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Get to the Fit Farm

Published:Monday | July 11, 2011 | 12:00 AM
See that oversized tyre? Tamar Jackson, manager of Fit Farm Fitness Club, says the boot camp offered by the gym is serious business. - Gladstone Taylor
Tamar Jackson says the boot camp has really caught on well with clients.
With separate rooms, the gym has different sections with machines grouped according to use. - Photo by Gladstone Taylor


Latoya Grindley, Gleaner Writer

If you want to successfully 'reap' a fit and healthy body, then perhaps you should make your way to Fit Farm Fitness Club. Opened in 2009, the well equipped gym has, in total, five trainers, with some operating as personal trainers upon request.

Located at 2 Upper Braemar Avenue, the gym has seen a growth spurt in membership since its opening; it accommodates a diverse group. "Membership is pretty good, and I can say summer is the best time for us. We have a mixed group, because we have a senior citizens rate as well as a student rate", says trainer and manager Tamar Jackson.

With its complete range of services, members are privy to accessing modern weights, cardio machines and activities such as yoga and aerobic classes.

In trying to set itself apart from other fitness institutions, the Fit Farm has added fitness programmes for persons who want to go the extra fitness mile or just want to try something different. "We have our boot camp which runs for 6, 8 or twelve weeks. The participant can just come in and sign up for the number of weeks that they want to do the programme and begin. The boot camp is like personal training in a group setting," informs Jackson.

The brainchild of owner Audrie Allwood, the boot camp is conducted three days per week outdoors. It is especially recommended for persons who want that extra push as there are 'drill sergeants" monitoring the workout sessions as well as providing tips on healthy eating.

In another attempt to motivate persons to achieve their fitness goals, Fit Farm has also introduced its transformation competition where at the end winners will receive prizes which include a wardrobe makeover and a cash prize.

Even though the workout sessions are high intensity, the group sessions are said to be very engaging and fun-filled.

Open seven days per week including holidays, the gym also retails nutrition supplements for members.

Fit Farm Fitness Club can be contacted at 978-5111 or 322-5823.