There’s a most excellent FREE gym on campus for all UC Students

Are you one of those students who didn’t know there’s a gym on campus, catering especially for students. AND that you don’t have to shell out any more beans for it?  Rest easy, you’re not alone.  Now that exams are over, and you’ve accepted that doing a bit of exercise is going to help your mental and physical health, perhaps it’s a good time to get your exercising self sorted…

UC RecCentre – More than just a gym 

Yes, we have weights and cardio.  Very good weights and cardio.  The very latest in fact, from Technogym (well, most of it).  Not sure how to use it? 

Courts, Climbing and Classes 

Not all gyms are the same.  All have weights and cardio.  Some have classes.  Even fewer have a bouldering wall, squash court, sport courts and boxing rooms you can play in.   And only one other we know of in Christchurch has a women’s only space within the gym.  Why not get your cardio fix with a bit of a hit up on a badminton or squash court?  It’s free before 3pm every day, and charges apply after 3pm.  Equipment hire is always free (unless you break it, then you buy it!)   

The app is where it’s at

There’s two steps to getting your membership:
1. Register online 
2. Download the app (you’ll be sent a link after registering) 

Once you have the app, you can book into classes (essential), book time with a fitness consultant (ideal), get yourself a programme and even see how busy the cardio equipment is (not very, at the moment, an ideal time to start!)

You absolutely need your Student ID card – it’s how you get into the building.   Bring it with you EVERY-SINGLE-TIME, along with your gym towel of course. 

If you’ve got questions, please get in touch.   Better yet, just swing over the bridge and visit us.    

We’d love to see you all back in the gym in Semester 2! 

Ngā mihi
UC Rec & Sport | Te Ratonga Hākinakina 

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