PUREGYM, the UK’s largest gym operator will open its doors in the Scottish Borders this month.

Located on the Gala Water Retail Park, next to M&S and nearby to Tesco, the brand new gym will be open 24/7 from 12pm on Friday February 10.

READ MORE: House builder's donation provides swimming lessons for kids

The gym aims to provide around seven new jobs in the thriving fitness sector and bring increased footfall to the retail park.

PureGym say that they are always on the lookout for people who want to turn their passion for fitness into a career through the company’s Personal Training Academy.

Border Telegraph: Victor Freitas on Unsplash Victor Freitas on Unsplash

Not only does the programme equip candidates to become a certified Personal Trainer in just 14 weeks.

It guarantees a job at the end (subject to successful interview) after graduating and provides ongoing PT business support and opportunities for career progression into management roles.

For more information, visit the PT Training Academy page.

A PureGym spokesperson said: “At a time when affordable fitness is more important than ever, we are delighted to be bringing the UK’s favourite gym to Galashiels and the surrounding areas.

READ MORE: Invitation to official opening of salmon fishing season

“The stateof-the-art gym will be a fantastic facility and will provide the opportunity for people to improve their mental and physical health, whenever and however they want to.

“We look forward to welcoming new members to PureGym Galashiels – look out for our opening offer.”

PureGym Galashiels will be a format gyms, designed to fit into smaller spaces but still provide members with everything they need for their workout with hundreds of pieces of state-of-the-art equipment, a full functional zone, free weights area, and much more, a selection of group exercise classes, all included within the membership price, certified PTs available to help their clients achieve their health and fitness goals and free parking available on site.