Looking around online, we couldn’t help but notice that there are a LOT of other treadmill hire companies operating in Auckland. This means one thing: People are hiring a lot of treadmills!
But why is this? In my opinion, it’s because gyms in Auckland are becoming less and less user friendly for a lot of people.
If you live in central Auckland, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Personally, trips to my old gym used to take at best 20 minutes each way, and at worst 40 minutes if traffic was bad.
Then there’s the other great aspect of Auckland life to contend with, parking! As a city we’re certainly not renowned for our ease of parking. Again at my last gym, if I was lucky I’d find a park within a 5 minute walk, but this would usually involve around 5-10 minutes of driving around and hunting.
It had gotten to the point that the actual process of getting to and from the gym was more demanding than the actual workout. Then sure enough I stopped going over time.
Looking back now, I compare this to having a treadmill at home and it seems like a no-brainer. Not only does it take zero time to ‘get there’, I no longer have to worry about parking or traffic or any of those headaches. I can just run along in my scruffy clothes and then have a quick shower afterwards in the comfort of my own bathroom.
I’ve lived in Auckland for 4 years now, and I haven’t seen traffic get any better or parking get any easier, so I think there’s a good chance more and more people will go the route of home workout equipment. You spend enough time in traffic on the way to work!