THE long-awaited opening of a new Dunfermline gym has taken place.

Pilmuir Fitness 10 (PF10) was officially opened in city's Linen Quarter development by Provost Jim Leishman.

Those behind the facility, Dunfermline man Jason McEvoy and Colin Wood from Edinburgh, say the it is the first of its kind as it is class-focused.

Members can take part in a range of low, medium or high intensity classes, each designed to achieve specific results for participants in a highly motivated environment.

A total of 10 classes are available to members including Escalate, a functional high intensity interval circuits, BOXRapid, a boxing-based workout and FIT camp which is a high intensity, military-based fitness session for all ranks.

The Press reported on plans for the new facility back in 2020. However delays caused by the pandemic and other factors saw the opening delayed.

Jason explained: "Covid and the fallout from the lockdowns had an impact on many start-ups, including ours, but the important thing is that we’ve met those challenges and have opened the doors on what has been a dream for both Colin and me.

"We’re grateful to everyone who’s helped along the way and we’re looking forward now to building a great business.”

The PF10 co-founder is hopeful the concept will encourage members to get fit.

Dunfermline Press: Provost Jim Leishman formally opens Pilmuir Fitness 10.Provost Jim Leishman formally opens Pilmuir Fitness 10. (Image: Spreng Thomson)

“Committing to get and stay fit requires motivation and we know from past experience that doing so as part of a group creates a much greater chance of success," he added.

"That’s why PF10 is class-based, and we’re convinced it’s a winning approach, both for the gym and its members.”

Colin, who is a fourth Dan Judo black belt and an Olympic lifting coach, added: "We had a blank canvas at PF10 as the unit was built as part of the Linen Quarter development.

"So, we’ve made it as attractive an environment as possible for our members while ensuring that nothing will get in the way of them achieving their goals.”

Opening the facility, Provost Leishman said: “Health and wellbeing have never been as important as they are today, and I applaud Jason and Colin for launching PF10.

"These two entrepreneurs are clearly a class act and I hope their unique approach will encourage the people of City of Dunfermline to get fit and stay fit.”

Information on classes, timetable and membership options is available at the Pilmuir Fitness 10 website.