“If you listen to your body when it whispers, you won’t have to hear it shout”.
Are you listening to your body? The small daily aches and pains are signs you may need to address your health and wellbeing. You may already have some self-care routines in place, but are you ready to take it to the next level and add some exercise to that routine?
As the weather gets colder, now is a great time to pop over and see what activities we have on offer that will serve your wellbeing.
Self-Care Staff Specials
Exercising alone is tough, we’re much more likely to be successful if we do it with a friend (or two!). Your exercise buddy doesn’t need to be a staff or student at UC. Just make sure you read up on how to access your 2 week passes – they’ll start the day you pick it up and start your fitness journey.
How to exercise
Essentially, just move! Any kind of movement will be beneficial, so it’s best to find something you enjoy. If you’re a little unsure on how to use the gym, then book in for a free StartMe session and our instructors will take you through a simple starter programme.
We also have a sharp deal for UC staff on our PushMe personal training – experience the PushMe package deal at student prices.
Do the group thing
Blend into one of our large group fitness classes and get your workout on. If large groups aren’t your thing, then perhaps try our Zone classes – Fit45, Yoga Restore and Spin – they are smaller in size and in a more private setting. These do cost an additional $3 per class, we do have a concession special that makes things faster, easier and even cheaper.
Small Group Training (SGT) is also be a good fit for many – small classes, private rooms, same group of people each week building up your skillset each session. New in Term 2 are Ballet and TRX-Pilates, check out our website for information and some cool videos. You don’t need to be a member to join our SGT courses but if you are, you do get a good discount.
Sport to be well
So your dreams of making the Silver Ferns or the All Blacks is over? That doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the benefits of friendly competition, connections, skill development and fitness that sport offers. UC Staff can enter our social sport leagues, or come along to an organised drop-in session if committing for 6 weeks is a bit much. As a member, squash and badminton court hire is free on weekdays before 4pm, on a turn up and play basis.
Have a fabulous fortnight!
UC Rec & Sport