Memberships

Memberships

Ready to look after yourself?

Be part of the Newcastle strength training club for anyone who’s young at heart…

Our memberships are designed to support you – and that means we’ll never lock you into a fixed contract. 

Gym
Access

If you’ve lifted barbell weights before or completed  our technique training and are now confident to “fly by yourself”, this option is for you. As well as unlimited access to the gym, you get all of the membership perks below and motivation from our Coaches and community.

$43 per week
(Including GST)

*$186.30 per month on direct debit

Technique training

These sessions work on your form and guide you through the lifts. With solo and group options, you can train individually or with friends, family and other members. Opt for a one-off session to brush up on form or stay motivated with a recurring weekly/fortnightly/monthly booking.

$105 for 1 person $90 for 2 people (you and a partner)
(Including GST)

To get the best results, we recommend starting with a gym access membership and the Lift and Learn program and then transferring across to a gym access membership only with additional technique sessions as you need them.

The program will give you confidence and teach you to lift properly, and we continue to check in with you once you transfer to a gym access-only membership. Book a tour to learn how we can support you.

Membership Inclusions

Off-street parking

Sweat towels and chilled scented face washers

Brand new equipment

Toiletries and towels in bathrooms

Joining is simple

  1. Select your base membership:
    Choose our gym access membership or our Casual Coaching Sessions
  2. Sign up online:
    Our intuitive member platform guides you through the whole joining process online (but if you’re not super tech-savvy, just give us a call or drop into the gym for help).

FAQ

What happens at my first visit? And what do I need to bring?

Before your first visit for technique training or the Lift and Learn program, we contact you to book in a time and chat about your overall fitness (if you’re nervous, let us know and we will meet you at your car to walk in with you).

All you need to bring is a water bottle, as we supply everything else, including towels. Once you are inside, we will show you the facilities, discuss what you want to achieve and introduce you to our team and the lifts.

You will find our main entrance at the rear of the building, beside the off-street parking.

Can I join if I’m not very fit?

We accept members of all fitness levels – so if you haven’t lifted a barbell before, there is no better time to start than now. Our main concern is building your strength (not making you into a model) and that means our club is a 100% judgement-free space where you can feel safe to train.

It’s a good idea to start with our our gym access membership and add the Lift and Learn program, which builds up strength and form. In 5 sessions, you learn how to engage the right muscles and how to prevent injury. Members start seeing results in just a few weeks, so just imagine what you can achieve if you stick with it. 

Can I do weight training if I have an injury or health concern?

We offer modifications if you have an injury and offer specific exercises to build up problem areas. When it comes to health concerns, we recommend chatting with your GP or health practitioner first and they’ll be able to give you clearance. 

Can I train with friends?

Yes – especially because friends can be the key to keeping you accountable and they’re great for spotting you (but don’t worry, there will always be someone to spot you if you’re visiting solo too). We’re a social club, so we welcome you to train with friends. It’s up to you how you do that: use the equipment on the gym floor together, book a group technique session or try a group class.

Will I be locked into a membership contract?

No, because life’s too short to be locked into fixed contracts. Our memberships are week-to-week and you have the option to pause your membership if you’re unwell or heading away. You will never be charged joining or cancellation fees, but we do pass on nominal direct debit charges to members and these are outlined in your contract before you sign on the dotted line.

I don’t have a lot of time to train – will I still get results?

Absolutely. You only need to train twice a week to start seeing benefits, and we are open from 5am so you can do your session before your day starts. The good news for busy people is that training in the morning can help with productivity, because it clears your mind and gives you energy for the day (we call this ‘lift therapy’).

The more you train, the stronger you will feel – but just 2 sessions per week is enough to keep your body in good condition.

Can I visit the club before signing up?

Yes, this is a good chance for you to meet us and see if we are the club for you. Contact us to book a free tour, and we will arrange a time to meet you. During your tour we will show you the facilities, answer your questions and discuss your training options.  

Before your first visit for technique training or the Lift and Learn program, we contact you to book in a time and chat about your overall fitness (if you’re nervous, let us know and we will meet you at your car to walk in with you).

All you need to bring is a water bottle, as we supply everything else, including towels. Once you are inside, we will show you the facilities, discuss what you want to achieve and introduce you to our team and the lifts.

You will find our main entrance at the rear of the building, beside the off-street parking.

We accept members of all fitness levels – so if you haven’t lifted a barbell before, there is no better time to start than now. Our main concern is building your strength (not making you into a model) and that means our club is a 100% judgement-free space where you can feel safe to train.

It’s a good idea to start with our our gym access membership and add the Lift and Learn program, which builds up strength and form. In 5 sessions, you learn how to engage the right muscles and how to prevent injury. Members start seeing results in just a few weeks, so just imagine what you can achieve if you stick with it. 

We offer modifications if you have an injury and offer specific exercises to build up problem areas. When it comes to health concerns, we recommend chatting with your GP or health practitioner first and they’ll be able to give you clearance. 

Yes – especially because friends can be the key to keeping you accountable and they’re great for spotting you (but don’t worry, there will always be someone to spot you if you’re visiting solo too). We’re a social club, so we welcome you to train with friends. It’s up to you how you do that: use the equipment on the gym floor together, book a group technique session or try a group class.

No, because life’s too short to be locked into fixed contracts. Our memberships are week-to-week and you have the option to pause your membership if you’re unwell or heading away. You will never be charged joining or cancellation fees, but we do pass on nominal direct debit charges to members and these are outlined in your contract before you sign on the dotted line.

Absolutely. You only need to train twice a week to start seeing benefits, and we are open from 5am so you can do your session before your day starts. The good news for busy people is that training in the morning can help with productivity, because it clears your mind and gives you energy for the day (we call this ‘lift therapy’).

The more you train, the stronger you will feel – but just 2 sessions per week is enough to keep your body in good condition.

Yes, this is a good chance for you to meet us and see if we are the club for you. Contact us to book a free tour, and we will arrange a time to meet you. During your tour we will show you the facilities, answer your questions and discuss your training options.  

Our members

“I haven’t had work injuries with my back in over a year.”

I experienced a loss of core strength from working in an office, which led to back injuries and soreness. I would have a couple of days off at least once or twice a year. I even spent 3 days in hospital a few years ago with a severe nerve-related injury that stemmed from an inflammation around a vertebrae disc.

I wanted to build up my general core strength to hedge against future back problems. Karl was actively executing the type of workouts I had heard helped your core strength – most notably deadlifts. He is an in-depth, positive and dedicated trainer, and I haven’t had any downtime due to work injuries with my back in over a year.

- Matt Day

Groundwork Fitness 1 on 1 training

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