Sydney’s Most Elite Gyms

For those seeking more opulent gym experiences in Sydney NSW, below are some of the most elite fitness clubs which provide more than just gym equipment.

The Shelter – Double Bay

The shelter is a gym located in Double Bay of Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, and was created to “feel like a spa, and work like a gym”. Amongst the stunning interior, the gym provides and combines five distinct concepts that relate to wellness. These include; ice baths, saunas, spin, boxing, and a juicery.

The Shelter Gym
Source: The Shelter

The gym has interactive classes called “ride” and “punch and pedal”, which focus on high-intensity training. The 45-minute workouts challenge physical and mental strength, as well as promoting fun and enjoyment for all members.

The Shelter also has two saunas available for all members; traditional and infrared. The traditional sauna allows members to control humidity and set the amount of steam. It also has more of a social environment, encouraging groups of friends to partake together. The infrared sauna is for those who prefer lower temperatures with body-penetrating heat. This sauna deeply penetrates the skin promoting circulation and detoxification.

The gym also incorporates ice baths into their holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. They encourage their members that rest and recovery are integral aspects of training. Therefore, offering ice baths to those seeking muscle, tendon, bone and tissue recovery. The ice baths can be booked for one or two people.

The juicery is another iconic aspect of the gym that offers a range of juices and smoothies for pre or post workouts. The juices and smoothies are packed with nutrients, providing bodies with nourishment and energy.

Due to the incredible interior and amazing benefits that this gym provides, the cost for a membership is more on the higher side compared to other gyms. For the “holistic” membership, which includes unlimited use of saunas (both traditional and infrared) and unlimited use of “ride”, the weekly fee will cost $200.

Paramount Recreation Club Gym
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Paramount Recreation Club – Surry Hills

Paramount Recreation Club is based in Surry Hills, Sydney and “combines physical, mental and social health”. The club emphasises that its main values incorporate movement, strength and conditioning. There are small group classes, where the coaches specialise in each individual so they receive the attention needed. 

Some of the classes include; heavy, compound & endurance; boxing, cardio & core; yoga and pilates; one-on-one personal training; and tailored fitness and food plans. 

Additionally, the gym also has a kiosk located on its rooftop terrace, which provides breakfast and lunch. The Kiosk isn’t limited to just gym members, making it open to the public.

Paramount Recreation further incorporates treatments, such as full-body Swedish massage, rec club sports massage, dietetics, physiotherapy and the use of the Nimbus Co. Winter Sauna.

The Well – Bondi Beach 

The Well Bondi Gym
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The Well Gym is located just on Bondi Beach and provides “state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a team of highly-trained fitness experts”. They offer individual sessions, as well as structured group classes, and provides a safe but challenging development for beginners. The gym has six professional personal trainers, whom all approach exercise in different ways, but they are all extremely encouraging and approachable.

The Well explains that “whether training in the beautiful, fully equipped gym overlooking the beach or doing one of the following classes – the exercise philosophy focuses on the right activities to keep everyone challenged and motivated”. The classes offered at this gym include reformer pilates, yoga, barre, group training, parents and bubs, boxing, meditation, and kids yoga.

The gym also provides members with the following therapies; massage, nutrition, chiropractic, physiotherapy, acupuncture, exercise physiology, naturopathy, and psychology.

Similarly to the other gyms, The Well also has a Cafe available that provides nutritional and delicious food for members at a discounted price. The public is also able to dine at this cafe and experience top quality produce that is healthy, simple, fresh and tasty.


If you are a local or just visiting Sydney, these gyms all have one-off club use fees, which allow you to experience the luxury facilities but not have to commit to a weekly/monthly contract.

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