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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

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:

How to renew your RecCentre membership for 2020

We’ve got great news for returning UC students!   We’ve got some bots working overtime to process your 2020 membership, so you can just keep on keeping on!

Phew!  We’ve managed to get rid of two pesky lines for returning students.  As long as you pay your student levy before Feb 28, 2020, your membership will just roll over and your card will keep on working.  Your terms and conditions of use will not change from the original ones you signed.  That’s right, just pay your fees and do nothing else. Easy.

If you haven’t already, download our Rec&Sport app for up-to-date schedules, fitness programmes and more.

No longer a student? 
No problem! Your membership expires on 1 March, 2020. This means you can keep using it up to and including the 1 March.  After that, you can opt to join the RecCentre as an alumni (if you graduated), or as a community member (if you didn’t graduate).   We’ve got you covered, keep an eye on our Facebook page and your inbox for our alumni special in late Feb/early March.

If you don’t wish to renew your membership, please email us on reccentre@canterbury.ac.nz.  Please note that you are not entitled to a refund on your student levy, we will just remove you from our database.    We recommend remaining enrolled, because well, it’s already paid for, and FOMO.