Gambaru Fitness - once again officially the best gym in the North of England
Yes we've done it again, three years after we won the award the first time, we've once again won the most prestigious award in the National Fitness Calendar. Over 3,000 clubs enter the National Fitness Awards and there only 7 regional winners. The North runs from just above Derbyshire up to the Scottish borders so its the largest of all the areas. Its judged on all aspects of the clubs and includes our environment, the breadth of our membership base, the feedback from our members, the committment of our staff and the work we do in the community. There is no greater accolade that winning the award and we are tremendously proud of our achievement. My thanks go to all our staff and our members for helping us get across the line.
eGym now at Gambaru Fitness
I'm delighted to announce that we are now the UK Showsite for eGym, Europe's leading edge technology fitness training company.
The recolutionary eGym equipment allow members to meet their fitness goals by completing 3, 30 minute circuits a week. Once you are set up, the equipment automatically adjusts to your personal needs, strength, size and aptitude. The equipment is connected to the cloud so when you've completed your workout, your details are transferred to Gambaru's own eGym smartphone app and progress updated. The app also connects to leading edge technology e.g. Fitbit which automatically tracks your running, walking, cycling and swimming. These details can be synced with our app so you have all the data in one place.
There are many benefits of eGym, but for me the most impressive is that it automatically tracks your fitness progress and adjusts to your needs. Every six circuits it automatically asks you to completed a strength test which for each piece of equipment. The strength test takes about 30 seconds so can be comfortably fitted into the standard circuit. The new figures are then used to set the correct weights for your next six workouts. Your activity is tracked and displayed in a user friendly format. My favourite is the biological age for each of your key muscle groups, which is a real incentive to keep working out. You can also choose to join groups so even through you train at different times you can plot your progress against each other.
The main plus though for me is the simplicity of the equipment, it is so easy to use. There is no confusion about setting up the equipment what weight to set, you just scan your wrist band and the machine adjusts everything to your exact requirements.
In February we will be introducing a new range of state of the art Matrix Cardio equipment. This is also revolutionary as this equipment is also linked to our app. Again just scan your wrist band against the consul and your workout is automatically logged and your progress mapped. Never again will you have to pick up a training schedule or write down what you've done, its all remembered and tracked and only available at Gambaru Fitness.
The Adversity Awards - a massive success
After last years fantastic success it was always going to be tough to match but its safe to say that we topped it! In front of an audience of just over 300 we presented awards to 42 young people 14 to 18 years old who have used Sport to come through adversity. The adversity can be physical, social or learning difficulties and we once again received nominations in from all the main Harrogate schools schools, sports clubs and broader community. This is our own charity operating under North Yorkshire Sport but the night itself at the Old Swan Hotel on the 30th November was a victory for each of our winners. At a time when many young people fail to fulfill their potential because they believe they have to be perfect, this group of young people who know they aren't perfect consistently out perform their peers. In simple terms they do not let their adversity define them and that is why the Awards will always be the most inspiring and humbling night of the Harrogate calendar. For more details on the awards and to watch videos of the night please visit adversityawards.com
Nutriton Joe's is thriving
Yes Harrogate’s most unique urban café continues to get rave reviews and at the moment we have nearly 50 Ladies members booked in for their Christmas Lunch! We are delighted with its style, its food and the feedback. It gives Gambaru a brilliant high profile on the corner of Station Parade and it’s delicious and nutritious food will compete with the best that Harrogate can offer.
New reception - New Memberships
We are also delighted with our new reception and believe that its unique look and feel emphasies our determination to be the best we can be. We ask our members to stretch their potential so its only fair that we can work on the same lines. The fingerprint reader and turnstile are now operating well and we also have a pin option for senior members who struggle getting the reader to pick their thumbprint.
The Gold Memberships are proving to be extremely popular, These give you 24 hour membership, discounts at Gambaru and 25% off food at NJ's, The Cattlemens and Damn Yankee, plus other discounts, please ask at Reception for the latest list.
Discounts at the Odeon Cinema
Just a reminder - all Gambaru Members get 20% discount at the Odeon Cinema, please show you Membership Card. Any questions at all please ask at Reception.
Free and Fixed Weights room
Our new Free Weights room has been a massive success. The Coach House theme has given it real style and its fast becoming the special place we hoped it would become. The Watson's weights are beautiful to look at and great to use and the air conditioning will make a huge difference in the summer months. We're delighted by how this has all come together, and we believe that our members will be as excited as we are about the special environmenet we've created.
Upgraded Legs and Abs room
We've also just refurbished our new legs and abs room to bring it into line with new theme. There's some brilliant kit in here ideal all those that want to work on these key areas. Please ask if you'd like any guidance at all. My team and I are here to help.
Extended Ladies only section
Our Circuit Express area has played an important role in the tremendous growth in Ladies memberships and we've now given it more room to grow. Doubling the original space has allowed us to introduce additional kit to the hydraulic circuit, and we've added additional stations to make it work for everyone.
PLUS LOTS MORE TO COME - WATCH THIS SPACE...