We facilitate an inclusive environment where recreation and wellness opportunities transform, engage and care for the Appalachian State University (App State) community to enhance student learning and development.
Well-being: We strengthen the holistic physical, emotional and social well-being of the App State community.
Equity, diversity and inclusion: We design opportunities for everyone to engage and thrive.
Durability: We advocate the defense of good social, environmental and economic practices.
Transform: We transform, educate and inspire through innovative experiences of experiential learning and community leadership.
Care: We create a culture of care that supports the self-discovery by individuals of their cultural identity.
A State of application: We are team players. We nurture collaborative partnerships to pursue excellence in the student experience.
DESCRIPTION OF THE FACILITIES
Appalachian State University UREC operates three on-campus multi-use facilities, an intramural athletic field / club complex, and a 38-acre off-site outdoor recreation facility. Spread across the hilly campus, each establishment has its own personality and attracts diverse populations and subcultures.
Student recreation center
- 125,000 square feet.
- 50 foot climbing wall.
- Cardio theater.
- Work out room.
- Indoor walking / running track.
- 50 meter swimming pool.
- UREC central offices.
- Outdoor program outing center.
Quinn Recreation Center
- 48,000 square feet.
- Newly renovated and fully customized state-of-the-art weight room with floor platforms and 12 Precor stands.
- Cardio equipment.
- Open fitness floor that hosts group fitness classes, physical education classes and is open for informal use when not scheduled.
- State-of-the-art bicycle studio.
- Functional training studio.
- Racquetball courts.
Mount. Mitchell Fitness Center
- Located on the third floor of the Plemmons Student Union.
- Cardiovascular equipment.
- Cybex selective equipment.
- Free weights.
- Versatile studio that hosts a variety of group fitness classes.
State farm fields
- A sports complex of 24 hectares.
- Home to intramural outdoor sports and most outdoor club sports.
- Six intramural flag football / football fields.
- Three club sports grounds.
- Three softball fields.
- State-of-the-art lighting systems.
- Picnic shelter.
- An equipment rental center.
- Broadstone is a 38-acre outdoor recreation facility that offers opportunities for team building, facility rentals, and wilderness medical certifications. The space includes cabins, a community pavilion, fire pits, picnic pavilions, a large flat lot bordering the Watauga River, a tree climbing course, a tree climbing course, an alpine tower and a mountain trail. team development.
- Swimming lessons.
- Group fitness classes such as stand-up paddleboard yoga and outdoor program clinics such as kayaking clinics.
- Swimming club hosting regional swimming competitions in the South East.
- Camps and clinics partnerships.
- The athletics team uses the pool to practice high jump underwater.
- Outdoor trips in which participants learn the skills they need for a successful adventure are offered throughout the region, in the United States and abroad. Many trips are led by App State students who participate in an extensive instructor development program to prepare to become trip leaders.
- Our indoor climbing wall offers opportunities for bouldering, rope climbing, lead climbing, adaptive climbing and anchor building with clinics to help others learn to enjoy the sport of escalation.
- Provides rental of outdoor equipment to help the community have their own outdoor adventure.
- Bike App supports the Appalachian State community through education and advocacy for a more sustainable, bike-friendly campus and city. We do this by offering free bike tuning and repairs with an emphasis on education and hands-on experiences.
- Team building gives groups the opportunity to dive deeper into achieving their goals. Intentional program plans help groups develop a greater sense of belonging and connectedness by improving communication skills and interpersonal dynamics, as well as leadership and decision-making skills.
Fitness and well-being
- Group fitness classes are offered at various locations on campus inside and outside designated recreation centers in collaboration with our campus partners. Our preferred locations include:
- Sanford Shopping Center
- Howard’s Knob Patio for the mountain view.
- Personal training redesigned to offer more increased accessibility. Train online or in person for 30 minutes or a full 60 minutes. Flexible, reliable and personalized to meet the needs of our customers.
- Weight rooms that build strength by creating resilient communities in addition to muscle.
Exercise is Medicine on Campus – Gold Ranking Two Years in a Row!
The highlights of this initiative that have been essential in obtaining Gold level recognition are as follows:
- 2018: Exercise prescription referral system in partnership with Student Health Services.
- 2019: Physical activity as a vital sign has been added to admission forms for student health services.
- 2020: Creation of the EIM-OC club led by students.
- Our Club Sports program is designed to meet the competitive athletic desires of App State students, faculty, and staff. Our student-athletes play for âthe love of the gameâ and the lasting relationships established with their teammates.
- Each team is formed, developed, governed and administered by the student members of that particular club working with UREC.
- Club Sports currently offers 23 club teams including men, women and co-rec.
- The mission of Rec Sports is to provide exceptional experiences for our members through the social and competitive aspects of sport – with an emphasis on the spirit of the game’s mindset.
- The main sports offered by Rec Sports are basketball, flag football, soccer and volleyball. As well as esport and other sports according to the needs of our members.
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