Ohakea Air Force Base - Ohakea Gymnasium

Ohakea Gymnasium and its staff supports the physical training for all service personnel within camp. The facility is open for all military and civilian employees including their family.

Contact Information

Hours 6 a.m - 10 p.m. Monday - Friday
Sat - Sun key required from Main Gate
Email OHGym@nzdf.mil.nz
Phone 06 351 5165
Location Cnr Tamihana Street & Kororareka Ave - opposite Officer's mess

Gym booking

Contact the gymnasium staff for details about booking the gym facilities. Please note formal training takes precedent and bookings may be cancelled if required to accommodate priority training sessions.

Ohakea Gymnasium

The aim of physical training in the RNZAF is to help establish a high standard of health and physical ability, through planned exercise and activities, to enable personnel to perform their duties more efficiently, with minimal stress and fatigue.

The main floor of the Ohakea Gymnasium is the size of a basketball court with international markings for Basketball, Volleyball, Netball and Badminton.

The weights room on the top of the gym floor has a mixture of machine and free weights, lifting platforms, cardio machines, and other equipment to support individual training. A towel is required when using the weights room.

Some facilities can be closed at times due to formal training. Please ensure you sign in and out of the gym, follow the rules, and wipe gear before and after use.

The Physical Training Instructors (PTI) are both civilian and military and have an array of skills to help individuals and groups with their physical health and wellbeing.

Group Fitness Classes 

A variety of classes throughout the week ranging from formal training to lunchtime circuits. Classes vary from week-to-week, and formal training does take priority of facilities. For more information about bookings, contact the Fleet Gym Staff.

Individual Training Programmes

Individualised programmes can be provided from a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) to help you achieve your specific training goals; whether you want to improve your general fitness, a specific training component such as strength or endurance, or have a targeted event in mind.

Exercise Rehabilitation 

If you're injured, the Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor (ERI) will work with you in conjunction with the Physiotherapist to ensure you can get back to training as quickly as possible. Patients will be given time and support to rehabilitate their injury back to full fitness, as well as maintaining overall fitness where possible.   

Recreational Training and Sports 

A variety of sports tournaments are conducted throughout the year, as well as periodic recreational events on base.

Strength and Conditioning

The Gymnasium provides the equipment and resources to train for your specific goals. PTIs can provide guidance on training advice and technique when needed.

Injury Management and Prevention 

At times, you might have an injury due to the nature of sports or military training. PTIs can provide advice around injury prevention or concerns you may have, or direct you to the Physiotherapist for treatment and management.

Adventure Training

Adventure Training is about overcoming physical and mental challenge, being willing to develop personally, and performing better within your job. Adventure training is conducted in a number of well known tourism and destination spots within New Zealand. For more information, email or speak to the Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) at the Gymnasium.

All military and civilian personnel who work at RNZF Base Ohakea are entitled to the above.

Dependants are entitled to everything except for Adventurous Activities, Recreational Events and Rehabilitation Programme.

Fitness Testing

The Operational Fitness Test is conducted every Thursday starting at 8:30am.

Exercise Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is another output for PTIs, the Rehab Centre is located opposite the main gymnasium. This is also where the Physiotherapist works from. For more information, click here.

Swimming Pool

Ohakea Swimming Pool is indoors and open throughout the year. It has a 33m lane pool, as well as a toddlers' pool.