Fitness for your body doesn’t stop at your shoulders, and the Bodyfix Gym team understand that going to the gym takes you far beyond the classic lose weight, tone up, and strengthen.
“We believe in exercise to support mental health as well, and we are really popular for that,” says Owner Moana Williams.
“We even have members referred to us by their GP with exercise as part of their prescription.”
Privately owned, the longstanding and tightknit team at Bodyfix are there to support members.
“We get to know everyone and you are always an individual, never a number. While some gyms focus on attracting new clients, we really value our existing members and have been through many personal joys and tragedies with them,” says Moana.
Even more than usual in the current environment, Bodyfix is a place where worries are left at the door and there is a sense of normality for a while.
“So many friendships are made here, existing friendships are strengthened – we laugh hard, and then of course you’ll work your body like there’s no tomorrow,” says Moana.
With 45 classes on the timetable for all abilities, the team will design a membership to suit you, plus the Personal Training Team is extremely experienced and always ready to help.
There’s also full access after-hours, group challenges, and nutrition advice on the gym’s Facebook group.
Bodyfix was established in 2011 by a group of health and fitness professionals as a space for anyone and everyone to feel supported and empowered. Today, the boutique gym has more than 39 group classes per week, with something for all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Members enjoy the unique range of strength, cardio, yoga and recovery classes, plus their top-of-the-line spin equipment – all housed in a brand new, world-class facility.
Voted the Best Gym in Christchurch by the people of Canterbury, it’s home to some of New Zealand’s leading personal trainers and group-fitness instructors, who each bring their own specialist skills and one-of-a-kind sparkle to Bodyfix. “Together we’ve created a vibrant, diverse and down-to-earth community where people lift each other up and know how to have a good laugh – all while working hard and getting their hearts pumping,” says owner Moana Williams.
“Our focus is on helping you feel confident in who you are, by giving you the tools and knowledge to take care of not just your body, but also your mind.”
Whether you simply want to be able to run around with the kids, or you’re competing in high-level sport, the Bodyfix team can tailor a programme to suit your goals. “We’re all here to support you on your journey, whatever that may look like. We believe it’s the people that make the place what it is, and at Bodyfix we are proud to be making a difference in people’s lives.”
As more and more people join the Bodyfix family, the unique gym is moving premises to cater to its ever-growing membership.
“By early next year, we will have a much larger gym, in a brand-new world class facility – located at 29 Leeds Street – as well as more services to offer our members,” owner Moana Williams says. “Building on what we already have, the new premises will enable us to continue to grow – and not being linked to a franchise and being a one-of-a-kind gym is what sets us apart.”
The ‘family friendly’ club opened in 2011, featuring a full weights and cardio room, as well as a variety of group classes designed to motivate members to achieve their goals, including HIIT, spin and yoga. Starting your exercise regime today rather than tomorrow is one philosophy followed closely by the team at Bodyfix, and that’s because they know that when exercising under their roof, you are sure to see results. They know that when people walk into their club, everyone wants a better version of themselves.
Moana says getting the right mix of regular exercise can improve your health, vitality and wellness – which we all need more than ever in life. “There is no ‘right time’ to get started on an exercise programme, do it today – with a bit of hard work, sweat and commitment you will be fit, healthy and happy.”
Visit Bodyfix now at 450 Tuam Street, phone 03 389 9892, or visit