DAVID LLOYD LEISURE INVESTS IN NEW HEALTH, SPORTS AND LEISURE CLUB FOR NEWBURY

David Lloyd Leisure, Europe’s premier health, sports and leisure group, is to open its latest club in Newbury, Berkshire, representing an investment of £9.3M and creating more than 70 new jobs.

Due to open in December 2015 next to Newbury Rugby Club, Monks Lane, David Lloyd Newbury – the group’s 92nd club - will offer the whole family unrivalled facilities, services and programmes to achieve their health and fitness goals. 

Construction company Pellikaan has started work on the new 3,300 sqm club, which will provide facilities including extensive tennis and sports facilities, a state-of-the-art fitness area featuring the latest in gym innovation and a dedicated zone for children’s activities.

The club will provide outdoor tennis courts, including all-weather bubble protection, offering families some of the best tennis facilities, programmes and expertise in the region. David Lloyd Leisure’s Tennis All Stars exclusive junior coaching programme, accredited by the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), will be available to children aged 3-11 years, while adults will also be able to receive instruction from a dedicated team of LTA-qualified qualified coaches. The racquets facilities will also include two squash courts.

The swimming facilities will comprise both indoor and outdoor heated pools, offering a range of activities including aqua aerobics, family swim times and quiet adult swim sessions.

David Lloyd Leisure’s Swim All Stars programme for children will be taught by a team of qualified coaches, catering for all abilities from absolute beginners to advanced improvers.

A key feature in the club will be the 600 sqm gym, which will house David Lloyd Leisure’s cutting-edge gym concept incorporating the latest design and technology, coupled with an unrivalled array of best-in-class equipment.

The gym will provide members with the best environment, equipment and experience to support them in achieving their health and fitness goals. Gym Instructors will be on hand at all times to provide guidance while a team of qualified personal trainers will offer a more bespoke service for those looking to achieve specific, individual goals.

To complement the gym, a full programme of group exercise classes will cater for a broad range of tastes and abilities. There will be three group exercise studios, one dedicated to the popular class of indoor cycling while the others will offer high impact and mind and body classes.

Family sits right at the heart of the David Lloyd Leisure brand and, as a result, children are always welcome. In addition to the structured, progressive coaching available via the All Stars programmes, children will be encouraged to get involved in the club’s activity programme, DL Kids.

Sessions will take place in a dedicated DL Kids zone, also offering facilities for birthday parties, and will be scheduled to synchronise with the adult programme to ensure that the whole family are occupied for the duration of their visit. 

Other facilities will include a wet spa area, providing a relaxing haven where adult members will be able to de-stress and unwind.

A DLicious cafebar will enable members to relax, work or enjoy a meal in modern, stylish and relaxing surroundings, with a great range of healthy options available from the award-winning menu*, integrating David Lloyd Leisure’s approach to eating with its exercise expertise. The cafebar will include an adults-only area for those looking for some quiet down-time or to catch up on emails.

David Lloyd Leisure’s regional manager Andrew Davill said: “We are very excited about this investment in Newbury, which will provide the town with a fantastic club offering unrivalled facilities, services, programmes and expertise for members to achieve their health and fitness goals.

“It will be our aim to make every member’s visit to this club a wonderful experience. Whether you’re coming for an early morning workout, brushing up on your tennis skills, taking a dip in the pool at lunchtime or catching up with your friends, David Lloyd Newbury will aim to be an integral part of members’ lives that caters to their every health, sports and leisure need.”

He added: “We are also very proud to be supporting the town’s economy by creating more than 70 full and part-time jobs – we’re already recruiting for sales consultants - and I very much look forward to continuing to develop our community relationships over the coming months.”

David Lloyd Leisure will be holding a sales consultant recruitment day in June at Newbury Rugby Club. For further information, please email sales.recruitment@davidlloyd.co.uk or go to www.careers.davidlloyd.co.uk

*The DLicious: Fast Fitness Food menu was the leisure category winner in the Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS) 2014.

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Note to editors: For further information about this press release, contact the David Lloyd Leisure press office on +44 (0)1707 289833/4 or email press@davidlloyd.co.uk

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 81 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe, comprising David Lloyd Clubs , Harbour Clubs and Next Generation, plus the new high street concept, David Lloyd Studio. It has approximately 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800, while it contracts the services of more than 400 tennis professionals. Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 12,500 learn to play tennis. Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 800 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops. 

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