Monday, February 9, 2009

TRAC offers convenience and amenities to members

By Courtney Westlake

There are a variety of great reasons to take advantage of the state-of-the-art recreation and fitness facility located right on UIS' campus.

Some of these include:
-Cost/benefit factors
-The opportunity to take ownership of your wellness

There are three different ways you can utilize TRAC for your health and fitness goals, said Matt Panich, assistant director of facility and membership services at TRAC.

"You can purchase a membership for the rest of the semester, and for faculty and staff, that goes all the way until August 15," he said. "This way, you can use TRAC at your convenience whenever it's open."

TRAC also offers a multi-use pass, which allows the holder 12 passes to TRAC for the price of ten.

"It's very easy to use and convenient because you only need to sign the waiver one time with the purchase of the pass," Panich said.

Or, if you want to simply pay as you go, you can purchase a single-use pass, which can be done any day of the week. A single-use pass costs $5, and you can pay at the front desk with your university I-card.

TRAC is the least expensive fitness facility within a three mile radius that offers all of the amenities that TRAC does, including exercise equipment, a gym, a multi-purpose room for fitness class and a running track. Additionally, the fitness classes offered at TRAC for its members are at no cost.

"TRAC is just minutes away from everything on campus, which makes it convenient to stop in and work out when it fits in with your schedule," Panich said.