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Bringing the energy back to the auditorium

PUMPING IT UP: Group FX manager, Jenni Scotchmer and Summit owner, Matt George at the new fitness centre in the old RSL Club.
PUMPING IT UP: Group FX manager, Jenni Scotchmer and Summit owner, Matt George at the new fitness centre in the old RSL Club.

THOUSANDS of people danced, swung their partners, sashayed and smooched across the beautiful parquet flooring of the old Lismore RSL Club auditorium in its heyday.

Now Goonellabah's Summit Fitness Centre owner Matt George wants to channel that energy by opening a new fitness centre in the large, elegant space in downtown Lismore. Group FX will open its doors on Monday, February 11, under the management of fitness trainer Jenni Scotchmer.

"It's not a gym," Matt told The Echo.

"It's a fitness centre, and we'll be holding 20 classes a week that we hope will bring in dozens of people to do large group fitness training, as well as offering small group training, personal training and five-week 'Accelerator' courses to get people moving and accelerate their results.

"We've installed our massive sound system, so the classes will be accompanied by great music."

It's not the first time Matt has started a business in the grand old Market Street building.

"I used to have the Futura gym here, down in the basement," he said.

"But this space (the auditorium) is fantastic. I hope to capture the energy of the dances and rock concerts that went on in here."

Classes on offer include Bodypump, Bodyattack, Bodybalance, Bodystep, CX Works, and 30- or 6-minute boxing sessions.

"All classes can be modified with low-impact options for people who want them," Matt said.

For more information, phone 0412 555 229 or go to www.groupfxaustralia.com.au


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