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  Notice – The latest updates on the evolving COVID-19 policies and resources for the campus community.
The latest on Rec Sports specific COVID-19 updates and free resources, virtual classes, and online programs available to the campus community.x

Inclusive Recreation

Inclusive Recreation is a collaborative campus commitment to support and advance sports and recreation programs for the 3,000+ Cal community members with disabilities.

For the full list of virtual offerings, please visit us at Rec Sports Online by clicking here.

CalSTAR Membership

The Cal STAR (Sports, Training and Recreation) program is designed for students, faculty, alumni, and community members who may need additional accommodations while participating in existing recreational programs. Each CalSTAR member is entitled to admission of a free volunteer aid to be provided by the member. With over 25 adaptive fitness machines and assisted devices throughout the facility, the RSF is a great place for people of all abilities. To learn more, please reach out to inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu so we can make your experience as enjoyable as possible!

DurationPrice
Monthly (Credit Card Auto-Pay)*$30
Semester$225
Annual$350

*Monthly membership requires four (4) month minimum commitment.

How to Join

Sign-up at the RSF Customer Service Center or email inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu to receive a registration form. Applicants must complete a CalSTAR Membership Registration Form prior to purchase.

Accessible Wellness and Empowerment (AWE)

We are proud to offer free personal training for students with disabilities through the Accessible Wellness and Empowerment (AWE) program. Thanks to a generous grant from the Wellness Fee Committee, we are able to offer free personal training to qualifying students. For more information on this program and to learn how to request personal training, please complete this form.

We will continue to offer this opportunity until the funds run out. For more information please contact irawe@berkeley.edu

Live Virtual Seated Yoga

We are now offering a free live Seated Yoga class twice a week. Please find a class description and other info here:

Seated Yoga is a gentle practice in which postures are performed while seated and/or with the aid of a chair. Seated Yoga is a great option for those with physical disabilities, aging populations, or people with difficulty balancing. It is also a great form of yoga for beginners or anyone who wants to focus on a gentle practice. Just like other yoga practices, Seated Yoga increases flexibility, strength and body awareness. Please join us for this 30 minute yoga flow followed by a 15 minute Q&A.

 

When & Where

  • Mondays from 11:00-11:45 AM. Please register here to enroll and to access the zoom webinar.
  • Fridays from 3:00-3:45 PM. Please register here to enroll and to access the zoom webinar.

CalSTAR Yoga

This class is designed for Rec Sports members and students with limited mobility. It includes postures, movement, breathing, and meditation. Students exercise as independently or interactively as needed.

DatesDaysTimesAction
Classes currently on hold (Covid-19)Fri1:30 – 3:30 p.m.To sign-up, contact inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu

Location: Combatives Room at the RSF.

For more information, call our Cal Star Coordinator, Torre Meeks at 510-643-8030. torremeeks@berkeley.edu

Goalball

Goalball is a team sport similar to soccer, yet designed for the visually impaired. Sighted athletes can also participate by wearing blacked-out goggles during play. Participants compete in teams of three, and try to throw an audible ball into the opponents’ goal. Players must use the audible sounds to judge the position and movement of the ball.

Goalball is now offered as a 1 unit DeCal Course for credit. To enroll please visit decal.berkeley.edu/courses/5066.

Price – Free for UC Berkeley students and Rec Sports members.

DatesDaysTimesAction
Classes currently on hold (Covid-19)Wed3 – 5 p.m.For more information, please email inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu

Location: Blue Gym in the RSF

Wheelchair Basketball

Berkeley Rec Sports now offers wheelchair basketball at the RSF. Wheelchair basketball is a contact sport that bears many similarities to basketball, such as the number of players on each team, the scoring system, the size of the court, the dimensions of the equipment, and the requirement of dribbling. However, players use wheelchairs and are not allowed to lift themselves out of them. At the RSF, anyone is welcome to play, regardless of mobility or experience level. Wheelchair basketball is perfect for those who have limited ability to run, jump, and/or pivot.

Ten Per4Max wheelchairs in a variety of sizes will be available to rent anytime during business hours. Please visit the Guest Services located at the locker rooms if you wish to rent a chair.

All ten chairs will also be out and available during the following open gym times.

No sign-up required!

DatesDaysTime
Currently on hold (Covid-19)Fri3–5 p.m.
Currently on hold (Covid-19)Sun3–5 p.m.

Note: There will be no WCBB open gym on the following days:

RSF 101: Inclusive Rec

Are you a Cal Rec Sports Member with a mobility, hearing, vision or invisible disability interested in using the Rec Sports facilities? Not sure what Rec Sports has that can accommodate your needs? Rec Sports has been working hard to create increased access and programs for students with disabilities.

Sign up for RSF-101 – Inclusive Rec: a FREE 45-minute session with our Inclusive Recreation Coordinator.

What You Will Receive

  • A personal tour of the facility.
  • Information about how different equipment works and how to use it
  • An Overview of the programs that we have to offer.

Schedule a Session

Please contact our Inclusive Recreation Coordinator, Torre Meeks directly at inclusive.rec@berkeley.edu. Please note that in-person tours are not available until further notice.

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