Chattanooga Health & Recreation
Chattanooga has a wealth of recreation facilities & opportunities that will assist you in living a healthy lifestyle. Situated along the Tennessee Riverfront is a 10 mile long path connecting riverfront parks, bike routes are established throughout the span of the city and fitness events flow through the water, streets and buildings.
Fitnesss facilities available to residents, fellows, and medical students include:
Erlanger Work Out Facility (Elevator A, next to First Tennessee Bank, on the 2nd floor-accessible 24 hours each day) The facilities include treadmill, bikes, Stairmaster, and weight equipment. The rooms are only available for Erlanger employees, residents, and medical students via a special pass code. Do not give out the code to others.
The University of Tennessee offers the following: The University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga has a reciprocal arrangement with the Student Activities Office at UTC that provides for residents at the UTCOMC to participate in the UTC activities and programs. For a minimal fee of $60 per year, residents are eligible to participate and utilize services and facilities. Residents must show verification of payment of the fee by bringing a receipt from the UTC Business Office to the ID Office in the UTC Student Center. UTC facilities residents can use include an outdoor pool, eight lighted tennis courts, two indoor tennis courts, six modern racquetball courts, a library, a gym, and bookstores. Contact the GME Office at 778-7442 regarding the procedure to obtain a UTC ID.
The following organizations offer UT residents special pricing for exercise facilities and programs:
Downtown YMCA: 266-YMCA (3766) http://www.ymcachattanooga.org/index.php?page=downtown
Hamilton Mall Area YMCA: 899-1721 http://www.ymcachattanooga.org/index.php?page=hamilton
James A. Henry YMCA (Eastgate): 266-4844 http://www.ymcachattanooga.org/index.php?page=jahenry
North River YMCA (Hixson): 877-3517 http://www.ymcachattanooga.org/index.php?page=nriver
North Georgia YMCA: (706) 858-0590 http://www.ymcachattanoog.org/index.php?page=ngeorgia
The Chattanooga Life Style Center, located in downtown Chattanooga, offers the following: Part of the Erlanger Health System offers more than 250 distinct programs to include a balanced integration of preventative, rehabilitative, therapeutic, fitness, and educational services. The Life Style Center is located downtown (778-9400) and has partnered with the Sports Barn.
The Sports Barn Fitness Center offers the following to residents:
Siskin Fitness Center (located in Siskin Hospital just across from the Erlanger Emergency Department) offers the following to residents:
Free passes are available to the incoming house staff so you can see the facilities.
Below are some links to local organizations and facilities which may assist you in your health & recreation needs:
City of Chattanooga Recreation
Hamilton County Step One