The Warwick Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
The Warwick Aquatic and Recreation Centre. Contributed

A midnight gym-junkie's heaven

IF YOU have been using the old excuse "there's just not enough hours in the day" to get out of keeping fit, well you'll need to find a new one.

The Warwick Aquatic and Recreation Centre is now open for business 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

WIRAC dry area co-ordinator Brendan Iles said there had been plenty of interest from people who wanted to work out in the witching hours and wee hours of the morning.

"It's from all of the shift workers; nurses, police, ambulance officers, people from the bacon factory, the Big W DC and private business owners who are busy can come along after they organise their family life and get the kids to bed," he said.

While the centre would not be staffed after 8pm, Mr Iles said members would use fingerprints to gain entry.

"It's convenience and at the end of the day people lose their cards," he said.

"We also went for this option as it doesn't allow people to give their cards to others to use."

Mr Iles said the 24 hour access didn't incur an extra membership fee.

"We take them through a bit of a safety induction and then we load them into the computer system and fingerprint them and from there they are up and running," he said.

"It's the way things are going now."

Mr Iles said the technology used was safe and people didn't have to worry about their fingerprints being accessed by anyone else.

"It's great to give people an opportunity to come in and we are just trying to keep up with demand," he said.

"Look at society today and there is all different hours of work - it's just going to help us provide the service.

"It will always be there because there will always be that demand and we have now responded to the demand."

Two other 24-hour fitness services have been set up in the Rose City helping night owls hit the gym.



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