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Box, Dance or Bootcamp for fun and fitness

If you’re looking for something a bit different to get your fitness back on track then check out our small group training options for Term 3! 

girl in boxing course

Rewarding & Fun

Training (or playing!) with the same group of people each week brings its own perks, beyond the usual health & fitness benefits of a solo gym session. You’ll get to know your instructor, they’ll get to know you, which means they’ll be in a better place to help you really find your best. Even if you join with a friend, you’ll meet some new people who have at least one similar interest! And finally, we all know that once you’ve paid for something, that’s an added incentive to turn up each week to get your money’s worth – accountability right there.  Most of all, our small group sessions are really fun and interactive.

What’s on offer?

Term 3 brings back some of our favourites – Ballet, Boxing, Bootcamp and HipHop.  New this term is Kettlebell, a great tool for those using the gym and wanting a change in workout to mix it up.    Consider these courses extremely cheap personal training! Rather than $80 a session, they all come in under $7.50 per session, with only about 10 others to share the trainer’s attention.   

Sign me up

Registrations are open now, and you can sign up at our reception.  Payment is required at the time of rego. If you’re out of town, you can contact danielle.mather@canterbury.ac.nz and she’ll get in touch by phone to get you registered, so do include your cellphone number, along with the course you’re interested in.  These courses do fill fast, so get to it!

Stay well!
UC Rec & Sport Team

 

RecCentre app based booking system continues as a trial

The RecCentre has seen some great uptake over our first few weeks in Alert Level 2.  The booking system was necessary to manage capacity and spacing, and we’ve had much feedback from our members requesting that we keep the booking system!

Customer service staff assisting member

Combating overcrowding & improving accountability

It turns out that many of you loved the accountability and structure it provided for your day, even those who struggle with routine.  The knowledge that there was going to be adequate space for you in the class or in the gym to train was also a positive.  We know it can get overcrowded, especially at peak times and with our popular instructors! But you also told us that a little more flexibility was needed.  This was true for both group fitness classes and the fitness centre.

Booking system trial will continue – as a trial

We will continue with the booking system for classes and peak times in the Fitness Centre, on a trial basis, until no later than Monday 13 July.

We’ll keep tweaking it, based on our observations and your feedback until we arrive at something that meets all of our needs.  If it’s successful, we will implement as a permanent feature, as we’re confident it will improve your experience with us.

What are the main changes?

  • Bookings are essential  for the Fitness Centre (main weights room), during peak times only (Monday- Friday 6am – 10am & 4pm – 8pm )
  • You don’t need to book if you want to come outside those times, or if you don’t want to use the Fitness Centre (eg hoops, boxing)
  • Bookings are essential for all Group Fitness classes
  • You can cancel right up to 15mins before your time/class starts, so if something comes up, just delete your booking in the app
  • If you decide to spontaneously go exercise, just check your app and see if there is space in the class or session.  If there is, book in and head over.  If there isn’t, you’ve just saved yourself a trip (and time) so you can replan.

Please head over to our COVID-19 Updates page for all the details on how things have changed.  You still use your Rec&Sport app to make your bookings.  Get in touch if you’ve got some thoughts or leave a comment below.

Noho ora mai – Take care and stay well.
UC Rec & Sport Team

 

The RecCentre will be closed on Queen’s Birthday

The UC RecCentre will be closed on Monday 1 June – Queen’s Birthday. We will be open on Saturday and Sunday, with the usual booking systems in place.

Our team has been working super hard to open the facility under Alert Level 2 restrictions, and we’ve been delighted with the uptake and positive response.

So, we’re taking our own advice, and in order to look after you the best we can, we first need to look after ourselves. With this in mind, the whole team will be taking Monday 1 June off, so we can recharge our own wellbeing dials.

You can still get your exercise fix on our YouTube channel, and flip back through some of our 100+ recorded classes and workouts.
Or if you’re looking to develop your own self-care habit, check out these 151 ideas!

We thank you for your great work in returning to the gym safely, and for your ongoing support.

UC Rec&Sport Team