From Tuesday 5 April a My Vaccine Pass is no longer required for entry, please continue to observe the following:

  • Mask use is required when moving around our facilities but can be removed to perform exercise.
  • All members must bring a towel with them to ALL classes/workouts.
  • 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.


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 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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Group Exercise Class Descriptions


A small group training session aimed to enhance both your cardiovascular fitness and muscular endurance with circuit style training, team work, intervals and partner drills.


Never get bored of the same old moves in a high-energy class focusing on your cardio fitness while also building stamina and strength with specific muscle conditioning phases. Having powerful music and an energetic instructor to carry you along will ensure you stay motivated and have fun.


Treat your mind and body to a flow of exercises inspired by the principles of Yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi. These classes will help you to relax and unwind, strengthen your mind-body connection, activate your core muscles and increase your range of flexibility. Suitable for all levels.


Combined elements of high intensity, functional training with low rest periods. Designed to push you to your edge and beyond. Designed for individuals who want that extra push in their workout combining a range of equipment and exercises. Sure to leave you pumped for the day.


A full body workout designed to build strength and cardio fitness. This group training program will use a variety of exercises and activities designed to work your heart, lungs and muscles. Prepare to get hot, sweaty, but most importantly have fun during this class!


Come and experience the drills and skills involved in a boxer’s workout. In this non-contact boxing fitness class you’ll utilize boxing gloves and focus pads in partner work to build physical strength, agility and endurance while also sharpening your mental focus and co-ordination.


Take the “work” out of your workout and come and join the Zumba dance party! Once the Latin and World rhythms take over, you’ll see why Zumba® Fitness classes are often called exercise in disguise.

STRONG by Zumba

Stop counting the reps. Start training to the beat. STRONG by Zumba® combines body weight, muscle conditioning, cardio and plyometric training moves synced to original music that has been specifically designed to match every single move.


Jump on a bike and join the ultimate indoor cycling class. Our instructor guides the group through their ride including hills, intervals and sprints designed to challenge your fitness and deliver a massive calorie burn.


This weights-based workout focuses on major muscle groups with the original, invigorating barbell workout. Squat, lift and curl to the beat of the music as you see your strength increase week to week.


Perform sequences of moves to music using the step platform to increase your fitness, burn calories, increase muscle tone and improve your co-ordination – all while having a lot of fun!

Step Pump

Can’t decide between attending Step or Pump? Why not both! This class fuses two of our favourite class styles to deliver a time-effective strength and cardio workout.


Ease out stiffness or relieve pain in the joints, lengthen tight muscles and improve your general wellbeing with a 30 minute class devoted entirely to stretch. Particularly helpful in prevention of and recovery from injuries.


Nourish your mind, body and soul while strengthening your muscles, enhancing your flexibility and releasing tension. Our instructor will guide you through dynamic standing postures, balance work, deep stretches and restorative meditation. Suitable for all levels

Drum & Bass Yoga

Yoga like you’ve never experienced it before – lights down and music up! Let your body move and flow to the tunes as you float away and experience your own personal yoga journey.


Engage your mind and utilize your breath to promote core strength, flexibility and postural strength using Classical Pilates Mat methods. Our instructor will guide you through a total body conditioning, often utilizing props to help you target particular muscles.



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 7am – 6pm

Group Exercise Timetable - City Y




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 7am – 7pm
Public Holidays see Contact & Hours

Group Exercise Timetable - Bishopdale






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

Membership options include our:

  • Freedom Flexi Membership

    $16.99 per week (no minimum term)
    Unlimited gym access and group exercise classes at both sites


  • Group Exercise Membership

    $12.99 per week (no minimum term)
    Unlimited access to group exercise classes at both sites

Contact us to enquire about Corporate Packages, Family Memberships (up to 4 people from the same address), Concession Passes and Fixed 12-month membership options, or sign up online and choose the payment method and start date that suits you.

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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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