Maintain Don’t Gain!!!

Let’s face it!  The Holidays aren’t always the easiest time or the best time to focus on weight loss.  Yes it can’t be done, but perhaps, for some, it may be better to shoot for the more realistic goal of MAINTENANCE!  Join the HPER in our “Maintain Don’t Gain” program starting Monday, November 23rd. Visit the HPER to sign-up and for more information on how we can help you maintain your pre-holiday weight!



The HPER and UCA welcome new Campus Recreation Director

Richard Valdosta State PicThe HPER and UCA welcome new Campus Recreation Director, Richard Hammond. Richard comes to us from Valdosta State in Valdosta, GA where he served as Student Recreation Center Director since 1997.  The UCA Campus Recreation staff officially welcomed Richard this past Monday, November 2, 2015.

Aquatics Group Exercise Schedule

The Fall 2015 aquatics group exercise schedule is ready! Bring a friend or two and enjoy group exercise in the water!  Click here for more details!


Join us for the HPER “HYPE” Night on Thursday, August 27th from 9pm-12am!  It’s a night of fun, food, and prizes as we introduce you to what your new HPER and Campus Recreation have to offer. Join us for activities such as knockout, Motion Cage workouts, battleship, and canoe and kayak demonstrations!  We will see you there! Slide1

10 Fitness and the HPER continue to team up for fall

The HPER Fitness Center will continue to work with 10 Fitness during the fall semester, from August 21st-November 10th.  Please click here for more information on how to enroll starting August 21st.

HPER expansion update

As a reminder, due to phase II construction, the HPER is currently closed.  The expected opening date is now scheduled for November 11, 2014.  During the summer the HPER Center will be working with 10 Fitness to help keep you in shape while we are closed.  Click here for more information on how to get started at 10 Fitness.  Please check back for further updates on the expansion process.  


Due to Phase II construction, the HPER Center’s last day of operation will be Wednesday, April 30th and will not reopen until approximately October 15, 2014, the expected completion date for phase II construction.

Closing and emptying the HPER is a large undertaking.  ‘Everything’ must be out of the HPER prior to our May 1st closing.

Beginning Monday, April 28th movers will be in the HPER to dismantle and relocate all of our cardiovascular equipment (1st floor) and weight equipment (2nd floor).  For this reason the 1st floor cardio room and 2nd floor weight room will be closed beginning Monday, April 28th.  Also, the equipment will be moved through our east side front entrance.

Because of this, HPER hours for Monday, April 28th through Wednesday, April 30th will be:

Monday, April 28th – 4pm to 11pm

Tuesday, April 29th – 4pm to 11pm

Wednesday, April 30th – 4pm to 11pm

Thursday, May 1st – HPER CLOSED

*ONLY the track and basketball courts will be available for recreational use on these days.

Please click here for more info on the HPER Center and 10 Fitness teaming up to keep you in shape while we are closed.

Basketball court closures

Attention, UCA basketball lovers!  Starting today (January 22nd) until February 20th, the basketball courts will close at 5:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday due to 5on5 intramural basketball.

Spring 2014 group exercise schedule finalized

The new Spring 2014 group exercise schedule has been posted!  Much thanks to Kim Brim who helped us out in our last minute search for another instructor.  She will be teaching Cardio Kickboxing classes.  Please welcome her to UCA this coming Monday, at her first class here! Click here for more information on group exercise.


Aqua aerobics begins Monday, January 13th

Aqua Aerobics starts Monday, January 13th at 5pm. No sign-up needed. Aqua Aerobics will be offered Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5-6pm.