Former Super League player opens new gym

5 Star Fitness, Boston Spa opening day. (s)
5 Star Fitness, Boston Spa opening day. (s)

A former Leeds Rhinos rugby player has opened his new business venture- a new fitness centre in the heart of Boston Spa.

Fitness wannabes have been welcomed into the new state-of-the art gym since its official opening took place on Monday July 16 at 5 Star Fitness.

The new fitness centre includes a fully-equipped gym and range of personalised consultations for nutrition, physiotherapy and sports massage from qualified personal trainers.

Director of 5 Star Fitness, Jamie Field, 36, who lives in Tadcaster, told the Wetherby News the new Boston Spa business venture had been a big success since the unveiling.

He said: “It has been going brilliantly and we have had a lot of local interest too, which has been really good.”

“We have had a mixture of clients now through from young people to old and it has been very successful.

“We are very pleased.”

Jamie, who started his professional rugby playing for Leeds Rhinos four years before signing for Wakefield Wildcats, announced his retirement in 2010.

But he says he will use his sporting background knowledge in the new role.

He told the News: “As a rugby player for 17 years I spent a lot of time learning about nutrition, training and what is best for the body, so it is good to be able to pass on some of that knowledge.

“I enjoy working hard and helping people change their lifestyle.”

The new fitness centre, which is on 288 High Street, the former Moderno Kitchens and bathrooms shop, is part of a chain of fitness centres run by the group, with other centres in Castleford and Tingley.

Jamie added: “There are a million benefits to exercising, people come to us for fat loss initially, but it is more about a lifestyle change and seeing that change within themselves.”

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