New fit­ness, train­ing cen­tre to open in Pic­tou County

The News (New Glasgow) - - SPORTS -

“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]

KEVIN ADSHADE/THE NEWS

Dave Mac­In­tyre lifts a 40-pound weight at his new per­for­mance and fit­ness cen­tre on the Westville Road.

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