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New CrossFit gym planned for Amesbury

New CrossFit gym planned for Amesbury

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:50am 21st January 2020.

3 minute read

HR4K say they specialise in employing ex-military personnel and their spouses - and want to a 'build a community'.

A planning application's gone in to Wiltshire Council for permission to put a new facility on Solstice Park.

CrossFit HR4K has submitted it, following a model for their successful gym in Hereford.

HR4K Amesbury location map Solstice Park
The red dot is where the gym is planned for Amesbury's Solstice Park - with the TJ Morris distribution centre to the right and Animal Friends insurance HQ to the left

WHAT IS HR4K? 

It was first set up for the military community 'to rebuild lives in a positive way'.

They sell merchandise and fitness gear online, as well as having their gym in Hereford, which runs CrossFit sessions and Brazilian JiuJitsu.

In a statement as part of their planning application, they've said: 

"The positive, friendly and familiar environment that we have created at HR4K has brought people and communities together. We believe HR4K has helped to rebuild lives in a positive way and it's that which has encouraged us to do more elsewhere."

WHAT'S PLANNED? 

HR4K is applying to build a 'state of the art training facility' with fitness classes, group session and lifestyle support.

It'll also have a meeting room, available for the community, a cafe with outdoor terrace and an outdoor training area.

HR4K CrossFit Amesbury plan
Here's the site plan for the new CrossFit gym in Amesbury, with the large darker grey building being the facility itself

They've chosen Amesbury for their base due to its proximity to military communities in Bulford, Larkhill and Tidworth.

The nearest other CrossFit gyms are in Salisbury or Andover.

HR4K CrossFit Amesbury Signage
The planning application also includes details of the signage that would be on the side of the building

HR4K is also pledging to use veteran owned or run suppliers where possible, and donate a portion to the sales in their cafe back into Armed Forces charities.

They've said they've already got some ex-military personnel and spouses of soldiers signed up to work at the facility.

It's expected to create 8 full time jobs in total. 

The site would also include a therapy room, with all of their staff trained in mental first aid.

WHEN COULD IT BE OPEN? 

If planning permission gets the go ahead, it would 'typically' offer classes between 6.00am and 10.00pm, 7 days a week.

HR4K also say they would be keen on the idea of being open 24 hours a day, if there's a demand from members.

The site would also have 30 car parking spaces and room for 24 bike spaces too.

We can comment on the plans until February 10th, via the Wiltshire Council website.

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