If you’re not craving the competitive, testosterone-filled sweatiness of a male-centric gym, this is for you.
We’ve all been there. You’re in the weights room, as you have every right to be, surrounded by competitive male gym-goers. Their muscles are intimidating, and you can’t help but feel feeble with your 40kg compared to their 120kg.
Never fear ladies, there are women-centric gyms out there that help get rid of those inferior feelings in the back of your mind. We’ve put on our detective hats to show you the best gyms, where they are, and how much they cost for easy comparison. Now there’s no excuse not to get back out there in this New Year.
Locations: Australia wide
Price: $ 75/week no contracts, $ 69/3 months, 1 week free trial
F45 is the fitness franchises going gangbusters at the moment. While men do participate, it was initially built for women in an innovative structure that resembles more of a personal training style class. Technology based with an emphasis on great music, this one is bound to get you going.
Locations: Australia Wide
Price: $ 79/month
Focusing on women of all types and agility, Curves is a circuit-style gym environment that lets women go at their own pace. With a focus on achievable results and a welcoming atmosphere, this is great for the first-timer, or someone who is not a fan of the competitive gym environment.
Price: $ 20.45/week for 12 months contract
With a focus on a supportive environment, Bodyshape is about achieving your goals and helping transform all aspects of your health. With different weights and group classes designed for especially women, you’re able to personalise a workout that will ensure you get the best results for you.
Price: 10 week pack $ 240. $ 229 unlimited classes/month
Amplified Pilates and dance that strengthens, lengthens and chisels the body, Xtend Barre is perfect for every woman with, or without a dancing background. Expect elegant movements and sculpted results.
Locations: Australia Wide
Price: 12 month $ 25/week, joining fee $ 199
Fernwood is all about giving women the confidence to get out into the gym and enjoy working out. The gym focuses on keeping up to date with their members and making sure they’re on track with their weight loss and toning goals.
Location: Leichardt, NSW
Price: $ 49 set up fee with a 12 month plan at $ 22.00/week
Conceived by two-inner city mums with a passion for fitness and child-friendly facilities. Relaxing, vibrant and non-intimidating, this is a fabulous gym for the busy mum. They offer a range of classes including group cycling and Zumba as well as a crèche for bubs to school aged kids.
Locations: Berwick VIC, Gisborne VIC, Greenvale VIC, Jerrabomberra NSW, Mt Waverly NSW, Neutral Bay NSW, Ocean Grove VIC, Penshurst NSW, Woonona NSW.
Price: $ 17.50/week for 12 months. $ 22.50/week
All about promoting a positive life in health and fitness, EnVie is a female only gym with a reassuring vibe. It offers signature classes from yoga and Pilates to HIIT and X-Training for beginners right through to gym junkies.
January 4, 20178:50am
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