University Recreation strives to expand the possibilities of inclusion in fitness and recreational programs for those who have a temporary or permanent impairment. The goal of UREC's Accessible Recreation program is to increase the diversity and inclusion possible in its activities and programs by providing accommodations and access. Being physically active is necessary for a healthy lifestyle, and University Recreation can provide modified programs for participants such as: assisted personal training, modified group exercise, therapeutic water exercise, outdoor connection center, club sports, and intramural sports opportunities. Students may also volunteer to assist with various programs offered.
Accessible Opportunities at University Recreation:
Weekly Open Recreational Time
Participate in multiple activities such as: wheelchair basketball, beep ball, strength workouts, stretching and range of motion exercises. A personal trainer will be present to run activities and equipment will be provided.
Time and Date: Every Wednesday during the fall 2013 semester excluding University holidays, from 5:00-6:00PM in HPER Gym 1. There will be no open recreational time during the summer 2013 sessions.
Assisted Personal Training
Assisted personal training is a program focused on individuals with various types of impairments that are unable to execute workouts without assistance. The purpose of this program is to help individuals work towards becoming more physically independent in everyday life. Our assisted personal training program can be utilized by participants with permanent or temporary impairments including those that are high level injuries to those who have acute injuries.
Our program is staffed with certified personal trainers who will work together with participants to execute an individualized workout plan based on their goals. The first session will start with a fitness assessment to gather basic knowledge and baseline numbers to determine the physical fitness level of the client. Two personal trainers will work with participants using adaptive equipment and creative techniques to execute safe and effective workouts specifically for you. Pool workouts with your trainer are also an option.
To get started we offer a free consultation with a personal trainer to talk about your fitness goals and adaptive needs. Assisted personal training services are free to all students and faculty members with high level and acute impairments based on the information provided during the consultation.
No registration is necessary for these events. Students interested in starting a program or participating in any programs offered at University Recreation please contact Jessica Graham Graduate Assistant for Fitness/Wellness at 479 575-6080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Opportunities at University Recreation:
Fitness/Wellness: Assisted Personal Training, Modified Group Exercise, Therapeutic Water Exercise, Low-Impact mat-based classes
Outdoor Connection Center: Canoeing, Kayaking, Rocking Climbing, Adventure Trips
Clubs Sports/Intramural Sports: Are able to accommodate and are looking for ideas and suggestions to begin more accessible programs at any time.