New fitness, training centre to open in Pictou County
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do – my own private training facility and fitness centre in one,” says Dave MacIntyre, as he glances around his approximately 2,500-square foot space at P-Mac’s Fitness & Training Centre.
While he is already training athletes now – including professional boxer Brody Blair – the former YMCA of Pictou County executive director expects to have it officially opened in early 2019.
“Right now, I have a number of athletes now that I’m training, from atom ages – eight, nine-year olds – right up to teens, and a I have a couple of adults that are training, too.”
MacIntyre intends on offering both group and individual training sessions and is taking a limited number of members.
“I want it to be a private facility (where) people can come and go as they please. And it’s theirs,” he said. “They’ll have 24-hour access, come in and work out when they want, leave their stuff here if they want.”
He has a cap of 50 members, with adults paying $45 per month without it being a locked-in fee for a certain number of months.
“My cardio stuff is upstairs, people can go up there and do their spinning, I have slide boards that are specific to hockey (and) people can go on a machine.”
MacIntyre plans on offering advice on dietary plans and will work with clients to build training programs specific to different age groups and fitness levels.
“For instance, if I’m going to do a seniors’ class, they’ll experience something that I do with athletes, but at a lower level and a lower impact level,” he adds.
“Light strength training for some, a little heavier for others. So, it’s all curtailed to the individual.
“It’s all body movement stuff, and as they progress, they can keep moving up and as their level of fitness increases, their level of exercise improves and their level of health improves, so it all goes hand in hand.”
He said another plus is that his fitness centre offers clients more privacy than they might experience at other gyms.
“A lot of people that do personal training, feel like they’re being watched or judged in a busy atmosphere, so they don’t have to worry about having 15 or 20 people around as they do the training.”
For more information, email MacIntyre at: perfor[email protected]
Dave MacIntyre lifts a 40-pound weight at his new performance and fitness centre on the Westville Road.