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A healthy body leads to a healthy mind.

That’s the drive behind the newest fitness gym in Apia, Fitness Firm Samoa, which officially opened yesterday. The venture is the brainchild of Le’aupepe Esera and SeiniaPolito.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi, who delivered the keynote address, urged everyone to take full advantage of the facility.

The opening of Fitness Samoa means Le’aupepe and his wife Seinia are now proud owners of two gyms, one in Apia and another in Sydney, Australia.

Speaking to the Weekend Observer, Le’aupepe who has been in the fitness business for 20 years,said a fitness centre is very important for the community.

When he came to Samoa, he waited to see if anyone would open a gym in town.

And so when the new Samoa National Provident Fund (SNPF) Plaza opened in Apia, he decided it was time to lease some space in the Plaza because it was a prime location.

“This is an easily accessible facility especially for workers who are on a break or who have just finished work,” he said.

The initial set up of the gym – including the cost to ship in equipment – has cost Leaupepe about $200,000.

“We are giving people a way to exercise and stay fit and healthy without taking too much out of their daily schedules,” he said.

“It is easily accessible for workers to get fit when they are on break or whenever they feel like it, this is a great location and our fees are very competitive.”

Fitness Firm Samoa employs six staff members to help out and as business picks up Leaupepe believeshe“will have plenty of members in no time.”

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0 #29 Dennis Parker 2014-03-01 22:52
I am very glad to learn alot from you this meaningful knowledge. From an article describing your unique way , we can see that you are an approachable , humorous person
 
 
+2 #28 2013-02-20 22:42
Quoting Me:
Quoting sweet az:

Quote:
Lena - loko kele. His bark is worse than his bite. Good luck!


Exatly what I warned you about sweet az, fusu kagi (revilement)-Iknow your type.

And speaking of bark, you did start off barking real loud and then end up with your tail between your legs. Now you're just standing off to the side crying and reviling, cheering Lena on as a surrogate. Kalofa e! Ia uma loa, solo ou maka. LOL! I'll be gentle next time.

hahahaha Let's avoid hitting under the belt shall we. I don't side with anyone, I feel SORRY for anyone who has to deal with you.

I walked off with my tail between my legs? How when you didn't win. I let you think you did. There's a big difference.:)
 
 
-3 #27 2013-02-20 17:43
Quoting sweet az:

Quote:
Lena - loko kele. His bark is worse than his bite. Good luck!


Exatly what I warned you about sweet az, fusu kagi (revilement)-Iknow your type.

And speaking of bark, you did start off barking real loud and then end up with your tail between your legs. Now you're just standing off to the side crying and reviling, cheering Lena on as a surrogate. Kalofa e! Ia uma loa, solo ou maka. LOL! I'll be gentle next time.
 
 
+3 #26 2013-02-20 13:32
magaia le gym ae leai se kupe e alu ai kokogu..hhehe..ga o faipule ma ceo e fekaui ai le gym lea..lol..manuia koleniga nei aso..Me ma Sweet Az, o loa e kui lua gloves ma fetaui loa..cheers
 
 
0 #25 2013-02-20 11:53
Lena - loko kele. His bark is worse than his bite. Good luck! :P
 
 
+5 #24 2013-02-20 10:00
Anyway nice gym I hope more of these will pop up around Samoa.. as for Me argh you need to just relax this is not about who has the most articulate comment!
 
 
0 #23 2013-02-20 07:58
Lena: I made a comment/joke (re: first comment) and then sweet az attacked me. Even worst - and impudent - was attributing my seeming disrespect to those who raised me (parents/family) and my upbringing. And so my subsequent comments were responsive in nature. Part of being an effective debater is the ability to focus and articulate (in writing, in this case) ideas and points of argument - and not “to be known as the most proffcient [sic] ...[and] most intelligent....” Also, I am neither a professor nor a proffesor - whatever that is. Incidently, try not to “sidebust” (osovale) unless you know you have something worthwhile to offer expressed in an effective and intelligent way, and not with pitiful spelling mistakes like profficient, writting and proffesor. Have you been infected with a “double trouble” virus? LOL!

Sweet az: Ia ta faia ia faapea. I hope you don’t swear, misbehave or do anything bad or offensive because you know who will be blamed for your improprieties - your mada and fada, brada and sistrada ia ma le aiga akoa uma lava. Lastly, as a point of emphasis, my parents/family - like most if not all parents/families - taught and instilled in me values such as respect, love, honor, dignity, etc., but occasionally I deviate and step out of line. Such deviations are a result of my own choices, not because of my parents and/or upbringing. Soifua ia!
 
 
+2 #22 2013-02-19 16:26
Quoting Rofl:
The real issue here is that the floor looks way too shiny .. really?

lol but really - the real issue here is that we all need to hit the gym! hahaha
 
 
+1 #21 2013-02-19 15:53
The real issue here is that the floor looks way too shiny .. really?
 
 
+1 #20 2013-02-19 15:07
Me...Seriously? you want to be known on here as the most profficient one to post up comments where you come across being the most intelligent one who has the writting skills of an English proffesor? Its just comments! like who cares...
 

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