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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