If your Health and Well-Being is important to You then reading this review will be one of the best things you will ever do…
For many of us venturing into a gym is a daunting process.
You see we all know that we should be doing something about our current state of health but previous horrific experiences at the hands of brutal unfriendly trainers holds us back.
Well it is either that or our overriding desire for comfort food a TV and a comfortable sofa.
What ever your barrier is, ‘getting it together’ and taking action towards improving your health needs to be addressed and addressed now.
From My Experience…
I have been in and out of Gyms around NZ for years now and experienced more than my fair share of bad service and uncaring trainers. Gyms that pride themselves on the amount of share ‘Muscle’ they have walking around – you know the type of people I am talking about don’t you?
Through to those gyms that are just so ‘Clickie’ that if your lycra shorts aren’t tight enough, or you don’t have the correct brand of shoes, you will experience an overwhelming feeling of disgust from those around you.
The question I had during my search for a suitable Gym was always –
What does the perfect gym for me really look like?
Here is what I wanted…Yet often didn’t get.
I just really wanted to be feel like I belonged, and that other people just like me, cared about how my day was and how my training was going.
All power to the muscle head that poses his stuff and struts around grunting and groaning but sorry that is not for me, I don’t want to know about it.
I need to know that expert assistance is their when you need it and sometimes even when you think you don’t – like when the bench press bar goes down but for some reason you just can’t seem to lift it up again.
don’t you just hate it when your treadmill stops suddenly on you and nearly throws you across the room or the machines creak and groan so badly that you think they are gong to snap and cause you bodily damage. Give me quality and CLEAN gear and I am a happy man.
Oh my god can I tell you some horror stories about the state of the shower and toilet facilities in some of the gyms around NZ. Honestly you just don’t want to know.
Ok call me old but there comes a point on the volume control where enough is enough. I came in to train not join a ‘mosh pit’ or ‘night club trance dance’, come on, music is great in a gym but lets take stock of who is in the gym and cater for them more so than the young trendy boys and girls at reception.
Good Opening Hours…
One thing that always annoyed me was when I finally got motivated to go to the gym in the weekends it would inevitably be closed, typical isn’t it.
Ok I have whinged enough about the lack of or disregard of the things I like in a gym now let’s get to the gym of my choice.
Lunn Ave Mt Wellington
They fit my needs of being …
The staff now know me by name and the people in the gym are keen to get to know you, help you if you ask and by doing so have created a really great culture within the gym
You wont find a posing muscle head here at Club Lifestyle Gym but you will see enthusiastic people that take pride in their well being
Just ask and you will get looked after, twinge a muscle and they will ask you if you are ok. These people care
The gear here is fantastic, clean and well maintained. You will not only get the best treadmills but you can also experience new machines, new training techniques like ‘Kettle Bell’ training or mixed martial arts. Maybe ‘one on one’ specialised individual training is your thing then you will find it here.
Clean Facilities –
Finally a shower that doesn’t have soap scum all over it, separate showers in the men’s area, change rooms that a clean, fresh and maintained. It isn’t brain surgery to get it right but it does make a difference to your experience when it is and Club Lifestyle Gym has it right.
What I love here is that the new owners recognised that the music within the gym needed to be set up in zones so that volume can be controlled across the gym. Music that motivates me to continue through my workout is played and what a difference this makes.
Good Opening Hours -
Well you can’t beat open ALL HOURS 24/7 can you. Club lifestyles swipe card entry allows you to access the gym whenever you feel motivated to go.
Is Club Lifestyle Gym the Greatest Gym in the World?
I have to say no it isn’t…. but if you measure the performance of a gym against what your actual personal needs are then for me it gets an 8/10.
Areas that I would change if I could or if it was Humanly Possible
Nothing big, maybe add a few pictures on the wall. Run a few members’ competitions and maybe trial a members community board so that members can network a little if they choose to.
04-10-2012 – what a transformation – come and check out the new mural and messgae board – isn’t it great – the guys running the gym listen to their members and act accordingly to make the gym a better place.
Here’s a Fantastic Offer for those of you like me – in need of losing a few pounds before I show myself on a beach…
Ok let’s look at the Pricing….
I am going to make this really easy for you.
Ask yourself this…
How much is dependant on your health and well being, think about your family, friends, work etc and put a dollar per month figure on it.
It would be a big figure wouldn’t it?
Here is a section of a pricing comparison form from a really good website www.gymcosts.co.nz.
You can easily see that the team at Club Lifestyle Gym care about you and your pocket
|Lifestyle Fitness @ Scene||Level 4 Scene One, 2 Beach Road||City||$99.00||$612.00||$915.00||$25.20||$19.95||$25.00|
|One Five One Corporate Health Club||Level 8 151 Queen St||City||$65.00||$899.00||$1699.00||$35.08||$33.00|
|Promet Fitness||ANZ Tower, 23 Albert Street||City|
|Vibra Train||7/192 Victoria Street West||City||$20.31|
|Y-Fitness Albert Street (YMCA)||29 Albert St, Ground Level ANZ Centre||City|
|Y-Fitness Auckland City||149 Greys Avenue||City|
|Youthtown||68a Nelson St||City||$0.00||$289.00||$459.00||$15.00|
|Jetts Fitness Eden Terrace||96 New North Road||Eden Tce||$99.00||$488.00||$11.98|
|Club Lifestyle – Your Gym||Level 1, 53 Lunn Ave||Ellerslie||09 527 7615||$49.00||$529.00||$899.00||$19.00||$17.00||$15.00|
At $17.00 week you are getting a fantastic deal.
Check out the new Spring into Shape for Summer Promotion
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Take care of yourself and the rest will fall into place.