POUND for Pound Gym Box has taken over the former Health Club building in East Bargate, Southampton.

Osmond Brookes arranged a new ten-year lease, with breaks, at a rent of £18,500pa for the site.

The proprietors of the new venture are Steve Barnes and Micky Orchard, who said: “Everybody loves to punch something, whether they are five year old kids or sixty year old ladies, boxing training seems to be the answer to modern day living.”