New budget gym chain for north Leeds

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A budget gym chain with 24-hour access is opening a new site in north Leeds.

The Gym, which operates a low-cost, non-contract business model, is opening its second fitness centre in the city in Meanwood this December.

The national chain has secured the former Magnet unit on Meanwood Road and is holding preview tours from December 3.

Memberships start from £11.99 per month, giving customers access to over 20,000 sq.ft of work-out space. There will be 14 staff employed at the site, including 10 personal trainers, by the official opening date of December 12.

The no-frills chain offers affordable fitness without extras such as towels, cafes and carpet areas, and there is no commitment to a contract. There is also an inclusive class programme.

The Meanwood site will be managed by experienced industry professional Paul Dunn.

“It’s exciting to bring the company’s low-cost, no-contract 24-hour gym offering to Meanwood and support local regeneration plans.

“With the help of Lee Onion, assistant general manager, we’re offering a range of fantastic classes designed to suit all abilities – and it’s all included in the low monthly price. We want to attract a whole new group of local people to The Gym. For example, those on low incomes, students, retired people and shift workers, as well as those who simply value the 24-hour opening and flexible membership terms.”

Free parking will also be available at the The Gym Meanwood.