A FORMER fast food shop has been transformed into a fitness centre attracting dozens of people each week.
The South Acton Community Fitness Centre (SACFC) was relaunched new equipment was donated and a new logo was unveiled.
The centre in Bollo Bridge Road, Acton, welcomed guests to a ribbon cutting ceremony before they were given a tour and a chance to try out £2,000 worth of equipment donated by John Lewis.
Originally opened in August 2008, SACFC can be used as an introduction to exercise for those with diabetes, or who are overweight, have a heart condition or are recovering from illness.
In less than two years the fitness sessions have gone from once a month to twice a week, and Ealing Community and Voluntary Service, which runs the centre, is hoping for more.
Jim Wong, health and social care partnership officer at ECVS, said: "The idea is to keep this centre going after the regeneration of South Acton and we hope the developer will build on these facilities for the local community.
"At the moment we have one fitness instructor but we would like more professionals so more people will come and use the centre and we're aiming to open it five and a half days a week.
"The logo was designed by a volunteer, Henry Okello, which shows a person's hand upwardly stretched below the name of the centre and a heart beating which sums up the aims of SACFC for people who don't normally exercise. It's also quite ironic as this site used to be a takeaway."