Dear Members,

We are writing to inform you of important information relating to your gym membership at Fitness First Wigan.

Following the onset of COVID-19, the future viability of the DW Sports business has become materially uncertain due to the enforced closure of both the gym Portfolio and the Stores on 20th March 2020 and 23rd March 2020 respectively.

This extremely challenging business environment has unfortunately resulted in Dave Whelan Sports Limited (‘DWS’) being placed into Administration and Graham Newton and Ryan Grant, partners in BDO LLP, have been appointed as the Joint Administrators (‘the Administrators’) today the 3rd August 2020.


Your gym at Fitness First Wigan will remain open and trading, so your membership is unaffected.

This administration impacts all of our DW Sports retail stores and some gyms. Fitness First remains a separate company and its 43 clubs are unaffected by the administration of DW Sports.

With the reopening of our gyms to date, we have received a large number of extremely positive comments regarding the experience in our gyms with the new measures in place.

We are already seeing an increase of members returning to the gym and as such will be further reviewing our opening hours, class timetables (both in-club and virtual) and extended services on offer, whilst of course continuing with the necessary measures to ensure our clubs are a safe environment for members and our staff.

We look forward to continuing to support your fitness journey at Fitness First Wigan and we look forward to welcoming you back in club as soon as possible.

Best Regards

The Team at Fitness First

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