Posts tagged “Budget clubs”

2010 UK Low-Cost Gym Sector Report

> Over the next few days, I am publishing the 2010 UK Low-cost Gym Sector Report. It is the first in-depth strategic look at how low-cost gyms are likely to emerge in the UK over the next few years. The price-point used for the report are those low-cost gyms with a ...

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2010 Health and Fitness Trends

I’ve crawled all over the web to get a sense of how people and exercise are likely to connect as we enter a new year . What follows is a number of ‘trending’ themes and then my interpretation of why people will be attracted. Clicking on a red word will take you ...

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Why consumers love low-cost (budget) gyms

I was in London last night at a Leisure Property Forum event to present my thoughts on the low-cost (budget) gym trend that is now gaining momentum in the UK. This presentation looks at some of the key 'drivers' of the trend and also case studies the growth of McFit ...

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Quick look inside the UK’s latest low-cost (budget) gym at Vauxhall, London

I was in London this week so took the opportunity to pop along to The Gym Group's latest (opened August 2009) low-cost (budget) gym to open in south London. The company has secured space in the St George Wharf development which comprises luxury apartments and commercial businesses. The gym is on ...

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Say hello to the UK’s latest budget gym business

Well, isn't the UK budget gym sector getting exciting? It wasn't so long ago that FitSpace was the lone operator in this new market segment. How things can quickly change. Well now the UK has another low-cost gym operator – Gym4all. The company has announced its first site in Croydon, ...

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Second dragon enters the gym business

  James Caan, a judge on the BBC Dragon's Den programme is teaming up with Ben Silcox, former LA Fitness national sales manager to develop a new health and fitness club chain. Branded 'nuyuu', the company has acquired its first three sites from LA Fitness. The company's strategy looks very interesting ...

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McFit gyms move into Spain

This week, McFit opens three clubs in Austria. There has been tremendous speculation over the company's first overseas move, following its steller success in Germany. McFit is Germany's largest club brand (by membership numbers) and is bound to cause quite a ripple around the European gym industry as competitors anticipate its ...

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Analysis of budget health and fitness clubs

Today I am off to London to give a presentation to a group of Spanish health and fitness club owners and managers. The presentation analyses the budget club business model and illustrates some of the UK and European brands that are leading this trend. Below is a copy of the presentation ...

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The Gym Group open the UK’s latest budget fitness club

>I have just returned from visiting the Gym Group's latest club in Guildford, Surrey. This is the second low-cost, or budget club, that the group has opened. The club is situated in the same building as a Travelodge hotel, with members and hotel guests sharing the car park.The club has ...

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Where does a sale of JJB Fitness leave its new budget club strategy?

>JJB Sports announced at the end of 2008 that it was putting its health and fitness club business and other non-core assets up for sale. It now seems as though the company has made progress with the disposal of its 50 clubs with several parties expressing preliminary interest ...

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