Free fitness fun online
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.
Visit www.funportdouglas.com, www.healthportdouglas.com, www. fitnessportdouglas.com, and www. massageportdouglas.com and if a business would like to be included on these websites contact Teri Wilson at Fitness Paradise gym on 4099 5561.