A healthy body means a healthy mind

Located opposite the Fatacil showground in Lagoa, Just Body Fitness offers a well-equipped gym, fitness classes and an array of friendly personal trainers on hand to help you towards achieving whatever fitness goal you have set for yourself.

Run by Carl and Inna Hawker, who have over 30 years’ experience between them, the gym is pleasantly light, airy and motivating.

The open-plan fitness centre is air-conditioned and equipped with cardio-vascular machines, including treadmills, exercise bikes and a cross-trainer, and there is a range of weight machines to work every muscle in your body.

Each new member has a health and fitness assessment. From there, your trainer will create a personalised programme especially designed for you and what you want to achieve, whether it is to lose weight or just to keep fit and healthy.

All staff members are qualified trainers, so there is always someone available to offer any advice, support and the occasional encouraging word when you need it most.

With the number of members growing daily (holiday membership is also available), Carl, who is also a yoga instructor with over 15 years of experience behind him, explains how the fitness centre tries to achieve a balance: “Our gym isn’t overpowering. We try to make it the least intimidating possible, and our focus is largely on health as well as fitness.”

If you feel that you are better suited to fitness classes, next door is a light, state-of-the-art fitness room, with everything from step and spin to yoga, dance and legs, bums and tums classes to choose from.