Player swaps field for gym

9 september 2010.'Featherstone Rovers v Halifax.'Featherstone's Jamie Field takes on Dave Wrench and Luke Branighan.
9 september 2010.'Featherstone Rovers v Halifax.'Featherstone's Jamie Field takes on Dave Wrench and Luke Branighan.

A FORMER Leeds Rhinos rugby league player has swapped the pitch for personal training as he prepares to open a new fitness centre in the area this spring.

Director of 5 star fitness, Jamie Field, 36, who lives in Newton Kyme, will open the new fitness centre in the heart of Boston Spa on April 1.

The new fitness centre will include a state-of-the-art gym and a range of personalised consultations for nutrition, physiotherapy and sports massage from qualified personal trainers.

The former Moderno Kitchens and bathrooms shop, on 288 High Street in Boston Spa, will be transformed into a personal fitness centre by Jamie and his colleagues in time for the spring opening.

Five star fitness, which currently operates gyms in Castleford and Tingley, will be coming to Boston Spa after Jamie said he had noticed a demand in the area.

He told the Wetherby News: “We’ve had no end of positive feedback from clients over the past years, with many commenting on how they would like to see a gym easily accessible to Wetherby and the surrounding villages.

“The Boston Spa gym is in a fantastic location and we’ve already had clients book to train there.

“As with all the personal training facilities, clients can expect to be trained by the best, professional athletes with a wealth of experience; all undertaken in a private studio.”

Jamie, who retired from rugby league in 2010, played for a number of teams throughout his 15-year career including Wakefield Wildcats and Featherstone Rovers.

He said: “With my background this is something I am passionate about and want to pursue.

“We don’t want gyms to be intimidating places but want to have a more personalised service to people.”

As an introductory offer, 5 Star Fitness are offering all new clients a free consultation and 30-minute session at the Boston Spa site.