Premium programmes

Our premium programmes are additional services to our standard membership all lead by technical experts.

These programmes are designed to provide a sense of community, accountability and motivation. Anyone can join these programmes, you do not need to have a Rec Centre membership to register.

Check out what we currently have on offer below.

Reformer Pilates

women on a reformer machine

Reformer Pilates will give you improved posture, better balance, and more stability. You are guaranteed a challenging full body workout which is easily modified to suit everyone’s bodies. Reformers take traditional mat Pilates to the next level, where we will use resistance to challenge strength and stability at the same time. We will at times get the heart rate up and sweat while keeping it all low impact on your joints.

Sessions:
Classes run throughout the semester, you can join at any date as there are no fixed dates for this programme. Please check the UoA Fitness app for class times. Bookings are required and can be made via our app (Android and Apple).

Pricing:
With our concessions membership you can join at any date as there are no fixed dates for this programme. Single classes are available from $16 for Rec member students or $20 for Rec member non-students.

Rec member (student): 4 trip concession $56/8 trip concession $100.
Rec member (non-student): 4 trip concession $68/8 trip concession $120.
Non-member (student): 4 trip concession $75/8 trip concession $140.
Non-member (non-student): 4 trip concession $95/8 trip concession $180.

Instructors:
Rebecca, Gaby, Kimberley, Kaya

Boxfit

boxing gloves

Boxfit is a fitness class that uses the training principles from a number of martial arts disciplines. Boxing bag and focus pad work create a time effective and dynamic workout. No body contact, ideal for all fitness levels.

Sessions:
Classes run throughout the semester, you can join at any date as there are no fixed dates for this programme. Please check the UoA Fitness app for class times. Bookings are required and can be made via our app (Android and Apple).

Pricing:
With our concessions membership you can join at any date as there are no fixed dates for this programme. Single classes are available from $10 for Rec member students or $12 for Rec member non-students.

Rec member (student): 4 trip concession $34/8 trip concession $60.
Rec member (non-student):  4 trip concession $40/8 trip concession $72.
Non-member (student): 4 trip concession $48/8 trip concession $84.
Non-member (non-student): 4 trip concession $60/8 trip concession $108.

Instructor: Chance

Self Defence

woman with her hand out saying stop

Sport and Recreation and the Student Wellbeing (Be Well) Team are sponsoring 40 female-identifying students to attend this Self Defence programme for free. First in, first served!

Please note that the workshop will include some challenging topics. These will be dealt with in a sensitive manner with opportunities for questions, however you may also wish to consider what you need to do to take care of yourself before, during and after the session.

We will have a Wellbeing Ambassador in every class in case you need support.

The five week Women's Street Smart Self-Defence workshop is one of the most intense, comprehensive, enjoyable and hands-on women's self-defence syllabus in New Zealand. The first session will kick things off with a discussion around difficult topics that may arise during the programme, as well as providing a range of tools and resources on how you can support yourself and others during these sessions.  

You'll learn: 

  • Vital parts of the body that are vulnerable & easy to attack.
  • How to block an attack confidently.
  • How to defend yourself against slaps, punches, pushes & grabs.
  • How to defend yourself against headlock's, hair grabbing, wrist grabs.
  • How to defend yourself against chokeholds, bear hugs.
  • How to defend yourself on the ground.
  • Effective rape defence techniques.

You're taught how to deal with the worst-case scenario, when the awareness, avoidance and de-escalation have failed, it all turns physical, there's no obvious way to escape and you have to fight back.

2023 programme dates:
Semester One: Monday 1 May - Sunday 4 June
Semester Two: Monday 18 September - Sunday 22 October

Sessions:
Stream one: Tuesdays 5pm - 7pm
Stream two: Wednesdays 4pm - 6pm

Instructors:
Ash and Amber

Pricing:
UoA Students price is $85 per block.
Rec member (non-student): $99 per block.
Non-member (non-student): $119 per block.

Dance Programme

Girl jumping with hand in the air

Join one or all of our dance workshops this semester! Choose from a range of dance styles taught at an open level by national and world class dancers. No prior dance experience is required as the workshops will provide a variety of options to suit all levels. Learn a dance routine, meet new people, and get ready to boogie in a friendly and welcoming environment.

2023 programme dates:
Semester One: Monday 8 May - Sunday 4 June
Semester Two: Monday 31 July – Sunday 27 August

Sessions: 
K-Pop with Rachel: Wednesday 10 May, 6.30pm - 8pm
Twerkfit with Abbi: Thursday 18 May, 6.30pm - 8pm
Contemporary with Madi: Wednesday 24 May, 6.30pm - 8pm

Pricing:
Rec member (student): $15 per workshop
Rec member (non-student): $20 per workshop
Non-member (student): $20 per workshop
Non-member (non-student): $25 per workshop

Strength Camp

Strength Camp is a 4 week programme that focuses on strength and muscle building. Our fitness experts will guide you through lifting techniques, weekly coaching sessions, and body composition tracking to help you reach your goals. 

This class is for anyone who is wanting to focus on strength training. It is open to all levels, so don't worry if you've never lifted before, our trainers teach you all you need to know. 

2023 programme dates:
Semester One: Monday 8 May – Sunday 4 June
Semester Two: Monday 31 July – Sunday 27 August

Sessions:
Stream one: Monday and Wednesday 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Stream two: Tuesday and Thursday 7.15am – 8.15am

Pricing:
Rec member (student): $90 per block.
Rec member (non-student): $159 per block
Non-member (student): $119 per block
Non-member (non-student): $199 per block

Instructors:
Steph and Maria

Girls Squad

Four women standing and smiling with their arms around each other

Girls Squad is a community that empowers and educates all women within the fitness environment. These classes are a time for you to learn how to use gym equipment, ask questions, gain support, knowledge and guidance on all things to do with fitness, health and wellbeing.

Join us for a workout and chat, and let’s get a community of women together to help support each other on their fitness journeys!

2023 programme dates:
Block 1: Monday 27 February – Sunday 7 April
Block 2: Monday 24 April – Sunday 4 June

Sessions: 
Stream one: Tuesday 5pm - 5.45pm
Stream two: Thursday 12pm - 12.45pm

Instructors:
Emma and Lauren

Pricing:
Rec member (student): $10 per block.
Rec member (non-student): $20 per block.
Non-member (student): $60 per block.
Non-member (non-student): $90 per block.

Walk the Talk

This is a free programme to join with the goal simply to get you moving and networking throughout the course of a programme block. 

The walks last 30-45 minutes and they're a great way to beat stress while helping you to get fit and keep active. We walk within the vicinity of campus, offering a convenient exercise option for everyone. Whether you are a seasoned walker or interested in the social element, join in for some fresh air and low impact feel-good activity.

2023 programme dates:
Block 1: Monday 20 February – Sunday 26 March
Block 2: Monday 27 March – Sunday 9 April

Sessions: 
Wednesday 12.05pm meeting at General Library Entrance

Instructors:
Stefan, Emma and Joe

Pricing: FREE

Please Note: For payments by credit or debit card, a convenience fee of 1.9% is charged. This is added automatically when you make your payment. To find out more, visit the Card Payment Convenience Fee webpage. Alternatively, you can select to pay by 'account2account' and there is no convenience fee for these transactions.

Contact us

To register your interest or find out more about any of our programmes or services,  please email recprogrammes@auckland.ac.nz