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Rugby league superstar, James Storer, on training at UniActive 

We had the pleasure of chatting with international rugby league superstar, James Storer about his training at UniActive Wollongong campus, over the years:

“Back in 2015 I won member of the month at UniActive! I set myself of goal of playing in the 2017 Rugby World Cup – this weekend I will play against the Kiwis in the quarter finals! My best advice for reaching your goals and achieving your dreams is to have a clear idea of what your goal is, and write it down! Hurdles will come at you, fast! They could be small things like your gym buddy can’t make it today, you have a party on or you didn’t get enough sleep, but you have to push through them. If you are prepared to sacrifice some things, you will smash your goals!

I love training at UniActive Wollongong Campus because of the amazing space, the great equipment and the friendly staff. Having that space lets me train at an elite level and keep up with the best players on the planet.

Age is just a number!”


24/7 here we come!

We have some exciting news. To meet the changing needs of our members and the campus community UniActive Innovation Campus will soon be opening 24/7! 24/7 access means that you can workout at the time that best suits you.

The move to 24/7 will bring with it a few changes to access, gym supervision and membership inclusions for some current members.

Access & Gym Supervision

From Monday 13th November the gym at the Innovation Campus will have staff supervision at the following times:

  • Monday 5.30am-10am; 4pm-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 10am-2pm; 4pm-7.30pm
  • Wednesday 5.30am-10am; 4pm-7.30pm
  • Thursday 10am-2pm; 4pm-7.30pm
  • Friday 5.30am-10am; 4pm-7.30pm
  • Saturday: 8am-11am

The gym will be unsupervised outside of these time slots.

How to Get 24/7 Access
To access UniActive Innovation Campus outside of the supervised times members will be required to have a 24/7 Access Card and complete a 15minute safety induction.
Access cards can be purchased for $20. This is a one time fee however lost cards will incur a fee for each card.

Card purchase and induction will be available from 30 October. Inductions will be run at the Monday – Friday at 5.30am; 7.00am; 8.30am; 11.30am; 1.00pm; 5.00pm; 8.00pm From 13 November card purchase and inductions will be any time during staffed hours.
  

Questions? Have a read of our 24/7 FAQ reponses or speak to our friendly staff at the reception desk or email uniactive@uow.edu.au  


 NEW YOU CHALLENGE WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Congratulations to our New You Challenge winners who were announced today at UniActive. Our winners took home a swag of awesome prizes including cash prizes from Peoplecare, free UniActive memberships and wicked gift packs from Nutrition Warehouse, Fairy Meadow.

MALE WINNER: Conna Sheedy
FEMALE WINNER: Andriana Babic
INSTAGRAM WINNER: Jenny Norman
INSPIRING STORY WINNER: Alison Giobbi

More info about the UOW New You Challenge 


 a new name and new look

We have some exciting news. We’re stepping up our game with a new name and a new look! From 19th August 2017 UOW Recreation and Aquatic Centre (URAC) and iChealth will be known as… UniActive!

Why the change? UniActive forms part of a new ‘family’ of businesses and programs managed by UOW Pulse Ltd which are tasked with delivering a campus service experience to meet the needs of an ever evolving campus life. The ‘family’ also includes UniShop, UniBar, UniClubs and UniLife for communications on campus. UniActive was selected as our new name after consultation with stakeholder groups.

So what can you expect from UniActive? You can expect the same friendly team and the same high quality equipment and facilities at two great locations, Wollongong Campus and Innovation Campus.

As sad as we’ll be to say goodbye to ‘URAC’ and ‘iChealth’, we’re also thrilled about our fresh new look and direction. Our new brand will be rolled out over the remainder of the year so stay tuned for the exciting transformation!
 

Last reviewed: 17 November, 2017