A GYM in Ulverston has undergone a major refurbishment in a bid to become a universal training space for all shapes and sizes.

Henry Armer Fitness in Brogden Street, Ulverston, has rebranded as U-Gym featuring state of the art equipment and an updated design style.

Henry Armer, who has managed the gym for nine years, said he wanted the newly renovated gym to be as ‘welcoming and inclusive’ as possible.

He said: “We want our gym to welcome people of all different shapes and sizes.

“It’s not like corporate gyms which focus just on bodybuilding or aerobics, we want it to be open to everyone.”

The gym has adopted an industrial, stripped-back style inspired by Mr Armer’s time in Dubai.

As well as its updated interior design, the gym has also gained a host of new equipment, including plate loaded machines and a state of the art curved treadmill.

Mr Armer said: “We’ve also split the different weight areas.

“The heavier weight areas are upstairs, however, if people feel a bit intimidated by this section, we’ve created a light weight area downstairs.

“We want the space to be as inclusive to all body types and fitness levels as possible.”

Mr Armer said the response in the community had been ‘fantastic’ since reopening.

“All of our users at the moment said they absolutely love the new changes,” he said.

“I think the new decor has changed the face of the gym which is reflected in the boost in membership numbers.”

The gym also hopes to offer reduced membership rates for customers in the future.

“We would like to target people who perhaps can’t afford to pay full price membership,” Mr Armer said.

“I think being able to train and get fit should be accessible to everyone regardless of income so that’s something we’d like to offer in the future.”