First ever gym for Gin Gin

Isis Town and Country - - News - By JIM ALOUAT

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.go­tac­ or phone 0418 744 262.

James Har­g­reaves

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.

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