A women-only gym in Flintshire has gone from strength to strength and is set to expand its premises.

Aspire to Inspire Fitness opened its doors of the unit in Buckley town centre in December last year following delays in planning permission.

Less than 6 months after opening owner, Kat Jones, put forward another planning request to extend to the upstairs unit.

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In a statement on Facebook, on July 10, the 37-year-old said: “Everyone of Buckley, I know a lot of you have followed my journey the past 6 months, today I have been granted planning permission for the extension of the upstairs of the gym!”

The gym runs 25 of classes per week and currently has over 100 members, often even having waiting lists for classes.  

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Miss Jones hopes that the extension will allow for “more classes and more room for clients and members because we have out grown the gym.

“It will also bring more footfall to Buckley, create jobs and much more.”

The gym recently raised over £1,000 by holding a 12-hour 'Danceathon' in aid of a woman seeking urgent specialist care to treat her anorexia.

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Owner Kat Jones aims for the gym to not be solely focused on fitness but also wellbeing as well.

Starting next Monday the gym will be hosting a 'Mental Health Monday' hour from 12-1pm for women to talk and meet people. 

The free hour is open to anyone but those suffering with anxiety or mental health issues are encouraged to come along.

A client from the gym commented that she finds “larger, unisex gyms slightly intimidating so Aspire is perfect for me, especially location wise too.”

Another client described the gym as life-changing and said: “If someone had told me 6 months ago that I’d join the gym and love it I would have laughed at them but that is exactly what has happened!”

The gym recently launched an app system which guests can use free with their monthly membership.