A DEESIDE gym has applied for 24-hour opening to cater for people who work around the clock.

Énergie Fitness, which opened in May on Deeside Retail Park in Queensferry, has applied for 24-hour opening with Flintshire County Council.

The current opening hours are 6am to 11pm (Monday to Fri) and 8am to 8pm (Saturday and Sunday) but the company is hoping to increase its hours to meet the growing demands of the local population.

Glyn Stephens, co-owner and club manager at Énergie Fitness Deeside, said the gym is looking to cater for all - including people who work outside of traditional working hours.

He said: “Deeside is a well-known manufacturing hub with several shift workers who work around the clock.

"Since opening, and after engaging with our members and the local community, we feel the demand is extremely high for a flexible fitness centre to accommodate the diverse shift patterns amongst the local population.

"By going 24-hours, it would also lead to the creation of another full-time job and provide an element of natural surveillance around the retail park at night, which are of course other major benefits of the proposal. ”

Énergie Fitness Deeside is owned and run by North Walian Glyn Stephens and his wife, Nathalie. For more information please visit www.energiefitness.com/deeside