‘Dig in, double down’- Sport Minister urges investors at Space Gym 2.0 opening


By Avenash Ramzan


“If you understand the arrow of time, and the arrow of time is saying that there is a lot more to come, it means that you dig in, you double down.”

That was the salient message of Sport Minister Charles Ramson Jr. during his feature address on Sunday evening at the opening of Space Gym 2.0 at the Orchid Garden Hotel and Shopping Mall on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown.

Commending the CEO Sergio Matos and Managing Director Lucas Matos for their “bold” investment in the modern gym, Ramson Jr. touched on the economic opportunities that are being created through the burgeoning oil and gas sector and the need for investors to seize the moment.

“My presence here is more than just opening up a gym,” he said.

“It is a belief in an overall vision that is bold, that requires the doubling down today and now and understanding that there is a big vision for all of us, individually and collectively,” the Sport Minister declared.

Sport Minister Charles Ramson Jr. delivered the main address at the opening

“I would like to wish you Sergio and Lucas all the best in your gym and all of your business investments, your bold ideas and doubling down today and I would like to encourage everyone to seize the opportunity now.”

Ramson Jr. also highlighted that he was particularly impressed with the management of Space Gym for their attention to detail, and consistency in maintaining a high standard.

The Minister posited that it is important that the culture of a high standard is embraced by the wider populace in a new and emerging Guyana.

Managing Director of Space Gym 2.0, Lucas Matos

‘Dedicated to your Health’

Managing Director Lucas Matos told the gathering that Space Gym 2.0 was birthed in 2018, to build on the successes of the first branch at Croal Street that was opened in 2016.

With the most modern equipment at this new location, Space Gym 2.0 will offer customised nutrition programmes, meal plans and products in addition to workout routines, in line with its motto, ‘Dedicated to your Health.’

“We believe that this facility is something the people of Guyana deserve. We have the conviction that people need a new experience, one that is dedicated to your health,” Matos said.

“This is an environment where you should not be afraid to push your limits, so you can achieve your desired goals.”

General Secretary of the Guyana Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation, Dravid Dharamdeo, declared that Space Gym has been raising the bar since 2016, priding itself on excellence, innovation, modern equipment and technology.

“The enhancement of Space Gym will no doubt contribute significantly to better the health of the Guyanese public.”

Space Gym CEO, Sergo Matos (left), and Sport Minister Charles Ramson Jr. share a light moment during a guided tour of the facility

From beginners to hardcore athletes

The spanking new facility, equipped with the latest gym weights and relevant equipment from the internationally renowned brands, Life Fitness and Hammer Strength, caters for beginners right up to the hardcore and professional athletes.

Priding itself on world-class customer service in a modern environment, outfitted with the latest technologies, the country’s newest fitness centre is set to open its doors to the public on May 3.

In the lead-up to the opening, Space Gym 2.0 has been training its Gym Instructors to ensure quality service and satisfaction for gym members, close to 500 of whom have already registered.

The Gym is fully equipped with high-speed internet, which will allow customers to be able to watch their favourite channels whilst working out on the bikes, treadmills, or otherwise.

The facility also features a Yoga and Zumba Room, which will cater to the needs of among others, the elderly, as management is keen on catering to the needs of every client.

Space Gym 2.0 is equipped with the most modern gym and fitness machines, geared to the needs of its clients

There is also a state-of-the-art SpaceRide Room fully equipped with ICG7 Model Bikes that are all electronically locked into the Instructor’s Bike.

Importantly, the Gym will be catering to all sport as it would offer the latest and best options for athletes and individuals to attain their respective fitness goals.

Among the other amenities will be healthy food and shakes bar that will be managed by Body Amped Nutrition Center.

The biggest and most modern gym in the Caribbean will also feature an Outdoor Tennis Court and Exercise Track, which will form part of phase two, set to commence shortly.

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