Whatever your fitness level, ability or interests, Auckland Council pools and leisure centres offer a huge variety of affordable group fitness classes.
So if you want to meet new people and stay healthy, just enquire within or head to aucklandleisure.co.nz to see what’s available.
Several centres have yoga classes to focus your mind and strengthen your body. BodyBalance is available at Glenfield, Stanmore Bay, East Coast Bays, Papatoetoe’s Allan Brewster centre and Pakuranga’s Lloyd Elsmore, and Stanmore Bay also offers Vinyasa, Yin, Iyengar, and Yin Yang styles of yoga.
General classes are at Albany, Glenfield, East Coast Bays, Half Moon Bay’s Marina Fitness and Henderson’s West Wave.
Getting your groove on doesn’t just have to be something reserved for parties and your bedroom.
Fantastic classes that fuse together easy-to-learn dance moves and the latest music include Sh’Bam (Glenfield, East Coast Bays, Lloyd Elsmore), Zumba (Howick, Manurewa, Māngere’s Moana-Nuia-Kiwa, West Wave and Marina Fitness) and BodyJam (Stanmore Bay).
Love throwing punches and practising your roundhouse kick? Then the following classes could be right up your alley for a combination of martial arts, boxing and cardio to smash some calories and skyrocket your fitness:
BoxFit is available at Albany, Takapuna, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Ōtara, Pakuranga, Allan Brewster, Manurewa, Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa, Marina Fitness, Stanmore Bay and West Wave.
Fight Do: Howick, Moana-Nui-a-Kiwa, West Wave. Kick BoxFit: Pakuranga.
BodyCombat: Glenfield, East Coast Bays, Stanmore Bay, Lloyd Elsmore, Allan Brewster.
Staying active should never have an age limit, and there are plenty of classes available if you’re looking to take things a little slower.
Aqua fitness might be the first thing that springs to mind, but there are also more gentle versions of Pilates, whole-body workouts, and Never2Old – a programme developed by AUT that focuses on resistance, light cardio work, flexibility and balance.
The council leisure centres at Glenfield, East Coast Bays, Takapuna and Papatoetoe (Allan Brewster) offer classes just for seniors.