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Getting your free UC RecCentre gym membership for 2018

Kia ora!  The UC RecCentre would love to welcome you (back) to UC for 2018, and hope that you get your gym membership sorted and get over here to try out our most excellent classes and equipment.

THINGS HAVE CHANGED, but only a little…

Don’t panic, your membership is still free, but we’re in the process of upgrading our software, which means the process to activate your free membership has changed.  We’ve outlined this step-by-step to make it easy for you to sign up and use the gym to stay healthy and active.  The process is the same for ALL students, whether it’s your first year or your seventh!

  1. Finish your enrolment and obtain your student ID card
  2. New students – get your IT log on and change your password etc
  3. From 1 February head to our website reccentre.canterbury.ac.nz. Click on the big red ‘Activate here!’  button
  4. Use your IT log in and password and fill in the online form to register
  5. On your first visit to the RecCentre, bring your student ID card to our reception and one of our team will physically activate your card.
  6. Enjoy unlimited access to the RecCentre until 1 March 2019 (for full year students) or until 15 July (for Semester 1 only students).

We have iPads at our reception for you to easily sign up on the spot, or you can save time and do it from your own device at your leisure.

Remember, your student ID card is your key! We can’t issue memberships without it, as you must be fully enrolled, having paid your student levy (which funds the free membership).  

Hot tip:  You must bring your card with you for every visit, and scan to gain entry.  If you forget your card, we’ll give you two chances per semester where we will look you up on the system.  On the third time, we will charge you $11 for entry, and this will be fully refunded when you come on your next visit (within the week) and show us your card.

See you soon!
UC RecCentre Team

Dr Bike is back for 2017!

Dr Bike  is back for 2017 and starts on Tuesday 28th of February! Dr Bike is a free fix-it clinic for basic bike issues available to both staff and students, funded by the Sustainability Office. This service provides basic maintenance and repairs such as puncture repair, brake tuning and oiling chains.

Olly Ng and Zac Porter are running Dr Bike on Tuesdays, 12-1 pm on C-Block lawn during term time. For more information, check here.

We are excited that Dr Bike will be using eco-friendly bicycle lubricants, thanks to a 2 year sponsorship from Christchurch-based company Biomaxa!

If you’re interested in seeing how Dr Bike fits into the bigger picture about planning for cyclists at UC, you might like to look at the draft UC Cycle Plan 2014-2022.

Welcome back to uni and keep an eye out for these guys on Tuesdays!

This message was brought to you by the UC Sustainability Office. Connect with us through Facebook or Instagram. Or email us: sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz

Last year's Dr Bike team, Zac (R) will continue this year!
Last year’s Dr Bike team, Zac (R) will continue this year!





Sort your RecCentre membership and be in to win stuff

Okay, so the headline is a shameless attempt to grab your attention, and it seems to have worked…

Step 1: Join (or rejoin if you’re a returning student) the RecCentre.  It’s free.   Head over to our website now, follow the links and sign up.  You’ll need your UC login and password (the same ones you use for Learn and myUC), fill in your details, read and accept the terms and conditions, and you’re good to go!  Come over any time.  Your UC Card becomes your membership card, so you must bring that with you every visit to gain access through the turnstiles. 

Step 2:  Comment below, by 5/03/17 with TWO different activities, classes or fitness starter sessions available at the RecCentre, that you could put in your exercise plan each week to keep you healthy.  Tell us which prize pack you’re keen on and why. It is that simple.

See you at the gym!
UC RecCentre Team

Prize Pack 1: 4x PushMe personal training sessions valued at $120,
RecCentre drink bottle, earbuds & toiletry minis.

Prize Pack 2: SteerMe personalised fitness plan valued at $25, towel/ball hire concession card valued at $14, spin concession card valued at $25, RecCentre drink bottle, earbuds & toiletry minis.

Prize Pack 3: Small Group Training voucher for 1x SGT course (subject to availability) valued at up to $99, RecCentre drink bottle, earbuds & toiletry minis.