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- Membership benefits
- Membership options
- Casual entry and 10-entry passes
- One-week or one-month memberships
- Massey students' four-month and 12-month memberships
- Massey staff and general public three, six and and 12-month memberships
- Exclusions to all memberships
- Rules and code of conduct
- Follow us on social media
- Download the Massey Uni app
- Contact the office
- Related content
When you sign up for a full membership to the gym, sport and recreation centre on our Manawatū campus in Palmerston North you'll get:
- full use of our gym, the Fitness Centre
- LES MILLS™ group fitness classes included
- full use of our recreational facilities
- free sweat towel hire
- free equipment hire.
Casual entry and 10-entry passes
Casual entry rates
Casual entries are a one-off pass where you can come in to the Massey Sport and Recreation Centre for a day and use any facility you choose — from taking a LES MILLS™ group fitness class to running on a treadmill in the Fitness Centre gym.
These passes can be purchased at reception:
- adult (15 years and older) – $12
- child (under 15 years) – $5
- student (ID required) – $10
- senior Citizens 65+ (ID required) – $10
We also offer a 10-entry pass:
- 10 entries within a 12-month period – $100
One-week or one-month memberships
Not sure if our gym or recreation centre is for you, or only around for a short time? Try our facilities and programmes before committing to a full membership.
With a short-term membership, you can attend as many LES MILLS™ group fitness classes as you like, work out in our gym (the Fitness Centre), and use the court spaces. Sign up and pay at reception.
The prices are:
- $20 for a one-week membership
- $50 for a one-month membership
Massey students' four-month and 12-month memberships
Once you're enrolled as a student at Massey and your fees are paid, you can buy a full membership.
Your membership remains current while you are a student enrolled in courses at Massey. If you are just enrolling for one semester, we recommend purchasing the four-month membership. You can upgrade your membership later if you want to.
When you study on the Manawatū campus, the recreation levy you pay when you enrol gives you free use of our recreational facilities. Distance students do not pay this levy so membership prices are higher. You can find prices in this table.
|Student type||Four months||12 months|
Massey staff and general public three, six and and 12-month memberships
The Massey Sport and Recreation Centre is not just for enrolled students. We also welcome Massey staff and their families and wider community members, and have specific membership rates for each group.
Massey staff and alumni:
- staff at Massey and their immediate families
- retired staff with 'Friends of the University' cards
- Massey graduates and alumni
Wider community members
Discounted community concessions:
- senior citizens
- approved corporates (see list on this page)
- students not at Massey
Prices for full membership
Find full membership fees for each group in this table.
|Membership group||Three months||Six months||12 months (Payment by direct debit possible)|
|Staff and alumni rate||$139||$259||$399|
|Wider community rate||$159||$319||$499|
|Discounted community rate||$151.05||$303.05||$474.05|
Direct debit prices for a 12-month minimum payment plan for a full membership are listed in this table.
|Membership group||Weekly direct debit payment||Fortnightly direct debit payment||Monthly direct debit payment*|
|Staff and alumni||$8.22||$16.44||$35.62|
|Discounted community rates||$9.77||$19.54||$42.34|
*You also need to pay a one-off $15 administration fee with your first payment instalment.
You can pay your membership fees:
- online by credit card
- by direct debit instalments (12-month minimum payment period)
- at reception.
If you pay by direct debit, a $15 administration fee will be applied to your first payment.
Purchase a full membership now
You can also set up a direct debit by following these links:
- Massey staff full recreation centre membership (ongoing contract)
- Massey alumni full recreation centre membership (ongoing contract)
- Corporates full recreation centre membership (ongoing contract)
- Senior 65+ full recreation centre membership (ongoing contract)
- Student outside Massey full recreation centre membership (ongoing contract)
- Wider community full recreation centre membership (ongoing contract)
Identification and proof of eligibility needed
- Current employees of Massey: staff ID and a copy of your Massey payslip or proof of employment letter
- Immediate family members of current staff: proof of your relationship to a Massey employee
- Retired staff: a valid 'Friends of the University' card
- Senior citizens: proof of age
- Corporates: original signed letter with business letterhead confirming you are employed by an approved corporate, a recent payslip, staff ID card, business email or other proof of corporate identity
- Students not at Massey: valid student ID required
Approved corporates list
- AgResearch (Grasslands Research Centre)
- Churchyard Physiotherapy
- Department of Corrections
- Food HQ
- Landcare Research Manaaki Whenua
- Massey Childcare Centre
- Massey Kids’ Club
- Massey Contractors (letter from FM or ITS needed to confirm this)
- New Zealand Defence Force and Partners with NZDF ID cards
- New Zealand Pharmaceuticals Limited
- Plant & Food Research
- Teachers employed by a school or Ministry of Education
Apply to have your company added by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also sign up for a Partial membership, including Fitness Centre or LES MILLS™ group fitness-only option.
Exclusions to all memberships
These classes are not covered by your membership plan. Find prices and sign up for these offers separately:
- Vinyasa yoga classes – Palmerston North
- Velocity Five-0 high-intensity training
- Personal trainers, Massey Gym, Sport & Recreation Centre Palmerston North
Rules and code of conduct
To keep our facilities safe and enjoyable for everyone we have rules, terms and conditions and a code of conduct to guide how they are used by our members. Please read and follow these when you use our facilities.
Follow us on social media
You can follow the Massey Recreation Centre on these social media sites.
Download the Massey Uni app
Get Recreation Centre information in your pocket with the Massey Uni app.
Contact the office
Massey Sport and Recreation Centre, Manawatū (Palmerston North) campus
Monday to Friday, 6am to 10pm; Weekends 9am to 6pm (Semester one and two)
Monday to Friday, 6am to 9pm; Weekends 8am to 4pm (Summer hours)
+64 6 350 5080 extension 85529
New Zealand 4442