A Wilmslow couple have been granted planning permission to open a new gym in the town centre.
Samantha Barrett and her partner Stefan Quirk have been given the go ahead to change the use of the empty retail unit at 44-46 Grove Street, which has been unoccupied since the Bank clothing shop closed years ago, to open Bodyhub.
Stefan has spent the past 4 years as a Fitness Manager at two national gyms and brings with him 16 years experience as a personal trainer. Whilst Samantha comes from a background in project management, with over 8 years' experience managing projects for FTSE 500 companies, across a breadth of sectors.
Speaking about Bodyhub, Stefan said "It is a new concept within the area, utilising the concept of many bootcamps in central Manchester and other big cities in terms of having different stations (treadmill and TRX). We're using the latest technogym tehcnology.
"The skillmill is the piece of technology we will use which allows members to track their progress via an app. They will log into a class using wearable technology (wristband). The skill mill mimics various types of resistance training as well as the traditional run that a treadmill would normally do."
Commenting on their decision to open in Wilmslow, Samantha said "I've lived here for 5 years and Stefan has trained in and around the area for 16 years. We know a lot of people around Wilmslow and really like the community.
"We also know that this is the perfect market as people are fitness conscientious and are always looking for the latest technology or ways in which to improve their fitness to elite level."
Samantha Barrett and her partner Stefan Quirk hope to open their new gym on Grove Stret in March.