Innerleithen: New fitness gym bid filed with Borders council


Health followers could soon be working out in Innerleithen if the conversion of a auto workshop is considered fit for purpose.

Scottish Borders Council has acquired a organizing bid for the section modify of use of the workshop at 2 Station Garden in Traquair Road into a CrossFit schooling facility.

Applicant Annette Oliphant says CrossFit is a life style characterised by safe and powerful exercising.

In her application she adds: “My intention is to generate a practical conditioning gymnasium that is accessible for absolutely everyone in our community.

“CrossFit is unique to any of the other major industrial chains or gyms that are at the moment obtainable in our area spot.

“The device at Station Garden is exclusively appropriate for the specifications of a CrossFit health club, which requires a concrete flooring and superior ceilings for some of the physical exercises that we carry out.  The device has a roller doorway acceptable for satisfactory ventilation.

“CrossFit is a carbon welcoming style of health facility, demanding no electrically run products, and no heating or air-conditioning. The area of the unit is off the significant avenue which will have small impact on the area citizens.

“Innerleithen at present has no exercise facility produced out there to the people. At current area citizens have to journey through some form of transportation be it bus, vehicle or bike to arrive at a single of the closest conditioning services.

“With the present trend for community leisure and tourism inside of the town I really feel that Innerleithen and the encompassing location would significantly reward from its very possess conditioning facility.”

The application has the help of the industrial unit’s landlord Keith Webb, who provides: “I have had numerous enquiries concerning this place, together with other individuals also seeking to start off a gym. Having said that my preference is to hire this unit to an Innerleithen resident who will be focused on developing a crucial facility for the regional neighborhood.

“I’m knowledgeable you have concerns about the minimal quantity of industrial units readily available in Innerleithen, however you will know I am in the approach of developing a few further models for industrial use.

“In my particular feeling the creation of a gym will be an asset to Innerleithen, offering a useful facility in the community that persons at the moment have to travel for.

“I have owned these units for 4 several years and in my view never consider there is any other appropriate house within just Innerleithen that would be of use as a conditioning facility.”

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