Fitness on Request at Bodyworks

Kiosk system gives workout fans more options to get the most out of their efforts

Bodyworks Gym owner Dale Nagra has installed a video-based system for classes at his women’s facility that’s unique to the Island — and quickly getting a following.

Members of Bodyworks Fitness for Women in Parksville looking for that extra push during their routine, are lining up to try the new video-based classes at the gym.

Owner Dale Nagra has installed a kiosk system, unique to the Island, which allows women to select from 40 classes (with more to be added in the future), produced by a company called Fitness on Request.

From spinning classes, to pilates, Shake and Flow and more, top flight instructors can give gym users a push.

“It’s getting quite popular, says Nagra, whose Bodyworks Fitness gyms (his first facility on Middleton Avenue was also recent renovated and expanded) are marking their 10th anniversary. “It has been a hit since we have had it.”

As a smaller gym, unable to offer many classes, Nagra said he saw the system on the mainland and figured it would be a perfect fit. The video classes are often updated, he continued, are run well, and give his members the chance to work out in a gym atmosphere.

“People could do similar workouts at home, but there are always distractions at home. Here, in the gym, you are here for a reason.”

Fitness on Request is free to use for Bodyworks for Women members.

Using the system is as simple as showing up at the gym at pre-set times that the classes will be running. Otherwise, users can come in at any time, select from a list of classes and jump right in.

“The feedback has been awesome, Nagra said.

Gym member Anita Bush says her first time trying the system was good.

“It’s great quality, she said after completing her second class in a row. “It’s easy to follow yet challenging — as challenging as you want it to be.”

Member Avi Lopez agrees, adding she enjoys the spinning class.

“I’ve tried this four times and I’m always a little sore.”



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