Today we review Train 24/7 Richmond.
With a wide offering of classes and equipment, the ability to train 24/7, as well as friendly and helpful staff, this beauty is ideal for new gym-goers hoping to dip their feet into the fitness industry.
We spent some getting into the training, researching the facility and absorbing everything this gym has to offer.
Want to know if it’s the right fit for you?
Train 24/7 Richmond – In a Nutshell
⇒ Train 24/7 Richmond has an outstanding price of $10-12 per week and is open 24/7. This is a gym with great value for money.
⇒ Membership will give you access to some group fitness options such as Train 45, Yoga, FIT 55, Core & Glutes, HIIT cardio, Circuit, Pilates, Boxing and Functional Training.
⇒ Make sure you check the finer details of your contract, as some members have expressed frustration at what they say were miscommunications. If you read your contract and understand it, you have nothing to worry about!
⇒ Facilities include weightlifting & free weights, weight machine area, cardio equipment, independent workout area, and group fitness studio. There are so many workout areas to utilize!
⇒ Train 24/7 is very busy in the late afternoon/early evening (4-8 pm), we recommend the early morning or late evening if you want a quieter atmosphere.
⇒ If you want more hands-on coaching, Train 24/7 is limited unless you pay extra for personal training. You can get some basic tips during the group fitness classes.
We classify Train 24/7 Richmond as a commercial gym, however, members also have full access to a handful of group fitness classes, including Train 45, Yoga, FIT 55, Core & Glutes, HIIT cardio, Circuit, Pilates, Boxing and Functional Training.
Classes are limited with regards to space and equipment, number of participants and class times, however, they serve as a great introduction for new gym goers. Descriptions of these classes are available on the Train 24/7 website.
As its name suggests, train 24/7 Richmond never closes, meaning you can work out on your own watch, a feature which will suit many members with busy schedules. Membership also gives you acces to all three train 24/7 gyms – Richmond, Prahran and St Kilda.
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At a mere $10-12 per week, the value for money at train 24/7 Richmond is as good as it gets. We haven’t come across a gym that offers group fitness offerings and such an array of equipment at such a low price.
Make sure you check the finer details of your contract and keep your own copy of it, as some members have expressed frustrations with what they feel were miscommunications. Be aware of the following:
- You can only cancel or pause your membership in person, rather than online or over the phone. This means if you’re traveling or sick, you will continue to be charged until you physically visit the center.
- There are very limited staffed hours, meaning that if you want to cancel and work long days, you may struggle to get there in person to do so.
- Check whether your contract is lock-in for an extended period or pay as you go. The rate per week fluctuates between $10-12 depending on how long you commit for.
- They’re also very strict on penalizing members who wrongly let non-members into the facility. If caught, you’ll becharged $170, which some members found to be a little over the top. However, at such a cheap price for membership, why would you bother?
- You’ll need to pay $30 upfront for a key tag to scan yourself in for each session, which is non-refundable.
At the end of the day, if you read your contract and understand it, you have nothing to worry about!
Equipment & Facilities
The gym can be divided into five different sections – weightlifting & free weights, weight machine area, cardio equipment, independent workout area, and group fitness studio.
There is plenty of room for new gym-goers to try new things due to the many different offerings, areas, and equipment.
The atmosphere of 24/7 is quite different depending on when you are there.
During peak times, the weightlifting and free weights area is absolutely packed during peak times, mainly 4-8pm. In our observation, these areas, in particular, were also predominated by males.
For new gym-goers, we suggest sticking to the quieter periods in order to get your confidence up. As mentioned earlier, there are also plenty of different areas within the gym to escape to if you’re feeling overwhelmed at any time!
The level of social interaction between members really depends on what you choose to participate in at this gym. Most members keep to themselves at Train 24/7, working out quietly in their own time. Train 24/7 is a great gym for those people wanting to put their headphones in and get the work done independently. If you want to focus and love working out to your own beat, this is certainly the place for you.
Attending the group fitness options is a great way to meet other members, however, the community is nowhere near as tight-nit as dedicated group fitness facilities such as Hurt Locker Richmond.
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If you are looking to get specific advice, help with your technique or a program written up without paying for personal training, Train 24/7 is limited.
If you want more hands-on help with your technique, you’ll need to pay extra to have personal training with one of the center’s highly rated PT’s (the first session is free!).
You can also get basic tips during the handful of group fitness classes; however, this information is quite limited and incidental. Although this is the case, we still thoroughly enjoyed our group fitness sessions, in particular yoga, finding the instructors to be professional and motivating.