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Gym Guide: Genesis Annandale

Photography by Clare Powell

Based at RSL Stadium (Murray Lyons Crescent, where the Townsville Fire play), Genesis Annandale is a complete gym offering the full range of cardio machines, free weights, lifting machines, functional fitness gear, group fitness and personal training. The club’s mantra is about members getting measureable results while uniting and inspiring the local community to be fitter and healthier than ever before.

Please note: Genesis has another gym at Thuringowa. Click here to find out more about that facility.

See all the features of Genesis Annandale in the Gym Quick Guide >>

Tell us about Genesis Annandale in a nutshell. By offering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere suitable for all ages, levels of experience and training styles, we support our members to make them feel welcome. Our members leave their ego at the door. We understand gyms can be intimidating places so we ensure our team gives members all the help they need to establish a training plan that caters to their needs in a clean, safe and quality facility. We genuinely care about every individual that walks through our doors.

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How are you different to other gyms? Genesis is driven and ambitious in supporting our members and members’ goals. A local activist within the local community, Genesis aims to be the catalyst that unites and inspires Townsville to be fitter and healthier than ever before.

What are some of the benefits of joining Genesis? We make sure our members start the right way, so in the first 30 days they receive a free Fitness Solutions fitness consultation including a club tour, a free introductory personal training session, a free introductory small group personal training session and a free introductory group exercise class. Plus our members love having access to ongoing benefits like the set-up and review of an ongoing training plan every 12 weeks, regular fitness tests to ensure their goals are on track, group exercise classes, and three levels of assistance options to choose from, which are all included in the membership (one-on-one personal training to get quick results, small group personal training for four to 10 people, or group fitness classes in a fun and party-like atmosphere).

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What does Genesis Annandale do particularly well? Produce results. We strive to establish goals for each and every member, and we keep these goals at the forefront of everything we do in the club. We make sure members stay on the track with tailored programs, access to group sessions, and knowledgeable staff on-hand whenever needed.

Who would benefit the most from your facility? Anyone who finds the location convenient to access. Our diverse membership base includes people of all ages and from various backgrounds. We have built a team of trainers with different skill sets to be able to cater to everyone.

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Do you run any community initiatives or other programs? We’re looking to link up with Townsville City Council’s Get Active Townsville campaign and offer a host of boot camps free of charge to local residents in various areas of Townsville. More on this to follow!

How important is affordability? Very — we have structured our memberships to be affordable and “all inclusive” of every activity available.

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What are your most popular classes in your timetable? Our 5:30am classes are really picking up momentum with the newly introduced Tabata and Core classes that run Tuesday to Friday. In addition, Thump Boxing on Monday nights are a great all-round workout. Our Grit classes are always in demand and, as a result, we’ve recently introduced a booking system for them. We pride ourselves on having quality instructors.

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Anything else to add? Townsville’s biggest 12 Week Challenge of 2016 will commence on the February 8. For more information please contact [email protected]

Genesis Annandale Quick Guide

Opening hours Mon–Thu 5am-9pm, Fri 5am-8pm, Sat/Sun 7am-5pm.
Classes Yes

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Trainers A broad range with different skills and backgrounds to suit everyone. View the trainer profiles.
Free parking Yes
Air-conditioning Yes
Crèche No
Weight machines Yes 40+ pin and plate-loaded.
Free weights Yes 1kg to 55kg, two sets between 1kg and 25kg.
Kettle bells Yes
Cardio gear Yes 10 x treadmills, 8 x cross trainers, 10 x bikes, 2 x rowers, 2 x spin bikes and 1 x stepper.
Other equipment Functional training equipment such as power bags, dead balls, battle ropes, medicine and Swiss balls, sledge hammers, bands, chains and strongman equipment such as axels, tyres and farmers’ walk.
CrossFit gear No
Other professionals North Queensland Exercise Physiology.
Ladies only area No
Café/chill-out Yes Downstairs
Free water Yes
Shower facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Disability/rehab equipment Yes
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