A brief history
Owned by Ardent Leisure, Goodlife has 76 clubs across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia.
Ardent leisure also owns AMF Bowling, Dreamworld, WhiteWater World, Kingpin Bowling, M9 Laser Skirmish, SkyPoint Observation Deck (Sydney), Main Event Entertainment, and d’Albora Marinas.
What do they offer?
TRX Team Training: combining the benefits of personal training with the support of a group, this training is fun, social, and becomes progressively more challenging as the weeks go by. It aims to build strength, increase flexibility, develop core strength, and make exercise fun.
Childcare: kids can take up a lot of time, and often we find ourselves sacrificing our own personal lives (including gym time) to look after them. So you don’t miss out on your workout, Goodlife offer childcare to look after your little ones for a little while.
Exercise therapy: For those who suffer from injury or chronic health conditions, Goodlife employ qualified exercise physiologists who have expertise in providing exercise assistance for those with a range of health conditions, as well as advice on managing them. These sessions can be Medicare rebated under Team Care Arrangements.
Swimming Lessons: they’re not just for kids either. Goodlife offer swimming lessons for adults too; qualified instructors teach in indoor heated pools, and prices start from $10 per session.
Group Fitness: available as large classes or small group training.
Personal training: best suited to those who want a personalised exercise routine.
12 Week Challenge: as well as being a fitness regime, the 12 Week Challenge teaches participants about nutrition, healthy eating habits, and the best ways to exercise when you’re doing it on your own. It is a supporting environment, with help along every step of the way.
What our survey respondents say…
This year Canstar Blue surveyed over 900 people who have a gym membership or recently joined a gym. These are some of the comments, among others, made by survey respondents who work out at Goodlife.
|They do good price deals and the staff are helpful||Lots of specials for new members, but they tend to forget about their long term members.|
|Love the group fitness classes and the ability to access other gyms in the franchise.||Not open 24 hours.|
|Range of equipment and facilities is good.||Cleaning needs improvement.|
|Good value for money.||There could be more group classes run on weekends and in the evening|
|Not overcrowded, and the childcare is a great help.||The cardio rooms are quite often too hot (even with the fans). The new equipment often breaks down.|
Source: Canstar Blue Gyms survey – 2015
Other gyms we rated
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who are members of a gym.
The other gyms in this year’s survey are:
- Anytime Fitness
- Plus Fitness
- Fitness First
- Snap Fitness