Concrete Fitness staff members Karmen Smith (from left)

Concrete Fitness staff members Karmen Smith (from left)

Concrete Fitness offers bang for your buck

This October, Concrete Fitness will celebrate its fifth anniversary in the lakecity.

This October, Concrete Fitness will celebrate its fifth anniversary in the lakecity.

And Concrete Fitness manager and partner Brian Doering said the gym is proud to still be offering the same rates since they opened.

“We’ve renovated the entire place,” Doering said, who’s been working at the gym for the past four-and-a-half years. “New washrooms, a new front desk and front entrance last summer and probably about $200,000 worth of equipment.”

As part of the fifth-anniversary celebration, the 15,000-square foot fitness facility — which also houses the only two squash courts in the city — will now offer spin classes as part of its membership fees.

“Until now there had always been extra charge, but beginning in September spin classes are now included with your membership,” he said.

All of the other fitness classes offered including Bed Head Bootcamp, Fast and Furious (basic kickboxing with cardio and body weight exercises), Yoga Flow, Total Body Yoga, Yoga for a Healthy Back, TRX Strength and Conditioning Training, Ball and Bosu (core strength training) and Lift, Flex and Stretch (low impact workout), are included in a monthly membership.

All of Concrete Fitness’s classes are included with a membership, along with access to the squash courts, an aerobics room featuring heavy bags, TRX straps and battling ropes, plus the spin room when classes aren’t in session.

“We have several different instructors for each of those classes,” Doering said. “They’re all co-ed classes, and we have about 10 different instructors.”

Also a fresh new addition to Concrete Fitness is the newly-renovated 2,500-square-foot ladies only facility, located upstairs above the co-ed gym.

Nine new pieces of equipment have just been installed, Doering said, to create a 30-minute ladies hydraulic circuit, on top of the already expansive variety of workout machines available.

“It’s very popular,” he said of the ladies only gym. “We just finished the renovations in August — it’s brand new up there — and we just completed it last week.”

A one-year pass to Concrete Fitness can be purchased for $429 for adults, which amounts to $36 a month and monthly payment plans are available.

Anyone who purchases a one-year membership will also receive two free one-hour sessions with one of Concrete Fitness’s two personal trainers — Cher Sytsma (weight training) or Leah Estlin (personal training). Anyone who purchases a six-month pass ($252) will receive one free one-hour training session.

Concrete fitness also offers a 10 per cent discount to seniors 65 and over and students with a valid student ID.

Personal training sessions are also available to members.

“Basically they’ll custom work around injuries and they’ll tailor and customize your program to whatever your needs,” he said. “We’ve had guys who say: ‘I want to train for basketball,’ so they’ll tailor it to what they want.”

Doering added the gym’s staff and clients are extremely friendly, and said people shouldn’t be intimidated about stepping inside a gym.

“If you’ve never been in here before, the first week is always free,” he said. “Come in here and you’ll be surprised.

“You’ll see your teachers in here, your doctors, there are RCMP officers. It’s just every day ordinary people. It’s a great social atmosphere, really friendly, and we have a great and social staff, as well.”

Concrete Fitness is located at 312 North Broadway Ave. in Williams Lake. For more information, or if you have questions, call 250-392-7400.


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