UC RecCentre - University of Canterbury - New Zealand


Small Group Training - Registrations now open

Courses start this week - 24th July, so don't delay! All of our favourites are there (boxing, bootcamp, animal flow, suspension etc), and we've added a NEW course - Barre. Yes, you can try the latest trend in fitness at the RecCentre, for a great price. Check out all the courses here.

July Membership Specials

We've got a great special on our 6month memberships right now, including a free SteerMe personalised programme to help you reach your goals faster. Terms and conditions apply, so check out the membership specials page for more info.

Free Badminton Court Hire

We've got a special deal coming up where you can hire a badminton court for free! Terms and conditions apply, so read more here.

Staff and Student Volleyball drop-in sessions for FREE

Did you know that UC Staff can play volleyball for free at the RecCentre? It's been a thing for a very long time now (at least 15 years), so check out the details. All levels welcome.

We've also introduced (trial basis) a third session for more experienced players, and it's a combined Staff and Student volleyball session, Friday's at 11am.. There's already a bunch of regulars, but more are welcomed. Once again, just bring your Staff ID, sign in at the reception desk and you're good to go. Same terms and conditions apply as for Staff Volleyball.

PushMe - Personal Training at perfect prices

Would you like a little extra motivation and push at your sessions, maybe some accountability? Having a qualified instructor at your side can help you achieve your goals in a more efficient and effective way. BUT they can be expensive! Not at the RecCentre though. Why pay upward of $1 per minute (or $60 per hour) for a PT, when you can see one of our staff for just $30 for a 45min session? Or, if you can stump up $200 up front, we'll give you a package of 8 sessions, bringing the cost down to $25 per session! We have limited timeslots though, so you'll need to be flexible and it'll be tough to reschedule with your trainer (as they only work 2-3x per week), so you won't want to cancel (added incentive!). Check it out for more details, or chat to one of our fitness consultants on the gym floor.

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 receptionists. 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!!

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!

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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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    University of Canterbury
    Private Bag 4800
    Christchurch 8140
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