A NEW gym will open in Worcester in the same place as where a gym closed recently.

PureGym Worcester will open in St Martin's Quarter, in the unit which was previously occupied by Fit For Free.

As we reported Fit for Free closed in July, blaming "challenging market conditions in the low-cost fitness sector."

The club initally said it had been trying to sell the club to other fitness operators but closed its doors on Wednesday, July 16.

PureGym Worcester has said it will move into the space in unit 11 and, although a date hasn't yet been set, it is likely to be at the end of September.

A spokeswoman said: "It's not a confirmed date but it's likely to be the last week in September.

"There will be 24 hours access to the gym and we have state-of-the-art equipment and all the usual classes.

"The classes will be included in the price of the membership which will be £10.99 per month for the first six months and then £17.99.

"There's no contract so members can cancel whenever they want."

PureGym Worcester will be part of the PureGym chain which runs more than 180 gyms with 800,000 plus members across the UK.