A NEW fitness facility will be throwing open its doors this weekend and is holding a special day to celebrate.

Body By Lekan is a new fitness centre, in Telford Road, which will host bootcamps, personal training and general exercise classes, will open on January 13.

Set up by former athlete Lekan Oluyemi, along with Saswata Barman and Bikram Banerjee, the new company aims to supply fitness facilities and classes at a low cost.

Saswata said: “Our idea was to provide a low cost solution to physical fitness and to deliver it at a price that was affordable, and through our infrastructure and our new way of conducting the admin, we have passed on that saving to the customer.”

Saswata and Bikram both come from a background in IT, and have been using their expertise to make booking sessions online as easy as possible.

The trio from Basingstoke have planned their opening day events to feature an array of activities to provide an insight for those interested in getting involved. These include a free bootcamp session at 4pm lasting one hour.

According to Saswata, one of the main attractions of their ventre is Lekan’s style of coaching.

He added: “Lekan has got a personal touch with everybody he has taught, he’ll have a chat with people and offer advice, even if people have just walked in.”

For more information, visit the facility's website: bodybylekan.com