Be part of a gym family

Operating for over fifteen years, Optima Health and Fitness continue to evolve with the ever-changing fitness industry, current fitness programs and trends.

They cater to a large age demographic from, 13 to 80+, with a wide variety of classes to accommodate all ages and fitness levels all held within their three fitness studios. There is also a large multi-purpose gym which includes cardio equipment, free weights, and pin loaded machines as well as a ‘Boutique’ ladies only area.

Unlike many other gyms they do not have separate memberships for specific areas/classes.  Your membership includes all classes and full use of the gym 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The instructors and personal trainers are highly skilled and care about each and every individual.  Reception staff greet you with a smile and make you feel welcome, getting to know all members. You are part of a ‘gym family’, not just a number.

Their fully accredited Creche with caring staff interact, create, read, and play with your children.  Occasional Care is also available to give yourself a little more time where required.  The Creche has been allowed to operate during all lockdowns which has been a huge blessing for many parents with little ones.

Manager of Optima, Sarah, says, “During each of the five lockdowns in Victoria we have suspended all memberships with no suspension fee, even when given the option during the shorter ones to not do this. We have also permitted members to suspend their membership when we have been allowed to operate outside of lockdowns and waived the weekly membership fee as we understand this situation has been highly stressful for many both financially and mentally.”

Optima pride themselves on their Covid-19 protocols by cleaning equipment regularly, ensuring members clean their equipment after use, bring their own mats and towels and adhere to social distancing regulations.  During stricter space restrictions they ensure all classes only hold the number of participants allowed and have set up an online booking system through the website to ensure numbers do not go over. This relieves the uncertainty of showing up to a full class and extra classes are added to accommodate during those times.

To keep instructors and members connected during these strange times, they have also been offering extremely popular live classes through their Instagram approximately four times per week which include Strength, Tabata, HIIT, Barre, Stretch and Yoga. These classes are all free and if members cannot attend during the live time, they can be accessed anytime.

With a focus on making members happy, Optima helps keep them fit inside and out!

A: 36 Milgate Drive, Mornington

Insta: @optimahealthfitness


Peninsula Essence, Mornington Industrial Feature – August 2021