A former social club in Northumberland has been transformed into a thriving gym business.
Alex Harvey opened AK Fitness in the former Seaton Delaval Social Club, just six months after purchasing the building.
“I didn’t think it would take off as well as it has,” he said.
“There’s been no negativity at all.”
The facility offers traditional gym equipment as well as a group exercise studio and a beauty room.
“We have changed the old concert room into the gym, boxing room on the stage, what used to be the bar into the exercise studio, the darts room into a beauty room and the old function room into a second exercise studio/snack bar,” he added.
The club has so far attracted more than 380 members, and Alex now has plans to add a second studiood and healthy snack bar this year.