Recommend a Cheap Gym near Sydney CBD?

Hi guys,

I recently moved to Annandale as a result of working in the CBD and have been struggling to find a cheap/convenient gym since I'm used to only paying $300-400 annually for a local gym in the suburb I lived in before. This makes it difficult because most gyms (fitness first, anytime) around my area and in the CBD work out to be $900-1000 annually. As an ozbargainer I find it this 300% price increase a bit too much to commit to.

Does anyone know of a nice cheap/budget gym in the CBD/central/haymarket area? I'm only looking for a no-frills option (don't want to pay for the extra classes/nice showers/free lockers). I've been looking at Jetts Fitness (haymarket) and Crunch (town hall) but the latter seem to have horrible reviews.

Thanks

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    I use Jetts.

    Can't complain, they're cheapest and they don't incentivise trainers to be "friendly" so that you start paying them money. It wouldn't take much to make me leave though.

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      incentivise trainers to be "friendly" so that you start paying them money

      Sounds like what happens at strip clubs…so I've heard.

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    Any chance you can get a corporate gym membership through your work? I know lots of offices offer that.

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    Annandale as a result of working in the CBD and have been struggling to find a cheap/convenient gym

    1. Crunch Fitness near Town Hall - starting at $9.95/week
    2. Have a look on gumtree/facebook. There's always someone desperate to sell a membership to fitness first (or another gym).
    3. Find a friend who works at RPA Hospital. They get the "fitness passport", which is $500/year and additional adult household members are $300/year. Better yet, post an ad on gumtree looking for a friend who works there.
    4. Just go work out in a park - lots of the parks in the area have some basic workout equipment. Its more than enough for someone who knows what they're doing.
    5. There's a bunch of no-brand gyms along Paramatta rd, heading towards Leichhardt. I'm pretty sure I've seen them advertising sub $500 memberships.
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      Wentworth park is a short jog west from Haymarket, lots of gym equipment there.
      Prince alfred park south of central has a few bits too.

      But avoid the lunch time crowds.

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    City of Sydney has swimming pool and gyms you can join, including Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre. if you can score a corporate membership then it's cheap. Otherwise there's the UTS gym

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    The 360 program gives access to 5 pools in the city and their fitness facilities, this includes the Cook Phillip Park pool and gym - https://360card.com.au/

    It is $38.90 a fortnight, which is $19.45 a week, but if you also like to swim a lot, it's a good deal.

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      if you also like to swim a lot, it's a good deal.

      I thought a pool only membership would be cheaper … i could be wrong though.