A strongman from Laurencekirk has opened a new gym in the town. The Asylum Strength & Conditioning gym opened at Conveth Place.
UK strongman Paul Benton, opened the gym on October 30 offers its services ‘24/7’, so fitness fanatics can ‘train whenever they like and don’t have to worry about opening times’ for members. Non-members can train there between the hours of 6am and 9pm.
The gym is unique in that it offers indoor conditioning area that include tyres, sledges and sandbags. This area also offers strongman training, of which there are only ‘two or three’ other ones in Scotland, according to Mr Benton.
The strongman said about the multi-purpose gym: “Our bespoke training facility offers maximum results 24 hours a day.”
Mr Benton partook in the UK’s Strongest Man 2015 competition in Belfast during August, coming in 8th place.
He first competed in a strongman event in April 2014, and has quickly found success in the field.
He added: “My main focus is to teach people the amazing benefits of weight training and conditioning and try to generate more interest from the younger generation (15-19) and woman.
“I love the sport of strongman and i am dedicated to keep increasing the interest in it. Scotland’s strongman scene in all weight categories is growing rapidly and is always great to see new fresh faces at competitions.”