A FITNESS fanatic took a leap of faith to open the gym of his dreams.

New Body Fitness has thrown open its doors in Cambridge Road on the Granby Industrial Estate in Weymouth.

Nick Bell, owner and head trainer, has been running New Body for the last three years as a personal training business.

He said he decided to take a ‘leap of faith’ and create a gym rather than outgrow the personal trainer facility.

Mr Bell teamed up with Julian Lawes to run the business.

He said: “Thanks to everyone who has made the vision a reality.

“It’s been a massive family and friends’ effort to get it where it is so far. I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped us out.”

The new gym has fitness rooms, a spinning studio, a vibrating plate room, a chill-out lounge for children to play in, personal training facilities, a sports masseuse, beauty therapy room and a coffee bar for people to sit back and relax.

Mr Bell said: “We have created a facility that caters for everyone.

“We have got a large cardio area with light resistance, a free weight area and sports performance area.

“We have got two fitness class rooms as well as a spinning room and vibro studio.”

The gym is family friendly, Mr Bell said. He added: “Our client base ranges from 16-70.

“We just want to make sure there’s an option for everyone – something where