After opening in Australia in 2000, Fitness First now has around 60 gyms spread across all states in Australia with over 240,000 members. The Fitness First philosophy is to offer the best equipment, range of classes, knowledgeable staff and personal advice in a welcoming environment that helps their members to achieve their fitness goals.
A huge range of group classes are available and you can also book in for a BioScore Assessment which assesses and provides feedback on your health, fitness and lifestyle.
Opening hours can vary depending on the club but are generally 5am-11pm on weekdays and 6am-10pm on weekends.
Membership and Pricing Guide
Fitness First has 2 types of fee structures – contract and prepaid. Prepaid memberships are available in groups of 10 and 25 visits and are good for casual visitors or those looking to try out the facilities before committing to a long term contract. Contract lengths are available for 3, 12 and 18 months with the cost reducing for longer contracts.
Startup costs vary depending on the club, membership type and contract length but generally range from $50-$85. Some of these fees can be waived from time to time so remember to ask about special offers.
Ongoing costs vary considerably depending on the category of club you are looking to join but usually range from $56-$221 per month.
3 day trial passes are often available if you’d like to test the facilities.
Great For People Who…
- Want a full service gym with great facilities
- Are looking for a wide range of group classes to vary their workout
- Are joining a gym for the first time and want support and variety in a non-intimidating atmosphere
Avoid This Gym If You…
- Would prefer to train at a more traditional gym rather than a ‘health club’
- Want the flexibility to train 24/7 at multiple locations for a low cost
Individual Cardio TrainingCardio equipment is available as well as a cardio theatre
Individual Weight TrainingA wide selection of innovative weight training equipment includes everything you need to strengthen and condition your whole body
Functional TrainingFunctional training zones and equipment are provided as well as Freestyle classes
Personal TrainersA number of personal trainers with a variety of specializations are available
Swimming PoolSome clubs have swimming pools so you can enjoy a relaxing swim or revive yourself with an aqua aerobics class
Bootcamp ClassesSome clubs provide bootcamp classes. Check your local clubs timetable
CrossFit ClassesCrossFit programs are not available
Pilates ClassesPilates classes are available as part of your membership
Yoga ClassesYoga classes are available as part of your membership
H.I.I.T. Classes30 min HIIT classes (Freestyle Group Training) are available
24/7 AccessA number of clubs are moving to 24/7 access. Check with your local club
Shower FacilitiesShower and change facilities are available
Female Only AreasSome clubs provide female only training rooms
Child MindingPlayZone crèche available at some clubs with toys, games and activities to suit all ages and supervised by qualified and experienced staff. Added cost
Kids ProgramsThere are no specialized kids training programs available