State of the art gym opens its doors at Malabe
Sri Lanka’s wellness scale got a new boost with the inauguration of a 50,000 square feet Body Doc fitness club in Malabe and is the largest and most technologically advanced fitness center in the country, a press release said.
Located less than a kilometre away from the heart of Malabe town this luxurious wellness center was designed by award- winning architect Palinda Kannangara.
Body Doc is the first ever medically oriented gym in Sri Lanka. Its wellness aspect is a fully fledged medical clinic with physicians, dieticians, sports medicine and other specialist consultants to ensure that they offer its members the best services. With a highly qualified & professional team of fitness instructors, Body Doc offers the support required to empower and integrate healthy routines into its member’s day-to-day life.
Body Doc welcomes everyone, from people wanting to lose weight, to bodybuilders, power lifters, weight lifters and athletes, while catering to all age groups and to anyone with a specific gym interest. The fitness facet offers everything from cardio, weight lifting, crossfit training, yoga, zumba, spinning classes, steam & sauna, thermal baths & jacuzzis, badminton, table tennis, a pool parlor and much more.
Body Doc founder and chairperson Dr Thanuki Idangodage is the brainchild behind this concept. Educated at the Colombo International School and having studied medicine in the United States, she was determined to open a facility in Sri Lanka as she witnessed firsthand the levels of patients suffering from obesity, hypertension, diabetes, and other non communicable and incurable diseases that are better prevented with exercise and a healthy lifestyle than trying to control once afflicted with.
She says facilities she saw and experienced in other parts of the world inspired her to open the best state-of-the-art facility for the benefit of Sri Lankans.
“Body Doc is not only about the facilities, but also it provides nutritional and medical consultation for people to stay and enjoy a healthy living. Our facility has the most high-end equipment, welcoming staff, a variety of classes and excellent fitness instructors. With personal trainers, the workout routines can also be customised to individual needs, which also make the facility more attractive.”
A section of the modern gym and sports complex
Dr Thanuki Idangodage addressing the media at the launch