Fernwood operates a group of around 70 female-only health clubs across all Australian states with 70,000 members. All health club employees are also female to help create a non-intimidating environment for women of all fitness levels. Their stated goal is to empower women to shine, by giving them the confidence they need to succeed in all they do.
“Seeing our members achieve their goals, and hearing their amazing stories, inspires us to continue delivering world-class health clubs and programs to women across Australia.”
Fernwood have a very strong introductory program focussing on your first 28 days to get you up and going no matter what level of experience you have.
- Access to the Your Fernwood (previously called 28 Day Breakthru) program with information on nutrition, workout programs and mindset information to help you get started and deliver early results
- Meet with a Fitness Coach on your first visit to set yourself up with realistic goals and a program to help you reach your fitness goals
- Access to a free cardio and strength training workshop to get you feeling confident on the gym floor
In addition to standard gym services, other perks are available with your Fernwood Fitness membership including free daily breakfast, complimentary toiletries in the change rooms and a food coaching program.
Fernwood also provides a small group training program called FIIT30. This involves 30-minute sessions based on high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and functional training principles. These training methods are highly efficient and effective in building cardiovascular fitness and strengthening your body for the rigors of everyday movements. FIIT30 sessions are run by a qualified personal trainer in groups of 6-10 at an additional cost (starting at $20 per week) on top of your membership.
Fernwood Fitness currently don’t have any active offers after the completion of its #IJoinedFernwood $0 joining fee promotion in September (saving $199). They do have an opportunity to buy a 10-day pass for $10 to allow you to try Fernwood before joining. All proceeds from the promotion go to Ovarian Cancer Australia. Find out more here.
Fernwood Opening Hours
Fernwood provides 24/7 access at selected clubs but is not staffed at all times. Check individual clubs for staffed hours.
Fernwood Pricing Guide
Fernwood has several membership options with the 12-month contract option being the most affordable with pricing starting at $22 per week (about $95 per month). There are flexible membership options for periods starting at 2 weeks so speak to your local club to discuss what options they have available.
A joining fee of $199 is payable and all memberships include an Activation Kit which is an additional cost. The Activation Kit gives you 24-hour access and some additional benefits. Some of these fees may be waived from time to time so remember to ask about special offers. Fernwood usually offers a free 7-day trial and there is a 48-hour cooling-off period although a fee is applicable for cancellations during the cooling-off period.
Can I put my Fernwood membership on hold?
A 12-month membership can be suspended/put on hold for up to 8 weeks and can be extended for overseas travel or medical reasons. The minimum suspension period is 2 weeks and your contract period will be extended by the duration of your suspension. A small weekly fee applies to any suspensions so contact your home club to find out more.
Can I access other Fernwood clubs with my membership?
Your membership entitles you to 24 reciprocal visits every 12 months at other Fernwood clubs across the country.
Can I cancel my Fernwood membership?
You can cancel your membership at any time by providing 28 days’ notice in writing. If you are canceling within a contract term, cancellation fees will apply so make sure you’re clear on what these are before committing to join.
Can I cancel my Fernwood membership for medical reasons?
If you have a permanent sickness or physical incapacity that prevents you from training for at least 12 months, you can cancel your contract within the minimum term without penalty by providing signed documentation from your medical practitioner.
Can I transfer my Fernwood membership to someone else?
You can transfer your membership to another person who is not a current member of Fernwood within your contract term. A fee is applicable to cover the cost of inducting the new member. The incoming member will need to pay the remainder of the term of the contract at the then-current price so any discounted price you received when signing your membership agreement will not be transferred.
What is the minimum age to join Fernwood Fitness?
Fernwood allows girls as young as 14 years to join but the membership agreement must be signed by a parent or guardian who must take full financial responsibility for the membership. Members under the age of 18 cannot access 24-hour clubs outside of staffed hours unless accompanied and supervised by another member of the same club who is at least 18 years old. Girls aged 14-15 must be accompanied by their mother (who must also be a member) at all times.
Click here for a full list of membership terms on the Fernwood website.
Fernwood is great for people who…
- Are young mum’s and need child minding support to be able to train
- Would like female focused programs, equipment and advice
- May not be comfortable training with males
Avoid Fernwood if you…
- Are looking for a low cost, no-frills option
- Are male
Individual Cardio TrainingA variety of cardio equipment is available
Individual Weight TrainingA range of free and machine weights are available
Functional TrainingFunctional Fit program available with 6-10 people in a class. Additional cost.
Personal TrainersEach club has multiple personal trainers with a variety of specialisations.
Swimming PoolSwimming pool facilities are not available at any Fernwood Fitness clubs.
Bootcamp ClassesSome Fernwood clubs provide Bootcamp programs. Check your local club to confirm.
CrossFit ClassesCrossfit classes are generally not provided although a small number of clubs offer this service.
Pilates ClassesPilates classes are available and included in your membership cost.
Yoga ClassesYoga classes are available and included in your membership cost.
H.I.I.T. ClassesSome clubs run HIIT classes. Check with your local club to confirm.
24/7 Access24/7 access is available but staffed hours are limited. Check with your local club.
Shower FacilitiesFernwood Fitness provides high quality shower and change facilities with privacy.
Female Only AreasFernwood Fitness is a female only gym.
Child MindingMany Fernwood clubs have child minding. Check with your local club to confirm.
Kids ProgramsFernwood does not provide programs for children under the age of 16.