UC RecCentre - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

What's happening at the RecCentre this month?

Free Fitness Testing

Having a fitness test is a great way to find your baseline fitness levels and provide motivation for your training. Track your progress by re-testing every 6-8weeks.We offer a taste of field based fitness testing to all members as part of the TeachMe services. Ask a consultant for more info when you see them on the gym floor. Bookings are advised - TOTALLY FREE at reception.
If you're looking for more advanced lab based or field based fitness testing, we recommend the Sport Science Centre, ideal for athletes or anyone with a specific fitness goal where testing may help refine your training.

Small Group Training Term 4 - Registrations now open!

We have 11 SGT courses avaiable to sign up for in Term 4, inlcuding one boxing course exclusively for women. Check out the SGT page for the details, rally your friends and register today!
Courses include: Bootcamp, Boxing, Suspension Training, Yoga Play - Inversions, Meditation through Yin Yoga and Staff Only Yoga.

Women's Facilities & Services Trial

The UC RecCentre is pleased to announce that from Monday 25th July, we will be trialling a range of services specifically for women. Included in this, is the provision of women only times in selected areas - Circuit Room, Athlete Training Centre 1, Squash Mezzanine and the Spin Room.

Please note that access to the primary fitness areas (Fitness Centre, Mezzanine, Boxing room , sportshall/gymnasium, climbing wall and squash courts) remains unaffected. As such, all facilities/equipment remain available to everyone in different locations in the facility. See a full list of services and check out the scheduled hours and locations.

Design the UC Sport Mascot and win!

Are you a budding designer? Would you love to win $1000 worth of clothing from BLK? Would you love to know that your design will champion UC sports teams for years to come? If you answered YES to all three of these questions, then check out the UC Sport Design a Mascot competition now. Entries close September 4th, 2016 and full T&Cs, including the design brief can be found on the UC Sport webpage.

Learn to Gym for FREE!

TeachMe - Free Gym Intro sessions

Would you like to start working out at the gym, but not sure where to start? You can get free advice and education from our gym staff by booking in for a TeachMe Gym Intro session. Just 30mins long, and limited to around 4 people per session, we will take you through the basics of some of the equipment and training styles on offer at the gym, giving you the confidence to build your own programmes and evaluate what you see on the web. We offer sessions in free weights, machine weights, foam rolling, core, kettlebells, intervals & circuits, swissball and suspension training. See the TeachMe webpage for more info about each session, times and how to book in.

StartMe - Free Gym Programmes

Ready to start your health & fitness journey but not sure where to start? Try a StartMe session with a qualified fitness consultant. They're FREE! We'll take you on a tour of the facility (if you want one), have a chat to you about your goals and experience, and then take you through a basic gym programme to get you started. You can request a male or female consultant if you have a preference, please just ask at the time of booking. It's the ideal time to get started and get your routines in place for Semester 2!

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Follow us on Facebook and get special offers, giveaways, competitions and training tips and advice. Oh, and some cute animal pictures every now and then, just because! We will let you know of events happening at the gym, including when registrations open for ticketed events or small group training (which always sells out fast). Follow us now! https://www.facebook.com/UCRecCentre

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    Christchurch
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    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800
    Christchurch 8140
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