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5 Ways to Wellbeing Reminder – Be active

Many of us spend a large amount of our working day deskbound. Therefore it is really important for our wellbeing that we take a break each day to be active. Physical exercise is really good for us and is a great way to boost our mood. There are many physical activities available, therefore when being active it is important that you choose an activity that you will enjoy. Check out the list below for some ideas:

  • Bring activity into the everyday, e.g. use the stairs instead of the lift, walk to colleagues to talk with them instead of phoning, walk or bike to campus.
  • Take a walk after dinner, or a longer one on the weekend. Invite friends and family to join you.
  • Hold a family dance-off with different members picking the music.
  • Organise or participate in walking tours of local places of interest in your community or suburb.
  • Go to the UC Rec Centre for a workout.
  • Join the UC Rec Centre’s Jumpstart Walking Challenge via the UC Rec Centre app.
  • Try tai chi classes for strength, balance and mental wellbeing.
  • Go for a bike ride with friends or family or by yourself.
  • Take the dog for a walk.
  • Mow the lawns.

Check out this clip from the All Right Campaign where Si and Gary talk about the importance of being active:

Jumpstart your Health and Wellbeing – a free six week walking programme

Would you like to start exercising, but are a little overwhelmed by all the high intensity training online?  No problem!  Walking is one of the safest and healthiest forms of exercise to get you started, and we’re here to help.

What is Jumpstart?

Jumpstart is a FREE six week walking programme that will progress you from walking nowhere, to walking 5km comfortably and safely.  You don’t need to join the RecCentre, and you can do it wherever you like!

Once you’ve completed it, you may feel stronger about hitting up the many gorgeous walks in Canterbury, once we hit Level 2.

Why join Jumpstart?
  • Having a programme with daily goals helps keep you on track
  • You’ll have a trainer assigned to you, so you can chat about anything that pops up
  • We throw in some beginner conditioning and stretching that will improve your strength and flexibility, helping you walk better
How do I join?
  • Simply download the Rec & Sport app (it’s free), and select the Jumpstart programme from the featured programmes selection.
  • This will be your programme to follow for the next six weeks.
    You can start the programme anytime you like.
  • Your first walk is just 10mins! (And we guarantee, absolutely NO BURPEES!)

If you have any health concerns, please consult your doctor or discuss with your trainer before commencing the programme.

For more information, check out our Jumpstart – Desk to 5km page.
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UC Rec & Sport

Zumba Master Class at the UC RecCentre

Details of Zumba Master Class
Details of Zumba Masterclass Sat 8 Feb 2020

Experience the excitement of a Zumba Master Class with Zumba legends Maria Teresa Stone and Jarrod Tucker! 

Zumba is a party.  It’s exercise in disguise.   Take two ZESs (that’s Zumba speak for master trainers), put them on a stage with lights and let them go! The result is a dance party like no other!

Maria is now based in Christchurch, and Jarrod has flown over from Sydney.  Together, they’ll be delivering 90mins of pure Zumba joy on Saturday 8 February at the UC RecCentre.   Doors open at 6pm, and the class will run from 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

Tickets cost $25, and we’ve got a very special discounted rate for RecCentre Members, just $15.    This event is being hosted by CC Productions, which means tickets aren’t purchased at the RecCentre.  They are pretty easy to get though.  To get yours, email Lis Cribb  elisbiff@hotmail.com  and she’ll get you sorted.     You can also check out the Facebook event page.