More than 120 people turned up to witness Australia’s first gym purpose-built to be fortified against Covid-19 this month.

Located in Newstead in Brisbane, Pod1um has been making headlines for its unique design which offers members the chance to exercise in the safety of an exclusive transparent POD Suite –an innovation in the fitness industry which is unrivaled in Australia. With group training led by world-class athletes including two times winter Olympian Deanna Lockett, Pod1um boasts all the creature comforts of a world class facility with luxurious touches including a post-workout cold towel and smoothie.

Each of the 18 spacious exercise stations are fitted with spin bikes, weight sets, trampolines, battle ropes and more, eliminating the worry of shared equipment and social distancing. Inspiration for the gym comes following stringent Covid-19 regulations that had fitness centers shut down amid extensive infection risk, a threat that is significantly reduced at Pod1um.

A welcomed facility in this new age, Brisbane locals are eager to experience a fully exclusive group fitness experience that has truly been designed with members at the fore. Guest Samantha Irvine said that even as a regular gym-goer, she’s never seen a space like Pod1um. “I’m so excited to finally tour Pod1um and see it for myself,” she said. “Training like this may become a reality for us in the future and it’s great to see that Brisbane the first Australian city to host such a clever and innovative concept.”

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