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We are Falkirk’s longest established Gym and pride ourselves in our commitment to our members.

Ship Shape first opened in January 1987. Back then it was called Omega Sportplex, which incorporated both the health club and Kobe-Osaka Karate Club. It was a family run business, with Tommy and Steven Morris teaching the karate, while Gillian with some help from Kenny looked after the Health Club.

In 1991, Kenny was working full time in various Glasgow health clubs as a coach and personnel trainer. He was also perusing his bodybuilding career and attaining his goal of winning Mr Scotland which he achieved in 1992. He decided to focus all his energy on developing and improving Ship Shape, so major changes were implemented in order to keep up with the fast moving health industry. All the heavy barbells and loose weights were removed and replaced with state of the art, American designed Polaris machines. With the karate making way for the expanding health club, we decided to change the name to Ship Shape Fitness Studio. Kenny was now solely in charge of running Ship Shape and has over seen many changes since then including introducing our free weights back in and having a functional training/cardio area. Our most recent change has seen us welcome the Kobe Osaka Karate Club back with a full time Dojo and over 40 Martial Arts classes per week. With over 32 years experience in the health club market in Falkirk, Kenny has unrivalled experience. He is looking forward to working closely with his brother Steven and Paul Lapsley who will be running the Martial Arts. Out with the full-time Dojo in Falkirk The Kobe-Osaka still has classes in Clackmannan and Glasgow, while father Tommy continues to run Kobe-Osaka International in over 20+ countries.

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If you are interested in joining or want to come in for a free trial
workout, then give us a call on 01324-636334 to make an appointment.