Keen to get into your best health in summer? Not sure where to start? Any exercise is good for your health, but here’s why Small Group Training might be a good fit for you – and you don’t have to be a RecCentre member….read on!
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
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
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
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.
It’s that time of year again where men around the country sharpen their razors and their loved ones roll their eyes a little, all in the name of raising funds and awareness of men’s health issues in Aotearoa. This year we’ve put together a team for any staff or students who want to take part in a collaborative effort.
It’s often much easier to raise funds as part of a collective and tends to be a lot more fun when you don’t feel alone as the filthy thing on your upper lip is stared at by worried onlookers.
Our popular Term 4 Small Group Training (SGT) courses are open for registration, just in time for Spring!
These courses are open to everyone (no membership required), so if you’re looking for a bit of extra motivation during your workweek, we might have the perfect solution for you, just over the other side of University Drive!
What is Small Group Training?
Short 6-week fitness courses, focusing on a specific fitness/mind-body discipline. E.g. Boxing, Bootcamp, Yoga, etc.
Our experienced instructors work with you, along with the same small group of people each week in a supportive and energising environment.
Workouts can be individualised to suit you and your experience, due to the small class size.
A great way to remain accountable and motivated to reach your health and fitness goals.
Yesterday (1 August) marked the first official day for signups on the Australasian University Health Challenge. If you haven’t heard much about it then visit our website for a bit more information.
In short there are 12 universities from Australia and New Zealand, challenging each other to see who can get the most steps from August 19 to September 29. So we invite you, your friends, colleagues, students, and anyone with two legs to join us in feeling healthier whilst beating the Aussies.
Why are we doing this challenge you may ask? Well less than 20% of Australian adults reach the recommended level of 10,000 steps per day on average. What is more shocking is nearly half (49%) of all New Zealand adults do not achieve at least 30 minutes of physical activity on 5 days or more per week according to the Ministry of Health annual update 2013/14. That there is a shocking number! Multiple studies have shown that physical activity and exercise can help lower cholesterol, improve cognitive function, improve blood pressure, and bring happiness. With all these benefits this challenge is literally a walk in the park.
My name is Shyanne Poutai and I have recently completed my Diploma in Clinical Massage with the New Zealand College of Massage.
I became a massage therapist as I want to provide my clients with knowledge about self care through massage therapy, exercising/strengthening or a holistic approach.
I believe Massage is one of many modalities that can help reduce stress, ease aches and pains. My sessions vary in their approach from a western perspective or maori perspective. I use the concept of te whare tapa wha (the four walls of a Marae) in my practice. Depending on what each client is after I can cater to their needs for health, wellbeing and a balanced approach.
If you would like to book a time please go to this link and come to see me at the University of Canterbury Recreation Centre: