Gracemere's first gym opens its doors with snazzy motto
GRACEMERE residents have no excuse not to "Get Fit and Be Active" with Activ Gym opening its doors on Monday.
After a "long time" dreaming up the concept, a group of local businesspeople met and made the first gym in Gracemere a reality.
Rockhampton's Tony Muller jumped on board to manage the gym, saying he was motivated by working in such a positive environment with a positive and professional team.
"We are the only gym in Gracemere and will provide a valuable asset - there has been amazing community support which has far exceeded our initial targets ... the feedback we have been getting from people is the convenience of the gym and not having to travel to Rocky and also our fees are quite low," Tony said.
He added Activ Gracemere did not have entry or exit fees, which made it more affordable.
The gym already had a Facebook following of 1300 people who had spread the word locally about the gym, the manager said.
This is no old tired sweaty gym.
It has brand new facilities including Techno Gym aerobic, pin and plate weighted machines and a large range of free weights.
The gym's motto is "Get fit and Be Active".
People have plenty of choice with group classes, personal trainers, and personalised fitness regimes.
Activ Gracemere is licensed to run Les Mills and Freestyle classes, while nutritional advice, supplements and weight loss products are also available at the gym.
Tony said the best advice he could offer the people of Gracemere was from this quote up on the gym wall: "An imperfect workout done today is better than a perfect workout delayed indefinitely."
Activ Gracemere is holding an open day on November 9
The gym's facilities will be available for clients to use on Monday