For the first time, an Australian company is trying to create a gym specifically geared toward building and maintaining a stronger body.
A group of people, all of whom had their fitness goals met, gathered in the Adelaide CBD on Wednesday for a workshop to find out how to make a fitness gym that fits their needs.
In the process, they got some unexpected advice.
“We’re not going to do anything that doesn’t come with a cost,” said co-founder and CEO James McManus.
“And that’s what we’re going to try and do with our gym.”
McManus said the company was inspired by a similar project in the U.S.
A program called FitBuddies started in the US in 2016 and now boasts more than 200,000 members, including the likes of Olympian Aly Raisman, who is a former Olympian.
The gym is located in Adelaide’s Southbank neighborhood, a popular location for people looking to exercise, McManuses said.
“There are a lot of people out there who are trying to make sure that they’re making a healthy lifestyle, and we want to do that too.”
McGuyus said that was the main goal behind the new gym, which will be a mix of exercise equipment and yoga classes.
“This is a community gym where people are not only going to be exercising, but also doing yoga, or just doing their usual routine,” he said.”[The goal] is to get people up, and then come out and work out again.”
The gym will be set up in a renovated old warehouse in the CBD.
It will be open to the public in a couple of months, McGuyus told CBC News.
He said the gym would focus on fitness and weightlifting, with the goal of getting people in the gym to look and feel good about themselves.
“It’s going to allow people to get out there and train, and it’s going, at the end of the day, to keep their health and their weight off,” he told CBC.
“In a couple years time, when people look back at the whole fitness world and realise how many different types of exercise they can do, it will be like, ‘OK, what are we missing out on?'”
The gym’s name will be inspired by an iconic American fitness brand called Fitbit, which has been at the forefront of health trends.
“Fitbit is kind of like the gold standard for a lot or a lot,” McManuss said.
He also said the concept of a gym in Adelaide was not new.
“If you look at a lot and see the growth in fitness, fitness gyms have been popping up in many different cities,” he explained.
“The first one that we saw was in Melbourne, and that was a huge success and it was a really cool concept to see in the city.”
McMenus said he was also inspired by the work of fitness coach and health and fitness educator Chris McDougall.
“Chris McDougill’s really inspired me with the concept and concept of fitness,” he added.
McGuyuses also said that in the next few years, the company hoped to expand its fitness services, including offering classes on how to use fitness equipment.
McManuses also talked about a fitness studio concept, which he said would be similar to what he had seen in Australia.
“When we look at other cities, people don’t even think about fitness studios,” he noted.
“But they’re doing it in their homes.”
“And we want that same thing for fitness studios.”