Wellness and Recreational Sports Complex





A Help UTPA keep the 2014 UTPA Physical Activity Challenge trophy.  Sign up for the challege at Registration for the challenge is April 1st - May 7th.  Those that sign up for the challenge will receive a free pedometer to track activity progress.  To complete the challenge employees must log 50,000 steps per week for ALL six weeks of the challenge.   


Activity groups consist of walking, running, cycling, and yoga groups.  All groups have a responsible leader who has committed to be present to lead the activity.  Any questions regarding the activity should be directed to the activity leader.  All activity groups willl begin May 1 and end June 12.  Listed below are the days, times, locations, and responsible leaders.  All fitness levels welcome.

Day Time Location Activity Leader Contact Info
Monday 5:15pm South side of student union Walking Tanzeer Ahmed 665-7210
Tuesday 5:00am Starbucks on 107 Cycling Ramon Hermida  665-3300
Tuesday 5:15pm Behind flagpole at SSBL Walking Lisa Smith  665-7908
Wednesday 5:15pm Behind flagpole at SSBL Walking S.J Sethi  665-2383
Thursday 5:00am Starbucks on 107 Cycling Ramon Hermida  665-3300
Friday 6:30am Front enterance of WRSC Running Colette Cabot 665-7805
Friday 1:00pm MASS 2.124 Yoga Maria Valdez 665-7808


Bring a healthy dish to pass that serves 5-6 people.  Also, if available bring a recipe card so others can copy the recipe.  No RSVP required.

Day Date Time Location
Thursday April 17 12:15pm WRSC Conference Room
Thursday May 8 12:15pm 2nd Floor Library Schillings Room
Thursday May 15 12:15pm 2nd Floor Library Schillings Room
Thursday May 22 12:15pm 2nd Floor Library Schillings Room
Thursday May 29 12:15pm 2nd Floor Library Schillings Room
Thursday June 5 12:15pm 2nd Floor Library Schillings Room
Thursday June 12 12:15pm 2nd Floor Library Schillings Room


Get active and try something new!  All of the special events listed are FREE to UTPA employees. 

Event Date Day Time Location Contact Info
I Love 1980's Group Exercise April 16 Wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm WRSC WRSC @ 665-7808
Zumbathon April 17 Thursday 6:00pm - 9:00pm WRSC WRSC @ 665-7808
Employee Health & Wellness Fair April 22 Tuesday 9:00am - 1:00pm Ballroom Human Resources
UT System Physical Activity Challenge Kick-Off May 1 Thursday 10:30am UTPA Track Colette Cabot @ 665-7805


UTPA is partnered with Weight Watchers at Work to offer UTPA employees a 17-week weight loss program on campus.

The Weight Watchers 17 week weight loss program features:
- 17 weekly on campus group meetings
- Free Weight Watchers etools (access to online recipes, points tracker, and much more).
- Leadership and guidance support from a successful Weight Watchers member.

The cost of the program is $186.00.  Subsidy is available also for $93.00 and limited to 40 employees.  Those seeking subsidy should contact Colette Cabot at for more information.

Informational meeting for the first 17 week session will be held on Wednesday April 30th at the WRSC. 

 WRSC 10 Access Pass

Try out programs and services provided at the Wellness & Recreational Sports Complex with this FREE 10 access pass.  

Receive a FREE access pass.  UT Living Well System will subsidize 400 passes for UT Select Employees.  To receive this free offer complete follow these directions:

  1. Complete Health Assessment form at
  2. Bring confirmation of health assessment completion and UTPA issued photo ID to the WRSC member services desk.


Looking to promote wellness on your team?  Wellness & Recreational Sports can help.  We offer 30 minute fitness and wellness workshops.  Pick from the workshops listed below.  Requests must be submitted at least 2 weeks in advance to

Workshop List - TBA