WE shared the news that a Carlisle gym is encouraging local adults to try Muay Thai fighting with a new series of beginner courses.

Dragon's Gym on Lorne Street is launching four-week courses to promote and deliver the benefits of Muay Thai to more people in the city.

Here's how readers reacted.

Sue Collier said: "This really is the best gym with the best environment. I’ve met some great people in the time I’ve been training at Dragon's."

Lisa Moore said: "My daughter has been going since she was seven and now 11. Great coaches that have always made her feel at ease and welcome, would highly recommend, a really good gym."

Iain Glen added: "The coaches are top class, training everyone with the same attention regardless of ability. You don't have to fight, it's a great workout for anyone to do."

Eyvonne Campbell said: "Great gym. Really great coaches, experienced, friendly and encouraging. Keep up the great work."

Jonny Winthrop said: "Fantastic gym where everyone is there to help each other. Not only will your physical fitness improve but your mental health will improve dramatically. You can be having the day from hell and I can guarantee you will walk out from your session with a smile on your face."

Sean Cooney commented: "Great gym, great coaches couldn’t recommend them highly enough, looked after me through two white collar boxing matches and made friends for life, also my son has been there for five years and loves going, coaches and all that go there are welcoming and help you progress and gives them confidence."