Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

World’s first Speedo Fitness Club thrives at Sydney’s Bondi Beach

World’s first Speedo Fitness Club thrives at Sydney’s Bondi Beach
December 1, 2016

A world first gym innovation, the Speedo Fitness Club, has been thriving at Sydney’s Bondi Beach since opening earlier this year.

The new boutique aquatic and fitness destination, which features a 25 metre heated indoor lap pool likely to be equipped aquatic exercise bicycles, is located in the heart of Bondi Beach in the Pacific Building.

On the gym floor the club offers an extensive array of cardio and weights with advanced equipment from Technogym to deliver a unique and personalised fitness experience.

Bondi Beach has been both the location for many Australian fitness innovations and the spiritual home of Speedo. While having grown to become a multi-national, and now foreign-owned brand, it is fitting that this first from Speedo is located at Sydney’s iconic beach.

Opened in June this year, the facility briefly operated as Gold’s Gym before changes to the American group’s Australian franchise operations. Currently it is the only 24/7 club at Bondi Beach.

The subsequent link with Speedo appears to reflect the company’s move from being a performance swimwear manufacturer and into fitness, with the brand’s SpeedoFit initiative having moved to capitalise on the growing popularity of aquatic-based fitness.

Rising interest in swimming for fitness has seen the arrival of specialised studios such as Acqua in New York's Tribeca neighborhood that specialises in aqua cycling.

Australasian Leisure Management has made inquiries to Speedo as to whether it has plans to use the Speedo Fitness Club brand in other locations.

Bondi Beach has been both the location for many Australian fitness innovations and the spiritual home of Speedo. While having grown to become a multi-national, and now foreign-owned brand, it is fitting that this first from Speedo is located at Sydney’s iconic beach.

For more information go to www.speedofitness.club

The rise of aquatic exercise is a feature in the next issue of Australasian Leisure Management.

Article amended 2nd December 2016.

23rd November 2016 - SPEEDO FIT MAKES EVERY STROKE COUNT

23rd November 2016 - ANALYSIS PREDICTS GROWTH FOR GLOBAL SWIMWEAR MARKET

2nd September 2016 - SPEEDO LAUNCHES ‘SWIM COACH’ DIGITAL FITNESS COACHING TOOL

14th August 2016 - GOLD’S GYM REVEALS AGGRESSIVE GROWTH PLANS FOR AUSTRALIA

28th July 2016 - TECHNOGYM AMBASSADORS LAUNCH NEW MYRUN AND SKILLMILL TECHNOLOGY


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 30 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 

Goplay Commercial Playground Equipment

Goplay designs and manufactures specialised playground equipment for indoor play centres, hotels, food chains, clubs and resorts. If our years of experience and dedication have taught us one thing,…

read more

Play

 
 

Perfect Gym

Perfect Gym Solutions is a software as a service (SaaS) solution purpose-built to service the fitness industry, with over 1000 clients servicing over 2 million gym members across 40 countries making…

read more

Access / Fitness / Marketing / Recreation / Technology

 
 

The Jump Pad

The Jump Pad is a safe, flat inflatable made in a variety of sizes which can be used indoor or outdoor. From 3mx3m up to a whopping 9mx21m. Markets include Indoor and outdoor playgrounds, schools,…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Play

 
 

iDwala Pty Ltd

iDwala is the Community Sports Surface Specialist offering the highest quality designs and technical expertise to Councils, Schools and Sporting Clubs looking to create sporting…

read more

Consultants / Design / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces

 
 

INTELLIGENZ

Recreation Management Software for managing all your program registrations, facility bookings, membership pass sales and Point of Sale; including detailed reporting, automated customer communication…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Marketing / Technology

 
 

LEISURE CONCEPTS AUSTRALIA

Leisure Concepts brings the world’s leading fitness equipment brands to Australasia - these include True Fitness, Atlantis Strength, Merrithew (Stott Pilates), Intenza Fitness,…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

Sportybots

We are the leading providers of kids fun multi-sports programs for Sport and Recreation Centres. Programs cover twelve common sports as well as Gross Motor Skill Development and suit children from as…

read more

Fitness / Play / Recreation / Sport / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business