We spoke with our Fitness Centre member, Gordon McArthur about training at the gym and being active later in life.
How long have you been a member at SSH+F?
I’ve been a member of Sharks Fitness Centre for about 18-months, joining in early 2017.
Tell us about your health and fitness journey?
As I am now retired, I find the group fitness classes and using the well-equipped gym facilities keep me active. From a health perspective, I’m type two diabetic so exercise keeps my weight manageable and assists in keeping my blood sugar readings to an acceptable level. I’ve also noticed I am more alert and I have managed to maintain a healthy weight.
What motivates you to keep coming SSH+F?
I enjoy the fitness classes. Sharks Fitness has great instructors who enjoy what they do and spend a lot of their own personal time coming up with new exercise routines for us.
Are there any obstacles and how do you manage them?
The only obstacle I have is related to age, I should have joined a gym years ago – my flexibility and fitness would be far greater.
Are there any tips you’d like to share?
My tip to all seniors is get active! So come join Sharks Fitness Centre, it’s a great place with friendly staff and classes for all fitness levels. The oldest member at the gym is 92 – so no excuses, join now!
“Great Fitness Centre, I recommend all seniors to come along and try some of the activities on offer. You won’t be disappointed.”- Gordon McArthur
Queensland Seniors Week runs from 18-26 August and aims to enhance community connection and inter-generational relationships. SSH+F supports a wide range of members from varying ages and demographics, and this week is a fantastic time to stop by as we have an Open Day on Saturday, 25 August to try out our facilities for free.