Spaciotempo puts fitness first as membership soars at new gym
A gym in Bude has seen the number of new members per month soar from 15 to a staggering 277 since moving into a new state-of-the-art facility in February.
An additional four fitness instructors have also been employed by GLL Bude as a direct result of relocating to the Spaciotempo building.
The incredible increase in membership immediately followed the gym’s move from an annexe at Bude Splash Leisure Pool into a bespoke temporary structure linked to the centre.
Duty Manager Keith Taylor said the response from existing and new members had been overwhelming: “The customers absolutely love the new gym – we have all been completely wowed by it. The increase in the number of new members is a testament to the quality and design of the building and the hi-tech equipment we have installed.
“This time last year we averaged around 15 new members per month whereas in February – our first month of opening – 277 people joined! The increase in membership has not only been a massive boost to the business, it has also enabled us to employ four local people, taking the number of fitness instructors from one to five.”
The Oxygen-style facility measures 600sqm – approximately five times the size of the former health suite.
It has been kitted out with top-of-the-range Technogym equipment and features a separate fitness studio with a sprung floor and dryside changing areas.
The sports centre has an aesthetically-pleasing curved thermo roof and 10 windows to create a light and airy environment.
Keith added: “The gym itself is brilliant. It is light and spacious, and we can now offer our customers a much wider range of equipment thanks to the increased space. The studio is a real bonus as we can run fitness classes, tailored to the preference of members, in a separate area. We have also been able to fit individual sound systems – one in the gym and one in the studio – so that neither disturbs the other.
“Spaciotempo was able to create a truly bespoke facility that perfectly met our requirements. The gym has provided a wider audience with the opportunity to get fit and healthy as well as enabling us to boost employment in the area. The new building marks the beginning of a really positive era for GLL Bude and we are looking forward to a very bright future.”