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A stronger and healthier you by summer

We all get a little comfortable over winter; we’ve given into the cold weather, we aren’t exercising, we’ve eaten too much, and our moods and energy has slumped.

The idea of summer being ‘just around the corner’ now seems daunting – but it doesn’t have to be!

Not all of us love exercise, but I promise you there is a way of working out that will work for you. Not only will you keep coming back to it, it will boost your energy, improve your mood, and help you feel strong in your own skin.

This term, try something different – the University Recreation Center has some inspiration for you to work up a sweat this term with a six-week small group training programme.

There is no better way to work up a sweat and wake up for the day than boot camp. Join our trainers for a high intensity combination of bodyweight and functional exercises. Choose between 12 and 18 sessions over six weeks… you’ll be ready for summer by mid-October!

Boxing Fitness is specially designed to get your adrenaline pumping – within the six weeks, expect to see definition in your upper body and core, as well as cardio benefits (without running for hours on end!).

Suspension Training (or TRX training) uses suspended straps to use body weight to functionally train the body. Not only does it build muscle, it builds stability, balance and coordination… If it is good enough for the army, you know you’re in for a great workout!

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

Not all exercise is running around. Strengthen your mind and body at the same time. Take your pick from Meditation through Yin Yoga, Staff Yoga and Yoga Play – Inversions. The Meditation through Yin Yoga will help you release the tension in your body, helping you to relax. The Staff Yoga is a Hatha style yoga designed specifically for University of Canterbury staff. For those wanting to tackle more challenging variations of yoga poses, have a go at the Yoga Play class. If you’ve always wanted to bust out a headstand – this is the one for you!

For more information, head to http://www.phed.canterbury.ac.nz, or call our reception team on 03 364 2433… We’ll see you there.

Live your best life

What are you doing right now to live your best life?

It may be cold and it may be dark, but that is no excuse to not live your healthiest life. While exercise may be the last thing on your mind, it can not only make you healthier this winter, but it will also boost your energy and improve your mood… Plus, summer is around the corner, and you don’t want to look back and wish you’d done more!

The Recreation Centre (located just next to Kirkwood) is free to all students and is super cheap for staff – and what better than some events to get that blood pumping?

Ever wanted to ride the Tour de France? Spin is one of the classes to get to – a high intensity cycle class in a party environment (picture party music and darkness). This month, Stu’s 75-minute class follows the replicate stages in the Tour de France, climbing the mountains and racing the flats. Collect stamps, and you could win some great prizes.

There is no better workout than a dance party! Zumba is getting taken to the next level on the 15th of this month – we are turning the Gymnasium into a Glowing Zumba Party. Throw on some white clothes and paint yourself up! From 5.15pm, you can visit our free glow painting area. At just $5 to register, you’d better be in quick!

Life can get a little boring sometimes, so why not try something different? Small Group Training kicks off soon – why not try your hand at six weeks of staff yoga, boot-camp, boxing, meditation through yin yoga, suspension training or yoga play?

To find out more, head to www.phed.canterbury.ac.nz/, or talk to the friendly staff at reception on 03 364 2433.