PERSONAL trainers trying to change the way we view fitness have plans to bring a new gym to Rosyth.

Chris Irvine and Josh McGonigal set up NitraFit earlier this year providing not just boot camps for customers but also workshops and seminars on mental health.

The programme has been so popular that they are now hoping to open their own gym so clients can continue to train during the winter.

The business partners are waiting to get the green light on planning permission from Fife Council on an industrial unit on Barham Road, part of Rosyth Europarc.

Chris, 33, former manager at PureGym in Dunfermline, said: "Right now we're outdoors at Pitreavie playing fields doing boot camp-style sessions but also workshops and seminars on mental health.

"We've got a big following down there now.

"Our clients don't like commercial gyms, they're put off by the bodybuilders and so they wanted something a bit different.

"A lot of them also have similar issues and suffer from anxiety and depression and we've founded NitraFit to try to fix these mental health problems for the long term.

"We would like to get somewhere indoors now so we can continue through the winter."

Chris and Josh were both still working at PureGym when they started the boot camps in April.

As well as providing fitness classes, they wanted to on all of the important factors that make a person happy and confident in their own skin.

They do this with regular one-to-one meetings with members and daily messages in WhatsApp groups and workshops so they can stay motivated year-round and make lifelong friends.

So far they've got 100 members.

"We just thought we'd deliver these boot camps and have a bit of fun but it's developed into this massive thing," Chris added.

"Its seems to be working well.

"I loved working at PureGym but in commercial gyms, you can't commit a lot of time.

"Members don't get the interaction they need.

"We know everyone's name, what they do, their families, who they are.

"We hope we get the space as soon as possible, we're just waiting for the council to give us the green light.

"If this falls through we've got a Plan B for another property in Rosyth."

Josh, 23, added: "Our vision at Nitrafit is to build a community of people who want to change their lives for the better.

"We started the business six months ago in the hope of bringing value to the people of Fife through our expertise in the health and fitness industry.

"We’ve got over 100 members and we’re passionate about helping those who need it but we’ve barely scratched the surface so far.

"We’ve got a long way to go but myself and Chris love the process and everything that comes with running Nitrafit."

The site at Rosyth Europarc is currently just reserved for industrial use but commercial property agents Ryden has been marketing several units there for some time without much success.

It's expected the gym would create eight jobs initially in the area.