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Can exercise really make you happier? A new study by the University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology is hoping to add to the growing body of literature that shows physical activity may improve your mental state along with your health.

RECESS is hoping to recruit over 100 first year students. One lucky group of study participants will receive a Garmin Vivofit wristband, wearable technology that tracks a user’s steps, exercise and sleep patterns.

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Floating... Definitely NOT overrated

The University of Calgary Aquatic Centre is privileged to invite Students to a FREE learn to float day.
No experience necessary
Bring your swim suit, UCID and a smile to the pool deck on:

November 24th - Session starts at 4:00pm
Swimmers will get an opportunity to learn basic movements in water. You'll work towards developing different float positions. Pool time per individual will be approximately 30 minutes. The final session will end at 6:30pm.

For more information please email or call 403-210-7832


Wristband draw winners!

Each month Active Living and the Outdoor Centre hold a draw from the recyclable wristbands deposited in our drop boxes around the building.

The winners so far:

Charis Whitbourne: 60 Minute Private Squash Lesson

Nicole Tos: 60 Minute Private Climbing Lesson

Sourabh Kumar: 1 Adult Swim Class

Thank you for continuing to use the drop boxes.

Active Living Fall 2014 Guide

Active Living Fall 2014 Program Guide is available online!

Health and recreation programs from University of Calgary Active Living, open to everyone!

Browse the guide or download a pdf.


New Wristbands!

All Access & Racquet Centre plastic wristbands have changed to coloured recyclable paper wristbands!

  • No need to sign wristbands back in to Client Services
  • Present UCID at Client Services to sign in & staff will apply wrist band.
  • The bands are hypoallergenic, waterproof and repel bacteria!
  • Access for: Racquet Centre, Gyms, Pool, Bouldering Wall

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A gift for you!

Have you used your student credit?

Every full and part time undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Calgary receives a $25 credit toward Active Living programs, including Outdoor Centre programs and rentals.

Work with us!

Work with us!

We're hiring! Check out our latest on-campus Active Living employment opportunities at the Aquatic Centre, Fitness Centre, Intramural Sports, Summer Camps and more here.

Active Living

What is University of Calgary Active Living?

Active Living combines University of Calgary Campus Recreation, Health & Recreation and Outdoor Centre Programs. The name reflects our mandate to promote healthy living and and to provide expertise, programming and facilities to the campus and to the city of Calgary.

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