Working out is so much better when you find a good gym with a fun and friendly atmosphere. With so many to choose from, it’s no wonder you might have difficulties picking your favourite go-to workout spot. You’re busy and you don’t have time to test them all. This is where we can help.
A good gym will make you feel comfortable and welcome. They may even offer specialised classes so you can work out in a group. You can tone your body and have fun while you stay in shape. When you look good, you feel good.
After going through our local readers’ posts, we’ve put together a list of the top three gyms in Googong. Let’s get started.
What makes a great gym?
Not all gyms are created equal. There are a few traits you want your gym to have for a fun and safe environment.
- The layout makes sense. The layout of the areas and equipment have to make sense in order to maximise the gym’s efficiency and safety. It makes sense to put the weights and cardio equipment next to the weightlifting station. Mirrors are also a must-have because they help to prevent injuries when you’re lifting.
- Resilient flooring. A lot of people spend their entire visit on the floor. The colours have to appeal to your mindset and get you ready to work out. Having a resilient gym floor increases the shock absorption. This is important when people lift and drop weights as well as do exercises like push-ups, yoga, and burpees.
- Clean and well-maintained equipment. Think about what types of exercises you plan on doing. Is there equipment available for it? The gym’s equipment should also be very well-maintained and clean with no obvious issues or safety hazards.
- Professional and helpful staff. The gym’s staff should reflect the customer’s goals. You want them to be professional, knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. Ask for certifications and don’t be afraid to ask questions.
The best gyms in Googong
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Both inside and out, Club Googong is a meeting place for the community. You’ll enjoy a five-lane heated indoor pool, tennis courts, a small gym, waterways, pathways, boardwalks and much more. The casual gym fee is $10 and the pool fee is $5.
There is also an on-site cafe that is open seven days a week to gym patrons. Also, you can use your resident’s club card to gain access to the gym and pool.
Anytime Fitness offers a large space with several different equipment choices ranging from cardio and strength training to free weights and much more. Members get access to the gym 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can work out when it’s convenient for you.
Track and plan your workout routine with the Anytime Fitness app. They also offer remote and in-person trainers to help you stay motivated and on track.
This women-only gym features group training classes, pilates and yoga, boxing, personal training, cardio, power racks and a kid’s corner. This gym is open Sunday through Saturday with staff on hand.
Members can choose from several high-energy and fun classes each morning, or they can exercise on their own. You get a comfortable and friendly atmosphere along with beginner to advanced fitness classes to enjoy.
If you’re looking for more on fitness, check out our articles on the best gyms, best high-intensity interval classes, best CrossFit gyms, best yoga studios, best Pilates studios, best martial arts schools and best boxing schools our city has to offer.
Your experience with gyms in Googong
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