Used this gym whilst my gym was still closed for Covid. Great equipment (bars especially), highly free weight based which is a positive. Friendly staff (favourite being Ruby) who were very welcoming and kept the facility very clean. Although I didn’t try any classes there seemed to be a wide variety, and I was pleased to see that the owner, Ruben, is an integral part of the gym, teaching classes and being on the floor. I would recommend this gym to anyone and I would have signed up if I didn’t already work at a gym and get free access.
The thing I love most about @Ruben’s is that it doesn’t feel like a typical gym at all. You’re not walking into a simulated nightclub with a competitive vibe and pushy salespeople. You’re walking into a community of friendly people of all ages, sizes and fitness levels having a go and having fun. It reflects the Marrickville community as a whole – diverse, accepting and unpretentious. And the team is WONDERFUL. They know everyone by name, work their butts off and have an infectious enthusiasm. I recommend personal training sessions because it’s personalised and I learned so much. Tegan is the best!
This gym has helped me to transform my life. I have been a member for 3 years and the thing I LOVE about the entire team @Rubens is that I was as supported, encouraged, challenged and welcomed on my first day (when I could barely make it through a beginner’s yoga class) as I am today (when I can smash out a boxing class and do some extra training afterwards). @Rubens truly is a gym for EVERYONE. All shapes, all sizes, all fitness levels coming together to share laughter and energy as we improve our health. It feels more like a community centre than a gym – and that is a culture that has been consciously fostered by Ruben and his incredible team. The other tip I would offer is give personal training a try. I was always against personal training. For many years I had thought, “Why would I pay someone just to make me turn up? I know what I have to do – I just need to do it”. What I didn’t realise then is that PT is so much more than someone making you accountable for turning up. With personal training you get a tailored program to suit your goals, you get professional expertise to correct form and avoid/manage injuries and you get VARIETY! A trainer has the ability to introduce you to so many different movements and exercises that it never gets boring. I can honestly say that training twice a week with Tegan @Rubens has changed my life. The physical changes have been fantastic: I’ve lost 20kg and kept it off for 18 months. When I started I could barely do step ups onto a box and got out of breath walking on the treadmill. Now I can do 20 “on toes” push ups in a row, I can do box jumps, burpees, I can run 7km and I can deadlift 100kg. But the biggest gains I have made working with Tegan have been psychological. I now use exercise to manage stress. I have learnt the joy of challenging myself, failing and challenging myself again. I have gained the confidence to get out of my comfort zone both within the gym and outside of it. And all the time I have had the most amazing coach in my corner: supporting me, pushing me, challenging my assumptions, picking me up when I needed it, giving me a kick in the backside when I needed it, celebrating my victories and sharing lots of laughter and wisdom along the way. So come and join the @Rubens family – and give personal training a try! Bernadette
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‘At Rubens is without a doubt the best gym I have ever been a member of. With amazing, dynamic classes which are challenging and fun paired with the best results-driven personal training sessions I have ever taken, At Rubens is not just a gym it’s a lifestyle. The staff are fantastic, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and always there to support and encourage you and there is a great atmosphere of teamwork in the gym between the members and staff alike. I couldn’t recommend Ruben and his outstanding team more!’ – LUCY ROBERTS (Member – Enmore)
‘Great positive atmosphere: energetic and inspiring SFX classes (my favourite:)!! Been a member At Ruben’s for about a year and I’m still loving it!…whether training solo or in a class everyone (from different age groups and from all walks of life) trains hard but atmosphere is still friendly and unassuming- which for me sets At Ruben’s apart from the rest!’ – FRANCISCA OHIZU (Member – Marrickville)
‘My first class was a lunchtime express SFX Class. It was more challenging than I ever expected, and I was immediately addicted. Ruben is a great fitness expert and motivator, he has really helped me push myself harder than I thought possible. The gym doesn’t even really feel like a gym it’s more like a club with people from all walks of life. I feel like that is what makes the experience at Ruben’s so unique. It’s a healthy balance between fitness, fun and community. Over the past few months I feel like I have become stronger, healthier and ultimately I feel so much happier.’ – CRAIG IVANOFF (Member – Stanmore)
Personal Training At Ruben’s has been the best thing I have done ever.
For a long while I didn’t realise I was that big. But then I started to experience back pain every morning and always felt tired. My feet would go numb throughout the day and simple things like putting my shoes on were getting more difficult. Somehow I would justify it to myself saying I was too busy to eat well and exercise and it must be in my genetics as all my family are big.
Every now and then, I stop and look back, I don’t know how I lived like that!
The team At Ruben’s has educated me on eating and exercise and helped me see that my only challenge was my bad habits.I now drink 3 litres of water a day, instead of 6 litres of coke. I train at the gym 5/week and eat clean natural foods.
When I started my original weight was 177kg and now I weigh 117kg. That’s 60kg in 9 months! My energy has skyrocketed and I feel like a new man!
My long term target is 90kg and I am confident that I will get there with the guidance and support At Ruben’s. At other gyms no one even comes to talk to you. Here I feel part of a greater healthy community which I love belonging to and will never look back.
I am forever grateful for all the trainers At Ruben’s it is thanks to their guidance I have more energy, reclaimed my life and can experience living in a whole new way!
Thank you! – DAMIEN (Member – Marrickville)