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Sneak peak inside the new Anytime Fitness gym at Geraldton Homemakers Centre, full with new equipment

Jessica MoroneyGeraldton Guardian
Anytime Fitness Geraldton staff Jorjia Morgan, Dave Turner (DT) and Nina Lemihan.
Camera IconAnytime Fitness Geraldton staff Jorjia Morgan, Dave Turner (DT) and Nina Lemihan. Credit: Jessica Moroney/Geraldton Guardian

The “sexiest” gym in Geraldton will open its doors next week after Anytime Fitness, which planed the move since 2019, relocated to a larger space offering a range of new and exciting fitness equipment.

Anytime Fitness first opened in Geraldton in 2013 at the homemakers centre on North West Coastal Highway and plans to relocate to a larger space were put on hold almost four years ago because of COVID-19.

Finally, gym-goers will have a large, modern workout space on offer in town, with the gym planning to open its doors next week.

Anytime Fitness Geraldton cluster manager Dave Turner, known as DT, prides himself on a welcoming environment and said he hoped the design would make anyone feel like they can walk around and not be intimidated.

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Eight new squat racks are ready at the new Anytime Fitness location.
Camera IconEight new squat racks are ready at the new Anytime Fitness location. Credit: Jessica Moroney/Geraldton Guardian

“We want people to feel like it’s their space, and I think we’ve nailed that,” he said.

“It’s been in plans for a while, a few things held us back but now we’re here.”

DT said there were new squat racks, cardio equipment and a large functional space with new free-weight options including sandbags, dumbbells and fit balls.

“The size is double the size of the existing site, the aircon is cracking and there’s a cold water fountain, so for existing members they’ll know how wonderful that is,” he said.

New squat racks and more equipment including sandbags, dumbbells, fit balls and assault bikes.
Camera IconNew squat racks and more equipment including sandbags, dumbbells, fit balls and assault bikes. Credit: Jessica Moroney/Geraldton Guardian

“Not only is our functional space sexy with the spotlights but it’s so nice to have such a diverse range of functional use.

“A main feature of our club is a big rig with eight squat racks and three platform squat racks — which are multifunctional for deadlifts, squats, bench, hip thrusts — you just have to set up the bar so you can rip in.

“I think the way we’ve set up the squat racks as the base and everything around it, that’s what we do different.”

DT said he understood Harvey Norman would take over the old gym space and the homemakers centre could see more retail stores appear, but he didn’t know what they would be.

“Rumours have it, Harvey Norman is going to be taking over that old space in the next few years. I think some cool retail stores will be coming to the homemakers centre,” he said.

Anytime Fitness was closed from Friday last week while they transfer over to the space across the road. Old gym on the left and new on the right.
Camera IconAnytime Fitness was closed from Friday last week while they transfer over to the space across the road. Old gym on the left and new on the right. Credit: Jessica Moroney/Geraldton Guardian
New platform squat racks.
Camera IconNew platform squat racks. Credit: Jessica Moroney/Geraldton Guardian
The new equipment to be used in the functional space.
Camera IconThe new equipment to be used in the functional space. Credit: Jessica Moroney/Geraldton Guardian

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