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12 --- A Times Newspapers Supplement, October 2012 www.times.co.nz 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 ★★ ★ ★ ★★ ★ ★ 118055 Unique local gifts Treat family and friends to a unique gift that puts Howick on the map and in your home. Howick Canvas 594mm wide x 841mm deep (A1) Great statement on your wall $150 Photo Blocks 200mm wide x 250mm deep Two different designs $40 Tea Towel Howick cut and dried $15 To buy call into Times House, 50 Stonedon Drive, East Tamaki or order online @ www.times.co.nz or at Victoria's in Picton St, Howick LifeStyle & Leisure Kick back, relax and take time to enjoy life ByHelenPerry Saturday night at the movies still holds the same enchantment it did when I was a child. Come Saturday night during the ’50s and ‘60s we would pile into the neighbour’s Holden, rattle along to the Cameo in Grey Lynn, stand for the national anthem (God Save the Queen, that is) lick an ice cream during interval (they don’t have intermission now) and fnally arrive home around 11pm, tired but replete on a good night out. Such was last Saturday night. It would have been easy to stay in – the wind was still howling, almost a gale, and there was rugby to watch. But we tossed aside all inducement to hunker down and, instead, headed for Monterey Cinemas in Howick. Our flm of choice? The Sapphires, set (appropriately) in the late ‘60s during the upheaval of the Vietnam War. What a rollicking good movie – just what the doctor ordered. Laughs a plenty, scintillating soul music – shades of Otis Redding of whom there is much reference – and a show-stealing performance from Irish comedian Chris O’Dowd who plays Dave Lovelace, a likeable but washed out, alcoholic, former cruise entertainment offcer- cum- talent scout looking to make a discovery. And, indeed, he does – three sassy Aborigine sisters (and later, their ‘half caste’ cousin) with a country and western act that he soon turns to soul. The sisters Gail (Deborah Mailman) Julie, (Jessica Mauboy) and Cynthia (Miranda Tapsell), together with cousin Kay, (Shari Sebbens), are spirited and sexy too although Gail’s ‘big mama’ role makes less of her womanly attributes and more of her mouthy, head on a good pair of shoulders, attitude. It almost goes without saying that before long the Songbirds have become shining Sapphires (think the Supremes, the Shirelles, the Marvelettes plus more) and are on route to perform for the troops in Vietnam. I loved this movie – it’s a crowd pleaser. It has more than a cliché or two and though some would say there’s a little uneveness here and there – I didn’t really notice. But I did notice the white patent boots (at 16 I had a pair just like them); the roll neck, foral mini (dress) as well as the glittering evening frock (I didn’t have one of those); the bouffant hairstyles (mine was a beehive) and the cracking pace of this flm with many a line to keep the audience laughing audibly. A true story with all the racial stigma of the 60s, this is a movie with heart and, of course, soul. It has its stereotypes and its predictable but you can’t make a lie of a true story (or so I’d like to believe in this case despite thinking some of those truths might have been stretched a bit here and there!) As I’m not a great one for telling readers the whole story, I think I’ve said enough about the plot. I have only to add: Go see it. If you need a lift, enjoy a bit of nostalgia about an era that lavished the world with a whole new scope in music and respect a movie that can be a box offce success yet retain its innate Australianism, then this is for you. And I’m more than happy to say, go Aussie go! Sapphires shine brighter than diamonds The Sapphires – shades of Motown Australian-style.
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