North Oxfordshire MP Victoria Prentis visited Fitness in Time, Bicester's women-only gym and met owner Peter Dewbery who bought the gym at the beginning of the year.

Peter owns two other successful women-only gyms in Abingdon and Chesterfield.

Ms Prentis met trainers Ros and Marion who explained how each member receives personalised 1-2-1 coaching and mentoring, with a monthly review keeping them motivated and on track.

Alongside regular classes, the gym includes a circuit of resistance equipment which can have up to 20 people on it at one time, completing a 30-minute workout.

Ms Prentis said: "I gladly gave some of the equipment a go myself!

"Gyms can often be intimidating places, especially for beginners. However, Fitness in Time encourages women of all shapes, sizes and age and builds their confidence.

"Fitness in Time has 50 members so far. I was interested to hear Peter’s future plans to welcome more women from the community and scale his gym up to over 200 members."