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Coach's ambition is now his gym

Matt Carlin from The Gym: Yamba.
Matt Carlin from The Gym: Yamba. Adam Hourigan

AFTER spending 12 years in the Australian Army, Matt Carlin decided he wanted to work professionally in fitness and training.

In March, his ambition to achieve his dream career blossomed into life when he opened The Gym: Yamba.

The Gym: Yamba is a functional training premises run by a degree-qualified and highly experienced strength and conditioning coach who provides professionally designed training programs to get the best out of every person who walks in the door.

"At The Gym: Yamba, our training is about building confident individuals via training that enhances strength, fitness and vitality," Mr Carlin said.

"We provide you with methods to improve your nutrition and health. Your body is your vehicle and needs to be fuelled appropriately every day in order to support your daily tasks efficiently.

"The Gym: Yamba caters to anyone who wants to improve their upper body strength, build muscle and learn the benefits of strength training."

Mr Carlin believes strength enhances the body through improving metabolism (fat burning engine), physique (self-confidence), health (combat sickness and improve recovery), bone density, joint support, muscularity and tone.

"You'll find it also benefits the things in life not necessarily related to training such as relationships, sleep and social networking and the more active you are, the more you get out and about and consequently meet more people," he added.

Mr Carlin said the business has been really good since opening and has attracted plenty of interest from the local community in Yamba.

"Our focus is to double our clientele in coming months and build the gym's reputation," he added.

Group training is also encouraged at The Gym: Yamba to build camaraderie between clients.

"Women are welcome to come and do circuit training, men are welcome to come and do heavy lifting. A lot of surfers in Yamba come into The Gym: Yamba for workouts and we're also popular with a lot of students from Maclean High School," Mr Carlin said.

"Our training teaches people how to push the limits they've never known how to push beyond before - we are by no means a torture chamber but a place where everyone is challenged regardless of their current fitness/strength levels. If you want to change your life for the better, then The Gym: Yamba will provide you with the means to do so."

The Gym: Yamba is at 9 Uki Rd, Yamba, 0408 758 937.

Opening hours are 9am-2pm and 4.30-6.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Topics:  better business, business, fitness




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