Personal training and assessments

Our qualified and experienced Fitness Instructors and Personal Trainers will help you you get the most out of your time at the Recreation Centre.

Our in-house Fitness Instructors offer a wide range of specialised services (as well as free on the floor advice and spotting heavy lifts) from Fit3D scans to exercise plans to help you reach a goal or train for a specific event. Our Fitness Instructors charge a low, set fee for their services, and you can book at Rec Centre Reception. 

Our Personal Trainers can provide you a more long term, or regular assistance with training. Personal Trainers pricing varies and you can book in directly with them via their contact details below. If you need someone to train you consistently, or for a longer period to keep you motivated a Personal Trainer is the way to go. 

Meet our personal trainers

Price and contact information

We also offer small group training through our Premium Programmes.

Exercise plans

Our in-house qualified fitness instructors can support you with an exercise plan to get started, or get you to your goals more effectively. We can support you to get started with a free standard exercise plan, through to a personalised exercise plan and follow up. All sessions are taken by a qualified fitness instructor. 


A free standardised exercise plan and brief consulation to get you started. This is a great start to the gym where you can ask questions and get set up with some basic exercises. 

Cost: Free for students. $15 for non students. 

What's included:

  • Short consultation
  • Standardised exercise plan. 

Start up package  

If you're familiar with the basics of the gym, or have specific goals or needs, a start up package will set you up with an exercise plan tailored to get you moving safer and more effectively in the gym. This full service package provides a full analysis of your base line and gives you the plan to get your gains and reach your goals. 

Cost: $40 for UoA students, $46 all other members 

What's included: 

  • One on one consultation and goal setting
  • Fit3D body composition scan
  • Fitness assessment
  • Personalised exercise plan 
  • One on one session to go through your exercise plan. 

Start up plus 

If you're looking for a more comprenhensive, but affordable exercise plan a start up plus will give you all the initial benefits of a start up, plus you'll get a follow up consultation and a new exercise plan. Your second consultation and exercise plan will build on your progress and further your exercise journey. 

Cost: $65 UoA students, $75 all other members 

Whats included: 

  • Start up 
  • Follow up consultation 
  • Secondary/progressive exercise plan. 

Fit3D Body Scanner

The Fit3D scanner is a new tool to measure your body composition, anthropometrics and posture. This is done via scanning your body using state of the art infrared cameras and providing you with a 360-degree view of yourself.   It can also be useful to gauge longer-term change in your body composition.

How accurate is the scanner?

It is likely your results will be slightly higher than previous measures such as the ISAK body fat test.  This primarily due to the Fit3D test conducting a scan of the entire body while other measures only assess a specific site (for example the bicep and triceps).  
Research has found that the Fit3D scanner to produce valid and reliable
results when compared to gold standard measures such as DEXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry) scans. However, factors such as time of day (morning and
night), food consumption and hydration status can affect results. To reduce
errors in future tests, we recommend you consume foods and fluids that are
closely related to any previous assessments.

What else do I need to know?

Scans need to be done in your underwear.  While scans can be complete in clothing, please know that this will not produce valid result. This is because the
scanners will mould to the contours of your clothing rather than your
skin.  If you do not wish to be scanned in your underwear, please wear tight fitting ‘skins’ for the test.  There is a private area in the fitness testing room where you can change and complete the scan on your own.  The scan itself will only take a few minutes.  Shortly after the scan you will receive a report by email which, if you are happy to share on your phone or webmail, your trainer will be able to help you to interpret.  You will receive another email within 48 hours with your postural report.  If you would like help interpreting this, please let us know and we can make another appointment to help you understand the postural results and to generate a training plan to help address any imbalances if present.

Bookings and payments

You can make a booking at Rec Centre Reception for any of our fitness services, inlcuding Fit3D Scans. Payment needs to be made prior to any bookings. You can also book via phone on 09 923 4788. 

Description UoA student price Non-student price
Start up package  $40 $46
Start up plus package $65 $75
Fit3D assessment  $30 $34.50


For more information, please see a team member at Rec Centre reception on the ground floor of the Recreation Centre, 70 Stanley Street.