City workers and residents are being given an opportunity to take part in boot camp style work-outs in First Street, on the southern edge of Manchester city centre.
Civilian Military Fitness is holding classes within the public realm area of First Street, which Ask Developments and contractors Mayfield Construction are currently completing as part of the first phase plans to redevelop a 20-acre site.
On completion, First Street Manchester will be an 18 metre wide and 300 metre long boulevard connecting the community of Hulme through the Mancunian Way to the Hacienda site on Whitworth Street West.
Jamie Bloor, managing director at Civilian Military Fitness, said; "When Ask Developments approached us to operate our military fitness classes we agreed straight away as First Street is a fantastic location and an ideal opportunity to use outdoor urban space. There is strong evidence that exercise and fresh air increases both physical and mental well being. Our classes combine the two and we are excited to be offering the people who work and live in the city a no-nonsense and proven way to get fit."
With over 1,400 Manchester City Council staff now moved into Number One First Street, Civilian Military Fitness hopes the First Street classes will attract them to exercise before and after work.
Classes are open to everyone over the age of 16 and are to suit all abilities and run every weekday.
Civilian Military Fitness currently runs classes at an additional five locations in Greater Manchester including:
- Stockport Rugby Club in Bramhall
- Chorlton Water Park
- Hyde Park
- Worthington Park in Sale
- Stamford Park in Ashton-Under-Lyne
Civilian Military Fitness plans to open new venues across Manchester and other targeted cities across the UK
For more information on the locations and class timetables and how to become a member of the club visit the Civilian Military Fitness website