UT Health Science Center to hold groundbreaking ceremony for Spectrum Athletic Club on campus

What: The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio and Spectrum Athletic Club will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Spectrum Athletic Club at the Medical Center.

Contact: Lucie Portela
Phone: (210) 567-2570
E-mail: portelal@uthscsa.edu

When: Noon on Thursday, Sept. 11.

Where: The pavilion at the Health Science Center’s outdoor recreation area, located on Merton Minter Boulevard off Babcock Road.

Who: Health Science Center President Francisco G. Cigarroa, M.D., will lead the program that will include remarks by Spectrum Athletic Club Chief Operating Officer Andy Gillen and former Student Government Association President Maheshika Ratnayake, who was in office when students approved a student fee to help fund construction of the club.

Visuals: Spectrum Athletic Clubs will provide a cycling demonstration to highlight what will be offered at the new club.

Details: The two-story, 37,000-square-foot facility will be open 24/7 and will offer the latest cardiovascular and strength-training equipment, complete with personal viewing screens, as well as free weights, a basketball court, group exercise classes, a sauna and steam room. The club also will feature luxury locker rooms, a student lounge, full-service café with internet access and three individual power-napping rooms. An outdoor pool will occupy an additional 8,000 feet.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is the leading research institution in South Texas and one of the major health sciences universities in the world. With an operating budget of $674 million, the Health Science Center is the chief catalyst for the $15.3 billion biosciences and health care sector in San Antonio’s economy. The Health Science Center has had an estimated $35 billion impact on the region since inception and has expanded to six campuses in San Antonio, Laredo, Harlingen and Edinburg. More than 23,000 graduates (physicians, dentists, nurses, scientists and allied health professionals) serve in their fields, including many in Texas. Health Science Center faculty are international leaders in cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, aging, stroke prevention, kidney disease, orthopaedics, research imaging, transplant surgery, psychiatry and clinical neurosciences, pain management, genetics, nursing, allied health, dentistry and many other fields. For more information, visit www.uthscsa.edu.

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