Functional trainer gives bigger choice for personal fitness
CATARINA Sousa and Jamie Coote are excited about a new piece of equipment in the Jetts 24-hour gym at Ballina Central.
Catarina and Jamie are the managers of the gym, and the new equipment is a "functional trainer" which is the latest innovation in the fitness industry.
"It should be a big drawcard," Jamie said.
Jetts gyms around the country are installing the equipment as part of a national campaign to spread the word that "fitness doesn't have to be hard".
And what can it do for you?
The 4m long, 2m wide and 2.5m tall trainer has adjustable steps, adjustable handles for sit-ups, resistance bands, adaptable bars for things like sit-ups and pull-ups, and kettle bells for weight training and more.
"It's designed to allow different movements for different levels of activity," Jamie said.
And it's designed to cover all fitness levels.
That means, Jamie said, it can benefit those who just want the strength to perform day-to-day activities such as getting in and out of chairs, right up to those who take their fitness very seriously.
"But we're targeting beginners," Jamie said of the new equipment.
Jamie and Catarina use the functional trainer in their own daily workouts.
But it also can be used by groups of up to eight people.
When you sign up to Jetts, you are allocated a fitness assessment and the option of a tailored fitness program with one of Jetts Ballina's experienced personal trainers, Todd Muller and Bryce Webster.
Phone the gym on 6619 1783 for more details.