Re-Creation Health Clubs Review, Costs, Locations & Information

Introduction of Re-Creation Health Clubs

recreationRe-Creation Health Clubs has been serving the fitness needs of people in the Melbourne area for over 25 years. Due to the amount of their modern work-out programs they have been regarded as the first true health club. Their mission is to build out clubs which have a strong focus on the individual members and their actual health and fitness needs, hence why they are keeping their organization smaller and more local compared to the big fitness franchises that are active in Australia and the world today.

Since everyone who joins a fitness centre has a different goal in mind, they promote and prescribe ‘functional lifestyle fitness’ and cater to every age category out there. Re Creation gyms are all owner operated. This means that the people that own the club, also work in the club. The big difference is that it reassures the local and personal character this club is marketing. When the customer needs information about certain fitness programs, or they just want a piece of equipment fixed then the owners are there to help you.

Service is their hallmark and Re-Creation tries everything in their power to design fitness programs that are catered to each member individually. With loads of membership options which also vary from branch to branch they assure you to have a different membership option for “every body”. They offer structured and ongoing fitness programs to help you keep track to reach your goals. Advanced fitness coaches are there to work on your goals together with you and will help you achieve the goals you are trying to achieve.


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Recreation Gym Locations

We can hear you think it: “I have a busy life, it’s important for me to find a good gym near me. The Re-Creation Health Clubs are a chain of local gyms that are all based in Melbourne, Victoria Australia. As of 2014 they have 11 gym outlets in and around the Melbourne area which are: Brighton East, Burwood East, Carnegie, Essendron, Hampton, Hoppers Crossing, Keysborough, Malvern, South Melbourne, Sorrento and Sandringham.

With this link you can find them all on Google Maps.

Equipment and other facilities: All clubs have high standards towards quality of equipment and facilities. All Re-Creation Health Clubs have a great atmosphere and are very clean and it’s obvious they have been well taken care of.

What is on offer?  Different branches offer different services and training groups, but all of them have a very strong focus on the individual. They offer personal training services to members at an additional cost and also give advice to members at no additional cost. The training groups and specialized fitness classes offer a wide range of straightforward fitness and/or strength workout to provide in the needs of their customers.

Opening Times: To keep up with the rising demand for 24/7 types of gyms, several Re-Creation branches have been converted to 24 hour gym clubs. Aside from the round-the-clock branches they also have branches with the more casual opening hours:

Monday to Thursday:          6.00am – 10.30pm

Friday                               6.00am – 9.30pm

Saturday                           8.00am – 6.00pm

Sunday                             8.00am – 6.00pm

Membership Cost and Prices:

The Re-Creation Health Club costs varies from one club to another and they also have regular gym deals on offer. They work with weekly fees and they have price promotions for low incomes and teenagers. These start at $20 for adults ($17 for low incomes) and go down to $15 for teenagers. They also give you the possibility to pay upfront for a 12 month contract which can obviously save you money.

They start around $899 for adults ($799 for low incomes) and go down to $699 for teenagers. They also have the option to get a 12 month weekender contract at $399. You can also pay for a single visit or buy a 10- or 20-visit card. But again these prices may vary from club to club since each club has a different owner who may have slightly different rules, prices or promotions. Some clubs also offer reductions on casual visits for guests who are invited by members.

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Additional fees and costs: To become a member some of the clubs will let you pay a one-time membership fee which is usually between $49 and $69. Others don’t use this membership fees and make it really easy to join their gym. The Carnegie branch for example has no joining fee, Admin fee, processing fee, cancellation fee or exit fee.

How to cancel membership: At some of the branches you have a 14 day guarantee which gives you the right to cancel your membership at no cost, while after that period you don’t get the membership fee refunded. Others will not even have a membership fee so that makes it really easy for you.

Where can you use your membership? Since the branches are all individually owned and priced you can’t use your membership of one branch to go to the other. But since they are all Melbourne based anyway this should not be a problem.

Is there an age limit? Membership is open to anyone who is at least eighteen years of age. If you are younger than that then you cannot use the club.

Are you safe? There is video and audio surveillance to keep you and the equipment safe from anyone wanting to cause any harm.

Can you try the facilities for free and are there any special offers? Every different franchise has different offers and free services and branch specific gym deals . It’s up to you to contact them or have a look at the website of the branch in your area to see what they are offering.

Getting started: You can register through the website of your local Re-Creation Health Club or by simply giving them a call or pass by the gym. It’s also very important to make sure you read all of the information on the contract thoroughly so you won’t be getting any unwanted surprises after signing up for any gym memberships.