By Tate Papworth
What’s your connection to Brimbank?
I live in Taylors Hill. I’ve lived out here for 12 years and worked locally as a hairdresser.
What do you like best about the area?
It’s just beautiful. There’s a lot of lovely houses by the lake, fantastic restaurants and cafes, it’s all here. When I first moved in, there wasn’t much around, but it’s grown so much in that time.
What do you think could be done better?
My husband and I really thought there were a lack of fitness options, particularly for families, in the area.
So you’re doing something about that?
Absolutely. We realised there was really only one gym in the Caroline Springs area, so we’re opening another.
Tell us about it.
It’s called CS 24/7. It’s going to be a 24 hour gym. It’s actually come about really quickly. About three months ago we found out that the shop on Commercial Road was going to be available, so we jumped in.
What made it so appealing?
The need and place. We’ve got wonderful windows to look out, you’re by no means locked in by four dark walls. It’ll be a boutique style gym. We’ll have two personal trainers and run circuit classes and a bit of boxing too.
And the two of you have always had an interest in fitness.
Absolutely. My husband and I actually met at a gym 33 years ago.
It’s always being said that obesity rates are high, so we want to give people the chance to live an active lifestyle in a family-friendly environment.