Mon - Fri 5.30am - 8.00pm
Saturday 7.00am - 1.00pm
Sunday 9.00am - 1.00pm
todays timetable

5:30 am 
Virtual CXWORX
6:00 am   
9:10 am   
9:10 am   
10:10 am 
5:30 pm   
5:30 pm   

View full timetable


31/05/2017 - Queens Birthday Times & Timetable

Queens Birthday Timetable
- No Kids room Saturday, Sunday & Monday
- Normal classes and gym hours Saturday & Sunday
- Gym Open 8am - 12pm Monday

23/05/2017 - CXWorx now on Thursday 6.30pm

CXWorx is now on a Thursday night Studio 1, 6.30pm.
What is CXWorx? It's a 30 minute core training workout which uses your body weight, resistance tubing and weights to tighten and tone your midsection. Exercises are designed to improve your functional strength for better mobility and injury prevention.

03/05/2017 - Kids Room Position Avaliable

If you are wanting to join the gym but can't seem to justify the extra cost? Why not look at doing our Kids Room. It's a Non-paid role, you get a FREE 24/7 membership + great perks.

We are currently looking a person to do our Kids Room every Friday morning 9am - 11am. 
Police vetting required.

Please come down to reception and see Kylie to express your interest and complete an application form.

24/04/2017 - ANZAC Day Hours & Timetable

Open 1pm - 8pm

19/04/2017 - Upcoming boxing charity fight

Good luck to these Counties Fitness members Jo Foster, Karen Jacobs, Dennis Huxtable and Pirimona Davis who will be fighting for cancer in Auckland this Friday night at a sold out event.

27/03/2017 - New Group Fitness Timetable from 1st April

Don't forget the new timetable comes into effect 1st April!
Slight changes plus another GRIT has been added.

21/03/2017 - New Staffing Hours

Changes to our staffed opening hours are coming. Our membership fees have remained the same for many years. However not all our suppliers have been so generous and we have absorbed significant increases in our fixed costs. Rather than simply raising membership fees we’ve taken a close look at how members use the Club and are proposing to offset a membership price increase by reducing the staffed opening hours.

Instead of closing at 8:30pm, Monday – Thursday the Club will close at 8pm, as it already does on Friday. On Saturday the Club will close at 1pm, instead of 4pm. No change on Sunday.

The new staffed opening hours will be as follows:
Monday – Friday: 5:30am – 8pm
Saturday 7am – 1pm
Sunday 9am – 1pm

The new hours will come into effect from the 1st of April – no joke!

15/03/2017 - Student Boxing Class

Robbie from Smackdown Personal training is re-starting our famous Student Class. He will be running a 45min boxing session every Wednesday for Students.
| Starts Wednesday 22nd March, 2.30pm
| Members $5
| Non-members, $5 gym entry, $5 for the session

13/03/2017 - Membership Special until Sunday 19th March 1pm

| No Joining Fee
| First two weeks free
| Join with a family member and get 10% discount

Saturday 11th March - Sunday 19th March (1pm)

08/03/2017 - Kids Room Position Avaliable


If you are wanting to join the gym but can't seem to justify the extra cost? Why not look at doing our Kids Room. It's a Non-paid role, you get a FREE 24/7 membership + great perks.

We are currently looking for 2 people to do our Kids Room every Thursday morning 9am - 11am.

Police vetting required.
Please come down to reception and see Kylie to express your interest and complete an application form.

06/03/2017 - Open Day - Saturday 11th March

It's that time again .. Mark your diaries...

New releases of all the Les Mills Group Fitness programs...

Bring a friend for free and fall in love with fitness again.

24/02/2017 - Under the spotlight - SPRINT


HIIT = High Intensity Training 
The basic recipe? Go as hard as you can for a short period of time, rest, repeat. HIIT gets you fit fast.
It’s the periods of rest that allow you to keep pushing past your maximum effort training zone. Dr Jinger Gottschall, a leading American exercise scientist says "high intensity interval training could be the key in reducing our chronic obesity statistics".

SPRINT is High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) on a bike
SPRINT is just 30 minutes
SPRINT is hard and fast
SPRINT is born from the sport of cycle sprinting
SPRINT does not require any cycling experience
SPRINT will give you fast results 
SPRINT has minimal impact on your joints
SPRINT leaves you burning calories for hours post class

So what are you waiting for - first class free (then a wee fee applies) and booking is recommended... 
Next SPRINT class - tomorrow 7.15am. Try it - you might love it!

22/02/2017 - BodyPump 100 Done!!

BODYPUMP 100 - done!

What a massive day and what a massive success! 100 people pumping to the latest and greatest music and to top it off a visit from the man himself LES MILLS... Doesn't get any better! With much gratitude and love to the whole team - not just those on stage but to those behind the scenes, Reception, Fitness Instructors - it could not have been the success without you too...

I'll leave you with some of the fantastic photos as a reminder of the launch - thanks to our Suzy... Here's to the next 100 releases!

Remember BODYPUMP is free to non members for the rest of February.

02/02/2017 - Counting to BodyPump 100

Counting down… BODYPUMP 100 launch

It burns calories and fat, it improves aerobic fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance and also has positive psychological benefits... The secret to BODYPUMP is The Rep Effect a breakthrough in resistance training that is proven to deliver a total body transformation. The Rep Effect throws traditional thinking about lifting heavy weights on its head. It exhausts muscles using light weights, while performing high repetitions...

Using The Rep Effect, BODYPUMP classes give you sculpted shoulders, defined biceps and triceps, strong lean legs, firm glutes and a tight core. Choreography in each of these areas is specifically targeted so you'll burn fat, burn more calories and achieve more meaningful fat loss and muscle fatigue. The end result is that you build strength without building bulk.

In a typical BODYPUMP class you’ll perform between 800 and 1000 reps in a single group workout. That’s more than four times the amount a person can achieve when training alone!

BODYPUMP virgin? Check the timetable and try one today. See you on the 11th!

31/01/2017 - Waitangi Day Gym Hours & Timetable

Waitangi Day
Monday 6th February
Monday, Gym Open 8am - 12pm
NO KIDS ROOM - Saturday, Sunday & Monday
Normal staffed hours and classes on Saturday & Sunday.

23/01/2017 - Auckland Anniversary Hours & Timetable

Auckland Anniversary 
Monday 30th January
Monday, Gym Open 8am - 12pm
NO KIDS ROOM - Saturday, Sunday & Monday

We are open normal hours and classes on Saturday & Sunday.

22/12/2016 - Christmas & New Year Opening Hours & Group Fitness Timetable 2016 - 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR - from everyone at Counties Fitness


Our kids room will be closed from Saturday 24th December and will re-open Monday 16th January 2017.

Normal classes and opening hours resume from Monday 16th January 2017 (12.10pm RPM & SPRINT will re-start Thursday 2nd February 2017.

You can grab this information at reception and ask the team about changing to 24/7 access over the Christmas & New Year break!

12/12/2016 - Kids Room Position Avaliable

Shift up for grabs (starting in the New Year, from Thursday 19th January)

Thursday Night 5pm - 8pm

- Non-paid role, you get a FREE 24/7 membership + great perks.
- Police vetting required.
- Please come down to reception and see Kylie to express your interest and complete an application form.

05/12/2016 - VersaSpa Spray Tan Booth at Counties Fitness

We've had a few members show some surprise that we have a VersaSpa spray tan booth. With summer supposedly on its way... now would be good time to let everyone know!

• Completely private
• Computer controlled with voice guidance
• Great looking natural tan
• Less than 5 minutes from start to finish
• No claustrophobia as the booth has no doors
• $32.50 includes - prep spray, tanning spray & moisturising post spray

A couple of promo pics attached and a couple of "real" pics. One of our booth and one of a brave staff member showing her before and after result (not a great shot but the difference is obvious to see). We've had this machine for a number of years and it's sent many thousands of happy customers away on their holidays looking and feeling great!

No appointment necessary - FAQ at this link http://versaspa.com/about/faq/

29/11/2016 - December Group Fitness Launch

Come join us for the last launch of the Les Mills new releases for 2016 which will be kick of as of Saturday 3rd December. .. Bring a friend for free to any of the launch classes that week and we’ll reward you with a free protein shake… Plus if your friend(s) sign up there’ll be another treat in store for you! All prime-time classes will have protein drinks and bars to sample and your valuable feedback could also win you a little something… So what are you waiting for – find a friend and attend the new releases in December…the more the merrier!

Dates for the class launches are as follows:

Saturday 3/12
Monday 5/12
Tuesday 6/12
Friday 9/12
Monday 12/12
Wednesday 14/12

17/11/2016 - New Equipment arriving soon - StairMaster & HiiTMill

Maybe you've been fortunate enough to have travelled through Europe on your OE. You may even have climbed the Eiffel tower. Now you can relive the pain or better yet get a friend to experience what you went through!

We've had a few requests over the years for a StairMaster but they're eye wateringly expensive new. But when the local volunteer Fire Brigade asks for one what can you do? You bite the bullet and buy two!

We've opted for the more expensive touch screen which features the landmark challenge program - 11 landmark buildings to conquer, although you'll need more than good luck in getting to the top of the mighty Burj Khalifa at 255 stories!

But wait there's more - as past of the negotiations we managed to secure the very first StairMaster HiiTMill in New Zealand. This machine is like a treadmill on steroids. A great training tool for the Fire Brigade and our members.

Arriving in Feb!

15/11/2016 - Stirling Sports Fashion Show

You're all invited to Stirling Sports Fashion Show - a members only exclusive! Clear your diaries for Wednesday 7th December, 6.30 - 8pm and check out the latest range of fitness clothing modeled by some of our own Instructors and members! Special discounts plus drinks and nibbles will make for an awesome pre Christmas evening of fun, fitness and friends. We need to know numbers so please let me know if you're coming and bringing a friend along. Tracey@countiesfitness.co.nz

10/11/2016 - Receptionist/Fitness Instructor Position

Fantastic opportunity at Counties Fitness.

We’re currently looking for a part time Receptionist to join our team. You must be able to work flexible hours and have a minimum of a National Certificate in Fitness (Level 3). Although predominantly a reception role you’ll also be expected to fill in as a Fitness instructor from time to time. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is interested and passionate about the Fitness Industry and could lead on to becoming a Personal Trainer and or Group Fitness instructor. Counties Fitness is Franklin's largest Fitness Club with a large and vibrant membership that help to create a great working environment. You’ll be someone with a happy and outgoing personality ready to engage with our members and give a great impression to prospective new members. You’ll be expected to work unsupervised and have sufficient computer skills to operate our member management software.

If this sounds like an opportunity you’ve been waiting for, then send your application of interest with your CV to kylie@countiesfitness.co.nz or better yet drop it down to Kylie at 151 Manukau Road, Pukekohe.

09/11/2016 - New Class - 4EverFit

In October we celebrated age awareness. It's safe to say that our participants loved the extra challenge of coming to our classes to stay fit and healthy. 
To celebrate their effort over the month we held a morning tea in honor of their hard work! Further, we are pleased to announce that our already popular Golden Class is no longer for just our Golden people. We are rebranding this fantastic class to incorporate a wider range of people.

We introduce... 4EverFit - "a low impact modified class combining many training aspects using bodyweight and equipment. Aimed at those wanting a softer, simpler approach to exercise."

So make sure you come along and experience this class. Every Monday & Friday 10am. Free for members of $5 for non-members!

17/10/2016 - Labour Weekend Hours & Timetable

Labour Weekend
Gym open Monday 24th October | 8am - 12pm
Normal hours and classes on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd
No kids rooms available Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

13/10/2016 - Kids Room Position Avaliable

Shifts up for grabs, you only need to do one of the following shifts available:

| Monday Night 4.50pm - 8pm (working with another person)
| Tuesday Night 5pm - 8pm (working with another person)
| Wednesday Night 4.50pm - 8pm (working with another person)

Non-paid role, you get a FREE 24/7 membership + great perks. 
Police vetting required. 
Please come down to reception and see Sara to express your interest and complete an application form. 

05/10/2016 - 1Zone Personal Training - 8 Week Challenge

Team in response to demand we are excited to offer you an 8 week summer blast challenge
It starts in 11 days so no procrastinating REGISTER TODAY and Tag your friends
Details as Follows :
8 Week Summer Blast Challenge

An 8 week challenge with an emphasis on Physical and Cardiovascular Change.
Starts Saturday October 15th at 7am at Bledisloe Park 
Training Times: Monday 5.30 (outdoors) , Wednesday (gym) 7pm, 
Thursday 6pm (gym/outdoors) Friday 5.30 Outdoors ,Saturday 6am (gym)
You are able to attend As Many sessions as you want.

This is an Individual Challenge and you will be Competing in these Categories.

1) Weight Loss. Male / Female A % of Weight loss based on each individuals starting weight
( A % of fluid loss based on a Tanita Scale Measurement will be factored into this)

2) Physical Change. Girth Measurements ,Photo Change. (before and after), athletic and strength improvements will be the prime factors in this category.
(This is a new category and will recognise Change in 2 Participants EXCLUDING the overall Weight loss and Athletic Winners.

3) Athletic Champion Based on 1 Physical test at 8 am on Saturday the 10th of December
This will be split into 4 gender and age based categories and will be heavily weighted to test Cardiovascular Fitness and Strength 
In Addition there will be incentives/recognition throughout the challenge to reward those putting in the effort and making changes.

Although there are prizes available the emphasis will be on stimulating group trainings to create and force change.
It will be expected that there will be significant weight loss for those that are targeting this. A fitter and leaner body for everybody. 
Some significant strength strength/endurance gains
A better body composition. (That tight pair of pants is no longer tight)
But most importantly a Confident Feeling that we only have when we are happy or content with our Physical Presence.
As such this Challenge is more about 
Pushing Your Individual Barriers/ EachOther over 8 Weeks to Create Change 
Than The Change Its-Self .

Cost $300 Per Person

This Cost Equates to $37.50 per Week and Includes :
- 38 Supervised Group Sessions
- Training Programs
- FB Group
- A Quality 1 Zone Workout Top
-Supplement Discounts
-Prize Giving Sat 10th Dec
Numbers Limited. To Secure a Spot you will need to Register your Interest with Heidi 021741683 or Nigel 021472803 and Pay a $100 non refundable Deposit to
1zone trading trust 02-0404-0042303-00

Heidi Fromm or Nigel Fromm

04/10/2016 - Calling all Powerlifters

Calling all Powerlifters... if you are interested in Powerlifting or keen to compete, member Tony Magilsen is looking at putting a team together. No matter your experience he is looking for people who would be interested. If this sounds like you please private message our Facebook page so we can pass your details onto Tony.

01/10/2016 - October = Age Awareness

October – The month of age awareness

As you grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help energise your mood, increase energy, relieve stress, help you manage symptoms of illness and pain, and improve your overall sense of well-being.

Starting or maintaining a regular exercise routine can be a challenge as you get older. You may feel discouraged by illness, ongoing health problems, or concerns about injuries or falls. Or, if you've never exercised before, you may not know where to begin. Or perhaps you feel exercise is boring or simply not for you.

The team at Counties Fitness, no matter your age or your current physical condition, can help you benefit from exercise while having fun. Come along on Monday’s and Friday’s 10am + get Free Tea and Coffee after class.

28/09/2016 - Why should you take protein supplements?

Why should you take protein supplements? Forget the myths and read below or ask our team for more information.

20/09/2016 - Plant Protein - Coming Soon

16/09/2016 - New Equipment to look forward to

Here's a little something to look forward to... I'm pretty sure most of us are aware of the importance of stretching to improve flexibility and reduce the risk of injury. We probably all know one or two stretches but that's about the limit of it. So the Club has just ordered a True Stretch frame to hopefully encourage more of you to incorporate stretching as part of your fitness regime.

14/09/2016 - Blitz Personal Training - 12 Week Challenge

**Blitz Personal Training - 12 Week Challenge**

Here we go again! It's that time of the year where we prepare keen beans for the coming summer! Time is of the essence! Use this weight loss training program to your advantage to get motivated and get in shape before hitting up the summer holidays.
Like the previous challenges we've held there will be 2 teams (morning and evening). You train 3 times a week (Mon, Wed, Fri) either in the morning 6am or afternoon 6:30pm (only get to choose one of these times). At the end of each month there will be a team face off on the Sat morning (this will replace the Friday training for that week). 
Nutritional booklets will be handed out to guide your eating patterns through this period of time, as well as ongoing online guidance.
For more information regarding price and anything else please hit me up with the contact details provided on the advert. Warren.

30/08/2016 - A Taste of Counties Fitness - Open Day

A Taste of Counties Fitness
|| Saturday 10th September ||
7am - 4pm

* FREE Entry all day
* Membership Special
* Stirling Sports Pop-up Shop
* FREE Kids room available 8am - 3pm
* Latest Les Mills Releases
* Technique Sessions
* Functional Fitness Demo's
* Spot Prizes

Come along and join the fun!

29/08/2016 - 30 days $30

Calling all non-members >>>>>>
This amazing deal is only available for another 2 days! You have until Wednesday 31st August 8.30pm to get in and get this!
After our success over the weekend at the Best in Business awards, we'd like to give the people of Franklin a chance to see what makes us great! So for the month of August we're running a special - 30 days for $30! Plus we'll chuck in 5 free RPM/SPRINT classes!

Valid for people who have not trialled or been a member at Counties Fitness for the past 6 months.

04/08/2016 - Student Workouts - Free and Every Wednesday

Want to be sure your kids are working out, not hanging out when they come to the gym on a Wednesday? Atoni our Fitness and Personal trainer is putting them through their paces. He's set up a fun and challenging workout designed for any student who wants to get involved. It will run every Wednesday from 2.30pm. And.... it's FREE for students who are members!

02/08/2016 - Group Fitness Challenge - Starts 3rd August

We are running a Group Fitness Challenge from Wednesday 3rd August - Wednesday 31st August.

How does it work?
The challenge will run each week from Wednesday - Tuesday and the deal is is that you have to attend one of each program on the timetable once within that week. Meaning, total amount of classes to attend each week is a maximum of 10.
For example, you have to attend one of the following classes within Wednesday - Tuesday:
| BodyStep
| BodyPump
| BodyCombat
| BodyAttack
| CXWorx
| BodyBalance
| Dance Class
| Virtual Classes will be case-by-case and signed off by reception staff.

So a possible week could look like:
Wedneday - 9.30am BodyAttack
Thursday - 12.10pm SPRINT
Friday - 5.30pm GRIT & 6.30pm Dance Class
Saturday - 8am CXWorx & 8.30am BodyCombat
Sunday - 10.10am BodyBalance
Monday - 9.30am BodyStep
Tuesday - 6am RPM & 5.30pm BodyPump

We understand 10 classes can be a lot and not every class fits into everybody's lifestyle. However, it's about trying new classes and to help motivate you over these cold winter months. After you have attended the class the instructor will sign it off.

After each week there will be a draw and second chance draws for people involved. So doesn't matter if you only did 3 classes you still have a chance to WIN. You can join in the fun at anytime during the month.

Some of the staff are getting involved too so you get a chance to work out with them. Don't worry they won't be able to win your prizes!

Collect your Group Fitness Card from reception or for more information see the team.

01/08/2016 - August Deal

After a successful time over the weekend at the Best in Business awards, we would like to give the people of Franklin who haven't been here before a chance to see what makes us great. Therefore, for the month of August we are running a special, 30 days for $30, this will include 5 free RPM/SPRINT classes.
Valid for people who have not trialled or been a member at Counties Fitness for the past 6 months.

| Offer valid until 31st August 2016
| Terms and conditions apply
| Runs for 30 days from time of enrolment

See Reception for more details

29/07/2016 - New Spin Bikes for the Cardio Area

If you ask, you often get at Counties Fitness. Someone mentioned a few weeks ago the four Spin bikes on the gym floor were looking a bit tired. They were right, so out they go and in comes five StarTrac NXT full commercial replacements.

26/07/2016 - Heaters now in Studio 1

Our heaters in Studio 1 have been installed. They will be turned on prior to class to take the chill out of the air. Enjoy :)

21/07/2016 - Kids Room Position Avaliable

Shift up for grabs, you only need to do one of the following shifts:
- Alternate Saturday mornings 8am - 11am (working with another person)
- Alternate Sunday mornings 9am - 11am
- Tuesday Nights 5pm - 8pm

Non-paid role, you get a FREE 24/7 membership + great perks.
Police vetting required.
Please come down to reception and see Sara to express your interest and complete an application form.

15/07/2016 - Renovations happening

We are happy to announce we have started renovations upstairs for new toilets.
For a period of time they may be some disruptions, however access to to the ladies toilets, cardio equipment and Studio 2 is all accessible.
We apologies for any inconveniences.

01/07/2016 - Ride July - SPRINT for Free this month

***RIDE JULY*** 
For the month of July all SPRINT Classes will be FREE!!!

What is SPRINT?
SPRINT is 30-minute High Intensity Interval Training on a bike. It’s built on the sport of cycle sprinting, which means you’ll be taking your training to the next level with a workout that’s all about speed.

SPRINT is not your usual cycle class. It's a quick and hard style of training - short bursts of intensity followed by short periods of active recovery - that will give you fast results with minimal impact on your joints. The payoff is that you will keep burning calories for hours after a good workout.


Born from the sport of cycle sprinting, LES MILLS SPRINT is a 30-minute workout with intensity.

**Please note this excludes RPM.

27/06/2016 - Member Discounts to Local Businesses

A big special mention to all the amazing businesses in Pukekohe who sponsor our Open Days 4 times a year as well as the other local businesses who provide our members with discounts all year round.

| Daniel Overton & Goulding Lawers
| Paasha
| Pita Pit Pukekohe 
Stirling Sports Pukekohe
Town Mouse
| Tyre Shop Pukekohe 
| Balance 
Natural Balance
Essential Massage
| Designer Flowers 
Debbie Lim Photography
Smart Bar Pukekohe
| Pukekohe Chiropractor
| Diosa Hair

23/06/2016 - Kids Room Position Avaliable

KIDS ROOM STAFF WANTED: Shift up for grabs: - Monday nights 5pm - 8pm (working with another person) Non-paid role, you get a FREE 24/7 membership + great perks. Police vetting required. Please come down to reception and see Sara to express your interest and complete and application form.

17/06/2016 - Functional Fitness with Personal Trainer Atoni

Functional Fitness classes with Personal Trainer Atoni.

Mon | Wed | Fri 6am & 4.30pm

Contact Atoni for more details: 
0204 0748 066 | atoni@borntoroar.co.nz

14/06/2016 - Membership Special until Sunday 19th June 1pm

Membership Special
- No Joining Fee
- First 2 weeks free

Valid until Sunday 19th June, 1pm | See reception for details or phone 092381888

10/06/2016 - Reminder - Open Day Saturday 11th June


Saturday 11th June
A Taste of Counties Fitness
Open 7am - 8pm

| No morning classes
| Kids Room Open 12pm - 6pm
| Push/Pull Competition @ 10am so Power lifting area will be out of action
| Classes from 12pm (see below for timetable)
| Stirling Sports pop-up shop from 3pm

03/06/2016 - Taste of Counties Fitness - Saturday 11th June

A Taste of Counties Fitness
Saturday 11th June 2016

Doors open 7am - 8pm
Kids room open 7am - 6pm


Push Pull Fundraising Competition from 10am
Stirling Sports Pop-up Shop from 3pm

Spot Prizes
Membership Specials
After party at Smart Bar from 8pm!


02/06/2016 - Members now get 10% off at...

Here's another benefit for Counties Fitness Members....

We are pleased to announce our new business partnership with Daniel Overton & Goulding Lawyers.

Counties Fitness members are now entitled to 10% off legal fees.

Check out their website for information http://www.doglaw.co.nz

30/05/2016 - Queen's Birthday Hours & Timetable

Queen's Birthday - Monday 6th June.

Gym Open 8am - 12pm. 

No Kids room avaliable all weekend, Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th June. 

Normal classes and hours on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June. 

25/05/2016 - New Group Fitness Classes coming soon

- Live CXWorx Class | Thursday 5.30am
- GRIT Strength | Thursday 6.00am
That's right, every week, Thursday 6.00am will be GRIT STRENGTH!

What is CXWorx?
Exercising muscles around the core, a stronger core makes you better at all things you do, from everyday life to your favourite sports - it’s the glue that holds everything together.
All the moves in CXWORX have options, so it’s challenging but achievable for your own level of fitness. You will work with resistance tubes and weight plates, as well as body weight exercises like crunches, and hovers. You will also get into some hip, butt and lower back exercises.

What to expect in a LES MILLS GRIT STRENGTH workout?
GRIT Strength is a 30-minute high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout, designed to improve strength and build lean muscle. This workout uses barbell, weight plate and body weight exercises to blast all major muscle groups.

10/05/2016 - Results from Members Boxing Match

Brownie would like to thank everyone on behalf of Adrienne Richardson and Claire Nesdale for your support and kind messages. Here is a run down of how Adrienne and Claire got on in their charity boxing match in Tauranga on Saturday 7th May.

"Firstly we had a great time. The event was well done and well run. 1st up fight was Claire Nesdale, mother of 2 vs a well built, younger, taller opponent, personal trainer, mother of 1. The first 2 rounds were a draw, the 3rd round basically punch for punch, and was as close as the first 2 rounds. The 3rd round and fight went to Claire's opponent narrowly, it was a split decision.

2nd fight, Adrienne Richardson, mother of 2, took a whole lot of punishment in the first round, through grit and determination came back strong in the 2nd round. In the 3rd round with nothing left in the tank she called on whatever she had left and took it to her younger opponent of 14 years. Until the final bell it was punch for punch. Adrienne's younger opponent had won too many points in the first 2 rounds, but as a coach I could not be any prouder of Adrienne's effort.

Well done ladies from a proud coach!"

06/05/2016 - Firefighter Sky Tower Challenge

The Firefighter Sky Tower Stair Challenge taking place on Saturday 28 May, 2016, will be in its twelfth year as a fundraiser for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer New Zealand.

Counties Fitness Member Martin Brough will be participating again this year. There is a fundraiser bucket at reception if you would like to donate (every little bit helps).

The event has a total of 850 participants and has grown in awareness and fundraising achievement to be an iconic event recognised around the country. Firefighters participate from around New Zealand, Australia and the USA, competing in a race up 51 flights, or 1,103 Sky Tower steps with participants wearing full firefighting kit weighing 25kg.

04/05/2016 - New Personal Trainer to join the team

We welcome Atoni Toleafoa from Born to Roar onto our Personal Training team here at Counties Fitness. Atoni's methods involve constantly varied functional movements performed at a relatively high intensity. His contagious passion for health and fitness will encourage you to reach your potential and achieve goals you thought were unattainable.
Contact Atoni: 0204 074 8066 or atoni@borntoroar.co.mz
- Personal Trainer
- Gym Instructor
- CrossFit Level 1 Trainer
- Gymnastics Trainer

03/05/2016 - Special Mention

Special Mention....

Personal Training clients of Brownie Kingi; Claire Nesdale and Adrienne Richardson are fighting in a charity boxing match in Tauranga on Saturday 7th May. The charities are: Wish for Fish - where mentally and physically disabled children are taken on fishing trips. Second Charity is homes for mentally and physically abused children.

A special mention to Claire and Adrienne as these two ladies took this event on with only 2 weeks to prepare! Best of luck Claire and Adrienne with your boxing match this Saturday and for fighting for a great cause!

20/04/2016 - Congratulations Megan, Dinelle & Shelly

A MASSIVE Congratulations to Megan, Dinelle and Shelly for their huge achievements over the weekend at the NABBA/WFF West Auckland Champs.

Megan - 1st Nabba Novice Physique

Dinelle - Top 4 WFF Womens Sports Model

Shelly - 5th WFF Womens Sports Model

19/04/2016 - ANZAC Day Hours & Timetable

14/04/2016 - Member Profile - Shelly (Lesieli) Oliver

Shelly is competiting in her first Body Building competition this Saturday. With only a few months of hardcore training she looks amazing! Good luck this weekend Shelly from everyone at Counties Fitness!

Here is what Shelly has to say:

I have been chipping away at my fitness goals for the last 3 years and have lost over 20kgs myself, but this year I decided that I was going to push myself outside of my comfort zone and pursue something that was almost impossible to reach.
12 weeks ago I joined Counties Fitness, met Warren and told him I wanted to get on stage and compete. At the time I was 26% body fat and to get on stage I would need to get down to 12% in 12 weeks, which was going to require a solid plan, hard work and a small miracle!
So here I am, at 12% body fat and about to step on stage. This has been an incredible journey and I will never be the same! It’s so true that the only thing stopping us from achieving our goals is the limitations we place on ourselves. I pursued this goal thinking that I wouldn’t make it, but I was curious to see how far I would get and determined to get to the finish line.
I have put in almost 200 hours of gym time, 100 hours of meal prep time, and 40 hours of practising my routine. This has been one of the hardest goals I have pursued and I just took it day by day, focusing on making each workout, each meal and every choice count.
I am a mother of 3 young children, I run a IT business with my husband, and we have a pretty busy life. I could have easily found an excuse to give up, but there were so many people investing in me and cheering me on, on a daily basis that I was able to find the strength and courage to keep going. 
Thank you, to my husband and children for their unconditional love, commitment, dedication and belief in me. Their encouragement has made achieving this goal all the more fulfilling. Whenever I was feeling discouraged my husband (and second coach) would say to me that “the only person stopping me from getting on stage was myself, no one else”. 
Thank you to my coach Warren who has guided my physical transformation better than anyone! I have really had to trust him as a coach and he hasn’t let me down. I tell people I have lost fat and gained muscle by tripling the amount of food I normally eat, re-introducing carbs, and having an occasional meal off! I have thrived under Warren’s coaching because he has encouraged ‘balance’ between training, eating, sleeping and still being able to have fun with my family. Thank you Warren for both enabling and challenging me to chase this goal as hard and as fast as I wanted to. 
Thank you to Counties Fitness who let me volunteer in the crèche and in return gave me unlimited crèche & a free membership. This has been the make or break for me as I train 5-6 times a week and my kids have to come to the gym with me. Believe it or not, my kids have never complained about going to the gym crèche, instead they complain when I take rest days! 
Thank you to the girls that will be on stage with me for your support, inspiration & encouragement! And Thank you to everyone I bump into at the gym on a daily basis who make working out at the gym a lot of fun!

13/04/2016 - Member Profile - Dinelle Callander

Dinelle is competition in her first Body Building competition this weekend. These photos are her current before and after progress. Good luck this weekend Dinelle from everyone at Counties Fitness.
Here is what Dinelle has to say:
"Before and after photos are a great way to see how far you have come and mine speak volumes! There is about one year between these two images and approx 16kgs.

I have been coming to Counties Fitness on and off for around 6-7 years now. In this time I have also participated in two 12 week challenges between kids. My weight has always ?uctuated and little speed bumps in life haven’t helped.

A year ago, with the guidance of Personal Trainer, Warren, I decided to get into weight training to aid weight loss. We then set a goal of getting on stage. Family commitments meant I had to postpone my stage debut once but I will ?nally be getting up there this Saturday along side some amazing women!

Training has been long and intense with most of my spare time being at the gym I have had to make a lot of sacri?ces! It has all been totally worth it though and I can’t wait to get up on stage and then have some much needed down time with my family xx"

12/04/2016 - Member Profile - Megan Ashe

Megan is competing in her second competition this weekend. These photos are her before and after comparison from her last competition last year. We will keep you updated on her results. Good luck this weekend Megan from everyone at Counties Fitness!

Here is what Megan has to say:

"Wow when I look at these 2 photos it reminds me of how far I have come.
The before photo was the beginning of my first challenge with Counties Fitness. From this challenge I met my current trainer Warren Young and so my journey began.
He saw something in me that has turned out to be the best thing thats ever happened.
I have trained at counties regularly over the years and done many different classes and challenges to mix it up and keep me motivated.
Along the way I have met some amazing trainers and friends and I now feel at home in the gym
My decision to do the body building came after the diagnosis of my 8 year old daughter with Type 1 Diabetes, I was also made redundant from my job 8 weeks later
I spent 6 months in a really dark place, eating and drinking to get me through. What I realised was that I needed to be a role model for my family and so the decision to do a competition began
There is over 20kgs difference between these photos, I have completely turned my life around
I feel like I did at 25. This has been one of the hardest things I have ever done.
Somedays I train twice a day, but I feel strong and healthy and proud.
On Saturday I will get on stage for the 2nd time in 5 months, with a bunch of like minded girls I have met along the way
I am 45, have 3 children and work full-time, Anything is possible. Yes its hard, Yes I question myself often, but I have learnt so much about myself along the way.
Never give up xxx"

01/04/2016 - Special April Offer

Valid 1st April 2016 - 30th April 2016 (4pm)

- You MUST be 18yrs and older to enter the competition.
- If you join, you MUST be a member for a member for a minimum of 3 months.
- RPM/SPRINT not transferable for cash.
- Terms and conditions apply.

23/03/2016 - NZ Boxer boxing supplies for sale

We now stock and sell NZ Boxer boxing gloves, speed wraps and wraps. Variety of weights, colours and sizes. All selling for great prices.

18/03/2016 - New Class - Step Athletic


BodyStep Athletic tonight @ 6.00pm 
Studio 2 with Tracey
30 minute 'HIIT (High intensity interval training) on a step' class followed up by CXWorx @ 6.30pm

See you there!!

17/03/2016 - Easter Weekend Hours & Timetable

Easter Weekend Timetable

Gym Open: Friday 25th 8am - 12pm & Saturday 26th 8am - 12pm
CLOSED: Sunday 27th & Monday 28th March

Kids Room is closed: Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

09/03/2016 - Boxing Bags are up

Here's your chance to unleash the beast within! The new boxing rig is up and running! Group classes are happening now with Robbie and Brownie.

Robbie's Classes
$10 per session

Monday 6pm - BoxFit
Monday 7pm - BoxSpar

Wednesday 6am - BoxFit

Friday 6pm - BoxFit
Friday 7pm - BoxSpar

Contact Robbie - 02102215896

Brownie's Classes
$8 per session

Tuesday 12pm 
Thursday 6.30pm

Contact Brownie - 0221630583

**Please note that you contact Robbie or Brownie directly. Additional entry fee into the gym is required for non Counties Fitness members attending classes. 

26/02/2016 - Updated Group Fitness Timetable

Updated Group Fitness Timetable Effective 1st March 2016 Note some changes: - The gym will now be open/staffed from 7am - 4pm on Saturdays. - The Kids Room hours still remain the same; opening 8am - 11.30am. - GRIT is now free, no bookings required.
RPM Has gone down in price for members: - $5 casually - 10 x Concession card = $40 - 5 x Concession card = $20 - Bookings still essential
SPRINT First two weeks free (from Tuesday 1st March - Thursday 10th March) - $5 casually (members price) - 10 x Concession card = $40 - 5 x Concession card = $20 - Bookings essential

25/02/2016 - Who's here on Saturday 27th Feb - Open Day

Who's here on Saturday at our Open Day?

Stirling Sports Pop up Shop
- from 10am
- cash & eftpos avaliable
- anyone can come along and shop

Caci Clinic Pukekohe
- from 10am
- show casing their current specials
- sign ups and prize draw

Fundraiser - Cake Sale & Sausage Sizzle
- from 8.30am 
- bacon & egg babs
- sausages
- drinks
- baked goods

24/02/2016 - Sprint Classes on Timetable

Here is a little sneak peak of the new timetable which is out this Friday.

If you can't make the launch of our new Les Mills Sprint Class this Saturday at our open day, we will be trialling 3 classes on the timetable with the potential to put more on in the future: 
Tues 9am | Wed 6am | Thurs 12.10pm

These classes start next week from Tuesday 1st March. Bookings essential as this class will be free for the first 2 weeks (Tuesday 1st March - Thursday 10th March). 

16/02/2016 - Open Day - Saturday 27th February

Doors open: 7am - 4pm
Saturday 27th February 2016
Theme: White

We're talking...
- Brand new Les Mills Sprint Programme
- We welcome back Sh'Bam
- We introduce BodyStep Athletic
- Boxing Class Demo's with Robbie & Brownie
- STIRLING SPORTS Pop-up Shop from 10am
- Spot Prizes
- Membership Specials
- The latest Les Mills releases
- After Party

12/02/2016 - Sh'Bam Starts Friday 19th February

Sh'Bam Starts: 
Friday 19th February 
6.30pm - 7.15pm

11/02/2016 - Open Day - Coming Soon

29/01/2016 - Auckland Anniversary Hours & Timetable

Normal hours and timetable on Saturday 30th January and Sunday 31st January. 

28/01/2016 - 1Zone Personal Training - Couples Challenge

Couples Challenge. You’re only as good as your weakest link

An 8 week challenge with an emphasis on Physical and Cardiovascular Change.
Starts Monday 15th February
Training Times. Monday 6pm, Wednesday 7pm, Friday 7 pm, Saturday 6am 
Training sessions will be a combination of indoor and outdoor.
You are able to attend As Many sessions as you want.

A "Couple” is ANY 2 people * (male/female) and All results will be based on a Combined Result.
* (female/female couples will be accepted at our discretion)
You will be competing in these Categories.
Weight Loss. A Combined % of Weight loss (A % of fluid loss based on a Tanita Scale Measurement will be factored into this)
Cardiovascular Challenge - Beep Test plus Endurance Run 
Strength Challenge Gym Based Weights 
Girth Measurements
Photo Change. (Before and after)

In Addition there will be incentives/recognition throughout the challenge to reward those putting in the effort and making changes.

Although there are prizes available the emphasis will be on stimulating group trainings and the "Couples Dynamic" to create and force change.
It will be expected that there will be significant weight loss for those that are targeting this. A fitter and leaner body for everybody. 
Some significant strength strength/endurance gains
A better body composition. (That tight pair of pants is no longer tight)
But most importantly a Confident Feeling that we only have when we are happy or content with our Physical Presence.
As such this Challenge is more about Supporting a Mate / Each Other over 8 Weeks to Create Change - Than the Change Itself.

Cost $300 Per Person (A Percentage goes back into a Prize Pool)
* A Discount of $25 PP Applies to those that Have done a Previous 1Zone Challenge
30 Supervised Group Sessions
Training Programs
FB Group
Individual Nutritional Checks Guidance and Accountability
A Quality 1 Zone Workout Top
Numbers Limited. To Secure a Spot you will need to Register your Interest with Heidi and Nigel and Pay a $100 non-refundable Deposit.
* As per past challenges this will be Full well before the Start Date and as per past challenges Procrastinators Will miss out.

Any Queries Heidi. 021741683. Nigel 021472803

25/01/2016 - Coming Soon: SH'BAM

SH'BAM Class coming soon!

What's SH'BAM....?
A fun, addictive, latin-inspired workout. SH'BAM is the perfect way to shape up and let your inner star out - even if your dance challenged!

21/01/2016 - Blitz Personal Training - 12 Week Challenge

A new year comes with a need to get fit and healthy! We are restarting the 12 week challenge this year on the 23rd of February! 

There are 3 sessions a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) which are all outdoor. This training program is suitable for individuals whose fitness level are beginner to intermediate. If you are injured in anyway we can provide alternative exercises so you don't lose out! 
Throughout the challenge you can only choose to do 6:00am or 6:30pm sessions. Each day will have a different trainer so there's always something different! There will also be an end of month team challenge where the morning and evening team face off against each other! Uniform for each team provided of course.

There is an online system available so trainers can keep track of your daily nutrition and provide instant feedback. We will also be giving out nutritional and training booklets for you to keep.

There are 32 spaces in total (16 spaces in the morning, and 16 at night). For price and any questions please send an email to warren-young@hotmail.com, PM me, or contact 0211035140. Look forward to hearing from you!

19/01/2016 - NEW: Boxing Classes


Starting Wednesday 3rd February, 6.00am
Cost $10 per class or do back to back classes for $15 
(BoxFit followed by BoxSpar on a Monday & Friday)
- These prices are for current Counties Fitness Members. Non-members price is different.

Phone, email or text Robbie
021 0221 5896

18/01/2016 - Kids Room Position


Shifts up for grabs:

- Monday morning 9am - 11am (working with another person) 


- Wednesday Night 5pm - 8pm


Non-paid role, you get a FREE 24/7 membership + great perks.

Police vetting required. 

Please come down to reception and express your interest and complete an application form.

13/01/2016 - Something big is happening in the Gym today...

We introduce something new to Counties Fitness....
Yes, our very own Boxing Ring!

12/01/2016 - New Personal Trainer - Kat Scott

For those looking for help with their 2016 goals, I'm pleased to announce the arrival of a new Personal Trainer at the Club, joining our star studded lineup!

Katheryn (Kat), gives the members yet more choice and we wish her well.

11/01/2016 - Golden Class - Restarts Friday 29th January

Friendly reminder that our Monday and Friday 10.30am Golden Class is due to re-start in 2016 on Friday 29th January, 10.30am. 

11/01/2016 - 12.10pm RPM Classes

12.10pm RPM: 
Please note that Tuesday and Thursday 12.10pm RPM classes start back on Tuesday February 2nd.

23/12/2015 - Christmas & New Year Opening Hours & Group Fitness Timetable 2015 - 2016

Kids Room is closed from Monday 21st December 2015. Re-opens Monday 11th January 2016.


21/12/2015 - Christmas Visitor Specials

Reminder: This Christmas special finishes this THURSDAY 24th December! We are open normal hours until Thursday; open Thursday 5.30am - 12pm. You need to see the team at reception before 12pm Thursday to get this deal, you don't want to miss out.

02/12/2015 - Christmas Vouchers Available

Stuck on a gift idea? Need an affordable present? We have 1 month standard membership vouchers available, and they make great Christmas presents. These vouchers are valued at $104 so $49 is an awesome deal. There are some terms & conditions so see reception for more details.

01/12/2015 - Christmas Visitor Specials

Family, Friends, Students, Non-members... only here temporarily in December? We have some great membership options available for you that won't break the bank! Pop down and see us at reception to find out more. These prices are available from 1st December - 24th December 2015. Terms and conditions apply.

27/11/2015 - New Power Lifting Equipment has arrived

Santa made an early appearance today. Just what we wanted, thanks Santa! For those in the know Eleiko is considered the gold standard in the Olympic and Powerlifting world - you simply cannot buy better.

As you can see it's still a blank canvas but that'll be changing very quickly over the next few weeks.

10/11/2015 - Golden Class featured in the Franklin County News

Our Golden Class featured in the Franklin County News today. If you don't know what the Golden Class is, it is a low impact impact cardio/strength & conditioning class designed for the senior community. This class is on every Monday & Friday 10.30am and you don't have to be a member to come along. It's only $5 per class which includes a free tea or coffee after class.

09/11/2015 - New Extension Update - The Warped Wall

It's been a bit quiet lately. But behind the scenes work has been progressing on the new extension. We like to do things a little differently here at Counties Fitness to simulate and motivate our members. So without further ado I give you the Warped wall! To beat it you'll need to challenge yourself both mentally and physically. It is intimidating in the flesh... Your height and gender will have no bearing on your chance of success - here's 5ft (1.52m) Kacy Catanzaro showing how easy it is....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxTsX0YH5YU

27/10/2015 - New Trial Class - Combat Thursday 6am

19/10/2015 - Labour Day Hours & Timetable


Normal classes & hours on Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October.

Monday 26th October we are open 8am - 12pm. These hours apply to members/non-members on Standard and Off Peak Memberships. Does not effect 24/7 memberships.

15/10/2015 - Age Awareness

~~ Age Awareness at Counties Fitness ~~

Do you and your family want to stay fit, healthy, strong and mobile for as long as possible?

A regular exercise program provides many health benefits including improved blood pressure, reduced risk of diabetes, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and in addition strength training will make your muscles, bones, tendons and ligaments stronger and your joints less prone to injury.

At Counties Fitness we offer a Golden Class for those in the senior community, and those starting out on their fitness journey or returning to fitness after a break. The Golden Class offers a fun, low impact, interactive class.

Classes are Monday & Friday mornings @ 10.30am and for non-members just $5 per class includes coffee/tea afterwards.

We’ve got some fun stuff happening in the classes on Friday 16th October, Monday 19th October, Friday 23rd October with some spot prizes drawn in class on Friday 30th October

So get your Mum, Dad, grandparents on board – bring them in, introduce them to the Golden Class and show them around your favourite place - Counties Fitness!!

05/10/2015 - Still Wanted: Kids Room Staff


From October we are looking for ladies to do our Kids Room.

Shifts up for grabs:

- Tuesday night 5pm - 8pm


- Wednesday Night 5pm - 8pm


Non-paid role, you get a FREE 24/7 membership + great perks.

Police vetting required.

Please come down to reception and express your interest and complete an application form.

21/09/2015 - Kids Room Staff Wanted


From October we are looking for ladies to do our Kids Room.
Shifts up for grabs:...

- Tuesday night 5pm - 8pm
- Wednesday Night 5pm - 8pm
Non-paid role, you get a FREE 24/7 membership + great perks.

Police vetting required.
Please come down to reception and express your interest and complete an application form.

17/09/2015 - Membership Deal - only until Sunday 20th September

Counties Fitness have a limited membership offer available. If you join before Sunday 20th September, 1.00pm you can get no joining fee and have the first 2 weeks free. See reception for more details. Be in quick!

16/09/2015 - New Start Time for Sunday BodyBalance

Sunday BodyBalance now starts at 10.10am. Check out the full timetable:


11/09/2015 - Free Wifi at Counties Fitness

This is what the fast lane of the internet looks like! We know because the Club just got hooked up to fibre. So I've just given the Free WiFi here at the Gym a bit of a tune up and opened up the speed tap to double normal home broadband speeds. Enjoy!

10/09/2015 - Changed to Group Fitness Timetable

We have made some changed to our extensive Group Fitness Timetable.

- Tuesday 6am BodyStep has moved to Tuesday 9.30am in Studio 2

- NEW BodyPump Class starting, Wednesday 6pm for 30mins in Studio 2

Check out our full timetable under the Group Fitness tab at the top of the page.

09/09/2015 - Saturday Open Day - What's happening

04/09/2015 - Open Day Timetable - Saturday 12th September 2015

OPEN DAY Saturday 12th September 2015, doors open 8am


- Stirling Sports Pop-up shop will be here...
- Town Mouse Food tasters available
- Cake Sale to help fundraise for a good cause
- Fire Fighters out front fundraising with a sausage sizzle
- Spot Prizes
- Membership specials

So much going on in one day - see you there!

01/09/2015 - Father's Day Vouchers

Wondering what to get your dad for Father's Day?

Counties Fitness have a great gift idea for your Dad! Get him a 1 month Standard Membership for only $50. This voucher is valued at $104.00.

With the voucher he can get a free programme and assessment with one of our qualified gym instructors.

See reception for more details and to purchase.

Terms & Conditions may apply.

28/08/2015 - August 30 Days for $30

We have 4 days left on our August Promotion - 30 days for $30. Please see reception if you are interested in trailing Counties Fitness for 30 days.

This includes 5 free GRIT Classes and 5 Free RPM Rides during your 30 days.

Offer ends Monday 31st August, 8.30pm.

Terms and conditions may apply.

26/08/2015 - Daddofil Day - Friday 28th August

-- Daffodil Day this Friday 28th August --
Lets support this great cause - wear yellow and bring along a gold coin donation to any class on Friday.

Daffodil Day is the Cancer Society's annual flagship event in the country. As well as providing an opportunity to raise awareness of cancer in New Zealand, Daffodil Day is a major funding source for the Cancer Society.
The donations they receive go towards vital scientific research into the causes and treatment of all types of cancer, as well as providing a wide range of support services, information, health promotion and education programmes to reduce cancer risk, awareness campaigns and programmes for people affected by cancer.
Please support the Cancer Society!

04/08/2015 - Programmes & Assessments for Members

Are you wanting to start using our free weights, machines and barbells but not sure how? Have a goal in mind, but not sure how to achieve it?

Did you know you're entitled to a free programme and assessment with your membership. This is with one of our friendly gym instructors. They can assist you with your training goal whether it's gain strength, lose weight, gain muscle .... even a planned event or if you're trying to get into the police force.

What's involved? An assessment on our Tanita Scales reading muscle mass, body fat %, water retention, metabolic age plus more. Then our gym instructor will go through your goals and give you a specific individual program to follow with either our weights and/or cardio equipment. After the consolation, this information is recorded on a card for you. This program can be updated every 6 - 8 weeks for free.

All you need to do is book in at reception!

03/08/2015 - Virtual CXWorx

Virtual CXWorx is back up and running in Studio 2.

01/08/2015 - August Promotion 30 days $30

Been trying to get a friend or family member to join you at the gym??

For the month of August non-members can purchase 30 days for $30, receive 5 x free RPM classes and 5 x free GRIT classes!

Terms and conditions apply.

28/07/2015 - Updated Group Fitness Timetable

Updated Group Fitness Timetable


GRIT Monday 6am - Last class Monday 3rd August

CXWorx Monday 5pm - Moved to Studio 1...

BodyBalance Thursday 6am - No longer on the timetable

Virtual CXWorx - Monday & Friday 10.40am Studio 2

Virtual CXWorx is still temporarily unavailable but we hope to have it back up and running again next week!

27/07/2015 - August Group Fitness Challenge


Members and non-members, we are running a Group Fitness Challenge for the month of August.

AIM: To do as many classes as you can in the month of August....

- This is your chance to step out of your comfort zone and try classes you haven't before!

FIRST PRIZE: A golf day a Kaye Maxwell's Golf Club for you and 3 friends. This prize includes a golf lesson, free ball and golf club hire + nibbles and bubbles at the end.

There will also be spot prizes handed out in classes this month.

Have a friend who is interested but isn't a member? They can join in on the competition and pay $30 for 30 days (terms and conditions apply).

Collect your Group Fitness Passport from reception and see them for any questions. You can join in on the challenge at anytime during the month of August, however the sooner you get to classes and get them signed off the higher the chances of winning!

Challenge starts Saturday 1st August, finishes Monday 31st August.

22/07/2015 - Blitz Personal Training 12 Week Challenge

It's that time again! The time when winter passes and summer is coming around the corner. But before it arrives we want to get in shape! 3 words.... 12 Week Challenge!

There are 3 sessions a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) which are all outdoor. This training program is suitable for individuals whose fitness level are beginner to intermediate. If you are injured in anyway we can provide alternative exercises so you don't lose out!

Throughout the challenge you can onl...y choose to do 6:00am or 6:30pm sessions. Each day will have a different trainer so there's always something different! There will also be an end of month team challenge where the morning and evening team face off against each other! Uniform for each team provided of course.

There is an online system available so trainers can keep track of your daily nutrition and provide instant feedback. We will also be giving out nutritional and training booklets for you to keep.

There are 32 spaces in total (16 spaces in the morning, and 16 at night). For price and any questions please send an email to warren-young@hotmail.com, PM me, or contact 0211035140. Look forward to hearing from you!

20/07/2015 - Virtual CXWorx

Due to a projector malfunction, Virtual CXWorx will be postponed until further notice.

16/07/2015 - Up & coming & exciting things on the way to Counties Fitness

You know when I look at our Facebook page it wouldn't surprise me if people thought all we do is Les Mills group fitness. If you weren't a member you might not know we're also the biggest show in town when it comes to strength training, that we have Sky TV on all our cardio equipment, offer free WiFi, the largest selection of quality strength equipment, over 60 pairs of dumbbells, a great team of Personal Trainers - I could go on all day... But with all the excitement over the new ...Group Fitness area the rest of the Club has been lost in all the noise....


Here's your first sneak peek at what will become one of Auckland's premier strength training facilities. We're adding another 450sqm of floor space to our existing strength area. I'm attaching a very early design of the new area and it'll evolve a great deal more before we sign off on it. As with everything we do, we buy the very best. Eleiko bars and plates - the gold standard. Hammer Strength machines - gold standard. Custom built boxing ring and cage from Metal Athletics. If you're into lifting iron, pushing iron, being physically challenged - mentally challenged, functional training - boxing training, getting fit - keeping fit, all in a stimulating world class training facility then we have just the thing. We're even going to incorporate some of the classic challenges from the hit TV show American Ninja warriors!

Remember sharing is caring - share this post and you're in the draw for 1 month free for a friend (must not be a current member) and one of the following: 10 x protein shakes, 10 x RPM rides or 10 x Grit sessions.

We'll be keeping you all updated with a steady stream of images as the layout continues to take shape.

14/07/2015 - Shout out to our Local Businesses

A big shout out to our local businesses who give our Counties Fitness Members discounts everyday:

- Athlete's Edge - 10% off

- Paasha - 10% off

- Pita Pit - 10% off

- Stirling Sports - 10% off

- Town Mouse - 10% off salads, smoothies & juices

- Tyre Shop Pukekohe - 10% off & $50 wheel alignments.

(show your swipe card to get the discounts)

Also, we can't forget our other local business who give us awesome spot prizes every Open Weekend:

- Smart Bar

- Diosa Hair

- Pukekohe Chiropractor

- Designer Flowers

- Natural Balance

- Essential Massage

- Caci Clinic

- Anna S

07/07/2015 - New CXWorx Class on the timetable

We have a new evening CXWORX class which starts Wednesday 8th July at 6.30pm in Studio 2.

What is CXWORX?

CXWORX really hones in on the torso and sling muscles that connect your upper body to your lower body. It’s ideal for tightening your tummy and butt, while also improving functional strength and assisting in injury prevention. It’ll help you run faster … play harder … stand stronger! No ordinary workout, CXWORX hits many of the top fitness trends: Core training; Strength training and Functional fitness. Highly-trained instructors explain the science behind each exercise and challenge you to reach beyond your limits. Like all LES MILLS programs, a new CXWORX class is released every three months with fresh music and choreography. Class duration 30minutes.

03/07/2015 - Combat goes off on launch day!

02/07/2015 - New GRIT Classes on the Timetable

New GRIT classes coming!!!!

We have 3 new GRIT classes being added to our timetable from next week, Monday 6th July:

- Monday morning 6.00am with Kylie

- Tuesday night 6.00pm with Davinia

- Saturday morning 8.00am with Tame & Warren

GRIT is a 30 minute high intensity interval training class. Class numbers are smaller in size and work more along the basis of a small group training session. Options are provided so you can start low and as you get fitter take higher options and begin to move with more speed

If you've been thinking about trying GRIT now is the time to do it- your first GRIT class is free, concessions are $30 for 10 GRIT visits or $4 per class (members prices) non-member prices $15 per class.

01/07/2015 - Open Weekend Prize Winners

Open Weekend Prize Winners - CONGRATULATIONS to.....

2.8kg Protein Bucket - Stephen South

3 Months Free Standard Membership (non-member draw) - Wendy Vlaar

Facebook Like & Share Competition (1 Months Free Membership) - Sian Nobel-Campbell

Anna S Styling and High Tea Voucher (Valued at $1200) - Victoria Piahana

29/06/2015 - Winner of our April Promo

A BIG CONGRADULATIONS to Suzanne Szilagyi for winning our April Promo:

A Luxury Escape to SkyCity Auckland to the value of $500:

One night in a Deluxe King or Twin room at SKYCITY Hotel


Bottle of chilled Méthode Champenoise and gift box of chocolates on arrival

3-course set dinner menu for two at Orbit Revolving Restaurant (excludes wine and beverages)

Free Sky Tower entry to Main Observation Level for two (when dining at Orbit 360 Dining)

Buffet breakfast for two at Fortuna

Late checkout of 1pm

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi

22/06/2015 - Grand Opening Weekend Details & Timetable

The grand opening of our new studios is coming this Saturday, 27th June!!!

Doors open 8am and it's free entry all day - bring along your friends and family - awesome spot prizes and member/non-member prize draws.

16/06/2015 - 1Zone Personal Training - Couples Challenge

1Zone Personal Training - Couples Challenge. Your only as good as your weakest link

An 8 week challenge with an emphasis on Physical and Cardiovascular Change.

Starts Monday 29th June

Training Times. Monday 6pm Nigel, Wednesday 1pm Heidi, Wednesday 7pm Nigel Thursday 6pm Heidi, Friday 1 pm Nigel, Friday 6pm Heidi. Saturday 6am Nigel...

Most training sessions will be indoors # and based at Counties Fitness so you will need to be a gym member.

# (There may be the odd session outdoors To be Advised)

You are able to attend As Many sessions as you want.

A "Couple" is Any 2 people and All results will be based on a Combined Result.

You will be Competing in these Categories.

Weight Loss. A Combined % of Weight loss ( A % of fluid loss based on a Tanita Scale Measurement will be factored into this)

Cardiovascular Challenge - Beep Test. Endurance Run * Saturday 22 August

Strength Challenge Gym Based Weights Based * Saturday 22 August

(* An alternate testing time may be offered )

Girth Measurements

Photo Change. (before and after)

In Addition there will be incentives/recognition throughout the challenge to reward those putting in the effort and making changes.

Although there are prizes available the emphasis will be on stimulating group trainings and the "Couples Dynamic" to create and force change.

It will be expected that there will be significant weight loss for those that are targeting this. A fitter and leaner body for everybody.

Some significant strength strength/endurance gains

A better body composition. (That tight pair of pants is no longer tight)

But most importantly a Confident Feeling that we only have when we are happy or content with our Physical Presence.

As such this Challenge is more about Supporting a Mate / Each Other over 8 Weeks to Create Change - Than The Change Its Self .

Cost $300 Per Person (A Percentage goes back into a Prize Pool)

Numbers Limited. To Secure a Spot you will need to Register your Interest with Heidi and Nigel and Pay a $100 non refundable Deposit.

As per past challenges This will be Full well before the Start Date and as Per past challenges Procrastinators Will miss out.

Any Queries Heidi. 021741683. Nigel 021472803

12/06/2015 - Maybe we've gone to far....

The speakers were installed for the new Group Fitness studio last night. They're probably a little larger than most people were expecting :) But we like to cover all the bases here at Counties Fitness. The distributor tells us they're suitable for audiences of up to 10,000. In other words perfect for Heidi's Tuesday morning Pump class!

To celebrate the opening of the new studio we're planning on having an opening party on the evening of Saturday the 27th of June. Tickets will be available to members plus partner only. Numbers will be strictly limited to avoid disappointment you'll need to act quickly and put your name down at reception. A cash bar will be operating and nibbles will be provided. More details available next week.

26/05/2015 - Netball Training Programme

• Upfront payment of $60 is required before 3rd June. This cannot be paid off at $10 per week

• 6 Week Gym membership is for Standard Hours only

• Membership starts 3rd June and will finish 15th July

• Over 15yrs only

• All the benefits of the Netball Promo are no-transferrable, meaning you cannot transfer the RPM / GRIT / 6 week membership to anyone else

• For netball players who play at Pukekohe Netball Centre only. Non-netball players may register but is on a case-by-case basis and will need to be confirmed by Kylie / Caroline

• Training sessions will be help every Wednesday 6pm starting Wednesday 3rd June

• No obligation to join Counties Fitness after the 6 weeks – however if they do want to join, netball players will be entitled to their corporate discount:

- No Joining Fee

- First 2 weeks Free

- 20% Off any membership type

To register please email caroline@countiesfitness.co.nz or private message our Facebook page.

19/05/2015 - Queens Birthday Weekend Timetable & Opening Hours

29/04/2015 - Membership Special - Finishes 30th April 8.30pm

1 DAY LEFT to get our best deal ever!!! You have until Thursday 30th April 8.30pm to join Counties Fitness and get the following:

- No Joining Fee

- First 4 weeks Free

- 10 FREE RPM Rides (valued at $50)...

- 10 FREE GRIT Classes (valued at $30)


Go into the Draw to win a Luxury Escape for 2 to SkyCity Auckland valued at over $500.

T&C Apply.

28/04/2015 - Kids Room Position

We are currently looking for a lady to do our Kids Room. Shift up for grabs:

- Thursday night 5pm - 8pm

Non-paid role, you get a FREE 24/7 membership + great perks....

Police vetting required.

See reception for application forms or phone 09238188.

20/04/2015 - ANZAC Timetable

17/04/2015 - 45 minute Class Format

Starting next week:

16/04/2015 - Kids Room Position

We are currently looking for some ladies to do our Kids Room. Shifts up for grabs:

- Thursday night 5pm - 8pm


- Saturday 8am - 11.30am (alternative Saturdays)


Non-paid role, you get a FREE 24/7 membership + great perks.

Police vetting required.

See reception for application forms.

13/04/2015 - Prize Winners - Open Weekend March 2015

Congratulations to our March 2015 Open Weekend Prize Winners:

Jeremy Evans - 3 Months Free Standard Membership

Brittany Ross - 1 Month Free Standard Membership

Troy Michie - 2.8kg Tub Protein (valued at $215.90)

Jane Walkley - 750ml Tub Orange Chocolate Chip

Look out in June 2015 for our next Open Weekend.

08/04/2015 - Personal Training Special

1Zone Personal Trainer Heidi Fromm has a special for the month of April. If you are a new member to Counties Fitness she is offering one-off Personal Training Sessions for $30 (normally valued at $50 per one PT or $60 for a double).

If you are interested please contact Heidi Fromm 021741683

01/04/2015 - April Membership Deal


Join this month and go into the Draw to win a Luxury Escape for 2 to SkyCity Auckland valued at over $500.

City Package Luxury Escape:

One night in a Deluxe King or Twin room at SKYCITY Hotel

Bottle of chilled Méthode Champenoise and gift box of chocolates on arrival

3-course set dinner menu for two at Orbit Revolving Restaurant (excludes wine and beverages)

Free Sky Tower entry to Main Observation Level for two (when dining at Orbit 360  Dining)

Buffet breakfast for two at Fortuna

Late checkout of 1pm

Valet parking

Free Wi-Fi

BUT WAIT when you join… You also get:

- No Joining Fee

- First 4 weeks FREE

- 10 x FREE RPM Rides

- 10 x FREE GRIT Classes

Offer ends 30th April 2015 8.30pm (Terms and conditions apply)

Contact reception for more information 09 238 1888

26/03/2015 - RPM 5 Concession Card

RPM fanatics' can now purchase a 5 Concession Card from reception for $25 (applies to Counties Fitness Members only).

24/03/2015 - Easter Weekend Hours & Timetable

23/03/2015 - RPM & GRIT Member Concession Cards

Calling all Counties Fitness members who are RPM & GRIT fanatics’, from today when you purchase an RPM Concession card or a GRIT concession card you get an extra class free. This will be automatically loaded when you purchase a concession card from reception.

RPM concession cards, 10 rides for $50; One-off member ride is $7

GRIT concession cards, 10 classes for $30; One-off member class is $4

19/03/2015 - Open Weekend Timetable; 21st & 22nd March

11/03/2015 - BodyPump Tech Talk

Kicking off this round of new releases from March 21st & 22nd March we'll be focusing on BODYPUMP technique; the do's and don'ts of the worlds most popular weights based class. This will ensure for a safer and more successful workout each time. Nigel will be hosting 9am - 9.20am Thursday 19th March & Thursday 26th March. All questions will be answered and whether you're a regular or a newbie it'll worth attending.

10/03/2015 - BodyCombat Orange Friday, 13th March

09/03/2015 - Support to Local Firefighters

Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March:

Come along and support our local firefighters with a gold coin donation as they prepare for this year's Sky Tower Climb in May. There will be a unique opportunity to experience a mini stair climb using their gear and equipment as well as a sausage sizzle, this will all be happening outside the front of our Club.

03/03/2015 - Member Discount - Athlete's Edge

We have a new relationship with another local business in Pukekohe! Counties Fitness Members are now entitled to 10% Discount (excludes sale items) at Athlete's Edge.

Athlete's Edge Cycle and Run Store sells Specialized Bikes, Saucony Running Shoes, Merrell Running, 2XU Compression and Active Wear. They also do bike maintenance and for all you RPM riders, he stocks RPM shoes.

Athlete's Edge is on 15 Wesley Street, Pukekohe, open Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm; Saturday 8am - 3pm. For more information check out their Facebook page or call Andrew on 09 239 3777.

02/03/2015 - Open Weekend Timetable

Counties Fitness Open Weekend, Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd March. Free entry all weekend. 
Please bring a gold coin to help donate to our local firefighters who are doing the Sky Tower Climb in May. They will be here cooking the sausage sizzle, and if you want to take up the challenge and try all their gear on and climb some stairs that will be available.

26/02/2015 - Kids Room Positions Avaliable

Counties Fitness are looking for 2 Volunteers for their Kids Room; Monday night 5pm - 8pm, or Thursday morning 9am - 11.15am Immediate start. Non-paid role, but you get a FREE 24/7 membership + benefits. Must be over 18yrs old and police vetting required. Please see Reception for application forms.

26/02/2015 - 1zone Multi Sport Challenge "Bush is Best"

Please contact Nigel Fromm for more details - 021472803

The Unofficial / Official 1zone Multi Sport Challenge Event for Like Minded

Non PC Adventurous Friends of 1zone

APRIL 26th 2015

Mangatawhiri Dam to Miranda Hot Pools

Leg 1 23 km Bush Run/Walk/Tramp/Crawl

Leg 2 3 km Unpowered Water Craft (i.e. kayak)

Leg 3 20km Road Bike

(Note all distances are approximate..... No really they are approximate)

This is a challenging fun event for mixed teams of three.

(In the event that a team is comprised of only males or females that team will have to dress one of their members in the opposite genders attire.)

All three team members MUST do all 4 legs together AND finish together.

(Serious injury or death won't constitute pulling a team member out)

Staggered start seeded at the total discretion of the event manager.

1st wave 7am start Last wave 7.20am start.

We will finish with a prize giving at Miranda Hot Pools.

Course Notes (Given the terrain All distances and times are approximate)

Start : Managatawhiri Dam start has good car parking and a toilet facility and is found on the. western side of the Hunuas at the Paparimu end.

Leg 1: 4.2 ks Is a service road run on a metal surface. The 1st 3 k's are all up a steep gradient that will challenge the heart and lungs then settles in to an undulating ridge run. There is a toilet at the end of the road.

You then head out on the 18 km bush section which Starts on the Rata Track with a easy downhill/flat Bush Run.

15-20 mins in you turn sharply left onto the Managatangi Ridge Track which Starts with a Steep descent to cross the Mangatawhiri River followed by a long steep ascent to 500m.

The track is well marked with orange markers but is narrow and at times blocked by obstacles.

It will be a combination of crawling / walking / tramping / jogging / running.

At the top there are magnificent views over the Firth of Thames.

At the end of the bush run you will turn right then left onto the Waharau Ridge Track before an easy descent into the Waharau Regional Park.

Follow the metal/sealed road out of the Park crossing the coast road to the Transition.

Leg 2: 3ks Starts with a short carry of your water craft over beach "rocks" to the Firth of Thames and a paddle heading north before rounding a large Bouy before returning to the beach.

This leg can be done in any unpowered water craft and you may assist team mates by towing and/or rowing them or their craft. Life Jackets MUST be worn.

In the event that the sea is too rough (i.e Hurricane) Leg 3 will turn into a Bike.

Leg 3: 20km Road or Mountain Bike. This is a Flat sealed Bike South on the Coast Road turning left onto Miranda Road to the Miranda Hot pools.

(Note in the inaugural race last year most teams underestimated how tough this section would be.....just saying)

Finish Soak in the Hot Healing Waters of Miranda with a Cool Refreshment and a Fatty Burger and Share War Stories.

Monday Gloat in the Gym to all who Didn't have the Kahunas to give it a GO.

Note : It will be each teams responsibility to get their waka and bikes to the transition area at. Waharau.

Note 2 : Waharau will be a great place for supporters to be as they can catch the run finish, watch the kayak leg and see the start of the bike leg.

But most importantly watch the Panic and Chaos and Tears.

Donation to Help with Costs $180 per team (Early Bird Price $150 valid till 15 March)

Includes :

Electrolytes and Bananas Supplied at Transition

Course Map

Entry to the Miranda Hot Pools ($33) * Supporters will get a discounted entry to the pool

BBQ and some Refreshments for competitors at the finish

Rewards for Effort

Available Rewards

1st Team Home

Fastest Team Home (If this team is also the 1st team home this prize will be awarded to the NEXT fastest team)

Best Dressed (i.e themed or coordinated or outrageous or in/appropriate)

Spot Prizes

What's the Next Step

Form a Team

Elect a Captain who will be the Contact

Contact Nigel on 021472803 or fitfromms@gmail.com to register Interest

Become a Face book Friend for Updates

If you are Keen but don't have any crazy friends then follow step 3 and i'll find you a friend

If you don't have a bike or waka .......borrow one

Get Excited and Start Training

Note You will need a reasonable level of fitness and a lot of mental toughness to do t

11/02/2015 - CXWorx Friday 13th February 6.30pm

One-off CXWorx class - Friday 13th February 6.30pm with Kylie

10/02/2015 - Valentines Day Pump Class

It's that time of year again; Valentines Day - Saturday 14th February. We are running a special Valentines Day themed BodyPump class on Saturday 14th February, 9am for all single and non-single members (you need to wear red). Heaps of Spot-Prizes and lovely flowers to giveaway thanks to our sponsor Flowers In Vogue.

Non-members welcomed $10.

If you are wanting to gift any flowers this Valentines Day get in touch with Kami from Flowers In Vogue for all your floral needs - 021 500 105

05/02/2015 - Nigel & Heidi Fromm Taking on the 100km Tarawera Ultramarathon

Counties Fitness Personal Trainers, Nigel and Heidi Fromm are competing in the 100km Tarawera Ultramarathon; a point to point run from Rotorua to Kawerau. The Tarawera Ultramarathon is a world-class event where the majority of the run is on single-track trails through native bush or forestry roads with less than 5% being on a sealed public road.

The race starts tomorrow at 6am and if you would like to track their race download the Tarawera Ultramarathon Mobile App.

For more... information about the Tarawera Ultramarathon see the website http://www.taraweraultra.co.nz.

Wishing you every success on your run tomorrow ?#‎beastmodeon

03/02/2015 - Blitz 12 Week Challenge

There are a limited spot available is anyone is interested in Kick Starting their fitness this year with the Blitz 12 Week Challenge. Contact Warren Young for more details: 021 103 5140 or warren-young@hotmail.com.

Starts 7th February

29/01/2015 - Waitangi Day Opening Hours & Timetable

Waitangi Day Friday 6th February - Open 8am - 12pm. Class Timetable below. Sorry no crèche available all weekend.

28/01/2015 - Position Available in Kids Room

We have an opening in our Kids Room. We are looking for someone to do our Kids Room every Tuesday morning 9am - 11.30am ; Tuesday night 5pm - 8pm ; Friday morning 9am - 11am. This is a non-paid role, however you do get a FREE 24/7 membership plus benefits. You must be over 18yrs old and reliable. Police vetting is required.

19/01/2015 - Auckland Anniversary Open Hours and Timetable

Auckland Anniversary Monday 26th January - Open 8am - 12pm. Class Timetable below. Sorry no crèche available all weekend.

13/01/2015 - Blitz Personal Training 12 Week Fitness & Fat Loss Challenge

The start of the new year 2015 and the start of your fitness resolution! We are restarting the 12 week challenge commencing on the 7th February.

There are 3 sessions a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday) which are all outdoor. This training program is suitable for individuals whose fitness level are beginner to intermediate. If you are injured in anyway we can provide alternative exercises so you don't lose out! Throughout the challenge you can only choose to do 6:00am or 6:30pm sessions. Each day will have a different trainer so always something different! There will also be an end of month team challenge where the morning and evening team face off against each other! Each team get their own uniform!

We will be introducing a new online system to help keep track of your daily nutrition and provide instant feedback. We will also be giving out nutritional booklets for you to keep.

There are 32 spaces in total (16 spaces in the morning, and 16 at night). For price and any questions please contact Warren Young 0211035140 or warren-young@hotmail.com

13/01/2015 - Beep Test

If you are looking at wanting to kick start your fitness this year, why don't you track your progress by taking part in our beep test. It doesn't cost you anything if you're already a member and you will get a FREE personalised Fitness Programme and Assessment to help you get the results you want. See reception for more details and to register. Re-tests will be at the end of March.

12/01/2015 - 12.10pm Classes

Tuesday 12.10pm & Thursday 12.10pm RPM Classes will start back up from 3rd February.

Wednesday 12.10pm GRIT will start back up from 4th February.

23/12/2014 - Christmas & New Year Opening Hours & Timetable

Please note:

- Crèche closed from Monday 22nd December 2014 to Sunday 11th January 2015

 - Normal hours resume Monday 12th January 2015

19/12/2014 - Kids Room Hours

We are giving our Volunteer Kids Room Staff a well deserved break over the Christmas and New Year period. Please note our Kids Room is closed from Monday 22nd December through to Sunday 11th January. Please ensure your under 12 children are not on the premises during staffed and unstaffed hours to ensure everybody's safety and wellbeing. Normal Kids Room hours resume Monday 12th January.

17/12/2014 - 10% Off at Pita Pit Pukekohe

Fantastic News... Pita Pit Pukekohe is now offering Counties Fitness Members 10% OFF. All you need to do is show them your Counties Fitness Swipe Card to get your discount.

10/12/2014 - Christmas & New Year Timetable

Timetable available now at reception

Please note:

- Crèche closed from Monday 22nd December 2014 to Sunday 11th January 2015

- Normal hours resume Monday 12th January 2015

05/12/2014 - New Smart Plates

The smart bar plates are there to compliment the existing plates. They'll be used for the tracks in BodyPump where plates are used without bars. The smartbar after many weeks of testing and listening to feedback from members offered nothing and were more difficult to use than the existing Don Oliver bars/plates. So the Club has been forced to end up with a mixture of both in order to offer the best experience for members.

03/12/2014 - Open Weekend Membership Deal

Starts Saturday 6th December 8am to Sunday 14th December 1pm. Conditions apply.

02/12/2014 - Opening in Kids Room

We have an opening in our Kids Room. We are looking for someone to do our Kids Room every Tuesday morning 9.00am - 11.30am and Thursday lunch 12.00pm - 1.30pm. This is a non-paid role, however you do get a FREE 24/7 membership plus benefits. You must be over 18yrs old and reliable. Police vetting is required.

If you are interested please contact Sara 09 238 1888 or pop down and see her at reception.

14/11/2014 - Non Counties Fitness Member Promotion

Calling all Non Counties Fitness Members...

If you aren't a member of Counties Fitness already here is a great opportunity:

Win a FREE Double Entry, 2 x FREE Hot Laps with Paul Manuell at Pukekohe Park on 28th November + 3 Months FREE Standard Membership

How do you win?

Come into Counties Fitness and sign up on our 1 week trial or join from Saturday 17th November and Monday 24th November and you are instantly in the draw.

We have 2 runner up prizes of 3 months FREE Standard Membership to give away also.

What you waiting for... come in and see us for more details or call us on 092381888. T&C may apply.


13/11/2014 - Open Weekend Timetable 6th & 7th December

Open Weekend - 6th & 7th December **FREE ENTRY** Timetable below

11/11/2014 - Christmas Gift Voucher

Great Xmas Present Idea... Please check with reception for the T&Cs

30/10/2014 - RROX Digital Trainer

The club is pleased to announce a new and hopefully useful piece of technology was installed today near the entrance to the men's changing rooms. It's a 42in touchscreen that allows you to look up and see a demonstration of hundreds of different exercises.

Super easy to use and great for beginners who've forgotten what a particular exercise is, right up to experienced members who're just looking for different options. Don't be afraid to have a play with it.


16/10/2014 - Labour Weekend Timetable & Opening Hours

Opening hours for Labour Day - Monday 27th October 8am - 12pm. Class timetable as below.

08/09/2014 - Counties Fitness 1st Annual Ball

We are having our first Annual Counties Fitness Ball. Tickets are $50 and for over 18yrs. Tickets are for members only, however members partners are able to come along if the member purchases the tickets.

For more information or to purchase tickets please see reception or phone 09 238 1888.

26/08/2014 - 10% Discount at Tyre Shop Pukekohe

Need new tyres?

Counties Fitness Members are now entitled to 10% off at The Tyre Shop Pukekohe. Just show your Counties Fitness Swipe card there to get the discount.

To see where else you get a discount see our other news feeds or ask Reception.

21/08/2014 - Open Weekend Timetable 6th & 7th September 2014

Open Weekend 6th & 7th September FREE ENTRY... This is your chance to show your friends and whanau your club! $500 Stirling Sports Voucher up for grabs. See reception for more details. We look forward to seeing you all here at Counties Fitness.

12/08/2014 - Virtual CX Classes Every Weekday Morning

We now have Virtual CXWorx running every weekday morning at 5.30am thanks to popular demand!

11/08/2014 - Open Weekend Dates Confirmed

Our next Open Weekend dates are confirmed, Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September. This time round we will be running our Members Draw, $500 Stirling Sports Voucher. All we you need to do is bring in a non-member during Open Weekend.

We also have some other great prizes for non-members and members up our sleeves, so keep an eye out for what you could win!

The Group Fitness timetable for Open Weekend is still under construction and will be up as soon as it's confirmed.

Look forward to seeing you all at Open Weekend!

23/07/2014 - We are now on INSTAGRAM

11/07/2014 - 2 New Classes on the Timetable

Due to popular demand, we are trialling 2 classes on the timetable.

From Monday 21st July:

CXWorx 5.00pm

From Friday 25th July:

GRIT 5.00pm

If you can, make sure you get along to these classes if you want them on the timetable permanently.

08/07/2014 - Counties Fitness Members Local Discounts

All Counties Fitness Members are entitled to great discounts at local business. Present your current Counties Fitness swipe card to get these discounts:

10% off at Stirling Sports Pukekohe (excludes sale items):


10% off Salads, Smoothies and Juices at:


10% off food and beverages (excluding specials) at:


02/07/2014 - BMS - Tough Guy & Gal Challenge

Photos from Sharon Collett's 'Body Mind Soul' Team that competed in the Tough Guy & Gal Challenge. Click on the links below.

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17/06/2014 - Open Weekend Timetable

24/12/2013 - Christmas and New Year Timetable

The Christmas and New Years timetables can be viewed by following this link. Timetable

04/11/2013 - Virtual classes

The computer controlling the virtual classes has died. Until a replacement is sourced there will be no virtual classes with the exception of virtual CXWorx on Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30am which will have real instructors for the time being.

13/09/2013 - Type 2 Diabetes

The Club has just bought a blood glucose meter. I'm thinking of offering the test to those who in their initial assessment fit the risk profile for type 2 diabetes. Nothing will happen until I have consulted with a physician to ensure our testing methodology is spot-on and there is no risk of missing a warning sign. The equipment we have purchased is of high quality from a NZ distributor of diabetic equipment.

As I mentioned I intend to offer the test to members whose profile fits the risk curve for type 2 diabetes and if practical 12 week challenge participants. This data will be used in conjunction with the advanced body composition software we use which can also track blood pressure along with the usual body fat and other measurements. Together these tests should provide really positive feedback to members who are struggling with their weight, while saving a lot of money in doctors bills and potentially alerting members to a very serious disease.

My thinking around all of this is that I can't control what members get up to while they're not in the Club. But I can show them the impact of their lifestyle outside the Club and hopefully show them positive results when they make the necessary changes. My intention is NOT to charge for administering the tests as I believe by providing this additional level of service we may save a few lives firstly and secondly may help a few members continue with Counties Fitness who may otherwise have slipped between the cracks and disappeared. For those who don't fit the risk curve but are interested to see their results then there will be a nominal charge to cover the cost of the test itself.

08/09/2013 - Group Fitness timetable

A few minor changes and tweaks to the group fitness timetable.

13/06/2013 - Changes to group fitness timetable

Based on members feedback we've made a few changes to the virtual classes. Most of the changes are for the lunch time slots. All are 30 mins bar Fridays 1 hour BodyBalance class. Monday thru to Thursday have 2 back to back 30min classes.



This weekend the 25th and 26th we launch the new Les Mills releases and as usual the Club is OPEN to everyone!

23/04/2013 - ANZAC hours

Open 12pm - 8:30pm

Group Fitness classes

12:10pm RPM
5:30pm BodyPump
6:30pm BodyCombat

28/03/2013 - Easter hours and timetable

06/03/2013 - $500 Competition

Head's up people (Army talk). We're launching a competition shortly... $500 to anyone who can do 43 of the 44 exercises in the linked video. It's not going to be easy, but life is hard and so am I :)

There are terms and conditions of course, but they're pretty simple, you must have been a member for the previous three months to begin the challenge. You will receive a 'Passport' that must be signed off by a Fitness instructor for each exercise you attempt and pass. The number of reps or duration will be set out in the passport. It will not be easy and there will be different goals depending on whether you are male or female. But it is not first to the post. IF YOU MANAGE TO ACHIEVE IT, you will take home $500, simple. It will run to the end of 2013 guaranteed and possibly beyond. So plenty of time to train towards achieving it.

No more than 5 exercises can be attempted at any one time and failure of one will end the session. Attempts must be booked in advance at reception to ensure the availability of a Fitness instructor.

A TV will shortly be mounted on the ground floor that will loop the video constantly to show the 43 exercises. The video will show 44 exercises but you are not required to do the backwards flip burpee!

Of course I have done the lot ;) (In my dreams). It is not open to staff including Crossfit staff.

The competition will start when I post here and on our website. Good luck, you're going to need it!


04/03/2013 - Openday timetable

New studio, new Les Mills releases.

27/12/2012 - Christmas timetable

29/11/2012 - Open Day this weekend!

It's open weekend at the Club. Brand new Les Mills group fitness releases are launching! If group fitness is not your thing then come down and checkout our cardio and strength equipment. Sky TV is available on all True cardio equipment plus free WiFi for all members!

20/11/2012 - World's next Picasso...

Kids room has had a lick of paint which included making one wall a giant blackboard. Got sent this pic from one of the Kids room volunteers of what one young boy got up to on it. Took about an hour. The worlds next Picasso maybe...

12/11/2012 - Christmas hours

Yes that time of the year is approaching again. Christmas hours will be as follows. For those with 24/7 access you are free to come and go as you please.

MONDAY 24th Dec CHRISTMAS EVE - 5.30am - 12pm

TUESDAY 25th Dec and WEDNESDAY 26th Dec - CLOSED

THURSDAY 27th Dec - 5.30am - 12pm + 4pm - 8.30pm

FRIDAY 28th Dec - 5.30am - 12pm + 4pm - 8pm

SATURDAY  29th Dec - 9am -12pm

SUNDAY 30th Dec - 9am - 12pm

MONDAY 31st Dec NEW YEARS EVE - 5.30am - 12pm


THURSDAY 3rd Jan - 5.30am - 12pm + 4pm - 8.30pm

FRIDAY 4th Jan - 5.30am - 12pm + 4pm - 8.30pm

SATURDAY 5th Jan - 9am - 12pm

SUNDAY 6th Jan - 9am - 12pm
Les Mills virtual classes launch today!

What's it all about?
It's an extra 21 'Virtual' Les Mills classes each week. Using a projector to display classes taught by Les Mills own master instructors.

No it's not going to replace real instructors, but it will allow us to run classes in time slots where the numbers don't allow for real instructors or we don't have an instructor for a program i.e. Sh'Bam. It's just a trial at the moment and we're one of only three Clubs Les Mills has selected in the country to trial the system. If no one uses it then fine, but your feedback is incredibly important so please give it a go and let us know what you think!

Check the timetable for classes.

25/09/2012 - SKY TV comes to Counties Fitness

Counties Fitness & Sky TV....

Your Happy Place!

Now available on all TRUE cardio equipment your choice of:
TV 1, 2, 3, C4, Prime, Choice, Sky Sport 1, 2, 3, UKTV, E, MTV, Discovery, C&I, Comedy and BBC World!

Bring your headphones!


We now offer free WiFi to all our members!

  • Turn on the WiFi connection in your phone or laptop
  • Select the FREE WIFI network
  • Open an internet browser window - if you don't see the following window then you are probably trying to open iTunes or some other app that is not allowing the login screen to display.

  • Tick the box and login to the HotSpot.
  • You can now surf or use any App that requires internet access.
  • There is a data cap of 200Mb and restrictions on access to file sharing sites etc.

10/08/2012 - New RPM studio

The new RPM studio is now open for business! It's huge improvement over the old studio and comfortably holds 30 bikes. The old studio is now just a distant memory having already been demolished. The free space this has created upstairs is amazing. The front is now just a couple of weeks away from being finished...

20/07/2012 - CrossFit comes to Pukekohe

In a joint venture with Linda Begg the highly popular CrossFit training system has come to Pukekohe.

So what is CrossFit?

The official answer is; "constantly varied, high intensity, functional movement". In other words it's all about achieving real world fitness, preparing you for anything and everything. It doesn't focus on any one area of fitness instead CrossFit encompasses the 10 fundamental measurements of fitness.

  • Cardiovascular/respiratory endurance - The ability of body systems to gather, process, and deliver oxygen.
  • Stamina - The ability of body systems to process, deliver, store, and utilize energy.
  • Strength - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply force.
  • Flexibility - the ability to maximize the range of motion at a given joint.
  • Power - The ability of a muscular unit, or combination of muscular units, to apply maximum force in minimum time.
  • Speed - The ability to minimize the time cycle of a repeated movement.
  • Coordination - The ability to combine several distinct movement patterns into a singular distinct movement.
  • Agility - The ability to minimize transition time from one movement pattern to another.
  • Balance - The ability to control the placement of the bodies' centre of gravity in relation to its support base.
  • Accuracy - The ability to control movement in a given direction or at a given intensity.

CrossFit classes generally involve small groups of participants engaging a variety of timed exercises with the goal of improving fitness in the 10 areas listed above. You are under the direct supervision of a CrossFit certified trainer (be wary of other programs with similar sounding names they are not CrossFit and are simply trying to take advantage of the CrossFit brand). There are over 3,000 CrossFit affiliates around the world. The Frank brothers of All Blacks fame were so impressed with the system they opened their own CrossFit facility in Christchurch. 

The environment is very supportive with participants encouraging each other and importantly you do not need to be in peak physical form to participate, people of all ages and all levels of fitness are welcome and will benefit equally. CrossFit is an excellent program for existing Gym members looking for some variety in their routine and it's great for people who struggle to stay motivated in a typical Gym environment.

Discounts are available for Counties Fitness members and first timers will get their first session free. So give it a go, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!

For a timetable of classes follow this link - TIMETABLE -

21/06/2012 - New News

A news update because a lot is happening....

The new RPM studio is starting to take shape and in a couple of weeks it should be finished and ready to go. The builders will get straight onto finishing the front.

But wait there's more...

To keep ahead of the curve we're ordered loads more equipment for the ground floor. A new 7 degree Smith machine, a monster 9 station Crossover, a Hoist Chin-up machine and a new rack of Urethane Dumb bells. Enjoy!

02/06/2012 - Queens Birthday opening hours

The Club is open from 8am to 12pm on Queens birthday the 4th of June. 24/7 members have.... 24/7 access.

17/05/2012 - Open day timetable

Open day is approaching. Brand new Les Mills releases and the Club is open to all.

Saturday the 26th of May
8am BodyStep
9:15am BodyPump
10:30am CxWorx
11:15am RPM

Sunday the 27th of May
9am BodyCombat
10am CxWorx
10:30am BodyAttack

No BodyBalance due to instructor commitments, instead it will launch in its normal time slot the following Wednesday.

16/05/2012 - Rewi Mark wins the Sam Taylor award

One of our own Rewi Mark has just been awarded the Sam Taylor award for the best up and coming Les Mills instructor in New Zealand. This is a very prestigious award in the industry and Rewi was up against some stiff competition.

From Les Mills.

"Sam Taylor is an award established 5 years ago by Steven Renata and Emma Barry two of the Les Mills founding Instructors in memory of Sam who passed away and was their mentor.

Sam Taylor was a mentor in Dunedin and eventually shifted to Australia. He was renowned for spotting talent and mentoring them through to absolute success within our industry. He not only did this in the Group Fitness arena he also did this in the Personal training world and Fitness First in Australia also have a Sam Taylor award for up and coming Fitness Professionals.

This year saw the most talented group of young instructors we have ever seen and with over 20 entries, the judging went from 1 day to over a week and a half.

The world's best were the judges from Program Directors through to the Les Mill's CEO the judging went right to the wire.

Rewi shone because of his natural charisma on stage, his connection to the people, his complete, his complete real attitude and at the same time total respect for the program and all current coaching models. He understood what he was doing and why and did it in a way that was completely Kiwi and in essence.

The four finalists will go on to becoming the next generation of leaders and with Les Mills now being in over 80 countries and there being nearly 13 million people exercising to our programs each week. We can be proud that the next world leaders started in Pukekohe at Counties Fitness. Rewi is a tribute to our country and our culture and from Les Mills New Zealand we know that these type of role models are imperative to the success of our children's health and well-being. Kia Kaha Rewi he will be supported by One Tribe that is changing the world."

Congratulations from staff and members Rewi, you have a special gift and we're lucky to have you.

Check the timetable if you want to discover the magic that Rewi brings to each and every one of his classes.

03/05/2012 - Kid's room on-line booking

Thanks to the overwhelming support of our members the system is working beautifully. Parents are happy, staff are happy and the little ones don't seem to care either way! Remember from now on if you make a booking by phone or in person at reception there is a $2 surcharge! But honestly it is far quickly to do it on-line. If you don't have internet access then there is a computer in the Kids room to make bookings.

Thanks for your support!

03/05/2012 - Renovations...

Yes that old nugget renovations is news worthy once again! The builders have made a start on the new RPM studio but things have once again ground to a halt due to the council and landlord squabbling yet again. This time it's about whether or not the building is two stories. In addition we need to install an elevator - yes an elevator! This is because the first floor now exceeds a certain size which requires an elevator for disabled access. This is going to cost a significant sum of money but must be done to comply with the relevant legislation.

I am told the council should give the go ahead to finish the new RPM studio in around two weeks, but don't hold your breath, I'm certainly not! We will get there eventually, but the reality is the Club has never looked better and there is nothing I can do to speed the process up. But once it all starts to happen there will be some very big changes to the layout on the ground floor as well as the first floor. 

10/04/2012 - Kids room booking system is live

The Kids room on-line booking system is now live. All bookings from the existing system have been moved to the new system.

Please bookmark this link http://www.countiesfitness.co.nz/crechebooking.aspx to make it simple for entering your bookings.

Phone bookings will still be accepted without additional charges under the end of the month. After that a $2 surcharge will apply for phone bookings or bookings made at reception. You can use the Kids room computer to make bookings if you do not have internet access  - in which case you're probably not reading this...

The new system is designed to make it faster and reduce errors. You can check your current bookings and delete them. Bookings can be made right up till the session start time (space permitting).

29/03/2012 - On-line Kids room booking system

In an effort to make it easier for you and us. Our amazing website developer Eric has come up with an on-line booking system for the Kids room. It's fast and it's convenient. Bookings can be made and cancelled right up to the beginning of a session. If you follow us on Facebook - and you should to get up to date info - you'll already be aware of this news.

The Kids room is a not for profit service provided to parents who would otherwise not be able to use the Club. All money collected remains with-in the Kids room for operational expenses. It is run by a group of volunteer mums who sacrifice their time in return for a free membership. The Club contributes to the Kids room for major expenses such as air conditioning, rent and major improvements.

A few months ago it became clear that a booking system was needed to control the numbers, that system has under gone a number of tweaks to provide maximum flexibility for our members. But the administration load on the reception staff to take bookings for up to four weeks in advance with different combinations of children and times has resulted in to many mistakes, no shows and to be frank far to much administration. For your information the numbers are limited to 15 in total with a maximum to two under 1's.

So instead of being more restrictive on bookings, we have instead developed an on-line booking system that will result in a win - win scenario for the Club and parents. Here's how it's going to work.... Up until Monday the 9th of April, feel free to make practise bookings - all the data entered up until this time will be deleted so make as many bookings as you wish (but they are not actual bookings). As of Tuesday the 10th of April the system will go live - if you are a current user then there are handouts explaining what's happening in the Kids room. For the rest of April we will accept both phone/in person bookings and on-line bookings. As of the 1st of May if you make a booking either in person or by phone you will incur an additional $2 charge. This is a fair reflection on the cost of processing that booking by our staff - we strongly encourage you to use the on-line booking system! By doing so you can easily make a booking, cancel a booking or check to see what bookings you have made. We ask that you cancel your booking if you are not going to make it to the Club in order to free up a space for another parent. Failure to do so may result in a short term ban on making further bookings.

Take note that where there are back to back classes there are two Kids room sessions to choose from. If you are only doing one class then only book for one session even if you are showering afterwards.

You can test the system by clicking on this link Booking system I suggest you bookmark it in your internet browser for future use. Feedback is welcome as always.

28/03/2012 - Renovations...

We're close, very close to getting the upstairs renovations finished. The problem has been the council and the landlord squabbling with one another about technical stuff. The bottom line is don't argue with the council otherwise your planning consent will remain at the bottom of the heap. Ultimately it's my business that's affected, but I am merely a pawn in all of this. So the current plan to separate the area of contention (expanding the Group fitness studio) and get consent for moving the RPM studio downstairs and finishing of the front (upstairs).

The enlargement of the Group Fitness studio will take place once the Landlord and Council have finished with one another. I had hoped this would be done and dusted by now and have already taken delivery of an additional 27 Reebok steps to bring the total up to 75 in anticipation of a much larger main studio. So the Club has done its bit but the council and Landlord have not. Very frustrating, but my hands are tied.

27/03/2012 - New Reebok steps

In anticipation of the Group fitness studio being expanded by now I ordered an additional 27 Reebok steps three months ago. Alas the steps have arrived but the extra space in the studio has not. So now we have 75 steps but not enough room to use them all. But can you imagine a step class with 75 participants!

It's going to happen soon, but not soon enough! 

14/03/2012 - Cinema ad

Check out our ad currently running at Cinema 3 in Pukekohe. You might spot a familiar face or two....

25/02/2012 - Changes to Kids room bookings

With immediate effect members will be able to bring there children in without a booking. But you run the risk of the booking sheet being full. We set a limit of 15 children (2 x under 1's and 13 over 1's). The booking sheet is the bible regardless of how many kids are in the Kids room (since we don't know when the others who are booked may arrive).

We do ask that if you're not going to make it that you let us know to free up a slot for someone else.

17/02/2012 - A couple of very big announcements.....

Very shortly, the Club will be going to a 24/7 format. Staffed hours will remain the same, but those who want to be able to use the Club outside of normal hours will be able to do so. It's been in the works for a year or so, but a lot of technical and physical issues needed to be addressed. The reception area has been moved allowing it to be shut off from the main gym area with the side benefit of creating some more much needed space on the main floor. The Club has been fitted out with CCTV cameras, allowing for remote monitoring. Entry will be via the back door (with cameras covering the rear carpark). Some very clever technology has also been installed from Infranet Systems which will handle arming and disarming the alarm, turning lights on and off and panic buttons. The owner of Infranet, Bretten Holland together with our website developer Eric Bergquist of Behind the Web have overcome a number of technical challenges to make it all happen. Both are highly recommended!

You might ask who is going to want to use the Club at 3am, not many probably. But based on the feedback we've received from current members there are plenty who would use the Club at 3pm on a Sunday, or 8:30pm once the kids are in bed, or shift workers before or after work.

The other big story is dealing with a side of business I have always struggled with, namely gym contracts. It's the one area of the business that the general public have real misgivings about. There are to many horror stories of high pressure sales tactics resulting in people signing long contracts with to much fine print to digest. From a industry perspective, we reward customers who sign long contracts with a lower price, which is fine for those who make use of the Club throughout the term of their contract. But who knows what your situation will be 6 months from now let alone 2 or 3 years from now. But the bottom line from my perspective is that contracts are a bone of contention for many and make it very difficult for people to commit to a gym, as they can't afford a short term membership but can't or don't want to commit to a long contract. So if it's wrong then it needs to be fixed. So we're fixing it. Starting from the 27th of February we will be switching to a no contract format. New members will only need to give one months notice to cancel their membership. There will be some cash up front options for those who prefer it or who have a poor credit rating (to reduce our overheads of chasing people for missed payments). For current members on a contract you will be able to switch over once your minimum term has been completed. If you have already completed your minimum term then you are already on a no contract basis and need only look at switching contracts if the new rates are cheaper (and for many they'll be better of just continuing on their current membership plan).

Counties Fitness has always prided itself on being the most innovative Club in Franklin and we will continue to bring the very best in equipment, group fitness and service to our members.

16/02/2012 - Open day timetable

Brand new Les Mills releases are coming on March the 3rd and 4th. As usual this is an Open day so all are welcome.

Timetable as follows:

Saturday the 3rd of March
8:15am BodyPump
9:30am CxWorx
10:00am BodyStep
11:00am CxWorx
11:45am RPM

Sunday the 4th of March
9:00am BodyCombat
10:00am CxWorx
10:30am BodyAttack
11:30am BodyBalance

10/02/2012 - 12 Week Challenge

All 30 spaces have been taken and there's a few people that have missed out, so the moral of the story is to get in quick and not leave it to the last minute! The first of the mini challenges starts this Monday with the teams competing to do as many group fitness classes in a month as they can manage.

This means classes are going to be busier than usual, we're adding an additional BodyPump class on Friday mornings (6am). We will add more classes should the need arise. The group fitness studio will be expanding in the near future to accommodate 80 participants, which will take the pressure off for future challenges and cater for the continuing popularity of the Les Mills programmes.

Good luck to everyone, if past challenges are anything to go by there's going to be some happy but tired participants in 12 weeks time!

17/01/2012 - Update

The boxing area is now up and running. Still waiting for the Aussies to supply the two speed bag platforms. Also had a couple of hiccups with the bags falling out of the ceiling! Now sorted out with some heavy duty mounting points.

With regard to the rest of the building..... No progress grrrrr. Reason being the council has asked for an emergency lighting system be included and the man responsible is on holiday. Once we have the necessary council approvals things should happen fairly quickly. The RPM studio will move downstairs and the void will be filled in to increase the group fitness studio capacity. For the RPM fans out there you'll be pleased to hear all the bikes will be replaced with more Bodybikes. The new ones have stainless steel everything which means no corrosion, which in turns means no problems adjusting the seat and handle bar post height. Also they'll come equipped with kevlar brake-pads which require no lubrication meaning no change in the resistance. Unlike the current leather brake-pads which require frequent oiling which in turn changes the resistance. Look for a February date for the install.

I'm gagging to tell you all about another big change coming but for commercial reasons I can't just yet - but it will be pretty exciting for some of our members. The move of the reception area has worked out well, with the extra space now devoted to the new boxing area. There will also be a major reorganisation of the ground floor once the top floor is sorted.

The new Les Mills CXWorx class has gone down a storm. It's a 30 minute core workout using for want of a better word 'rubber bands'. 44 of you turned up last Sunday morning, so I strongly encourage our other 1,200 members to give it a go - just not all at once! Les Mills is the worlds most popular group fitness system for a good reason, it's simply the best.

Our Hoist ROC-IT line of pin loaded strength equipment is about to be added to with the addition of a glute machine.

19/12/2011 - Christmas hours

Normal until Friday the 23rd of December. Christmas and New Year timetable available at reception or on our Facebook page.

19/12/2011 - New boxing area

After much deliberation and chatting to members the big new area formerly occupied by reception will be turned into a dedicated boxing area. Most of the new equipment arrived today and will be installed shortly. In keeping with out best in class philosophy all equipment is being supplied by NZBoxer New Zealand's premier boxing equipment supplier.

Couple of height adjustable speed bag platforms.

A number of punch bags.

A couple of floor to ceiling bags.

Two wall punch bags.

One free standing punch bag.

Now this is not to say the Technogym Kinesis system (see previous news item) isn't going to happen, but even if we ordered it today it wouldn't arrive from Europe for around 12- 14 weeks, so we have to do something with the area in the meantime. In addition to make it financially worthwhile we would need to be seeing patient referrals from physiotherapists (it is medically certified), to be worthwhile and changes to ACC mean we won't know if this is possible until March.

Regardless of that the boxing area can be relocated should we proceed with Kinesis. Boxing by the way is a great way of keeping fit, if you don't believe me then just try one of Linda's box and burn classes or book a session with a PT.

07/12/2011 - Your opinion please

All the regulars would have noticed by now that the reception area has now moved into the old entry foyer. There are a couple of reasons for this, only one of which I can reveal at this time. Reason number one is space, our membership has expanded a great deal over the years and I want to keep ahead of the curve and ensure we don't have issues with over crowding. By moving reception I estimate we have freed up 25% more space on the ground floor.

The big picture is all the cardio equipment currently located on the ground floor will move upstairs. Following this will be a major reshuffle of the layout on the ground floor. I've never been happy with the free weights area in particular and this will be sorted out with the extra space created by the removal of the cardio equipment.

As for the former reception area I'm currently exploring a few exciting options. One of which is particularly exciting. European company Technogym produces the Kinesis line of equipment which will add a new dimension for training. Rather than trying to explain it here's a video of it in action with some of the UK's toughest soldiers the Marines.

The possibilities are endless, there are something like 550 different exercises possible. It's medically certified so ideal for injury rehabilitation. A great tool for personal trainers and high performance athletes. There are currently only two in the country one in Les Mills Wellington and another in a Physiotherapist clinic on the North Shore. Why so few? Cost.... But I truly believe it will offer another dimension to training that cannot be replicated. We are already a world class facility and this would represent the icing on the cake. However it is by no means a done deal. I will be canvassing members for their opinion. So members if you are reading this please email me your opinion if I hear nothing then nothing will happen...

06/12/2011 - The group fitness studio is getting...

Bigger! We are now hitting maximum capacity for some classes. As a result the studio is about to get bigger. A lot bigger, current capacity is 55+/-, new capacity will be 80+. The void will be filled in and the studio walls will move back into the current cardio area. The new area won't be a perfect rectangle but will nonetheless be big enough to cope with numbers for the foreseeable future. For a small town we really shouldn't need to expand to a studio this size but clearly the demand is there. Building work will commence shortly and I would hope we're ready to go sometime in February.

The RPM studio will be moving downstairs into a couple of vacant shops. Regarding RPM I know all you RPMers have been frustrated a) with the state of the studio and b) with the state of the bikes. a) will be taken care of with the new studio and b) by either getting new RPM bikes or a ground up rebuild of the existing bikes. The biggest problems with the current fleet is the dodgy resistance setting and the difficulty on some bikes of adjusting the seat/handle bar height. The resistance setting problems are caused the leather strap Bodybike use, it needs to be sprayed with oil from time to time and this completely changes the characteristics of the resistance. There is an upgrade from BodyBike which consists of a Kevlar brake which doesn't require lubrication, this is being investigated at the moment. The other issue with the seats/handle bars is also being addressed with a complete strip down repaint and replacement of the plastic sleeves which are the root cause. I would rather go down this root than replace them with a cheaper but inferior spin bike. Until BodyBike release a new version that addresses a couple of other minor issues I'm not prepared to replace them with new BodyBikes that are essentially the same.

01/12/2011 - Changes to the timetable

Some changes to the timetable. CXWORX the new 30min core program from Les Mills makes it's debut on the timetable on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Judging by reactions so far it's going to be huge!

Also BodyJam makes way for SH'BAM. Over 40 turned out for its first showing since open day last week so a great start to a new program. Here's Les Mills description of what SH'BAM is all about.

"Featuring simple but seriously hot dance moves, SH’BAM™ is the perfect way to shape up and let out your inner star – even if you’re dance challenged.

Set to a soundtrack of chart-topping popular hits, dance music that is heard in the hottest nightclubs around the world, familiar classics remixed and modernized Latin beats, SH’BAM™ is the ultimate fun and sociable way to exercise. Each 45-minute SH’BAM™ class is vibrant, unique and varied – and like all the LES MILLS™ programs, a new SH’BAM™ release is produced every three months with new music and choreography."

19/11/2011 - Open Weekend Timetable

Our next Open Weekend is the 26th and 27th of November. The Club will be open to all free of charge. This Open Weekend is a bit special for a couple of reasons. This will be our first Open Weekend to feature our brand new cardio equipment from American company TRUE Fitness. It represents a huge leap forward in technology and quality compared to anything in Franklin or for that matter pretty much any Club in the country. If you have an iPod or iPhone then plug it in to listen to music or watch videos on the 15in touchscreen display. In fact you can control your iPod/iPhone from the touchscreen! Once the new antenna cabling is installed you'll also be able to watch TV.

In addition we will be introducing two new Les Mills programs. Sh'Bam is a dance program featuring hot music and easy to learn dance moves. The other program is CXWORX, this is a short 30min program that focuses on your core, it's proven to be a huge hit at Les Mills and the feedback from our members who have participated in our trial classes has been fantastic - not to be missed!

The timetable is as follows:
Saturday the 26th of November
8.00am   RPM
8.00am   BodyStep
9.00am   CXWORX
9.30am   SH'Bam
10.30am BodyAttack
11.30am CXWORX

Sunday the 27th of November
9.00am   BodyPump
10.00am CXWORX
10.30am BodyCombat
11.30am BodyBalance

Remember there'll be membership specials on the day, so come down and find out why we're No. 1 in Franklin!

18/10/2011 - New cardio equipment installed

Over the weekend the old cardio equipment went and some of the new TRUE cardio equipment arrived. In keeping with our philosophy of providing 'best in class' equipment the new cardio equipment features cutting edge features to keep members motivated and provide a results orientated workout. All the new equipment feature a 15in touchscreen interface that is simple to use and packed full of features.  Plug in your iPod/iphone and control it from the touchscreen to watch videos or listen to music. A built in TV allows you watch what you want instead of being stuck with the Clubs choice.

The other major improvement are the ease of access to the build in programs. Within a couple of seconds you will be working out at the correct intensity for your goals - the heart rate control programs are particularly good.

TRUE is an American company and a major player in the global fitness industry. Most New Zealand Clubs opt for cheaper Chinese equipment often poorly designed and manufactured. The feedback from members has been great and I can honestly say we are up there with the very best Clubs in New Zealand.

But it gets better what is currently installed is less than half of the order, once the front of the building has been completed the remainder will be installed. Ten treadmills, ten crosstrainers, eight upright bikes and two recumbent bikes. This will mean there should never be a situation where a treadmill, crosstrainer or bike is not available.

01/10/2011 - Speed ball

Not really news I suppose but worth posting nonetheless. The Club has one speed bag platform that I've been hammering away on for a while. It's one of those exercises that if you aren't taught the basics you'll never bother with it as it looks to difficult. I managed to master the basics thanks to watching a few videos on Youtube. Since then I've passed on the knowledge to as many members as I can. Recently I've discovered the true extent of what can be done. Turns out there's a guy in the States by the name of Alan Kahn who is recognised as being the master of the speed bag. I've been in contact with him and a set of his instructional DVD's is winging its way from Texas to Pukekohe. To see Alan working the speed bag is inspirational to say the least. Not only is he a master of the speed bag but a bloody nice guy to boot as he has thrown in a couple of speed bags at no extra cost!

Here's a clip of Alan doing his thing, take a minute or two to watch it he deserves it!


01/10/2011 - Current special

Summer is rapidly approaching and now is the time to take action! We know cost is important so we're making it easy, join now for 12 months and we'll give you the first 2 months FREE! Join for six months and your first month is FREE! This is a limited offer so don't delay.

16/09/2011 - New equipment

Yet another delivery at the beginning of the week. This time it's more Technogym plate loaded strength equipment. Technogym is a world leader and the equipment in the Club is the same as used by olympic athletes at the Beijing Olympic games. To complement the existing incline and decline chest press we have now added a row, shoulder press and leg press.


16/09/2011 - BOX & BURN!

The title say's it all. If you're looking for a class to push you to the edge of your performance envelope and beyond then look no further. Taken by our own pocket rocket Linda this is a high energy class using hanging bags and gloves. If you're a glutton for punishment then this is for you. Numbers are limited and there is a charge of $10, but Linda guarantees you'll get your money's worth!

16/09/2011 - What's happening in your Club (novel).

A ton of updates.

Firstly the builders are on their final push to get the new frontage finished. But there's plenty more going on. We're in final negotiations with our gracious landlords to take over the lease for two of the small shops at the front of the building. These will be combined to give us the new location for the RPM studio. The old studio will be demolished to make way for the new cardio area upstairs. This will be by far the biggest in Franklin, I guarantee you will not have to queue for a piece of cardio equipment! Sitting in a warehouse not far from the Club right now are 10 new treadmills, 10 new crosstrainers, 8 upright bikes and 2 recumbent bikes.

In keeping with my philosophy of providing the very best available equipment these new cardio machines all have build-in touch screen displays. The displays have build-in TV's and full iPod/iPhone compatibility. Manufactured by American company TRUE fitness they represent the cutting edge in QUALITY design, engineering and functionality. When you step through the door at Counties Fitness you can be assured you'll be using equipment that meets or better's that found in top Clubs around the world.

Once the dust has settled I have a couple of other big announcements pending that will put a simile on a lot of faces. It's hard to believe how far the Club has come over the past five or so years, our core of loyal members have been joined by many others over the years and to be honest it's the positive feedback and interaction with the family that is Counties Fitness that makes me and the rest of the team look forward to each and every day. It's been a great journey so far and I look forward to the years still to come.

What else is happening, Linda Begg an amazing Personal trainer turned up on our doorstep a few months ago. Formerly with another local Club their loss has very much been our gain. This woman has more energy than the space shuttle and has slotted in nicely alongside Nigel, Heidi and Zara our resident Personal trainers. She has just launched Box & Burn a group boxing class on every Friday at 6:30pm (see the separate news item). Welcome Linda!

The xDream mountain bike simulators have proven to be a real hit - almost to much so with some members addicted to them. They are the only two in the country and cost the Club some serious dollars (which I guess why they're the only two in the Country).

The other new pieces of equipment that have gone down a storm are the Absolo machines, last time I heard it was us and one other enlightened Club that has them. Basically they put a bit of fun into abdominal exercise and you can read more about them in a previous news post.

The twice yearly 12 Week challenge has kicked off, as usual for this time of year it's full and the 30 participants are well into their work. Most Clubs use this type of program as a marketing tool to get new members but ours is very different in that most who start will finish and get a great result to boot. Instead of training by yourself you're placed in a team and have team challenges all the way through to stay motivated. It's not uncommon to see weight losses of more that 20kg for some participants. Right now the teams are battling to see who can complete the most group fitness classes in a month (the record is 93!). They will then move onto the U.S Army physical fitness test which involves a lap around the Pukekohe Motorsport circuit.

22/06/2011 - No more Zumba

Yip, just hasn't been the same since Fabio left. When you're used to getting the best, second best isn't good enough. So bye bye Zumba was nice knowing you...

10/06/2011 - AB Solo's are here!

The ABSolo machines are now here. Only ones in the country and they're already proving to be very popular.

10/06/2011 - New inner/outer thigh machines

It's been a good week for new equipment. Our new Hoist ROC-IT inner and outer thigh machines have just arrived. Sure to be popular with the ladies!

24/05/2011 - Open Weekend timetable

As some of you may be aware it's Open weekend this weekend. Free classes and membership specials. The timetable for Saturday and Sunday is as follows:

8am   BodyPump
9am   BodyStep
10am BodyJam

9am      BodyCombat
9.30am RPM
10am    BodyBalance
11am    BodyAttack

Remember these are brand spanking new releases, so new music and new moves. See you all there!

17/05/2011 - Sad news

Despite our best efforts Fabio has lost his battle to remain in NZ. A fantastic instructor who will be sorely missed. Many thanks to all those who submitted letters to immigration on his behalf. Over 250 people signed the petition at the Club and more than 600 on the save Fabio Sampaio page on Facebook. It won't be the same without you.

05/05/2011 - New Opening Hours

It's been happening unofficially for a long time but the Club is now officially open from 5.30am Mon - Friday. Weekend hours remain the same.

20/04/2011 - New website!

It's taken a long long time to get it done. But it is an unbelievably big improvement over what was there before! Comments welcome, no doubt there will be some tweaking needed.

20/04/2011 - Easter Hours

Closed Friday
Open Saturday
Closed Sunday
Monday open 1pm - 8.30pm

Classes are as per usual for the times the Club is open.

19/04/2011 - AbSolo ab machines coming soon.

The Club has just bought two abSolo machines. Like the xDream bikes we'll be the first in the country to have them.

Expected to arrive in May, here's a sneak preview.

18/04/2011 - The xDream bikes have returned!

After a 10 day trial in the Club the overwhelming response from our members was - WE WANT THESE BIKES. So they're back and this time to stay. For the time being we're the first Club in the country to have them.

Not a member and wondering what all the fuss is about. Take a look at the video below...

09/08/2010 - New BodyAttack class

Due to demand we've added another BodyAttack class. It's on Saturday at 10am.

05/08/2010 - 12 Week Challenge

Registration is now open for our twice yearly and unique 12 Week Challenge program. Only 30 places are available and 18 are gone already. So grab an information brochure from the Club and kick start your weight loss program.

04/08/2010 - Yummy Mummy class

We've recently launched a brand new class especially for new mums. Do you want a chance to get out of the house, meet other new mums and get some exercise at the same time. Then come along with your baby to our Yummy Mummy class. A highly qualified instructor will help you get your body back into shape with a class specially designed for you. Finish it off with a free cup of coffee and catch up with other mums. The cost is just $5!

03/08/2010 - Autospot machine

Our new and one off autospot machine has just arrived. It allows users to place dumb bells in any position they want prior to beginning their exercise. Perfect for those exercises where you struggle to get dumb bells into the start position.

01/05/2010 - New Website

The new website is about to be launched :) Updated