and watching a safety video at the Equipment Etc. or ICF desks.

ICF HOURS of OPERATION Monday - Friday, 3pm - 10pm and Saturday - Sunday, 1pm - 6pm. Hours updates, clinic availability, and periodic closures for trainings or staff meetings will be announced via Twitter.

Climbing for Fitness (Specialty Class) It’s more than just a monolith in the middle of the Rec; the Indoor Climbing Facility is your next fitness tool. Even if you’ve never climbed before, our certified instructors will teach you the basics then begin using your climbing skills to get you in shape. This class blends traditional floor exercises with climbing to give you a fullbody workout. Different weeks will focus on improving endurance, strength, balance and movement. Once you’re finished with this class, you’ll have the skills you need to make rock climbing the next tool in your overall fitness arsenal.

Yoga Rocks (Specialty Class)

Yoga and climbing are the perfect match, so why not learn them both in one class? Climbing applies the same balance, core strength, flexibility and focus on breathing that Yoga teaches. Blending beginning level climbing movement with introductory yoga, each week participants will be introduced to progressively challenging movement and technique in both disciplines. Whether you are new to both disciplines, a climber looking to improve balance and flexibility, or a non-climber looking to try a new twist on fitness in a non-competitive, non-intimidating environment, this is the class for you!

Climbing Essentials (Specialty Class) Come learn the sport of indoor rock climbing. This introductory class taught by our certified climbing instructors will teach you the essentials. You’ll learn belaying, harness and knot use, efficient climbing movement and all the necessary safety systems. If you’ve ever told yourself, “I’ve always wanted to try that”, now is your time! It’s fun, exciting, and it’s easier to get started than you might think!

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Rent or buy your outdoor equipment from us! We sell products from Black Diamond, Bluewater, Evolv, Sterling, Metolius, NRS, Liberty Mountain, Kreig, MadRock and more!

EQUIPMENT RENTAL & SALES FALL 2013 PRICE LIST 1 day

Rec Member/Non-member

CAMPING

2–4 days

Rec Member/Non-member

5–8 days

Rec Member/Non-member

6-PERSON TENT 4-PERSON TENT 2-PERSON TENT BACKPACK TENT SLEEPING BAG SLEEPING PAD - Z REST SLEEPING PAD - SELF INFLATING INTERNAL FRAME BACKPACK TRAVEL PACK CAMP KITCHEN (2 person) CAMP KITCHEN (4 person) 1-BURNER PROPANE STOVE* 2-BURNER PROPANE STOVE* PROPANE GRILL* PROPANE LANTERN COOKSET WATER COOLER ICE CHEST

$16.00/ $19.25 $10.00/ $12.00 $8.00/ $9.75 $8.00/ $9.75 $4.00/ $5.00 $2.00/ $2.50 $3.00/ $3.75 $6.00/ $7.50 $5.00/ $6.00 $10.00/ $12.00 $14.00/ $17.00 $4.00/ $5.00 $5.00/ $6.00 $5.00/ $6.00 $3.00/ $3.75 $3.00/ $3.75 $3.00/ $3.75 $3.00/ $3.75

$32.00/ $38.50 $20.00/ $24.00 $16.00/ $19.25 $16.00/ $19.25 $8.00/ $9.75 $4.00/ $5.00 $6.00/ $7.25 $12.00/ $15.00 $10.00/ $12.00 $20.00/ $24.00 $28.00/ $33.75 $8.00/ $9.75 $10.00/ $12.00 $10.00/ $12.00 $6.00/ $7.25 $6.00/ $7.25 $6.00/ $7.25 $6.00/ $7.25

CLIMBING SHOES BOULDERING PAD

$3.00/ $3.75 $4.00/ $5.00

$6.00/ $7.25 $8.00/ $9.75

$9.00/ $11.00 $12.00/ $14.50

TANDEM CANOE SOLO CANOE KAYAK-WHITEWATER TANDEM KAYAK-SIT ON TOP SOLO KAYAK-SIT ON TOP soft top surf board 9’ STAND UP PADDLEBOARD PADDLE LIFEJACKET

$17.00/ $20.50 $14.00/ $17.00 $17.00/ $20.50 $17.00/ $20.50 $14.00/ $17.00 $18.00/ $21.75 $20.00/ $24.00 $2.00/ $2.50 $2.00/ $2.50

$34.00/ $41.00 $28.00/ $33.75 $34.00/ $41.00 $34.00/ $41.00 $28.00/ $33.75 $36.00/$43.00 $40.00/$48.00 $4.00/ $5.00 $4.00/ $5.00

$51.00/ $61.25 $42.00/ $50.50 $51.00/ $61.25 $51.00/ $61.25 $42.00/ $50.50 $54.00/ $65.00 $60.00/ $72.00 $6.00/ $7.50 $6.00/ $7.50

VOLLEYBALL SET CROQUET SET DISC GOLF SET BOCCE BALL SET HORSESHOE SET TUG-O-WAR ROPE SOFTBALL SET   (2 bats, 2 balls, 4 bases, 5 gloves, catchers mask) FLAG FOOTBALL SET   (1 football, 14 flags, 10 cones) KICKBALL SET   (1 kickball, 4 bases) FOOTBALL FLAGS (set of 7) SPORT JERSEYS (set of 7) CONES (set of 4) STOPWATCH SOFTBALL/FOOTBALL/KICKBALL/   SOCCER BALL/VOLLEYBALL   (any single ball) SOFTBALL BAT SOFTBALL GLOVE SOFTBALL BASES SET SOFTBALL CATCHER MASK VOLLEYBALL NET FRISBEE

$10.00/ $12.00 $2.00/ $2.50 $2.00/ $2.50 $2.00/ $2.50 $2.00/ $2.50 $4.00/ $5.00 $6.00/ $7.50

$20.00/ $24.00 $4.00/ $5.00 $4.00/ $5.00 $4.00/ $5.00 $4.00/ $5.00 $8.00/ $9.75 $12.00/ $15.00

$30.00/ $36.00 $6.00/ $7.50 $6.00/ $7.50 $6.00/ $7.50 $6.00/ $7.50 $12.00/ $14.50 $18.00/ $21.75

$6.00/ $7.50

$12.00/ $15.00

$18.00/ $21.75

$2.00/ $2.50

$4.00/ $5.00

$6.00/ $7.50

$2.00/ $2.50 $3.00/ $3.75 $1.00/ $1.25 $2.00/ $2.50 $1.00/ $1.25

$4.00/ $5.00 $6.00/ $7.50 $2.00/ $2.50 $4.00/ $5.00 $1.00/ $1.25

$6.00/ $7.50 $9.00/ $11.00 $3.00/ $3.75 $6.00/ $7.50

$1.00/ $1.25 $1.00/ $1.25 $1.00/ $1.25 $1.00/ $1.25 $1.00/ $1.25 $.50/ $.75

$1.00/ $1.25 $1.00/ $1.25 $1.00/ $1.25 $1.00/ $1.25 $1.00/ $1.25 $.50/ $.75

$1.00/ $1.25 $1.00/ $1.25 $1.00/ $1.25 $1.00/ $1.25 $1.00/ $1.25 $0.50/ $0.75

ROCK CLIMBING

$48.00/ $57.75 $30.00/ $36.00 $24.00/ $29.00 $24.00/ $29.00 $12.00/ $14.50 $6.00/ $7.25 $9.00/ $11.00 $18.00/ $21.75 $15.00/ $18.00 $30.00/ $36.00 $42.00/ $50.50 $12.00/ $14.50 $15.00/ $18.00 $15.00/ $18.00 $9.00/ $11.00 $9.00/ $11.00 $9.00/ $11.00 $9.00/ $11.00

water sports**

OUTDOOR SPORTS

$1.00/ $1.25

*Propane not included. As a convenience, Outdoor Adventures sells Coleman 16.4 oz. propane canisters. We do not accept empty/partially used tanks. **All canoes/kayaks include paddles and lifejackets. Whitewater kayaks also include helmets and sprayskirts.

@tamu_OA

Questions? Call 979.845.4511

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strength & conditioning Weight and Fitness Room

Body Composition Testing

With more than 100 pieces of cardio equipment, 165 pieces of strength/resistance training equipment, and more than 35,000 lbs. of free weights, our recently renovated, state-ofthe-art weight and fitness room and 2nd and 3rd floor cardio equipment zones offer something for everyone wanting to improve their fitness levels. Our strength and conditioning staff members are always available to help you learn how to properly use the equipment, give you exercise advice, or give you a spot during a lift. Additionally, we’ve recently upgraded our audio/video system to include 18 50-inch plasma screens, the Cardio Theater system, and our own private television network, RecTV!

Wonder what your body fat percentage is and how much lean mass you have? Find out with our body composition testing. Our experienced staff will test your body fat percentage and give you the data you need to take the next step to a healthier you!

become a certified personal trainer Every year, Rec Sports sponsors educational opportunities for those wanting to work in the field. There’s a huge demand for certified personal trainers, and we’re often hiring. Talk to our director of strength and conditioning for more information.

Personal Training Let our nationally-certified personal trainers develop a comprehensive exercise program specifically for you! Our personal trainers can assess your fitness goals, develop a workout plan for you, teach you how to properly perform resistance training and cardiovascular conditioning exercises, and keep you motivated. To register for personal training services, visit the Member Services Desk or call 979.458.1027.

Fitness Assessments Wondering just how fit you are? Let one of our personal trainers complete a personal fitness assessment with you. Our integrated fitness assessment includes mobility and stability screening as well as measuring body fat percentage, circumferences, resting heart rate, blood pressure, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. This assessment will serve as the foundation upon which a program that focuses specifically on your individual needs and goals can be designed.

PRICES Body Composition and Fitness Assessments Body Composition Assessment Integrated Fitness Assessment (purchased separately) Integrated Fitness Assessment (added to a 3 or 5 session personal training package)

$10 $30 $20

Personal Training Packages (one trainer with one client) 3 Sessions 5 Sessions 10 Sessions (includes 2 integrated fitness assessments) 15 Sessions (includes 2 integrated fitness assessments)

$90 $140 $245 $345

Partner Sessions (one trainer with a maximum of two clients) 3 Sessions 5 Sessions 10 Sessions (includes 2 fitness assessments) 15 Sessions (includes 2 fitness assessments)

$145 $210 $370 $490

Questions: Call 979.845.3058, 979.458.1027 or visit our website at recsports.tamu.edu.

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@tamu_PT


cpr training FALL 2013 SCHEDULE PROGRAM Heartsaver CPR/AED

Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid

BLS for Healthcare Provider

Classes for Employees and Sport Club Teams ONLY

DATE

TIME

ROOM

COST

Sept. 3

4pm - 8pm

SRC 281

$45*/$50**

Oct. 20

1pm - 5pm

SRC 281

$45*/$50**

Nov. 7

4pm - 8pm

SRC 281

$45*/$50**

Sept. 4

4pm - 10pm

SRC 281

$55*/$60**

Sept. 15

1pm - 7pm

SRC 281

$55*/$60**

Oct. 6

1pm - 7pm

SRC 281

$55*/$60**

Oct. 21

4pm - 10pm

SRC 281

$55*/$60**

Nov. 3

1pm - 7pm

SRC 281

$55*/$60**

Nov. 21

4pm - 10pm

SRC 281

$55*/$60**

Dec. 3

4pm - 10pm

SRC 281

$55*/$60**

Sept. 18

4pm - 9pm

SRC 281

$55*/$60**

Oct. 10

5pm - 10pm

SRC 281

$55*/$60**

Nov. 13

5pm - 10pm

SRC 281

$55*/$60**

Sept. 8

1pm - 7pm

SRC 281

FREE

Sept. 29

1pm - 7pm

SRC 281

FREE

Oct. 27

1pm - 7pm

SRC 281

FREE

Nov. 10

1pm - 7pm

SRC 281

FREE

Nov. 20

4pm - 10pm

SRC 281

FREE

CPR classes are taught by AHA certified instructors. Class participants must sign up at the Rec Center Member Services Desk prior to taking the class. Schedules are subject to change. Class limit: 16. Visit our website at recsports.tamu.edu for the most accurate schedule information. Cost: *Member price; **Non-member price. Questions: Call 979.862.4145 or 979.845.7826.

CPR classes Heartsaver CPR/AED

Learn CPR, AED use, relief of choking in adults and children, and use of barrier devices for all ages. This class is for those who respond to cardiac emergencies because of job or regulatory requirements.

Heartsaver CPR/AED & First Aid

This course covers general principles, medical emergencies, injury

emergencies, CPR and AED, and environmental emergencies. It is for those who respond to first aid or cardiac emergencies because of job or regulatory requirements.

BLS for Healthcare Provider

Learn adult and pediatric CPR (including two-rescuer scenarios and use of the bag mask), foreign-body airway obstruction, and AED use. This class is for healthcare providers who must have a credential (card) documenting successful completion of a CPR course.

massage therapy The Body Works Massage Studio

features two massage rooms, a reception area with flatscreen TV, and soothing colors and dĂŠcor to put you in the right frame of mind. Our licensed therapists specialize in Swedish and deep tissue massage. Call 979.845.7826 or visit the Member Services desk to schedule your one-hour massage. Payment is required at the time the appointment is scheduled. No refunds or reschedules are permitted within 48 hours prior to the appointment or for missed appointments.

$40/session

For A&M affiliates with a Rec Membership

$60/session

For guests of an A&M affiliate or Rec Member

Questions? Call 979.845.7826 or visit us online at: http://recsports.tamu.edu/membership/massage_therapy.stm Rec Sports Guide 21


sport clubs association CLUB

WEBSITE

Archery

http://www.tamuarchery.com

Baseball

http://clubbaseball.tamu.edu

Bowling

http://bowling.tamu.edu

Competition Squad

http://competitionsquad.tamu.edu

(competitive cheer)

The Texas A&M Sport Clubs Association provides the opportunity to compete against clubs from other collegiate institutions at the state, regional, or national level in 34 different sports, and allows members to learn or enhance their skills in a recreational setting. Each club is administered by students, has practice times and facilities, and receives some monetary support. To help subsidize the cost of travel and equipment, clubs may charge dues and participate in fund-raising activities. While the Sport Clubs staff and the Department of Recreational Sports assist clubs in securing needed funds, facilities and equipment, the emphasis is on student leadership and development. Students are directly responsible for all aspects of operating and managing a successful, competitive organization. As a result, Sport Clubs present a unique opportunity for students to develop both athletic and leadership abilities. Since 1974, the Sport Clubs program has captured over 200 overall team and singleevent national championships and hundreds of conference championships. Rec Sports Guide 22

Crew

http://crew.tamu.edu

Cycling

http://amct.tamu.edu

Fencing

http://fencing.tamu.edu

Gymnastics

http://gymnasticsclub.tamu.edu https://sites.google.com/a/ txamhandball.net/www/home

Handball Ice Hockey

http://www.tamuicehockey.com

Judo

http://www.aggiejudo.com

Men’s Lacrosse

http://www.aggielacrosse.com

Women’s Lacrosse

http://wlacross.tamu.edu

Paintball

http://paintball.tamu.edu

Pistol

http://pistolteam.tamu.edu http://aggiepolo.com/Aggie_Polo/ Welcome.html

Polo Powerlifting

http://www.aggiepowerlifting.com

Racquetball

http://racquetball.tamu.edu

Men’s Rugby

http://www.aggierugby.com

Women’s Rugby

http://womensrugby.tamu.edu

Sailing

http://sailingteam.tamu.edu

Men’s Soccer

http://msoccer.tamu.edu

Women’s Soccer

http://womensclubsoccer.tamu.edu

Taekwondo

http://tkd.tamu.edu

Trap & Skeet

http://tamuskeet.tamu.edu

Triathlon

http://triathlon.tamu.edu

Men’s Ultimate (Frisbee)

http://ultimatefrisbee.tamu.edu

Men’s Volleyball

http://mensvolleyball.tamu.edu

Women’s Volleyball

http://wvolley.tamu.edu

Wakeboarding

http://wakeboard.tamu.edu

Men’s Water Polo

http://aggiewaterpolo.tamu.edu

Women’s Water Polo

http://womenswaterpolo.tamu.edu

Water Ski

http://waterskiclub.tamu.edu

Wrestling

http://wrestlingteam.tamu.edu

For more information, the names of current club representatives, and Sport Club event schedules, visit the Sport Club Office in room 250 of the Student Rec Center, call 979.862.1996, e-mail sportclubs@rec.tamu.edu or visit our website at recsports.tamu.edu.

Proud partners of

Texas A&M Sport Clubs

@tamuSportClubs

TAMUSportClubs


Becoming a Rec Member and gaining access to everything Rec Sports has to offer is easy!

membership

Rec Memberships

Guest Passes (must provide a photo ID)

Students

Visitors and former students are welcome to enjoy the Rec Center by purchasing a daily guest pass.

Most students taking one or more semester hours automatically become Rec Members when they register and pay the Rec Sports Fee. Students who do not meet this criteria are required to purchase a membership in order to use the Rec Sports facilities and participate in certain programs. Continuing student memberships are also available.

Non-Students

Besides students, the following individuals are eligible to purchase a membership: current and retired Texas A&M staff members; spouses of current Texas A&M students, staff members, or retired staff members; adult dependents (age 18–25) of current Texas A&M students, staff members, or retired staff members; and dependent children (age 3–17) of current Texas A&M students, staff members, or retired staff members (with some restrictions). Current employees may pay for their membership through payroll deduction. Membership rates are: • $375 / annual • $275 / two semesters • $150 / one semester • $106 / per semester for a student spouse

Continuing Students • $106 / one semester • $53 / one summer session

Former Students & Friends

Guest pass rates are: • $10 / day • $20 / 3-day pass • $40 / week • $80 / month • $4 minor age 14–17 with a dependent ID card* • $3 minor age 3–13 with a dependent ID card* *Dependent ID cards carry a one-time $7 charge.

Lockers

Full Locker Half Locker Box Locker

Annual

2 Semesters

$90 $65 $35

$70 $50 $25

1 Semester

$40 $30 $15

*Full and half locker rentals include complimentary towel service.

Towel Service • $40 / annual • $30 / two semesters • $18 / one semester • $2 / daily NOTE: Prices are subject to change.

QUESTIONS? Call 979.845.7826. or stop by the Member Services Desk for more information.

The Former Students & Friends Membership is available to anyone who is registered with The Association of Former Students. To be eligible for this membership, the person must either: 1. Have received an advanced or honorary degree from Texas A&M University, or 2. Be a current contributor to The Association of Former Students Membership rates are: • $500 / annual • $365 / two semesters • $200 / one semester The Member Service Manager will verify proof of current membership within The Association of Former Students. If an individual is rendered ineligible, they will be refunded their membership minus a $50 administrative fee. For parking options, please visit the Transportation Services website at: transport.tamu.edu/parking.

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services

Got a crick in your neck? Planning a party? Need to rent a tennis racquet? We can help!

Equipment Etc.

Pass Sales

Rec Sports has a variety of indoor and outdoor sports equipment available for groups and individuals to use. Most equipment is available free of charge, while other items have a nominal rental charge. Patrons are responsible for damages to items that are rented or checked out.

Why spend more? At the beginning of each spring and fall semester, we offer a special sale on our unlimited Group RecXercise passes.

Questions? Call 979.845.4917

Personal Training

Facility Rentals Planning a special event? Let us help! Our facilities are perfect for weddings, banquets, group meetings and more, and a full beverage service is available. See page 6 for details. Also available for rent are The Student Recreation Center, PEAP (Physical Education Activity Program) Building, Penberthy Rec Sports Complex, tennis courts, and East Campus fields. If your group is planning an activity, please inquire about facility availability well in advance. Requests for facility reservations should be submitted at least two weeks in advance.

For more info, come by or call 979.862.1322

Lightning Prediction System In the event of dangerous conditions, the lightning prediction system will give one long horn blast (approximately 15 seconds) accompanied by a flashing light. Once the dangerous conditions have passed, three short horn blasts will sound that all is clear and the flashing lights will cease. In the event of a system warning please seek shelter.

Questions? Call 979.862.3995 See Strength and Conditioning on page 12.

Policies In order to ensure that Rec Sports delivers high quality services in a fun and positive environment, we have instituted general policies that should be followed by participants. Violation of policies or behavior deemed inappropriate may result in a suspension or loss of membership.

Our policies can be found online at: recsports.tamu.edu

Program Registration Stop by the Member Services desk to sign up for intramural sports, specialty programs, personal training and more. Visit Outdoor Adventures to sign up for outdoor activities.

Questions? Call 979.845.7826 Use our affordable digital media to advertise your event, service or organization to the 92.6% of Aggies that use the Rec!

Lockers Full, half, and box-size lockers may be rented for the entire year or by the semester. Any open lockers are made available for rental beginning the Thursday prior to the first class day of each semester. All full- and half-size locker rentals include complimentary towel service. The last date to renew lockers will be clearly posted in each of the locker rooms. Rec lockers that have not been renewed by the requested date will be cleared and rented to a new user. A fee will be assessed to retrieve items cleared from lockers. Free day lockers are also located throughout the facility. Don’t be a victim of theft; lock up your personal belongings.

Questions? Call 979.845.7826

Lost and Found Got so involved in your badminton game that you forgot to take your backpack with you on your way home? Just stop by member services and let them know. We keep all lost and found items handy so they can be returned to their owners.

For more information, call 979.845.7826

For details, call 979.845.1001

Resource Tables Recognized student groups and departments may reserve a resource table in the lobby of the Rec in order to promote their programs and events. Tables may be reserved up to two consecutive days in a week.

For more information, call 979.862.1322

Time Out Deli The Time Out Deli, located in the Rec Center lobby, offers tasty fare for lunch or a quick snack, as well as some of the best smoothies in the Brazos Valley!

Questions? Call 979.862.1374

Towel Service Why carry a towel from home when you can pick up a fresh one at the Rec? For a nominal fee, members can sign up for towel service.

Questions? Call 979.845.7826 Rec Sports Guide 24


FACILITIES Student Recreation Center

(979.845.7826)

Olsen Blvd. across from the West Campus Garage. First Floor • • • • • • • • • • •

Member Services Desk Equipment Etc. Desk Time Out Sports Deli Locker Rooms Gymnasium space (8 sport courts) Weight and Fitness Room Indoor Climbing Facility Bouldering Wall Handball/Racquetball Courts (12) Activity Room with Patio Backyard Outdoor Activity Area with sport courts, sand volleyball courts, a pavilion, a whirlpool spa, and a leisure pool with zero-depth entry, a current channel, a basketball goal, and a 6-lane lap pool Outdoor Adventures Center

Second Floor • • • • •

Administrative Offices (979.845.0526) Archery Room Meeting rooms Body Works Massage Studio Cardio Equipment

Third Floor • • • •

Track Dance/Activity Rooms Racquetball Courts (2) Squash Courts (2)

Cardio Equipment

Penberthy REC Sports COMPLEX (979.862.3426) Tom Chandler Drive and Penberthy Road. • • • • •

12 lit playing fields 4 artificial turf playing areas 3 softball fields Covered pavilion and meeting room Equipment check-out available

PEAP BUILDING (979.845.2624) • • • • •

4 Basketball Courts 6 Volleyball Courts Multi-purpose Activity Rooms Several Classrooms and Meeting Rooms (various sizes) Equipment check-out desk

Tennis Complex (979.458.4607) West Campus, directly behind the Texas A&M Varsity Tennis Center. •

18 State-of-the-art Tennis Courts (12 lighted)

Outdoor Adventures (979.845.4511) Olsen Boulevard at Parking Lot 100J, behind the Rec Center. • •

Equipment Sales and Rental Adventure Trips and clinics

Natatorium (979.862.4968) Olsen Blvd. across from the West Campus Garage, adjacent to the Rec Center. • • • • •

Indoor, 22-lane, 50-meter Lap Pool Indoor, 16–17 ft. depth Diving Well, with 1, 3, 5, 7.5 and 10-meter Platforms Indoor, 5-lane, 20-yard Instructional Pool Whirlpool Spa (2) Locker Rooms (Men’s and Women’s Varsity and visiting teams)

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Texas A&M Rec Sports Fall 2013 Guide  

Rec Sports has everything you need to stay fit and have fun at Texas A&M!

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