I recently came across a sauna that is close by to Stonefields. I am not sure if you are interested in the benefits of them, however I thought I would share them as I have been searching for one for a loooong time now and finally came across one that I feel comfortable in using and is clean and quiet. Dale at Contours in Glen Innes (or GI to the locals) said that it is open to the public and particularly to referrals, so do mention my name if you decide to book in. You do need to give 1 hour notice as they need to heat it up. Share the cost of one sauna with a friend at no extra cost! How cool is that! They are really friendly at Contours and the gym isn’t too “posey” or “pretentious” like some gyms out there. They also have a pretty nice studio and I am looking forward to trying out their massage therapist too!

Saunas can quickly and effectively help you get back to feeling amazing again.  Sauna therapy has been around for centuries as a way to detoxify your body, but did you know that full spectrum infrared saunas can go even further by heating up your body’s core to a cellular level, where most toxins are stored?

Infrared’s deep penetrating heat is what most effectively stimulates metabolic activity, which in turn triggers the release of stored toxins through sweat, as well as through the liver and kidneys.

Think about it: this is why your body goes into fever conditions when you’re sick— a hotter body increases metabolic activity, kills unwanted intruders, and stimulates the release of toxins.  Viruses and sometimes even tumor cells can be destroyed in the face of heat.

Highly emissive far infrared saunas help recreate your body’s fever-like response condition but raising your core body temperature, to make you feel even better inside and out. This post explains what they are and how they work to upgrade you from the inside-out.

A nice website link that goes into some more benefits if you need further convincing….  Click here for further information!

They also have a great special on at the moment $10 for 10 days, so check it out here!


Some quick facts on Infra-red saunas via Contours website:


Much more soothing than a steam sauna, this infrared sauna is deeply relaxing, helps eliminate  toxins and helps reduce cellulite. Available for hire with members and non members.  (**How cool is this, open to the public without just having to be a gym member. Dale the owner really wants you to be healthy and if it helps someone to just have a sauna once a week, then she has that offer too!)

Benefits of Far Infrared Sauna Include:

  • Cellulite reduction
  • Detoxification
  • Body & mind relaxation
  • skin purification
  • Weight loss with continued use, due to detoxification
  • Improved circulation
  • Increased metabolism

Contact us for pricing (prices include free use of locker, shower and changing room afterwards) and to find out our special concession rates for purchases of one or more.

Even better, share the session with a friend and share the cost! We won’t charge you any extra.
* Available for ladies use only as we are a ladies only gym.

Contact us now to book ~ 09 528 8848 or gleninnes@contours.co.nz.