A few months ago, I was told by a prominent local Councillor that this was “ludicrous” and “impossible” and there was no way I would get anyone to use our hall in the evenings as “there are plenty of halls in Ardrossan sitting empty and closing through lack of use”.
I opened the hall in the Barony St. John in June for our charity. I’ve run various classes since then including one-to-one sessions for the blind and visually impaired, instructor training sessions and one-to-one sessions with female victims of violence.
At the end of August, I opened the hall up to the public for evening classes, initially running all the classes myself (HIT Circuits, Krav Maga, Fighting Fit exercise) then leasing the hall out two nights a weeks to a local instructor for Ladies Boxing Bootcamp classes.
Now I’ve managed to convince a local Muay Thai boxing club (North Ayrshire Muay Thai) to relocate from nearby Saltcoats to Ardrossan meanign we now have classes on five nights per week.
Next month, I’m hoping to bering in a Tai Chi instructor to have us open 6 nights a week.
Never tell me something is not impossible- I love the challenge of proving you wrong. 😀