Stop Council From Shutting Down FITA-U! Sign Below!
Brisbane City Council are asking us to vacate by the end of January 18 due to unlawful use of light industrial zoned property we are located at.
There has been personal training studio/small gyms operating from the 2 buildings on the property and also closely neighbouring light industrial zoned properties for over 10 years without any problem, until complaint was recently made. There are many other personal training studios, gyms, crossfit boxes and yoga studios (approximately 20 that we know of) operating from light industrial zoning in the Brisbane City Council region without the required development permit (Indoor Sport and Recreation). This permit can cost any where from $15,000-$40,000 (depending on the size of the premises) and there is no guarantee that will you granted it.
Having to relocate so soon would have a huge impact on our community of clients, the business and also myself in a number of ways including financially, emotionally, physically, personally. Trying to find property correctly zoned in Centre or Mixed Use that is deemed of adequate size, location, appropriate for long term use and without a rental amount that isn't through the roof, is nearly impossible to find!
As a country we are experiencing a obesity crisis, as personal trainers/coaches we are trying to combat this through educating and helping people to adapt and live a healthier lifestyle. By asking many fitness businesses to relocate or even worse close down, would have a negative impact on the problem which we are trying to fix!
Help us to fight this by signing our petition!