A specialist high-performance fitness centre has now opened its doors in Jersey.
The STRIVE Health Club in St Peter has been in the works for six years and will be hosting the British and Irish Lions when they visit the island for a pre-tour training camp this summer.
Its Managing Director says the project is a culmination of years of hard work, hailing the opening as a 'momentous' occasion for all those involved.
The Lions' head coach Warren Gatland cited the facilities on offer in Jersey as one of the key factors in his decision to host a training camp there.
As well as providing a hub for elite sport, STRIVE is open to members of the wider community..
15% of membership fees will go towards the running of the Strive Academy, which will help educate local children about the benefits of good diet and exercise, as well as helping develop young athletes develop for the competition stage.