Why Fernwood?

Fernwood Women's Health Clubs have been the experts in women's health for over 30 years.

That's why there's no need to feel apprehensive when you first step foot inside a Fernwood club. We'll be there to guide you every step of the way as you start to form new healthy habits.

The history

The first Fernwood Women's Health Club opened in Bendigo in 1989. Now we have 70 fitness clubs situated in every state of Australia, giving our 70,000 members access to our unique women's-only approach to health and fitness.

Our goal is to empower women to shine, by giving them the confidence they need to succeed in all they do. Seeing our members achieve their goals, and hearing their amazing stories, inspires us to continue delivering world-class health clubs and programs to women across Australia.

Why Fernwood


We welcome all women, no matter their level of fitness, at Fernwood. We only employ female staff members who are, above anything else, friendly, helpful and approachable. We’re always walking around the gym floor and on hand ready to answer any questions you may have. All you need to do is ask.

Support when you need it

On your first visit to Fernwood, you'll meet with your Fitness Coach who will help you set some really solid goals and create an action plan for you to work towards. We'll also book you in for a cardio and strength training workshop, to get you feeling confident on the gym floor. Throughout your membership, you'll never feel alone, because we’re available to help.

A community for every woman

We're not just a gym, we're a unique community of inspirational women. When you're not working out, you can keep in touch with us and our members on our Fernwood Facebook page and Fernwood Instagram page, sign up to one of our programs for more motivation, or read the latest health and fitness news on our blog. You can always drop into the members lounge in club to say 'hi' or have a cuppa too. 

Enjoy member-only perks

When you join Fernwood, you'll get a number of extra perks including free daily breakfast, free toiletries and the use of our hair straighteners and hair dryers. Plus you'll get the 28-day Your Fernwood program when you join to help kickstart your health and fitness goals, and the exclusive bi-monthly Fernwood magazine for the life of your membership, packed full of helpful advice and tips. 

Stories to inspire you

Success stories