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Get Your Membership for Wellness & Success: #fitnessgoals!


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The doors are now open, and the response to the new Wellness & Success Center (WSC) has been resounding: It’s a ‘game changer’ for the University Community!

Have you considered a membership?

Here’s a reminder of all the fantastic WSC amenities:

  • 75,000-square-foot facility (double the size of the Student Life Center)
  • Elevated indoor running track with dramatic views of Houston
  • Strength and cardio training areas with over 100 new pieces of equipment
  • Indoor and outdoor functional training areas
  • Customized bouldering wall
  • Three exercise class studios
  • Three personal training and massage therapy rooms
  • Demonstration kitchen for nutrition workshops
  • Study/meeting suites
  • Three courts for basketball/volleyball/badminton
  • Locker and shower rooms

Sports & Fitness’ WSC memberships are now available for students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, family, and community members (non-UHD affiliate). Scholarships are still available for benefits-eligible faculty and staff members to receive a $13 discount on their membership, making their part only $20 per month. Payroll deduction is available.

“We are also very excited to offer a unique membership to UHD Sports & Fitness in an effort to recognize former students who contributed to the construction of the Wellness & Success Center,” said Dr. Rhonda Scherer, Associate Director of Sports & Fitness. “Our students are second to none, and we are excited to serve their health and wellness needs, thanks to the new Wellness & Success Center.” 

Scherer also noted that alumni who were actively enrolled students at UHD between Fall 2019 and Fall 2022 and who subsequently graduated are eligible for up to three years of free membership in recognition of their contributions to the University’s programs and this facility during that time period.

Wellness & Success Center Hours 

Monday – Thursday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
6 – 8 a.m. (*non-peak hours)
5 – 10 p.m. (*non-peak hours)

Friday: 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.
6 – 8 a.m. (*non-peak hours)
5 – 7 p.m. (*non-peak hours)

Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. (*non-peak hours)

Sunday: Noon – 4 p.m. (*non-peak hours)

*Refer to the information online regarding non-peak memberships.

Learn more about the facility and its program offerings at UHD Sports & Fitness.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.