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Tyler Huang

Tyler Huang

Senior/Birmingham, AL
Neuroscience (ABM in Biomedical Sciences) Chemistry

We made it no sweat to get your workout in.

UAB University Recreation, or URec, provides fitness, wellness, and recreational opportunities for the UAB community and beyond. Amenities abound at the Campus Recreation Center, conveniently located adjacent to the Campus Green and University Boulevard. Here you’ll find a large aquatic center, an indoor 36-foot high climbing wall, two floors of cardio and strength training equipment, an indoor track and indoor courts, plus much more. URec also offers over 50 Group Exercise classes each week, massage therapy, and health assessments, just to name a few services. We’re proud to say that UAB’s Campus Recreation Center has been named to the top 20 Most Amazing Campus Student Recreation Centers by the Best College Reviews.

No need to walk far to work in your run. Get your day started at the Rec.



Like many of the rest of the essentials of student life, the Campus Recreation Center is just a short distance from residence halls and key academic buildings. That’s just the start of how your time at UAB will make it easier to stay active. From this view, you’re looking directly at two floors of modern strength training and cardio equipment. No more waiting for your favorite machine to open up.

Exercise hits new heights with an unparalleled indoor climbing facility.


Climbing Wall

Does climbing call to you? A workout meets an adrenaline rush on the impressive 36-foot high indoor climbing wall.

Pickup and play any day. Get in the game right here at the Rec.


Basketball Courts

If you haven’t heard, UAB has a history with hoops, but the action doesn’t stop at the door to Bartow Arena. The Campus Rec Center houses four full-size basketball gym courts open to students.

We are here to raise the bar that will help you feel the burn.


Weight Room

Up your fitness game with two floors of state-of-the-art cardio and strength training equipment.

From lap lanes to the lazy river, hit the water your way.



Whether you want to swim laps like you’re training for the Olympics or relax in the lazy river, you can do it all right here—and with a beautiful view of UAB’s Campus Green.

Your cardio routine is always up and running at the Rec.



Inclement weather won’t dampen your exercise routine when you can take laps around the indoor track.

Visit UAB Your Way

Want to see more of UAB? You can schedule a Virtual Information Session that covers a variety of topics or schedule an on campus visit that offers a combination of a bus and walking tour. Times and dates will vary for both the Virtual Information Session and the on campus visit.

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