Fitness and gyms

Independent and trusted reviews and tests of fitness products and gyms, including information about gym contracts, and choosing a personal trainer.

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Fitness à la carte

Gyms that cater to different ways of working out

14 Aug 2013 | Gyms are diversifying to provide 24-hour access, fast workouts and specific types of workout, like CrossFit. Which one is right for you?

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Choosing a personal trainer

Look for someone who's qualified, registered and with good interpersonal skills.

12 Dec 2012 | Personal training should be a holistic, lifestyle approach to health and fitness — not just having someone make you run around for an hour.

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Exercise experts

We explain how you can get the right advice for your exercise needs.

23 Jul 2012 | We take a look at the main types of fitness professionals, and what to look for when choosing one.

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Unfair gym contracts common

CHOICE reveals the pressure tactics gyms use to lock you into their contracts.

29 Apr 2009 | It's a common scenario: you decide it's time to do something about your health and fitness and head to the nearest gym, keen to change some bad habits.

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Common exercise myths busted

There’s a lot of misleading information about exercise — we take a look at fitness facts and fictions

2 Sep 2007 | There are many myths about exercise — fictions which are endlessly perpetuated and validated through sheer repetition.

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Gyms

It’s a jungle out there and our gym survey discovered plenty of pitfalls for the unwary.

12 Jul 2004 | Interested in discovering the scope and prevalence of consumer issues with regard to gyms, CHOICE conducted an Australia-wide online survey.

 

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When trying to choose an effective anti-perspirant, which label information is most important to you:

  
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The percentage of active ingredient (aluminium)
  
6%
 
The names (but not amounts) of all the ingredients in the product
  
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Both of the above
  
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