Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Get Fit among Friends at the Works

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Get Fit among Friends at the Works

Article excerpt

FOR some people the idea of getting fit and healthy at a gym involves long, lonely hours sweating it out on a treadmill or rowing machine.

The friendly team at The Works Health & Recreation Club, located at the University of Southern Queensland's Toowoomba campus, want people know this perception of a gym could not be further from the truth.

The Works gym, which is part of the USQ Student Guild, was originally developed as a fitness centre for staff and students of USQ.

It was then opened to the greater public, in a move that has seen The Works blossom into a community hub for health and fitness.

In 2013, the gym further showed their dedication to members, by changing The Work's opening hours to 24 hours a day.

The Works' gym manager Shelley Myatt said the decision to stay open 24 hours a day was based on how they could best serve the needs of their members.

"We decided to open 24 hours a day to cater for the ever-changing needs of the work force, especially people who have busy lives and do shift work," she said.

Staffed by a team of passionate and talented reception staff, floor instructors and personal trainers, The Works caters to every age and fitness level.

They also have a number of group exercise instructors who teach the large variety of classes that The Works offers to their members and community.

Ms Myatt said all the staff aim to make a member's time at the gym fun and productive.

"We have a friendly reception team which operates from 8.30am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday," she said.

"Our gym floor is staffed by a qualified team of gym floor instructors and personal trainers, and operates from 5.30am to 8.30pm."

Among the benefits offered in a membership to The Works is access to the gym, with its large skills zone, free weight and pin weight areas, its cardio equipment and its RPM room. …

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