You have nothing to lose — except unwanted pounds — and everything to gain from Friday, Dec. 26 through Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, when the Campus Rec Center will offer a free trial period for UAB employees and alumni.

Take advantage of 150,000 square feet of workout and entertainment space housing four basketball/volleyball courts, five racquetball courts, four aerobic studios, weight and cardio-fitness machines, a gym used for indoor soccer, floor hockey and badminton, an indoor track and a climbing wall.

Faculty and staff must present a current UAB ID, and alumni must be active members of the National Alumni Society and present their NAS card to enter. The Rec Center will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, 2009. To learn more, visit