GOODLIFE REVIEW

With over 80 locations across Australia and over 295,000 members, Goodlife is a great option if you want to be able to try new things, have variety in your training, or simply want to take your fitness more seriously.

Price: $17.99 – $27.99* per week

Sign Up Fee: $99.00*

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: Yes, for majority of clubs

Group Fitness: Yes, in abundance

Today we review Goodlife Health Clubs.

We purchased a four week membership at Goodlife Prahran and spent some time working out in their facility so that we can share our experience with others. 

We help fitness beginners overcome gym intimidation, sign up for their first membership and start working out with weights properly so they can achieve ongoing results with their body.

We hope this article helps!

Let’s dive in.

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About Goodlife Health Clubs

Goodlife Health Clubs were founded in 2002 and have since grown to over 85 locations and 295,000 members across Australia. Their aim is to ‘move people to achieve great things – whether it’s maintaining a better work/life balance, creating healthy habits or training for a marathon’.

They pride themselves on being a tight-knit community that offer affordable and flexible membership options.

What's was our experience like?

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Goodlife and recommend it to anyone who’s prepared to pay a little more for their gym membership than your entry level, smaller facilities like snap fitness, anytime fitness, etc.

There are plenty of group fitness classes, equipment and spaces to suit your needs, and the 24/7 access is also a great addition to your membership if you want to go during quieter times.

For the most part, the environment is friendly and welcoming. The staff can be a little pushy and ‘salesy’ with trying to extend your membership, however, once you’re signed up it’s not really a problem.

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Why Should I Choose Goodlife?

✓ Goodlife are a highly reputable brand with high quality facilities, staff and offerings. They have plenty of facilities around Australia so there is usually one near your location.

✓ Each and every Goodlife club is super clean, has plenty of space & extensive equipment, as well as over 60 unique and fun group fitness classes. You won’t need to wait long to use equipment or find space to use in Goodlife facilities, even during peak times.

✓ Goodlife are continually making more and more of their clubs open 24/7, which is a massive win for members.

What Limitations Does Goodlife Have?

✗ We have seen a few issues with members struggling to cancel their memberships and have had bad experiences with customer service. Oftentimes, this is because they haven’t read their contract correctly. Make sure you have a thorough understanding of what your contract entails before signing.

✗ Unless you’re committing to a long term contract, Goodlife prices can really start to add up for pay as you go options, with some sources quoting $22.95 per week for membership.

✗ Goodlife are ‘hyper-vigilent’ with signing up members, so keep in mind that if you give them your contact details, you will be followed up and contacted quite thoroughly in an attempt to get you to join.

Goodlife Opening Hours

The majority of Goodlife Clubs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for working out. You use a swipe key to access the club during non-staffed hours which you recieve when signing up.

If you’re hoping to sign up or ask any specific questions, you’ll need to visit Goodlife during their staffed hours and these times may vary from club to club and throughout the week.

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Goodlife Staffed Hours

Here’s a general guide for Goodlife staffed hours:

Day

Staffed Hours

Monday to

Thursday

5:00am - 10:00pm

Friday

5:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday

7:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Staffed hours do vary considerably from club to club, so check your local club hours before visiting.

Goodlife Membership Price

A membership at Goodlife will cost you between $17.99 and $27.99 when signing up for a fixed term contract. Price varies depending on contract length and membership level.

Goodlife does not publish any information online regarding pay as you go options, however, some sources state that a Blue Membership costs $22.95 per week if you don’t want to lock yourself into this form of contract.

Day

Blue

($17.99)

Platinum

($20.99)

Black ($27.99)

Club Access

Home Club Only

All Clubs

All Clubs

Access to 33 Arena Fitness Clubs Nationwide



Yes

Access to YogaBox & Reform Pilates at selected clubs



Yes

Challenge Discount Voucher


2 x $25

4 x $25

21 Day Buddy Pass


3 x $100

4 x $100

Free Quarterly Coaching


Yes

Yes

Weekend Guest Pass

Yes

Yes

4 Weeks Membership Freeze

Yes

Yes

Goodlife at Home Access

Yes

Yes

Yes

No Joining Fee


Yes

* The prices and information shown should be viewed as a general guide only – prices can vary depending on location, how long you commit for, promotions and can also change over time. We do our best to ensure our content is up to date, however, you should always confirm prices and membership details before signing up.

These prices are for fixed term contracts, not pay as you go.

Goodlife Sign Up Fee

The Goodlife Sign Up Fee is $99.00, which is payable upon joining.

Goodlife Equipment & Facilities

Goodlife Health Clubs have extensive equipment & facilities including:

  • Arena Fitness
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Change Rooms
  • Child Minding
  • Cycle Studio
  • Free Parking
  • Functional Training Zone
  • Group Fitness
  • Gym Kit Cardio
  • Strength Equipment
  • Weights

Please note that facilities do vary considerably between locations, so it’s best to check with your local centre to see what they have.

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Goodlife Compared to Other Gyms

Here’s how Goodlife stacks up against other well known gym chains.

Gym

Price/wk

Sign Up Fee

24/7?

Classes?

Snap Fitness

$12.95+

$59 (varies)

Yes

Limited

Zap Fitness

$9.95 - $14.95

$69

Yes

Limited

Plus Fitness

$13.95 +

$78 - $128

Yes

Limited

Jetts Fitness

$14.95

$89 + $79 (for fob)

Yes

Limited

Anytime Fitness

$14.98 - $16.37

$99 + $69.95 (for fob)

Yes

Limited

Crunch Fitness

$9.95 - $19.99

$39.99 (annual fee)

No

Yes

Fitness First

$17.00 +

$99

No

Yes

Goodlife Health Clubs

$17.99 - $27.99

$99

Some

Yes

Genesis Fitness

$14.50 - $20.00

$55.00

Some

Yes

South Pacific Health Clubs

$20.00 - $37.00

$149

Yes

Yes

Curves

$20.50

$149

No

Yes

YMCA

~ $18 - $28

Varies

No

Yes

Fernwood Fitness

$22.00

$199

Some

Yes

OrangeTheory

$54.50

No

No

Yes

CrossFit Gyms

~ $50.00 - $70.00

Usually no

Usually no

Yes

12RND Fitness

$59.00

No

No

Yes

Body Fit Training

$65.00

No

No

Yes

F45 Training

~$65.00

No

No

Yes

Does Goodlife Offer a Free Trial

Goodlife offers a one-day free pass which can be claimed at any of their facilities across Australia. You can only claim this once, cannot claim it at multiple locations and must not have been a member previously.

Goodlife Special Offers

Goodlife do offer promotions several times a year – most often these involve the waiving of sign up fees. Keep an eye out for these on their website.

Does Goodlife Offer Student Discounts?

Goodlife does not offer student discounts.

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Does Goodlife have Classes?

Goodlife offers an extensive array of group fitness classes, including:

  • Zumba
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Tai Chi
  • Boxing
  • HIIT
  • Body Pump
  • TRX
  • Cycle Class
  • Boot Camp
  • Body Attack
  • Aqua Class
  • Barre

Classes vary between locations, so check our your local Goodlife’s timetable to see what’s on offer.

Can I Use my Goodlife Membership At Any Location?

You can use your Goodlife Membership at any location if you have purchased a Platinum or Black Level Membership. You can only visit your home club on a Blue Membership

How do I Cancel my Goodlife Membership?

In order to cancel your Goodlife membership, you’ll need to contact your home club in person or online. You can do this via your club’s website link or by calling them directly.

Alternatively, you can call 1300 393 733 and state your home club’s postcode.

There may be costs associated with cancelling your membership if you have not adhered to the fixed-term contract terms. If you are on a pay as you go contract, you will need to pay off your final month before you cancel. 

RESOURCES

Do you want to join the gym but aren't sure how to get started? Here are some helpful resources.