Fitness and leisure

Maintain a healthy work-life balance with free membership at UC’s RecCentre.


The RecCentre

The RecCentre is the main fitness facility on UC’s campus. All students with a Canterbury Card are eligible for free membership which includes access to the gym, sports facilities and group fitness classes.

To activate your free membership, visit the RecCentre reception with your Canterbury Card.

The gym

The gym at the RecCentre includes a weights area, cardio equipment, boxing training area and sports courts.

Group fitness classes

The RecCentre offers a variety of group fitness classes to suit your interests and fitness level. Group fitness classes are free with your membership (excluding spin classes) and are scheduled to work around students.

Climbing wall

The indoor climbing wall is free for members to use. Routes are reset regularly by the UC Climbing Club who also host introduction sessions and regular club nights.

Squash courts

The RecCentre has 2 squash courts and equipment available for hire. Additional fees apply.


In addition to facilities, the RecCentre also offers a number of services including access to personal trainers, fitness programmes and half marathon training.

More information

For more information about the facilities and services at the RecCentre, visit the RecCentre website.