Grand gym open­ing

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - CLASSIFIEDS -

THE lat­est ad­di­tion to sport­ing and re­cre­ational life in Port Dou­glas is a state of the art gym that will be open 24 hours, seven days a week.

Hand­ily lo­cated on Warner Street in the Port Vil­lage Shop­ping Cen­tre, the Port Dou­glas Gym opens this Satur­day morn­ing at 9.00am.

Its owner is re­spond­ing to an iden­ti­fied mar­ket for two things: the most con­tem­po­rary up to date fa­cil­ity of its kind, and a gym that pro­vides flex­i­ble ac­cess for the large num­ber of hos­pi­tal­ity work­ers who want to ex­er­cise out­side of nor­mal trad­ing hours.

The founder of Port Dou­glas Gym, Mr Lee Undy, says his busi­ness part­ner had been com­ing to the area for the past eight years and had recog­nised an open­ing for the kind of fa­cil­ity this new gym aims to be.

‘‘We came up, did our re­search, and asked peo­ple here what the town wanted,’’ Mr Undy says, ‘‘and we found that it had to of­fer 24-hour ac­cess.’’

Qual­ity was also a per­sonal pri­or­ity.

‘‘I didn’t want to bring a sec­on­drate gym up here,’’ he says.

‘‘ You will find that this gym of­fers ev­ery­thing you will find in the best gyms any­where in the na­tion. The fa­cil­i­ties here are un­lim­ited.’’

Box­ing, car­dio, ma­chine weights and free weights are all in­cluded as part of the of­fer­ing in the spa­cious 320 sq m gym, along with show­ers and change rooms in the all-new fa­cil­ity. There is also a cof­fee ma­chine and a pro­tein sup­ple­ments store.

The ex­er­cise floor boasts Life Fit­ness ma­chines, which Mr Undy de­scribes as the ‘‘ best in the world, the Mercedes-Benz of equip­ment. You can’t buy bet­ter ma­chines’’.

Mem­bers will have a card that al­lows 24-hour ac­cess to the gym, which, be­ing lo­cated in the shop­ping com­plex of­fers plenty of park­ing in a se­cure, well-lit, un­der­cover en­vi­ron­ment which is out of the weather.

Mr Undy stresses the ben­e­fits of train­ing and ex­er­cise, for peo­ple of any age. ‘‘There’s no age limit to fit­ness,’’ he says. ‘‘Train­ing keeps you healthy. We want to cater for peo­ple who may want to lose weight, keep fit, or build mus­cle.’’

The gym is look­ing to re­cruit at least four per­sonal train­ers, and who can bring their own clients to the gym for pro­grams and train­ing.

At an an­nual sub­scrip­tion of $499 to join the gym, Mr Undy says it is a cheap rate com­pared with the stan­dard rates in the south. He has de­lib­er­ately made his gym af­ford­able in or­der to at­tract the sup­port of the lo­cal pop­u­la­tion.

‘‘I’ve got the best prices and the best equip­ment,’’ he says.

Pic­ture: JESSIE TOL­SON

GRAND OPEN­ING: work­ing out at the new 24/7 gym

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