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 the Lift and Learn program, 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 personal trainers and community.

$40 per week
(Including GST)

*$174 per month on direct debit

Lift and Learn program

Get ready to lift. Our signature program is designed to build strength and teach you correct technique. You learn all the foundations of strength training across 5 sessions (of max 4 per class) that are tailored to you.

$450
(Including GST)

Technique training (solo or group)

These 45min sessions work on your form and guide you to hit new PBs. 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.

$90
(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


YOGA CLASSES

Yoga Classes are now being run at Groundwork Fitness by the lovely Emma from Tula Yoga & Wellness. To book a class head over to the Tula Yoga website and book direct.

No existing membership is required.

Joining is simple

  1. Select your base membership:
    Choose our gym access membership and add our Lift and Learn program.

  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).

  3. Book extra sessions as you need them:
    Once you’ve signed up, you can use your online member portal to instantly book classes or technique training sessions.

Download the App

As part of the Groundwork Fitness family, I am very excited to share with you the introduction of the myClub Fitness app. This app will allow you to manage your membership in real-time, enabling you to book sessions, process payments and keep you up to date with any key communication. 

I invite you to download the myClub Fitness (free) app using either of the links below – Apple for iPhone and Google for Android (iPhone users, please turn off dark/night mode to enable the use of the date selector where required). 

  1. When you open the app, you will land on a login page. Please select ‘Register Now‘ at the bottom. 

  2. A search tab will appear, please search Groundwork Fitness, then Carrington. 

  3. Please select ‘Join our club‘ (even if you are an existing member, this is now setting you up in the system).  

  4. If you are not a member but would like to attend Group Fitness sessions on a casual basis, you will still register your details in the Casual Class Passport section.  

  5. You can now select the membership or service type you would like, then you’ll be prompted to enter your details and create your app login. The email address that you use for your personal details will become your login name. 

  6. Set your password and please remember to click the ‘I agree to terms and conditions‘ button. 

Thank you for taking the time to read the above. Please let me know if you have any questions – otherwise, I look forward to training with you soon! 

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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