This new gym is opening in Hull city centre - and it includes an outdoor workout space

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 8 Feb 2018

A new gym and outdoor workout space is opening at K2, the £6 million development at Kingston House in Hull city centre.

The gym will be one of the first businesses to open up in the refurbished former council building, with the first offices also ready this month.

The Rise gym, comprising of a gym and outdoor workout space, will open next week in the residential and workspace complex in Bond Street.

The 3,000sq ft gym will house powerlifting and weightlifting areas, as well as cardio equipment and personal training spaces.

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There will also be a 4,000sq ft rooftop outdoor workout area, where Crossfit, strongman exercises and circuits will be held.

Rise is the first gym venture for fitness entrepreneurs Samantha Monins, Adam Stevens and Tom Findlay.

They will be recruiting five personal trainers to work at Rise, which is set to open on Monday, February 12.

The gym is inside the former council building which is being developed by Tradepark to create office space, 14 luxury apartments, a 100-bed hotel, and restaurant and retail space.

Samantha Monins says she hopes the mixture of offices, apartments and businesses in the building will help to attract new members.

Brian Freestone, Adam Stevens and Samantha Monins

She said: “The location at K2 is as good as it gets for a gym. The complex is a mixture of offices, working spaces and apartments, with a real community feel, so we’re sure we’ll attract lots of members.

“The idea of providing something for everyone is at the heart of what we do. It’s why we’ve created different workout spaces, both indoor and outdoor, so we can cater for all.”

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Brian Freestone, communities director at Tradepark Ltd, says the outdoor rooftop area gives it “another dimension”.

“We’re delighted that Samantha and Adam chose K2 for their new gym venture,” he said.

Completed office inside K2

“The space enables them to include a range of training areas to suit different people, and the outdoor rooftop adds another dimension to the classes they can offer.

“We hope that Rise will attract not only K2 tenants, but other city centre workers and residents with its fantastic, convenient location.”

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Beverley-based Tradepark Ltd purchased Kingston House via NPS in August. Work began on site in September, with the first office space due to be ready this month.

Rise will be open Monday to Friday, 5am to 11pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 7am to 9pm.

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