The Form Room is a Ponsonby-based boutique gym set up by Sarah and her partner Jordan which focuses purely on offering tailored, personal training services and where long-term health considerations trump a short-term fall in numbers on the scale every time — which is why it is one of our favourite gyms in Auckland city.
The couple are invested in making you a healthier, more functional person, not just the aesthetic results from your gym sessions. At each session at The Form Room, Sarah and Jordan focus on bringing in further tiny tweaks in your posture, muscle activation and so on — slowly but surely optimising your physical performance.
Although the couple train everyone from kickboxing professionals to CEOs with back problems, you'll probably see neither as each session is highly intimate, with a maximum of four people in the gym at any time and visits by appointment only.
The Form Room is fitted with incredibly luxurious details. The kitchen facility, where you can prepare your meals, has beautiful marble benchtops and backing as well as incredibly slick, streamlined fittings. The shower facilities are also of the highest standard, their cool grey private bathrooms are equipped with massive, relaxing rain showerheads to help you unwind after a tough session.
Besides physical training, The Form Room also offers nutritional guidance and carefully monitors your diet as well as your body weight, fat and muscle mass, making it a genuinely holistic health centre. A complimentary post-workout nutritional smoothie or freshly brewed coffee awaits you at the end of each session. When you're not at the gym, Sarah and Jordan also track how you are following your nutrition plan via their in-house app, helping you make small healthy tweaks in your diet.
The Form Room does not lock clients into long term contracts, with a clients only made to make a minimum commitment of two sessions a week. Membership is pricey, but you're paying for the exclusivity, facilities and tailored approach. It's a gym that we would highly recommend, particularly if you have any specific health and fitness concerns or goals that need the extra attention.