CLASSES & POLICIES
Alternative Women’s Fitness is your loud and proud fitness alternative since 2012.
We are NOT a fucking gym.
You won’t find any treadmills or spin classes here – our aim is to give you something way better. Our classes offer a new approach to training and socialising, while still providing all the benefits of a professional fitness regime.
Are you kidding? Not at all! In fact, if you’re unfit AWF is the best place for you to get started. If you feel funny or nervous about the idea of joining us, just email the Head Coach with ANY questions or concerns you may have. One thing is certain – with our energetic and passionate crew, you’ll quickly find yourself happy, healthy and motivated. You’ll kick serious fitness goals, and strive toward new ones.
Classes are available for those 18+ (unless otherwise specified). See our diversity policy.
Our classes are open for those aged 18+ unless otherwise specified.
As a gym alternative, we recognise that being a woman isn’t just about what parts you are born with. Being a member of our club is to be part of a broad spectrum that includes femme, non-binary folk and trans members of our sister (not just cister) hood. At Alternative Women’s Fitness, we welcome diversity and aim to provide an inclusive, safe space for all. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Asexual or Poly trainers and crew members are encouraged to join us. Our team use inclusive language and won’t put you on the spot by asking assumed gender-centric questions. But, if you want to share aspects of your life, we love to hear about you. And your pets, of course. We may inquire about your cat or dog’s name, ask about your day or your fave music/footy team (Head Coach is AFL-mad). Our members are encouraged to let us know what kind of sessions you want and any other ways the club can help you. We celebrate your milestones and are here for you if you, even if you just want to sit through the class to have some contact with the outside world. Turning up is usually half the battle, and we’re always happy to see you.
We get that group fitness may be intimidating, but don’t ever feel nervous about being the new kid on the block. We’ve all been there before and welcome our new recruits with open arms. AWF is about community as much as it is about getting fit and feeling great.
Group sizes at AWF are boutique, with around 4 – 16 (or less) pending the class type. We focus on keeping our group sizes small and intimate, so everybody gets the attention they need, and to build a sense of belonging. We love building a social and team focused environment that makes everyone feel comfortable and encourage each other.
Hell yeah! Our bad-arse crew excel in their fields and are all about offering an alternative route to fitness. We wouldn’t leave our recruits in their capable hands if they didn’t seriously know their shit.
Wear what you feel awesome in and that you allows you to move comfortably. We see a lot of band tees kicking around AWF, so feel free to rep your fav with pride.
Jeans are generally not a great idea, purely for the fact you can’t move around and sweat in ‘em so good. But do bring some extra layers, especially in that colder weather, as once you stop sweating sometimes you need to rug up.
Footwear needs to be something that gives you support and is easy to nip around in. Sneakers, runners, joggers – though for some classes, like Yoga for Rockers, you only need socks or bare feet.
Individual session descriptions online will tell you what’s best to rock up in.
If you have a serious condition, some sessions may not be suitable. We encourage you to get the all clear from your professional before jumping into anything. You can always feel free to discuss your concerns with the trainer, to see if the class will be suitable. Any questions, we’d love to hear from you so just flick us an email.
Training during pregnancy should be practiced with caution, due to all the changes going on in your body growing that bebe. First, check with your doctor, midwife, or maternity health professional and get the all clear. Some sessions/ movements are off the cards if you’re pregnant. If you’re unsure, send us an email with your query.
Please always let your trainer know if you’ve got a bun in the oven or are planning pregnancy. We are here to look after you, no matter your situation.
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PAYMENTS & BOOKINGS
Nup! We are as straight up as you can get, with no sneaky fees.
Class prices vary depending on programs, single one off events, etc. Best to check out the available classes for the most update price info!
Yep, eff knows we need it, so shoot over a message.
Our sessions don’t happen by magic. We keep our classes at a boutique size so nobody feels crowded, and we plan in advance with trainers and crew.
We understand that sometimes, life happens. That’s why we may offer a ONCE-OFF MAKE UP SESSION if you cancel less than 48 hours prior to a class. This is something we don’t have to do, but we get that sometimes shit hits the fan. It puts us as a business in the red, but we try to accommodate.
When you cancel a MAKE UP SESSION less than 24 hours prior, we lose out double time. This is why a MAKE UP SESSION may be a ONCE-OFF and no refunds or additional MAKE UP SESSIONS are offered in these circumstances.
If you can’t attend a MAKE UP SESSION or even when you cancel a regular session last minute, it’s a bit like asking for a refund on tickets to see a band you missed. Would you message the band two weeks later and ask them for a refund, to play again, or for free tickets to their next show because you couldn’t make it? Maybe if you were a dickhead, you would. But most of us wouldn’t.
The same applies for the organisation we put in for our AWF and ARF sessions. Your session costs pay our trainers and staff for their time, who work hard for your benefit regardless of if you show up or not.
We may offer refunds, MAKE UP SESSIONS and credits for sessions cancelled within a reasonable time frame, as outlined in our Terms & Conditions.
AWF strives to be as flexible and accommodating as possible, where possible. Please remember that we are a small business doing the best we can for our crew.
You can book your class online!
Bookings are essential and subject to availability, sadly you can’t just rock up and wing it.
In some cases you can join the wait list and/ or join our mailing list! Sessions may change with the introduction of each program/ or seasonally. By joining the mailing list, you’ll stay up to date with new programs and session availability.
We also have a bunch of pop up stuff like workshops happening all the time, which we send out regularly to our email subscribers. Always feel free to send us an email if there’s a class you’ve got your heart set on, and we’ll see what we can do.
We understand life is not always predictable! In most cases you can book in, and pay a discounted fee, or do make-up sessions at other time. However this is always pending the session type and availability. Chuck us an email to find out what we can do for you.
That’s cool! You can just purchase a class pass for a session that works for you.