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Capital muscles in on first 24-hour gym over safety

posted 12 Oct 2011, 09:27 by David Rintoul   [ updated 12 Oct 2011, 09:31 ]

The Capital’s first 24-hour gym has been threatened with closure after city council chiefs accused it of posing a “significant risk to public health and safety”.

Pure Gym, within the upmarket Quartermile development – on the site of the old Edinburgh Royal Infirmary – has been allowing people to use the gym overnight when it has no staff on duty.

Users are able to access the facilities by typing an eight-digit pin code into a keypad then entering using a pod that ensures that only one person at a time gains access.