You’d think our tropical weather would put us locals off exercising in Townsville, yet our dedication to healthy living has skyrocketed in recent years. So much so that Geon Property have found the perfect home for The CO:UP – their new, multimillion dollar, Australian-first health and wellbeing precinct. The best thing? It’s right in the heart of our city!
“The CO:UP will be a place for people to socialise, network, exercise, refuel and relax in one of the city’s most beautifully-appointed settings”
The new CO:UP precinct will be a game-changer for Townsville, with a brilliant mix of active performance and recovery facilities mixed together in a zone suited to all fitness levels.
“The CO:UP will be a place for people to socialise, network, exercise, refuel and relax in one of the city’s most beautifully-appointed settings,” says Glen Wright, Geon Property development manager. “This multifaceted precinct has already attracted a world-class climbing gym, the country’s largest swim school operator and is working to secure a dedicated mini golf centre.”
The centre isn’t just about physical fitness either, with a commendable focus on mental health and relaxation included.
“In tandem with these high quality facilities, The CO:UP will feature holistic practices like yoga and pilates, spaces for allied health professionals and food and beverage opportunities committed to supporting health and wellbeing,” says Glen.
Urban Climb, which currently operates some of the country’s largest bouldering venues, has also signed up as the anchor tenant.
“We are thrilled to open our new gym in this dedicated health precinct surrounded by like-minded businesses,” says Alex Cox-Taylor, Urban Climb co-owner. “Urban Climb is incredibly passionate about community and connectivity and The CO:UP combines both. It’s the perfect spot to meet up, work out, grab a juice and get connected.”
It’s easy to be jaded by the Commonwealth Games, but there’s one athlete who is further into the future – specifically, Tokyo’s 2020 Olympic Games.
Lucy Stirling began climbing 11 years ago and is now in training to qualify for Tokyo 2020, where the sport itself will make its Olympic debut. She says having access to Urban Climb is instrumental in helping her train.
“This new gym at The CO:UP is particularly unique in that it will feature the state’s first speed climbing wall,” Lucy says. “I train full-time, six days a week but currently there is no speed climbing wall in Queensland. For me to qualify for the Olympics next year it is essential that I practice on one, so for me personally, it’s a game-changer.”
Geon Property is no stranger to Townsville’s tropical surroundings either, with The CO:UP marking just one of several important projects that Geon Property is developing for the city.
Glen says the visionary project is a testament to Geon’s commitment to the city and ability to reimagine environments for better living.
“Whether you’re trying out a new skill, motivated to feel your personal best or are an inspiring Olympic athlete, our vision is to create a health hub for everyone at every level.”
The new CO:UP precinct is expected to open in 2019 with an array of exciting tenants lined up, so keep your eyes peeled for announcements!