University Of Canterbury Rec Centre

Tickle your fitness tastebuds at the UC RecCentre!  We offer a buffet of exercise experiences – all the usual gym stuff plus a bouldering wall, squash courts, boxing room and social sport.  The building is a feast of 70’s features, but the equipment is modern and the staff expert in their fields. 

Explore our website or pop down for a look through.   Try us out with a 14-day guest pass. ($25 or free for UC Staff) or a casual visit costs just $13.  Once you’re in the gates, you can lift some weights, try some classes or climb the wall – it’s up to you!

We’re super busy at peak times, Monday to Friday 4pm – 8pm, so if you prefer a quieter workout, try us out during the day, or on the weekends.   

UC Parking rules and fees apply 8am – 5pm weekdays, but outside of these hours, grab a park right outside.  

Become a member

  • Membership is free for students but everyone can join up! Find out more.

How to get started

  • Need help to get started or to take it up a gear? That’s where we come in.

Group fitness times

  • Our diverse group fitness classes are free for members. Check out the current timetable.

Small group training

  • Exercise with a small group of like minded people and knowledgeable instructors. 

Indoor rockclimbing

  • Our indoor rockclimbing wall is regularly reset and is free for members.

Book a field or court

  • Feel like a game with your mates? Book our indoor court spaces or an outdoor field.