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Fernwood – Should I Join?!

By bellaworksout - 2 November 2012 21

Hey Guys,

I’m looking at joining a women’s health club, mainly to use the creche, and as it’s close by to my work. I’ve just gone back part time, my daughter is 8 months old.

I am mainly looking at joining a Fernwood Woden/Civic, as they are the closest women’s gym to my work and home. Apparently, i can use different fernwood’s if i’m a member at one of them; reciprocal rights.

I have looked at Club Pink, but have heard horrendous reviews, so i’ve been a bit put off. If anyone has had experience with the Fernwood’s i’d love to hear what you think, as i have read a few threads with not the best reviews, but they are over 5 years old…………..

Help!

What’s Your opinion?


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21 Responses to
Fernwood – Should I Join?!
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ezy10z 1:45 pm
02 Nov 12
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You should definitely join. especially if you’re overweight

There is not enough fit women in this town!

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Spiral 1:46 pm
02 Nov 12
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As with all of those types of health clubs you will get some people who love then and praise the place, and of course Fernwood has plenty of knockers.

My wife has a membership and loves it. She is a huge fan of their Sh’bam classes.

She has never had any experiences of super serious people making her feel inadequate, or of morons stuffing around making life difficult for other people.

The only complaint she has is their opening hours and class times are a bit limited on weekends and public holidays.

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JazzyJess 2:06 pm
02 Nov 12
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I don’t think Fernwood Civic has child minding. At least it didn’t when I was a member a few years back. Gungahlin does. It’s a good gym. Nice, supportive instructors and the equipment is newish.

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astrojax 2:17 pm
02 Nov 12
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Spiral said :

Fernwood has plenty of knockers.

is there a riotact ‘unintentional pun of the month’ competition?

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poetix 2:24 pm
02 Nov 12
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Why a women’s gym? I prefer the slightly more serious atmosphere at Flames, with only supervised training. They have a creche at Lyneham (but I don’t know if the hours would suit you).

As my focus is on strength, I didn’t want pink weights and Lycra. (Pauses to spit. Or faint.)

Many mixed gyms have some child minding, I believe. Northside Fitness used to, some years ago. may be worth checking out.

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Antagonist 2:46 pm
02 Nov 12
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Mrs Antagonist found the only difference between Fernwood and other gyms was that at Fernwood, chicks would ogle her instead of guys. While I thought this was a terrific development, Mrs Antagonist does not share my enthusiasm. She has since returned to Club Slime again.

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Masquara 2:48 pm
02 Nov 12
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The policies that “we” took into negotiations? Like, the FORMER Greens were at the table?

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Holden Caulfield 2:55 pm
02 Nov 12
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I would like to join Fernwood too. Can I get a government grant for the necessary sex change? Or should I just have a chat to the ACT Human Rights Commission?

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Masquara 2:56 pm
02 Nov 12
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Masquara said :

The policies that “we” took into negotiations? Like, the FORMER Greens were at the table?

Sorry wrong thread.

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poetix 3:01 pm
02 Nov 12
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Masquara said :

Masquara said :

The policies that “we” took into negotiations? Like, the FORMER Greens were at the table?

Sorry wrong thread.

Some of us were too polite to point it out…As always.

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dpm 3:02 pm
02 Nov 12
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poetix said :

…As my focus is on strength, I didn’t want pink weights and Lycra….

dpm said :

Wow! Is the poetry cafe scene that hard core?!? Hahahaha! :-)

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PBO 3:32 pm
02 Nov 12
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It all seems like a thinly (pun) veiled cover for organised womens gangs with creches, The pink ladies, the flames etc, etc.

Aside from the horrendous pricing of some of them the only other thing that you have to look out for is the initiations. If you do them then you will be in the click and they wont talk behind your back no matter how fat you are, even if they cannot physically help it.

The initiations can vary from easy (Having a low fat full cream latte with 3 sugars and sayiongt that the other ladies choice of clothing does not make any of them look fat, no matter who they stand next to.) to the more severe (going to rival gym and saying other ladies jeggings make her look fat and then say: “oh sorry, they arent jeggings at all but actually jeans.” or leaving brand new large chocolate bars underneath windscreens wipers for when they walk out of the gym to cancel out any fitness gained.).

Choose wisely, and on the first day find the fattest person there and run/waddle straight up to them and take them out…..for cake.

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peitab 4:48 pm
02 Nov 12
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If reciprocal rights is important to you, I’d double-check on them with whichever branch of Fernwood you decide to go with. From memory (admittedly a few years back), they were oddly restrictive. I’m not certain as I never used them, but either you could only use certain branches under reciprocal arrangements, or you only had a certain number of reciprocal passes you could use at other branches.

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poetix 5:25 pm
02 Nov 12
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dpm said :

poetix said :

…As my focus is on strength, I didn’t want pink weights and Lycra….

poetix said :

Wow! Is the poetry cafe scene that hard core?!? Hahahaha! :-)

Lifting the tone around here is hard enough…

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dpm 6:01 pm
02 Nov 12
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poetix said :

dpm said :

poetix said :

…As my focus is on strength, I didn’t want pink weights and Lycra….

dpm said :

Wow! Is the poetry cafe scene that hard core?!? Hahahaha! :-)

Lifting the tone around here is hard enough…

And here I was thinking your arts skills were of a literary nature. I had no idea you were a musician too!

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