Reader’s Choice: Melbourne’s Best Places To Workout

By Mona Chatskin
29th Jun 2016

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We all dream of keeping our buns firm and tummies flat while still indulging in Melbourne’s delicious feeds. Keeping fit is the best way to ditch the post-feasting guilts, so we asked you to pick the best places to workout in Melbourne, and the results are in. This list has something for everyone...even those of us who prefer to jog to our nearest ice-cream shop. Here are Melbourne’s 10 best places to workout, as chosen by you!

#1 MPT Transformations


MPT Transformations knows the importance of a good atmosphere if you want to get a proper workout down pat. The tight-knit team of trainers at this private gym makes sure to give you the best possible experience and results. So it’s pretty clear why this place scored number one among you guys.

#2 Brighton Baths Health Club


Is there anything better than working out with a view? Apparently not, which is why the Brighton Baths were voted second place! Their gym offers up both unique indoor and outdoor training programs, so you can make the most of your time – rain or shine. You’ll feel utterly tranquil after a workout here, and can finish off with a dip in the bay after you're done.

#3 Healthy Fit

North Fitzroy

This gym suits about just about anyone. Whether you’re a gym junkie, or a fitness newbie - Healthy Fit can cater to you. The small classes and fantastic trainers make sure that you’re more than just a membership number at this boutique gym. The intimate environment also makes sure that you get all the help you need during your workout. With no lock in contracts, you’ll be the only one sweating, not your bank account.

#4 Royale Fitness

Bacchus Marsh

Raking in the votes and landing spot 4, Royale Fitness offers separate training programs for guys and gals. This gym understands the importance of a community feel to help you get the most of your training experience. Their knowledgeable trainers and extensive list of training programs make sure there will be something for everyone, so ya’ll can have buns of steel by the time the weather starts warming up.

#5 Trifusion Fitness


Known as the lean body specialists, Trifusion Fitness are here to help you folks kick off the weight from those extra doughnuts. Offering both group training and specially designed solo training programs, this place wants you to achieve the best possible results that you can. Their multiple classes also suit a bunch of different age groups!

#6 Aleenta Barre

Various Locations

The workout world is being taken by storm by the new ‘barre’ workout training program. With a heap of places popping up all over Melbs, Aleenta Barre offers a range of yoga, pilates and barre classes! Don’t worry about being unco, these classes are all about toning and strengthening that bod’. Their beautiful studios also make sure you’re working out in style.

#7 Moonee Valley Health And Fitness

Ascot Vale

Moonee Valley Health And Fitness caters for everyone. They have just about every fitness class under the sun. From boot camp to pre/post-natal, and even bridal party fitness classes! So they’ll have you looking pretty darn flawless. The staff are consistently channelling good vibes and help you work towards that #fitspo.

#8 Shari Hanily

The Transformation Project

Shari Hanily is the author of ’10 Reasons You’re Not Losing Fat’, and is a big believer in the 90:10 rule. Shari’s classes are some of the best in the workout biz, and her attention to detail makes sure you get the results you’re searching for. Her blog posts will keep ya motivated, and take her tips beyond the workout studio and into your kitchen.

#9 Field & Function


Coming in at 9th place, Field & Function are a training facility that offer 30, 45 and 60 minute personal and group training sessions. The trainers all work closely together to take the classes nek level. These guys want to help you reach your goals, and have you feeling mighty fine.

#10 The HIIT Factory

Various Locations

Claiming the last spot in our top 10, The HIIT Factory specialise in High Intensity Interval Training (that explains their name) with many sessions only being 30 minutes. Which means being short for time really isn’t an excuse not to work out. 4 times a year, they even run a 6-week training programs. That way you’ll stay active the whole year round! Best bit? They’re super family friendly! 

Image Credit: Brighton Baths Health Club

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