Calling all fitness buffs of the West Coast, summer is already here and the New Year is now! Keen to get a head start on your 2018 new year’s resolution to carve a fitter body and enjoy an overall better quality of life? You’ve come to the right page, with True Local scouring the city’s gyms and health clubs to give you this list of 5 of the best places to work out in Perth. From the white sand Indian Ocean beaches of Cottesloe, to the green expanse of Kings Park or the long, leisurely cycling paths and walking tracks that line the Swan River, Perth is a city with a strong outdoors personality that’s waiting to be enjoyed. So join one of these gyms and jump right in!
505 Newcastle Street, West Perth
A friendly gym nestled beneath a car dealership in West Perth, Anarchy Training aims to give their members a “tough but enjoyable full body workout” through a combination of one-on-one personal training and motivating group classes run by the gym’s owners Glen Austin and Renae Wauhop. With their gym also including a massage room, boxing ring and large weights section, there’s plenty of variety on offer to keep members on their feet.
“Great environment to set your goals and achieve them. Fantastic, friendly staff who are always there to help you. Tough satisfying classes and great personal trainers. Added bonus is the prices, most competitive I’ve seen. Check Anarchy out and you will not be disappointed”.
105 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Part of a fast growing national chain of gyms specialising in HIIT (High-intensity interval training) workouts, F45 as the name suggests is focused on high intensity 45 minute workouts with functional outcomes. In other words, their group-based workouts will not only get you into the best shape of your life, they’ll also have you moving and functioning on a daily basis with greater efficiency and energy than before. Classes offered at the F45 Perth CBD studio include a mixture of cardio, resistance and hybrid-focused workouts, which taken together provide the best results.
“Structured, organised, complete workout, every muscle, great atmosphere, great trainers, great people with the same focus, same drive and same enthusiasm. I love it, I’m addicted and it makes me feel awesome”.
319 Hay Street, Subiaco
Founded by two Perth businesswomen, parents and sisters-in-law Jaye and Claire, LA Fit Studio was inspired by their discovery of the Lagree fitness method whilst living in Brisbane. Hooked by the results they experienced, Jaye and Claire were keen to bring this brand new method back to Perth, with their studio in trendy Subiaco offering high energy group classes that combine cardio with pilates, cross fit and bicycle based exercises in a heart pumping 45 minute session.
“Loved my first session! Looking forward to the next one and learning more about my body, was a great burn the next day and the staff were amazing. I can see they accommodate to every fitness level and injuries etc, awesome Team and thanks Jill and Jaye for my first awesome experience!!”
1 Coventry Parade, North Fremantle
A gym with a twist, The Mill in coastal North Freemantle describes itself as a “strength and conditioning facility” whose aim is to train their members to run, lift, carry, swim, lead, climb and fight, rather than to simply help them look and feel better (although that’s an inevitable side effect of their grueling workouts). Run by former SAS soldiers with the military discipline you’d expect from such a legendary institution, this factory sized facility offers a range of services from one-on-one personal training, general athletic conditioning, to Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and full day military-style training camps.
“Excellent facility, fantastic trainers, exceptional programming and an awesome crew to train with!”
Swanbourne Street, Freemantle
Offering an appetising platter of acroyoga, vinyasa, therapeutic/restorative yoga, core strength exercises and yoga for pregnant women, Yoga Grooves in the historic neighbourhood of Freemantle is a place where members can nourish their minds as well as their bodies. Owned and operated by dynamic husband and wife duo Jo and Pepi Camponovo who’ve been married for over 20 years, Yoga Grooves run 1 hour to 90 minute classes on a daily basis, as well as private lessons to suit different schedules.
“Jo and Pepe are awesome and super helpful instructors – it was my partner and I’s first ever Acro Yoga class (and my first ever Yoga experience!) – it was the best! Looking forward to our next class.”