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Fernwood Gym, Yay or Nay?

By 15 May 2012 58

I am looking to join Fernwood gym and was wondering what others experiences where?

I am currently a member of club slime and I am so sick of the all roid munchers taking up all the weights, plus their crazed blood shot eyes scare me.

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58 Responses to Fernwood Gym, Yay or Nay?
#31
Tetranitrate10:52 pm, 15 May 12

dtc said :

Where do you live/work? And what kind of gym work do you do – for example, for weights related work, the ANU gym and Phoenix are streets ahead of anyone else. For cardio classes, some others may be better.

If you can get into the ANU (you need to be a graduate of ANY university) then its the cheapest and one of the best; but a bit crowded at 5pm. It does have a bit of a male bias in clientele, but most of them are first year uni students looking to beef up to reach 60kg

It may have changed, but I remember ANU as being massively oversubscribed – it got to the point I’d sometimes actually turn around and leave (to come back later) upon getting there because it was that packed.

zorro29 said :

I don’t go to any gym and have never found gyms an enticing way to exercise…I walk every morning and jog every night…if you’re disciplined, you don’t need a gym

Bro, do you even bench?

These sorts of comments come up a lot in Gym threads. Let me spell it out for you:
Not everybody has the goal of weight loss/avoiding-weight-gain in mind.

Some people actually do want to build muscle – whether out of a desire for functional strength, for health reasons, out of sheer vanity, for self esteem, or solely to make themselves more attractive to the opposite/same sex.

#32
TheDancingDjinn11:49 pm, 15 May 12

Tetranitrate said :

dtc said :

Where do you live/work? And what kind of gym work do you do – for example, for weights related work, the ANU gym and Phoenix are streets ahead of anyone else. For cardio classes, some others may be better.

If you can get into the ANU (you need to be a graduate of ANY university) then its the cheapest and one of the best; but a bit crowded at 5pm. It does have a bit of a male bias in clientele, but most of them are first year uni students looking to beef up to reach 60kg

It may have changed, but I remember ANU as being massively oversubscribed – it got to the point I’d sometimes actually turn around and leave (to come back later) upon getting there because it was that packed.

zorro29 said :

I don’t go to any gym and have never found gyms an enticing way to exercise…I walk every morning and jog every night…if you’re disciplined, you don’t need a gym

Bro, do you even bench?

These sorts of comments come up a lot in Gym threads. Let me spell it out for you:
Not everybody has the goal of weight loss/avoiding-weight-gain in mind.

Some people actually do want to build muscle – whether out of a desire for functional strength, for health reasons, out of sheer vanity, for self esteem, or solely to make themselves more attractive to the opposite/same sex.

Actually according to personal training advice, its better to use weights for weight loss, as doing weight training means your still burning fat at rest, rather than cardio where you burn, but not constantly. weights are not just for weight lifting or muscle building.

#33
TheDancingDjinn11:59 pm, 15 May 12

yellowsnow said :

Solidarity said :

I want to make a male-only gym across the way from Fernwood so all the dudes can look at all the working out chicks while they work out.

I will call it “Firmwood”

If people wonder why women choose to go to women-only gyms, and why such gyms exist at all — attitudes like the one above are a case in point

In these days of prolific, easily accessible pornography and brothels there’s just no reason for men who aren’t getting any to perve and salivate over women who want to be left alone working out – go and get your kicks somewhere else, preferably out of the public eye and next to a box of tissues or with a lady of the night

oh dude you fed the troll lol – he was so kidding. Im a woman, and i found it funny – it’s light hearted humour. ease up, not all men are out to be gross pervs, in fact most of them aren’t looking at the women while working out the women just think they are, because of course “its all about them”

#34
TheDancingDjinn12:08 am, 16 May 12

buzz819 said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

dvaey said :

Solidarity said :

I want to make a male-only gym across the way from Fernwood so all the dudes can look at all the working out chicks while they work out.

I used to work in an office across the road from a womens-only gym. A certain manager setup a camera in the window on the gym, so he could watch the ladies working out from the privacy of his office.

On a more serious note, how do these clubs get away with discriminating so blatantly? Why cant we have Whitewood, a gym exclusively for caucasians, so we <southern accent>”dont have to look at any of dem colored folk”</southern accent>?

They get away with it like those clubs for men only get away with it -majority of women don’t care that men have clubs for themselves, men shouldn’t care if women have a gym for themselves. easy

There are men only clubs? Where?

Australia has several gentlemen’s clubs. Sydney has the Union, University & Schools Club and the Royal Automobile Club of Australia. Melbourne has the Melbourne Club, the Savage Club and the Athenaeum Club (named after its counterpart in London). The Australian Club exists a separate club in each of Sydney and Melbourne. Adelaide has the Adelaide Club and the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia. Brisbane has Tattersalls Club and the Brisbane Polo Club (housed in the heritage listed Naldham House in the centre of the central business district). Perth has the Weld Club and the WA Club. Canberra has the Commonwealth Club; Hobart, The Tasmania Club; Newcastle, the Newcastle Club. The Commonwealth Club, Canberra Club, Newcastle Club, Brisbane Polo Club, the Kelvin Club in Melbourne, and both Royal Automobile Clubs mentioned above allow women to enjoy full membership.

and as of November 2009, all gentlemans clubs have the right to operate as male only clubs, and so they should have that right. everyone should be able to spend their personal time surrounded in the people or things they want to be. Some have even wanted women to join, and that’s their choice, i personally wouldn’t have made them.

#35
liteonit1:59 am, 16 May 12

I was a member of Club Pink and found it to be bitchy and judgemental. Which is stupid as going to a gym shows that you intend to better yourself. I joined Fernwood instead and my experience with it has been great. The instructors are friendly and the general feeling of the patrons is one of indifference. No one cares what others are doing. Weights aren’t used that often at my club. Not sure how it is at other clubs.

#36
jenny1235:06 am, 16 May 12

Thanks for the feedback, went and checked it out yesterday, Bored PS you were spot on, there was certainly was an abundance of medicine balls.

I won’t be joining, the weights area is crap, and I am not into fussy crap like moist aloe vera scented towels and free breakfast, I just want to go in and do my workout in peace , maybe I should get a home gym…

#37
boredPS7:48 am, 16 May 12

Widdershins said :

Nay.

Try CrossFit: http://www.adaptcrossfit.com

(There are others in Canberra too, I think)

Looks too hard? Embrace the hard, jenny123. EMBRACE.

So true, I can’t believe how many years I spent screwing around on the treadmill and stupid pump classes, if you want results and fun cross fit is the way. Although don’t do what I did and just rock up to a class without going to a few introduction classes, it can be a bit expensive at the start but once you learn you basics your good to go. Not a roid muncher in site. The only thing I don’t like about it is basically everyone does the paleo diet, I am not such a fan.

#38
HenryBG8:11 am, 16 May 12

TheDancingDjinn said :

and as of November 2009, all gentlemans clubs have the right to operate as male only clubs, and so they should have that right. everyone should be able to spend their personal time surrounded in the people or things they want to be.

Ah good – so a “Whites Only” gated community would be perfectly acceptable, huh?

My, my, how the politically-correct mob changes its tune…..

#39
djk8:49 am, 16 May 12

watto23 said :

I go to the gym at the tuggeranong pool. Cheaper than club lime, facilities ok.

Isnt the Tuggers pool/gym getting taken over by Club Lime?? May not be cheaper for long…

#40
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd9:00 am, 16 May 12

yellowsnow said :

Solidarity said :

I want to make a male-only gym across the way from Fernwood so all the dudes can look at all the working out chicks while they work out.

I will call it “Firmwood”

If people wonder why women choose to go to women-only gyms, and why such gyms exist at all — attitudes like the one above are a case in point

In these days of prolific, easily accessible pornography and brothels there’s just no reason for men who aren’t getting any to perve and salivate over women who want to be left alone working out – go and get your kicks somewhere else, preferably out of the public eye and next to a box of tissues or with a lady of the night

Heard of a joke? i thought it was incredibly lol.

And you gotta be a huge baby to complain about women only gyms. We all know how creepy and gross most men are. Women should not have to put up with that sort of stuff when just trying to work out. honestly, why would you even care if there are women only gyms? Does it impact on your own life in any way?

#41
TheDancingDjinn9:54 am, 16 May 12

HenryBG said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

and as of November 2009, all gentlemans clubs have the right to operate as male only clubs, and so they should have that right. everyone should be able to spend their personal time surrounded in the people or things they want to be.

Ah good – so a “Whites Only” gated community would be perfectly acceptable, huh?

My, my, how the politically-correct mob changes its tune…..

Yes drama queen racism is EXACTLY what I was implying should happen, and all should be fine with that. You are such a child sometimes.

#42
Dilandach10:34 am, 16 May 12

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

yellowsnow said :

Solidarity said :

I want to make a male-only gym across the way from Fernwood so all the dudes can look at all the working out chicks while they work out.

I will call it “Firmwood”

If people wonder why women choose to go to women-only gyms, and why such gyms exist at all — attitudes like the one above are a case in point

In these days of prolific, easily accessible pornography and brothels there’s just no reason for men who aren’t getting any to perve and salivate over women who want to be left alone working out – go and get your kicks somewhere else, preferably out of the public eye and next to a box of tissues or with a lady of the night

Heard of a joke? i thought it was incredibly lol.

And you gotta be a huge baby to complain about women only gyms.

…but its all fine and dandy for women to get all up in arms about men only clubs? Double standard.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

We all know how creepy and gross most men are. Women should not have to put up with that sort of stuff when just trying to work out.

The vast majority of men are there to work out, in all the gyms I’ve been to the guys are just working out with women doing the leering at the muscle bound freaks, having a nice chat and giggle while getting in the way of people or generally being a disruption. Accusing all or even a portion of males who use gyms as sex fiends eye raping you while you work out just waiting for the chance to molest you just goes to show you’ve got an over inflated self image.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

honestly, why would you even care if there are women only gyms? Does it impact on your own life in any way?

Its the hypocrisy of the anti-discrimination crowd. The same could be said of the men’s clubs. Was there any impact on the lives of women for not being allowed into men only social clubs where the female equivalent already existed?

There’s no such thing as ‘reverse’ discrimination, its just plain discrimination.

#43
watto232:32 pm, 16 May 12

djk said :

watto23 said :

I go to the gym at the tuggeranong pool. Cheaper than club lime, facilities ok.

Isnt the Tuggers pool/gym getting taken over by Club Lime?? May not be cheaper for long…

Yeah not sure whats happening there. I know it was sold and there is the club lime next door….

#44
zorro292:47 pm, 16 May 12

zorro29 said :

I don’t go to any gym and have never found gyms an enticing way to exercise…I walk every morning and jog every night…if you’re disciplined, you don’t need a gym

Bro, do you even bench?

These sorts of comments come up a lot in Gym threads. Let me spell it out for you:
Not everybody has the goal of weight loss/avoiding-weight-gain in mind.

Some people actually do want to build muscle – whether out of a desire for functional strength, for health reasons, out of sheer vanity, for self esteem, or solely to make themselves more attractive to the opposite/same sex.

“Bro”? sorry must have missed the memo that i was male and from NZ…of which i am neither…

#45
zorro292:48 pm, 16 May 12

Tetranitrate said :

dtc said :

Where do you live/work? And what kind of gym work do you do – for example, for weights related work, the ANU gym and Phoenix are streets ahead of anyone else. For cardio classes, some others may be better.

If you can get into the ANU (you need to be a graduate of ANY university) then its the cheapest and one of the best; but a bit crowded at 5pm. It does have a bit of a male bias in clientele, but most of them are first year uni students looking to beef up to reach 60kg

It may have changed, but I remember ANU as being massively oversubscribed – it got to the point I’d sometimes actually turn around and leave (to come back later) upon getting there because it was that packed.

zorro29 said :

I don’t go to any gym and have never found gyms an enticing way to exercise…I walk every morning and jog every night…if you’re disciplined, you don’t need a gym

Bro, do you even bench?

These sorts of comments come up a lot in Gym threads. Let me spell it out for you:
Not everybody has the goal of weight loss/avoiding-weight-gain in mind.

Some people actually do want to build muscle – whether out of a desire for functional strength, for health reasons, out of sheer vanity, for self esteem, or solely to make themselves more attractive to the opposite/same sex.

grr previous editing didn’t work…anyway, long story short, not male or from NZ so no need for the “bro” and lifting weights lecture

#46
Sic8:35 pm, 16 May 12

Really the massive scary roid munchers go to the 24×7 weights only gyms anyway, I barely come across any at club lime.

#47
Shanski_09:16 pm, 16 May 12

I’m a member of Fernwood, and I love it! I go to the Woden one, it’s never packed, the staff are friendly and the ladies that go are amazing, I’ve made some great friends there.

#48
HenryBG10:30 pm, 16 May 12

zorro29 said :

Some people actually do want to build muscle – whether out of a desire for functional strength, for health reasons, out of sheer vanity, for self esteem, or solely to make themselves more attractive to the opposite/same sex.

If I recall my army days correctly, the beefcakes were the first to flake out of courses. In tears, usually.

#49
TheDancingDjinn11:51 pm, 16 May 12

HenryBG said :

zorro29 said :

Some people actually do want to build muscle – whether out of a desire for functional strength, for health reasons, out of sheer vanity, for self esteem, or solely to make themselves more attractive to the opposite/same sex.

If I recall my army days correctly, the beefcakes were the first to flake out of courses. In tears, usually.

I surely hope you were polite enough to share your tissues with the other guys

#50
zorro299:26 am, 17 May 12

grrr…I didn’t say the thing about working out and building muscle…someone wrote that to me and my quote thing didn’t work

oh the humanity

#51
HenryBG9:51 am, 17 May 12

TheDancingDjinn said :

HenryBG said :

zorro29 said :

Some people actually do want to build muscle – whether out of a desire for functional strength, for health reasons, out of sheer vanity, for self esteem, or solely to make themselves more attractive to the opposite/same sex.

If I recall my army days correctly, the beefcakes were the first to flake out of courses. In tears, usually.

I surely hope you were polite enough to share your tissues with the other guys

Tissues? You must be joking. We were issued with about 10 sheets of alleged toilet paper per day. Sharing wasn’t an option.

#52
Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd11:21 am, 17 May 12

Dilandach said :

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

yellowsnow said :

Solidarity said :

I want to make a male-only gym across the way from Fernwood so all the dudes can look at all the working out chicks while they work out.

I will call it “Firmwood”

If people wonder why women choose to go to women-only gyms, and why such gyms exist at all — attitudes like the one above are a case in point

In these days of prolific, easily accessible pornography and brothels there’s just no reason for men who aren’t getting any to perve and salivate over women who want to be left alone working out – go and get your kicks somewhere else, preferably out of the public eye and next to a box of tissues or with a lady of the night

Heard of a joke? i thought it was incredibly lol.

And you gotta be a huge baby to complain about women only gyms.

…but its all fine and dandy for women to get all up in arms about men only clubs? Double standard.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

We all know how creepy and gross most men are. Women should not have to put up with that sort of stuff when just trying to work out.

The vast majority of men are there to work out, in all the gyms I’ve been to the guys are just working out with women doing the leering at the muscle bound freaks, having a nice chat and giggle while getting in the way of people or generally being a disruption. Accusing all or even a portion of males who use gyms as sex fiends eye raping you while you work out just waiting for the chance to molest you just goes to show you’ve got an over inflated self image.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd said :

honestly, why would you even care if there are women only gyms? Does it impact on your own life in any way?

Its the hypocrisy of the anti-discrimination crowd. The same could be said of the men’s clubs. Was there any impact on the lives of women for not being allowed into men only social clubs where the female equivalent already existed?

There’s no such thing as ‘reverse’ discrimination, its just plain discrimination.

but why do you even care? Only reason i can think of is you are a huge baby. let them have their gyms in peace. it has zero effect on you. it also will keep those pesky women that get in the way and eye rape you to a minimum.

#53
Neko1:46 pm, 17 May 12

I would recommend Flames fitness. I’ve been going to the one in Lyneham for years and I like it because it has a mixed clientele in terms of age, body shape, fitness level and gender and the vibe is friendly but non-intrusive. Because you have to book and spaces are limited it’s never too crowded (it isn’t cheap but is value for money in my opinion).

#54
Kerryhemsley4:11 pm, 17 May 12

Neko said :

I would recommend Flames fitness. I’ve been going to the one in Lyneham for years and I like it because it has a mixed clientele in terms of age, body shape, fitness level and gender and the vibe is friendly but non-intrusive. Because you have to book and spaces are limited it’s never too crowded (it isn’t cheap but is value for money in my opinion).

Is Estuardo still plying his trade there?

http://the-riotact.com/estuardo-ioberto-pazmino-and-the-racy-world-of-massage/32092

#55
melon12345:38 pm, 17 May 12

buzz819 said :

Hmm walking around the lake when she is saying she can’t use the weights at the gym, so which lake has suddenly grown barbells, dumbbells, smith machines, bench presses, cable crossovers etc.?

I’m certain there’s plenty of dead swans, abandoned shopping trolleys and coitus engaged teenagers you could utilise as makeshift weights.

You’ve never TRULY had a workout until you’ve attempted to bench press two intimately engaged teenagers in a shopping trolley. The swan makes a great towel – super fluffy.

#56
TheDancingDjinn5:46 pm, 17 May 12

HenryBG said :

TheDancingDjinn said :

HenryBG said :

zorro29 said :

Some people actually do want to build muscle – whether out of a desire for functional strength, for health reasons, out of sheer vanity, for self esteem, or solely to make themselves more attractive to the opposite/same sex.

If I recall my army days correctly, the beefcakes were the first to flake out of courses. In tears, usually.

I surely hope you were polite enough to share your tissues with the other guys

Tissues? You must be joking. We were issued with about 10 sheets of alleged toilet paper per day. Sharing wasn’t an option.

not a square to spare

#57
Alvin11:19 am, 12 Nov 12

MadMenJoan said :

Stay away from Fernwood and Club Lime. As a former employee and instructor at Fernwood and Lime, both are useless globo-gyms only interested in the $$. The care factor of management for members and staff is a minus 5. You are better off at Evo Health Club. Less people, no roids, no diva’s parading in the Lorna Jane Fernwood attire, and Evo gives you a PT session once a week as part of your membership. No I dont work for Evo Health Club however I am a member there now and VERY happy. Its at the premium upper price range and this keeps the steroid heads and diva’s out. Great gym and great facilities.

Help – I have an urgent request- i need your help or any information that you can tell me about your issues with Fernwood. I was a member at Tuggeranong in 2009 and had an accident, while participating in a body-step class- if anyone has witnessed overcrowding or unsafe practises, please contact me urgently!!!!!!!

#58
Roundhead8911:28 am, 12 Nov 12

Fernwood was started up as a tax dodge by Lisa Curry and Grant Kenny in the 1980s. It was mainly concerned with harvesting the lucrative working women demo, and their advertising (“No Toms, No Harrys and definitely no dicks”) was sexist and insulting.

If you want to go to a gym to gossip and swap recipes Fernwood might suit you. If you are into health, fitness and building muscle there are plenty of serious alternatives. Southern Cross and Anytime Fitness come to mind.

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