A gym with a difference has opened in Wirral, offering private workout space for those who may feel self-conscious going to a traditional ‘open-plan’ gym.
The Barerooms gym is based in Birkenhead and by offering private rooms for working out, the owners believe it to be the first of its kind in gym design.
Over 15% of the adult UK population have gym membership – nearly 8m people – and many more work out at home.
Wayne Hughes, owner of the gym explained that many people simply don’t have room at home to store and use exercise equipment and have anxiety about joining a gym where everyone can watch as you train.
Wayne said, “We are trying to address a problem that many people face and that’s their reluctance to go to gyms, approx. one-third of the population won’t go to a gym as they basically don’t know how to use equipment or have just general gym anxiety.
Co-owner Max said, “We have converted a warehouse in Valley Road Business Park, Bidston, into private fitness and recreation rooms. The rooms are equipped with everything that’s required for a complete workout along with a projector that displays a class of their choice, allowing people to exercise on their own or with friends.”
Along with fitness rooms, there is a golf simulator room for golf practise and a virtual reality room which contains omnidirectional treadmills allowing the participant to walk run jump etc without the risk of bumping into things.
At the moment, there are about eight rooms available for hire, including the traditional weights room, a room suitable for small dance or yoga classes, as well as the aforementioned VR and golf rooms.
The gym offers a membership model of 4 hours access to any room at £15.99 and you can find out more on their website
Image: Wayne and Max at Barerooms. Credit: www.fotopiaimages.com