A NEW 'premium results gym' has opened in Stourport much to the delight of fitness fanatics.

In 2 Shape Gym, based on Widen Lane Business Park opened on June 29 and has already gained an influx of members.

Lewis Bidgood, has worked within the fitness industry since he was 19, and has finally achieved his dream of owning his own gym after years of managing fitness chains.

Lewis said: "When I left school, I fixed cars but then the recession hit and I got made redundant. I then worked for Fitness First, then went on to 24/7 gym and since then I have worked in a variety of gyms around the area.

"I have talked about owning my own gym for long enough, so it is great that I have finally done it.

"We have had a soft opening on June 29 as we still need to finish up the bathrooms but everything is basically completed.

"The opening went really well and we are working with local businesses to try and create a community atmosphere.

"We have been busy and i think its a great time to open something like this as everyone seems to be more concious for their health and fitness after the Covid lockdowns."

With Covid restrictions in place, Lewis has implemented a maximum member capacity to ensure users feel safe and the gym does not get overcrowded.

He added: "We are operating in a different style to the chain gyms as we aren't just trying to get as many members as possible.

"We are capping members to 400 for the next 12 months which will then be reviewed.

The gym has a range of strength equipment and cardio machines, which Lewis says "will benefit people" and will monitor usage to see if more bespoke equipment is needed to cater to member’s needs.

The 29-year-old has opened his new venture with his partner Kevin and currently has two self employed personal trainers. He is hoping to take on an apprentice within the coming months.