Gyms in Portland

Today you’re going to gain some deeper insight into the best Gyms in Portland, VIC so you don’t waste time and money researching for hours online, or joining a gym you end up hating.

We help new gym-seekers join a gym that’s the right fit, for the best possible price.

– Pat & Dan | Get Gym Fit

PORTLAND GYMS COMPARISON TABLE

Gym

Price/wk

Sign Up Fee

24/7?

Classes?






F45 Training ________

~ $65.00

$0.00

No

Yes

Goodlife Health Clubs____________

$17.09 +

$99.00

Yes

Yes

Anytime Fitness __________

$14.98 - $16.37

$99 + $69.95 (for fob)

Yes

No

12RND _________

$59.00

$0.00

No

Yes

Snap Fitness Portland - Sellwood

$12.95 +

$59 (vares)

Yes

Limited

Fitness First _______

$17.00 +

$99.00

No

Yes

Zap Fitness _______

$9.95 - $14.95

$69.00

Yes

Limited

Crunch Fitness ____

$9.95 - $19.95

Up to $99

No

Yes

Club Lime _________

$11.90 - $16.90

$59 (for fob)

Yes

Yes

Body Fit Training ________

$65.00

$0.00

No

Yes

Jetts Fitness _____________

$14.95

$79 (for key) + $89

Yes

Limited

Genesis Health and Fitness _____

$14.50 - $20.00

$99

Yes

Yes

Plus Fitness ________

$13.95

$78 - $128

Yes

Limited

Fernwood Fitness _____

$22.00

$199.00

No

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.

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F45 TRAINING _________________

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

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.

GOODLIFE _____________

good life health clubs

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

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!

ANYTIME FITNESS _____________

anytime fitness south melbourne

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

Price: $14.98 – $16.37 per week

Sign Up Fee: $99.00 + $69.95 for fob

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: Limited

Anytime Fitness is a global gym franchise that really lead the charge with having the gym open 24/7. Anytime has a free weight area, plenty of machines and cardio equipment as well as a functional training and free weight area.

The great thing about Anytime is that they have hundreds of locations across Australia and can be found in even remote locations – it won’t take you long to find one near you. They also have well-kept and clean facilities with good showers and parking.

You should consider joining Anytime if you want a good all-rounder at a reasonable price, without all the bells and whistles.

They do have some group classes, however, they are very limited and aren’t nearly as extensive as those found in more expensive gyms. Most Anytime gyms we have visited have been pretty small in size, which means it can get fairly crowded during peak times. 

12RND FITNESS___________

12RND fitness

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

Price: $59.00 per week

Sign Up Fee: $0.00

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Yes, in abundance

12RND Fitness is a boutique-style group fitness gym whose biggest x-factor is the ability for members to commence a class at any time. Each class involves 12 x 3-minute rounds with a big emphasis on boxing, cardio and basic strength. The class sizes are smaller than most other group fitness classes, with numbers around 15-20 people.

We recommend 12RND fitness for those who want a motivating environment with less distraction/interaction than other group fitness environments.

SNAP FITNESS ____________

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

Price: $12.95+ per week

Sign Up Fee: $59.00 (varies)

Contracts: Pay as you go OR
3, 6 and 12-Month Contacts

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: Quite Limited

Snap Fitness Camberwell is one of the most community-focused, friendly, and engaging commercial gyms we have seen.  The staff are highly invested in their members, the members rave about the facility and there is plenty of equipment and spaces. You’ll also have 24 hour access – which is a big win for many!

A membership is $59 upfront and $12.95 + per week, which is one of the cheapest prices we’ve come across.

FITNESS FIRST _____________

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

Price: $17.00 + per week

Sign Up Fee: $99.00

Contracts: Pre paid (10 or 25 visit passes) or lock-in

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Yes

Fitness First facilities are always super clean, the staff are very professional, and the gym floor area is always bigger and better than average.

You’ll have access to a wide range of fitness classes including zumba, yoga, pilates, HIIT, boxing, circuit, spin – the list really does go on. There’s also an extensive array of equipment and areas, including free weights, machines, cardio and independent training spaces, meaning you won’t be waiting for your favourite machine for long.

There are various membership levels that give you access to more and more clubs as you go up in price. Fitness First offers a 1-day free pass, redeemable before you consider committing to their membership contracts of 3, 12 or 18 months.

ZAP FITNESS _____________

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

Price: $9.95 – $14.95 per week

Sign Up Fee: $69.00

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: Limited

Zap Fitness is an Australian-owned gym chain with a growing and extensive number of locations across the country.

is your typical commercial gym facility, with a general array of machines, cardio equipment and some, but limited functional training spaces such as squat racks and platforms. You’ll also have access to the facility 24/7, which is a big plus.

Each Zap Fitness facility is very tightly packed and has limited equipment. The cheap price tag will also mean it gets pretty busy during the peak periods of the day.

CRUNCH FITNESS _____________

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

Price: $9.95 – $19.95 per week

Sign Up Fee: Up to $99.00

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Yes

Crunch Fitness really has some character – it’s colourful, fun & exhilarating. They market themselves as being the original ‘no judgements’ gym, where they want people from all walks of life to feel comfortable and confident within their walls.

This is proved by their offer of every new member receiving a complimentary PT session. With their mid-tier membership and up, you’ll also have the ability to bring a friend to train with you. This makes Crunch a great option if you’re feeling a little nervous about getting started and would love some support, or even simply comradery as you get into your routine.

Many members have complained online that the customer service at Crunch can be sub-par and that they are confused about some of the charges they’re receiving. Our advice would be to have a thorough look through the contract before you sign to ensure you know what you’ll be billed.

Club Lime _____________

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

Price: $11.90 – $16.90 per week

Sign Up Fee: $59.00

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Yes

Club Lime first opened their doors in the ACT in 2004 and are now one of the fastest-growing gym chains in Australia, sporting over 30,000 members. Club Lime is owned by Viva Leisure, who also owns the Plus Fitness and Fit n Fast franchises.

Club Lime prides themselves on being ‘more than a gym or training facility’ where you can be yourself without worrying about what’s going on around you. Each Club Lime has considerably different prices and offerings, so it’s best to check what your local facility has before joining up.

Club Lime has exceptional facilities and equipment for the price you’re paying – you’re getting great value for money.

BODY FIT TRAINING ______________

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

Price: $65.00 per week

Sign Up Fee: $0.00

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Yes, in abundance

Body Fit Training is the functional strength training sibling of F45, with big class sizes, an electric atmosphere, and a focus on high-quality training with well-chosen exercises and movements.

It’ll cost you $65 per week on a fortnightly membership contract and just a warning, this place is addictive – it’s an environment that leaves you wanting more as it’s easy to build relationships with others and gives you an awesome adrenaline rush.

JETTS FITNESS _________

jetts fitness ringwood

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

Price: $14.95* 

Sign Up Fee: $89.00 + $79.00 (for fob)

Contracts: Pay as you go OR 12-Month Upfront Lump Sum

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: Quite Limited

Jetts is an Australian gym chain with a growing number of locations across the world and is a good entry-level gym membership. The gyms certainly aren’t anytime special, however, they’re tidy, open 24 hours a day, and a great choice if you’re just starting out in fitness and don’t need any extras.

I personally had a membership at Jetts for around 12 months a few years ago and I’d say that the experience was reasonable for the low price. I also signed up for a 12-month contract, which helped me to skip the sign-up fee and this decreased my weekly rate, which is a good option to consider.

Jetts do offer a new group fitness class known as ‘J-series’, however, you’ll need to pay extra each week for it.

GENESIS HEALTH AND FITNESS _________

Genesis Health and Fitness

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

Price: $14.50 – $20.00 per week

Sign Up Fee: $55.00 

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: Yes

Genesis Fitness is an Australian owned gym chain that ‘are passionate about creating a fitness community that is inclusive, encouraging and empowering for everyone’. Every member receives a free fitness consultation and personal training session upon joining to help get them started.

Genesis’ pillars of health are based around the following: Fitness, Strength & Toning, Weight Loss  & Wellness

Genesis offers group fitness classes such as yoga, spin, boxing, tone & core and pilates, which vary between locations. If you’re keen to step it up, they also offer small group & nutrition training, branded as ‘the coaching zone’ for an extra cost.

Genesis have a 5-day free pass, which gives you plenty of time to get a taste of the facility. If you’re keen to join, you can either save by paying upfront, or opt for a fortnightly direct debit.

PLUS FITNESS 24/7 ___________

plus fitness

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

Price: $13.95 per week

Sign Up Fee: $78 – $128

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: Yes

Group Fitness: Limited

Plus Fitness is an Australian chain of gyms with hundreds of locations, predominantly across NSW. You’ll have access to free programs, some functional classes, as well as the ability to visit all Plus Fitness locations 24/7.

They have a reasonable array of equipment, tidy facilities and are good value for money. If you’re looking for an entry-level gym that ticks most of the boxes without all the glitz and glam, Plus Fitness is a good option.

The no sign-up fee is also great for those not wanting to fork out large amounts of money upfront and in addition, Plus Fitness offer you the ability to suspend your membership for up to 3 months a year.

They also offer a free 7-day trial so that you can give the facility a go before you commit to signing up.

FERNWOOD FITNESS ___________

Fernwood Fitness

*The photos above are for illustrative purpose only and are not actual photos of the location listed above.

Price: $22.00 per week

Sign Up Fee: $199.00

No Lock in Contracts: Available

24/7 Access: No

Group Fitness: Yes

Fernwood is a gym for women started in Bendigo, Victoria in 1989, spanning close to 70 clubs and 70 000 members. Their mission is to ’empower women to shine, by giving them the confidence they need to succeed in all they do’. 

You’ll get a bit of everything at Fernwood, with memberships including strength and weight training, state-of-the-art cardio equipment, high intensity exercise, group fitness classes to suit every style – from FIIT30 to tai chi to zumba, yoga and pilates (with some clubs offering reformer pilates too!), meditation and mindfulness.

They even offer free breakfast every morning, and most clubs have child-minding services (for an extra fee). You’ll also get access to a host of online resources for those times that you can’t quite make the trip to the gym.

Get started with 10 days for $10 pass to try out their great facility.

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