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Discovering top Mackay gyms for Body and Mind Wellness

Empowering you to embrace your confidence and celebrate your unique beauty is what I love as a boudoir photographer.  And what better way to enhance that confidence than through fitness and self-care? In Mackay, the fitness scene offers a variety of gyms tailored to different needs and preferences.  But before you dive into signing up, let’s explore why looking after yourself is crucial and what to consider when choosing Mackay gyms right for you.


Why looking after yourself is important:

Putting yourself first isn’t selfish, it’s a priority – you can’t pour from an empty cup.  Regular exercise releases endorphins, enhances your mood and boosts self-esteem.  It’s also a natural stress reliever, helping you unwind and improve mental clarity.

Things to check before signing to a Mackay gym:


  • Is the gym conveniently located near your workplace or home? Is there sufficient parking or public transport. Is the gym opened extended hours or have 24/7 access? After all easy access to a gym will encourage you to keep going.


  • Does the gym have the equipment and facilities you need for your preferred work out, and are they clean and well-maintained?


  • What membership plans do the offer and their costs? Are there any hidden fees or lock-in commitments?  Do they support a 7/7 roster?


  • Does the gym offer personalised training programs tailored to individual needs?  Are the trainers certified and experienced?


  • What type of classes are available and do they align with your interests and fitness goals?  Are the class schedules convenient for you to attend?


  • What is the atmosphere like within the gym?  Is it welcoming and inclusive? Are there opportunities to connect with other members or join fitness communities?


  • Does the gym offer a come-and-try or a guest pass for you to experience the facilities before committing?  Take advantage of these opportunities to ensure it’s the right fit for you.


Here are some Mackay gyms worthy of taking a look to achieve your unique fitness and self esteem goals.


21Laps Performance Training Mackay

Their performance facility prides themselves offering personalised service in a friendly atmosphere. They have a heated hydrotheraphy pool, cardiovascular, strength functional training and conditioning equipment, free weights, cable machines.  21 Laps offer personal training, designed to be challenging, fun, motivating to give you the best results fast.  If you prefer group fitness then their ever changing mix of cardio, HIIT, circuit, strength and resistance – they even encourage you to bring a friend and partner with the session on them!

Find 21 Laps Performance Training at 13-17 Evans Avenue, North Mackay QLD 4740.  Ph: 07 4944 0776.  Training hours vary across the week and are closed on Sunday.


Anytime Fitness Mackay

Living by their name, Anytime Fitness welcomes anybody, any fitness goals, anywhere anytime.  Take advantage of their 7 day FREE trial pass and check out if Anytime Fitness’ free weight area, cardio equipment, creche, group fitness is for you.  The gym has training and coaching services for fitness assessment, personal training and small group training.

Find Anywhere Fitness at 1-11 Carl Court, Rural View QLD 4740. Ph: 07 4999 9711. Members have 24/7 access, with staff on site Mon-Fri 9am-6pm and Sat 9am-12pm.


Athletica Fitness

Athletic Fitness is Mackay’s only all-women fitness centre is your space and place to train, form friendships, relieve stress and grow stronger.  A membership includes 24hr access to train on your own time.  Classes are run by the best trainers in the industry are their to help you achieve your goals.  While your busy achieving your goals, your children can be looked after in the staffed creche.  Check them out with a free 1-week trial!

Find Athletica Fitness at 118 Wood St, Mackay QLD 4740. Ph: 07 4944 0420. Training hours vary across the week and are closed on Sunday.


City Fitness Mackay

With over 30 years of providing Mackay with everything you need in their state-of-the-art fitness facilities.  They include three conveint locations, 24/7 access, women’s only area, sauna, group fitness, circuit training, functional training, full weights, cardio theatres, kids club and friendly helpful staff.  City Fitness are there for you if want to lose weight, gain muscle and strength, rehab after injury, active aging, sport specific training all within a very inspirational and friendly atmosphere.  Take advantage of their 3-day free trial.

Find City Fitness at one of their three convenient locations Victoria Street, Mt Pleasant and City Gates. Ph 07 4957 8269. Supervised hours vary.


Crossfit Mackay

A community over competition attitude at Crossfit Mackay makes for a friendly environment to inspire each other to do your best and achieve your best.  A functional fitness gym in Mackay has specialised coaching to provide training to your currently fitness level.  They understand the importance to get your daily movement fix and they make it easy with child minding at selected sessions.  Check out their free trial class.

Find Crossfit 4740 at Mackay Showgrounds – P4 Showgrounds, 24 Milton Street QLD 4740. Ph: 0400 365 758. Hours vary across the week.


Evoke Fitness

Evoke Fitness in Mackay is 1 of 40 gyms nationally to operate the Technogym Wellness System.  Under this system your membership will store, track and progresses your workouts and both you and the trainers your training results.  They offer short and long term memberships that suit your lifestyle.  Evoke fitness offer a fantastic 7-day trial as it’s important that you find the right gym for you.

Find Evoke Fitness at 148 Nebo Road, West Mackay QLD 4740. Ph:07 4999 9320. Members have 24/7 access, with various staffed hours Mon-Sat.


F45 Mackay

If your goal is to be the fittest, strongest and healthiest version of yourself consider functional training gym F45 Mackay. You’re heart will be pumping with their ever-changing workouts all designed to increase muscle mass, improve cardio and resistance, mobility and flexibility.  They have the famous F45 Challenge, a holistic training and lifestyle program to empower you to meet your fitness goals.  Best of all, F45 have an incredible 14-day trial, what’s not to lose.

Find F45 at 53 Wood Street, Mackay QLD 4740. Ph:0481 161 129.  Hours vary Monday to Saturday.



Long time reigning Mackay gym Results Personal Training Mackay also known as RPTM has been around since 2009 with a rebrand in 2014.  RPTM provides small group training, bootcamp training and 1on1 personal training for busy women.  With busy lifestyles and schedules, RPTM offers a variety of times throughout the day to help you reach your fitness goals and regain your confidence, have more energy and feel comfortable in anything you choose to wear.  With fitness studios in Mackay and Walkerston, and classes held Mirani High School you’ll be sure to find your perfect place for fitness.

Find RPTM at 6/2 Fursden Street, Glenella Q 4740. Ph: 0499 606 569. Hours are by appointment and class times.


Snap Fitness Mackay

Nestled in city centre is the new facility Snap Fitness Mackay.  With 24 hour access the gym facilities include free weights, personal training, group classes, child minding and nutrition consultants.  Group classes include yoga, power reps, reformer pilates, functional fitness, spin, boxing and mat pilates with friendly and helpful staff.

Find Snap Fitness Mackay in Caneland Central Shopping Centre, Shop 2512, Level One, 2 Mangrove Road, Mackay QLD 4740. Ph: 0421 686 866. Members have 24/7 access with the staffed everyday of the week.


World Gym Mackay

A better you starts at World Gym Mackay. This gym offers personal training and coaching, group classes, free weights and strength machines.  No matter if need assistance to achieve a goal, just starting out or an experienced gym goes the team of fitness professionals are ready to assist to take your fitness to the next level.

Find World Gym Mackay at 2/7 15 Greenfields Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, QLD 4740. Ph: 07 4862 3596.  Open 24 hours.

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Mackay Gyms

Embarking on a fitness journey is a testament to self-love and empowerment with Mackay gyms serving as sanctuaries for physical and mental transformation. In Mackay these havens beckon individuals to embark on a voyage of self discovery and holistic well-being. As a boudoir photographer, I’ve witnessed firsthand the radiance that in flow from women who prioritise their health and vitality – investing in yourself is always worth it and your future self will thank you for it.

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