Find your new favourite hobby with Recreate short courses.

We offer a wide range of fit, healthy activities for staff, students and the general public to explore. From scuba diving to stand up paddle boarding and kickboxing to kayaking, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Enrol online or visit our friendly staff at the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre.

Semester 1 Autumn Program: Monday 24 April – Sunday 11 June 2017

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Watersports

Paddling (Beginners)
Learn the basics of paddling a kayak with this easy going course while taking advantage of all the Swan River offers.
Thur 27 Apr |5-6.30pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$77 – UWA Student
$126 – General Public/Staff
Paddling (Advanced)
Advance your paddling to the next level with classes focused on skills and endurance.
Tue 2 May |5.30-7pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$70 – UWA Student
$108 – General Public/Staff
Paddling (Gold)
A friendly get-together for paddling fans 50+ years of age. Begin with a warm-up session then head out on the Swan River.
Tue 2 May |12-4pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$70 – UWA Student
$108 – General Public/Staff
Stand Up Paddling
Get into this fast-growing sport and learn the techniques to get up on the board.
Wed 26 Apr or Wed 8 Mar or Thur 27 Apr| 5.30-6.30pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$98 – UWA Student
$154 – General Public/Staff
Learn to Sail
Grab your mates and learn to sail with a qualified instructor on the Swan River.
Sat 5 May |9am-12pm
4 weeks
@ Nedlands Yacht Club
$200 – UWA Student
$250 – General Public/Staff
Learn to Surf
Hit the beach and start riding the waves. Learn how to get to your feet and carve up the easy swells of Trigg Beach.
Sat 29 Apr |10.30-11.30am or 11.45am-12.45pm
7 weeks
@ Trigg Beach
$161 – UWA Student
$217 – General Public/Staff
Windsurfing
Like surfing and sailing? Get the best of both worlds with our windsurfing course. Learn the basics and get your W1 qualification with the UWA Outdoor Club.
Fri 28 Apr |4-6.30pm
 Or
Sun 30 Apr |2-4.30pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$98 – UWA Student
$154 – General Public/Staff
Yoga on the Board
If you are looking for a new challenge, this course will reinvigorate you and help you become calm. Paddleboard yoga introduces you to a unique experience while enjoying the natural splendour of floating on water.
Tue 2 May | 5-6pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$84 – UWA Student
$132 – General Public/Staff
Swimming for International Students
Learn how to swim and build your confidence when at the beach or pool.
**In order to attend, you must be able to take your feet off the bottom of the pool, put your face in the water and stand up from the float position. If you cannot do this, the Water Confidence course is the one for you.
Tue 2 May | 6.30-7pm
Or
Thur 4 May | 6.30-7pm
Or
Sat 6 May | 12.30-1pm
5 weeks
@ Uniswim
$20 – international students only
Swimming for International Students (Women Only)
Learn how to swim and build your confidence when at the beach or pool.
**In order to attend, you must be able to take your feet off the bottom of the pool, put your face in the water and stand up from the float position. If you cannot do this, the Water Confidence course is the one for you.
Sat 6 May | 12.00-12.30pm
5 weeks
@ Uniswim
$20 – international students only
Twilight Sailing
Enjoy a magnificent WA sunset on the Swan River. Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere, meet new friends or learn a little about sailing from the knowledgeable crew. You decide how much or how little to do on this relaxing evening cruise.
Thur 4 May | 4-7pm
1 session
@ Royal Perth Yacht Club
$65 – UWA Student
$95 – General Public/Staff
Staff Come and Try Stand up Paddle Boarding
What is better than enjoying a SUP session at the sunset? This session is open only to UWA Staff. Get a group of friends together and have some refreshments on the bay at the completion.
Mon 8 May | 5-6.30pm
1 Session
@ UWA Boat Shed
$25 – UWA Staff only
NEW! Water Confidence for International Students

This course is suitable to International students who have never learnt to swim and do not feel comfortable in the water. This class will have a maximum of 3 students per teacher.
Tue 2 May or Thus 4 May | 6.30-7.00pm
Or
Sat 6 May | 12.30-1pm
5 weeks
@ Uniswim
$40 – international students only

NEW! Water Confidence for International Students (Women Only)

This course is suitable to International students who have never learnt to swim and do not feel comfortable in the water. This class will have a maximum of 3 students per teacher.
Sat 6 May | 12.00-12.30pm
5 weeks
@ Uniswim
$40 – international students only

Wellbeing

Pilates (Beginners)

Get started on the basics of Pilates with simple stretches, mobility exercises and bodyweight conditioning.
Mon 24 Apr |5-6pm
Or
Wed 26 Apr |6-7pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public/Staff

Pilates (Intermediates)
More challenging than the beginners' course with a focus on precision, strength and flow of movement.
Mon 24 Apr |6-7pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public/Staff
Pilates (Lunchtime)
Take a break during your day and enjoy a Pilates session. Open to beginners and intermediates.
Wed 26 Apr |12-1pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public/Staff
Pilates Group Fitness
Not a UWA gym member? You can still do Pilates at the UWA Fitness Centre.
Mon 24 Apr |7-8am Or Fri 28 Apr| 12-1pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public/Staff
Yoga Mornings
There’s no better way to start your day than with sun salutations overlooking stunning Matilda Bay.
Mon 24 Apr |7-8am
7 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public/Staff
Yoga (Foundations)
Perfect for beginners, basic hatha yoga poses are taught with assistance of props including blocks, straps, blankets and bolsters. Each class builds on the previous weeks lesson to develop your flexibility, strength and balance.
Tue 2 May |6.15-7.30pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$60 – UWA Student
$102 – General Public/Staff
Yoga (Intermediates)
This class will introduce you to different and more challenging poses, developing stamina by learning to hold the poses for longer durations.
Tue 2 May |5-6.15pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$60 – UWA Student
$102 – General Public/Staff
Tai Chi and Qigong
Empower yourself and improve your balance and flexibility with gentle movement, meditation and breathing exercises. Through awareness of these elements you can relax the mind and body whilst cultivating energy.
Mon 24 Apr | 5.30-6.30pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public/Staff
Staff Pilates
Experience movement as a form of meditation. An opportunity to flow with your breath and experience the beauty of freedom of movements. All levels welcome.
Wed 26 Apr | 12-1pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$84 – UWA Staff

Fitness

Bootcamp (Beginners)

Introduce your body to high-intensity exercise while building tone and endurance with this outdoor workout.
Tue 2 May |5-6pm
6 weeks
Meet @ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre reception
$60 – UWA Student
$102 – General Public

Bootcamp (Intermediates)

A step up from beginners to intensify your training to get results faster while taking in the outdoors.
Thur 27 Apr|5-6pm
7 weeks
Meet @ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre reception
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public

Full Body HIIT
Maximise your training and combine high-intensity intervals, boxing drills, resistance and core work in this 30-minute full-body blast workout.
Fri 28 Apr |11.30am-12pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$42 – UWA Student
$84 – General Public
Full Body HIIT and Pilates

Get all the benefits of the body-blasting 30-minute class and then stretch out and slow down with a 60 minute Pilates flow to compliment your hard work and balance your body.
Fri 28 Apr |11.30am-1pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$84 – UWA Student
$140 – General Public

Or

Mon 1 May |12-1pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$60 – UWA Student
$102 – General Public

Boxing for Fitness (Beginners)
Learn the basics of kickboxing with a focus on functional core strength for a full body workout.
Mon 24 Apr |5-6pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public
Boxing for Fitness (Intermediates)
This is not for the fainthearted. Get the blood pumping with boxing drills for an intense full-body workout.
Wed 26 Apr |5-6pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public
Foundations of TRX - Suspension Training
This course teaches you the foundations of using suspension to perform a range of resistance exercises. TRX improves strength, balance and core stability simultaneously in a quick and effective class. All levels welcome.
Thur 27 Apr |5-6pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public
Box and Bike
This high-energy course is a fusion of boxing and spin, and is guaranteed to get your heart rate up. Improve your fitness, boxing technique, body composition and general health, all in one workout. Boxing gloves provided, bring your own inners.
Mon 24 Apr |4.30-5.30pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public
Boxilates
Love Pilates but want to get more of a cardio burst into your workout? Keen on boxing but not sure where to start? Boxilates is the perfect fusion of cardio, strength and mind-body connection. You’ll combine short boxing drills and cardio intervals with functional movement and exercise on the mat.
Tue 2 May |4.30-5.30pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$60 – UWA Student
$102 – General Public
Introduction to Barbells
This course introduces you to a variety of movements such as squats, deadlifts and Olympic weightlifting, while teaching you the correct techniques to avoid injury.
Thu 27 Apr |6-7pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public
NEW! Navy Seal Fit

Weekly SEAL training is designed to give you a specialized Navy SEAL workout routine. Push the limits of your mental and physical toughness. Experience exercises inspired by the Special Operations selection process along Matilda Bay.
Mon 24 Apr |5-6pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public

NEW! STRONG by Zumba

STRONG by Zumba™ is a High Intensity Interval Training class using more traditional fitness moves for a more athletic, conditioning-style workout. You use your own body weight as resistance to achieve muscle definition.
Thur 27 Apr |12-1pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public

NEW! UWA Sport Running Group

Run Club is back in 2017 as preparation for the HBF Run for a Reason & City to Surf or simply join us for social wellness as we take in the beautiful surroundings of the River + Kings Park on Tuesday mornings & interval training & running specific Pilates on a Thursday afternoons. Beginners welcome!
Tue 2 May |7-8am
6 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$48 – UWA Student
$72 – General Public

Or

Thur 27 Apr |5-6pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre
$56 – UWA Student
$84 – General Public


*30% discount if you sign up for both sessions

Experience WA

Snorkelling Trip to Rottnest Island

This all-day snorkelling trip takes you to Rottnest to snorkel and dive around the beautiful reefs surrounding the island. Included will be a short visit, where you can enjoy all Rottnest Island has to offer. All equipment included.
Sun 23 April, or Sun 7 May|7am-5pm
1 day
Meet @ UWA Boat Shed
$80 – UWA Student
$120 – General Public/Staff

Koalas and Pinnacles Outback Adventure
Get out of Perth and into the outback in this full-day adventure to WA’s landmark Pinnacles Desert. See and meet koalas in Yanchep National Park.
Sat 9 Apr or Sat 6 May |7.50am-5pm
1 day
Meet @ UWA Boat Shed
$70 – UWA Student
$110 – General Public/Staff
Explore Matilda By and Pelican Point by Kayak
Enjoy a morning paddle around the protected and safe bays and discover the dolphins and pelicans that inhabit this beautiful part of Perth.
Sat 20 May |9am-12pm
1 day
@ UWA Boat Shed
$35 – UWA Student
$65 – General Public/Staff
Explore the City and Elizabeth Quay by Kayak
See stunning Elizabeth Quay from a different angle with this cruisy morning paddle.
Sat 1 Apr |9am-12pm
1 day
@ UWA Boat Shed
$35 – UWA Student
$65 – General Public/Staff
Sandboarding and Pinnacles Adventure
Get out of Perth and into the outback in this full-day adventure to WA’s landmark Pinnacles and take on surfing of a different kind in the Lancelin sand dunes.
Sat 22 Apr or Sat 29 Apr or Sat 27 May |7.50am-5pm
1 day
Meet @ UWA Boat Shed
$75 – Student
$115 – General Public/Staff
Taste of the Swan Valley
Enjoy a day in the historic Swan Valley. This fun-filled tour takes a unique journey through this scenic wine region that boasts rolling hills and gorgeous grape vines. The beautiful Swan Valley tour showcases a range of attractions including visiting cheese and chocolate factories, specialised coffee tastings, Aboriginal galleries, as well as other attractions.
Sun 21 May or Sat 3 June |9.45am-4pm
1 day
Meet @ UWA Boat Shed
$60 – UWA Student
$90 – General Public/Staff
Penguin Island and Serpentine Falls Discovery Tour
Join us to experience some of the unique natural attractions in Western Australia! In a full day of adventure, we will meet and feed friendly penguins at Penguin Island in the morning, enjoy a lunch break in the beautiful costal town of Rockingham and visit spectacular falls at Serpentine National Park!
Sat 30 Apr | 7.30am-5.00pm
1 day
Meet @ UWA Boatshed
$80 – UWA Student
$120 – General Public/Staff
Paruna Wildlife Spotting Tour
Join us for a nocturnal tour of Perth Hills for a rare chance to hang out with rarely seen marsupial mates. You can experience the magic of Karakamia by participating in a two-hour guided walk, starting at dusk. Nocturnal animals that can be seen include woylies, Tammar wallabies and quendas.
Sun 11 Jun |3.30pm-8.30pm
1 day
Meet @ UWA Boat Shed
$60 – UWA Student
$90 – General Public/Staff
NEW! Wave Rock and Aboriginal Culture Tour
Come and see one of the world’s most magnificent natural features. Visit Wave Rock in the morning and spend the early afternoon visiting the massive granite rock formations known as the humps and the legendary aboriginal Mulka’s Cave. 
Sun 14 May|7am-6.30pm
1 day
Meet @ UWA Boat Shed
$75 – UWA Student
$115 – General Public/Staff
NEW! Eagle View Bushwalking Trail
At 15km long with sweeping views of Perth and surrounds, the Eagle View trail at John forest national park is one of Perth’s most popular hikes and offers stunning vistas of the coastal planes.
Sat 1 Jun|9am-4pm
1 day
Meet @ UWA Boat Shed
$60 – UWA Student
$90 – General Public/Staff

Dance

Holistic Dance

Holistic dance it is a free style dance and a moving meditation which adopts a variety of rhythms in a pleasant, playful and free of judgment atmosphere. Holistic dance brings confidence, empowering ourselves, promotes high self-esteem and the connection between the body, mind, and heart.
Wed 26 Apr |6-7pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public/Staff

Latin Ballroom Dancing

Learn how to move your body to the sensual rhythms of the samba, cha-cha, tango and many other Latin styles. Come on your own or bring a partner.
Wed 26 Apr |5-6pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public/Staff

Zumba

Ditch the workout and join the party. Zumba is a total body workout, combining elements of cardio fitness, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility.
Tue 2 May |6-7pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$60 – UWA Student
$102 – General Public/Staff

 

Salsa
Immerse yourself in the rhythms of Latin America and experience this global dance phenomenon!
Mon 24 Apr |5-6pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$70 – student
$119 – General Public/Staff

Personal development

First Aid Course (Full - HLTAID003)

Learn how to save a life and get qualified in general first aid. Includes an online component.
Wed 17 May |8.30am-3.30pm
1 day
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$120 – UWA Student/UWA Staff
$175 – General Public

First Aid Course (Requalify - HLTAID003)

Refresh your first aid skills and get updated on the latest life-saving techniques. Includes an online component.
Wed 17 May |8.30am-3.30pm
1 day
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$110 – UWA Student/UWA Staff
$150 – General Public

CPR Course (HLTAID001)

Become qualified to save a life by learning how to perform CPR. Includes an online component.
Wed 17 May |8.30-11.30am
2.5 hours
@ UWA Watersports Complex
$60 – UWA Student/UWA Staff
$80 – General Public

Bronze Medallion (Swan River)

The Bronze Medallion is the international benchmark for lifesaving awards in Australia. This award also increases employment opportunities with many pools and aquatic centres as they require employees who conduct aquatic programs to have their Bronze Medallion. Upon completion of the course, participants will be awarded both the Bronze Medallion and a Provide CPR Certificate.
Thur 27 Apr |4.30-6.30pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$77 – UWA Student
$105 – General Public

Open Water Scuba Diver Course

This three-day course provides you with the skills you need to become a certified scuba diver, enabling you to feel comfortable underwater and dive the spectacular reefs of Western Australia. The PADI-accredited course is taught in small groups by a fully qualified instructor.
Sun 7, Sat 13, and Sun 14 May or Sat 20th, Sun 21st and Sat 27th May
3 days
Meet @ UWA Boat Shed
$450 – UWA Student
$480 – General Public

Sports and Martial arts

Beach Volleyball
Summer is here, so why not get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine while playing this Australian favourite.
Mon 24 Apr|5-6pm
7 weeks
@ Sand Sports Australia in Nedlands
$63 – UWA Student
$98 – General Public/Staff
Badminton (Beginners)

This beginners' course introduces basic grip, shots and serving, footwork and rules of play.
Mon 24 Apr|4.30-5.45pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Sports Hall
$63 – UWA Student
$98 – General Public/Staff

Badminton (Intermediates)
Develop your existing racquet skills, serving, shot and returns, footwork and strategy.
Thur 27 Apr |4.30-6pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Sports Hall
$63 – UWA Student
$98 – General Public/Staff
Squash

From technical skills to gameplay, learn the basics of squash in this fun cardio workout.
Wed 26 Apr|5-6pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Squash Courts
$63 – UWA Student
$98 – General Public/Staff

Volleyball Skills and Gameplay

Suitable for both beginners and experienced players, this course focuses on developing skills through gameplay.
Wed 26 Apr |5-6pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Sports Hall
$63 – UWA Student
$98 – General Public/Staff

Tennis (Beginners)

Build on your tennis technique and game strategy with professional coaches.
Wed 26 Apr |5.30-6.30pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Tennis Courts
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public/Staff

Tennis (Intermediates)

Build on your tennis technique and game strategy with professional coaches.
Wed 26 Apr |6.30-7.30pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Tennis Courts
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public/Staff

NEW! Cardio Tennis (Beginners)

This a tennis workout program catering to lower fitness levels. Bringing together a variety of cardio workouts, a range of fun tennis drills, all to a high-energy soundtrack. Come along, burn a few calories and have some fun.
Thur 27 Apr |6.30-7.30pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Tennis Courts
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public/Staff

NEW! Cardio Tennis (Intermediates)

This a tennis workout program catering to lower fitness levels. Bringing together a variety of cardio workouts, a range of fun tennis drills, all to a high-energy soundtrack. Come along, burn a few calories and have some fun.< br>Thur 27 Apr |7.30-8.30pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Tennis Courts
$70 – UWA Student
$119 – General Public/Staff

Capoeira

With kicks, leaps and acrobatics, this athletic and graceful martial art helps you stay fit while having fun.
Tue 2 May|5-6pm
6 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$54 – UWA Student
$84 – General Public/Staff

Introduction to Kendo

Originating from the ancient art of the Samurai, this Japanese martial art uses a bamboo sword to hone your physical and martial skills.
Tues 2 May | 7-9pm
6 weeks @ UWA Sports Hall
$54 – UWA Student
$84 – General Public/Staff

Golf

This course is designed for beginner and intermediate-level golfers. All equipment including clubs and balls will be supplied. The lessons will be conducted by qualified teaching professionals and the onsite pro shop stocks a range of clubs, stylish golf clothing and accessories.
Thur 27 Apr |5-6pm
7 weeks
@ Nedlands Golf Club
$133 – UWA Student
$189 – General Public/Staff

Rock Climbing
Learn basic climbing techniques, conquer your fears and challenge your body with this skilful sport.
Wed 26 Apr | 5.30-6.30pm
4 weeks
@ Rockface Northbridge
$60 – UWA Student
$100 – General Public/Staff
Come and Try Croquet
Think about playing billiards outdoors on the grass and you’ve got croquet. Come and give it a try to see why this has become a world-class sport.
Sun 28 May | 9.30am-12pm
1 day session
@ Nedlands Croquet Club
$15 – UWA Student
$20 – General Public/Staff
NEW! Wing Chun Kung Fu
Learn the ancient art of Kung Fu with Wing Chun, a Chinese martial art focused on simple, direct movements. Classes emphasise improving body awareness, coordination, and posture for effective control and self-defence.
Thur 27 Apr | 6-7pm
5 Weeks
@ UWA Sports Hall
$54 – UWA Student
$84 – General Public/Staff
NEW! Introduction to Lacrosse

This lacrosse program is designed for first timers or people getting back into the sport. The course will provide explanation and coaching on the key skills, team and game concepts.
Wed 26 Apr | 5-6pm
5 Weeks
@ Riley Oval
$45 – UWA Student
$70 – General Public/Staff

NEW! Indoor Skydiving

Lean forward into a giant column of air and float effortlessly into flight guided by qualified instructors.
Fri 19 May | 2-4.30pm
1 Session
Meet @ UWA Boat Shed
$110– UWA Student
$140 – General Public/Staff

Staff Recreate

Staff Pilates

Experience movement as a form of meditation. This is an opportunity to flow with your breath and experience the freedom of movement. All levels welcome.
Wed 26 Apr |12-1pm
7 weeks
@ UWA Boat Shed
$84 – UWA Staff

Staff Come and try stand up paddling
What is better than enjoying a SUP session at sunset? This session is open only to UWA Staff. Get a group of friends together and have some refreshments on the bay afterwards.
Mon 8 May |5-6.30pm
1 session
@ UWA Boat Shed
$25 – UWA Staff

Enrol in a Recreate® course

Anyone can participate in Recreate® courses. UWA students, staff, alumni and members of the general public are encouraged to enrol. UWA students receive a 25 to 50 per cent discount off the community price on all courses.

Online

You can enrol for our Recreate courses online and we'll be in touch to confirm your booking.

In person

Return your enrolment form to the UWA Recreation and Fitness Centre reception, UWA Perth campus, Car Park 1.

Any questions?

Contact our Customer Service Team on (+61 8) 6488 2286 or via email recreate@sport.uwa.edu.au