A NEW 24-hour gym is set to open in Bournemouth later this month.

PureGym will be opening a branch at the Mallard Road Retail Park on Wednesday April 14.

It will form part of the chain which offers no-contract memberships and will be open seven days a week.

A PureGym spokesman said: "The brand new club is spread across two floors and caters for everyone’s exercise needs with a functional zone, free weights, class studio and cycle studio, fixed resistance, cardio equipment and a stretch area. Our certified PTs will also be available to help their clients to achieve their health and fitness goals.

"This will be a great facility for the people of Bournemouth and surrounding community and we can’t wait to welcome them. We are also eager for our employees to get back to the jobs they love and we are therefore delighted that this new site will create 11 new jobs in Bournemouth."