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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.

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Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 9:00 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?

djk 8:49 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…

HenryBG 8:11 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…..

boredPS 7:48 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.

jenny123 5:06 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…

liteonit 1:59 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.

TheDancingDjinn 12:08 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.

TheDancingDjinn 11:59 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”

TheDancingDjinn 11:49 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.

Tetranitrate 10:52 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.

LSWCHP 10:51 pm 15 May 12

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.

gooterz 9:11 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

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?

Dilandach 9:06 pm 15 May 12

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.

buzz819 9:06 pm 15 May 12

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?

yellowsnow 8:36 pm 15 May 12

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

Widdershins 8:26 pm 15 May 12

Nay.

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

(There are others in Canberra too, I think)

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

dph 7:59 pm 15 May 12

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.

buzz819 7:55 pm 15 May 12

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.

Mimiboo 7:42 pm 15 May 12

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.

far_northact 7:24 pm 15 May 12

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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