News about YOUR Campus Recreation Center
UAB Campus Recreation Center
AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2011 www.uab.edu/campusreccenter
from your Interim Director
The summer has passed quickly with the camps, New Student Orientations, and
a variety of other organizations that have utilized our wonderful facility here at the Campus Recreation Center. I thank you, our members, for being understanding and accommodating to the many visitors that had the opportunity to experience UAB this summer. The facility is truly a showcase for the campus and our hope is that every visitor and member will have a great experience in our facility. It is with mixed emotions that I announce Jenny Babl’s resignation from her position as the Assistant Director of Marketing. It saddens me to see Jenny leave after seven great years of working for UAB and Campus Recreation, but I am extremely happy that she will have the opportunity to stay home with her two year old Jonah and her new little one expected in November. Jenny was a great staff member and team player not only in Campus Recreation, but around the UAB campus. On the other hand, we welcome our newest staff member Jenn Probert to the Campus Recreation staff as the Assistant Director of Marketing. She comes from Ventura, California. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing Administration and Master of Science in Recreational Sports Management from California State University, Northridge. Jenn was also a former collegiate volleyball player at Cal State Northridge. So please help us give Jenn a big “southern” welcome to the great state of Alabama! To contact her you can email her at email@example.com or give her a call at 205-996-4887. Please pay special attention to the locker renewal process that ends August 31st as we will be cleaning out lockers the first weekend of September and will be going down the waiting list starting the week of September 6th.
Table of Contents: Greetings, p1 Outdoor Pursuits, p2 Three Rivers Trips! Intramural News, p2 Upcoming Activities Softball Champs Welcome new staff Aquatics, p3 Healthy Water Swim Lessons Facilities/Memberships, p3 Locker Renewals Parking Updates Fit & Wellness, p4 Ufit Programs Avoid the Freshman 15! New Fall classes Massage Therapy Services Calendar, p5 August Events September Events
Also, after researching our parking situation for our current members, we have made some modifications that are detailed in this newsletter that will go into effect on Monday, August 22nd, 2011. The only adjustment from this summer is that Campus Recreation will validate and pay for up to two hours of parking while using the Campus Recreation Center. Cost for hours beyond those first two hours will be the responsibility for the member to pay when exiting the parking deck. If you have any questions or concerns, you can find more information on the Campus Recreation website at www.uab.edu/campusreccenter. Again, if there is anything that we need to address or to better serve you, our patrons or visitors, please feel free to contact any of our staff or fill out a comment card located online or at the front desk. You are always welcome to contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, my direct line is 205-996-4909, or stop by my office. We are the stewards of the facility and programs, but rely on your feedback as stakeholders. Looking forward to a great Fall Semester!
Interim Director of Campus Recreation
outdoor pursuits: Buffalo River
canoeing, AR / Sep 2-5 Canoe one of America's finest rivers! The Buffalo National River was the country's first national river and remains one of the few in the lower 48 without dams. Paddle past massive limestone bluffs, beautiful waterfalls, and riverside caves. This trip offers a good mix of swift rapids and quiet pools suitable for all levels of canoeing ability. • Pre-Trip Meeting: 8/30/11 at 6PM, CRCT 290 • Depart: 9/2/11 at 12PM • Return: 9/5/11 at 10PM • Prices: Students: $90 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $100 Others: $110
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paddling, AL / Sep 10
Join us for a day of paddling on the Coosa River near Wetumpka. This trip is a must-do in Alabama for beginner and experienced paddlers alike! We will begin just below Jordan Dam with some moving flat water and paddle downstream to swift class II/ III rapids. During the trip, you'll have the opportunity to lounge on one of the many rock islands, go for a swim, or walk around or try your skills in the most famous rapid on the river, Moccasin Gap. This river is suitable for all levels of canoeing ability.
Raft the legendary class III-V rapids on the Gauley River in West Virginia, one of the most famous whitewater runs in the eastern US. The scenery is beautiful and the whitewater action is non-stop! We will tackle some of the Gauley's biggest rapids, including Mash, Flume, and Canyon Doors to name a few. This river is intermediate to challenging. We will spend all day with a commercial outfitter.
• Pre-Trip Meeting: 9/6/11 at 6PM, CRCT 290 • Depart: 9/10/11 at 8AM • Return: 9/10/11 at 8PM • Prices: Students: $30 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $40 Others: $50
• Pre-Trip Meeting: 9/13/11 at 6PM, CRCT 290 • Depart: 9/16/11 at 12PM • Return: 9/18/11 at 10PM • Prices: Students: $260 Faculty/Staff/Alumni: $280 Others: $300
rafting, WV / Sep 16-18
The Intramural Sports program offers a variety of team sports and individual tournaments. Whether you are an
experienced athlete or just looking to get some exercise, we are dedicated to providing our participants enjoyable, innovative, and safe activities for all skill levels and interests. All current students, faculty, and staff members can participate. You can either create a team or join one as a free agent. We are doing something a little different this year with our team fees. We are now charging a onetime individual fee of $12 for all team sports for the whole year. You can pay this on-line at imleagues. com or at the front desk of the Rec Center.
Upcoming Activities Registration On-going: Racquetball, Table Tennis & Squash Challenge Ladder August 23 & 24 Flag Football Official’s Clinic, CRCT 150: 7-9pm August 25 Registration Deadline / Captains Meeting: Flag Football, CRCT 150: 6pm Wiffleball, CRCT 150: 7pm
Congrats to the Short Bus All-Stars! For winning their 3rd consecutive Softball Intramural Championship. They beat D.M.S. 9-2 in 6 innings. Way to go!
meet our l a to campus test additions recreation !
Graduate Assistant for Intramurals Hometown: Chalfont, Pennsylvania Education: Bachelor’s in Sport Administration from Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania Favorite Sports Moment: The Philadelphia Phillies winning the World Series in 2008.
Dustin S. Gibbs
Graduate Assistant for Facilities Hometown: Lawrenceville, Georgia Education: Bachelor’s in Finance from the University of West Georgia Favorite quote: “It is what it is.” I am so excited to be at UAB and getting to meet everyone!
aquatics: Summertime is fun time, but we can’t forget
about how important healthy water is. Here are a few reminders for keeping our pool clean as the summer comes to an end: 1) Everyone, including infants & small children must shower before entering the pool and spa. 2) “Swim diapers“ are mandatory for non-potty trained infants and children. 3) Diapers should not be changed on the deck & any incident involving a diaper change needs to include warm, soapy water. 4) The Spa is not a kiddy pool. It has a therapeutic temperature of 104 which can have an adverse effect on infants and small children. Jefferson County Health Department recommends a 15 minute maximum usage time for participants of any age.
Learn to swim Program! The adult Learn to Swim program teaches aquatic and personal water safety skills so that participants can be safe in, on and around water and swim well. The classes are taught in six progressing levels. As the levels increase, participants learn to refine the different strokes and build endurance. Each level includes exit skills assessments that put together many of the skills learned in the level. Skills are categorized in the following way in Levels1-5: Water Entry and Exit, Breath Control and Submerging, Buoyancy, Changing Direction and Position, Treading, Swim on Front, Back and Side and Water Safety. Level 6 focuses on refining strokes and turns and building endurance. Registration for CRCT members is $50 and $80 for non-members. For more information or to register, visit our website at www.uab.edu/campusreccenter or contact Don Sanders at 205-996-5037 or email@example.com.
FALL 2011 ADULT SWIM LESSONS:
Aug 8/10/15/17/22/24/29/31 (M/W 6:30 - 7:15pm) Sept 6/8/13/15/20/22/27/29 (T/Th 7:30 - 8:15am) Sept 12/14/19/21/26/28/Oct 3/5 (M/W 6:30 - 7:15pm)
facilities & Memberships: Locker Renewals are Underway! All lockers will expire on August 31, 2011. Fees for 2011-12 must be paid in full by August 31,2011 at the Membership Services Desk or over the phone (with credit/debit cards) by calling 205.996.5038.
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Parking Updates: Effective August 22, 2011 With the start of the new academic year, we wanted to provide clarification of the Campus Recreation parking validation privilege and procedures. Campus Recreation will offer parking validation Monday through Friday from 5am to 4pm to those holding memberships (faculty, staff, alumni, and household members). Faculty/Staff who park in UAB facilities with access cards will be granted night/ weekend privileges to the 9th Avenue deck on their parking access card. It will be valid at the 9th Ave. entrance after 4pm on weekdays and all day on weekends. Several area lots are available at no cost before 6:30am and after 4:00pm weekdays and all weekend, which include Lot 5A (directly across University Blvd.) and all lot 15 parking lots and decks. Campus Recreation will validate your ticket on your way out and will pay for up to two hours of parking per validation. Costs for hours beyond those first two hours will be the responsibility of the member to pay when exiting the parking deck.
fit/wellness: The Fall UFit Program kicks back into full gear on Monday, Aug. 15th with a full slate of morning, lunch and evening classes. Over 60 classes a week will be offered, with classes 7 days a week.
All UFit classes are free of charge to members, except our spinning® program. Spin® classes are $2/class for non-student members. We also offer 1-month and 3-month passes for spin® that are available for purchase. Plus keep a look out on our schedule, each month we offer several spin classes that are free of charge! Personal Training: We have over 15 Personal Trainers to choose from, with the best rates in town for 1/3/6/12 session package options. For more information or to schedule a session with a trainer, call 996-4886 or email fitness@uab. edu. Wellness Assessment: Come visit our dietician for your wellness assessments or any other nutritional needs. Jennifer Rankin, RD, LD Registered Dietitian, can help you reach your health goals for a more healthy you! Office Hours: Mon & Weds: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm Tues: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thurs: 11:00 am -3:00 pm
With the summer winding down and Fall soon
to be upon us, come exercise your way to more energy, excitement and increased health. Campus Recreation has many fitness/wellness options for you to explore. There will be early morning classes offered every day of the week during the fall semester as well as on Saturdays and Sundays. New Fall Classes: • High Intensity Interval Training on Mon/Wed • Full Flex, All Body Flexibility Class on Tues evenings • 4 Aqua Fit classes on T/W/Th/Sat • Lunch time Kickboxing on Fridays • Zumba on Saturdays • Free Saturday Kids Spin Class - Kids must be 5’0 tall
Tips to avoid the Freshman 15! • To avoid the mid-morning sugar cravings and unnecessary trip to the vending machine keep healthy snack options like: fresh fruit, breads (toast, bagels etc), and easy to grab Yoplait Gogurts in your dorm room for when you’re on the run. • Avoid vending machines and instead reach for a healthy snack you have on hand in your dorm room such as popcorn, low-fat string cheese or trail mix. • Limit your fast food intake and go to healthier options like Subway, Panera or Jason’s Deli. When you do eat fast food, substitute french fries for a side salad and try the grilled sandwiches instead of the high fat fried meats. When ordering pizza, try getting healthy pizza toppings like tomato, mushrooms or bell peppers. Also, instead of pepperoni, order Canadian bacon - it’s just as good and half the fat! • Try substituting Crystal Light for soda and/or juice. Just by cutting out sugar sweetened beverages a person can lose as much as 5-10 lbs. • Every person needs about two liters of water per day to stay fully hydrated, that’s about eight 8oz glasses of water per day. If you are physically active, remember that after physical activity you need about 16 oz of water to rehydrate. • Eating a well balanced diet of protein, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates and fats while in college can allow you to be a better student and focus more while in the class room.
New Massage Therapy Services:
Looking for a little relaxation after your workout? Campus Recreation now offers massage therapy services to its members. Therapist Atheena Walters is a board certified therapist who specializes in deep tissue, sports, myofascial release, neuromuscular and myoskeletal therapy. Session times are 30, 60 or 90 minutes and begin at $30 for members. Massages are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205.936.1078. For rate information, visit Wellness Services on our website at www.uab.edu/campusreccenter.
IM: 7-v-7 Flag Football & Wiffleball Begins
OP: Buffalo River canoeing, AR
IM: Racquetball, Table Tennis, & Squash Challenge Ladder Begins
OP: Pre-Trip Meeting Ocoee, Cohutta - 6pm IM: Flag Football Officials Clinic
OP: Pre-Trip Meeting Buffalo River - 6pm
FIT: Fitness Showcase 5-6:30pm @ UAB Center Court
IM: Flag Football Officials Clinic
CRCT: Summer Student Cards Stop Working
IM: Wiffleball & 7-v-7 Flag Football Registration Deadline/Captainâ€™s Meeting
OP: Pre-Trip Coosa River, Chief 6 Ladiga, Silver Comet - 6pm IM: Bowling Registration Deadline & Bowling Begins Vestavia Bowl @ 8:30
OP: Pre-Trip 20 Blackwater River, Red River Gorge - 6pm
IM: Golf Tournament21
OP: Pre-Trip Little River Canyon, Gauley River - 6pm
OP: Ocoee, Cohutta rafting/backpacking, TN/GA
OP: Ocoee, Cohutta rafting/backpacking, TN/GA IM: Fantasy Football Team Registration Deadline
IM: Pigskin Picks Due @ 5pm
OP: Buffalo River canoeing, AR IM: Pigskin Picks Due @ 5pm
OP: Chief Ladiga, Silver Comet: bike touring, AL/GA IM: Pigskin Picks Due @ 5pm
OP: Buffalo River canoeing, AR
sunday OP: Buffalo River canoeing, AR
OP: Chief Ladiga, Silver OP: Chief Ladiga, Silver Comet: bike touring, AL/GA Comet: bike touring, AL/GA OP: Coosa River paddling, AL
OP: Gauley River whitewater rafting, WV OP: Little River Canyon hiking, AL
OP: Gauley River whitewater rafting, WV
OP: Red River Gorge
OP: Blackwater River 24
IM: Pigskin Picks Due @ 5pm
OP: Red River Gorge climbing, KY
OP: Blackwater River 25 canoeing & beach, FL OP: Red River Gorge climbing, KY
OP: Gauley River whitewater rafting, WV IM: Pigskin Picks Due @ 5pm OP: Blackwater River
UAB Campus Rec Center 1501 University Blvd. | Birmingham, AL 35294 Phone: 205.934.8224
editors: Jenny Babl and Jenn Probert designer: Miranda McPherson
RECetera - Aug./Sept. 2011 Issue