Plainland developer comments on calls for 24-hour gym
IT'S filling fast and those living near the Plainland Crossing precinct have their own ideas about what the next big addition should be.
And what they want - a 24-hour gym.
Selina Boyle has lived in Regency Downs for 12 years, just a 5-minute drive to the Plainland town centre.
She said to access a safe and motivating training environment, she would drive from her home to Laidley and Gatton - but a gym nearby could change that.
When she began looking for ways to improve her health through exercise, Selina said her search for nearby options was in vain.
"There was nothing in our area, nothing on our side of the highway," Selina said.
After joining a walking group in Laidley, Selina feels healthier and her fitness has improved but, she said, a gym near home would not go astray.
"We really want a gym in Plainland - a 24-hour one," she said.
"It would be bloody awesome … I reckon, if we got a gym, it would make a motza."
Selina's friend and exercise buddy David Adamski said he also wanted a gym.
Based in Laidley, he checked out his local gym but said it was too small for his needs.
"I got bored of it," David said.
"It's not really big enough."
For David, a 24-hour-gym nearby meant he would be able to fit exercise around his unpredictable work schedule.
"I do crazy hours - some days I start early in the morning and other days I finish late," he said.
"I think so many people would get something out of it with much more variety there."
Plainland Crossing Development Manager Joe Gorman said the precinct would welcome a gym.
"A gym is one of the types of commercial use the current approvals encourage," Mr Gorman said.
"We have spoken, from time to time, with businesses who wish to open a gym at Plainland Crossing."
He said, while a gym was yet to eventuate, he agreed it would be a "suitable use" or the area.
"I agree - I think it's a good idea," he said.
Mr Gorman said it was a possibility for the future.
"We would hope so," he said.
"I think it has a great potential and, given all the residential population that's going to emerging around the business centre, it's really an ideal location for a gym."