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Please do not hesitate to contact us either by phone during our staffed hours or email. If by email we will endevour to return your query within 12 hours. 

Staffed Gym Hours

Mon: 6am – 8pm

Tue: 6am – 8pm

Wed: 6am – 8pm

Thu: 6am – 8pm

Fri: 6am – 8pm

Sat: 8am – 2pm

Sun: 8am – 2pm

Public Holidays 8am – 2pm

Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, 1 & 2 January, Good Friday.

24 hour members will still have access to the gym on the days we are closed.


(03) 358 9667


567 Wairakei Road, Harewood, Christchurch


We know that choosing a gym can be a daunting decision, particularly if you have not been to one before or it’s been a while. While we would highly recommend that you come in and have a chat to us, here are a few of the more common questions that we are asked.

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 bsuy 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 enusre 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 Gaurantee 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.


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Gym H0urs(Staffed)

Monday-Friday: 6am – 8pm

Saturday, Sunday: 8am – 2pm

Public Holidays: 8am – 2pm