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Swimming pools

  • Tepid Baths and Parnell Baths are two Auckland City facilities that have casual rates and gym too. When I called to check, I as informed they will allow non auckland city residents to use the pools for swimming at the casual rates. So this means you don't have to be a member.
  • Tepid Baths


  • University of Auckland Recreation centre has casual workout rate for non students at $20 a day. Page with info
    • You MUST retain your receipt so you can show it at the reception/entry if you wish to go in again that same day.
    • Casual rate also includes the group fitness classes.
    • Operating Hrs
    • Group fitness timetable for 5 Jan - 2 March 2015 or pdf file (1.9Mb)
    • There is a climbing wall BUT due to Health & Safety rules, casual club members can only go up to a certain height (boulders was the term used). Given the impression that only members of the Rock & Alpine Club may be able to use the higher levels.
  • Both Tepid + Parnell Baths have a gym rate. See Swimming section above for links to website
    • Tepid Baths has a gym. $20.70 per day is the casual rate for pool + gym
    • Parnell Baths gym + swim casual rate is $15 for an adult.
  • Club Physical
    • Part of Debit Success "group". So may be a sister gym to your gym if your gym is in that group.
    • Karangahape Rd branch.
      • Casual rate $20 per day includes group fitness classes.
      • Address: 184 Karangahape Rd, Auckland.
      • Hrs: Mon - Thurs 5:30am - 9pm, Fri 5:30am - 8pm, Sat 8am - 3pm, Sun 8am - 2pm.
      • Google+, Web, Facebook
      • Website has information on facilities and Group fitness class timetable
      • Same building also has a food court and Lim Chhour Supermarket (Chinese)
    • Victoria Women's gym
      • Women only gym that is part of Club Physical
      • Mezzanine Floor, DLA Phillips Fox Tower, National Bank Centre, 205 Queen St, Auckland CBD. This is a building with 2 towers on Victoria St W between Queen St and Elliot St.
      • Casual rate $15 per session. 10 session rate card $125.
      • Hrs: Mon - Thurs 6am - 8pm, Fri 6am - 7pm, Sat 10am - 3pm
      • facilities and group class timetable
      • Google+, Web, Facebook


  • Free yoga classes at Luluemon Britomart
    • Address: Showcase 2, 5 Gore St, Britomart, Auckland Map or Google+
    • Sunday 11 January 2015 at 8:30am - 9:30am Info + on fb. Mats + water provided.
    • Thursday 15 Jaunary 2015. 45min yoga class starting at noon. Suits & Savasana FB event.

Local running/walking club/events

YMCA Marathon running club

  • Website
  • Runners: Every Sunday from 7am. Get there by 6:45am for the 7am start.
  • Walkers: According to the website the walkers don't start till 26 Jan.
  • Starts from YMCA gym at the corner of Pitt St + Greys Ave. Map on the website or Google+ page
  • Note: There's also a YMCA hostel nearby but it isn't the same building.
  • Check the website for for more details. You run at the pace you're comfortable with. Fastest pace is sub 4:30/km down to 7:00/km pace. Distance is 21 - 33kms depending on who sets the route that day.
  • It is free to join in for 2 - 3 times before they ask you to consider joining the club.
  • If you bring a bag with a change of clothes + towel, you can use the showers after the run (or my friend runs home to get his shower there).
  • The club secretary knows there may be some tourists joining in around lca2015 week.

Domain 10k run

Park Run at Cornwall Park


24th Annual Wharf2Wharf fun run at Waiheke Island on 17 Jan 2015

Ironman 70.3 Auckland