FRUSTRATED fitness fanatics who signed up to a new Glasgow gym eight weeks ago are still waiting for the complex to open.

PureGym first announced plans to move into the South Side last year and began taking joining fee cash from customers two months ago.

However, new members have been given no further details about when the PureGym branch in Shawlands Arcade is due to open.

One customer, who contacted the Evening Times, said: "I paid the £15 joining fee online in August and haven't heard a thing from the gym since.

"The only information I have seen is that the gym will open soon - but no one seems to know when 'soon' is.

"I know Shawlands members can use the city centre gym, but if I wanted to use the city centre gym I would have joined the city centre gym."

Today the firm has revealed it will not be operating until the "end of October".

Some members signed up to the new PureGym site have already asked how to cancel their membership.

And those who have stayed with the company, will now have to wait up to another fortnight before they can use the gym.

A PureGym spokesman said: "PureGym always offer a discounted pre-opening offer price as an incentive for people to join the gym ahead of the official opening, and the joining fee and first month membership is taken at the time of signing up.

"We don't take any further payments until one month after the gym is open.

"Once the gym is open members will be able to keep the discounted monthly membership of £10.99 for 12 consecutive months.

"There has been a minor delay in the opening of the gym but we expect the gym to be open before the end of October.

"However, in the meantime members who have joined Glasgow Shawlands have access to the PureGym in Bath Street.

"Anyone who has signed up for the pre-opening offer can at any time call customer service and ask for a refund of the joining fee and first month membership."

Around 950 people objected to plans for the gym when proposals were announced last year.

Locals said the Shawlands Arcade site should be reserved for shops and cafes.

Nearby residents also said the gym would cause noise and attract anti-social behaviour.