Nicole Margolius, Greg Smith and Katrina Barrack
Business partners Nicole Margolius, Greg Smith and Katrina Barrack come from diverse backgrounds in the consumer goods, finance and contracting worlds, but all have developed a passion for fitness in recent years.
“Getting physically fit brought a whole new dynamic to my life and my business partners’ lives,” Nicole says. In addition to physical benefits, fitness has given each of them better emotional health, greater confidence and a willingness to try new things.
That shared enthusiasm has prompted the trio to set up a Snap Fitness gym in Warkworth.
The new gym will be located in the building formerly occupied by the Waitemata District Health Board in Alnwick Street and is due to open in late February.
Nicole says one of the benefits of being part of the Snap franchise is that in addition to Warkworth, members have access to more than 50 Snap gyms in New Zealand, and more internationally. Moreover, members can access those gyms 24/7.
“If you have to travel into the city or work odd hours, a Snap gym remains accessible to you,” she says.
Once inside, users will find the latest TechnoGym fitness equipment and wearable Myzone technology, which allows gym users and staff to monitor heart rates and calories burned to ensure the most effective workouts.
Nicole says the gym will also have a “functional fitness” space that concentrates on basic movements the body uses every day. She says by developing our functional fitness we can avoid problems performing simple tasks in later life – such as bending down to pick something up.
Staff will be on hand during the day to guide members and provide both group classes and customised training programmes. Nicole says having seen the transformation fitness has made in their own lives, the partners are eager to share that experience with others.
“It’s a passion of ours to improve our members’ quality of life,” she says.