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15° & CLOUDY ON SUNDAY 15 DECEMBER IN AUCKLAND
By Laetitia Laubscher
August 30, 2018
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Habitat For Fitness

A gym with a mission to create a healthy environment for you to achieve your fitness goals.
By Laetitia Laubscher
August 30, 2018
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Kingsland's Habitat for Fitness is a highly engaging, small group-focused gym with a "mission is to challenge the norm of what Kiwis believe a 'gym' is". The gym was founded by wife and husband team Amanda and PJ. Before entering the fitness industry, PJ was a professional Rugby League player in Australia while Amanda was a professional dancer and Sport Aerobics athlete before also joining her husband to work in fitness.

Habitat for Fitness aims to have a gym which is more than the sum of its parts in order to be "a warm & inviting community of real people, ready to support, laugh and sweat with you." Habitat for Fitness serves gym-goers one of three options: functional training sessions, more conventional exercise classes or a private session. Functional training classes on offer include Gravity, which is a TRX-suspension based class using participants' own weight as resistance; and Warrior, which "combines dynamic functional movements and high intensity cardio intervals" to get you toned faster.

Conventional classes include a boxing class structured on the HIIT model, a specific class dedicated to train your booty, a weight lifting class as well as barre, yoga, dance fitness, spin and pilates classes. The gym also has a small dedicated workout area for those not interested in joining in on a class as well as personal training options.

Another benefit of Habitat for Fitness is the fact that it has no locked-in contracts and no cancellation fees as well as various flexible options - well suited to those who have a fear of commitment or have varying work conditions. The minimum contract term is four weeks for $35.50 per week (plus $99 start up fee). For those willing to make the 52-week commitment, membership costs $30.50 per week (plus $39 start up fee). All membership options include seven day access to the gym facilities and access to unlimited group training sessions. Discounted rates are also available for students and Gold card members, with a $26.50 per week for long-term memberships and a $31.50 per week rate for short-term memberships.

Habitat is a gym where training never gets boring, which is why we've rank it as one of our favourites in Auckland.

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