Burnham Military Camp - Burnham Gymnasium

Burnham Gymnasium and its staff support physical training for all service personnel within camp. The facility is open for all military and civilian employees, including their family.

Burnham Gym with personnel on exercise bikes outside

Gym Information

Hours 24 hrs / 7 days
Email JSCCFHOBurnhamGym@nzdf.mil.nz
Phone 03 337 7240
Location Allen Road 

Burnham Gymnasium 

The Gymnasium opened in 2009, and provides training facilities to cater to Burnham camp's sporting and training needs.

It has a full-sized basketball court, netball court, three volleyball courts, two badminton courts, and a futsal/handball court. There are designated training zones - a cardio ‘cave’ with bikes, rowers and treadmills; a weights room; a mezzanine area with various equipment; and a rehab space. Outside the gymnasium are pull up and dip bars, and a semi-covered training space with ropes.

Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) and qualified Exercise Rehabilitation Instructors (ERIs) work from the Burnham Gymnasium and Rehabilitation Centre. They have an array of skills to help individuals and groups with their physical health and wellbeing in various environments on land and at sea.

Group fitness classes 

A variety of classes are held throughout the week. Classes vary from week-to-week and formal training takes precedence for facility use.

Camp PT (PT@11) is run at 1100 on Tueadays and Thursdays - the dress is "fruit salad" PT kit.

Camp yoga is run ev ery Tuesday and Friday at 1200.

For more information about bookings, contact the gymnasium staff.

Individual training programmes

Individualised programmes can be provided by a 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.

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 may 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.


Unit classes are run each day. Burnham gymnasium also provides classes for the community and camp wide personnel including lunchtime circuits and yoga. Contact the PTI staff for more information about these as they change regularly.

Fitness testing 

PTIs have a hard copy of the testing sheets at the Burnham gym where you can register for testing.

RFL Every Wednesday, test starts at 1000 Unlimited spaces
Walk test Every Wednesday, test starts at 1030  
LCFT Every Wednesday, test starts at 1030 Dress:MTP shirt/UBA shirt, pant, boots/Alt footweear.Webbing must be worn over the provided vestPT rugby shirt not allowed. 5.11's not allowed20 spaces maxWeapons providedVest provided
BWST On command BWST cannot be run at the Burnham pool. It mus be run at the Selwyn Aquatic Centre. Contact your unit PTI to organise.
OFT First Wednesday of every month, test starts at 1030 Contact PTIs beforehand
Navy test First Wednesday of every month Contact PTIs beforehand
All other tests Contact PTIs

Run routes

Burnham Military Camp is surrounded by flat roads that allow for many different run routes. It's also close to the Port Hills if you're after hillier tracks for walking, running and mountain biking.

5 Burnham Run Routes - Ranging from 3.4km - 9.5km

4 Burnham Run Routes - Ranging from 5.5km - 10.6km

Swimming pool

For more information on the Burnham swimming pool.