Fitness Center FAQ

Q: Where can I park when I come to workout at the UNTHSC Fitness Center?

From 8 am-5 pm all HSC students, staff, & faculty must park in the designated area according to their purchased HSC permit. The labeled spots in front of the fitness center and in the last row of Lot 1 are reserved exclusively for community & alumni members. There are no parking restrictions before 8 am, after 5 pm, and all day on weekends. Please email parking@unthsc.edu with any further parking-related questions. 


Q: Do you offer any membership specials or discounts?

Answer: We offer a year-round price of $200 for our employees, alumni and retirees of HSC which reduces the cost to $16.67/month, and $300 for community members, which reduces the cost to $25 per month.


Q: How do I stop my payroll deduction?

Answer: In order to stop payroll deduction, a payroll deduction form must be filled out and signed under the Terminate section. Payroll deduction forms can be found on our website under membership forms. Forms can be emailed to Recreation@unthsc.edu or dropped off at the fitness center.


Q: How old do you have to be to utilize the UNTHSC Fitness Center?

Answer: No one under the age of 16 years of age is allowed in the Fitness Center under any circumstances (includes use of the outdoor multi-purpose court). Anyone who wishes to utilize any of the Fitness Center amenities must be 16 years of age and must be a member of the facility.


Q: Can I bring my child with me while I workout?

Answer: No. The Fitness Center does not allow anyone under the age of 16 years in the facility under any circumstances. (This includes use of the outdoor multi-purpose court.)


Q: How do I sign up for a membership?

Answer: You can sign up by visiting the front desk at the Fitness Center. You will need to complete the Fitness Center Waiver and Standards of Conduct form. Once the forms are on file, you can begin working out!

For HSC employees, you can either utilize the payroll deduction option or you can pay upfront for a membership of 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, 9 months or 12 months via debit/credit at the fitness center front desk. See the Membership Rates page for current pricing.


Q: I want to add my spouse or dependent to my membership. How do I do that?

Answer: Unfortunately, your spouse/significant other/or dependent cannot be added to your payroll deduction. However, they are still eligible for membership. See the Membership Rates page for requirements and fees for community members.


Q: If I am a member, can I bring a guest with me?

Answer: Yes. Any fitness center member is able to bring a guest with them for a $5 day use fee. The fitness center does offer a guest pass good for 3 free visits to guests before initiating the $5 guest fee. For more questions on this policy, please email Recreation@unthsc.edu.


Q: Are there shower facilities in the Fitness Center?

Answer: Yes. Showers are available in both the men and women’s locker rooms. Shower towels can be checked out at the front desk. Wall mounted hair dryers are also available in each locker room as well.


Q: Can I join the Fitness Center if I am not a student/do not work at UNTHSC?

Answer: Yes! The Fitness Center is open to alumni, community, and retiree members. For prices and requirements, please visit our Membership Rate.


Q: Can I check out equipment from the Fitness Center?

Answer: Yes. The fitness center has several pieces of equipment available to check out for use off campus. To see what equipment is available and for more details on how to check the items out, visit the Amenities page or contact the UNTHSC Fitness Center Front Desk (x2209) or email Recreation@unthsc.edu.


Please email FitnessCenter@unthsc.edu if you have any questions.