Morawa residents are set to get a whole lot fitter, with the Shire announcing it will open a 24/7 gym next month.
At its ordinary council meeting held on December 17, Shire of Morawa councillors received the final business case for the establishment of a community gym, which would be accessible to members 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on a two-year trial basis.
The seven councillors moved unanimously to authorise the Shire’s chief executive Scott Wildgoose to commence the gym’s establishment, which will be housed at Unit 1, Mullewa-Wubin Road, including undertaking a 24-month lease of gym equipment and the installation of ceiling fans or air conditioning.
Mr Wildgoose said residents had expressed interest in having a local gym.
“With temperatures in Morawa, the best time to train usually falls in the mornings or evenings when the temperature drops off,” he said.
“That flexibility to attend whenever it’s convenient is what will benefit the community, and will also allow for people who may not be able to attend team sports to have a way to stay fit and healthy.
“Everyone is looking for ways to stay active and we think this will be something different we can offer as a small country town.”
The gym has the potential to expand into Unit 9 during stage two of the project, which will allow for shower facilities, within six months of the gym being operational.
An expression of interest will also be sought for a personal trainer to perform member inductions, with the gym expected to open in February.
Fees are expected to cost $20 per month, with discounts available for six or 12-month memberships paid in advance.