Summer Student Gym Specials

Are you or a friend a NZ University student, returning to Christchurch for the summer break for work or play? Are you looking for an affordable gym to keep up your exercise routine? Look no further, because we've got you sorted! We have a super sharp gym membership special exclusively for NZ University students for the summer break. Check out the details here.

UC Students - Your membership is still free. It expires on March 1, 2016. If you are re-enrolling at UC for 2016, you can register for your 2016 Membership from Feb 1.

Group Fitness Challenge - It's over for another year!

Congratulations to all of our participants in this year's Group Fitness Challenge - a massive achievement to reach 100 classes in the timeframe of 6months, meaning you averaged a healthy 4 classes per week. A fantastic time was had by all on Monday night, with many of us getting into theme in our Old Skool gears! We had lots of spot prizes given away throughout the class to those in costume, or just doing an awesome job of being you and giving it 100% . Our grand prize and 2nd prize winners were drawn and they have been notified.

We look forward to seeing you in our classes for the rest of the year, and again for another challenge in 2016.

Nutrition Seminar

We are delighted to once again be hosting Dr Nick Kimber in study week. Come along for an informative 1hour seminar on how to eat around your training sessions, including the role of carbohydrate and protein. You'll learn five simple strategies to make eating the right food even easier! Registration is now open at reception, and costs just $10. Wednesday 21st October, 2015 at 1pm. Further info about Dr Nick or the session.

RecCentre Upgrades & Maintenance

We hope you are enjoying the new look Boxing and Circuit Rooms! Painting of common areas (hallways) continues. Please be mindful of wet paint and any areas with hazard tape. If you feel faint from paint fumes, please stop exercising and come to reception so we can look after you.

Equipment Arrivals

Most of our replacement equipment is now installed, and we hope you are enjoying it! We are still waiting on a bit more, it's on a boat from the US, so we don't have an ETA. However, when it does arrive, it will bring 4 new olympic bars, 4 sets of dumbells in the heavier range (42.5 - 50kg) and 40 or so new weight plates in 10kg and 20kg denominations.

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    University of Canterbury
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    Christchurch 8140
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