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Group fitness: Pink Shirt Day mega class

Pink Shirt Day is a day to celebrate diversity and show support to reduce workplace bullying.  So, that will explain the large numbers of UC staff wearing pink on Friday 26th May.   At the RecCentre, we can’t wait until Friday, so we’re holding a super special Pink Shirt mega class on Wednesday 24 May and we’d love for you to be there!


What is a mega class, you ask?  Multiple instructors and 90mins of exercise fun.  We’ll rumble through the range of classes we offer at the RecCentre, for about 10mins of each.  So don’t worry – if the thought of Zumba or HIIT frightens you, it will all be over quite quickly. Or who knows, maybe you’ll try it and end up discovering something new that you love! Dress up pink and be in to win prizes for best dressed. We’ve got spot prizes too!

Your RecCentre membership is free if you’re a UC student.  If you’re not a member yet, sign up online now so we can activate your membership, or you can do it at the desk when you arrive.

Want to bring a friend, but they’re not a UC staff/student or member of the RecCentre?  They can, but they will need to pay our usual $11 casual visitor fee, and be over 16yrs of age.

A quick recap…
Wednesday 24th May
5.10pm start time (so get here by 5pm)
90mins of awesomeness
PinkShirt Theme (optional but encouraged)

See you there (in pink!)
RecCentre Team


RecCentre Group Fitness Challenge

Are you ready for this year’s Group Fitness Challenge, sponsored by Bargain Box?  Registrations are open now, and you can start collecting stamps from Saturday 1st April!

Recreation centre, various classes set up by staff for marketing services, 20.10.15 Client, Kat Henderson, Rec Centre.

Not sure what it is?  Head to our website and read up on the details.  In short, you sign up to complete 100 Group Fitness classes by Sunday 15th October, 2017.    It helps you stay on track to attend 3-4 classes per week, which will help you stay healthy and well through the year.   Keep track of your attendance by collecting a stamp in your class diary (you’ll get this once you register) from the instructor, after every class.  You can win monthly prizes, or the big ones at the end, and you’ll earn rewards as you hit milestones in your class diary.     Double stamp days earn you twice the stamps, which are great if you get behind when you go on holiday.

Here are our top tips to reach 100 classes in 29 weeks:

  1. Pick a day to plan your week, and pop your favourite classes into your diary. Prioritise yourself, and make sure you keep that appointment!
  2. Find a gym buddy to keep you extra accountable, they’re relying on you to turn up too. You can have your daily (or 3x weekly) catch-up over a workout instead of coffee (or do both!)   It really is much more fun!
  3. Keep an eye out for double stamp days on our facebook page and montly newsletters – you can collect 2 stamps for every class you attend on these days to zoom ahead (or catch up!)
  4. Attend our mega and glow classes – these are super fun, a chance to dress up and earn you extra stamps for attendance. The mega class also allows you to cross off a class you can’t get to because of scheduling, or that just doesn’t appeal to you.  (because yes, you do have to attend every style we offer at least once! It’s good to be open to new experiences!)

There are no limits to how many people can participate in the challenge, but the sooner you get started, the easier it will be to hit that magic 100.

Bargain Box Logo jpegThis year, we are stoked to be partnering with BargainBox who’ll be providing us with all sorts of goodies for prizes and giveaways, along with nutrition tips and advice.

Happy exercising!
Kat & Danielle
UC RecCentre