Party time for fitness fans
IF YOU think you left the cliques back in high school, think again.
Yamba personal trainer Hayley Biddle said they still existed in the fitness world, and it was time to do something about it.
Ms Biddle, owner-operator of The Body Sculptor, is hosting an All Black Winter Party tonight to bring all the gym junkies, fitness fanatics and even those who have never stepped foot into a gym before together to network.
"It's quite bizarre here in Yamba, it's almost like if you're a member of a certain gym or train with a particular trainer that you're not allowed to interact with members of a different gym," she said.
"And it shouldn't be like that. We should all be patting each other on the back for doing a good job and making people happy."
Ms Biddle said the diversion and competitiveness between the different gyms was unhealthy for everyone involved.
"There is the case where, for example, people may think there is a tight clique of people at one gym, so they won't want to be a part of that group and it's a real shame," she said. "Yamba is lucky enough to have five fitness centres and we're all doing amazing things, so there certainly shouldn't be this criticism that's going on."
To break down this us versus them mentality, Ms Biddle is hosting the All Black Winter Party at YHA Backpackers, Yamba.
Already 130 tickets have been sold and there will be another 20 or so available to buy at the door for $40.
The party starts at 8pm and beer, wine and canapés are included in the ticket price.
All are welcome.