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Summer Memberships on Sale at the UC RecCentre – starts Cup Week!

Ah… the sweet hibernation of winter is long gone, along with excuses that it’s too cold, too wet, or too dark to exercise. Then came Spring, and we dusted off our walking shoes and took a few jaunty laps of Hagley Park to enjoy the cherry blossoms. Summer is just around the corner,  and with most of the students away, it’s a quiet time to get to the RecCentre to add to your wellbeing, all just a stone’s throw from your desk.

Perhaps you’ve been thinking about taking some yoga to relieve stress and pain, or zumba classes to dance away your ills? Maybe you’ve finally got yourself ready to ‘hit the gym’ to reap the benefits of adding muscles to your frame?  Whatever your ‘why’, summer is a great time to look for your ideal exercise at the UC RecCentre.

The Rec&Sport team – who run the RecCentre facility – aim to offer a variety of exercise options because we know that one size does not fit all!   Make no mistake, the best way to stick to an exercise plan that adds to your health is to find something that brings you joy!   Reflect on each activity you try and ask yourself if you beared it, or whether you really enjoyed yourself?  Keep trying and learning new things until you find what fits.

To help you explore the buffet of activities we have at the RecCentre, we’ve got a great Summer special for new members.  On top of a roughly 30% saving on the 3mth price, we’re adding on a free BCS (gives you a great baseline health assessment) valued at $20, and a free SteerMe ( a personalised programme to help you reach your goals and be really efficient with your time at the gym) valued at $35.      Head over to our website to read the full offer, terms and conditions. 

Need an exercise buddy?  Great idea!  Anyone can join the RecCentre, they just pay a little more than UC Staff do! This offer commences on Monday 11 November 2019, and finishes on Sunday 8 December 2019.  If you’re still on the fence, why not try a 14-day trial?   It’s free for UC staff, and $25 for everyone else. If you get onto it now, you’ll still have time to grab this great 3mth deal!

See you soon!

Taste at the buffet….pre-Spring Gym Membership Sale coming soon!

Are you ready to take the plunge and take control of your wellbeing?  Physical activity is one piece of the jigsaw, and the team at Rec & Sport are here to help! By increasing your activity levels, even just a fraction, you will experience both physical health and mental health gains.

The list is long, and I’m sure you’re familiar with it….lower blood pressure, better sleep, better weight management, lower stress levels, lower anxiety, alleviate depression and better pain management and more. All that can add up to better happy, or a serious case of increased twinkle in the eye.

We all know this deep down, yet we still manage to stay in our comfort zone, which for many of us, is firmly out of the gym! But our gym isn’t like the others…it has a cool retro vibe (who doesn’t love green vinyl floors and what about all that gorgeous wood….), modern equipment, and really nice people inside who want you to have a good time. Okay, that does sound like a lot of other gyms, but our difference is that we offer a buffet of experiences for your health and wellbeing, not just cardio, weights and classes, so you’ll be sure to find something you enjoy to fuel your happy.

As a staff member, you enjoy a 40% discount on our full community rate year round, and for a limited time, we’ll be offering a super sharp deal to get you on your health journey. Not sure?  Why not get yourself a free 2 week trial?

What’s the promo?  Buy 6months, get an additional 3 months on us!  As a staff member, that’s $219 for 9 months, which is just $24ish per month! On top of that, we’ll throw in a free SteerMe programme to get you started (valued at $35), and a full body analysis (LINK TO PAGE), an accurate and non-intrusive measure of your health starting point. For all the T’s&C’s, head to our specials page.

 

Are you ready to increase your twinkle?

Christchurch Victory Parade: Wednesday 12 July

Everything you need to know
The parade to celebrate the Emirates Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup win starts at 12 noon on Wednesday 12 July. The city centre will be very busy, so it will be best to plan ahead and arrive early for the best viewing positions.

Parade route
The parade route is available on christchurchnzparade.com

The parade will start at Colombo and Lichfield Streets, turn left into Hereford Street before turning right into Montreal Street. It will conclude with celebrations outside the Christchurch Art Gallery. See map on the final page.

Viewing points
Volunteers will be available throughout the parade route to help find the most suitable viewing areas. The public are asked to make full use of the parade route and surrounding areas to ensure the enjoyment of all those that wish to attend.

Accessibility
An accessible viewing area is provided at the front of the stage at the Christchurch Art Gallery (Gloucester Road end). Those wishing to use this area, should make their way to the entry point on Montreal Street near the Gloucester Road corner next to the St John ambulance area. They will then be escorted to the viewing area by a member of staff.

Plan your travel
You are advised to come into the city as early as possible on the day.

  • Bus – all buses will be running as usual and will be subject to standard fares. The Bus Interchange is located on the parade route so you will need to arrive early, to avoid delays. Plan your journey here and see the www.metroinfo.co.nz for ideal bus routes.
  • Cycle – Christchurch is New Zealand’s most cycle friendly city with a network of cycleways and cycle lanes. See Transport for Christchurch for more info.
  • Walking – it is likely that you will need to walk for some distance to attend the parade. Please make sure that you come prepared to do so as we are anticipating large numbers of people in the central city.
  • Driving – if you do need to park in the central city carparking buildings will be your best chance. There will be no parking on the parade route.
  • Road closures – there will be road closures along the parade route (see map on final page) and some nearby streets beginning at 9am and ending around 3.00pm.

If you’re not going to the parade it may be best to avoid the city centre if possible and if you usually drive into the city centre this is a great opportunity to have a car-free day.

Bad weather plan
Bad weather is expected to arrive in Canterbury on Tuesday afternoon and remain for the rest of the week.

In the unlikely event that the parade is unable to go ahead updates will be communicated first thing on Wednesday morning on christchurchnzparade.com and through other channels as soon as possible.

See christchurchnzparade.com for more information and all updates.

UC Connect: Science of Rock climbing

UC Connect presentations are recorded so you can watch them online.

The recent UC Connect lecture ‘To fall or not to fall: The science of rock climbing’ is the latest addition to the online videos.

Professor Nick Draper focuses on the psychophysiological stresses associated with the archetypal adventure sport of rock climbing, which involves managing risk and will be an Olympic event in Tokyo in 2020.

See forthcoming UC Connect events here

Alumni + students + UC = Crusaders win!

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UC alumni were invited to a pre-match function before the Crusaders vs Hurricanes game last Saturday – with over 100 people in attendance it was a great crowd. Crusaders CEO Hamish Riach did a Q&A with some of the non-playing team, where all three ‘surprisingly’ predicted a home win.

Meanwhile UC students were also hosted at the game as part of the UC student experience.

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