3 Sep 2019
Five reasons to get excited about BST Fitness
One of the original businesses to move into Bowden’s urban renewal precinct is proudly celebrating five years in Bowden.
BST Fitness, a community gym on Fifth Street, offers personal and group fitness sessions in an unpretentious and motivational setting, and is now open 24/7 to enable members to train at a time that suits them.
Originally based in Underdale, BST Fitness relocated to Bowden to tap into the lively and diverse community that was growing in the former industrial site and to be a part of the movement towards a healthier, more sustainable way of living.
Using blackboards instead of television screens, and an honesty jar instead of a drink machine, BST Fitness embodies the principles of ground-roots, people-centred living that underlies the Bowden lifestyle and sets it apart from other masterplanned neighbourhoods.
Owner Brad Townsend sees the gym not only as a place where people can achieve enhanced health and wellbeing, but also where they can forge new friendships and be a part of an emerging urban village.
“People are attracted to Bowden because it offers a friendly, community vibe and a more active way of living through walkable, bike-friendly streets and green space,” said Brad.
“There is a great synergy between BST Fitness and the Bowden lifestyle because we support social connection as well as physical fitness.
“We have a growing membership, who have now formed a great network.
“I think this is testament to our community approach to training hard and living well,” Brad said.
Five years ago, Brad was living on-site while he attempted to grow his loyal clientele base and establish BST Fitness as the go-to gym in Bowden and surrounding suburbs.
Now his self-belief has paid off and his team of trainers has established an enviable reputation for providing genuine, inclusive service and for showing a deep commitment to the fitness goals of BST clients.
The gym is also celebrated for its exceptional range of high-quality equipment, which enables clients to experience all types of fun and sustainable fitness training, including personal, functional, rehabilitation, boxing, weights and high intensity interval training.
BST Fitness offers full club membership at less than $20.00 per week and a free 15-day group session trial to all those thinking about signing up.