More Than Just a Fitness Centre - iCan Opens

October 2, 2017

Following Storm Desmond, iCan health and fitness, formerly of Corporation Road Carlisle have struggled to get back up to full strength. Getting flooded for the second time really hit us hard said Julia Clifford from iCan. 

Julia and the team had to take a step back and work out where their future was going. They knew their passions lay in helping people get fit and active, but the traditional 'gym model' of business just wasnt working any longer. Following a long period of consultation with members and a range of community outreach, iCan have recently revitilised the brand and have registered as a community interest company which will ensure all profits are ploughed back into the service. As a newly formed Social Enterprise they have been given help from Cumbria Social Enterprise Partnership and have been able to tap into other funding to get help. The new-look service opens it's doors in the former Mitchell Dryers in Denton Holme, Carlisle today (2nd October). 

Julia Clifford from iCan said:

"We are really excited about moving into the Denton Holme Community. iCan fitness helps people transform their lives. Based around tailored health and fitness, ICan help their members get activebuild confidence and lose weight. iCan is a social place where you can meet like-minded people and work towards your goals together providing a special, safe, fun, facility that is ‘your place’, to change attitudes from "I can’t" to "I can".

“iCan doesn’t believe in stereotypes, everyone can exercise, our challenge is to find the right type of exercise for that individual member. Denton Holme is fast becoming a community based area with lots to offer and we couldn’t be happier to be part of it”

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