UC RecCentre- get your gym membership sorted today (there’s no cost)

Did you know that your student levy covers the cost of your gym membership at the UC RecCentre?  So technically, it’s not free, but you don’t have to pay anything further, once you’ve paid your levy each year.   

UC RecCentre – Your Campus Gym 

We are located right here on campus, so it’s easy to work us into your daily schedule and stay on top of your mental and physical health goals.  You’ll find us next to K1 Lecture Theatre in the Kirkwood Oval, so take a walk across University Drive or if you’re coming by wheels, we have permit parking and bike stands in the adjacent carpark. 

How to get your membership sorted 

The best news is you only have to do it once!   Here’s what you do:

  1.  Head to this registration page 
  2.  Enter your UC student email (undergraduates this is your @uclive.ac.nz ; Postgraduates, this is your @pg.canterbury.ac.nz ) 
  3. Follow the prompts  (like, you’ll need to open your UC student email to accept) 
  4. You’ll get a ‘congratulations’ message to confirm your membership.  

It’s best to do the registration part right now, while you’re thinking about it.    Once you’ve come this far, there’s only one more bit to go! 

5. Head to the RecCentre with your UC Student ID card in hand, and we’ll activate it fully, which includes getting a photo taken.  We’ll also have someone located in Te Pātaka (ground floor of the library) from Feb 12 to Feb 16, between 9am and 4pm who can do this for you. 

6. You’ll get a few welcome emails from us, telling you what is available and to remind you to set up your Rec&Sport app to get the most of out of your student gym experience. 

Come on down and have a look, have a play or even just browse our website and virtual tour to see what to expect.  Listed below is a quick list of the most popular services and facilities we have. 

What’s at the gym?

Everything! Except a pool.   Genuinely though, here’s a quick list of all the free stuff included in your student levy funded membership:

  • Climbing wall (bouldering)
  • Squash courts, sport courts for basketball, badminton, volleyball and so on 
  • Drop-in sport sessions like pickleball, volleyball, futsal 
  • Full gym facilities (Technogym weights and cardio) 
  • Tech assisted boutique style fitness classes (like F45, FitStop) 
  • Group fitness classes including Yoga, Pilates and Spin 
  • Discovery sessions – learn how to use the gym and entry level group fitness classes
  • Women’s only weights area
  • MindBody and Boxing rooms 
  • Rec&Sport App AI generated fitness programmes and virtual sessions 
  • All equipment hire 
What costs extra? 

First up, we discount UC Students and keep things to a bare minimum to keep the extras affordable, like:

See you soon! 
Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec&Sport Team 


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