A fledgling gym is going from strength to strength since opening six months ago.
AK Fitness in Seaton Delaval opened in the former social club in Elsdon Avenue in October.
It started with three fitness staff, but with a membership of more than 600, it has taken on a further worker and is seeking an apprentice. It also has three freelance instructors.
It offers training, nutrition advice and clothing.
There are also more than 30 classes each week, two exercise studios and a beauty room, and a further studio and snack bar will be opening soon.