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How might you be healthier this year?

Did you, like thousands of others, make yourself a promise to start the new year by improving your health, fitness or wellness? And have you now come back to the routine of work only to find the inspiration to start a new routine has already fizzled?

You are not alone! The good news is, there are ways to get on track and create new routines that will bring you good health. There are many paths, and here are just two we’ve found, which you can look at and decide if they might be the right path for you.

1. SMART Goals
A tried and tested method used in many disciplines is to set goals in business, health and more. Really dig down into your broad goal, and tighten it up. Make your goal Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-Based. Just google SMART Goals and you’ll find plenty of reputable resources to get you started.

2. Questolutions
Instead of saying ‘i’m going to start a new fitness regime this year’, you can reframe it as a question ‘how might I get fitter this year?’ The idea here is that questions are more engaging, less intimidating and more shareable than statements. By posing a question, you can get creative (and your friends can too) on how you might solve your question! See more on Questolutions here

Common to both (and the many other methods out there), is that you need to ink it! Set aside some time, grab a piece of paper (or a journal) and write it all down. Whether you choose to go it alone, ask a friend to help (they can be very objective and helpful) or engage the services of a professional – it’s entirely up to you. There are plenty of online resources at your fingertips! What we do know, is that if you’re serious about changing things up and making positive steps towards a healthier lifestyle with better work/life balance, it certainly helps to have a plan!

Check out what the UC Rec Centre offers that can help support your fitness goals.

Here’s to a healthy and happy 2017!

UC RecCentre Team

Nutrition for Health

Do you want to learn five simple strategies to lose weight without really having to think too hard?  How about learning about the role of carbohydrate in your diet, particularly around exercise.

The Good News…Carbohydrate is Good!  Fat is Good!  Protein is Good!  It’s how much and when we choose to eat them that can be our downfall.  (That kinda means you can have your cake and eat it too…)

The RecCentre is delighted to be hosting Dr Nick Kimber on campus on Wednesday October 21st at 1pm.  Dr Nick will be chatting to us for one hour about the role carbohydrate plays in our nutrition, and giving us five simple strategies to put into our daily lives to achieve our weight loss and health goals.

Dr Nick is a respected nutritionist, lecturer, presenter and author in the New Zealand Health & Fitness Industry.   He presented a nutrition seminar for us mid-year, to thirty odd keen and eager listeners.  We received great feedback around his session, so we are hosting him again.

This session is open to anyone, at the subsidized cost of $10.  If you’d like to register, please contact us at the UC RecCentre.  We can take credit/debit card payment over the phone, or just pop over the river on a healthy lunchtime walk and visit us.

Be Fit and Healthy for Spring

Spring is here….which means Summer is just around the corner.  What does that mean to you?  We may have had a wee break from our healthy selves for winter (or part of winter), or we may have soldiered on with rigid routine.  Everyone is different, which is something we celebrate over this side of the river.

Maybe you’ve got a special walk or outdoor activity or challenge  planned for the Christmas break, where it might just be a little bit easier if you were a little fitter, bendier, healthier, lighter or stronger?  The staff at the RecCentre are experts at helping you find a way to fit in the exercise you need to reach your goals, in the shortest time possible.  Gone are the days of 2-3 hours in the gym…new training methods means workouts can be fun, and they can be done in just 45mins!

We’ve got a great special on offer for the month of September for all UC Staff.  Join for 3months for just $109  – that’s the normal price – and we’ll gift you an extra month for free!   We’ll also throw in a free SteerMe personalised programme to get you on your way, valued at $25.

But wait, there’s more….all staff who join in September go in to the draw to win their membership back! (up to the value of a 3month membership only, $109).

So, what are you waiting for?  You can sign up online from your desk, or you can pop over and have a look around first.    Not sure?  Contact Kat Henderson for a free week pass to see if it’s for you.  So gather up your colleagues and come join our UC community gym.

For more information, see our website or give us a call.