The Auskell Fitness Centre has relocated to the main Auskell building. Their new location is upstairs on the eastern side. An Open House was held on January 21 from 1 pm to 6 pm for people to drop in and look at the new Centre, ask questions and sign up. Anybody who did not sign up during the Open House can sign up at any time in the Auskell Clinic. The Auskell Fitness Centre will be open from December 2 during the hours of 6 am to 10 am Mondays through Saturdays and after the grand opening in January the opening hours will be extended.
“Today is just about getting people in so that they can see what it’s all about and explaining the setup to them so that they can sign up and become healthy for 2014,” stated Auskell Clinic’s Managing Director, Angie Collie. “Since the gym is now on the second floor it is more private. The Fitness Centre is geared more to females and they feel more comfortable in this situation.”
Mrs. Collie introduced Kayla Curry who will be running the Fitness Centre. Kayla is a native of Abaco, having graduated from Forest Heights Academy. She is in the process of familiarizing herself with all of the equipment in the Auskell Fitness Centre and is no stranger to the machines since she has been attending the local Fitco Gym for years.
“My job will be to assist the clients to make sure that they are using the machines correctly and adopting the proper form so that they will not get hurt. I like working out, myself, and it has helped me to lose a lot of weight,” says Kayla. She will be able, drawing on her own experience, to help people with weight loss programs through diet and exercise.
“There is a very nice relaxed atmosphere in this Fitness Centre and it is comfortable for women who want to come and lose weight because they would be less self-conscious than in a regular gym being watched by men. This is not for bodybuilding but for lean muscle and fat loss,” informs Ms. Curry. “There are no heavy weights, all the machines are hydraulic.”
Dr. Keith Lewis, chiropractor at the Auskell Clinic, who set up the Fitness Centre and who will be overseeing it, states that since all of the machines are hydraulic they are very easy to operate and control and can be adjusted to suit any level.
“Anyone from 18 to 84 years can work out in this gym,” he assures. “In time we want to offer more programs such as for weight loss and hormone balancing. We want to balance people’s physical and mental lives,” he added.
The full-time schedule will begin in mid-January. Anyone wanting to sign up for the Fitness Centre can do so in the gym or the Auskell Clinic. Mrs. Collie urges everyone to come and get fit for 2014.