I’m from western suburbs as well PJ84, up in Sydenham/Taylors Lakes area. PTC looks awesome but frankston is like an hour and half drive away. Thanks for the links guys
My jaw almost dropped when I saw the Melbourne Uni Weighlifting/Powerlifting club, because I go to that uni, membership prices are good I didn’t join since I didn’t want to train it to uni during the long gaps on holidays, but I’m seriously reconsidering now.
All the gyms I know about especially local ones are fitness places. Places where the cable crossover and smith machine are the centre of attention (kinda good actually the power cage at my gym is always available)[/quote]
the latrobe university gym in bundoora is shit I went there one day to do my cardio and just check it out all the equipment seemed old/rusty.
I go to Athletique in fairfield, it’s one of the best gyms I’ve tried out. It’s owned by a guy that used to compete and there are quite a few people that either compete now or used to compete. The dumbbells go up to 55kg, speaking to a trainer there he said they are trying to push the owner too invest in ones going up to 75kg. Sadly they only have 1 power rack, 1 squat rack and about 5 smith machines, most of the time you can use one or the other.
I tried fitness first back awhile ago, the thing that really put me off it was the fact that all the db’s were jumbled up worse than a jigsaw puzzle. I tried the one out in knox and the only thing I like about the place was that they put the lat pulldown machine infront of a mirror so you could see your back working and ipsofacto mind muscle connection.
try and avoid a gym called equilibrium it’s a smaller chain but they cater towards middle aged woman, the owner and one of the trainers there used to be good blokes but almost everyone else they hire is/was a tool - i was there for 2 years and was seemingly one of two people that continued to get anywhere