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Women’s only exercise hours

If you are a female, the gym can be a daunting or uncomfortable place.

Whether for cultural, confidence, or other reasons, it can be the last place you want to go to exercise.

We want you to feel comfortable in a space that is less intimidating, more supportive, and that meets cultural needs.

This week marks the first week of Women’s Only hours at the UC Recreation Centre.

Throughout this semester, Women’s Only hours will be available in specified areas of the Recreation Centre, to trial different times, equipment and the success of these hours to work out the best fit for the future.

Female fitness consultants and instructors will be available during these designated times to provide assistance, exercise ideas and any other questions that you may have. You can also book in for a one-on-one Train Me session with a female fitness consultant.

In addition, the Recreation Centre will offer free Teach Me classes, a small group session with a female fitness consultant designed to grow your knowledge around different methods of training, which can be booked at reception. Female only small group training classes will also be offered throughout term four.

We want you to live your healthiest life – and feel comfortable doing so.

More information on the hours and spaces available as Women’s Only and on Train Me, Teach Me and Small Group Training sessions, visit the Recreation Centre website at http://www.phed.canterbury.ac.nz/ or talk to our friendly reception team on 03-364-2433.

Recreation centre, various classes set up by staff for marketing services, 20.10.15 and 23.10.15 Client, Kat Henderson, Rec Centre.

Workout options on campus

We all know that a certain level of physical activity is an absolute must to a healthier life and improved overall well-being. Yes, it’ s expensive, exhausting and time consuming to work out but fortunately there are plenty of options on campus to help reduce the stress of the idea of working out.

A part of your student levy goes towards the campus Recreation Centre, which offers plenty of options to choose from including BAT, combat, Pilates, pump, spin, step, step basic, super circuit, Tabata, yoga, Zumba and even personal training (phew!).

If you like your choice of physical activity to be less stertorous and set in an informal workout environment there are plenty of options for that too. Meet with the Karate Club at Dovedale to practice, or join the Yoga Club to show off your skills on Ilam Fields, or even join the meditation crew on campus. There are plenty of martial arts, sports and leisure clubs on campus and a list of them can be found here.

If none of these sound appealing and if you’re after something that’s off campus and away from all the familiar faces, Jellie Park is a good option and we all know what it has to offer – a swimming pool!

So take your pick and get focused on getting healthy and staying there.

Did you know you can join the UC RecCentre for free?

UC Students can stay fit and healthy for free at the UC RecCentre!

Making the time to exercise, even just 30mins a day, will help you be a better student!  Simply sign up online or visit the RecCentre with your student ID card to gain access to over 50 group fitness classes per week (including yoga, spin and pilates), cheap small group training and gym programmes, climbing wall or shoot some hoops.

If you’re no longer a first year, you will need to sign up again each year.  Graduates enjoy discounted rates too, so you can continue using the RecCentre even when your studies are over.

Visit the RecCentre website and Facebook page for more information.