Gyms in Balwyn

In this article we compare and contrast the various gyms in Balwyn, VIC which we believe will help save you time and money from having to do your own research.

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.


Gym      Price/Wk     Sign Up Fee   24/7?    Classes?  
  Barbell Samurai $30 – $55.00 $0.00 Yes Yes
Boroondara Sports Complex $27.90 $50.00 No Yes
F45 Training Balwyn $65.00 $0.00 No Yes
Anytime Fitness Balwyn $14.98 – $22.00 $99 + $69.95 for fob Yes Limited
Iron Body Personal Training $60/session $0.00 No No
Goodlife Balwyn $17.09 + $99.00 Yes Yes


* The prices and information shown in this article should be viewed as a general guide only as it 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.


Price: $30 – $55.00

Sign Up Fee: No

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: Yes

Barbell Samurai is a community gym focused on foundational movements, strength and long term sustainable development with expert coaching and a bad-ass warehouse atmosphere. There are three main types of classes – circuit, strength and high Intensity or alternatively you can workout independently. The amount you’ll learn and the results you’ll get at this gym if you set your mind to it are second to none.

Your standard 24/7 membership is going to set you back $30 a week, whereas their small group training classes start from $55 a week.


Price: $27.90 per week

Sign Up Fee: $50.00

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: Yes

Boroondara Sports Complex would have to be one of the best value for money experiences we have come across. One of the biggest value points is the ability to receive a personalised program and ongoing guidance from the team of friendly gym instructors.

For the very reasonable price of $27.90 a week, you’ll also have full access to a 50m pool, numerous group fitness classes and high quality gym equipment and facilities. 


Price: $60.00 -$65.00 per week

Sign Up Fee: $0.00

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Yes, in abundance

F45 training is a high energy, community & comradery focused, 45-minute blast. It’ll have your muscles burning, lungs blowing and adrenaline flowing. The exercises are simple and easy to learn, the class sizes are large and the training is strength-endurance and HIIT based.

For around $65 a week, it’s certainly on the more expensive side, however, if you’re invested and attend regularly, the health and social benefits are priceless. It’s a community that keeps you coming back for more.


Price: $14.98 – $22.00

Sign Up Fees: $99 + $69.95 for fob 

Contracts: Fixed (12 or 18 months) or ongoing contract

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: No

Anytime Fitness Balwyn has the best google reviews of any of this chain we’ve seen and is a great option if you want 24/7 access to the gym at an affordable price.  Anytime has a free weight area, plenty of machines and cardio equipment and some basic functional training space, however, it can get pretty crowded during peak times.

You’ll need to pay a $99 sign up fee, as well as $16.98 per week for an ongoing membership.


Price: $60 per session

Sign Up Fees: No

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Small Group Fitness Available

Iron Body Personal Training are focused on helping you transform your physique through muscle building, fat loss and optimal nutritional guidance. Their coaches are passionate, invested in their clients and extremely professional, with members raving about looking the best they have in years!

1 on 1 sessions start at $60 each, with a free initial consultation to map out your goals.


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

With over 80 locations across Australia and over 200, 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 training more seriously.

Each and every club is super clean, has plenty of space & extensive equipment, as well as over 60 unique and fun group fitness classes, such as Zumba, Yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, TRX, Cycle Class, HIIT, Boxing and more. You’ll also have access to the Kubofit app, which gives you hundreds, if not thousands of programs and sessions you can complete wherever you are.

Goodlife are offering 24/7 access at an increasing number of clubs and also have child minding services at some of their gyms. Memberships come in different levels and give you added benefits and access to different clubs as you go up in price. If you’re keen to try the facility, you can grab a 1-day pass for free!