Winds of change at Hu­man Move­ments

The Tribune (NZ) - - YOUR BODY -

When it comes to liv­ing a healthy life­style, main­tain­ing a trim fig­ure and keep­ing fit many peo­ple will look for in­stant re­sults and a quick fix, rather than set­ting long-term goals and then go­ing on to achieve them.

Hu­man Move­ments Fit­ness Cen­tre, on Taonui Street, has been help­ing peo­ple set goals and achieve a life-long healthy life­style for more than 30 years.

Co-owner Mar­i­anne Poole says over the years Hu­man Move­ments have pro­vided a con­sis­tent ap­proach to fit­ness.

‘‘With our per­son­alised train­ing pro­grammes we look at pro­gres­sive im­prove­ments that in­di­vid­u­als can com­fort­ably achieve. This ul­ti­mately re­sults in our clients be­ing able to main­tain a healthy level of fit­ness that be­comes an en­joy­able part of their daily lives.’’

For Mar­i­anne and co-owner Jim Pitt, their zest for good health and fit­ness has not waned in the slight­est since they have been open. One ma­jor rea­son is that they have al­ways fo­cused on pro­vid­ing a re­laxed and friendly at­mos­phere where ev­ery­one is wel­come.

‘‘This is not a one size fits all fit­ness cen­tre. We cater for each of our clients as in­di­vid­u­als and all our clients ap­pre­ci­ate that the other mem­bers are work­ing to­wards their own goals.

This in turn leads to a sup­port­ive en­vi­ron­ment where many clients will be­come friends, says Mar­i­anne.

‘‘Most im­por­tantly, the fit­ness pro­grammes are also a plea­sur­able ex­pe­ri­ence and our feed­back from clients is that be­cause they enjoy their pro­grammes it’s easy to be mo­ti­vated and this is why they love com­ing to Hu­man Move­ments.’’

And as Mar­i­anne says, for both Jim and her­self, their pas­sion lies in help­ing each of their clients achieve their goals re­gard­less of their start­ing point.

‘‘You really have to ex­pe­ri­ence it for your­self; that buzz you get when those nat­u­ral en­dor­phins kick in.’’

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