Having always been a gym bunny, it has always been really important to find a decent gym wherever I have gone. I found my own gym in the local newspaper in 2010 (following the cryptic ads in the classifieds until the gym finally opened) and I was very happy with what I found.
The gym, which is based in Byron Bay Industrial Estate, is run by Dan Clifton, who also punishes people at Byron Bay Boot Camp (which I have also done, but this is a review for another time!) Dan is not only one of the nicest guys around but also one of the most experienced trainers in the industry.
My Own Gym is Byron’s only 24 hour gym. It is possibly the only gym without any lock in contracts too and is really affordable. Once you join, you get access to the gym via a door code, which is uniquely yours. The gym has everything you need for a whole host of wonderful workouts: treadmills, spin bikes, cross trainers, rowing machine, free weights, kettlebells, squat rack, punching bags & even a climbing wall! There are 2 TVs to keep you amused plus a stereo with an iPod attachment so you can play your own music. Of course there is a bathroom and shower too.
If you don’t have one already or if you are new to the gym world, Dan will show you all the equipment and devise a programme for you. Or you may just fancy something new. There are also a number of personal trainers available at the gym is you want some one on one sessions.
If you are the sort of person that can easily motivate yourself then this is the place for you. All the times I have gone, there are never too many people there, sometimes it is just me (but I quite like this & I do go really early in the morning). If motivation is lacking you could always take a friend along!
The only downside is there are no classes, which I know is important for some people, as is the social aspect of larger gyms for others. However, if you are the type of person that likes to go to the gym, get on with your workout and get on with the rest of your day, this really is the perfect place. The motivation tips on the whiteboard are pricelessas are the conversations I have had with the cleaning lady!
The gym is a real gem and is highly recommended. You can contact Dan for a free trial on 0401 514 319 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Tell him I sent you!