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Places gains three more gyms

Posted by: Aminah Khan
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Interior of Places Gym

The new Places Gyms will add to existing gyms in Sheffield, Corby and Preston.

Places for People Leisure has acquired three Simply Gyms, which will run under its Places Gym brand, in Chesterfield, Telford and Hinckley.


As one of the largest leisure operators in the UK, managing over 100 leisure facilities, Places for People Leisure looks at ways to improve physical activity within communities.


With the acquisition of these three gyms there are now six Places Gyms altogether, with the other three in Corby, Preston and Sheffield.


Sandra Dodd, chief executive of Places for People Leisure, said: “As part of the acquisition significant investments are planned within the three clubs for next year which we hope will ensure that we create vibrant, attractive and imaginative places that can’t help but encourage people to be more active.


Over the coming weeks we will be working closely with Simply Gym to ensure a smooth handover and are looking forward to welcoming the Simply staff into the Places for People Family.”


The handover is due to take place on 15 December and all memberships will carry on as usual.


Andy Hastings, director at Simply Gym, said: “We are very pleased to have concluded this sale but will be sorry to lose three gyms which have run very successfully for us.


We are grateful to the staff and members who have contributed to this success, we know the gyms will go from strength to strength under Places for People and their plans for investment and development will be welcomed by everyone involved.”


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