FACILITIES,
SERVICES
& PROGRAMS

EXCEPTIONAL FACILITIES ACROSS TWO PRIME LOCATIONS

The Forum gyms offer world class fitness facilities across two stunning central locations at the University of Newcastle and The Forum Harbourside situated in Honeysuckle. Our University campus offers University of Newcastle students and the local community industry leading gym facilities, group fitness classes and a recently refurbished 50m indoor swimming pool. While Harbourside provides exceptional fitness facilities to the corporate centre of Newcastle with it's convenient location.

We accept Fitness Passport members at both The Forum University and The Forum Harbourside.

The Forum is a registered COVID Safe business. The Forum University and The Forum Harbourside are operating in compliance with NSW and Federal Government COVID-19 restrictions.

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OUR FACILITIES

FITNESS ZONES

The Forum University and The Forum Harbourside gyms are designed to include areas for all types of training:

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Cardio Zone

State of the art Technogym equipment at The Forum University including the latest in the Skill Line offering.  The latest in Life Fitness equipment at The Forum Harbourside, with both gyms featuring treadmills (integrated with entertainment on flat screen displays), steppers, cross trainers, upright cycles, IC7 spin bikes and state-of-the-art concept rowers.

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Cycle Zone

A purpose built cycling studio with the latest in Life Fitness IC7 Bike technology. Listen to the music as your Forum Instructor takes you on a journey of hill climbs, sprints and flat riding, while burning calories and improving your fitness.

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Strength Training Zone

One of a kind with the latest in Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment that will revolutionise your resistance training program using pin-loaded machines, free weights and a dedicated sled track at the Forum's University campus.

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FUNCTIONAL TRAINING Zone

A large area focused on stretching and functional training. Use the Vipr, TRX or Kettlebells to add some variety to your workout.

Need some guidance? Talk to one of our personal trainers.

INDOOR COURTS
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Squash Pavilion

The Squash Pavilion is located at The Forum, University. Open to everyone, the Squash Pavilion boasts four squash courts.  Open Monday - Thursday 4:30pm - 9:30pm you can book your court online from $20 per court per hour.

The Squash Pavilion is also the home to the University of Newcastle Squash Club. If you are interested in joining the club you can contact them directly on uonsquash@gmail.com

Court Hire: $20.00 per court per hour

Please follow the prompts to join online as a Guest Account (selecting the free account) to allow you to make facility bookings.

Once you are in the online portal, select the Facility tab (second header line on screen). You can then click through the calendar to find the day and time you would like to book.

 

Squash Pavilion Opening Hours

DAY HOURS
Monday 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Tuesday 4:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday 4:30pm - 9:30pm (court availability subject to UON Squash Club pennants)
Thursday 4:30pm - 9:30pm (court availability subject to UON Squash Club pennants)
Friday, Saturday & Sunday Closed
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Indoor courts

Two multi purpose courts are available at The Forum University for activities such as basketball, volleyball, netball and badminton. Book the court with your friends or join one of our social sport competitions.

We can also host events and or challenges on the courts, with our Stadium Court housing seating for 250.

POOL

The Forum, University houses a 50m indoor heated pool and is the place for all things aqua.

From swim training to aqua fitness and fun in the pool for the littlies, free entry for children 3 and under, there is a range of programs on offer to be able to enjoy and work out in the pool.

Please note: Patrons who have mobility restrictions MUST see the lifeguard when entering the aquatics area.

OVALS

NUsport manages four sporting ovals, three that are floodlit. All the ovals are located on the grounds of the University of Newcastle's Callaghan campus.

High quality surfaces with the adjoining world class facilities of The Forum, University giving athletes and teams a unique opportunity to additionally access high performance training facilities, the pool and testing facilities in a private environment.

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HIGH PERFORMANCE TRAINING ZONE

The Forum is an official New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS) central High Performance Centre.  The purpose built training area allows sporting teams and athletes to train in a private environment, with access to ovals, an indoor heated pool and testing facilities.

Regularly used by the Newcastle Knights, Newcastle Jets, Hunter Wildfires and visiting sporting teams.

Available for hire, contact bookings@theforum.org.au for more details and a pricing schedule.

EXPLORE OUR HEALTH
& FITNESS SERVICES

With a range of professional health and wellness services available at both our University and Harbourside locations, The Forum offers all the tools you need to set yourself up for success and achieve your fitness goals.

Our services are available to Forum members and our wider community. Get in touch for more information or to book a consultation with one of our specialised practitioners referred to below.

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OUR SERVICES

BODY COMPOSITION SCANS

If you can measure it, you can manage it

A great feature offered to our members, it can take your training to the next level or provide you with a good starting point for your training goals.

Several factors can be measured with a body composition scan from body fat percentage to muscle quality. Body composition scans are available to members only at both The Forum Harbourside and The Forum University. See one of our friendly gym instructors for your body composition scan.

PERSONAL TRAINING

At The Forum we offer specialised personal training programs to suit your goals and lifestyle.

Our personal trainers will help you take your training to the next level and support you every step of the way.

If you want results, personal training is the fastest, easiest and most effective way to achieve your goals.

We also offer small group personal training. This is a fun, energetic and supportive way to train with your friends and family. It is ideal for those who want the benefits of specialised personal training and to share the cost between their friends and family.

Get to know our Personal Trainers

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Joe Chadwick

Joe’s Functional Fitness

  • Functional training for all abilities.
  • Personalised programming tailored to your goals.
  • Varied workouts to build full body strength and fitness
PT-Alison
Alison Green

Go Green PT

  • Holistic approach to health and fitness
  • Small group fitness classes
  • Customised packages for specific goals
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

The Forum has its very own accredited Exercise Physiologists (EP) who are registered with ESSA to deliver a range of programs for those with specific rehabilitation or chronic illness needs.

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST SINGLE SESSION
Initial Consultation (60mins) $90.00
One on One (60mins) $90.00
  • *Please note that these session times are subject to availability

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist?

  • Specialist in exercise for rehabilitation
  • Exercise for health and well-being
  • Chronic and complex medical conditions
  • Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • Work conditioning
  • Improvements in sports performance
  • Lift for Life training program for Type 2 Diabetics.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists specialise in the delivery of exercise and lifestyle modification programs for people with chronic conditions and healthy populations.

 

Why a GP may refer you to an Accredited Exercise Physiologist.

  • To improve your quality of care
  • To improve self management
  • To incorporate more preventive services.

Accredited Exercise Physiologists are differentiated from other allied health professionals by the possession of extensive knowledge, skills and experience in clinical exercise delivery and health-behaviour modification counselling for people with chronic diseases. As accredited Exercise Physiologists are registered with Medicare Australia, you are eligible to claim against private health and Medicare funding.

 

Our EP's can treat and manage a broad range of conditions

These include a range of commonly preventable health conditions:

  • Diabetes and Pre Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Injury Arthritis
  • Obesity
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Dysmetabolic Syndrome
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Occupational Injury
  • Chronic Respiratory Disease and Asthma.

 

Rebates

Private Health Funds
Our EP's are registered with major health funds.  We request payment at time of consultation and a receipt will be issued for you to take to your individual health fund.

Medicare EPC Referrals
Our EP's are registered with Medicare to provide services as part of the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program.  Please ask your GP if you qualify for an EPC referral.  If so, you can claim a rebate back through Medicare for up to five visits to us over a calendar year.  We request payment at time of consultation and a receipt will be issued.  You will be required to take the receipt to Medicare to claim your rebate.  This is not a bulk bill service.

Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA)
All gold card holders will be bulk billed if referred by your GP.

To find out more about The Forum's Exercise Physiology programs please contact our Director Programs Roxana.Olivares@theforum.org.au

DIETITIAN

The Forum has its very own Accredited Practicing Dietitian (APD) to provide nutritional assessments for a range of individual needs.

To find out more about our Dietetic services or make an appointment please contact  info@theforum.org.au

  • *Please note that these session times are subject to availability
DIETITIAN SERVICES SINGLE SESSION
Standard Initial Consultation (30mins) $60.00
Extended Initial Consultation (60mins) $110.00
Review Consultation (30mins) $60.00

Rebates

Private Health Funds
Our Dietitian is registered with major health funds. We request payment at time of consultation and a receipt will be issued for you to take to your individual health fund.

Medicare EPC Referrals
Our Dietitian is registered with Medicare to provide services as part of the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Program. Please ask your GP if you qualify for an EPC referral. If so, you can claim a rebate back through Medicare for up to five visits to us over a calendar year. We request payment at time of consultation and a receipt will be issued. You will be required to take the receipt to Medicare to claim your rebate. This is not a bulk bill service.

To find out more about our Dietetic services or make an appointment please contact info@theforum.org.au

CORPORATE WELLNESS

The Forum can provide you with membership access to the facilities at The Forum, Harbourside and The Forum, University as well as deliver worker wellness seminars, measure up checks, health expos, corporate activity days and workplace workouts.

TRY OUT ONE OF OUR FITNESS,
SWIM, SPORTS OR KIDS PROGRAMS

The Forum University and The Forum Harbourside both offer a wide range of fitness programs for gym members and the broader community. Whether you are looking for learn to swim programs for your child, school holiday sports programs to keep them entertained and moving over the holiday break or are interested in joining a social or club sporting team yourself, we have a range of options to suit any individual.

The Forum also offers the unique SkillAthletic program for those looking to take their fitness regime to the next level. Click through below to learn more about the full list of programs available at our two premium locations.

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OUR PROGRAMS

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

The Forum’s group fitness program offers a wide variety of classes for every fitness level and ability.  From high energy cardio inspired workouts, to conditioning strength focussed sessions, with HIIT offerings, mobility/rehabilitation style classes and much more, our exceptional group fitness program will leave you wanting more.

Incorporating both Les Mills and freestyle programs led by our team of inspirational, qualified and experienced instructors, the class delivery is second to none with over 100 classes per week to choose from.

SKILLATHLETIC

The Forum SkillAthletic Centre is the first in Australia and will take your training to a different level.

With 10 classes per week, The Forum's Master Coaches will take you through one of two classes BOOST or BRAVE, and help you keep discovering what your body is capable of.

SWIM & AQUATICS

At The Forum University, our eight lane, 50m indoor heated pool offers a state of the art facility for our community and members of all ages. To ensure The Forum's Aquatic Centre remains ahead of industry standards and to continue to offer dynamic and functional facilities for all users, we have recently undergone substantial renovations and are excited to invite our Forum family back to enjoy the new Forum pool.

KIDS PROGRAMS

The Forum has a range of activities and programs specially designed for children of all ages. Including learn to swim programs both in school terms and intensives run during school holidays, swim squad programs and holiday sport and entertainment programs. The Forum is a great place to help your children learn, grow and play in a safe and fun environment.

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SOCIAL SPORT

6 nights per week. 8 team sports. 10 competitions.

The Forum offers six nights per week of social sport competition for students, staff and our wider community. Register as a team or individual but be quick, as places fill up quickly!

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CLUB SPORT

Sport and active recreation clubs enjoy a strong and proud history at the University of Newcastle. From the inception of the Bushwalking Club in 1955 to the rise of the Quidditch Club in 2015, clubs have always played a vital role in enhancing the student experience at university.

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