Health &
Fitness


COVID-19 UPDATE
New Zealand has now moved into COVID-19 Alert Level 1.

The YMCA Fitness Centres are open, please continue good hand hygiene by using the hand sanitiser provided, and use our QR Code to help track your movements.
 

 

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.

Both our City and Bishopdale Fitness Centres are competitively priced making it affordable for everyone.  As well as offering both senior and student discounts, we also have corporate wellness packages available aimed at getting co-workers into the gym to help motivate each other.  The environment is welcoming to those of all ages, fitness levels and walks of life.

Membership is reciprocal, so join the Y and join both sites for the price of one depending on your mood or needs on any given day. 

H&F 1

 

City Y Gym
12 Hereford Street
  • A gym equipped with a range of cardio machines, fixed resistance machines and free weights.
  • A range of free group exercise classes for members.
  • Free inductions and programming sessions for members and affordable Personal Training packages with qualified and experienced Personal Trainers.
  • A dedicated air conditioned Spin Studio with classes scheduled six days a week.
  • We also have free lockers and free car parking for the time you are in the gym.
  • As an added bonus your membership allows you reciprocal use of other YMCA clubs including the Bishopdale Club (conditions apply).
  • Muscle People, an onsite physiotherapy clinic. The clinic is equipped with a team of physiotherapistssporting vast experience in managing many types of injuries and other conditions which cause pain or reduce quality of life.

 

Opening Hours at the City Y Gym
Open Daily 5am – 10pm

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 Gym

13a Bishopdale Court
  • A spacious gym equipped with a range of cardio machines, fixed resistance machines and free weights.
  • A range of free classes for members in our air conditioned, sprung floor exercise studio.
  • Free inductions and programming sessions for members and affordable Personal Training packages with qualified and experienced Personal Trainers.
  • A dedicated air conditioned Spin Studio with classes scheduled six days a week, and a separate Circuit Room equipped with the latest Life Fitness Circuit Series.
  • We also have plenty of free lockers, and free car parking.
  • Your membership also allows you reciprocal use of other YMCA clubs including the Christchurch City Club.  (conditions apply)
  • Muscle People, an onsite physiotherapy clinic. The clinic is equipped with a team of physiotherapists sporting vast experience in managing many types of injuries and other conditions which cause pain or reduce quality of life.

 

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.

 
 
 
 
 

 


 

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Please contact us for further information about membership options.
P 03 359 8320 E fitness@ymcachch.org.nz

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