Free fit­ness fun on­line

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS - AN­GELIQUE PAT­TER­SON

FIT­NESS Par­adise owner Teri Wil­son has de­cided to give back to the com­mu­nity by cre­at­ing free web­sites to pro­mote health and fit­ness in Port Dou­glas.

The fit­ness ex­pert turned IT en­tre­pre­neur has cre­ated sev­eral web­sites in­clud­ing Fun Port Dou­glas, Health Port Dou­glas, Fit­ness Port Dou­glas and Mas­sage Port Dou­glas, to make it eas­ier for vis­i­tors to find lo­cal busi­nesses and ser­vices.

With the first of many web­sites up and run­ning, Mr Wil­son is cur­rently in Thai­land af­ter re­ceiv­ing an in­vite for pri­vate lessons from ex­pe­ri­enced web­site de­vel­op­ers to ad­vance his skills and learn more about web­site sys­tems.

“I’ve been ripped off by web­site de­vel­op­ers and I’ve done cour­ses and am self-taught and I’m pro­mot­ing the town with the in­for­ma­tion sites and this is my con­tri­bu­tion to the com­mu­nity,” he said.

“I want to help peo­ple in health and fit­ness who can’t af­ford an on­line pres­ence be­cause I found it difficult and went out and learnt how to build them to of­fer a way for hav­ing a pres­ence - I’m do­ing it on my own ac­cord.

“I have been teach­ing my­self since 2009 and it’s just com­ing to­gether now and I’m go­ing to Thai­land and learn­ing from guys that are pro­fes­sion­als.”

The knowl­edge gained will be utilised to con­tinue im­prov­ing his com­mu­nity web­sites and de­velop more di­rec­to­ries for lo­cal in­dus­tries.

“I went on my own ac­cord pro­mot­ing the town as a health and tourism des­ti­na­tion, ev­ery idea I made came from vis­i­tors find­ing it hard to find things,” he said.

“I want to start up a beauty Port Dou­glas di­rec­tory try­ing to pro­mote health fit­ness and beauty without a cost.”

Mr Wil­son aims to create 10 sites and has al­ready cre­ated six, turn­ing his web­site de­vel­op­ment into more than a hobby, own­ing over 100 do­main names, ready to be made into func­tion­ing web­sites.

“I’m quite into it, by the end of this year I will prob­a­bly have over 50 sites op­er­at­ing, that’s my goal and I’ve got some cool projects and other sites I am do­ing all to do with fit­ness,” he said.

Visit­port­dou­,­port­dou­, www. fit­ness­port­dou­, and www. mas­sage­port­dou­ and if a busi­ness would like to be in­cluded on th­ese web­sites con­tact Teri Wil­son at Fit­ness Par­adise gym on 4099 5561.

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