Waiouru Military Camp - Waiouru Eru Brown MBE Gymnasium

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

NZDF members running

Contact Information 

Hours 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. 7 days
Email EruBrownMBE.Gym@nzdf.mil.nz
Phone 06 3875599 Ext 7913
Location Foley Street - opposite Defence Health Centre

Gym bookings

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.

Eru Brown Gymnasium

Eru Brown Gymnasium is a combined complex of a floor the size of two basketball courts, a small weights room, and adjacent is Burns pool.

The gymnasium main floor is two full basketball courts. It has pull up bars, a rock climbing wall and climbing ropes, as well as a high ropes course hanging from the ceiling for qualified individuals to use. 

The small weights room is alongside the main gym floor. It has a variety of free weights, Olympic bars, bumper plates and machines to meet people's training needs. Everyone must sign in before using the Gymnasium, bring a towel, and use the cleaning equipment provided to wipe down all gym equipment before and after using it.  There is a variety of cardio equipment available also.

Physical Training Instructors

Eru Brown Gymnasium has a team of military Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) who predominately look after the physical fitness and rehabilitation of all military personnel within the camp and region. They have an array of skills to help individuals and collective groups with their physical health and wellbeing.

They are:

Group Fitness Classes 

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

Individual Training Programmes

Individualised programmes can be provided from 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 and are referred by the MO/Physiotherapist, 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 bases in the regions e.g. Sort Code tournaments, Inter-Regional Sports & Inter-Service Sports competitions.

Strength and Conditioning

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

Injury Management and Prevention 

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

Fitness Testing



Route map

RFL Walk Test

10 a.m.


RFL Run test

10:30 a.m.



1:30 pm*

*Conducted first Wednesday
of each month/ by arrangement


All other Service Fitness Tests are available on request to the PTIs. For more information about Army Fitness Testing Protocols click here.


Run Routes

Waiouru Service Personnel and wider families can utilise the Recreational Area for their own training and recreation. Here are maps of specific Run Routes:

Run Routes - Waitangi, Widow Maker, Tank and Assault Track, Totem.

Run Routes - Distances 5-9km

Rehab Centre

The Rehab Centre is at the end of the Swimming Pool closest to the road and children’s swimming pool. This is where the Physiotherapist and Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor work from. For more information, click here

Swimming Pool

The Waiouru Swimming Pool is indoors and attached to the Gymnasium. Find more information here.