People wanting to get in shape or maintain their fitness have a new option in Warkworth.
Sportswoman and former international bodybuilder Tracey Frost has opened GymSpot in Morrison Drive. She says it will cater for all ages and fitness levels, with special memberships for students and seniors.
“Some people know what they want to achieve and just need guidance and support,” she says. “But I’m also here to help people who’ve never stepped foot in a gym before. It can be intimidating. If that’s the case, then it’s best to come in when the gym is quiet or if possible, meet off the premises.
“Obesity is a real problem in NZ, particularly amongst men and the younger generation. It’s quite terrifying when you consider the health repercussions.”
Tracey was born in Warkworth but her family moved away when she was young. She says it’s good to be back in her “home town”.
Her first contact with a gym was in Dargaville when she was 14 and training under Brian Froggatt.
A keen sportswoman, she participated in athletics, swimming and gymnastics, and from 2001 to 2012 she competed nationally and internationally in bodybuilding.
“It’s a gruelling sport that takes a lot of discipline and can become addictive.”
Tracey believes the best thing a gym can offer members is a clean and comfortable place to workout, where they feel supported.
She has new machines for a full workout and offers body-conditioning classes, as well as personal training and ACC rehabilitation work. More bikes for spin classes upstairs will be installed in coming months.
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