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