Okay, if you are not currently a gym member (or been one in the last year) then you can join your local gym for 50%, if you sign up by the end of the month. This is a massive saving.
And even better, this is not some government subsidised scheme which you or I have to fund from our taxes. FitnessNZ, the association of health and fitness centres, is paying itself for the half price discounts.
Go to this page on their website and just click the region you live in. It will then show you a list of participating gyms for that area. Click on the gym you are interested in, and it shows you a range of prices for three, six and twelve months, along with the normal and discounted price.
I think this is a great initiative. The cost of membership for a gym can be significant, so this is a great way to start off cheaply – you can then evaluate it at the end of the period. And with our politicians obsessed with the obesity epidemic and promoting solutions such as more taxes, maximum sizes for easter eggs etc, it’s great to see the industry doing their bit by making exercising at a gym more cheaply available. I suspect this initiative could do more good than anything which the Select Committee comes up with!
Each gym has a limited number of subsidised places left (they are displayed on the website), so it might pay to move quickly. You can also purchase membership for friends and family so long as they are not current gym members also.
I already am a member at Bodyworks, so not eligible myself which is a pity. I would have saved $419 if this promotion was running when I joined up last year.