Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


cityfitness to be the home of Franks Brothers

MEDIA RELEASE

cityfitness to be the home of Franks Brothers Strength and Conditioning

February 2012

cityfitness on Moorhouse Avenue in Christchurch has been given the green light to re-open on February 16 2013 launching a new partnership with Frank Brothers Strength and Conditioning.

The Franks family, including father Ken with his sons Ben and Owen Franks, both professional rugby players and All Blacks, started Frank Brothers CrossFit in a small warehouse on Moorhouse Avenue before relocating, in late August 2011 to 85 Montreal Street. Now, back on Moorhouse Avenue situated within cityfitness, Frank Brothers Strength and Conditioning will provide both cityfitness members and non-members with a convenient way to diversify their workout routines. CrossFit is a high intensity workout which is scalable to any fitness level, from elite athlete to sedentary office workers and the elderly and youth.

cityfitness Managing Director Dominic Rogerson says “Most gyms offer programmes that cater to a very mainstream audience. At cityfitness we are committed to offering initiatives that better cater to the needs of all New Zealanders and part of our mission in doing this is to provide service to those who don’t necessarily want gym memberships. With several new international gym chains entering the New Zealand market, we see this as a way to really differentiate cityfitness as a market leader and provider of a more personalised fitness solution’.

While CrossFit's growing international popularity has fuelled interest in the intense, military style work out, ‘cityfitness supports the idea of an overall fitness regimen with workouts that boost athleticism by building physical skills in endurance, speed, flexibility, strength, coordination, agility, and balance’ says cityfitness Director of Programming, Allyson Donnelly.


This isn’t the first left field innovation the fitness group has rolled out over the past few years. Late in 2010 cityfitness opened the first Hot Yoga and Pilates studio within an established gym; Abundance Mind Body Studio, in their flagship Porirua club. They have since opened Abundance studios in three other locations across New Zealand.


‘Our focus is on being fit and healthy for life, not on looks and image, which is why we feel strongly about diversifying our fitness offering and providing a complete solution for everybody’ says Mr Rogerson.

The Harvey Norman Centre, which houses cityfitness moorhouse, has undergone extensive strengthening work and has met the requirements of the current building code. cityfitness has taken the opportunity to remodel the club, redesigning the changing rooms, including new showers, lockers, disabled bathrooms and a new hot water system. A new ceiling throughout the club will help the new air conditioning system take the winter chill away and also take the edge off the summer heat.

Along with these developments, an extra 200sqm of club floor space has been created to include a unique new boxing programme - Boxmaster; a 32 minute circuit programme and space for more weights as well as the introduction of R30, a time efficient 30 minute indoor cycle class.

cityfitness is a New Zealand based, family owned company beginning with one club in Porirua in 2000 and has steadily grown to 21 clubs nationwide over the last 12 years.


The cityfitness group is one of the country’s most progressive health and fitness businesses, building a reputation on their high level of customer service, facilities, equipment and member support. cityfitness clubs offer a wide range of amenities, including: personal training, group fitness, indoor cycling and ‘state of the art’ strength and cardio equipment.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: NZ Dollar Falls To 3-Year Low As Investors Favour Greenback

The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest in more than three years as investors sold euro and bought US dollars, weakening other currencies against the greenback. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Govt Operating Deficit Smaller Than Expected

The New Zealand’s government’s operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first five months of the financial year as a clampdown on expenditure managed to offset a shortfall in the tax-take from last month’s forecast. More>>

ALSO:

0.8 Percent Annually:
NZ Inflation Falls Below RBNZ's Target

New Zealand's annual pace of inflation slowed to below the Reserve Bank's target band in the final three months of the year, giving governor Graeme Wheeler more room to keep the benchmark interest rate lower for longer.More>>

ALSO:

NASA, NOAA: Find 2014 Warmest Year In Modern Record

Since 1880, Earth’s average surface temperature has warmed by about 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit (0.8 degrees Celsius), a trend that is largely driven by the increase in carbon dioxide and other human emissions into the planet’s atmosphere. The majority of that warming has occurred in the past three decades. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: New Zealand’s Reserve Bank Named Central Bank Of The Year

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s efforts to stifle house price inflation by using new policy tools has seen the institution named Central Bank of the year by Central Banking Publications, a publisher specialising in global central banking practice. More>>

ALSO:

Science Media Centre: Viral Science And Another 'Big Dry'?

"Potentially, if there is no significant rainfall for the next month or so, we could be heading into one of the worst nation-wide droughts we’ve seen for some time," warns NIWA principal climate scientist Dr Andrew Tait. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news