Gympie Gym Review

Male Fitness ModelWith several new gyms opening in the local Gympie area, I thought it was time to take a look at what each gym in Gympie offers from the perspective of Powerlifters and Bodybuilders. I sent a list of questions to local gyms via their facebook pages and this is the result –

Gympie City Gym

Website: gympiecitygym.com.au
Facebook:  Facebook Page
Hours: 24h

Bars: Olympic
Power Racks: 1
Deadlift Platforms: 1 (inside power rack)
Bench Press Benches ? 2 Flat, 1 Incline, 1 Decline
Calibrated Weights: No
Heaviest Dumbbells ? 65 kg
What extra equipment do lifters have access to including –
Glute-Ham Machine ? Glute Machine (Not Powerlifting Glute Ham Machine)
Chains ? Yes
Boards ? No
Bands ? No
Roman Chair? Yes
Boxes ? No
Cambered Bar ? No
Fat Bar ? No
other ? Assorted pin machines, Fixed Bars, Vibro Gym, Cardio Machines, Martial Arts Classes, Fitness Classes

What is your noise policy when lifting ? Some noise is ok
Do you allow chalk ? Yes (small amounts, clean up any mess)
Do you provide chalk ? No

Atmosphere: This is a family run gym with a friendly easy going atmosphere that welcomes heavy lifters.

 

Cooloola Fitness Centre

Website: www.gympiegymandfitnesscentre.com/
Facebook:  Facebook Page
Hours:

  • Mon – Thur 5.15am – 8.30pm
  • Fri 5.15am – 8pm
  • Sat 7.30am – 1pm
  • Sun 8.30am – 11.30am

Bars: Olympic (Worn)
Power Racks: 1
Deadlift Platforms: 1 (inside power rack)
Bench Press Benches ? 1 Flat
Calibrated Weights: No
Heaviest Dumbbells ? 55 kg
What extra equipment do lifters have access to including –
Glute-Ham Machine ? No
Chains ? Chain for Dips, No heavy chains for Bench Press, Squat or Deadlift.
Boards ? No
Bands ? No
Roman Chair? Yes
Boxes ? Yes
Cambered Bar ? No
Fat Bar ? No
other ? Assorted pin machines, Cardio machines, Fitness Classes

What is your noise policy when lifting ? Some noise is ok
Do you allow chalk ? Yes (small amounts, clean up any mess)
Do you provide chalk ? No

Atmosphere: When I was Invited to have a look around by the new owner, I found the gym to be friendly and well maintained.

Snap Fitness Gympie

Website: www.snapfitness.com.au
Facebook:  Facebook Page
Hours: 24h

Bars: Olympic (500 kg rated)
Power Racks: 2
Deadlift Platforms: Nil
Bench Press Benches ? 2 Flat, 1 Incline
Calibrated Weights: Unknown – did not answer
Heaviest Dumbbells ? 50 kg
What extra equipment do lifters have access to including –
Glute-Ham Machine ? No
Chains ? No
Boards ? No
Bands ? No
Roman Chair? Yes
Boxes ? Yes
Cambered Bar ? No
Fat Bar ? No
other ?

What is your noise policy when lifting ? Unknown – did not answer
Do you allow chalk ? Unknown – did not answer
Do you provide chalk ? Unknown – did not answer

Atmosphere: Unknown, I was not invited to have a look at their facilities.

Jetts Gympie

Website: http://www.jetts.com.au
Facebook:  Facebook Page
Hours: 24h

Bars: Olympic ( 1 X 500 kg and 2 X  200 kg)
Power Racks: 2
Deadlift Platforms: Nil
Bench Press Benches ? Assorted Adjustable Benches
Calibrated Weights: Yes
Heaviest Dumbbells ? 50 kg
What extra equipment do lifters have access to including –
Glute-Ham Machine ? No
Chains ? Dip Chains
Boards ? No
Bands ? Yes
Roman Chair? Yes
Boxes ? No
Cambered Bar ? No
Fat Bar ? No
other ? Assorted Machines, Suspension straps, Monkey bars, Floor to ceiling ropes, Foam Rollers

What is your noise policy when lifting ? Some noise is ok
Do you allow chalk ? Yes (small amounts, clean up any mess)
Do you provide chalk ? No

Atmosphere: Modern Chain Gym

Anytime Fitness Gympie

Website: www.anytimefitness.com.au
Facebook:  Facebook Page
Hours: 24h

Bars: Olympic (220 kg rated)
Power Racks: 2
Deadlift Platforms: Nil
Bench Press Benches ? 4
Calibrated Weights: Yes
Heaviest Dumbbells ? 50 kg
What extra equipment do lifters have access to including –
Glute-Ham Machine ? No
Chains ? No
Boards ? No
Bands ? No
Roman Chair? Yes
Boxes ? No
Cambered Bar ? No
Fat Bar ? No
other ?

What is your noise policy when lifting ? Be respectful of others
Do you allow chalk ?  No
Do you provide chalk ?  No

Atmosphere: Unknown,  I was not invited to have a look at their facilities.

Other Gyms

There are a several other gyms and personal trainers whom I have not approached, for several reasons, Curves is obviously aimed at a completely different market, cross-fit has a comment on their Facebook stating that they are not a powerlifting or bodybuilding club. For each of the private training facilities run by individual personal trainers, I am happy to put your information here if you contact me.
Photo Credit: CC BY-ND 2.0 Photographer

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