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Fernwood Gym, Yay or Nay?

By jenny123 - 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.

What’s Your opinion?


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Fernwood Gym, Yay or Nay?
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watto23 3:35 pm
15 May 12
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I go to the gym at the tuggeranong pool. Cheaper than club lime, facilities ok. Not a lot of the stereotypical weight lifting guys there, alot of 20’s thinking they are bigger than they are, but they mostly stick to themselves and a few chat to everyone.

My suggestion is ask for a 1 week trial of a gym to try it out before signing up.

Women can be their own worst enemies at time, so an all female gym is possible not the solution you want.

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dtc 3:52 pm
15 May 12
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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

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Bluenomi 5:04 pm
15 May 12
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I’d recommend Club Pink over Fernwood. The Club Pink staff are lovely but I found the Fernwood ones so rude and pushy!

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1337Hax0r 6:07 pm
15 May 12
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DrKoresh said :

Shandykids said :

I personally love Fernwood. I have several friends who go there and love it as well. They have a free joining day next Wednesday if you are interested. The clubs are friendly, clean and supportive.

I am interested, but I also possess testes. Will this prove an obstacle to gaining membership?

Nope, I’m sure they have a pair of scissors somewhere on site….

You know you walked into that one don’t you.

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HenryBG 6:47 pm
15 May 12
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Everything I know about Gyms, I know from David Thorne:

http://www.27bslash6.com/buffed.html

I mean – can’t you just go for a walk around the lake? Why would you want to cloister yourself in a noisome sweatpit, breathing in other people’s foetid exhalations when you could be out in the fresh air with the sun on your face?

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far_northact 7:24 pm
15 May 12
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Fernwood is as good as any gym. If you go – you will see good benefits – if you don’t – it’s expensive and a waste… pretty simple.

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Mimiboo 7:42 pm
15 May 12
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My experience with the Fernwood Belconnen and Civic gyms have been fine. Most women there seem to be friendly, of course you get the odd person who acts likes she’s the queen bee, but I’m not there to be social or make friends. Both places were clean, and the staff were always quite pleasant to me. But yes, probably best to do a trial there first before you commit.

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buzz819 7:55 pm
15 May 12
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HenryBG said :

Everything I know about Gyms, I know from David Thorne:

http://www.27bslash6.com/buffed.html

I mean – can’t you just go for a walk around the lake? Why would you want to cloister yourself in a noisome sweatpit, breathing in other people’s foetid exhalations when you could be out in the fresh air with the sun on your face?

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 love going to the gym, I like to lift weights, I like to challenge my body that way, it pisses me off to know end when people who don’t have the first clue say stupid shit like, oh walk around the weight, that is great, it does absolutely nothing for you, but hey I know better because I said to do it.

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dph 7:59 pm
15 May 12
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I find it pretty funny that some guys get butthurt over the fact that there are all female gyms. Like it’s some sort of sexist, discrimination matter.

Given the way some of the male patrons ogle over & harrass some of the female members at my gym, I’m not surprised that some woman feel intimidated or uncomfortable working out at regular gyms.

If there was a market of men who felt intimidated or uncomfortable training around women, I’m sure someone would go into buisness & cater for them.

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Widdershins 8:26 pm
15 May 12
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Nay.

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

(There are others in Canberra too, I think)

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

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yellowsnow 8:36 pm
15 May 12
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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

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buzz819 9:06 pm
15 May 12
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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?

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Dilandach 9:06 pm
15 May 12
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As a male I don’t appreciate the insinuation that I’m eye raping females in the gym.

Yes, there are mens clubs but the moment a woman attempts to join and is predictably knocked back, out come the women’s lib movement, court cases etc to force them to open up to all.

There’s nothing ‘reverse’ about it, its discrimination full stop. Legal or not.

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gooterz 9:11 pm
15 May 12
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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

Why is it that when men work out they wear a baggy Tshirt and baggy shorts
Ladies on the other hand will wear the tightest thing they can pull off.
Also when you talk about going to the gym to be serious… why does club pink have to offer a ‘free’ breakfast, which gender isnt serious when going to the gym now?

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LSWCHP 10:51 pm
15 May 12
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Martlark said :

Club Lime also have a club pink in the main Belconnen gym at CISAC. My daughter says it is pretty nice with free breakfasts. There are a number of other gyms in the Club Lime group. I find that Kaleen and the Oatley Court gym have more ‘normal’ people working out than CISAC.

I’ve been going to the Kaleen gym (through various owners and names, currently club lime) for about 6 years now. I’m a guy, so take my opinion with a grain of salt, but there’s lots of women who go there and do weights, machines and classes, and they all seem cool with it. It seems like mostly ordinary local people (like me) with a wide variety of age groups from young guys/girls to white haired old dudes like the bloke next to me on the treadmill this evening.

There’s lots of muscle bound young fellas, but they’re all well behaved as far as I can tell from my male perspective and none of them have crazy eyes that I can discern. There was a strange roided up young idiot who disturbed some of the women about three years ago. He was only there for a couple of weeks, then he foolishly caused an altercation with the male personal trainers one night when they called him on it, and he was never seen again. And by “never seen again” I mean he was excluded from the gym, rather than “his body was never found”. :-)

I’ve been to the Club Lime at CISAC and didn’t like it. Perhaps you could come by the Kaleen gym, and see how it feels.

Disclaimer: I have no relationship with Kaleen Club Lime apart from being a long time happy customer of the Kaleen operation.

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