The topic of migration is a delicate one.

However, whatever your opinion is on the matter, it is important to remember the human beings who are caught in the middle.

In the past six months, under the Australian Government’s humanitarian program, Tasmania has accepted and resettled around 20 Syrian families who have fled the horrific violence occurring in their war-torn home country.

As well as these and other refugees, Tasmania welcomes a number of skilled and business migrants and “sponsored employees” each year.

Daniel Lowry, owner of Hobart’s premier boutique fitness centre, GTT, says through working with people from many different backgrounds, he understands how daunting and often isolating starting life in a new country can be.

In recognition of this, GTT will be offering a free 30-day pass to anyone who has migrated to Tasmania in the past 12 months.

“It’s hard for anyone to develop social bonds in a new place, let alone in a country where you may not even speak the language yet,” Daniel said.

“I have seen first hand how joining a gym can improve a person’s quality of life – and I’m not just referring to the many physical benefits.”

Daniel says GTT is an inclusive and supportive family of people from all different walks of life, with members originating from more than 10 different countries.

“The thing I love most about GTT is the extremely special community that our members and trainers have created,” he said.

“I’m so proud of the welcoming culture at GTT and I know this special offer will change the lives of some of our “new Tasmanians,” who will have the opportunity to make lifelong friends.”

Daniel says that of course friendships will not be the only benefits new members will reap from GTT.

“GTT specialises in evidence-based training programs that produce incredible results for our clients,” he said.

“We approach nutrition, exercise and education holistically that sees our members in the best physical shape of their lives.

“There is copious amount of literature that also cites the incredible benefits physical exercise has on our mental and emotional health.”

If you or someone you know is eligible for GTT’s New Tasmanians offer, please email

or call 0488 003 089.

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