Frequently Asked Questions

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Participants are prohibited from wearing open toe shoes or jeans. The Fitness Center staff have the authority to enforce all rules; violators will be asked to abide by the rules or leave the facility. 
Deadlifting with an Olympic bar is only permitted within the squat racks only in the Donna Axum Fitness Center. 
Power cleans, explosive lifts, hand stands, jumping rope, and throwing medicine balls at the floor or wall. 

Olympic lifts are prohibited in the fitness center because the equipment is not built to withstand the abuse of Olympic lifts. In addition, the space in the free weight section of the fitness center is limited; in order to provide a safe and friendly environment we cannot allow participants to perform Olympic lifts. 

The HPER Building and the UREC Fitness Center are closed for all home football games. 

Participants must have a valid University of Arkansas or University Recreation ID card to enter any UREC facility. As of August 17, 2020, reservations to use the UREC Fitness Center in the Arkansas Union are strongly encouraged.
No, University Recreation offers lockers free to use while working out at the HPER building and the UREC Fitness Center. UREC offers locker services in the HPER building and UREC Fitness Center for a small fee. For more information on lockers please visit our membership page.

Currently, Group Fitness Classes are only being held in the HPER Building.

In the case of inclement weather please check our social media pages on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. In addition, the UREC App will send push notifications regarding any facility updates. The UREC App is free to download from the iTunes App Store and the Android Marketplace.