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Livestream a RecCentre fitness class right to your living room for FREE!

Too cold? Too rainy? Too meh to make the trip to the gym, but deep down you know you’ll feel better for it? We might just have a solution for you!

Livestreaming UC RecCentre classes to your living room!
  • For a limited time, you’ll be able to livestream a selected range of group fitness classes, and get moving in the comfort of your home.
  • Once the livestream is finished -that’s it! It’s not recorded or saved, so you have to lock it in your diary and commit to your health, none of this ‘I’ll do it later’ (and then not doing it!)
  • All you need is to download the Rec&Sport app, then you can cast to your TV or just use the phone itself and get your exercise fix quick and easy – no battling for a free park on Kirkwood, and no rain or wind in your hair on your skateboard!
  • Head to our website for full instructions on how to use. 
FREE for limited time – how to join in
  • From Sunday 1 August, when you open your app and head to the Book a Class section, you’ll find a range of ‘Livestream’ classes available to book.
  • You’ll need to book into the Livestream class (be sure it’s not the gym based one IRL). That way, you’ll get access when the class starts.
  • This service will be free for a limited time for all of our members – until the end of the mid-term break (Sunday 12 September).
  • All students enjoy free RecCentre membership and app access courtesy of your student levy. You just need to sign up online, then download the app. 
Charges kick in from 13 September
  • To continue to enjoy the service at the end of the free trial period we’ve kept the costs super low. That means even if you head out of Christchurch for the holidays (but within NZ), you can stay connected with us and stay active with your favourite teachers.
  • We’ll email you information about that near the end of the trial, or you can check our website. 
  • You’ll also have access to a huge range of On-demand classes, to play at any time.
  • Currently, these are Technogym Master Trainers, and cover a range of styles.
  • In the future, we plan to record some classes (a bit like our YouTube ones over lockdown, but a bit more jazzy) and upload those as well.

If you’ve got any questions, (and you can’t find the answer on our webpage), just hit up one of our staff at the gym, flick us an email, Facebook message or give us a call.

Looking forward to having you livestream with us!

Ngā mihi
Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec&Sport

Small Group Training starts soon – registrations open now!

Semester Two is here, which means a new round of Small Group Training courses to stimulate your brain & body!

Ballet class at the UC RecCentre, part of the Small Group Training programme offered by UC Rec&Sport
What’s new?
  • Boxing Level 2  – we’ve got a new boxing course, aimed at those with a little more experience. If you’re confident you know your hook from your jab and cross, take your fitness to the next level with more focus on technique that you can use on the bags inbetween sessions.
  • TRX – with our new rig in the FunZone, we’ve got the fantastic Sarah C back in there delivering a TRX based workout. Amazing for building strength without impact on the body, and suitable for all levels of fitness (that’s the beauty of the TRX!)
We’ve kept the good stuff
The details you need to know
  • Term 3 courses start in Week 2 (from 26th July) and run for five weeks.
  • Payment is required at the time of booking – see our team at reception
  • For days and times, see our Small Group Training pages
  • Classes are small, so you get more help and focus, and you’ll build your skills progressively with the same group of people
  • Our prices may be low (to help you get active) but all of our instructors are qualified in what they deliver, so you are in super safe hands. 

If you have any questions, please see our reception team or contact our Group Fitness & Customer Service Team Leader. 

Ngā mihi
Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec & Sport


Is a 10km, 21km or 42km race on your bucket list?

There’s no time like the present! If you’ve got a hankering to run your first (of many, or maybe only!) half-marathon or 10km, why not join our established Run Canterbury community? We provide an outstanding support package to get you over the finish line, at a supremely affordable price point – and you don’t have to be a member of the RecCentre! 

Male runners in Dunedin half marathon
Is this your year to run a 10km, 21km or 42km race?
The Goal 
  • In Semester 2, we tailor our training for the Queenstown Marathon.
  • You can choose to enter the 10km, 21km or 42km distance, and we’ll provide a comprehensive 14 week training programme to suit your goal and ability     
The support package
  • Twice weekly pack runs guaranteed, with multiple pace levels, including a new hybrid walk/run for 10km runners
  • Additional weekend long runs on occasion
  • Social network for chats and support
  • Experienced pack leaders to guide you through and help pace
  • 20% discount on your 1/2 marathon entry fee
  • Discounts at Frontrunner Colombo for your new running shoes! 
The investment 
  • Prices start at $80 for previous participants
  • $95 for UC Staff/Students and RecCentre members first-timers (includes a swish running t-shirt that you’ll be proud of) and
  • $155 for community members (so you can drag your running buddy along, even if they’re not covered by the UC discount rate)
  • Similar programmes can cost hundreds of dollars, and we’ve been doing this for 20ish years, so we’ve got it down!
  • Payment plan available, just ask !
When does it start?
  • 17th August! So, you’ve got one month to psych yourself up
  • Check out our Run Canterbury website for more info.

If you ‘ve got any questions, please get in touch. We’re happy to answer any questions and allay any concerns you might have.  Remember, you only ‘get fit’ for something by ‘doing that something’! We all have to start somewhere!  

Ngā mihi 
Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec&Sport