Wrap up warm folks.
It's the SYD Edit.
You got it - we're back for yet another hustle n' bustle city gym edit...
You only need to witness the sheer volume of sportswear that fills Sydney's streets to realise that fitness is an obsession of the Harbour City.
What you aren't so likely to witness at first glance is that it's an entirely different feed of fitness...
NY and LDN brought you chic, on-trend yet still incredibly versatile gyms. Sydney: Well, that's a different ballpark entirely.
Sydney brings you down beneath the city, to the beach and back to the busiest, most sought-after gym memberships in the world.
Welcome to New South Wales...
Top Tip: Don't be afraid to sweat. This is real training for the everyday athlete.
"Challenge your inner athlete. Keep your training fresh."
Taking you beneath the city, down concrete chutes and into a bunker filled with lights that modulate to reflect the time of day; be prepared to sweat like never before.
Note: this gym is not for the newbie. Classes have been designed for those who have trained 3+ years with the focus primarily being that each session progresses rather than repeats.
They do things differently.
Leaving chic, boutique gyms up on the high-street, the Bunker Gym avoids anything ordinary. Zumba has been replaced with barbell classes, spin sessions with gymnastic rings and pilates with handstand lessons...
It gets a lot more serious than that though - each class incorporates elements of AFL, rugby union training, acrobats and Olympic weightlifting...we weren't lying when we said that memberships were like gold dust.
Top Tip: Be prepared to take things back to basics. No mirrors. No treadmills. No nonsense.
"We seek to move in the environments humans were designed for."
They've removed all unnecessary frill, and we won't lie, we completely dig it.
FIGHT. LIFT. MOVE.
It's a cult without the stereotypes.
Encouraging all ages and all levels of experience, the Jungle Brothers Gym base their training sessions around 3 essential modalities:
1. Bodyweight Moving. 2. Fight Conditioning. 3. Weight Lifting.
So, if you're after a HIIT class with pop-culture music and endless mirrors...this isn't the place for you. You workout here for yourself. Be careful though; if you're after constructive criticism on your technique and performance, we can guarantee that you will get it and it will be brutal.
Top Tip: Make sure to take part in their social activities. It'll be worth it.
"It's more than just a place to workout."
We tried to hold off on the 'boutique' gyms, but Centennial Health Club is a designers haven.
With 10m high ceilings, glass doors that open up the whole front of the gym and a friendly, non-intimidating social; it's light, airy atmosphere feels more like a resort than a gym.
They aim to remove the feeling of boredom by creating invigorating, exciting workouts yet still incorporating the latest exercise research...
Oh, and did we mention that they offer an extensive range of social activities...
Top Tip: If you're not an exhibitionist, get down bright and early before the park is filled...
"Take the people's word for it."
Think Muscle Beach but transferred to East Coast, Australia.
This gym is something a little different...designed with a minimalistic approach in mind; this outdoor, workout playground proves that your gym routine doesn't have to be industrial to be creative.
They've cut the fluff.
Having only installed the essentials: triple dip bars, chest height push up bars, a ballet barre and the monkey bars - the relatively new, re-vamped outdoor gym applies the principles of strength, agility and endurance - in a way, that the everyday athlete can use.
Oh, and did we mention that it was completely free? No excuses.