Staffin's oown community gym is shaping up to be a real local assest.
And, next month the local facility, officiallt named Aurora Fitness is set to celebrate its first birthday by preparing to attract even more users.
As well as recruiting more local members the gym is also planning to involve more visitors during the 2017 season.
According to the Staffin Trust lready one in 10 local residents are now card-carrying members at the gym, which is based upstairs at Staffin Hall. For the coming season it intends to promote its presence more heavily to guests staying at Staffin B&Bs and self-catering properties.
The gym celebrates its one-year anniversary in January and the leisure facility has become a popular and much appreciated asset for the community with top of the range of equipment, a varied programme of classes which are well attended and enthusiastic staff. Everybody is welcome, there is a friendly atmosphere and music is played to motivate everybody and drown out the aches and pains!
Instructors Sam Crowe and Anna MacDonald take new members through inductions, run special exercise challenges and lead the classes. The gym has an exercise bike, treadmill, rowing machine, cross trainer, multi gym and toning weights and mats. The classes, which include Metafit, Fatburn Extreme and Abs, are open to both men and women and held in the downstairs main hall. Youngsters over the age of 12 are also welcomed.
The People’s Health Trust was the main funder for the gym, along with Highland Council’s Ward Discretionary fund.
More information about the gym and its opening hours, classes and membership dues can be accessed via the Staffin Community Trust business directory via its own page: http://staffin-trust.co.uk/leisure