ADVERTORIAL: Get ripped, not ripped off with JustGym

Newcastillians can mark November 30 on their calendars.

On this date, Planet Fitness JustGym opens at Newcastle Corner, marking a first-of-its-kind, all-inclusive gym experience at a fraction of the cost.

If you’re looking for big muscles at small prices, this is the gym for you. Kevin Veerajoo, General Manager at

JustGym Newcastle, explained the facility would offer the same experience as the ‘blue brand’, the same passion from its staff, but at a reduced price.

“People assume because of the price, the equipment will be inferior. The only real difference is that JustGym does not have a running track or a swimming pool.”

ALSO READ: Newcastle Corner’s second phase opening is around the corner

The full range of gym equipment, including kettlebells, sand bags, body bars, yoga mats, steps and exercise balls.

One of the gym’s biggest appeals is the cross training area – a massive multifunction rig designed to train all areas the body ‘in one go’.

JustGym Newcastle will open on November 30.

Kevin – who has managedgyms in Benoni and at Planet Fitness’s head office – said Newcastillians were truly getting the best at a reduced cost.

“If anyone has questions, we would prefer they visit our branch in person. We are operating pre-sales for now, and the club is operational as of November 30.”

One of the people responsible for making JustGym Newcastle a reality is a familiar face in the world of fitness, local bodybuilder, Neil van Rooyen along with his wife, Natasha.

Meet the team at JustGym.

This power couple has partnered with three other investors – who will be silent partners – while Neil and Natasha are both actively involved in the daily management and administration of the club.

Neil, whose passion for fitness is well-known, moved back to Newcastle four years ago and immediately noticed a lack of specialised gym facilities.

“I was frustrated by the lack of modern gym facilities and I quickly realised I wasn’t alone in my frustration.” He said opening JustGym was a long-term goal for him and his wife.

“For the last four years, Natasha and I both shared the same dream and vision about opening a modern, all inclusive gym with reasonable prices; to give the people of Newcastle the fitness centre they deserve.

“It has been a long time coming and there were many hurdles along the way, but it is finally becoming a reality. Seeing everything come together is an absolute dream come true for us both.”

READ NOW: Runners sprint into the sunset run

Stating Newcastle deserved all the new gym had to offer, he said Planet Fitness’s standards and track record spoke for themselves.

“Planet Fitness is a national brand with over 40 clubs around South Africa. It has been in business for more than 20 years and it is an honour to be associated with them.”

Neil jokingly referred to himself and Natasha as ‘painfully perfectionistic’ and added he had never seen a company which strove for perfection as much as Planet Fitness.

He went on to call the union ‘a match made in heaven’. “Our members will be getting top quality products and service with no excuses.”

Even though the gym only opens in three weeks’ time, Neil encouraged residents to visit the sales office at Newcastle Corner as soon as possible.

“As part of our pre-opening special, we are giving people who sign up early additional discounts on our already affordable prices, so don’t miss out!”

JustGym Newcastle will offer the following facilities:

• An extensive cardio area, featuring
treadmills, steppers, cross-trainers and
exercise bicycles
• A super circuit
• Multiple studios, fitted for group classes
such as aerobic exercises and indoor cycling
• A designated stretching area which also
doubles as a core class zone
• A massive free weight section
• Modern, state of the art weight training
and plate-loaded machines
• Male and female changing rooms, plus
separate lockers for ease of access
• Facilities and access for the physically
challenged, which includes elevator access
• Access control via assigned tags
• Climate control through high-tech air
conditioning systems
• Free Wi-Fi
• A range of personal trainers and fitness

Other stories on the site:

Remember to visit our FacebookTwitter and Instagram pages.

Add us on WhatsApp today! 082 874 5550

and BBM pin D1EF333B.

You can also email our offices on Reveshni Douglas at [email protected] Quinton Boucher at [email protected] Bruce Douglas at [email protected] Tersia Gopi at [email protected] Zianne Leibrandt at [email protected]


Bruce Douglas

Latest News


Next Story x
SAPS arrest four in drug related crimes in Madadeni and oSizweni

Thanx for your referral. We have no doubt your friends will love our newsletter as much as you!

Don't forget to verify your email.

to our FREE newsletter
SUBSCRIBE to our FREE newsletter.

SELECT your titles:

Estcourt News
Ladysmith Gazette
Newcastle Advertiser
Northern Natal Courier
Vryheid Herald

Your details:

Your friends: