About Us

At the core of what makes Fitness Canterbury New Beginnings great, is our belief that a healthy lifestyle is within the grasp of everyone.

Our Gym


Great people, expert advice, life-changing results!

Without question it’s our people that make our Christchurch gym what it is. From enthusiastic Personal Trainers with highly-regarded qualifications and bundles of hands-on experience to the warm, welcoming admin and management staff, it’s the personalities around the gym that foster our engaging culture.

That culture is as much about having fun and feeling comfortable in your environment as it is about achieving results. In the right space, with the right advice, the changes you desire will come, which is why we’ve put so much emphasis on attracting the very best staff and nurturing our very own little community.

“Amazing atmosphere, gym equipment is the best in town. Friendly staff & a variety of members with all different fitness levels so you never feel out of place! I love this gym.” – Valerie Davis


We believe in the power of exercise to rejuvenate your life. We have worked alongside people determined to shed weight, gain muscle, definition, and those who want to increase their fitness, and we have seen the smiles as their success in the gym has kick started success in their work and personal lives.

We know anyone is capable of success, of achieving their best selves, and here at Fitness Canterbury New Beginnings we believe we have the people and the facility to help you achieve your best you.

Make a Change

Real People. Real Results

We invest and pride ourselves in an extensive array of great equipment, and offer fantastic services, within the gym ensuring Fitness Canterbury is your ‘one-stop-shop’ to looking and feeling amazing, and the perfect spot for your New Beginning!


“Solid layout and great equipment that makes the place feel a lot better to others in Chch. Plenty of trainers or nutritionists you can book an appointment with and they’ll happily take on feedback if it’d help make the gym even better. Now that it’s a 24/7 gym there’s no reason not to make FC your regular.”

Will Thomson

“Awesome place! Fantastic staff and plenty of variety in regard to the equipment. 24-hour access. Super friendly staff who are very knowledgeable and helpful in any way they can. Clean and tidy.”


How long has Fitness Canterbury been around?

Do you know some of our longest serving members have been with us for over 30 years. Fitness Canterbury’s long history dates back to around 1990 when it was known as ‘Better Bodies’. It was in another building just over the road from where we are now. Its current owners were members from 1992 onwards. It has been in this current building since 1997. It was renamed ‘Fitness Canterbury’ from ‘Acropolis’ in 2005. It’s current owners Kent Gibson and Scott Mazey have been the longest owners in its history when they purchased it in June 2009.

What are your busiest times?

During the weekdays our busiest times are between 6am – 8am and from 5pm until 7pm. That being said we are a big gym with plenty of equipment so would be very rear to have to wait for anything during our busy times.

What Classes do you offer?

While we don’t offer a large timetable of classes after much trial and error and feedback from members about what they would like we do run two incredibly effective classes. Boxing and Spin Classes. For more details and the timetable please see our ‘Classes’ section of the website.

Do you sell supplements?

Yes. We have a great range of supplements available from some of the very best brands like:

  • Balance
  • Switch
  • Musashi
  • Metaphysics
  • Optimum Nutrition


Do you have parking?

We have plenty of off street parking available for all members. Please ensure that you park in any carpark that is marked ‘Fit-C’

Do you have showers?

Yes. Both Mens and Womens toilets and changing facilities have 3 showers in each.

How can I Join?

If you are wanting to join up now, you can signup online on our membership page, otherwise you are welcome to come in to see one of our friendly reception staff who can do it on the spot.

Do you have a joining fee?

If you join on any of our 12 month memberships there is no joining fee. If you join on one of our M2M membership where you can cancel at anytime there are joining fees ranging from $50 to $90.

Can I use other gyms around NZ on a Fitness Canterbury Membership?

This depends on what membership you have. Our main memberships are direct debit through Debit Success. They are affiliated with many gyms around New Zealand. If you are going away on business or vacation we can organise a FIT PASS that you can take to any gym in NZ, affiliated with Debit Success that is outside of Christchurch. This will allow you to use there facility. There is a link to all affiliated gyms on our ‘Membership Page’ 

Is there an age limit for 24 hour access?

Yes. You must be 18 years and over to have 24 hour access.

Is there an age limit for using the gym?

Yes. Your must be 15 years and over to join and use the gym unsupervised* during staffed hours. From 15 years to 18 years we require a parent or guardian to be present during the initial sign up and to also sign a Parental/Guardian Guarantee Form.  

We do allow members under 15 under special circumstances, but they must be accompanied by one of our Personal Trainers each time. Personal trainer fees will apply.