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Need a break from study? Try yoga restore

Starting next week, the UC RecCentre is offering all members free Yoga Restore classes during the exam period. 

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed, stressed out or just sick of sitting at your desk all day, take a load off and chill out with Yoga Restore. 

Check out the class times here https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucreccentre/timetables/

Space is limited and tokens are required. These can be collected from reception 30 mins before the class begins. Members only.

Not sure what yoga restore is? All the details are here…
https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/ucreccentre/group-fitness/yoga-restore/ 

Get in the Zone!

We like to give you what you want at the UC RecCentre, which is why we introduced specialised Zones, Zone Classes and Zone concession cards this year – finding you more ways to burn some energy or restore it. Read on to find out what these all are, how they can help you, and how to get a fabulous discount on our Zone Concession Card.

Why the Zone?
Boutique gyms and classes are ‘a thing’ and we’re giving you a taste of that experience, but on a student budget! Grab a single class token for $3 at reception, or commit to 10 classes for $27. And for the first two weeks of term, you can get 10 classes for just $20!

The Zen Zone is a beautiful and calming space where you can go to, well, just BE. There are beanbags, bolsters, blocks, blankets and straps that you can use in all manner of ways to lengthen, recover and restore the body via Yin or Restorative Yoga. Not sure what to do? Come along to a Yoga Restore class! It may not be as toasty as some heated yoga studios, but it does have everything you need. Max of 12 people, so lots of personal attention to get it just right.

The Fun Zone is a fun space for functional training with battle ropes, tyre flips, sledgehammers on the other tyre, ski machine, assault bike….time will fly! We offer Fit45 in the Fun Zone – think boutique studios like Orange Theory, F45, 9 Round…except without the price tag, fancy tv screens or the masses! 45mins, max 14 people, no running, instructor teaching and motivating you, great beats…what more do you need?

The Spin Zone is a darkened room, complete with black lights, disco lights and loud pumping music. Our instructors will expertly guide you through hills and flats, and have you amped to ride a bike! Best part? No rain or wind, just great music. We offer 30, 45 and 50min options, so just check the GF timetable.

Spin class at the UC RecCentre

Now, to the important bit…how to get in to a Spin, Fit45 or Yoga Restore? Simply head to reception, up to 40mins prior to class start time, and grab your token. You can either buy as you go at $3, or get a 10 class concession card for $27. We’ll even loan you a towel to wipe down all that sweat you’ll be dripping. Your concession card is loaded onto your RecCentre account, so you can check the balance online any time you like.

Zone Concession Special

For the first two weeks of term, we have a super deal, where you can buy a concession card for just $20, with a limit of two per person.   Yup, from Monday 29th April through to Sunday 12th May, every single one of you can get your hands on up to two concession cards for just $20 each. Sorted!

UC Rec Centre – sorted your membership yet?

If you’re keen to look after your health and wellbeing while studying, UC Rec & Sport offer great opportunities to lift, move, play and restore. 

UC RecCentre membership is covered by your student services levy* and gives you access to facilities including a gym, boxing training area, climbing wall and sport courts. Membership also includes an extensive group fitness programme with everything from yoga and pump to spin and circuit classes.

New students
If you haven’t sorted your membership yet, you can sign up online – you’ll need to create a new RecCentre account using your student email. During your first visit to the RecCentre we’ll activate your Student ID card and take a photo of you.

Returning students
Your existing 2018 membership will expire on Friday 1 March. You can renew your membership online – you’ll need to log in to your existing RecCentre Account. We’ll then activate your Student ID card when you next visit.

This is also a good time to sign up for social sport leagues, small group training courses and the 2019 Group Fitness Challenge if that interests you.

You can also register your interest in any of the huge range of sports clubs on campus.

Find out more about UC Sport.

*Most classes are at no extra cost if you are registered with the RecCentre. Some classes involve an additional charge.