Fall Fitness Announcements

This Fall 2014 semester, UTC Fitness is fighting the “Freshman Fifteen!”


To start the semester off, anyone interested in staying fit should come to the annual ARC Fitness Launch Party, held in the ARC Basketball Courts Monday, August 25, at 6 P.M.  Here, Campus Recreation’s fitness programs will be demonstrated, including Zumba, Boot Camp, Kickboxing and P90X.  Additionally, there will be fitness prize giveaways, refreshments and great energy!


Second, ARC Personal training is back this Fall!  Learn to build your own personally-fit workouts and have one of our 5 ACSM-certified personal trainers motivate you each session.  See here for pricing and other details.


Third, ARC Fitness will offer free 30-minute fitness orientations.  Here, you can learn how to use the equipment to achieve your workout goals as efficiently and safely as possible.
Stay alert to other Fitness-sponsored events coming this Fall, such as the “Couch to 5K” class, an 8-week program beginning in September.

Fall Outdoors Schedule

UTC Outdoors has some great trips scheduled in the great outdoors!



22-Batcave Canoe on Nickajack Lake

23-Rafting on the Ocoee ($45, includes lunch)

29-Whitewater Kayaking ($45) – three day clinic learning to kayak Class-2 whitewater)*



5-Batcave Canoe on Nickajack Lake

6-Whitewater Tubing and Kayaking*

19-Mountain Biking

20-Whitewater Kayaking*

21-SUP Boarding

27-Mountain Biking



10-Skydiving ($180) – Sign-up starts September 19th; must register in advance

11-Beginner Sport Climbing

11-Whitewater Kayaking*

17 to 21-Biking on Natchez Trace ($65)

25-Bouldering at Stonefort ($6)

25-Mountain Biking

31-Caving (Costumes encouraged)




8-Sport Climbing

*Must come to at least 1 kayak clinic in ARC pool to qualify for trips.  Clinics held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7-10 p.m.
For additional details, see here.

Route-Setters Needed!

Principal Functions

  • To strip and set roped routes and boulder problems (5.5 – 5.13 and VB – V10).
  • To maintain climbing wall safety and function through regular inspection and repair.



  • To maintain appropriate route distribution.
  • To forerun, give and receive constructive feedback, and make appropriate adjustments and changes to routes.
  • Hold washing.
  • Facility maintenance.
  • To be available for special events such as competitions, promotional affairs, etc.
  • To conduct oneself as a representative of UTC Outdoors at all times.



  • 1 year commercial gym climbing experience.
  • To be able to accommodate a variable work schedule that will include early mornings, late evenings, and occasional weekends.
  • 5.12/V8 climbing ability.
  • The ability to grind out creative moderate routes monthly.

Whitewater Rafting on the Ocoee

On Saturday, August 23, UTC Outdoors will have a whitewater rafting trip on the Ocoee to begin the Fall semester.  The trip begins at 10 a.m. and will last most of the day.

Those interested must sign up in the UTC Outdoors office on the bottom floor of the ARC.

The cost of the trip is a non-refundable $45, payable only by cash or check.

Back-to-School Club Sport Expo

On Monday, August 18th, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M., there will be the “Club Sport Expo” at Heritage Plaza (also known as the center of campus, between the University Center, Grote Hall, Lupton Library and Brock Hall).  For new or returning students interested in joining clubs or gaining extracurricular activities, this event is helpful.

UTC’s Famous 100-Foot Banana Split

The same day as the paintball tournament, Campus Recreation will hold its yearly “Famous 100-Foot Long Banana Split” on Saturday, August 16th at 6 P.M.  As well, all students are invited to join, especially new students.  The banana split will be on the Aquatic Recreation Center’s (ARC’s) east lawn, between the ARC and parking garage.

There will also be a pool party in the ARC’s pool to follow the Banana Split at 7 P.M.

UTC Welcome Week-Paintball Tournament

Campus Recreation will be showcasing a few specific events during UTC’s Welcome Week, one of which is a paintball tournament held in the Intramural Fields on Saturday, August 16th at 1 P.M.

The tournament is free for students.  Bring clothes that can be spattered with paint.

UTC Outdoors Trips

UTC Outdoors is sponsoring a few trips in July: Batcave Canoeing at Nickajack Lake, beginner-level kayaking on the Hiwassee and stand-up paddleboarding every Wednesday night this month and next (except for July 2).  All trips are free with a refundable $20 check deposit that will be returned the day of the event.  ARC members must sign up in the UTC Outdoors office, located on the bottom floor of the ARC, Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. to reserve their place and be eligible to go.


There are two Batcave Canoeing trips planned, one on July 15 and the other July 22.  The cave provides a sanctuary for endangered grey bats, and more information on the cave’s history can be found here.  The trip begins around dusk those days.


The Hiwassee Whitewater Kayaking trip is scheduled for July 19, 10 a.m. to around 7 p.m.  The trip is beginner-level, covering 5 miles of Class 2 whitewater.  There is a prerequisite class required to go on this trip that meets the first and third Tuesday of the month at 12-1:30 p.m.  One of these is held the Tuesday before the trip (July 15).


Stand-up paddle (SUP) boarding, as previously mentioned, is held every Wednesday night in June and July with the exception of July 2 due to Campus Recreation being closed at this time.  The trip takes place on the Tennessee River, starting from the UTC Rowing Center near Scrappy Field.  Just like any other trip, one must sign up in the Outdoors department ahead of time.


UTC Aquatics Announcements

UTC Aquatics is offering aqua fit classes to all ARC members this summer as well as swim lessons to members and guests!


-Aqua Fit

Aqua Fit is a low-stress workout in water to high-energy music that helps improve strength, cardiovascular health, endurance and flexibility.  As well, it is great for injury rehabilitation.  UTC Aquatics offers Aqua Fit classes Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings at 6:30 through Friday, August 1st.


*Aqua Fit classes will not be offered June 30-July 4 as part of the summer shutdown.


-Swim Lessons

The classes offered are the following:


For children (Classes are 30 minutes):

-Parent and Child Aquatics (ages 6 months-3 years)

Times offered: 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

-Preschool Aquatics (ages 3-5 years)

Times offered: 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.


Open for all (Classes are 50 minutes):

-Level I: Introduction to Water Skills

Times offered: 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

-Level II: Fundamental of Aquatic Skills

Times offered: 11 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

-Level III: Stroke Development

Times offered: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

-Level IV: Stroke Improvement

Times offered: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

-Level V: Stroke Refinement

Times offered: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

-Level VI: Swimming and Skill Proficiency

Times offered: 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.

*An evaluation can be performed if you are unsure of your level*

Those interested in swim lessons must fill out and complete a registration form and participant waiver.  Then, either return both to the Campus Recreation office located in the ARC or mail both to the following address:


University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Attn: Anna Forkum/Swim Lesson Coordinator

Red Cross Courses, Dept 7056

601 East Fifth Street

Chattanooga, TN 37403-2598


The registration form and waiver can be found here.  The program includes 8 lessons, Monday-Thursday, for 2 weeks.  Registration must be turned in to office at least 30 minutes prior to first class.


Remaining sessions this summer are:

-June 16-26

-July 7-17

-July 21-31


Pricing for sessions is as follows:

UTC Students: $30 for 30-minute lesson and $50 for 50-minute

UTC Faculty & Staff: $40 for 30-minute lesson and $60 for 50-minute

Guests: $50 for 30-minute lesson and $70 for 50-minute

Only cash or checks will be accepted.
All instructors are certified through American Red Cross.

Summer Shutdown/Redone Basketball Courts

Due to renovations to the ARC’s basketball courts and other general maintenance and cleaning, the ARC will be closed the week of June 28th through July 6th.  In addition, the courts will be closed the previous week, June 21st through the 28th.

While the ARC is closed the week of July 4th, Maclellan Gym will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. except on Friday, July the 4th.

UTC Outdoors Rentals will remain open at its regular times except for Friday, July 4th.  Climbing areas will be closed the whole week.

The renovated ARC basketball court’s design can be seen as the featured image of this article.


To summarize:

  • Campus Recreation (ARC, Climbing, Fitness and Pool) CLOSED   June 28-July 6
  • Outdoors Rentals OPEN June 30-July 3, CLOSED July 4
  • Maclellan Gym Courts OPEN  June 30-July 3  8am-8pm, CLOSED July 4-6