Hamilton is probably one of the best places to do exercise in New Zealand. First, it's a very green city and lots of people enjoy jogging across its parks and streets. Second, in Hamilton, you'll always find someone to work out with, as Hamiltonians are really fond of exercise. Finally, the city is home to a variety of gyms and sports organisations where you can easily meet a great personal trainer who will help you in person or online.

Learn more about exercising in New Zealand from our articles.

People may have different reasons to exercises. Some want to boost their performance as professional athletes, others would simply like to improve their physical fitness to have more energy and look better. Physical training has a lot of benefits both for our body and mental health. Sport sessions help us remove stress, get more focused on our goals and build up our self-confidence.

However, not everybody finds taking up physical activity an easy matter. Training often implies changes in your lifestyle and you'll need to acquire the right technique. If you start exercising on your own it can be difficult to find enough motivation to face those challenges. The best option to deal with that problem is to contact a personal coach who will set up an effective training programme for you and will stimulate you to keep going.

Below, we will show you the best places to find a great trainer and start exercising in Hamilton. You can then choose the one that best suits your interests and goals so you can improve your health and physical fitness as efficiently as possible. We will look at the advantages of training in a gym, in the open air or online. We will also explain what makes a good personal trainer and what criteria can help you choose the right one for you. You can use this knowledge even if you live in Auckland or another city.

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Finding a personal trainer in a gym

Hamilton is the fourth largest city in New Zealand and it has a great number of gyms where you can get in contact with a coach. The advantage of talking to a trainer in a gym is that they will be able to test directly your level and correct your technique when it's needed.

You can find information about each gym online and start your search in the one that meets better your needs. For example, if you're looking to boost your strength it can be a good idea to seek a gym and a trainer specialising in strength machines and free weights. On the other hand, if you'd like just to improve your general physical fitness, you may want to start by attending cardio training sessions. You can take group classes and work out with other people will be highly stimulating for you.

Once you've found a good gym online you can go there and see how it is with your own eyes. It is important that you feel comfortable in the place where you're going to work out. If, for example, it looks too small or too crowded for you, it may be better to look somewhere else straight away. Many gyms offer free trial training sessions for beginners and this can be a great opportunity for you to choose the right one.

We will now tell you about some of the best gyms in Hamilton to make your search easier. And if you're looking for a gym in Tauranga, you can read our article on the topic.

Kiwi-Strength

If you're looking for some serious strength training, Kiwi-Strength will be the right place for you. It was founded by professional powerlifters whose idea was to create a gym with a sense of community. In Kiwi-Strength you will find all the necessary equipment to work out and passionate people to exchange experience with. You can also book a training session with a professional trainer who will suggest the most efficient programmes and help you improve your technique. They also organise regular workshops for beginners and advanced athletes in which they discuss particular aspects of the discipline and give tips on how to boost your performance. You can find information about the workshops online and attend them at the gym. The basic membership at Kiwi-Strength is priced at $16.95 per week and an hour session with a personal trainer will cost you $100.

CrossFit Taurus

CrossFit Taurus can be a great place for those interested in CrossFit training. It can be an excellent opportunity to improve your health and physical fitness in an efficient way. At CrossFit Taurus, you can take 3 Crossfit classes a week for $45 and you can get unlimited access for $55. In addition to your training sessions, you will be able to use their strength and cardio equipment and take part in social events. You can also take lessons with personal trainers priced at $60 per hour to obtain the best results.

Anytime Fitness

If you are looking to combine workouts on machines with group lessons, Anytime Fitness can be a place for you. It's a fitness chain present in numerous cities in New Zealand, including Christchurch, for example. There, you will meet certified trainers who will teach you how to train your body and build your strength. It is conveniently located at 19 Clarence Street in Hamilton and you can easily get there by car or by bike. Group training sessions will boost your motivation and your personal trainer will teach you the right technique and create an effective training programme for you. You can find the schedule of their classes online and get in contact with a trainer directly at the gym. They offer a trial training session for free and membership prices start at $17.50.

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Working out in the open air

Hamilton is a very green city and has lots of amazing places where for exercise alone or with a coach. You can search for a training place in one of the numerous city parks. For example, Parana park can be great for joggers as it has many lanes to run on and in Hamilton Lake Domain, you will find grass for group fitness sessions. A good website to find a training group can be Sport Waikato. They post information about fitness classes in Hamilton online, so you need just to go to their website and see directly if there is something convenient for you.

Another option is to exercise out-of-doors with a personal fitness trainer. You can simply meet in a green place and do your workouts there. The advantage of training in fresh air is that you breathe more easily and, as a result, your physical performance improves greatly. What's more, exercising will become more pleasant and stimulating for you and you will have more fun doing it. You can also work out with a personal trainer in Palmerston North or another city.

Find a personal trainer online

If training in a gym or in the open air isn't convenient for you for some reason, there is still a great solution to improve your physical fitness and achieve your sports goals. There are thousands of trainers giving classes online and finding the right one for you won't be difficult at all. On the internet, you can get in contact with a coach from any part of New Zealand or even abroad and work out in the comfort of your home. Your personal trainer will create a training programme for you and will correct your technique via webcam.

A useful tool that will help you find a great coach is REPs. It is a register including all qualified sports professionals across the country. If you come across a REPs registered trainer you can be sure that they have all the necessary qualifications to train you.

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Whether you want to practice CrossFit, weights, spinning, kickboxing, cross-training, or any other fitness discipline, it is essential that you have a good personal trainer. Otherwise, your training may not be efficient enough and you will just lose motivation. And then, if you don't get advice from a personal trainer, there is always the possibility of doing certain exercises in the wrong way. The exercises then become useless and you can even injure yourself by doing them. A private coach wouldn't let this happen by correcting your technique and helping you develop good training habits in Hamilton or in any other city, like Whangarei.

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A personal trainer will bear in mind your goals and interests when organising your training, so practising one of these disciplines can be as enjoyable for you as possible. With a private coach, you will quickly see results and it will push you to work even harder.

On Superprof, you can find numerous personal trainers in Hamilton and its region, specialising in different disciplines. On top of that, you can look for online coaches from all across New Zealand and the world to find the one who suits your perfectly. Why not contact a trainer from Wellington and work out with them?

On our website, you will find information about each personal trainer, such as their price, experience or specialisation as well as whether they have any professional certification. Once you've found the one who interests you, you'll be able able to contact them via our platform and discuss all the details with them directly.

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