Malone's out — No Limits Fitness Centre in
The Malone’s on 8th saga has come to an end — and the Maywoods’ dream is coming true.
Darren and Maria Maywood, along with Andrew and Lisa Watson, have purchased the Eighth Street building in North Kamloops and will be turning it into No Limits Fitness Centre.
“We got it for a smoking deal,” said Maria, who operates No Limits Fitness Training at her Saddleback Drive home.
“It needs a lot of love, but what a great building.”
The Maywoods and Watsons have big plans for their new 20,000-square-foot digs: A gym, yoga and Zumba studios, a spa and wellness centre, seniors’ activities, beginner weightlifting classes, a coffee, juice and supplement bar and — in a decision that will likely have the Kamloops squash community rejoicing — No Limits will feature two refurbished squash courts, one of which will double as a racquetball and wallyball court.
There are plans to rent space upstairs to massage therapists and physiotherapists.
Maria said there have also been conversations with Chad Freeman, owner of Diamond Mixed Martial Arts, who might move into the space.
“We’re trying to do something epic,” Maria said.
“We have some great investors and people who believe in us.”
Andrew Watson is the former president of Voda Computer Systems Ltd.
Calgary-based Graycon Group Ltd., an IT consulting firm, acquired Voda last year and Watson became manager of Graycon’s B.C. region.
“He’s got the business experience,” Maria said. “We’ve got the fitness end of it covered.”
Maria is known in the community for her Femsport exploits and she “loves extreme and advanced athletes,” but the gym will cater to more than just the elite.
“We are going to try and have a little bit of everything,” she said.
Nothing is written in stone, Maria said, but gym memberships will likely cost about $40 per month.
Patrons will be able to purchase bundle packages that include the use of all of No Limits’ amenities.
Maria said she hopes No Limits will be open by December, but made no guarantees.
“It’s so friggin’ exciting,” she said.
“Our dreams are finally coming true.”