North Shore Times : December 7th 2010
31 NORTH SHORE TIMES, DECEMBER 7, 2010 SPORT We are proud to announce the opening of our latest specialist gym -- Dr John McKay's School of Boxing. This gym is dedicated to the art of boxing and is led by New Zealand's premier boxing coach Dr John McKay, who is the former national boxing coach for New Zealand and Scotland. This gym will have a permanent full size ring set up and also two portable rings and space for our very popular box- fit classes. There will also be a range of cardio equipment and a small selection of weights. We will be open to the public from 11 December 2010. Dr John McKay is the most experienced, qualified and active Boxing Coach in NZ, having successfully coached both NZ & Scottish Boxers to medal level at World (Bronze), Olympic (Bronze), European (Bronze) and Commonwealth Games level (Gold & bronze) so to celebrate we have an action packed line up for the open day. MEMBERSHIP IS SIMPLE - $14.95 P/W Harbour Fitness is the fastest growing gymnasium group in the Southern hemisphere, with over 7000 members across our three gyms. Recently we sent a survey to our members regarding memberships and the majority said they would like a one price membership. Well we've gone one step further -- our new membership of $14.95 p/w not only gives members access to our three current locations (Glenfield, Birkenhead and Queen St), but it also gives them access to all of our facilities. In short, all classes, all equipment, all locations. We call it the Global Membership. WITH THIS MEMBERSHIP YOU GET ACCESS TO THE FOLLOWING: • The Main Gym's (Glenfield, Birkenhead, Queen St) • School of Boxing • Group Fitness • Harbour Hard Core (provided you have met the new entry requirement -- ask at reception) • Harbour Fitness Dance Studio -- including Ceroc, Salsa, Zumba and Pole Dancing • Spin Classes This will also entitle you to train at out new facilities opening soon: • Queen Street Level 1 (Opening Feb 2011) • Albany (Opening February 2011) • Ellerslie (Opening April 2011) NO LONG TERM CONTRACTS • NO jOiNiNG fEE BOXING TRAINING THAT WON'T K.O. YOUR WALLET. hn McKa $14 95 PER WEEK Global Membersh p. An g m, An ac l t , all classes inc mem ng 3 locat ons -- Wa rau RD, B rkenhead, Queen St www.harbour tness.co.nz school o box ng open da 11 dec 10am - 1pm HARBOUR FITNESS SCHOOL OF BOXING IN ASSOCIATION WITH DR JOHN MCKAY. OPEN DAy 11 DECEMBER 2010 THIS MEMBERSHIP REALLY MEANS YOU CAN HAVE FITNESS THE WAY YOU WANT IT! 10am Opening 10.15am -- 10.30am Sparring Session 10.30am David Tua arriving to sign some posters/T-Shirts 10.45am - 11.00am Sparring Session 11am - 11.45am Boxfit Group Class for members and public 12am -12.20pm Sparring session 12.30- 1pm Fun Group session with public 1pm Event finishes DON'T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO SEE DAVID TUA CENSOR'S CLASSIFICATIONS UNRESTRICTED FILMS: RESTRICTED FILMS: G PG Approved for General Exhibition Parental Guidance recommended for younger viewers M Suitable for mature audiences 16 years & over RP (AGE) Restricted to persons over the specified age unless accompanied by parent/guardian e.g. RP13, RP16 R (AGE) Restricted to person over specified age e.g. R13, R15, R16, R18 CINEMAS MAY REQUEST PROOF OF AGE ID FOR RESTRICTED FILMS Waiwera is naturally hot! NEW Wo ired Pizza and Dining Room Movie Pool Movies show daily in t he Movie Pool. Check our website for movie listings and times. Ph 09 427 8800 Open Sunday to Thursday 9am-9pm Friday and Saturday 9am-10pm Check our website for details www.waiwera.co.nz yinthe Waiwera Day Spa Massage, Beauty Treatments, Dental, Acupuncture, Private Spas, Gym and Wellness Centre. New coach sets goals for United By FELICITY REID A return to the glory days is the vision of newly appointed North Shore United first team football coach Dave Coshan. Coshan is a long- standing member of the club and will be charged with helping the side move up from the second division in the second season of the Northern Regional League compe- tition. I'm really pleased to have the opportunity to coach the boys. They're a terrifically talented bunch and it would be fair to say the team has underachieved over the past few seasons,'' the Devonport resident says. Our goal is to take the first team back to the top where they sat for so many years.'' Ian Gray has been appointed as assistant coach-manager and for- mer All White and 1982 World Cup squad mem- ber Adrian Elrick will take on the defensive coaching duties. I'm fortunate to have such an excellent man- agement team around me,'' Coshan says. Adrian has a vast amount of experience and wisdom to impart on the boys that will be hugely beneficial. He's a born and bred North Shore United player, having played close to 600 games for the first team. Also, Ian has achieved enormous success coaching the Takapuna Grammar 1st XI.'' Now the management team is in the process of finalising the squad with hopes of mixing some young guns with experi- enced players. The first team has been the club's flagship side for nearly 125 years and has won the nation- wide knockout compe- tition the Chatham Cup six times and been runners-up six times. Newsreader fronts ironman In the swim: Peter Williams. Veteran television newsreader Peter Wil- liams was among 600 competitors who welcomed in the first official day of summer during race five of the State Beach Series in Takapuna. Williams, who is in training for January's Port of Tauranga half ironman, has been a regular swimmer at the beach series. Now 10kg lighter than when he started the series, Williams cracked the 30-minute mark when he shaved three minutes off his best swim time on November 30. I'm doing the beach series to get some com- petition experience, for training and to have a nice time.'' With just over a month until the Janu- ary 8 race day, Wil- liams is now training up to five hours a day, including 100km bike rides, ocean swims and lengthy runs, although admits he is no elite competitor. I'm a real plodder, I have no speed at all andsomyaimisjustto finish it,'' he says. I have no idea what I'm capable of. .'' At 56 years old Wil- liams says his knees and back have often hurt as he pounds the pavement, yet with the added motivation of raising money for char- ity, he is determined to do well. Williams has chosen to support Look Good Feel Better, a chari- table organisation that aims to restore and enhance the appear- ance of cancer patients during and after treat- ment. The service provides women with makeup, skincare and beauty skills to improve their confi- dence and self-esteem. January will mark 15 years since Wil- liams' late wife Cecile was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and competing in the half ironman will make for a touching tribute. Cecile had quite a bit of assistance in the time she was getting treatment from Look Good Feel Better, they looked after her really well.'' Donations can be made at www.petedoes thehalfironman.com.
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