DW acquires new LA Fitness clubs

November 05 2015

Now there’s even more of a reason to kick start your fitness journey and join Fitness First Clubs, as we have acquired seven LA Fitness gyms in a variety of locations across the UK.

We are expanding our presence and continuing to provide high-quality fitness facilities to our members all around the country. The new DW gyms, which will maintain LA Fitness branding until early 2016, will be situated in the following locations:

  • Brentwood, Essex
  • Brooklands (Sale), Greater Manchester
  • Ewell (Epsom), Surrey
  • Shawsbridge (Belfast)
  • Thorpe Bay (Southend-on-Sea), Essex
  • Waldorf (Covent Garden), London
  • Yeadon (Leeds)

Fitness First Clubs is really pleased to develop the brand in areas that they have previously never had a presence in, particularly in Southern England, and add value to locations where we have already developed a strong brand reputation. Take a look at our locations page to view the full list of locations and find your nearest DW gym.

Dave Whelan, Chairman of DW Sports Fitness, spoke about the new fitness clubs:

“We’re always being asked if we have plans to set up gym facilities in the south, so we know there’s huge demand for our high-quality facilities in this part of the country,” he commented.

“We’re delighted to be expanding our reach even further, and we’re sure that existing members of the seven gyms in question will be extremely happy with our offering. Of course, we’ll be keeping members right up to date on any forthcoming changes.”

As a result of acquiring the gyms, Fitness First Clubs has become the third largest gym operator in the country, and we see it as our duty to keep developing and improving our facilities for all of our members. Pure Gym previously took over 43 of the LA Fitness Gyms earlier this year, but we have now taken over seven of these clubs. By doing so, we have been able to keep the pool facilities that were due to be removed.

ukactive Executive Director, Steven Ward, said: “This is a positive development in the history of Fitness First and excellent news for the teams and members of those clubs as they now join one of the sector’s most respected operators and leading brands.

“The investment is a further sign of confidence in the fast growing fitness sector and it reflects the ambition of Fitness First to expand their premium fitness experience to more customers than ever while fulfilling our shared mission of getting more people, more active, more often.“

If you’re located near our brand new gyms, make sure you come in and have a tour and sign up for a membership for full access to the gym, pool facilities and exercise classes.

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