PLANS have been approved for a new Gym and Nail Bar within the Sainsburys Store at Jolly Sailor Retail Park.
The plans will see just over 400 sq m of the supermarket shopping area being taken away to create a 381 sq m Gym and a 28 sq m Nail Bar.
At this point in time, there is no identified operator for the gym, but is targeted towards providing a large open plan and flexible space aimed at the budget end of the gym market, similar to other retail park gyms, think easygym or puregym.
Budget gyms mentioned are generally accessible 24 hours a day 7 days a week which is why sharing locations with retail units is a good business model. Budget gyms rely on large simple floor plans which offer flexibility and have access free car parking.
The nail bar will be operated by national operator, Regis. The nail bar will provide a wide selection of manicure and pedicure services including, filing and polishing, precision nail shaping, infills and advanced cuticle care. The concession would also offer massage, moisturising and skin rejuvenation treatments for hands and feet.
In August 2014, 89 sq m of the retail floorspace in the store was removed to become a dental surgery.
Current gym provisions within Tamworth include:
- Gymophobics – George Street
- SnowDome – Leisure Island
- Bannatyne Health Club – Bonehill Road
- Lifestyle Fitness – Namco Station
- The Fitness Hub – Lichfield Road Industrial Estate
- Claymore Gym – Tame Valley Industrial Estate
Full details of the plan can be found by visiting the planning portal on the Tamworth Borough Council website and searching for planning application 0230/2015.