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: Equity Crowd Funding Carries Risks, High Failure Rate

Equity crowd funding, which became legal in New Zealand this month, comes with a high risk of failure based on figures showing existing forays into social capital have a success rate of less than 50 percent, one new entrant says. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Migration Rises To 11-Year High In March

The country gained a seasonally adjusted 3,800 net new migrants in March, the most since February 2003, said Statistics New Zealand. A net 400 people left for Australia in March, down from 600 in February, according to seasonally adjusted figures. More>>

ALSO:

Hugh Pavletich: New Zealand’s Bubble Economy Is Vulnerable

The recent Forbes e-edition article by Jesse Colombo assesses the New Zealand economy “ 12 Reasons Why New Zealand's Economic Bubble Will End In Disaster ”, seems to have created quite a stir, creating extensive media coverage in New Zealand. More>>

ALSO:

Thursday Market Close: Genesis Debut Sparks Energy Rally

New Zealand stock rose after shares in the partially privatised Genesis Energy soared as much as 18 percent in its debut listing on the NZX, buoying other listed energy companies in the process. Meridian Energy, MightyRiverPower, Contact Energy and TrustPower paced gains. More>>

ALSO:

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Houses (& Tobacco) Lead Inflation: CPI Up 0.3% In March Quarter

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays. More>>

ALSO:

Notoriously Reliable Predictions: Budget To Show Rise In Full-Time Income To 2018: English

This year’s Budget will forecast wage increases through to 2018 amounting to a $10,500 a year increase in average full time earnings over six years to $62,200 a year, says Finance Minister Bill English in a speech urging voters not to “put all of this at risk” by changing the government. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news