UTHealth ID, Rec Center Membership Card or Keytag
Students, residents, faculty and staff that are valid UTHealth ID badge holders must use their UTH badge for admission into the facility and upon request when participating in activities. Non UTHealth members will be issued a Rec Center Membership Card, bearing name, good as long as the Membership Agreement under which it was issued is valid. The Membership Card must be presented for admission into the facility and upon request when participating in activities. Only 1 active card allowed per member.
Name/data change on Recreation Center Membership Card will be made at no charge with the return of original card. Lost cards must be replaced and a fee of $10.00 shall be charged. A fee of $5.00 shall be charged to replace lost Keytags. Use of University ID, Membership Card and or Keytag by anyone other than person named hereon is prohibited and will result in confiscation. Violation of this rule may result in immediate and or permanent termination of membership. The cards are property of UTHealth and are nontransferable and may be revoked for cause.
Appropriate Exercise Clothing
Patrons are asked to wear gym clothing while working out or participating in activities. Proper attire includes athletic shorts and t-shirts, pants, sweat suits and sneakers. No scrubs, denim, street clothes or open toed shoes shall be permitted in the workout areas. Non- marking shoes are required on all hardwood courts, exercise rubber floor rooms, and outdoor tennis & basketball court area. Proper attire for the swimming pool area includes bathing suits and sandal type shoe, members are not permitted to swim in street clothes or undergarments. Swimmers are encouraged to shower before entering the pool.
Swimming Pool Guidelines
There is no lifeguard on duty. Swim at your own risk. The swimming pool closes 30 minutes prior to facility
closure. There are designated and posted summer and winter hours for adult lap swim and family/children hours and open swim. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian at all times while in the pool or on the pool deck area. Once the blankets are installed on the pool during winter months, no one under the age of 16 is allowed in the pool or pool deck and there is lap swimming only. Proper swim attire required and no disposable or cloth diapers permitted. Pool users must bring their own towels and need to dry off before entering the locker rooms and hallways. Towels that are provided are only to be used to wipe down strength training equipment, pads/upholstery and cardiovascular machines after use and are not for personal use for showering or pool use.
For the safety of your family and all members, strollers, car seats, and any other baby carriers are not allowed in any weight room or cardio exercise area. Children five years old and under of the opposite sex may be in the locker room. Children six years old or older must use the same sex locker room. A Family Restroom is provided in the facility.
Member agrees to be subject to the control of the Management, its staff, its agents, representatives and/or employees. Member agrees to conduct oneself in a quiet, well-mannered fashion while using the facilities.
Weight Room & Cardio Exercise Area
No one under the age of 16 is permitted. Profanity, yelling or talking on the phone are not permitted in the gym. For the courtesy of our gym members and for safety reasons, all lifters must rerack their own weights or any equipment when finished. Please do not drop weights or dumbbells. Weights can be dropped below the waist for Olympic Lifts only. Do not drop weights from overhead. Towels are provided to wipe down strength training equipment, pads/upholstery and cardiovascular machines after use only and are not for personal use for showering or pool use. Only approved personal trainers employed by the rec center can provide personal training.
Member’s Property; Lost and Found
UTHealth Recreation Center shall not be liable for the disappearance, loss, theft or damage to or of any Member’s personal property. Property that is found by facility employees will be stored for a reasonable period of time at the front desk. After the period, items will be donated.
Valuables / Lockers
For your protection, do not bring valuables into the facility. The facility provides rental and daily use lockers for use during the Member’s use of the facility. Users must furnish their own padlock for locker room lockers. The lockers are not designed to protect valuables and are provided solely for the convenience of patrons. UTHealth is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. Belongings are not to be left in unlocked lockers. Daily use lockers are available at no charge and must be cleared after each daily use. Rentals lockers may be purchased on a 3 month and 1 year basis and reserved at the front desk. Rental lockers are available for rent by current Member’s only. A courtesy renewal email reminder will be sent to the renter, but it is ultimately renter’s responsibility to keep rental payment and email address updated. Expired lockers will be cleared within the first week of the following month and items left in expired lockers will be removed, bagged and stored for approximately 2 weeks.
Basic sports equipment like basketballs, volleyballs, table tennis paddles, pickle ball and billiards can be checked out free of charge. Racquetball, tennis, and pool related equipment is not available for member use, members will need to bring personal equipment. All check-out equipment is for use in the Rec Center facilities only. Valid member’s ID must be provided at the time of check-out.
Cellular Phones and Cameras
To provide a safe, comfortable and respectful environment, use of cellular phones and/or cameras in the workout area and locker rooms is prohibited.
Members are not permitted to advertise or post notices in or about the facilities without approval. Member agrees that Management may contact Member by phone, e-mail or U.S. mail in order to communicate information pertaining to the facility or the Member’s membership therein. Please keep your email, emergency contact and phone number updated within membership file.
Waiver of Responsibility and Assumption of Risk (Members sign waiver on membership application)
Member/guest recognize participation in any athletic/fitness-related activities includes the possibility of injury. Participation in doing so is completely voluntary and members and guests knowingly assume all risk and waive, on behalf of themselves and their heirs and to the extent allowable under law, any claims or damages against The University of Texas System, UTHealth, their respective employees, agents, officers, Regents or representatives for any injury or illness that may directly or indirectly result from participation at the UTHealth Recreation Center.
Member/guest are encouraged to obtain a physical examination from a doctor before using any exercise equipment or participating in any exercise class or other athletic/fitness related activity. It is understood such activity, including the use of weights and use of any and all machinery, equipment or apparatus designed for exercising shall be at the user’s sole risk and a agree to abide thereby. Such policies and procedures may be subject to change without notice.