JD Gyms, part of JD Sports Fashion group which has a branch in the Antonine Centre has transformed the former Xercise4LessCumbernauld gym at Cumbernauld Shopping Centre , into a ‘new’ fitness facility - JD Gyms Cumbernauld .
In a major boost for the town centre, the company says that this will feature more than 300 pieces of the industry’s best cardio, strength and functional fitness equipment.
Plus the gym will also offer one of the area’s largest free weights zones, prowler/sprint track, rig and boxing area.
State-of-the-art fitness studios will too play host to more than 300 classes a month, all of which are included in the monthly membership price.
Flexible opening hours are also being flagged up as the gym will be open from 6am – 10pm on weekdays and 8am-8pm on Saturday and Sundays and have free parking on site.
The firm took an interest in Cumbernauld after notching up some success in Glasgow City Centre – and wanted to build on this at a location close by.Managing Director of JD Gyms, Alun Peacock, said: “Cumbernauld is a fantastic location for us as we've been wanting to expand the JD Gyms brand in Scotland for some time, following the success of our Glasgow gyms.
"We’re incredibly excited to have transformed the old Xercise4Less gym and created a higher standard of fitness facility for the people of Cumbernauld.”
The company has effectively taken over after Xercise4Less went into admistration – and has spared staff from being made redundant. It also hopes to offer more jobs in future.
The site which converges partly on the former Mackays premises had lain disused for many years, prompting fears that a buyer would never be found for it.
However an extensive renovation saw it transformed for non-retail use – and the private facilities quickly became a rival to the nearby municipal facilities at the Tryst Centre.