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www.times.co.nz Howick and Pakuranga Times, Thursday, September 27, 2012 --- 35 CD189153 GROUP FITNESS | BOX FIT CLASSES KICK FIT CLASSES | SPIN CLASSES CROSS FIT CLASSES WEIGHT TRAINING | 24 HOUR GYM KIDS CLASSES AND MORE CLASSES FROM 6AM TO 8PM WHY BOXSTARS? Boxstars is a unique gym that encompasses the best training methods for obtaining the best results. We are friendly and helpful so that no one feels intimidated. You will also find our members very friendly and supportive to other members. We deliver 5-star service and training. WHAT MAKES BOXSTARS CLASSES DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BOX/FITNESS/ KICK FITNESS CLASSES? Having a qualified boxing coach/professional kickboxer designing the fitness classes ensures the best results can be achieved. You see a lot of box fit/kick fit advertised, however these fitness trainers are not qualified or experienced. The results we get for our clients is set between 800-1000 calories hence our members are getting fit and learning to protect themselves. WHAT ABOUT MEMBERSHIPS, DO WE HAVE TO SIGN UP FOR YEARS? We don't believe in having memberships longer than 12 months. We hear so many bad stories about people who have signed for 3 years and can't get out of their contract. We provide casual classes, 3 month membership, 6 month membership and 12 month membership and gym only memberships (no contract). Our memberships are great value for money. WHY OUR LOCATION AT 295 TI RAKAU DRIVE? We are surrounded by restaurants and other sports facilities that make it safe to visit at all hours. The gym and carparks have security camera's for everyone's safety. DO YOU HAVE SHOWERS AND CHANGING ROOMS? We have modern clean tiled showers and changing area with 6 showers and 4 toilets, so no queues. CAN WE TRY A CLASS/GYM BEFORE JOINING? We recommend that you try a free class/gym workout before joining. We want to make sure you are sure. DO YOU HAVE MANY WOMEN MEMBERS? We have a lot of woman who do both classes and weight training. Half of our members are women so it is a great balance. WHY HAVE MEMBERS FROM OTHER GYMS CHANGED TO BOXSTARS? Due to the fact that we offer variation with fantastic classes, 24 hour gym access and staff and management that are friendly, helpful and professional. WHO GOES TO BOXSTARS? People who want a gym with interaction and requires professional and friendly staff that care about you. Boxstars gym has school kids, mothers, fathers, models, elite sportspeople, teenagers, executives, trade persons, police and armed forces. You will not feel out of place at Boxstars and we welcome all people as part of our Boxstars family. Available now: Nutra Tech protein powders -- thermo jets -- vitamins & more. Boxstars t-shirts 0nly $19.99 To celebrate our birthday, all new and existing members who join for 12 months in October will receive 3 months membership for free* CONDITIONS APPLY �� Happy Birthday 24 Hour Gym & Group Fitness Phone 281 4501 -- 295 Ti Rakau Drive www.boxstars.co.nz �� � � �� IAPPLAUD the move to give All Blacks captain Richie McCaw’s aching bones a six-month sab- batical next year in an attempt to preserve him for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. However, I doubt whether, at 34, his body will be up to it given the punishment it’s already taken. McCaw is a legend deserving all the kudos he’s got. But the trouble with legends is we don’t want to let them go. Remember how we clung on to Colin Meads, even when the revered Pinetree broke his arm on the 1970 tour of South Africa and played on? True, he was better than any other lock we had then who possessed two good arms, such was the paucity of talent in the position. The same could be said for McCaw last year when he led New Zealand to world cup victory on one leg after sustaining a painful injury to a foot that had required an operation. Some critics are now claiming that the mighty McCaw has sur- passed Meads as the greatest New Zealand rugby player of all time. I don’t want to get into that debate, other than to acknowledge both have been exceptional. The danger with clinging on to the likes of McCaw and champion match winner Dan Carter for every test is that it doesn’t allow younger men to develop. Keep them by all means, but give others such as Sam Cane, Aaron Cruden and Beauden Barrett some exposure. I recall when a young McCaw was ﬁrst selected to represent his country Josh Kronfeld complained the selectors were handing out All Black jerseys to players before they earned it. A splendid player and real character, Josh, but he didn’t show a lot of vision in this case. Sam Cane got a test against Ire- land and looked the part. He hasn’t had another since. Youth needs to be given its head. Look what a revelation halfback Aaron Smith has been. If the young guys are to be ready for a world cup, they need to be blooded well in advance. Talking about carefully manag- ing older players, I put netball star Irene van Dyk in the same category as McCaw. She’s right up there with the electrifying Sandra Edge as my favourite Silver Fern. Certainly no one else has won more games for New Zealand. That she’s still as good as she is at age 40 is amazing. However, the pace of the second test against Australia got to her in the fourth quarter, when the Ferns clung on to a one-point win after leading by 12 at halftime thanks to Maria Tut- aia’s brilliance. That changed when Australia won the third test comfortably, after making the smart changes in the absence of the injured Tutaia, who was replaced by Jodi Brown. This time van Dyk was replaced in the fourth quarter by the gifted Catherine Latu, who did make a difference. Irene’s still good enough to be there, but not for the full game. Meanwhile, it’s good to see the Auckland rugby team faring so well at the top of the ITM Cup under coach Wayne Pivac. Having invested in youth, Pivac has reaped his rewards, although staying top dog will be a difﬁcult job in the face of lively opposition. Let legends go out in style Agnew's Angle CLUB PRIDE: Fencibles United boys' 6th grade rep football team narrowly edged out their local rivals Bucklands Beach AFC in three tournament showdowns. A loss in the final of their home event at Edgewater College to BBAFC was avenged with an unbeaten run to win at Birkenhead. Results were shared at Three Kings, but Fencibles won the all-important title game. Fencibles 6th grade: Alex Bosauder, Coby Brooks, Braeden Davies, Bradley German, Rylan McLou, Wade Melville, Kodie Nicol, Cael Samuel, Kian Shahbazpour, Isaac Smith and James Trathen. Coaches: Andrew Brooks, Babak Shahbazpour and Nigel Smith. Photo supplied School wins mates cup COMMITMENT to competing on the national stage has paid off for pupils and teams of Bucklands Beach Intermediate. The school placed second-equal overall at the Association of Intermediate and Middle Schools (AIMS) Games in Tauranga earlier this month. The AIMS Games is the largest sporting competition for year 7-8 athletes and this year attracted a record 166 schools taking part in 16 codes. Sally Fu won gold in the girls’ singles badminton and paired with Jasmine Xue to win the doubles. Swimmer Thomas Hughson was ﬁrst in the boys’ 50-metre and 100m breaststroke. Liam Stoica was runner-up in the boys’ tennis singles and won the doubles with Andrew Hislop. The hip-hop and aerobics teams both won gold, with the cheerleaders earning silver. In cross-country, the year 8 boys’ team placed second and the mixed relay team third. “Much better than I would have ever dreamed of,” says BBI sports co-ordinator Stacey Knowles, of the results. “This year our school decided we wanted to take sport more seriously and a big part of that was because of AIMS.” As well as ﬁnishing runner-up to Tauranga Intermediate for overall achievements on the ﬁeld, BBI was awarded the Teammates Cup for excellence in presentation, punctuality, competition and respect. “We put it [goal of winning the cup] in our newsletter and told parents that our main goal was to win this trophy,” says Knowles. Tournament director Vicki Semple says: “The spirit at each code venue was welcoming, positive and competitive, with all 16 sports superbly organised and run to a very high standard. The talent and sportsmanship blows me away.” Farm Cove Intermediate pupil Theodore Quax, son of Olympic 5000m silver medallist Dick, placed second in the division two boys’ cross-country.
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