LEDBURY-BASED fitness guru and author, Ollie Chapman is the proud owner of a gym when iron can be pumped 24 hours a day.

The 28 year old took over the former Absolute Fitness site in Bye Street, when it closed, and now the premises has been revamped and re-opened as Renaissance Fitness, which has an all-day and all night access system.

Mr Chapman said: "In regards to how it's changed; we've completely gutted the building and started again with new floor, paint, lights, carpet and equipment giving the gym a complete overhaul in every way."

Mr Chapman has studied with many of the top fitness experts in the UK and America and he has competed in strongman, kettlebells, mountain biking and obstacle runs.

But he first hit the headlines back in 2012 when, at the age of just 21, he was celebrated as one of the world's “fitness elite”, in a new hardback book.

Mr Chapman was asked to supply one chapter for The Fit Formula, a 266-page volume, which went on sale with great success on Amazon, in both the UK and the USA.

In that book, he wrote about Hero Focus to help people reach their fitness goals, and he also supplied expert information on nutrition.

Since then, Mr Chapman has written numerous articles and ezine articles on the subject of personal fitness.