Kareem and Mel Hetaraka-Brown – Ngātiwai

Anytime Fitness is a 24/7 fitness facility with over 4000 clubs world wide and growing!  Ranked #1 Top Global Franchise in the World 2015, 2016 & 2018.

After a life changing event in 2008, Kareem and Mel Hetaraka-Brown took the opportunity when presented, to own and operate Anytime Fitness Pukekohe, Auckland.  3 years in the making, they are proud to say their doors have been open for 18 months.

“We are excited to be a part of the Pukekohe community, helping people achieve their personal goals from being more confident to living a happier and healthier lifestyle.  We love supporting our members and watching them progress and transform through perseverance and hard work!”

Anytime Fitness Pukekohe offer a 24/7 fitness facility which to many of their members is their home away from home, where they strive to “get to that healthier place” both mentally and physically.  With an access key, their members are free to come and go whenever they like a.m. or p.m., whichever suits their schedule.  “We currently have 3 personal trainers who have a passion to help people achieve goals and cater to each of their clients on an individual basis,” says Kareem.

While they offer live classes and bootcamps, they also offer a virtual training room which offers their members convenience to train in their own time, at their own leisure by allowing them to choose on demand fitness classes.  This is found to be a popular choice as everyone knows how busy life can get.

“With a lot of members that come in, they feel intimidated and sometimes shy to ask so as a franchise, we have developed our own Anytime Fitness app which has over 1000 pre-set workouts that explain your programme with a video to show correct techniques.  Our members love it!”

Club culture plays a huge part where members can feel motivated and empowered daily.  “We have had the chance to reach out to the community and it has been a lot of fun!  We have enjoyed community touch, food drives, visits to local schools and as a musician, Kareem has been able to go busking and give 100% to a local charity organisation,” says Mel.

“We cater to all walks of life and age has shown no limits.  We are truly privileged to work and support such wonderful people.”

For further information check out their website – Anytime Fitness Pukekohe.