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Whether you’re looking for a place that offers a personalised approach to health and fitness, or you’re trying to find a workout spot that provides the best value for money, Christchurch has a great selection of gyms for you to check out. Here’s a line-up of the city’s best to help you get in shape.
CityFitness is a 24-hour gym known for its affordability (membership rates start at NZ$7 per week), friendly team of personal trainers, a large assortment of facilities to suit all your workout needs. Group fitness sessions are only available for Black Card and Premium members, but the upgrade will be worthwhile if you want access to an array of classes ranging from yoga to high-intensity interval training (HIIT).
Fitness Canterbury is dedicated to helping everyone, regardless of their fitness level, to meet whatever goals they have set for themselves. There are three membership options available, geared towards seasoned gym-buffs and newcomers alike. These come with various perks like 24/7 facility access, personal training, a diary to keep track of your progress and exclusive access to the gym’s popular boxing and spin classes.
Bodyfix NZ is a good go-to for motivating group classes that are guaranteed to keep you on your toes. Members and non-members alike are invited to participate in a unique assortment of workout sessions devised by its incredibly passionate personal trainers. Group classes include yoga, spin, pump, HIIT, pilates and a Latin Fusion workout for those wanting to dance their way into fitness.
A central city location and 24-hour access makes Anytime Fitness quite a convenient option – ideal for those who need an extra dose of motivation. High-quality cardio and weight and training equipment also add to this gym’s appeal. New members are given a free personal training consultation to help kick things into gear. Classes held in the gym are also free for all members, and include box-fit, HIIT, bootcamp, pump and yoga.
Modern weight and cardio equipment are some of the standout features at Plus Fitness 24/7 Addington. The gym is part of a franchise with more than 180 branches in New Zealand and Australia, and membership in Christchurch provides access to all Plus Fitness facilities. Local membership perks include complimentary fitness assessments, plus an off-peak membership option for those wanting to workout during a quieter period.
Whether you’re starting out or you’re a seasoned crossfit enthusiast, Crossfit Christchurch is known for making everyone feel like they’re part of an inclusive community. Most newcomers start with a four-week Rookies Membership that allows them to decide whether this type of training is the right option for them. Out-of-towners can also get in on the action: if you happen to be spending a couple of days in Christchurch, you can access the gym’s classes for NZ$20 a session.