anythings better than fitness first and facebook even has a whole page dedicated to haters of them.
if he’s in the valley, there’s a police youth club just down the road on wickham st, its been many years since i went there and dont know what the quality of the equipment is like, a little further down the road again is a goodlife gym (a lifestyle gym with facilities much like fitness first)
if he wants to go into the cbd itself, tell him the goodlife gym at the wintergarden on the mall has a few competitive natural bodybuilders, a couple who actually work there as PT’s
i’m waiting on an SMS from a powerlifting friend who trains in the area, so will give you their details once at hand
unfortunately gyms in aus are pretty expensive, unless you buy an annual membership and pay in advance. my goodlife membership cost me approx $750
hope that helps