Fitness Space banks on new location
Fitness Space sets its sights on the site of an old Scottish bank.
Fitness Space has submitted a planning application to Aberdeenshire Council that could see it open its first location in Scotland.
The site in Stonehaven, which once housed a branch of Clydesdale Bank until May 2017, is category B-listed, so the fitness franchise is required to submit an application to the local council before any conversion work can go ahead. However, Fitness Space is hopeful its proposal will be approved, which will see the space converted into a high-end fitness centre that offers fitness classes, studio space, personal training sessions and state of the art equipment.
The fitness centre’s first opening in Scotland will be a fantastic development for the franchise, which already has more than 25 locations across England and Northern Ireland. It aims to set itself apart from other fitness providers by choosing unique locations that are full of character to set the right atmosphere for its members to have a great workout.
More than five jobs will be created in the town if the application is successful, allowing those passionate about fitness in the area to share their knowledge with Fitness Space’s members. The location is estimated to be able to hold around 30 people at once, meaning the franchise’s newest location will have an exclusive feel to it.
Founded in 2010 by former Olympian Tim Benjamin, Fitness Space is different than many traditional gyms. Its aim is to ensure its members never feel intimidated on their fitness journey and provides tailored fitness programmes and dedicated fitness coaches to help them reach their goals. It’s seen fantastic growth in the last 18 months and is expanding faster than many of its boutique gym competitors.
Sophie Cole, Point Franchise ©