Health & Beauty Guide
There are well-equipped gyms in just about every neighbourhood in Auckland. Here is a list of some of the most popular options:
Bodytech — http://www.bodytech.co.nz
4 locations in Auckland
“Supervised training gym” geared toward health, fitness and well-being. Individually tailored programs. Full range of fitness equipment, classes. On-site spa and swimming pool at Mt Eden location.
Club Physical — http://www.clubphysical.co.nz
10 locations in Auckland
Group classes and programs designed to help you meet specific goals. Cardio, classes, plus extras like sauna and spa pool.
Configure Express — http://www.configureexpress.co.nz
14 locations in Auckland
Large, women-only gym chain. Wide selection of classes and exercise machines, child care, luxury bathrooms and changing areas.
Contours — http://contours.co.nz/
6 Auckland locations
Women-only gym featuring a wide range of classes, seminars, beauty and lifestyle services and onsite child care.
Les Mills — http://www.lesmills.co.nz
Auckland City — 186 Victoria Street West 379 9550
Takapuna — Cnr Lake Rd & Como Streets 488 9413
New Lynn — Corner Rankin Ave & Clark Streets 826 0404
Large, world-class gyms with the latest equipment, a wide range of classes, relaxation suites with saunas, on-site kids’ club, café and more.
Rugby is the national sport of New Zealand. If they’re not playing it, they’re talking about it. As well as the professional teams, there are plenty of local club teams playing both normal rugby and touch rugby.
Golf is a popular sport in New Zealand and Auckland has the courses to prove it. Here is just a partial list of notable courses in the Auckland area.
Remuera Golf Club — http://www.remueragolfclub.com
120 Abbotts Way, Meadowbank
Private — course is for members only, however, membership is easily obtained.
The Grange — http://www.grangegolfclub.co.nz/
Grange Road, Papatoetoe
Auckland’s iconic championship course close to Auckland city. Private, members only. A wide range of membership options.
Auckland Golf Club — http://www.aucklandgolfclub.co.nz/
30 Hospital Road, Otahuhu
Private, member’s only club with championship course on the slopes of One Tree Hill. Membership a bit more restrictive than other Auckland clubs.
46A Linwood Ave., Mt Albert
Good public course with an informal dress code and reasonable fees.
Howick — http://www.howickgolf.co.nz/
32 Musick Point Road
Spectacular location atop the narrow Bucklands Beach Peninsula. Memberships available, but visitors are welcome.
Tennis in New Zealand is traditionally played on grass. There are clubs located all over Auckland, with one in almost every community. For a complete list of clubs and facilities, go to http://www.aucklandtennis.co.nz/, and on the North Shore, http://www.tennisnorthern.co.nz/. Here are a few examples:
Parnell Lawn Tennis Club – http://www.pltc.co.nz
Maunsell Road Ext, Auckland Domain — 373 2733
8 outdoor astrograss courts with floodlighting. Private. Membership is easy to obtain.
Mission Bay Tennis Club – http://www.missionbaytennis.co.nz
11a Marau Crescent, Mission Bay — 528 9451
6 outdoor astrograss courts with floodlights. Many membership programs plus court hire available to visitors.
Titirangi Tennis & Squash Rackets Club Inc. – http://www.titirangiracketsclub.com
1 Ava Avenue, off Golf Road, Titirangi — 817 6394
4 Outdoor Astrograss Floodlit Courts, 5 Indoor Squash Courts, includes 1 show court lounge, viewing decks, BBQ, fully stocked bar, kitchen, kids’ room, big screen with Sky TV, saunas. Private, members only. Membership is easy to obtain.
Takapuna Tennis Club – http://www.takapunatennis.co.nz
Bracken Avenue, Takapuna – 489-9557
6 artificial grass, floodlit courts. Private, new members welcome.
There are 11 council-run swimming pools in Central Auckland – you can find them all at http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/PoolsRecreationCentres/Pages/home.aspx. North Shore swimming pools are listed at http://www.northshorecity.govt.nz/Northshoreleisure/, and East Auckland pools are at http://www.manukauleisure.co.nz/lloyd-elsmore-park-leisure-cen/.
The best-known Auckland swimming pools are:
The Olympic Pool – http://www.theolympic.co.nz/
Address: 77 Broadway, Newmarket Phone: (09) 522 4414
50 meter indoor pool (ideal for lap swimming), a learner’s pool, sauna, spa and steam room. Various swim schools.
Parnell Baths – http://www.clmnz.co.nz/parnellbaths/
Judges Bay Road, Parnell — 373 3561
An Auckland institution. Heated 60m outdoor saltwater pool, open from the first weekend in November through Easter. Water playground and toys, partially heated children’s pool, three hot pools, lounge chairs, all weather cafe.
West Auckland Aquatic Centre – http://www.westaucklandaquatics.org.nz
20 Alderman Drive, Henderson — 836 0633
50 meter, 8 lane, indoor heated pool, the main competition pool in the Auckland Region. Lessons and competitive swimming.
There are many yoga studios in Auckland. The best way to find one near you is to simply Google “Yoga” plus your neighborhood in Auckland. Here are a few popular options.
The Yoga Ground – http://www.yogaground.co.nz
36 – 138 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby — 222-6550
Sivananda, Ashtanga and Iyengar styles. Classes for beginners and up, meditation courses.
North Shore Yoga — http://www.northshoreyoga.co.nz/
34 Barry’s Point Road, Takapuna – 486-5338
Ivengar Yoga (a form of Hatha), beginner, restorative and advanced classes.
Yoga Balance — http://www.yogabalance.co.nz
Offers Ashtanga yoga classes in multiple locations.
Soccer is one of the most popular sports among New Zealand youth. Wherever you live, there is likely a club in your area and teams for both boys and girls. You can find a club and information on youth soccer in New Zealand at http://www.smallwhites.co.nz/.
For adults, the Auckland Sunday Football Association can help you find a team in your area. For more information, go to http://www.asfa.co.nz/.
You can also get all the information you could possibly want about soccer in Auckland, including women’s soccer, at http://www.ultimatenzsoccer.com/id24.htm.
For information on all porting opportunities available in New Zealand, go to http://www.nzsport.co.nz.
Cricket — http://www.aucklandcricket.co.nz Info on youth and club cricket citywide.
Netball – http://www.aucklandnetball.co.nz Women’s and girls’ teams.
Basketball — http://www.basketball.org.nz Youth and adult teams.
Ultimate Frisbee – http://ultimate.org.nz/