Gyms in Newcastle NSW: Our Unbiased Guide For Novacastrians

Best Gyms in Newcastle NSW

An Open, Unbiased Review of Gyms for People in the Newcastle region

If you’re new the the Hunter region and you’re into fitness, it’s likely that you’ve searched for a local gym in Newcastle at some point.

Even if you’ve lived in Newcastle for years, choosing the best gym for you can be a tough decision. There are many factors that you need to consider:

1. Gym Location

No point spending more time in the car travelling to the gym than you do working out, right? One great thing about Newcastle is that we have plenty of options when it comes to fitness centres. Almost everybody lives ‘just around the corner’ from at least one gym.

2. Facilities/ Equipment

Does your gym provide the necessary equipment for you to reach your fitness goals? Do you need modern, you-beaut facilities to get the job done? Or are you happy with the old-school 80’s ‘home-gym’ style bench press & dumbells?

3. Staff & Personal Trainers

It’s always nice to be greeted by a smiling face when you go for a workout and if you’re looking to get some personal training then you want to make sure the trainers at your gym are experienced, qualified & friendly. You’d also like to think that they are focused on getting you results!

4. Membership Fees

Do you mind paying top dollar for top service, location & facilities? Or would you rather just go the cheapest option?

5. Social Aspect

Many people love going to gyms in Newcastle for the social side of things. Going to the gym is always much more enjoyable if your friends are there too and the atmosphere is open & welcoming. We can’t be all workout & no play!

These are probably the top 5 questions that are running through your mind when you’re trying to decide the best gym in Newcastle for you.

Everyone will have their own viewpoint, depending on how their personal position relates to the 5 factors above.

There may be other factors that come into play – if so, we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below :)


So What is the Best Gym in Newcastle? A Little Facebook Feedback:

Even though WellFit are a specialist personal training studio, all of our staff have had a great deal of experience training & working at gyms & fitness centres in Newcastle & Lake Macquarie over the years.

From time to time, we have clients who would like to go to a Newcastle gym as well as do their private personal training sessions at Wellfit which is great! We all have varied opinions on what is the best gym to refer them to, but we thought we’d throw out a quick poll to our Facebook fans and see what they thought. Here’s a screenshot of the results:

Best Gyms in Newcastle Facebook pool results

Now let me preface this by saying that YES – The sample size was only 84 voters. But still, we found the results pretty interesting and it will also be interesting to see if these results are any different next time we hold the poll and promote it to a larger base of Novacastrians.

Strength Republic over at Mayfield took the cake with the most votes, followed closely by Fit N Fast over at Charlestown Square and good old Howzat in Darby Street.

What do you think of these results? Are they a true reflection of the most popular gyms in Newcastle? We’re looking forward to holding more fitness polls like this one in 2013 on the Wellfit Personal Training Facebook page.

We hope this quick poll helped a little if you are currently looking for a gym in Newcastle NSW. For more about gyms vs private fitness studios, see our blog article here.

And of course, if you aren’t yet a fan of Wellfit Personal Training on Facebook, then be sure to come and check out our fan page here for regular tips, advice & news on fitness, personal training, weight loss, clean eating, healthy living, motivation, goal setting and much more!