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The new Rec & Sport App is here!

UC Rec & Sport are super excited because our new Rec&Sport app is ready to download! Free for all members of the RecCentre, this little app will bring you a world of benefits, so read on to find out more!

What’s in it for you?
We hear you, with so many apps, why would you want to download ours? Well, read on:

Right now….
• Manage your training programme directly on the web or from your mobile
• Record your body measurements and keep track of your health status
• Connect myWellness to popular health apps like Polar, Garmin, Maymyfitness and many more
• Login to connected Technogym equipment at the RecCentre, access your personalised content and have your exercises load automatically
• View LIVE group fitness timetables to see what’s on, and add reminders to your calendar
• Stay connected to the UC Rec&Sport community and know what’s going on in our world

In the future…
• Join into mini-competitions/challenges within the RecCentre community
• Amplify your FIT45 experience with TeamBeats.
• Provide us feedback and suggestions from your mobile
• And much more!

How do you get yours?
If you’re a member, you’ll have received an invitation to join via email. If you’re not a member yet, or perhaps you joined after that invitation was sent, you can head to your app store (links below) and download it.

Apple App Store 

Google Play Store

A stronger, healthier you by summer

Have you been hibernating over winter? Gotten a little too comfortable in bed, curled up with your favourite comfort food?

It’s now just a few months until summer. Daunting right? Trust me, it doesn’t have to be. Imagine this: this summer, the healthiest, happiest and strongest you.

Not all of us love exercise, but I promise you there is a way of working out that will work for you. Not only will you keep coming back for more, it will boost your energy, improve your mood, and help you feel strong in your own skin.

Try something different this term! The University Recreation Centre has found a way for you to get back into the swing of things through six weeks of small group training.

There is no better way to work up a sweat and wake up for the day than boot camp. Join our trainers for a high intensity combination of bodyweight and functional exercises. Choose between 12 and 18 sessions over six weeks and you’ll be ready for summer by mid-October!

Boxing Fitness is specially designed to get your adrenaline pumping – within the six weeks, expect to see definition in your upper body and core, as well as cardio benefits (without running for hours on end!).

Suspension Training (or TRX training) uses suspended straps to use body weight to functionally train the body. Not only does it build muscle, it builds stability, balance and coordination. If it is good enough for the army, you know you’re in for a great workout!

Not all exercise is running around – strengthen your mind and body at the same time. Take your pick from Meditation through Yin Yoga and Yoga Play – Inversions. The Meditation through Yin Yoga will help you release the tension in your body, helping you to relax. For those wanting to tackle more challenging variations of yoga poses, have a go at the Yoga Play class. If you’ve always wanted to bust out a headstand – this is the one for you!

For more information, head to www.phed.canterbury.ac.nz, or call our reception team on 03 364 2433.

We’ll see you there!

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

Checklist for uni!

  1. Textbooks: One of the hardest things at university is trying to catch up once you fall behind. Make sure this doesn’t happen to you and start 2015 off on the right foot – be prepared with the required textbooks for your classes.
  2. Note taking equipment: If you write your notes out in an exercise book then buy enough books to last you at least through first semester. Or if you choose to type them up on a laptop or tablet, then check your device is in working order and your files are organised for the new year. You can also never have enough pens, and highlighters on hand so chuck a few extras in your bag!
  3. Check your online timetableBefore you’re on campus try to sort out any timetable clashes as it’s impossible to be in two places at once! Also don’t forget to choose your tutorials, labs and other classes online…you’ll want to grab a spot before it’s full. The online timetable planner is really handy!
  4. Sign up at the UC RecCentre: As long as you pay your fees and levy you’ll get free access to the RecCentre, so make the most of it! Sign up online before March 1st and you’ll be able to get in with your Canterbury Card for the whole year.
  5. Enrol at the UC Health Centre: As a student you can receive subsidised quality healthcare right on campus! Sign up by February 20th otherwise you’ll miss the strict deadline and be stuck paying for doctors visits while other students get them for free. If you’re an international student it works a little different as you must have insurance cover, so talk to the friendly Health Centre staff about that.
  6. Get a Parking Permit: To park on campus you need a permit or a Pay and Display ticket, or your car will be clamped which isn’t fun at all! You can purchase a permit if you need one from the UC Security Office on 114 Ilam Road. Don’t forget!
  7. Tickets for UCSA OrientationYou won’t want to miss out on these two fun-filled weeks! Read my previous post about Orientation 2015 here…
  8. On your first day back put some money on your Canterbury Card: This will enable you to use the internet and print at UC. It may take half an hour for the money to load on, so do it at the start of the year and you’ll always be prepared!