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    Default Gym reviews? Help.

    I'm looking around at gyms in my area but there are soooo many and I have no clue. I would prefer a gym that's open late (9-10pm) or 24hrs as I'm only going to have time late at night and a bonus would be ones that offer classes to members.
    So does anyone have any thoughts/reviews on any of these gym chains and their prices?
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    Just be careful that the Fitness first close to you isnt about to be sold off. They are selling i think its 24 of their gyms Australia wide as we speak x

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    Do you have a Jetts Fitness in ur area? DH is a member and he loves it. You can use the membership at any gym nationwide too

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    I have been a member of Fitness First, Goodlife and Jetts.

    I do like the concept of the 24 hour gyms (jetts etc), but I ultimately found I didn't use them as much as I preferred the classes. If you don't do classes, then jetts (or equivalent) would be good as it's really cheap, open all hours and there seem to be a lot of them.

    Fitness First and Goodlife (and I imagine a lot of those full service gyms) I found similar, except that I found Fitness First a lot more financially predatory and deceptive with their contracts. As somebody said above, Fitness First are selling about a quarter of the clubs. I prefer the full service ones (even though the hours are more limited) as I love the classes.

    Is the Curves the one where it's just open limited times of the day and you do some circuit? I would find that a bit limited.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsMummy View Post
    I have been a member of Fitness First, Goodlife and Jetts.

    I do like the concept of the 24 hour gyms (jetts etc), but I ultimately found I didn't use them as much as I preferred the classes. If you don't do classes, then jetts (or equivalent) would be good as it's really cheap, open all hours and there seem to be a lot of them.

    Fitness First and Goodlife (and I imagine a lot of those full service gyms) I found similar, except that I found Fitness First a lot more financially predatory and deceptive with their contracts. As somebody said above, Fitness First are selling about a quarter of the clubs. I prefer the full service ones (even though the hours are more limited) as I love the classes.

    Is the Curves the one where it's just open limited times of the day and you do some circuit? I would find that a bit limited.
    We have a jetts but it's over 40 minutes drive away The fitness first is new I think so I can't imagine their closing already??

    There's another 24 hr fitness I can't remember its name that's just opened up now too.

    Unfortunately the curves is a circuit one from what I've been able to find out. I do like the idea of a women's only gym though but I doubt I'll end up there because of the limitations.

    What do you mean about the fitness first being deceptive with their contracts? What should I be checking?

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    I'm a member of goodlife - It's not 24hour, their closing times vary depending on which location you use most. The closest centre to me is 5minutes away, they run all the les mills classes aswell as others such as zumba, ABT, RPM etc. They have a huge amount of equiptment varying from treadmills, x-trainers, various bikes/rowers, weights and individual muscle training equiptment. Always habe heaps of friendly staff around, even if you aren't getting personal training, none of the trainers will turn you away if you need help with a machine or some advice. The centre does lots for their members running monthly competetions, running clubs and little things like having fresh fruit or home made healthy treats available, for free. They also have a steam room and sauna.
    The goodlife 20mins from me has all the above aswell as an indoor heated pool that runs water aerobics and other water sports. It's a fun community gym that makes you feel good when working out, plenty of support and they have fantastic creches at all their locations.
    Price wise, I pay $27 per fortnight. Which has't changed since I became a member 5years ago.

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    Milktini your gym sounds fantastic. I just got onto the Goodlife website only to find there are only 4 in NSW and there all in Sydney which is an hour and a half+ drive for me back to the drawing board!

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    Epends what u want from a gym, if u want classes, forget anytime.

    If u just want equipment and personal training thennthey are tops.

    Im a member of anytime, i like that i can go whenever i want and not be limited by trading hours. Plus its close to me.

    The no classes thing bothers me sometimes, but i do zumba privately so i get my fix that way. And when i was a member of another gym and did the classes i didnt like them anyways because they didnt really cater to beginners (which i was at the time, and their classes times were really inconvenient for me anyway)

    Will you require a creche? Anytime fitness doesnt do that either.

    Maybe have a list of things u want from a gym, and start ringing and see which ones offer what u need.

    Goodluck

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    Quote Originally Posted by pinkplease3 View Post
    Milktini your gym sounds fantastic. I just got onto the Goodlife website only to find there are only 4 in NSW and there all in Sydney which is an hour and a half+ drive for me back to the drawing board!
    Oh that sucks! I am located pretty central and they are all around me. Goodluck finding the perfect gym! Perhaps look on their websites or call around an see if any of the gyms close by offer a 3day pass, that way you can try a few gyms for free and get a feel of what you want and then decide.
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