Staff membership options

Staff from the University of Auckland are welcome.

Did you know we are moving?

The Recreation Centre is moving to a nearby location in 2020. If you have any questions, please speak to our Recreation Centre reception staff.

*More information to come.


All memberships and casual entry include access to:

  • Group Fitness classes
  • Squash court
  • Climbing wall (for bouldering only)
  • Sports Hall drop-in use if the space isn’t booked 
  • a range of other Sport and Recreation facilities and services

Sports equipment hire is not included with any membership or casual entry fee.

Sessions such as Dance or a Small Group Training Programme carry an additional fee.

University of Auckland staff membership options

We offer three options to University of Auckland staff:

  • 12-month memberships, paid upfront, which gives you the best value for money. 
  • 6-month membership (available from 1 July 2019), paid upfront, with valid University of Auckland Staff ID.
  • Direct debit (charged fortnightly).

All membership conditions:

  • Staff members must be employed at the University at the time of joining and for the duration of your membership.

Direct debit conditions:

  • You can cancel a direct debit membership at any time with two weeks’ notice.
  • You can suspend your direct debit membership any time for a period of two to twenty weeks as often as you need. Please give us two weeks notice of intended suspension. 

Staff membership fees

Staff membership type Price
12 months membership $499
6 months membership  $310
Flexi direct debit (charged fortnightly)

Staff Free Two Week Trial.
All staff of the University are entitled to a two-week free trial of the Recreation Centre*. See our friendly reception staff for more information and to activate.

*Limited to one per staff member for a one time visit.

Exclusive to staff

Walk the Talk

Walk the Talk is a free guided walking programme for all staff and students. The walks last 30-45 minutes and they're a great way to beat stress while helping you to get fit and keep active. Find out more about Walk the Talk.


This structured six-week staff wellness programme is held in the Recreation Centre and aimed at those wanting to make lifestyle improvements.

Run by Health and Fitness industry experts Matt and Kristy, the BeneFit programme delivers high-quality group exercise classes, nutrition coaching and food diary analysis along with pre- and post-programme health and fitness assessments.

If you have colleagues who would like to give BeneFit a go, or want to make a personal change, please email Matt Newey for more information about BeneFit.

Matt Newey -

Visit the BeneFit website.

Small group training classes

Our Premium Programme offers small group training sessions. From BoxFit and Bootcamp to female toning and martial arts, small group training is a great way to challenge yourself in a more personalised setting.

These eight-week programmes are additional to membership but with discounts for members.

Find out more about small group training classes.

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