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12 Sep 2006

Fitness First acquires Fitness Exchange



Fitness First, the world’s largest health club operator, has acquired the privately owned UK-based Fitness Exchange chain for an undisclosed sum.

The Fitness Exchange portfolio consists of 10 clubs, nine of which are in Central London, which brings the total number of Fitness First clubs in the UK to 177.

Colin Waggett, chief operating officer of Fitness First, said: “We are delighted to welcome the members of Fitness Exchange to Fitness First. A programme of significantly enhancing the facilities at their clubs will begin soon and we will be introducing market leading fitness programmes that are already enjoyed by 1.3 million members in 15 countries around the world.”

All 10 of the Fitness Exchange clubs will be rebranded and benefit from more than £4m of investment, which will go towards improving both the facilities and equipment. Details: www.fitnessfirst.co.uk


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