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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.

 

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.