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Alumni Field House

UTMB Alumni Field House
215 Holiday Dr., Galveston, TX

(409) 266-BFIT

UTMB recognizes the importance of providing an environment that encourages fitness and personal wellbeing. In 1968, the graduates and friends of UTMB contributed funds to establish the Alumni Field House. For over 40 years the UTMB Alumni Field House has been a place for students, alumni, employees, retirees, and their families to unwind, get in shape, and have fun. Thanks to the generous support of the Moody Foundation and alumni funds, the Field House is a state-of-the-art fitness and wellness facility offering the latest in exercise equipment as well as opportunities for research, work/study programs, and internships. A recent renovation has increased the size of the facility to more than 49,000 square feet.

Through payment of the student service fee, each student has a membership at the UTMB Alumni Field House. Students may obtain a family membership for their immediate family members (spouse and children under twenty-five years of age) living in the same household for a yearly fee of $225. Lockers are also available for an additional fee.

Amenities of the athletic facility include:

Regulation basketball/volleyball courts with cushioned and banked track

    Two racquetball courts (reservations suggested)

Expansive strength training area featuring Cybex and Hammer Strength machines and free weights

<• Cardiovascular equipment including treadmills, upright and recumbent stationary bikes, stair climbers, elliptical trainers, arc trainers, and rowing machines.

    2,000-square-foot aerobic/multipurpose room with hardwood floor and complete audio system. Experienced instructors lead participants through a weekly schedule of varied classes featuring yoga, step aerobics, cycling, interval training, and kickboxing.

    Volleyball Courts

    Men's and women's locker/dressing rooms with individual steam rooms.

    Therapeutic Massage area with licensed therapist available for an additional fee.

Outdoor amenities include:

25-meter pool with adjacent hot tub, surrounded by a non-slip, cool deck surface. Access to kick boards, swim buoys, or aqua joggers.

    Two softball fields

Seven tennis courts (three lighted)

4/10-mile walking/jogging track (2.5 laps = 1 mile)

Volleyball court

Employee Health Promotion and Wellness: http://hr.utmb.edu/ehp/

    Health Promotion/wellness center.

Fitness consultations, body composition analysis, and equipment orientation

Smoking cessation

Massage Therapists: Therapists are contract employees and schedule their own appointments and collect fees directly from their clients. Call for appointments and pricing information.

Jeremy Gustin 409-771-7045.

John Solomon 409-750-3904.

Fitness Trainers: Fitness Trainers are all certified by nationally recognized organizations and are contract employees. Training sessions are scheduled with the trainers and fees are paid directly to them. Call for appointments and pricing information.

John Solomon 409-750-3904.

Bill McGinnis 760-902-8325.

Diana Hobbs 435-313-0361.

Jessica Anderson 262-470-4293.

Alumni Field House Policies and Information

I. Categories of Eligible Users of the Field House

    1. All students registered and in attendance at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

    2. Employees and members of their immediate families (spouses and children up to twenty-five years of age) living in the same household. Family members under 16 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian at all times.

3. Alumni of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

    4. Member's guests at a fee of $7 per visit. Guests must be over 18 years of age or accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.

      5. Retirees of the University of Texas Medical Branch.

      6. Volunteers of the University of Texas Medical Branch.

      7. Members of the President's Cabinet and Development Board.

II. Fees and Membership

1. The Field House will be open to all eligible users as described above. The racquetball and tennis courts will require prior scheduling; the remaining facilities will not require prior scheduling, except for special activities.

    Effective September 1, 2012

    Member Identification



    Member &Family

        • Student


      Activity fee


        • Employee/Retiree




        • Employee/Retiree

    6 months



        • Employee/Retiree

    3 months



        • Payroll deduction

    1 month







    2. Lockers are available for an additional charge of $48, $81, or $120 per year, depending on the size of locker assigned. A combination lock is provided. Personal locks may not be used. Waiting lists are maintained when lockers are not available. Please do not hang swimming suits on outside of lockers.

III. Hours:

Monday –Thursday

  Weekends & Holidays

5:30am – 10:00pm

5:30am – 9:00pm

  7:00am – 8:00pm

    The facility will be closed during the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holiday periods.

IV. General Regulations

    1. Field House employees will not be responsible for the personal valuables of members and guests.

    2. Members must have a valid Field House "scan tag" to enter the facility. Guests must present appropriate ID when entering the Field House. ID for children is not required.

    3. Members and their guests are obligated to reimburse the Field House for damage to the building or equipment.

    4. Shirts are required in all exercise areas of the field House with the exception of the pool/spa areas. Scrubs may not be worn.

    5. Non-marking shoes must be worn in racquetball and basketball courts and in the aerobics rooms. Regulation tennis shoes must be worn in all exercise areas of the Field House. Wet bathing suits are not allowed in any exercise areas of the Field House.

    6. Smoking is not permitted in the Field House, basketball court, pool area, or anywhere on the UTMB Field House property.

    7. Beverages in the gym area must be in a "closed" container. Food is only permitted in the pool area.

    8. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed.

    9. Glass containers are not allowed on the Field House premises. We reserve the right to check all ice chests and packages before they are brought into the Field House.

    10. Bicycles and strollers are not allowed in the Field House or attached to any part of the building.

    11. A current member may obtain a guest pass for a visitor. The day pass is $7. We also have 7 visits for $30 and 15 visits for $55. There is a 30-day guest expiration period from the purchase date for these passes. The passes can be obtained from the Bookstore or the Field House. Guest fees are not transferable, and guests must show proper ID with their guest pass.

    12. Monday through Friday between the hours of 4 p.m. and 9 p.m., each member is allowed one (1) guest only. The sponsoring member must remain in the Field House at all times during their guest's visit. Members are responsible for their guest's behavior.

    13. Only one racquetball reservation may be made per family membership. Subsequent reservations may not be made until the reservation already made has been played or cancelled. Reservations will be held until 15 minutes after the hour. This does not apply to tennis court reservations. NOTE: All players using the racquetball/squash courts must wear appropriate eye guards while playing. Individuals who wear corrective eyewear may wear their glasses as long as the lenses are shatter-proof.

    14. Members and guests must check in at the Field House for tennis court assignments and payment of guest fee. Members are reminded that the tennis courts close at 9:45 p.m. on Monday through Thursday, Friday closes at 8:45 and 7:45 p.m. on weekends and holidays. Reservations for Courts 5, 6 and 7 may be made only in the evening unless Courts 1 through 4 are filled. Please check with the Field House for court availability. Reservations may not be transferred between members without Field House approval.

    15. Family members must be at least 10 years of age and accompanied by a parent to use the following areas, providing they are participating in the activity: Tennis, racquetball, basketball, and indoor track. Family members under the age of 16 may not at any time use any of the exercise/weight equipment. At no time may any child under 16 years of age be left unattended.

    16. Pool area hours for children are: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 6 am until 4 pm; Tuesday and Thursday, 1 pm until 8:45 pm; Saturday, Sunday, and UTMB holidays, 8 am until 3 pm. There is a limit of two (2) children per parent member. Children must always be attended by a parent in the Field House and swimming pool area.

    17. Members under 16 years of age are not allowed in the hot tub.

    18. Lifeguards are not provided at the swimming area.

    19. Swimming devices allowed:

        A. Pool or leg buoys

        B. Plastic swimming goggles

        C. Snorkels

        D. Hand Paddles

        E. Kickboards will be furnished by the Field House

        F. Small swimming devices for children

        G. Fins-not black in color

    20. Towel Policy: Members, students, guests pay a fee of $1 and will receive a towel. When the towel is returned to the front desk a token will be given to the individual. The token then be redeemed for another towel on the next visit. This would mean you only have to pay a $1 fee one time as long as you provide the token and return your towel to the front desk. Towels or tokens that are lost or forgotten will require another $1 fee – no exceptions.

    21. Free parking is available with a Field House permit. The locations that you're able to park in are indicated on the Web site's map. When you join, you can get a permit to display on your dashboard to avoid receiving a ticket.

For membership information please call or write:

UTMB Alumni Field House
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1103

    Retiree Memberships

1. To qualify for services, participants must provide written clearance from a physician to partake in regular physical activity, and sign a waiver releasing UTMB, its staff, and the Alumni Field House of any liability connected with the fitness program. The phone number to the Retiree's Association/Senior Services is (409) 763-5615. The contact person is Judith Price.

2. A consult with an Exercise Physiologist for an orientation session regarding use of equipment and development of an exercise plan is strongly suggested prior to individual use of the Alumni Field House. Appointments can be made by calling Julie Dial at (409) 747-0419. Please allow 7 to 10 days for appointments. Group and individual follow-up sessions will be scheduled as needed.

3. Participants will have access to the Alumni Field House at all operating hours.

4. Retiree rates are the same as the employee rates.

5. Free parking is available with a Field House Permit. The permit and a map of the available parking spaces are available at the Fieldhosue. The Permit must be displayed on your vehicle dashboard.

    Volunteer Memberships

    Volunteers will be eligible to join the Field House once they have met the requirements of the Volunteer Services Department and have completed six weeks of active volunteer work. When these requirements are met, the volunteer may apply for membership to the Field House, available at the same rate as for employees. The Field House will verify the status of the volunteer and will receive activity reports from Volunteer Services. Remember, a volunteer must contribute monthly hours in order to remain in an active status and to maintain their Field House membership. Please call the Field House directly at (409) 772-1304 for membership information. Mary Moody is the contact person with volunteer services, and she can be reached at 409-772-2549.

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