First ever gym for Gin Gin
THAT’S A FIRST: Gin Gin personal trainer James Hargreaves can’t wait to open his new gym.
GIN GIN’S fitness fanatics will no longer have to travel out of town for a gym session, with the town’s first gym opening soon.
James Hargreaves and his sister Brianna have gone into partnership to open Got Active Fitness.
If the name sounds familiar to locals, that’s because it’s been around since early last year.
“We started the business in February last year but only with boot camps and fitness classes,” Mr Hargreaves said.
“We ran personal training classes, which we still run now, and I used to run them at a studio at my place.
“We train clients at the park or the footy fields.”
Mr Hargreaves said it was a natural progression to open a gym.
“We found a decent venue at the industrial estate and it all came together in the past couple of months,” he said. “So it’s stressful and exciting.”
With statistics often showing Wide Bay residents to be among the state’s most overweight and obese, Mr Hargreaves was under no illusion that his task would be easy.
“Obviously I haven’t run a gym before, so it’s been a great learning process,” he said.
“I’ve been trying a whole heap of other trainers’ fitness classes to see what works and what doesn’t.
“Whenever I have been walking into a gym, I’m now obsessed with checking their layout and what quality of equipment they use.”
Mr Hargreaves’ past also acts as an impetus for how he will manage the gym.
“About three years ago I was really overweight and I lost about 40kg,” Mr Hargreaves said.
“That’s what motivated me to do a personal training course to help other people.
“My sister’s always been fit and we decided we needed to do something in Gin Gin.”
Got Active Fitness Gym has its grand opening on Thursday, April 16, at Shed 1/103 Mulgrave St.
For more information on the gym, visit www.gotactive.com/ or phone 0418 744 262.
Obviously I haven’t run a gym before so it’s been a great learning process.
SHAPING UP: Gin Gin personal trainer James Hargreaves is excited about his new gym Got Active Fitness opening soon.