I’m really going to miss this place!
Pulling the pin and leaving Balmain Fitness due to change of job hurt! It’s been a steadying influence for me in recent years.
2017 and 2018 were tough for me and especially my wife, as we discovered, dealt with and defeated breast cancer. That period was a blur…
Those who have either had or shared the battle of cancer unfortunately know this process
is a long road and some days are fine and peachy, and some days are dark…
I joined Balmain Fitness in the middle of my wife’s road to recovery, during multiple surgeries, chemo and healing. I knew I needed a place to focus on myself, my mind and body and reconnect with fitness after neglecting it for a few years. I needed a gym again so I could be mentally fit to be the support my wife needed.
I was tired, full of niggles and injuries, stiff and falling apart at the age of 33. Getting out of bed and standing on my own two feet was laboured, slow and painful. I was in need of a serious tune up.
Starting a new job in Rozelle, Balmain Fitness was simply just a convenience choice at first, however that choice turned into being the best gym I’ve ever been a member of.
Getting back into training and relearning my favorite exercises took some time but I was still lacking focus and falling into old habits that were the cause of most of my niggles.
Seeking some advice and lessons from some of the resident trainers gave me better direction on my training.
Personally, I’d like to thank Coach Robbo and Lachlan for not only an education, but as well as becoming mates with me over these last couple years.
Despite being an older style gym, Balmain Fitness caters for all types, and in doing so helped me achieve my best physique and optimum body size. I became the strongest I’ve ever been and my mind became sharp. Personally I feel better now in strength and health after my two years at Balmain Fitness than ten years ago training without any goals.
Balmain Fitness emphasizes to me that a broader range of training styles is what my body had been craving.
The gym has a massive floor and huge range of equipment, friendly members, no pretentiousness whatsoever, and knowledgeable staff and trainers. Training was never dull, as I gained mates and comradery with people who pushed me physically and mentally.
These are the small – or not so small things – newer polished gyms are not doing. Balmain Fitness is a community!
Balmain Fitness in my eyes is the best gym in Sydney, AND I WILL make an effort to return to her one day, (sigh!)
A snap of yours truly feeling 110% under the Yoke, my fave .
As soon as I walked in the front door I could tell this was a special gym, with all it’s space. I’ve never seen a gym with so much variety and so much of everything as well. The facilities are fantastic. Whether you be trying to lift some weights, or do some cardio or classes, it’s all here!
I’m doing a program at the moment with one of the personal trainers here, Jes Murphy. She’s shown me the benefits of complementing a good program with good nutrition and I really enjoy it.
If you’re thinking of joining a gym, Balmain Fitness has everything you need and a lot of it. Whether you go to the gym all the time or you’re just trying to get into it you should definitely come and have a look!
I’ve been at Balmain Fitness for 10 years now, and I’m loving every minute of it.
Before I joined, I’d heard about how the creche was the best around the area, and that the open space and the flexibility of the classes was great.
You walk through the front door and you see a massive board of different classes you can do from RPM to Body Balance. Being a busy Mum, you just want to go to the gym, do a workout and leave without thinking about it.
The staff are also fantastic. Nothing is ever a problem. They made me feel instantly at home and wanting to actually workout in this gym.
My daughter came out for a visit form London and she gave me a kiss and a hug and said “What happened to you Dad?”. So I came down for that first personal training session with Peter Robinson, and I’ve been coming back ever since. Peter has been really affirming and very patient. He’s built a program for me that I can manage, and I enjoy it!
I’ve lost over 20kgs. I’ve been fighting diabetes, now that’s under control. I can walk the dog and not be out of breath. I couldn’t do that before. My daughter rang me today to say “I’m proud of you Dad!”.
I feel like Balmain Fitness has allowed me to feel good about myself again and that’s why I keep coming back.
“I am a proud mother of 2 beautiful kids (2.5 years and 10 month old). In October last year (2014) I decided I needed something for myself, something that made me feel good and become a better mother and person in general. So I joined Balmain fitness! Joining up with Balmain Fitness was the best decision I ever made and gave me so much more than ‘just a gym’. The main reason for choosing Balmain Fitness had mostly to do with the amazing crèche they have available for members. It has provided a safe, fun and enjoyable part of our daily routine, my kids can’t wait to go. Not only does it ease my mind to know they are safe and having fun right there under the same roof, but the staff at Balmain Fitness are more than amazing! They are bright, friendly, motivating, and caring people who are always a pleasure to see every day and I know they generally care for my children. Say no more, I now work for Balmain Fitness. In a way Balmain Fitness has saved me, I feel fitter, happier, more confident and stronger than I have ever felt before, and I have Balmain Fitness to thank for it.”
“I have been exercising at Balmain Fitness in all kinds of ways since I retired almost 20 years ago. While I am proud of this as an achievement, I am also extremely grateful to Morris and his team, their caring nature and the great facilities. While many of my friends need walking frames or sticks, I walk with ease and can continue to lead and active life in great health.”
“I have been a member of Balmain Fitness since 2010 and it has been a wonderful experience helping me stay fit and healthy. The standouts for me is the communal and family feel, the warehouse atmosphere and the spaciousness of the centre. The staff and members are so friendly and there is a great variety of modern equipment to use. Balmain Fitness have been instrumental in helping me with my fitness goals and I would recommend them to anyone.”