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Summer Small Group Training is here – get in now!

Are you looking for a short, sweet hit of exercise to get you moving through the silly season?  The RecCentre has just the answer, in our popular SGT courses for summer.

Getting started is the hard part.  As humans, doing anything uncomfortable is, well, uncomfortable.  If it’s too hard, we will easily find a way to not do it.   Exercise is no different.  It’s all too easy to plan to do your exercise and then when something else comes up, it’s the first thing to be dropped.  The funny thing is, once you get over the starting phase and start to see results, and feel the benefits, you’ll begin to look forward to your exercise and it will feel comfortable and easy.  You’ll also prioritise it, but how do we get to that point?

Well, there are lots of ways.  One really good way is to join a group of like-minded individuals and meet every week at the same time for your exercise hit. The Small Group Training courses on offer at the RecCentre offer this, in addition to qualified and experienced instructors to ensure you get off to a great start. Anyone can partake, but being a RecCentre member gets you discounts off our already below market prices. 

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So, if you’d like to get a head start on the silly season, and maybe learn something new or meet some new people, head over to our SGT webpages for more information.  We’ve got five different courses ready to go for summer, including Barre, Boxing, Boxing Plus,  and Bootcamp. All courses are four weeks, starting the week beginning 20 November. It’s just one session per week, except Bootcamp which is two, but we reckon you’ll be so motivated so quickly you’ll add a few more sessions in between.

What are you waiting for?  Courses start at just $30 for members, so head to our website to check out the details or call into reception to register for your spot now!

Happy Summer!
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Four reasons why you should have a exercise buddy

We all know how good exercise is for our body and mind, but it can be a real challenge to maintain interest and prioritise it, especially as we get busy. It can be daunting, it can be exciting, it can be many things to many people. Whatever you’re feeling about exercise, doing it with a friend, class mate or family member might be the solution to increase your motivation, and here’s why….

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1. It’s more fun exercising with a friend
It’s hard to get bored if you have an exercise buddy, and it will help the time pass quickly too.

2. You can build new friendships
Perhaps you have a friend, hall neighbour or class mate who is showing a vague interest in starting an exercise routine? Commit to a plan together and you’ll have something to talk about as you get to know them during your workout sessions.

3. You’re more likely to stick to your commitment
It’s not a nice feeling being stood up, nor letting someone down by not turning up. So, having an exercise buddy means you’re less likely to bail on the workout with lame excuses.

4. You might learn some new ideas
Variety is one of the keys to sticking to a plan, things get boring after a time. Your exercise buddy might have some interesting ideas to try out that you don’t know about. It’s fun learning something new and maybe less reason to quit.

There are of course plenty more reasons, these are just our top four! For a simple start, try scheduling a walk during your tea breaks or lunch break (or all three!). Make these non-negotiable to ensure you get some healthy movement into your day. Even a 5-10min jaunt will see you refreshed when you get back to study!

If you’re keen on starting at the gym, check out what is on offer by visiting the RecCentre website>

Enjoy these blissful summer days coming our way!

Zumba Glow Dance Party – we don’t sweat, we glow!

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Want to do something a little different on a Friday night?  Come join our Zumba Glow Dance Party!

On Friday 22 September, we’ll be turning off the regular lights, and turning on the party and UV lights to have a glowing Zumba dance party!

There will be five Zumba instructors to keep you going through 90mins of fun Zumba dance, and your friends (or new ones!) to help you put on glow paint. This is a special event to celebrate Spring and the return to warmer times!

Tickets are just $5 for members of the UC RecCentre, or $10 for non-members,  so yes, anyone can come! (as long as they’re over 16yrs old).   Don’t miss out, pop over to the RecCentre today to buy your ticket from reception.

Would you like to win a ticket for you and a friend?  We’ve got two prize packs to give away for Insider’s Guide readers, each containing two glow drink bottles and two tickets to the Zumba Glow Dance Party.

To enter, simply comment below with your favourite Zumba song, or if you’ve never tried Zumba, your ‘go to song’ that motivates you to move!

Entries close Sunday 10 September, 2017.   Winners will be contacted by 18 September 2017, and must agree to have their names published on this thread.

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