4500 University Drive
713-743-7529 (PLAY)–Welcome Desk 1st Floor
713-743-9500–Administrative Offices, Room 2000
Campus Recreation coordinates the recreational sport programs and services for the University community. More than 3300 students, faculty, staff, alumni and guests, participate daily in one or more of the various activities offered at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC). It is the primary goal of Campus Recreation to provide quality leisure time activities that engage all participants from the casual beginner to the highly skilled competitor. Through participation in recreational activities, individuals gain a full appreciation of the physiological, psychological and social values of recreation and a better sense of their own ability to function productively in both a cooperative and competitive environment.
Campus Recreation program offerings include: aquatics, intramural sports, fitness, open recreation, outdoor adventure, sport clubs and special events. Aquatics/Safety program include learn to swim lessons, a masters swim program, scuba certifications and a water fitness incentive program. Intramural Sports activities include indoor and outdoor soccer, flag football, volleyball, basketball and softball, inner-tube water polo, dodge-ball, sand volleyball and a "Fall Classic" basketball tournament. Fitness programs include group exercise class such as aerobics, toning, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing, spinning, karate and dance classes. Personal trainers are available for an additional fee to aid members in the pursuit of their individual fitness goals. Open Recreation is the most popular recreational pursuit in which individuals have the opportunity to participate in self-directed leisure time pursuits such as weightlifting, fitness conditioning, swimming, indoor climbing, and indoor running/jogging. The Outdoor Adventure program is comprised of an indoor climbing wall, outdoor trips, gear rental, educational sessions/clinics and a team building initiatives. The Sport Club program offers individuals the opportunity to compete in different activities: Aikido, Basketball, Cricket, Cycling, Fencing, Kendo, Mixed Martial Arts, Racquetball, Rugby, Soccer, Tennis, Thai Kick Boxing, Volleyball, Ultimate Frisbee, and Water Polo.
The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC) is located on the corner of University Drive and Calhoun Road. Included in the 264,000 square-foot facility are three gyms (the Main Gym with three basketball/4 volleyball / 4 badminton courts; the Center Court with two basketball courts; and the Multi Activity Court); 24,000 square feet of fitness equipment; a 53-foot high climbing wall; six racquetball and two squash courts; a 70-meter indoor competition pool with diving facilities, a dry sauna and a hot tub; an outdoor leisure pool with a hot tub and a sand volleyball court; an outdoor equipment rental shop; six multi-purpose rooms; class/meeting rooms; office space; showers and dressing areas with more than 2,400 lockers available to rent; over 500 day lockers; Smoothie King; and a short-term/drop-off childcare area. Membership to the facility and your Cougar Card is required for entry to the CRWC. Hours of operation are available online at www. uh.edu/recreation.
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