Category Archives: Health and Wellbeing

Register online NOW for your Summer RecCentre Membership

Hey Everybody!

  • Our new membership software goes live this Friday 19th November, 2023.
  • This means that your access to the gym will be cut off at closing time on Friday 18th November, as we turn off the old system.

Girl on treadmill

So, if you’d like to keep using the RecCentre over summer, until your membership expires on 1 March 2023, you’ll need to sign up online again.  This is a one time thing, and all going well, you’ll never need to do it again, whilst you remain a student at UC.   It’s best if you do it now, while you’re on your phone.  It will take about a minute.   If you leave it until you arrive at the gym, it might take a bit longer for us to get you through the gate.

You’ll need to use your student email, and its a good idea to download the Rec&Sport app now too – make sure you use your student email there as well!

Thanks in advance for your patience with our team, as we learn a whole new software on the fly!

Ngā mihi
UC Rec & Sport | Te Ratonga Hākinakina

UC Wāhine Football to challenge University of Sydney for place at 2023 World University Games

Get excited for our UC Football Wāhine!   Following a successful local season, winning the New World Women’s Canterbury Premier League, and coming third in the Southern League, and with several players part of the winning UTSNZ Futsal team (defending champions), they’re gearing up for their next challenge.

FISU World University Summer Games 2023

The ultimate goal is to represent UC and the Oceania region, in the World University Summer Games, held in late October 2023 in Jinjiang, China.    To get there, the team are heading across the ditch to Sydney, to play the University of Sydney in a one-off game, to earn that spot.

How to watch

The game is scheduled for Wednesday 23rd November, 2022 at the University of Sydney.

Details of how to watch haven’t been posted yet, but as and when we find out, we’ll post details on the Rec&Sport Facebook Page.  Be sure to like and follow us to get updates.   You could also follow UC Football, and send a message of support!

Best of luck!
UC Rec&Sport | Te Ratonga Hākinakina


New stuff at the RecCentre you should know about

We’re always working to improve things at the RecCentre, so that you can have a better time getting your daily dose of healthy exercise.    So, what’s been happening, and what is to come? 

New software 

This is going to make things so much better!   We’re updating our membership software next week.  As a member, not much will change initially BUT we’ll start to see some changes next year in how we do stuff like booking and payment (online…whaat?!!)  and entry to the gym itself.

For now, please check your student email for our updates.    As a student member, very soon we’ll need you to ‘sign up online’ all over again, if you would like to keep using the RecCentre over summer.  Your study levy funded membership takes you all the way through to 1 March 2023.       Hot tip – the RecCentre is super quiet over summer, so if you are around, it’s a great time to get here and get involved. 

Updated Spin Zone and sound systems

We recently updated our sound systems, and yes, it’s still a work-in-progress!   More exciting though, is a refresh of our Spin Zone – with new floors, fresh paint, tiered peloton, and some sound absorption to go with the new sound system.   Spin is just $3 a class, but we’ll be making it free fortnight when it’s open!   Expected opening is around the 18th November, but building so…we’ll keep you posted! 

Christmas Hours 

We close for two weeks over Christmas, in line with the University closing, so we can all have a solid break and come back refreshed.   Our last day is Thursday 22nd December, and we reopen on Wednesday 4th January, 2023.   

Ngā mihi
UC Rec&Sport | Te Ratonga Hākinakina