Icing on the cake for busi­ness

Central Otago Mirror - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - JO MCKEN­ZIE-MCLEAN

Se­lec­tion in sev­eral cat­e­gories in the up­com­ing New Zealand Ex­er­cise Awards is the icing on the cake for a Cromwell busi­ness cel­e­brat­ing its 10th an­niver­sary.

NRG Health and Fit­ness is a semi-fi­nal­ist in com­mu­nity ex­cel­lence and ed­u­ca­tion, while two per­sonal train­ers Jo­lene Haupt and Is­sac Boyes (aka Ginge) are semi-fi­nal­ists in the up and com­ing per­sonal trainer cat­e­gory, as well as small group train­ing.

Owner Chantel Knox said the cen­tre was cel­e­brat­ing its 10th an­niver­sary and their se­lec­tion to the semi-fi­nal stages in sev­eral cat­e­gories en­dorsed their stand­ing as a val­ued com­mu­nity health and fit­ness hub.

‘‘We are all about the com­mu­nity. We do a lot more small team train­ing now and there is a lot more fo­cus on treat­ing the whole per­son - on health and well­ness for ev­ery­one, not just the hard­core fit per­son. We are more fo­cused on core and be­ing fit for life.’’

Knox opened the gym in 2006, hav­ing com­pleted a phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion de­gree with a dou­ble ma­jor, and teach­ing di­ploma.

The gym had a hum­ble start, op­er­at­ing out of a shed, but the busi­ness moved to a space at­tached to the swim cen­tre in 2008.

Birth­day cel­e­bra­tions will be held at the gym on Oc­to­ber 9 and will in­clude a bar­be­cue, bouncy cas­tle, spot prizes, com­pe­ti­tions - and lots more, she said.

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