98 Gym - Riley St


98 Gym - Riley St

Sydney, Australia

The 98 Gym Story

98 Gym, founded by Chris Feather and movie star Russel Crowe in 2010, is one of Australia’s premier strength and conditioning training brands. Their philosophy emphasizes integrity and hard work, prioritizing substance over aesthetics and ego. 

The brand has three branches in Sydney, including their iconic Riley St. location, and additional branches in Melbourne, Brisbane, and Canberra. Their goal is to help you surpass your potential by leading through authenticity and setting strong examples.

98 Gym proudly partners with the Sydney Swans AFL team and have established partnerships with Rogue Fitness and Concept2 Australia, ensuring top-quality equipment and resources.

How Did 98 Gym Riley St Score Overall?

The full client experience at 98 Gym Riley St was great, achieving The Fit Guide 4-Star Award.

The class was also very good and has won our 4-Star Class Experience Award.

How was this club rated and evaluated? Find out more about our process here.

The Highlights

The coach’s personality shone through during the session, with his passion and humor adding to the vibe of the class.

The sleek design of the studio and clean, high-quality equipment were also highlights.

What Our Evaluator Had To Say

“I appreciated the coach giving me a target pace to maintain during the session, which kept me focused and motivated.”

“The class was very well structured and easy to follow thanks to the communicative coach and TV that displayed the workout during the class”

“The luxurious touches blended well with the industrial feel created by the brickwork and exposed pipes.”

What to Expect From A 98 Gym Session

Classes at 98 Gym are all designed with goal-based strength and conditioning training as the main focus. The brand’s mission is to “turn training into an intrinsic part of your well-being” and they aim to do this through rewarding training that brings results, coupled with a vibrant community atmosphere. 

Classes run for 45 or 60 minutes and generally have a focus on strength training, building up numbers for compound lifts such as the bench press, squat, and deadlift.

During their Interval Weight Training and Energy System Development sessions, expect to challenge your cardiovascular endurance using machines such as bikes, ski-ergs, and treadmills.

The Reception Service

During our anonymous visit, the coaching team was also in charge of checking in and welcoming us to the studio.

Once checked in, we were invited to use the space to foam roll and get ready. On enquiring about the training options after class, we were told to check the website for prices.

The Class Experience

98 Gym received The Fit Guide 4-Star Class Experience Award, making it one of Sydney’s stand-out offerings.

During the class, the coach did a great job of showing first-timers and beginners extra attention to make sure the session was at the right pace for them. The coach was fun, passionate and engaged, which helped create a good atmosphere.

The Equipment And Studio

The club was impressive, with a distinctive architectural design and high-end equipment. The exposed beams and pipework on the ceiling were also a nice touch.

The Facilities And Public Areas

Workout and shower towels were not provided. Lockers were provided with number locks. Free water refill stations were available.

The public areas were in line with the club’s design, with well-lit spaces and an interesting aesthetic.

Digital And Technology

The website had an attractive aesthetic that was consistent with the client experience in the studio. The booking process was easy and efficient.


98 Gym offers an introductory deal for first-time that allows clients to book seven sessions in two weeks for free

If you’re looking for a more intense commitment, the All Access membership is available for $89.95 per week and includes open gym access as well as classes. If you are only interested in classes, then the Class Membership can be purchased for $79.95.

Drop-in sessions are available at $35 per class, with smaller commitment packages also available, starting at a 10-pack for $315.

All prices are in Australian Dollars.

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