Gosport gym has makeover ahead of April 12 reopening for Marina Fitness members

OWNERS of a Gosport gym are excited to reopen its doors after upgrading the site in a bid to help members achieve their fitness goals.

Saturday, 27th March 2021, 11:57 am
Updated Saturday, 27th March 2021, 12:13 pm

Marina Fitness is preparing to welcome back members from April 12, despite the challenges the gym has faced over lockdown.

Located at The Slaughterhouse with views of the Spinnaker Tower, Marina Fitness has undergone a revamp with a number of improvements added.

Co-owners and married couple Katie and James Eneas took over the gym in August 2020.

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Marina Fitness in Gosport is ready to reopen on April 12 when lockdown restrictions are lifted. Picture: Sarah Standing

Keen to make Marina Fitness ‘as inclusive as possible’, Katie and James decided to transform the site by introducing a new gym layout.

There is also a refurbished reception area, a track, sled, cable crossover, functional and stretching zone, a cardio suite, and even a 3D body scanner to help members track their progress.

Katie said: ‘We have got a fantastic team in place now and moving forward we will be able to offer everyone a really good facility.’

Luke Bower, media manager, James and Kate Eneas, owners of Marina Fitness, and Karen Green, manager. Picture: Sarah Standing

Marina Fitness has faced several challenges over the last six months, including confusion over changes to lockdown rules.

Katie added: ‘It’s been a struggle for all of our members. We have been trying to support them but not knowing when we’ll be able to open has been hard.

‘There’s been times we didn’t think we’d re-open, the constant stop, start nature of lockdown impacted our business tremendously.

‘However, we made a decision in early November to commit to Marina Fitness and make notable changes to enhance the gym experience for everyone.’

Owner Kate Eneas cleans the gym equipment. Picture: Sarah Standing

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Due to the uncertain time between lockdown two and three, Marina Fitness faced frustration from some members as news of the reopening was delayed.

James said: ‘With the government rules changing it was difficult for us to understand when we could open, when we couldn’t open, how many members were allowed in.’

However, the gym has overcome the odds and is the team is excited to welcome back members.

Katie added: ‘Our gym is different from anything around, the location, look and feel of the place make us stand out.

‘We want to welcome as many people from the local area to take a look from themselves.

‘It’ll be really nice to get to meet all of our members face to face and watching everyone enjoy the facilities.’

Find out more at marinafitness.co.uk

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