An empty building which was becoming an eyesore in Fleetwood is now home to a new gym business.
And the Maxifitness Gym, based in the former Royal British Legion building on Copse Road, is seen as the latest aid in the Healthier Fleetwood campaign.
We aim to further enhance the quality of life in Fleetwood by promoting physical fitness here
Mental health is a major issue in Fleetwood, and Lancashire as a whole, and life expectancy in some wards in the town fall below the national average, with it being on average seven years lower in men.
Unemployment, increases in poverty and the decline of the fishing industry have contributed to the problems.
Physical exercise has been shown to help improve mental health.
The Healthier Fleetwood initiative aims to support events and projects in the town. Maxine Garrett owner of the Maxifitness Gym is an avid supporter of the scheme.
She said: “We aim to further enhance the quality of life in Fleetwood by promoting physical fitness here.”
Details about Healthier Fleetwood at www.healthierfleetwood.co.uk and the Maxifit Gym on 07736394977.