With a focus of this issue being on Health, Fitness and Beauty (and fashion), we had to take a closer look at what’s on offer at the famous Takapuna Beach. We found no less than 36 local businesses! – so locals are certainly well-catered for when it comes to looking after themselves and looking good! Make sure you ‘do-it-local’ for all your Health, Fitness and Beauty products and services.
Les Mills Takapuna
Les Mills has been an institution in the local fitness industry for decades and one of their most popular gyms is right here at Takapuna Beach. Les Mills Takapuna, who are also a sponsor of the TBBA, is perched on the top of Shore City Shopping Centre, right in the heart of Takapuna. Parking is no problem here, so why not drop in to try a functional workout in our outdoor space or throw a few punches in our boxing area? Whether you want to make the most of a motivational group fitness class, tackle a workout with your Les Mills personal trainer or smash your goals in our cardio or weights area, this compact gym has it all. Fantastic modern equipment, amazing world class classes, great online apps and features.
Les Mills Takapuna – Top Floor, Shore City Shopping Centre
A new addition to Takapuna over the past two years, Allfit Takapuna is like brand new and on the corner of Lake Road and Como Street. With 770 sqm of gym floor, and two boutique studios, Allfit Takapuna brings the latest full range of state of the art Technogym fitness equipment, and boutique classes to the North Shore, all under one roof. With 50 of the latest Technogym cardio machines, including the award winning SKILLMILL, SKILLRUN, SKILLROW, and Group Cycle Connect spin bikes. Allfit Takapuna has 40+ classes per week in our group cycle and functional exercise studios. When it comes to weights, they have it all! From our express circuit weight machines to get you started, to plenty of benches and free weights for the advanced gym-goers. With plenty of nearby parking, bus stops right outside, Allfit Takapuna has the perfect location to keep your body in shape!
ALLFIT Takapuna – Corner Lake Road and Como Streets.
Flex Fitness Takapuna
One of Flex Fitness’ newest clubs is in Takapuna! In Como Street located in the carpark that also serves the popular Citta Home Store. FREE onsite parking for all members makes Flex Takapuna one of the most convenient 24-hour fitness facilities on the North Shore! The Flex Takapuna team have you covered whatever your health and fitness goals are, whether it's resistance training; cardio; or functional training with world-class equipment from Hammer Strength, Eleiko, Arsenal Strength, Rogue and Life Fitness. You can work with their personal trainers to get the best support in achieving your health and fitness goals. As part of joining Flex Takapuna you will be able to take advantage of a free 30 minute induction session with one of their personal trainers and will have access to free introductory programmes.
Flex Fitness Takapuna – Shop 3, 10 Como Street, Takapuna.
Vision Personal Training Takapuna
Vision’s friendly studio’s are located in Huron Street. Their personal trainers are ready to coach and support you every step of the way. Vision’s holistic and personal approach to health and wellbeing allows you to achieve sustainable, long term results with small, easy steps. A Vision personal trainer will guide you through one-on-one personal training sessions designed to achieve your goals. Or you can join a community and raise your game! Their Group Training offering is great for those who like exercise amongst the energy of others and our group training sessions are suited to all fitness levels. They have their ‘My Vision App’ – your personal trainer in your pocket!
Vision Personal Training Takapuna – 17 Huron Street.
Anytime Fitness Takapuna
Anytime Fitness is located in the space that many with remember as Bin Bin Deluxe in behind the Elephant Wrestler on Hurstmere Road. At Anytime Fitness Takapuna their mission is to provide you with a total fitness experience designed to help you reach your goals. A healthy lifestyle doesn’t start and stop at the gym. It starts with a plan, which is why they offer solutions that incorporate fitness, nutrition and recovery to provide a 360 approach to your wellness journey. Enjoy a customised workout plan, 24-7 access to the gym, squeaky clean surfaces and equipment, along with 24-7 security to keep you safe while you make healthy happen.
Anytime Fitness Takapuna – 138 Hurstmere Road.
Jetts 24-Hour Fitness Takapuna
Jetts in Auburn Street has become a fixture in Takapuna. Jetts aim is to inspire people to live a better life, by making fitness more accessible to everyone. With over 50-plus locations nationwide, 24/7 access and flexible membership options, you’ll be on track to achieving your health and well-being goals. Jetts has got your back with a range of memberships to suit your lifestyle including all-club access and personal trainers. Takapuna facilities include:- cardio equipment; changing rooms; dedicated stretching area; free wifi; personal training; pin loaded equipment; weights. With the Jetts App (free to members) you can achieve your fitness goals in the gym or at home, with guided workout plans and on demand workouts. The perfect companion to stay motivated, gain confidence and see results.
Jetts 24-Hour Fitness Takapuna – 7 Auburn Street.
BFT Takapuna (Body Fit Training)
BFT Takapuna is one of the newer fitness offerings at Takapuna Beach. It’s described as ‘the hottest new global fitness community". BFT uses science and technology to drive positive outcomes – at all fitness levels. They’ve incorporated scientifically proven training techniques aimed at reducing fat and creating lean muscle into a variety of 50 minute training sessions that are overseen by highly accredited coaches in a dynamic group environment. High levels of visual content showcasing their programmes are shown on multiple digital displays throughout the studio.
Body Fit Training Takapuna – 51 Hurstmere Road.
Fu/nis EMS Training Takapuna
fu/nis EMS training is a new style of training and their Hurstmere Road Takapuna gym is the first kind on the Shore, and only the second in New Zealand. Their highly effective strength training regime gets you results within a fraction of time of a normal gym session. You’re in and out in 30 minutes.
fu/nis EMS training was founded by Catrina Kuehler, whose passion for EMS training has seen her dream of opening studios across the country come to fruition, partnering up with Kelly Percy to open the Takapuna Studio in July 2021.
Starting out as a member in the city studio Kelly became so passionate about EMS training that she jumped at the opportunity to open the Takapuna Studio alongside Catrina in the middle of last year. Kelly, who has a degree in psychology, has always placed great importance on having a healthy mind, body and soul. A wife, mum of two, and business owner, Kelly’s busy lifestyle has always demanded systems and solutions that are fast and effective in producing results, so when EMS crossed her path, it was love at first sight!
Fu/nis EMS Training Takapuna – 178 Hurstmere Road.
Kia Kaha Studios – Pilates, Yoga & Power Up
A Māori phrase that means “Be Strong”. The Auburn Street based Kia Kaha team believes strength comes from within and covers spiritual (heart), mental (mind) and physical (body) states. Kia Kaha Studios aims to assist people through the journey of finding their strength in order to continuously develop self-confidence, well-being and a healthy body. Kia Kaha exercise programs (including Pilates, yoga and PowerUp) focus on activating a variety of muscle groups and work to strengthen and lengthen the spine so that you can stand taller and improve your flexibility, balance and body awareness. They understand that everybody is different. With that in mind, they will always encourage you to challenge your limits but also understand your body, keep focused on technique and go at your own pace.
Kia Kaha Studios – 5 Auburn Ave, Takapuna.
Pilates Unlimited is a popular and well-established studio in Takapuna, being part of the community for over 20 years. It also operates as a training centre directly affiliated with Romana’s Pilates based in the USA. The studio is fully equipped with top-of-the-range equipment from Gratz, imported from New York. This apparatus was designed by Joseph Pilates and used by his protégé Romana Kryzanowska and her teachers for decades. The Pilates Unlimited team believe that the work and the equipment go hand in hand. They are well-known for establishing a workout that their clients truly enjoy, with many having attended since the studio opened. Every individual receives a programme within the authentic system of exercises that is tailored to his or her needs and fitness level. One-on-one and classes available.
Pilates Unlimited – 18 Northcroft Street, Takapuna.
Studio Pilates Takapuna Beach
Studio Pilates is based on the ground floor of the Partners Life building in central Takapuna. Their classes deliver an exhilarating workout experience. For many this becomes a new fitness obsession with high energy, inspiring classes, uplifting music in a luxe workout space. Get set for fast paced, intense, 40 minute classes that deliver incredible total body sculpting workouts to challenge you mentally and physically. Innovative video technology and world-class instructors focus on perfecting your technique. The science of sequencing plus ever-changing workouts keep your body guessing and give you the results you want. Fast.
Studio Pilates Takapuna – 33 Hurstmere Road.
Flourish Yoga is home to a wonderful community of yoga practitioners and teachers. Led by founder Emma Beattie, their teaching team are all handpicked for their passion and years of experience and look forward to welcoming you into their cosy studio space in Huron Street. After teaching for a number of years in Paris and London, Emma moved back to New Zealand with her partner and opened the Flourish Yoga studio in 2019. Flourish Yoga offers a wide range of yoga and mindfulness classes and are specialists in both prenatal and postnatal yoga. An intimate and supportive environment awaits you. Take their advice… Start, continue or deepen your yoga journey. Be the best version of you.
Flourish Yoga – 5 Huron Street, Takapuna.
Golden Yogi is an upmarket yoga, health, and wellness studio conveniently located in central Takapuna – in a lovely purpose-built studio above Starbucks in Parkway Arcade. Their team of highly experienced teachers offer a wide variety of yoga styles to meet you where you are at, and take you where you want to go. Their purpose is to develop a conscious community focused on optimum health through natural lifestyle choices to merge the mind, body, and spirit. Golden Yogi offers a range of classes, events, wellness seminars and a natural medicine clinic. The blissful atmosphere is inspiring to help you cultivate a deep inner state of awareness, happiness, and health. The studio is open seven days a week and offers a flexible schedule with lots of classes each week for you to choose from.
Golden Yogi – Level 1, 46 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna.
North Shore Iyengar Yoga Centre
Founder and senior teacher Joy Sanders founded North Shore Iyengar Yoga Centre in 1996. They have recently moved to a new location – 15 Anzac Street in Takapuna. North Shore Iyengar Yoga Centre provides a relaxed, friendly and intimate environment with fully certified and experienced Iyengar yoga teachers. Joy and her team use props (bolsters, blocks, blankets, straps) where necessary to ensure students are correctly positioned and to minimise the potential for injury. They cater for all levels of experience and capability – from beginner to advanced. There is also pregnancy, injury recovery and restorative classes which assist motion and rehabilitation but without over exertion and harm.
North Shore Iyengar Yoga Centre – Suite 3, 15 Anzac St, Takapuna.
ikoi Day Spa – 1 Huron Street, Takapuna
Tranquil Japanese atmosphere; a wide range of health and beauty traditions; New Zealand's first and only Enzyme Spa.
Haven Skin Spa – 33-45 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna.
Haven Skin Spa specialises in providing long-lasting solutions to skin concerns from a serene and relaxing environment.
Forme Skin and Body Spa – 5/1 The Strand, Takapuna
(entrance on Lake Road)
New Zealand’s Favourite Day Spas For Rejuvenation & Relaxation
Caci Takapuna – Parkway Arcade, 48 Hurstmere Road
Passionate about delivering 'Skin Confidence’.
The Face Place Med Spa – Level 1/10 Northcroft Street, Takapuna
Delivering the ultimate experience in non-surgical cosmedicine.
Healthway Massage and Therapy – Shore City Shopping Centre
Chinese therapy massage, sports massage, reflexology, acupuncture, cupping, herbal medicine, manicure & pedicure.
Laser Clinics New Zealand – 15-17 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna
Laser hair removal, skin treatments. Cosmetic injectable treatments.
Rejuvenation Massage – Shore City Shopping Centre
Specialists in traditional Chinese massage, hot stone, cupping and reflexology.
Kiwi Nails & Spa – Shore City Shopping Centre
Five star service, relaxing atmosphere, high quality manicures and pedicures, SNS available, beauty treatments.
ProfessioNAIL Takapuna – Shore City Shopping Centre
The finest in professional nail care and personalised attention, using only the best quality nail care products.
PD Nails – 94 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna
Manicures, spa pedicures and a range of other services
Phone 09-486 6557 or Visit on Facebook
American Nails – 62 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna
The place for everything nails in Takapuna
Phone 09-489 5898
Oscar and Co – Level 1, 55 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna
An innovative boutique salon. The Oscar and Co team are incredibly supportive, skillful and are absolutely driven to create beautiful hair and exceptional service.
Servilles Takapuna – 488 Lake Road.
Multi-award winning internationally acclaimed team of hair stylists.
Morgan and Morgan – 462 Lake Road, Takapuna
Super-friendly team of dedicated hairdressers, here to give you the best in service and personalised care in a unique and relaxed environment that you’re completely comfortable in.
H & Co – 5 Huron Street, Takapuna
Passionate about making your hair the best it can be. Specialising in Balayage, blondes and natural looking colours that last.
Rodney Wayne Takapuna – Shore City Shopping Centre
Dedicated to providing you with world-leading hairstyling, hair colouring and hair care products.
Vivo Hair Salon - 12 Anzac Street
A supportive team that prides itself on its technical and creative prowess, and a relaxed, sophisticated ambiance.
Frenchie and Co – 159 Hurstmere Road, Takapuna
Covering all aspects of modern hairdressing and beauty services. Our hair stylists and beauty therapists are highly skilled with the creative vision and talent to deliver the best experience.
Bella Figura Hair Salon – 2 Killarney Street, Takapuna
A new, upmarket, hair salon offeing a full service hair menu, specialising exclusively in Kerastase Hair Care and Loreal Colour.
Forever Blonde Hair Studio Takapuna – Level 1/1A / 10 Northcroft Street.
Thier passion is creating the perfect blonde for you!
Hair Division – 446 Lake Road, Takapuna
A family owned salon with a fresh aesthetic and comfortable atmosphere.
For more information visit: www.ilovetakapuna.co.nz