Personal trainer Justin Fokkema is opening the first fully kitted gym in Matakana to give locals a workout option without having to travel to Warkworth or Snells Beach.
The new Keep Fit gym will be located at 44 Matakana Valley Road in the former mechanics building.
The gym will open in late December or early January.
The 250-square-metre gym floor will be equipped with free weights, exercise machines and treadmills.
It also has a separate studio space for classes.
Keep Fit has already teamed up with Alexa McDonald to offer a range of Pilates classes in the studio.
Wendy Douglas may also be doing early morning yoga classes.
Justin himself intends to do regular sessions of High Intensity Interval Training classes as well one-on-one personal training in the gym.
Justin will also continue his boot camp class at the Highfield Donkey Reserve in Algies Bay at 7pm on
Monday evenings. It only costs a gold coin donation to attend.
“I just want to get people out there moving,” he says.
Justin says new members starting their fitness journey are encouraged to go at their own pace.
“You don’t need to destroy yourself with a massive workout. You just need to take that step and start.”
“It’s about building relationships and motivating people to push a little harder each time.”
He wants to build a community around the gym and train with members for group events, such as the mud run in Matakana.
Membership will cost $15.95 per week, or $12.95 per week for over 60s and students.
There is an opening special of $12 ($10.80 for seniors and students), for memberships signed up before December 31.
Justin is offering a lifetime membership for $2000, which provides 24-hour access to the gym forever.
It can be transferred to a family member once, and only 20 are on offer.