Zumba is a party. It’s exercise in disguise. Take two ZESs (that’s Zumba speak for master trainers), put them on a stage with lights and let them go! The result is a dance party like no other!
Maria is now based in Christchurch, and Jarrod has flown over from Sydney. Together, they’ll be delivering 90mins of pure Zumba joy on Saturday 8th February at the UC RecCentre. Doors open at 6pm, and the class will run from 6.30pm – 8.00pm.
Tickets cost $25, and we’ve got a very special discounted rate for RecCentre Members, just $15. This event is being hosted by CC Productions, which means tickets aren’t purchased at the RecCentre. They are pretty easy to get though. To get yours, email Lis Cribb firstname.lastname@example.org and she’ll get you sorted. You can also check out the Facebook event page.
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.
To celebrate Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019 Maori Language Week at the UC RecCentre for 9 – 15 September, we’ve got some neat stuff for you to try.
Try a FREE Spin Class taught entirely in Te Reo. Join Huhana-Suzanne Carter on Wednesday 11 September at 10.30am, for a special Spin class, taught entirely in Te Reo. This class is open to anyone who’d like to try it, whether you’re a member of the RecCentre or not. No fees, just bring your staff or student ID and sign in at the gate.
Free Stuff for the WHOLE WEEK!
Need a towel? No sweat! Would you like to spin for free? Excellent. Just ask for either of these in Māori, and we’ll loan it to you absolutely free. Both offers valid all week, and all attempts rewarded.
He tāora mōku – Can I have a towel please? Watch a video He pāhi eke pahikara māku – Can I have a spin token please? Watch a video
Head to our UC Rec&Sport youtube page (or use the direct links above) and hear Stacey Niao, one of our awesome team members, speak the questions in Te Reo.
Port Hills Massage therapy has set up in the Rec Centre to offer staff and students discounted service to help support health and wellness on campus.
Tina George is a part time staff member at the Rec Centre and has been a therapist for 13 years. Tina’s idea to bring massage therapy to UC campus is an extension of her home and clinic practice and hopes to provide a service with other therapists in the area.
Our aim is to give UC people and the wider community a place to come not just for great massage therapy but to be able to use the Rec Centre for fitness, fun and general improvement of health. You attend a fun class or do a workout then have a massage and a hot shower before you head home, or start your day.
Regular therapy monthly or quarterly can help with reducing stress, alleviate chronic muscular discomfort (neck, shoulders, lower back) from sitting at desks for hours on end and is one way we can introduce balance back into our bodies and our busy lives.
We have provided an easy booking system to book online through the rec centre web page or at the tablet hub in the hallway.