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Summer Small Group Training Courses – Registrations now open!

Keen to get into the best health of your life?  Not sure where to start?  Any exercise is good for your health, but here’s why SGT might be a good fit for you.

Why SGT? 

  • Accountability – you commit for four weeks with your hard earned cash, you’re more likely to turn up.  The group is small, so they’ll notice if you’re missing !
  • Fun – it’s way more fun to workout in a group, the time will fly by.  And because it’s the same group of people each time, you may even make a few new friends and acquaintances
  • Value – personal training can be expensive, SGT is not!  Get a top notch supervised workout at a fraction of the price.   You don’t need to plan, just turn up and be willing to do the work.

What courses are available?

Boxing A boxing based fitness class to get your heart rate up and condition your muscles to be strong, fit and healthy.

Options:  Mondays, 6.10pm with Gary or Wednesdays 6.10pm with Jay.
Cost:  $30 Members, $48 Non-Members

Boxing

Bootcamp – No limits, get pushed to your edge and find your inner warrior!     Two days a week, be motivated by Gary and then you only have to motivate yourself for at least one more workout per week for good health!  Tuesdays & Thursdays at 6.30am.
Cost:  $44 Members / $74 non-members

Bootcamp

Ballet – a ballet based fitness class where you’ll prepare the body for dance and learn real ballet steps.   Great for beginners and for those who’ve danced before!  Taught by our ballet teacher Zoe.
Cost:  $40  Members/ $64 Non-members

Barre

How to register

Simply head to the RecCentre and sign up at the desk.  We only take registrations with payment, so get in quick, because these fill up fast!   All courses are 4 weeks, commencing the week beginning 18 November, 2019.

For more information, visit our website or contact danielle.mather@canterbury.ac.nz 

Renewing your RecCentre membership

Are you hanging around Christchurch for summer? Did you know that your student membership at the RecCentre, in most cases, finishes on 1 March, 2020?   That means you can keep exercising at the RecCentre over the summer break.  It’s also fairly quiet at the gym during the summer months…how convenient!

Check your RecCentre account online for your expiry date

Head to our website, and  on the  left hand nav at the very top, you’ll find a link to ‘Account login’, or you can use this link. If you click through here, you’ll be able to login to your RecCentre account and check your personal expiry date, any bookings you’ve made with us and how many zone classes you’ve got left to use!

I’m studying again in 2020, when do I renew?

Once you’ve paid your 2020 student levy, you can sign up again from 1 February 2020.   The process is now automated, so if you haven’t paid your levy, your membership won’t be processed.     You can renew your membership through the same reccentre account login 

I’m not studying at UC in 2020, can I join anyway?

You sure can!   We offer a range of rates to non-students, so check out our website for the options and see which category you fit into.  We offer discounts for alumni (graduates), other students and UC Staff.   You’ll need to purchase this at our counter though, as we don’t have online memberships for other membership types yet.

If you’re still a little confused, just stop by our reception and speak to one of our Customer Experience Representatives.  They’ll be able to talk you through how to keep your routine going without interruption and queues.

Summer Opening and Closing Days

We close for 2 weeks over the Christmas with the rest of the University.  Our last workout day is Sunday 22 December, closing at 9pm.   We reopen on Monday 6 January, 2020 at 6am.

 

3 reasons to add exercise to your exam prep strategy – and win a PushMe session!

What’s your best tip for nailing your exam prep?  Energy drinks and coffee might be the common go-to, but they’re really not the best choice!      

Just think about how you’ve felt immediately after exercise?  Focused? Energised? Motivated?  Had some of your best ideas to solve that unsolvable problem?  That’s no accident!

Exercise kick starts the brain and releases proteins that improve your cognitive performance. It also releases endorphins which decrease your stress levels and make you happier – leveling your mood state.  Finally, it boosts your energy levels.  I know, that sounds counter-intuitive, but really, you’ve good to spend energy to get energy!

So, rather than reach for the caffeine, we suggest getting some cardio in. Any kind of cardio, just as long as you get your heart rate up! Get a little puffed.  Go for a quick 15 minute walk up around the campus, or if it’s wet, up and down the stairs. Hey, if that seems too much, take the lift up and walk down the stairs to start with! If you’ve got more time, stick to your usual routine – be that a jog/run, hitting the gym or shooting some hoops.

All that exercise is going to use fuel and cause you to sweat. To make sure you don’t get ‘the tired’ later on, make sure you stay hydrated (with water!) and eat throughout the day. If it’s a big exercise session, then eat a good meal (like your lunch or breakfast) within 30 minute of exercise finishing. Water water water all day! Those extra trips to the bathroom will get you moving a bit more, which is a good thing!

Tell us your best tip for exam prep by leaving a comment below, and we’ll pick one person to win a PushMe session with one of our trainers.