BUFF UP: Lisa Besmehn from Easy Tone at Tweed Heads.
BUFF UP: Lisa Besmehn from Easy Tone at Tweed Heads. SCOTT POWICK

Gym fit minus the posers

IF WORKING up a lather in a gymnasium frequented by buffed-up posers fuelled by questionable substances doesn’t appeal, Michelle Dittko believes she has the solution.

Ms Dittko is the owner of Easy Tone Body Shaping Studio at Corporation Circuit, Tweed Heads South.

It’s a gym that offers power-assisted, Pilates-like exercise machines.

Ms Dittko said it was a gentler form of exercise especially suited to older people and those wanting to ease back into getting fit and improving their health.

“It’s passive exercise but you’re still keeping yourself supple and toned,” she said.

“You get to a certain age when gyms are not appealing and all that hot sweating around is not appealing.

“Your ’roided up folk will not be hanging out at Easy Tone,” she quipped.

What inspired you to open your own business?

Wanting flexibility for work around my personal life and to be working in an area I enjoy.

What do you most enjoy about operating your own business?

Contact with people and learning about what makes them tick.

What’s the biggest challenge in operating a business in Tweed?

Trying to attract a younger crowd. Getting the advertising right.

What’s the biggest advantage in operating a business in Tweed?

There are a lot of retirees and that’s our market.

What are your future plans for the business?

To have more health practitioners working with us and expand our client base and concentrate further on nutrition.



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