University of Calgary Active Living is now offering a $25 credit to full- and part-time students.
The plan is currently available and U of C students can apply this credit towards all programs offered by Active Living, as well as equipment rentals and programs from the Outdoor Centre.
The credit was provided in response to the 2012 Active Living survey in an effort to improve the affordability of programs offered to students.
The $25 credit can be redeemed in person with student ID at Active Living Client Services, located in the Kinesiology A Block.
A variety of classes have been added to Active Living recreational facilities, including a boot camp, spin class and a drop-in gymnastics program with professional coaches.
According to director of communications and marketing for kinesiology Dan McSwiney, the credit was introduced to help improve student life on campus.
“We looked at ways of trying to get more programming back to students for free,” said McSwiney.
The $25 credit was developed by both U of C Active Living and the Students’ Union.
According to SU vice-president student life Hayley Wade, the U of C is trying to make fitness and active living more accessible for students.
“Anything that gets students more access to active programs and gives them discounts on equipment is a huge benefit,” said Wade.
In addition to saving money, McSwiney said there are other benefits to taking advantage of Active Living services.
“Exercise is the most important thing you can do,” said McSwiney. “It goes towards physical well being, mental well being and reducing stress.”
McSwiney said because students have already paid for access to Active Living’s resources they should not hesitate to use them.