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Marriott members get active with Star Fitness

By Jennifer Lumsden, December 7 2018

Social inclusion is good for everyone

At Marriott, we support people to lead healthy and independent lives and one fabulous way that more and more people are doing this is by working out at a local gym.

This is no different for a group from Roads to Independence (RTI), with Angus and Alex researching which gym would best suit the interests of the group. On their suggestion the group decided on Star Fitness gym in Heatherton. Experienced trainers, who work in a supportive and inclusive way, training in boxing, weights and circuit training, lead the sessions.

Star Fitness Gym owner Peter, jumped at the opportunity to take on the Marriott team. “Here at Star Fitness we are always keen to work with any individual or group who want to increase fitness and wellbeing,” Peter said.
“Our members are pleased to be part of a gym that is inclusive, we are not about creating body builders, rather we work with everyone to reach their goals, to get a bit fitter. The group from Marriott are a great group to work with and we are seeing some good results.”

Andrew and Samson are young men who like the challenge in the weight-training group. Michael enjoys working out in the boxing studio and Emma likes the variety of circuit training.

Being part of a community gym brings benefit to the whole community, where all people are included and given the opportunity to participate and reach their goals. The Marriott and Star Fitness connection proves that building social inclusion is good for everyone.

Working up at sweat at Star Fitness

Working up at sweat at Star Fitness

social inclusion is good for everyone

Social inclusion is good for everyone

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