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Long term Olympic hopes for NZ Synchro

Before heading to South America to compete internationally, we sat down with the coaching team of our national synchronised swimming squads, the AquaFerns and...

A Spin Christmas Fundraising Mission

Sitting on a spin bike for four hours might not be everyone’s idea of a good time, but Group Fitness Instructor Phil Cunninghame can’t...

Gym member investing in future of tweens

Budgets, taxes, insurances, inflation… Money matters can be intimidating at any age. An AUT Millennium Gym member has teamed up with his twin brother to...

AUT Millennium Magazine – September Edition

Welcome to the September edition of the AUT Millennium Magazine! Catch up on the latest from our AUT Millennium community, including stories from members who...

In the Gym to Swim

It’s common to stick with what you know – comfortable surroundings, familiar processes, and same schedules. But for two AUT Millennium members, challenging themselves...

London calling: Jenna’s new adventure

Many of our Swim School families will be sad to learn that Jenna Caine is leaving AUT Millennium, starting an exciting new chapter in...

Getting in the water with Dad

The opportunity to spend quality time with his children was the main driver for Abe Dyer to be heavily involved in their learn-to-swim journeys. Dad...

New Zealand to New York – Stephen’s running journey

‘Be the best you can be’ isn’t just a marketing slogan for AUT Millennium. It is something embodied in the people who work here,...

Meet the Team – Stef Niko

In the spirit of ‘Be the best you can be’, Stef is pursuing a long term dream as she moves from her role of...

Investment pays dividends for Welsh weightlifters

Three Welsh weightlifters stayed at AUT Millennium in a pre-Commonwealth Games performance camp in March. We chatted with them and their coaches before they...

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