UC RecCentre - University of Canterbury - New Zealand


2017 Group Fitness Challenge - Sponsored by Bargain Box!

Registrations are now open for the 2017 Group Fitness Challenge! $850 of Bargain Box vouchers are up for grabs along with $500 of other monthly prizes, exclusively for Challenge members.
The Goal: Complete 100 Group Fitness (or Small Group Training sessions) between Sat 1st April and Sun 22nd October.
To Register: Head into see on of our recptionists. Upon completion of your registration you will receive a Class Diary which you will use to collect all of your class stamps!
Remember... The earlier you sign up, the more time you have to complete the Challenge! Ready.... Set.... go!!

Earlybird Prize Draw

Hit up the RecCentre before 3pm each weekday for your workout, enter the prize draw at reception, and you can win cool prizes. We've already given away a SteerMe Fitness Plan, Towel/Ball concession cards, spin classes and drink bottles. Still to come...PushMe sessions, small group training, earbuds and more! See our list of winners so far...

Towel Blitz continues: Monday 20th March until....

Be a gym legend and bring a sweat towel to every sweat session! Use it to wipe your sweat down when you're done, as a barrier between you and the seat or to wipe away sweat of others who have been discourteous and not wiped down after themselves. It's actually a requirement of your membership that you do - we can (and will) ask you to go hire one or leave if you don't have one. It'll cost you 50c per hire, or bring your own along. Or purchase a concession card to save money...special deal on now (see below). See other gym etiquette tips for the UC RecCentre here.

Towel/Ball Concession Card Special

We've really enjoyed seeing every member using a towel during our towel blitz. To help you continue to be a gym legend, with fantastic personal gym etiquette, we're offering all members the opportunity to buy a towel/ball hire concession card at half price! There are 32 hires (50c each) on each card, and they usually sell for $14. From now until the 31st March you can pick yourself up a card for just $7 - that's around 21c per hire if you do the math....you dont have to carry a sweaty towel around in your bag when you leave, we'll clean it for you! You can also use it to hire basketballs, squash balls, large towels etc, we just clip the right amount off your card for the cost of your hire.

March Madness Membership Specials

We've got a fantastic special on 12mth memberships for new members. Just finishing your UC Student membership on 1st March? All good, we've made an exception for you, so you can take advantage of the alumni rate (if you're eligible for graduation or have graduated already) or community rates if you aren't/haven't. Head to our specials page to read the details!

Start Me - Learn to Gym for Free!

Not sure how to get started? No problem. Simply book in with a fitness consultant for a StartMe fitness starter session (they're free) and we'll help you get underway. The consultants are there to help, so feel free to approach them and ask as many questions as you like. They love to share their knowledge and experience with you!

Free UC Student Memberships

Simply click the big red box above to follow the link to the online sign up form. You'll need your UC logon and password (the same one you use for MyUC and Learn), fill in the details, read and accept the terms and conditions and you're good to go! Your UC Card is now your membership card, and you'll need to use this to swipe at the turnstile for entry. If it doesn't work, just stop and see our reception team and we'll sort it for you.

Returning students - your 2016 membership expired on March 1st. You'll need to have paid your fees (including the levy) and have a valid card that will work in 2017, to access the link and renew your membership to continue using the gym.

Students not returning to study? We've got you covered...see the March Madness membership specials below!

Women's Only hours in Circuit Room and Squash Mezzanine

See the current trial schedule here.

The rest of the facility remains business as usual - a mixed facility, at all times.

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Follow us on Facebook and get special offers, giveaways, competitions and training tips and advice. Oh, and some cute animal pictures every now and then, just because! We will let you know of events happening at the gym, including when registrations open for ticketed events or small group training (which always sells out fast). Follow us now! https://www.facebook.com/UCRecCentre

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