UREC Facilities

Architectural Firm: TMP Associates, Inc.
Associated Architect/Engineer: Sherlock, Smith & Adams
Programming/Operational Consultant: Canning & Gonsoulin
Aquatic Design Engineer: Counsilman Hunsaker
Project Scope: Phase 1- Tennis Complex (12 courts)
Phase 2- Outdoor Leisure Pool Complex
Phase 3- Renovation and 85,000 square feet addition to Student Recreation Center
Construction Project Started:June 2001
Tennis Courts Completed: March 2002
Outdoor Pool Completed: June 2003
Student Recreation Center Completed: July 2004

Breakdown of Costs:
$2.1 million for Tennis Courts
$2.5 million for Outdoor Pool
$17.9 million for Student Recreation Center
$24 million total

Eligibility of Access: Current Students, Members and Guests
Food Service: Smoothie King
Physical Therapy and Athletic Training Service: Drayer Physical Therapy

Recreation Facilities
Administrative Suite
Main office/ Memberships 
Staff Office (14 private/6 workstations)
Conference Room
Production Room
Staff Gathering Area

Equipment Checkout
Towel Service
Equipment available:
Weight Belts
Jump Ropes
Locker keys
Table Tennis Paddle

Weight Room and Cardio
17,000 square feet
114 Cardio Machines
10 Life Fitness Treadmills
8 Precor Treadmills
4 Woodway Treadmills
34 Precor Ellipticals
12 Life Fitness Rucumbent Bikes
10 Life Fitness Upright Bikes
5 Precor Upright Bikes
6 Precor Steppers
1 Life Fitness Stepper
5 Cybex ArcTrainer
3 Concept2 Rowers
1 SciFit Arm Ergometer
100 Strength Training Machines
Paramount Selectorized
Strive Selectorize
Paramount Plate-loaded
Hammer Strength Plate loaded
Strive Plate loaded
Cybex Multi-station
Hammer Strength Free Weight Benches

Locker Rooms
Locker Room Men's: 144 long lockers, 332 Short lockers
Women's: 127 long lockers, 252 short lockers
Dry and Steam Saunas

Information Desk
Point of Entry
Guest Sign-in
Pro-shop sales
Locker Sales
CSI Software Package

Intramural/Sport Club Office
4 workstations
Storage Closet
IM Track-Rec Solutions software

Group Exercise Studios
Studio A 2000 Sq. Ft
Studio B-2000sq. ft
&B closet-300 sq. ft
Studio C-1800 sq. ft.
C closet-110 sq. ft
Miles Studio-2280 sq. ft.
Stability Balls
Body Bars
Bosu Trainers
Aerobic Steps

Spin Studio
Racquetball court conversion
22 LeMond Bikes
Art department students design and constructed space

Personal Training Studio
1000 sq. ft.
14 Strength Training Machines
5 Cardio Machines
Free Weights, Stability Balls
Medicine Balls and Bands

Family Changing Room
39 Long Lockers
2 private showers/changing rooms

North Gymnasium
22,500 sq. ft
3 Basketball courts (78*36)
Set-ups: Volleyball, Badminton
1/8 mile track
1 Squash court
8 Racquetball courts
1 Combative arts
2 Storage closets

Aquatic Center
75,000 sq. ft.
Competition Pool-950,000 gallons
8-9' 50 meter lanes
17-9' 25 yd. lanes
depth: 6.5'-18'
Alabama Varsity Swim and Diving
Age group team practices and meets
Masters Swim Team
Host High School State Championships
Host SEC Championships 2001, 2008
HPL Classes
Scuba, Lifesaving
Recreation swim
Lap Pool-216,000 gallons
8-7' 25yd lanes
Depth: 4' to 12'
Recreation swim
HPL Classes-Swimming, Water Safety, Scuba, Lifesaving
Swim Lessons
Age Group swim practice
Weight Room-3000 sq. ft
Mechanical: All Pools
High-rate sand filtration
Strantrol Computer Systems for Chlorine
(Pulsar briquettes) and CO2 control

South Gymnasium
27000 sq. ft
4 Basketball courts (82*40)
Set-ups: Volleyball

Fitness Lab
100 Sq ft.
MicroFit Assessment
Bod Pod

Climbing Wall
Two Racquetball Court Conversion
Pyramide Climbing Wall
Auto belay, Lead Rope and Bouldering

Outdoor Pool Complex
Leisure Pool-142, 000 gallons
2 lap lanes
Depth: 3.5' to 4'
Current Channel
Spray Features
Tanning Shelf
Bubble Bench
Water Slide
Water Basketball
Children's Pool: 2750 gallons
Depth: Zero depth entry to 1.5'
Bubble ring
Men's and Women's changing rooms
Family Change Rooms (2)
Support Building


Other Information:
Student Recreation Center
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-12 Noon-midnight

UREC Staff:
16 Professional Staff
5 Clerical
Student Staff(215)
50-Facility/customer service/weight room
35-Intramural Sports
5-Sport Clubs
35-Group Exercise
12-Personal Trainers
12-Outdoor Recreation/Climbing Wall
60-Aquatic Center
3-Graduate Assistants

University enrollment Fall 2010: 30,000/3500 Faculty/Staff
Membership categories: Faculty/Staff, alumni, affiliate, community
Locker Rentals: Long lockers: $55/year; short locker: $35/year or $15/semester
1982 Construction: $4 million, 65,000 sq.ft.
1992 Construction: $3.5 million expansion to 110,000 sq. ft
January 2000: installed Hardwood Floors in North Gym (Conner Uniforce)
June 2006 Climbing Wall opened.