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By Laetitia Laubscher
August 30, 2018
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By Laetitia Laubscher
August 30, 2018
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The Olympic's history started back in 1940 when New Zealand's first 50-metre swimming pool was installed. A decade later, the pool hosted the Commonwealth Games, where Kiwi Philippa Gould set New Zealand's very first swimming world record. The Olympic-sized pool then later had an entire gym built around it. The brand new gym was imaginatively called The Olympic.

The key feature of the gym, the giant 50-metre, Olympic pool, is not only impressively long, but deep as well. Beginner scuba divers are regularly trained in its 4.4 metre depths, giving a regular swimming session a bit of a surreal twist. The pool also remains heated at a comfortable 28 degrees throughout the year, meaning your pool membership and health won't necessarily have to fall by the wayside during the colder winter months.

Besides entry to its huge pool, a membership at The Olympic includes access to fitness classes, gym equipment in its membership plan. Classes are highly engaging and guarantee you won't be leaving your sweat towel unused. The classes on offer at The Olympic include Arena - a boot camp-style class which combines elements of high intensity interval training, circuit training and cross training to increase your strength, Pump - a choreographed weightlifting class supervised by professional fitness trainers, Coreflex - which melds together pilates and yoga, Yoga - a purebred yoga class to help with your flexibility, Impact - a class which using punching and kicking techniques derived from kickboxing to increase your fitness and muscle tone, Peloton - an indoor spin class catering to all ability levels, Athletic Step - classes which involve choreographed, weights-assisted step patterns, and Zumba - the infamous Latin dance inspired workout.

Membership is highly affordable in comparison to other gyms in the area, costing $17.50 per week for a 12 month minimum term membership, $21 per week for a 6 month minimum term membership, or $27 per week for a no minimum term membership. For those only interested in having pool access, membership costs drop to $14 per week for a 12 month minimum term membership, $15 per week for a 6 month minimum term membership and $18 per week for a no minimum term membership. Additional discounts are available for seniors and students.

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