Press Release: Rise in UK gym members as Consumers seek out a fitness bargain!

The UK fitness industry’s leading annual survey names budget gym chains as a key factor in the rise of gym memberships

With the number of gym users reaching 7.6 million; an all-time high in the UK, consumers are waking up to a new way to work out on a budget. The 2012 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report reveals that whilst the economic climate continues to force the public to keep close eye on their spending, consumers are taking it upon themselves to seek out the most cost effective option to keep fit. Budget gyms have seen remarkable growth in the past 18 months, and The Gym Group, with 24 sites nationwide prides itself on being the most flexible and user-friendly gym offering around.

Remarkably, 40% of the membership of The Gym sites have never been a gym member previously, with the most commonly named barriers to joining the gym being cost, long term contracts and flexibility. The Gym Group aims to provide a service that is affordable and fits around a hectic lifestyle.

The Gym Group offers a the most up-to-date resistance and cardiovascular gym equipment, and 24 hour access, along with fully qualified and friendly staff to help members achieve the most from each and every visit. Gym memberships start at just £15.99 a month, with an initial registration fee of £20, and absolutely no nasty contract.

John Treharne, CEO of The Gym Group said; “We are delighted that we can offer a service that ticks every box for our members, and encourages more people to get active. Whilst we are the Top Budget Gym Chain in the UK, we work to ensure that our facilities are maintained to the highest standard, and that our member experience is the key to retaining members. We hope that our friendly staff, top range equipment, cleanliness and safety, along with incredibly affordable prices persuade consumers that The Gym Group is the No.1 choice for Budget Gyms.”

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Information taken from; The 2012 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report, The Leisure Database Company.


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