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Physical health promotes mental health which improves cognitive abilities and supports healthy response to stress.
Beat it before it beats you by checking out the Campus Recreation program and gym (RCC). Conveniently located on campus to allow you time to squeeze in workouts before the start of evening classes.

  • The RCC offers full workout equipment and is open 8am-7pm, Mon – Fri.
  • Fitness facilities and pool to help students squeeze in workouts before the start of evening classes.
  • The Pool is open 11am-1pm; 5pm-7pm, Mon – Fri.
  • Personal Trainers scheduled at your convenience at $25/per hours.  Split the cost of a personal trainer by joining up with a friend or classmate for Buddy or Small Group Training.
  • Group X Fitness offers a variety of group classes until 8:30pm that includes Yoga, Zumba, Kickboxing and Spinning.

Club and Intramural Sports

Check out the Student Leaders working behind the scenes of the Rec program.

Adult students are more than welcome to participate in Intramural sports and Club sports, actively competing against other Universities

  • Intramural sports: In-house sports league, build your own team or join on of the many offered. Many sports are offered including 7 x 7 soccer, basketball, and inner-tube water polo.
  • Club sports: More demanding than Intramural sports. Club teams compete against other universities. Some of the sports available include rowing, lacrosse, and cycling.

Off the Hill and Staying Cool
Get fit down the Hill at one of Austin’s famous outdoor locations. Austin’s temperate climate offers year-round opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. But in the heat of the Texas summer its a great idea to hang out by some water, Here are some great spots to be outdoors and and stay cool. (All distances are measured from St. Edward’s)

  • Town Lake (aka Lady Bird Lake) – Take a walk, run, bike ride, or a stroll around Austin’s Town Lake. Swimming is not particularity recommended especially down river, but it hasn’t killed me yet. – 2.1 miles
  • Barton Springs Pool – 68 degrees year round. This pool is natural bottom and spring fed, with a constant flow of water spilling into Town Lake. Also check out the surrounding Zilker Park for playgrounds, open fields, and picnic. – 3.6 miles
  • Barton Creek Greenbelt –

    Photo by Peter Hess

    Many access points and miles of trials following the creek. The lower end of the creek dries out without consistent rain but water can be found farther up stream. – 3.6 miles to 360 access

  • Deep Eddy Pool – Also spring fed, but contained in concrete and with chlorine. Also check out Deep Eddy Park, ready for all your picnic needs. – 4.6 miles
  • Lake Austin – For your power boating, fishing, and swimming needs.  Also restaurants located near most public boat docks – 6.1 miles
  •  Lake Travis – Everything you might need right there on the lake. Dining, lodging, boating, swimming, and fishing. distance varies per lake destination – 24.6 miles
    • Check out Pace Bend Park to get away from the bustle of the full service experience and step into a great park with camping, hiking,swimming, and cliff jumping when the water level is appropriate. – 33 miles
  •  Hamilton Pool Reserve – Swimming and hiking are popular at this Hill Country oasis, but the preserve is often at capacity so plan your trip accordingly. – 28.9 miles

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