Reaching new heights

TANNUM Fitness Centre has plenty on offer to appease the gym lovers and those that need more of a push.

Discover the challenging rock climbing wall that will test your strength and mental capacity as you navigate yourself across increasingly difficult courses.

Gym owner Trish Etherton said the wall is a great team building exercise for business and for social outings.

"It's really popular for birthday parties and team functions.

"It's a good way to have some fun and exercise without realising that you're exercising," she said.

The gym also has a squash court which doubles for volleyball action, plus the digital XerPro Sportwall which actually interacts with its users.

"It's a giant electronic wall. You can play as individuals or teams and do challenges. You can hit the wall, kick it, throw balls at it."

Tannum Fitness Centre is affiliated with the Yaralla Fitness Lifestyle Program, which allows free gym use to members.

The Tannum Sands gym has extended this program with a cheaper rate for their special features.

"We opened it up here where they can get a discounted rate to use the squash court and the rock climbing wall," Ms Etherton said.

The gym has extended hours, seven days a week to fit in with their customers' different schedules.

"We have flexible hours for what people are working and what their needs are," Ms Etherton said.

Ms Etherton has more plans to upgrade Tannum Fitness Centre in 2012, expanding the gym and introducing more exciting activities.

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