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Fall 2023 Events


  • Date: September 5 - 28
  • Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Time: 12:15 - 1:00pm
  • Location: Meet us at UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Entrance
  • Registration Required: Walk-in registrations or register prior to your walk here
  • Cost: FREE
  • Target Audience: Faculty, Staff & Students
  • Description: As the temperature cools, join UH Campus Recreation and Wellness Center for STEPtember!  Open to faculty, staff and students, this FREE offering is a great way to experience the campus while clearing your mind and getting your daily steps in!

    For the month of STEPtember join us to walk the campus twice per week with the goal of logging ½ - ¾ of a mile each walk.  You’ll not only get your steps in but also have the opportunity to experience some of the University’s beautiful outdoor art as well as learn about the different plant life on campus.

    STEPtember themed walks will begin 12:15 pm at the entrance to the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center and occur on:
    9/5 & 9/7: ART WALK (27, 30, 37, 38)
    9/12 & 9/14: PLANT LIFE: Feet to Flora!
    9/19 & 9/21: ART WALK (27,25,23,26)
    9/26 & 9/28: ART WALK (27,35, 34, 18,19)
    To participate, REGISTER  before your first walk.  Campus Rec will help you keep track of your steps and update you weekly on the upcoming walks. 
    So, Buddy up with a friend and let’s start “Steppin” into fall with this fun physical fitness activity! 

Dancing with the Rec Showcase

  • Date: November 3, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 pm
  • Registration Required: October 31, 2023
  • Cost: $20 
  • Target Audience: UH REC Members
  • Preview: September 15 @5pm
  • Description: Hit the dance floor with Dancing with the Rec and compete individually or within a group.  Showcase your skills and talents with a wide range of dance styles, including but not limited to ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, ballroom, Latin, and more before a panel of judges and audience. 

Coog Strong Party

  • Date: October 26
  • Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Second Floor of Rec Center
  • Days: One-day event
  • Registration Required: Walk-in Registrations
  • Cost: FREE
  • Target Audience: UH REC Members
  • Description: Strong Coogs party celebrates people as they break their personal records in squats, bench press, and deadlifts. The crowd will cheer each other on. Our personal trainers will assist with each lift. All fitness levels are welcomed.

Monthly Challenges

  • August - Tire Flip Challenge
  • September - Skillmill
  • October - Bosu
  • November - Strongest Coog
  • December Sleigh Sled Push 
    • Days: Once a month for that entire month.
    • Time: All-day
    • Location:  Fitness Zone (Second Floor of the Rec Center)
    • Registration Required: Walk-in Registrations
    • Cost: FREE

Spring 2024 Events

Love Everybody Week

  • Date: February 12-16
  • Registration is Required for each individual event
  • Cost: FREE
  • Target Audience: UH REC Members
  • Description: Love Everybody Week is dedicated to body positivity during the week of Valentine's day.

National Exercise Day

  • Date: April 18
  • Registration Required: No
  • Cost: FREE
  • Description: Encourage people to get up and move by attending a group fitness class.

Client Appreciation Day

  • Date: May 6
  • Registration Required: No
  • Cost: FREE
  • Target Audience: PT Clients
  • Description: Personal trainers will have a client appreciation day to thank their clients for training with them and celebrate their progress. The clients can also challenge their trainers to a fitness competition.