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Congrats, you’ve made a commitment to go to gym! Now, the next step is to find the perfect one for you. But if you’re a bit overwhelmed by the thought of stepping into a regular gym that’s heaving with sweaty bodies come 5pm, your best option may be one of these private, more intimate gyms around Jozi.

Body Conscious Gym

Situated in the heart of Randburg, Body Conscious Private Gym offers everything you need to get your body fit, strong and in shape: cardio, weightlifting, spinning, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and submission grappling. Choose from their eight personal trainers for one-on-one work that’s tailored to your fitness level and needs. They also have a biokineticist on site to help with rehabilitation or injuries, as well as a massage therapist and a café.

Details: Randburg Sports Complex, Corner Hans Schoeman and Malibongwe Drive, Randburg / +27 11 791 1040 / Body Conscious Gym

Fit X-Treme

Started 12 years ago by owner Ryno Botha, Fit X-Treme is now found in two locations: Benoni and Olivedale. It prides itself on being a gym where everyone feels welcome and accepted, and every member is taken care of and treated with the utmost care. After signing up, the team will complete a full-body assessment and supply you with a tailored training programme just for you. They offer cardio, weights, swimming, yoga, aerobics, kick-boxing, judo, nutrition and a steam room.

Details: Benoni 082 438 4258 / Olivedale +27 76 469 6319 / Fit X-Treme


With a super circuit, cardio, weights, boxing area, functional training and a steam room, BDA Gym should be your first option if you’re in Bedfordview. They’re an official Discovery Vitality partner, so you can rest easy knowing that you’ll be earning those points every time you clock in and sweat it out. And besides the juice bar that boasts a full menu of healthy juices, there’s also an established sports medicine unit with physiotherapy, biokinetics, a GP and a dietitian opposite the gym.

Details: 17 Bradford Road, Bedfordview, 0861 232 496 / BDA Gym

Shapes For Women

This gym in Vanderbijlpark caters for women of every age, size, shape and fitness level. The circuit workout, which burns fat, builds muscle and improves your cardio performance, takes only 30 minutes, which they recommended you attend three times a week. This really is a great option for the modern woman who is time pressed and prefers to be surrounded by women who want to get the same thing out of their exercise programme: a personal level of fitness and sense of well-being in a secure, relaxed yet upbeat environment.

Details: 23 Rossini Blvd, Vanderbijlpark / +27 16 932 4505 / Shapes For Women


This Discovery Vitality member is another women-only fitness club that provides a full-body solution of fitness, nutrition and coaching. The 30-minute strength training workouts focus on your arms, core and legs, stretch and strengthen muscles, and improve your balance, stability and core strength. Chat to their resident dietician, Dr Tuschka Reynders, a clinical dietician who has been working in the field of nutrition for the last 10 years, for a personalised meal plan. There are 13 different branches around Joburg, so there’s bound to be one near you.

Details: 011 455 7218 / Curves

Roark Gym

Roark Gym in Sandton offers women-only sessions, which are customised to meet the fitness requirements of women by combining strength, intensity and cardio workouts. The circuit-based classes, each run by one of their expert coaches, change daily and focus on building strength and fitness. Besides the classes, you’ll also find circuit equipment, spin bikes, free weights, boxes and squat racks.

Details: 1st Floor Parkmore Mews Shopping Centre, Olympia Ave, Sandton / +27 72 340 2081 / Roark Gym

Body Mechanix

In the leafy green suburb of Craighall Park is where you’ll find Body Mechanix, one of the largest private health studios in the country that’s owned by Mark and Ashley Ritchie. It’s a qualified Body Arts Science International (BASI) Pilates teacher training centre that offers Pilates, gym, gyrotonic classes, a chiropractor, massage therapists and physical rehabilitation to help you achieve your goals.

Details: 119 Buckingham Avenue, Craighall Park / +27 11 447 3487 / Body Mechanix

Disclaimer: Always consult with your doctor first before starting any training programme.

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