Gym noise complaints
Functional Fitness Te Awamutu owner Wayne Bryant says the noise is not an issue.
“We’re under our decibel limit, we’ve been checked out by the council and we are good to go.
“It’s a bit ridiculous if you ask me. All those houses behind us are closer than the one person doing the complaining.
“None of the other neighbours are worried — they’re all happy as. One of our members actually lives right behind us and her baby’s bedroom is right on our boundary and she can hardly hear us.”
Wayne says the premise had already turned its music down.
“We’ve gone out of our way to turn everything down for her and she’s still complaining. To me it’s not an issue — she’s making a story out of nothing.
“Why stop people doing what they love, just because of one person? We’re just here to look after the health and wellbeing of the Te Awamutu community.”
“When we took over CrossFit Waipa¯ on July 3 last year there were 17 members. Now we have 93. Obviously something is working.
“I’ve told the council Kerry can have a free membership — we’ve done everything to make her happy.”
Te Awamutu resident Kerry Bowler outside Functional Fitness Te Awamutu (formerly CrossFit Waipa¯ ) on Rickit Rd.