New independent gym now open and taking shape nicely in Castle Street

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 9 June 2021

HINCKLEY’S brand new ‘boutique fitness facility’ has officially opened its doors.

The Just One More Team (Supplied)

Just One More, an independent Hinckley-based fitness company, quietly opened the doors to their new two-floor gym on Saturday (5 June), in the former Game store on Upper Castle Street.

The gym is owned by Hinckley-based Personal Trainer, Lewis Knight, who has worked tirelessly with his team from the day they acquired the space in early April to prepare for the public launch.

More than twenty classes per week take place inside, such as ‘CIRC-HIIT sessions’, which is their take on classic circuit training and interval training, ‘L1FT’ weightlifting classes, and pilates, and yoga sessions.

Memberships for the gym itself are available for £20 per month, whilst there are class-exclusive memberships, like the exclusive ‘yoga-only membership’ and pay-as-you-go options.

Membership information can be found on the gym’s official mobile app and website.

‘Community as well as a gym’

Speaking to Hinckley BID last Tuesday, Lewis explained that he did not want it to just be a gym, but a ‘community’ to help people feel included.

Owner and local Personal Trainer, Lewis Knight (Supplied)

He said: “I didn’t want this to be just a gym, I want it to be a community and to help people feel included.

“I know that some people can feel daunted when they first go to a gym, but I don’t want that here.”

Warm welcome given from BID

Steve Wegerif, Director of Hinckley BID, welcomed Lewis’ brand to the high street and wished them ‘every success’.

Steve stated: “We are delighted to welcome Just One More to Castle Street. They have created a wonderful facility at what was previously the Game shop, and we wish them every success.

“It adds to the Town centre’s increasing diversity, and we are sure will prove very popular.”

Past space occupants

The space was previously home to two video game retailers, Gamestation and Game.

It last traded as Game until it closed in late 2020 and was placed on the property market.

It was acquired by Just One More in April, who turned the retail space into a gymnasium.

For inside photos of how it looked when the unit was acquired months ago, click here.

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