13 October 2020

Get fit and happy at La Palestra!

Max Cacace and his team of personal trainers will be joined by the Deputy Mayor of Woking, Cllr Ayesha Azad, and Max’s sister, Flavia Cacace of Strictly Come Dancing fame, when they officially open La Palestra – a fully-equipped, state of the art gym, which is opening in Goldsworth Park Centre at 11am on Saturday 17 October.

At La Palestra, Max has created a facility with a wide array of brand new equipment in a welcoming space, with professional and friendly staff to help show you how to train safely and effectively, getting you off to a flying start on your health and fitness journey.

The gym is driven by Max’s passion to educate clients to pay attention to their own bodies, and not just follow fitness exercises and trends that can end up being harmful to the body in the long run. As Max says: “We offer no gimmicks or false promises. At La Palestra, clients will be offered only honest advice and care, whether it is for training, diet and nutrition, or during recovery from an injury, illness or operation. We offer an inclusive space and special support for all disabilities, and encourage clients to not only improve but also maintain their health and wellbeing.”

As you’d expect from a brand new fitness centre, La Palestra takes its customers’ safety seriously, and has ensured that it’s not only fully Covid-19 secure for people who wish to train on their own, but also for clients who’d like to work on their fitness with one of his highly qualified personal trainers.

The Centre in Goldsworth Park is an ideal location for Max and his team to launch their new venture, as he is keen for the gym to become an integral part of the community. On the opening day, La Palestra will be holding a raffle in aid of Woking Hospice, also located in Goldsworth Park, and prizes will include a free block of four personal training sessions, and three months’ free membership of the gym. Anyone signing up to join La Palestra during October will also benefit from a discounted membership rate.

If you are interested in attending the launch event to meet professional dancer Flavia - who is now also a personal trainer - or to have a free tour of the La Palestra, take part in the raffle, or simply to chat with Max and his team about how the gym could help you get fit and have fun at the same time, visit  or email Please note that tours of the gym must be booked in advance to comply with Covid-19 restrictions.

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