How much does the gym cost? Pay nothing more for the UC gym!

Did you know that the UC RecCentre is right here on campus, and it’s yours to use whilst you are a student?  Technically it’s not free, because your student levy pays for it, but you don’t have to hand over any more money for the basics, so that’s kind of free, right? 

Student getting help from an instructor on how to use the leg press machine at the UC RecCentre

What does a gym membership cost?

Gyms in the area can range from $6.95 per week for a big box gym for weights and cardio only (like CityFitness) through to $60 a week or more, for a boutique class only gym (like F45) or fancy gyms like IHF. When making your decision about joining a gym, cost is usually the main consideration. The RecCentre is a gem on campus, offering both boutique style classes in our Skill X programme AND large-scale fitness classes in our group fitness programme. You can also do weights, cardio, climb walls and play sport at our place too.  And it costs you nothing more to join.  You just have to register ONCE during your time as a student for unlimited access. 

How to join 
  1. Register online using your student email.  This will be if you’re undergraduate or if you’re a postgraduate. 
  2. Get the app.  Almost everything is booked via the app, plus you get access to free gym programmes and ondemand workouts to do at home or at the gym anytime, anywhere!
  3. Come down and have a look!  On your first visit, we’ll take your photo and activate your student ID card (you need to bring it with you every visit – it’s how you’ll get past the gates).
  4.   You can book a Discover the gym session via the app, for a guided tour with a small group, or try one of the other discovery sessions available if you don’t want to dive right in!

As with any tech, there are sometimes issues to get going.  If you have any problems getting your membership sorted, then visit our troubleshooting page. Still no luck? Visit our team at reception and we’ll get you going. Just bring your Student ID Card and we’ll sign you in for your workout while we figure it out. 

Stay on top of your wellbeing this year by finding a great balance, including some healthy exercise that you enjoy.  See you soon! 

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Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec&Sport 

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