• All members must bring a towel with them to ALL classes/workouts.
  • Please ensure you come prepared with full water bottles.
  • If you are sick or unwell please stay home, if you do attend and you are unwell please respect our staff who may ask you to leave our facility and obtain a COVID-19 test.
  • As per Government guidance, all of our staff will be required to wear masks when moving around our facility or when we are greeting you. We recommend you follow this guidance and wear a mask when moving around our facility. These masks can be removed during exercise.
  • Social distancing is required at all times.
  • We are working hard to re-activate memberships that have been paused since lockdown. We ask for your patience during this process as each membership needs to be individually activated, we are working through this as quickly as possible. If you are having any issues, please email and we will endeavour to get back to you as quickly as possible.
  • Lockers will be accessible for all members, please maintain appropriate social distancing when using the changing facilities.
  • For more information on our Level 2 guidelines please view our recent update HERE to full newsletter.


Work out at the Y

The YMCA Health and Fitness Centres are conveniently located – one in the centre of the city opposite the Botanical Gardens on Hereford Street, and the other at Bishopdale Mall.

Our YMCA members have access to both of our Fitness Centres, group exercise classes (Spin is an additional fee) and discounted specialist adult term programmes.

Our Fitness Instructors are here for you, we will work with you individually to create your own fitness programme and set personalised health, fitness and wellbeing goals. All of our staff are committed to our members, we know your name, your injuries, your challenges, and are here to make you feel comfortable and confident as you embark on your fitness and wellbeing journey.

We pride ourselves on our friendly and welcoming environment to those of all ages, fitness abilities and from all walks of life.

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City Y Fitness Centre

12 Hereford Street
  • Gym floor equipped with a range of cardio machines, fixed resistance machines and free weights.
  • Group exercise classes – free for members.
  • Inductions and programming sessions for members available every 8 weeks
  • Personal Training packages
  • Dedicated Spin studio
  • Lockers are located in the changing rooms and are free for members to use
  • Reciprocal use of the YMCA Bishopdale Fitness Centre and group exercise classes

Opening Hours at the City Y Gym
Monday – Thursday 5am – 9pm
Friday 5am – 7pm
Saturday – Sunday 7am – 6pm
Public Holidays CLOSED
Christmas Hours see Contact & Hours

Meet the City Y Team

John Edlin gym instructor

John Edlin

John has been a Fitness Instructor at the YMCA for 30 years. He is REPs registered and holds a qualification in Exercise as Medicine and was a Gym Instructor Runner Up in the New Zealand Fitness awards. John is a passionate cyclist and spin bike instructor and has completed numerous multi-day endurance cycling events. His specialist fields are cycle mentoring, strength/conditioning and injury rehabilitation.

Erin Armstrong gym instructor

Erin Armstrong

Erin trained and worked as a physiotherapist for a number of years before joining the YMCA as a fitness instructor. She has been with the Y now for over 20 years, so has considerable experience in the field of Health and Fitness. Erin is REPs registered, and also holds a recent qualification in Exercise as Medicine. Her specialist fields lie in rehabilitation – joint replacements, neurology, injury treatment and prevention being amongst them.

Antonio Luxton gym instructor

Antonio Luxton

Antonio has been a gym instructor at the YMCA for just over a year. He is REPs registered and is a qualified nutritionist. Antonio’s passions lie on the sports field. As he has played a sport for most of his life. Some include cricket, football and hockey.
Antonio’s specialist fields are Bootcamp style workouts, Sports conditioning, stretching and flexibility and basic beginner gym skills.



Bishopdale Fitness Centre

13a Bishopdale Court
  • The gym floor is equipped with a range of cardio machines, fixed resistance machines and free weights.
  • Group exercise classes in our purpose-built Exercise Studio or carpeted Mind and Body room – free for members.
  • Inductions and programming sessions for members available every 8 weeks
  • Personal Training packages
  • A dedicated air-conditioned Spin Studio
  • A separate Circuit Room equipped and set up for scheduled Circuit classes. The Circuit Room is available for individual use outside of scheduled class times.
  • Lockers are located in the changing rooms and are free for members to use.
  • Free on-site car parking
  • Reciprocal use of the YMCA City Fitness Centre and group exercise classes
  • Specialist adult recreation term programme – in addition to your membership at a discounted rate

Opening Hours at the Bishopdale Gym
Monday to Friday 6am – 9.30pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am – 7pm
Public Holidays see Contact & Hours

Meet the Bishopdale Team

Ken Yep gym instructor

Ken Yep

Ken has been a fitness instructor at the YMCA for 7 years. Throughout his time at the Y Ken has become an extremely experienced and enthusiastic trainer who takes pride in helping people from all walks of life and fitness levels to achieve their goals. If he’s not working on the gym floor with new members, or training his regular clients, you can usually still find him in the gym doing his own routines where he will always be up for a chat. Ken is REPs registered and specialises in strength/conditioning, toning and muscle building training.

Michelle Cross gym instructor

Michelle Cross

Michelle has been a Fitness Instructor at the YMCA for 17 years. She is REPS registered and qualified level 4 Personal trainer, teaching a variety of group exercise classes. She has been runner up twice in the New Zealand Fitness awards (2018, 2019) – category: Group Fitness Instructor own choreography. Michelle has a passion for adventure and encourages exercise to enhance well-being while maintaining a balanced life style.

Michaela Neave gym instructor

Michaela Neave

Michaela has been with the YMCA for 7 years as a fitness instructor and personal trainer. She is passionate about not only making you fit and healthy but also firmly believes that exercise does wonders for your mental health and wellbeing. She believes the YMCA is the place for that. Michaela has trained clients from all ages, abilities and walks of life. Her specialties include cardiovascular training, box fitness, HIIT styled training and toning and conditioning.



Not just here to work out? It’s time to join our YMCA Community, where we care about your personal health, fitness and wellbeing journey.

Membership options include our:

  • Freedom Flexi Membership (minimum term 3 months)
  • Fixed 12 Months Membership
  • Spin & Fitness Memberships
  • Concession Passes for our Group Exercise and Life Fit Programmes

Visit us today to discuss Corporate Packages, Family Memberships (up to 4 people from the same address) and Concession Passes.

YMCA Fitness Freedom Membership

(minimum term 3 months)
$16.99 per week
$33.98 per fortnight
$73.62 per month


12 Months pay in advance

(new member)
$799 per person
15% discount applies for Students and Gold Card Members. (ID required)



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