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UC RecCentre – Gym hack #1: Hit the gym early!

The gym is pumping right now and we’re stoked to see so many of you hitting the gym already. Having said that, an overcrowded gym is not fun for everyone, so when is the best time to train at the RecCentre?

Recreation Centre photo shoot, showing all aspects of the Rec Centre facilities, badminton, balance exercises with balls, weight pack exercises, floor exercises on the mezzanine, Rec Centre reception, group weights in the gym, steppers, walkers, spin, weight machines, free weights, straps, yoga, rowing machines, 15.8.14

As always, there is no simple answer, it all comes down to YOU.  But here’s what we do know…

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

  • The earlier you come to the RecCentre, the quieter it will be in both group fitness classes and the fitness spaces. Hit us up before 3pm each day for less crowds and faster workout times  (less waiting and working in with others)
  • The exception is Saturday, where everyone gets here for 9am opening and it’s much less busy from lunchtime until closing

You may find the crowds motivating and energising, or you may find they drain your soul and make you want to run for the hills! Both are perfectly valid responses, we just need to find ways to accommodate our individual needs. We suggest you try out different days and times until you find a time slot that works for both your personality,  your schedule and your fitness buddy if you have one! Prioritise yourself and find a consistent time to exercise, blocking it out in your calendar as an appointment that can’t be rescheduled.

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

Need another incentive to hit the gym early?  Enter your name in our competition box at reception, post-workout (we’ll be able to tell by your red workout faces!) between 6am and 3.00pm from March 20th until April 9th, Monday to Friday.   Each day we’ll draw out one lucky winner who’ll receive a surprise pack of RecCentre goodies. (One entry per person, per day).

You’ve gotta be in (early) to win!

Lift. Move. Play.

Sort your RecCentre membership and be in to win stuff

Okay, so the headline is a shameless attempt to grab your attention, and it seems to have worked…

Step 1: Join (or rejoin if you’re a returning student) the RecCentre.  It’s free.   Head over to our website now, follow the links and sign up.  You’ll need your UC login and password (the same ones you use for Learn and myUC), fill in your details, read and accept the terms and conditions, and you’re good to go!  Come over any time.  Your UC Card becomes your membership card, so you must bring that with you every visit to gain access through the turnstiles. 

Step 2:  Comment below, by 5/03/17 with TWO different activities, classes or fitness starter sessions available at the RecCentre, that you could put in your exercise plan each week to keep you healthy.  Tell us which prize pack you’re keen on and why. It is that simple.

See you at the gym!
UC RecCentre Team

Prize Pack 1: 4x PushMe personal training sessions valued at $120,
RecCentre drink bottle, earbuds & toiletry minis.

Prize Pack 2: SteerMe personalised fitness plan valued at $25, towel/ball hire concession card valued at $14, spin concession card valued at $25, RecCentre drink bottle, earbuds & toiletry minis.

Prize Pack 3: Small Group Training voucher for 1x SGT course (subject to availability) valued at up to $99, RecCentre drink bottle, earbuds & toiletry minis.


UC RecCentre – Memberships in the New Year

Keep your membership at the UC RecCentre activated in 2017 by following these instructions.

When does my gym membership finish?
The good news is that all students who signed up for a free student gym membership in 2016, can continue to enjoy the benefits of using the RecCentre until March 1st, 2017. It’s a great time to use the gym and get settled in again, the classes are smaller and the gym floor is way less busy!

Returning to study in 2017? You MUST RENEW your membership!
From Feb 1st (not before, or you’ll have to do it again!) you simply fill in the online registration and sign up again. This will ensure you have uninterrupted access to the centre and all of it’s facilities and services.

Not returning to study in 2017, but remaining in Christchurch?
After March 1st, you can still join the UC RecCentre. Anyone can join, and we offer discounts for alumni (graduates) and non-UC students. Joining a gym is a real investment of time and money, so we strongly recommend you do some research and look around other gyms to see if we will be the right fit for you in this next phase of life. To keep a steady routine, it really helps to have a gym located near to your work or home, or it can become a chore to make it to the gym, and no-one wants that! Be sure to consider parking, contract terms, lump sum or direct debit options, staff training/quality, are the classes at the right times for you, do they have what you’re after, and of course, does the place ‘just feel right’ when you walk in? We’re confident that we offer fantastic value, but you can be the judge!

Whatever your choice for 2017, we hope you have an excellent year and smash some health & fitness goals!
UC RecCentre Team