A NEW Health and Wellbeing Centre has opened in Kelso.
KD Fit, run by Kieran Douglass took over premises at Station Yard within the city’s Sprouston Road final yr and Provost Gavin Horsburgh formally carried out the opening ceremony of the on Monday,January 2.
Kieran who previously labored for Live Borders began free Zoom lessons throughout lockdown and after attracting a big following he determined to start out his enterprise in May 2021 working lessons at Ednam Village Hall in addition to out of doors boot camps.
A big crowd turned up on the open day and membership has risen from 30 to 116.
He stated: “There was extra individuals there than I ever thought there can be, it’s implausible and we gained a whole lot of new members, it by no means stopped all day.
“I don’t name it a health club, however quite a well being and wellbeing centre. We have a members lounge the place individuals can have a chat earlier than or after lessons which is essential.
“I’m so pleased with our members who’re like a small group. Everyone is so pleasant and make new members welcome.
“I consider psychological well being is simply as essential as bodily health and I’m hoping to carry some out of doors occasions to champion this together with hikes, paddleboard occasions and an assault course.
“The majority of lessons are within the studio, however we even have our out of doors boot camps as nicely.
“We’ve obtained new Skiergs which is a machine the place you pull ropes down as when you’re snowboarding, rowing machines, air bikes, weights, kettle bells, skipping ropes, battle ropes and step bins.
“And we’ve simply launched a Doddie Aid league so individuals can log their miles for Team South.”
Last month KD Fit was named as one in every of six winners of Borders MP John Lamont’s Small Business Awards 2022.