Gyms in Wanaka

Gyms in Wanaka

Gyms In Wanaka

Think New Zealand is expensive? Well, double that, and welcome to Wanaka! As one member of the gym staff said to me as I reacted in horror to the pricing, “Wanaka fancies itself as the Kensington of New Zealand”. Well yes, I admit it is one of the most beautiful parts of the country, but a gym is still a gym – and I am still a backpacker working to a budget.

Although Wanaka has a number of gyms, I was unsuccessful in acquiring a discount, eventually settling for just one gym workout in my three days there. As I’d come from gymless Franz Josef, I was keen to get some weight-training in somewhere!

Between the two…

1. Multi Peak Fitness Wanaka

17/31 Dunmore St, Wanaka 9305

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Opening times: Mon – Fri: 600-2000, Sat 800-1300, Sun closed.

Cost: $15

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From the gyms in Wanaka which I found, this is the only one I could find in the centre. This fairly small gym was inside a mall and had little equipment. They weren’t prepared to offer a discount, and if I’m going to part with $15 I really want to be making the most of good facilities. I decided to look elsewhere. They were responsive to emails though, and suggested I come in and have a look and that they might be able to come to an agreement on a weekly rate.

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2. ProActive 24 Health and Fitness Studios

Anderson Heights 17 Plantation Rd, Wanaka 9305

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Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 6:00 – 21:00, Fri: 6:00 – 19:00
Sat: 8:00 – 13:00, Sun: 9:00 – 13:00, Public hols: 8:00 – 13:00

Cost: $20 casual use.

From my research, this gym was the second closest to my central accommodation – an 18 minute walk. It was also clear from the website that it would have everything I’d need – and it did. A top of the range fitness club, offering a gym and small floor area downstairs, a studio upstairs (running mainly Les Mills classes) and a large airconditioned room full of space and functional training equipment. From TRXs to kettlebells and plyoboxes to medicine balls, it had everything. I decided to go for it, at only $5 more than Multi Peak above, and used it once.

The price did at least include classes and in addition to weight training there, I participated in a Body Balance class. Great quality instruction, friendly staff and top facilities.

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Other Gyms In Wanaka

3. Latitude44 Fitness

15 Cliff Wilson St, Wanaka 9305

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Cost $20 per visit. Located close to Proactive but appeared to be shut when I went (during advertised opening hours).

4. The Fit Collective

5 Gordon Rd, Wanaka 9305

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Cost: $20 for a casual visit.

Despite a friendly email chat, there was no advance on this price. A 25 minute walk from town.

Summary

if you’re on a budget and in need of a gym, don’t spend long in Wanaka! If the weather is kind to you, I recommend climbing Roy’s Peak for a good cardio and leg workout. Stunning views too.

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I was very happy with Proactive in terms of its facilities but wouldn’t pay that price more than once. If you’re staying centrally then check out Multi Peak – perhaps you’ll have more luck than me in acquiring a discount, and it may well have sufficient equipment for your needs.

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