Fitness and Wellbeing


Gym memberships for University of Waikato staff and students in Tauranga are available through our partner gym providers – The Gym and Toi Ohomai Aquatic and Fitness Centre.

The Gym

Located at 107 First Avenue, The Gym, is the ultimate fitness destination with member tools to track progress, group fitness based on the Les Mills training system, 24 hour access and onsite free parking.  4 month minimum term agreement for student membership is $14.95 per week and for staff is $18.95 per week (Identification is required). These rates are both special discounted rates, the standard rate is $22.95 per week.

To join now, head along to The Gym with your student identification.

Phone: 07 578 3605
Email: [email protected]

Toi Ohomai Aquatic and Fitness Centre

Located at Windermere campus, the Aquatic & Fitness Centre facilities include a full gym, thermally heated 25 meter swimming pool and fitness room for regular fitness classes. Discounted monthly or annual membership includes fitness assessments, individually designed programmes and fitness classes.

Phone: 07 557 8648

Exercise Classes

Group fitness classes, based on the Les Mills training system, are available at The Gym

Exercise Classes – free weekly morning CarpeDiem45

CarpeDiem45 is a 45 minute functional training class that focuses not only on building your fitness but also improving your overall wellness,

When: Wednesdays 7.45am to 8.30am, starting 17 March (during semesters only).

A Trimester dates: 17, 24, 31 March, 7, 14 April 5, 12, 19, 26 May, 2 June

B Trimester dates:  21, 28, July, 4, 11, 18 August

Where: The Gym, 107 First Avenue.

Bring along your University of Waikato Student or Staff ID to show at The Gym reception, plus a towel and water bottle.

Yoga Break - free weekly lunchtime yoga:

Free weekly lunchtime yoga, all levels of experience are welcome. Turn up and enjoy!

When: Tuesdays 1.05 to 1.55pm, starting 9 March (during semesters only).

A Trimester dates: 9, 16, 23, 30 March, 13 April, 4, 11, 18, 25 May, 1 June

B Trimester dates: 27 July, 3, 10, 17 August

Where: School's Out, Unit 3, 162 Durham St (just across the road from Tauranga CBD campus and down the ramp alongside Folk Cafe - same location as 2020)

Wellbeing Hub

On Wednesdays between 1pm and 2pm the Wellbeing Hub will be on Level 1 providing opportunities for you to play board games, and other pursuits such as badminton or handball, or for you to ask questions about the sport and wellbeing opportunities at the University of Waikato.