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Buzz Gym partners with Life Fitness for UK expansion push

Budget club operator Buzz Gym has signed a deal with equipment supplier Life Fitness, which will see the company introduce a "transformed business model" as it sets out on a UK-wide expansion.

The chain will invest and install Life Fitness' premium kit at its sites, as part of plans to combine affordable, no contract gym memberships with a premium fitness equipment offer and high-specification fit-outs.

The soon-to-open Buzz Gym Oxford will be the first facility to launch with Life Fitness kit, followed by the opening of another new site in Plymouth.

The duo of openings will take the number of clubs in its portfolio to five.

Family-owned Buzz Gym launched its first club in Reading in 2013 and currently has more than 13,000 members across its three gyms.

Located in city centre sites, Buzz Gym clubs offer 24h access and each site has more than 200 exercise stations, open plan training zones, strength zones and more than 400 group exercise classes every month.

Buzz Gyms focuses on atmospheric designs – including live DJ’s and nightclub-feel lighting, where "fashion meets fitness".

“We chose Life Fitness because it was able to clearly understand our business model and provide a solution that not only meets our current needs, but one that is scalable and will support our longer-term growth strategy," said Adam Stowell, CEO of Buzz Gym.

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Budget club operator Buzz Gym has signed a deal with equipment supplier Life Fitness, which will see the company introduce a "transformed business model" as it sets out on a UK-wide expansion.
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Our COVID-19 measures make our clubs significantly safer than any other public space
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Aaron Smith

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‘KX’ stands for ‘the Kaizen Experience’, which means ‘change for the better’ in Japanese. It’s a philosophy that focuses on continuous improvement. We’re always seeking to improve, not only as a company but as individuals
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Buzz Gym partners with Life Fitness for UK expansion push

Budget club operator Buzz Gym has signed a deal with equipment supplier Life Fitness, which will see the company introduce a "transformed business model" as it sets out on a UK-wide expansion.

The chain will invest and install Life Fitness' premium kit at its sites, as part of plans to combine affordable, no contract gym memberships with a premium fitness equipment offer and high-specification fit-outs.

The soon-to-open Buzz Gym Oxford will be the first facility to launch with Life Fitness kit, followed by the opening of another new site in Plymouth.

The duo of openings will take the number of clubs in its portfolio to five.

Family-owned Buzz Gym launched its first club in Reading in 2013 and currently has more than 13,000 members across its three gyms.

Located in city centre sites, Buzz Gym clubs offer 24h access and each site has more than 200 exercise stations, open plan training zones, strength zones and more than 400 group exercise classes every month.

Buzz Gyms focuses on atmospheric designs – including live DJ’s and nightclub-feel lighting, where "fashion meets fitness".

“We chose Life Fitness because it was able to clearly understand our business model and provide a solution that not only meets our current needs, but one that is scalable and will support our longer-term growth strategy," said Adam Stowell, CEO of Buzz Gym.

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Budget club operator Buzz Gym has signed a deal with equipment supplier Life Fitness, which will see the company introduce a "transformed business model" as it sets out on a UK-wide expansion.
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Bannatyne has driven member engagement with Les Mills during the lockdown
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Working with Precor, Aberdeen Sports Village has undergone a £500k overhaul to strengthen the user experience and put digital connectivity at the core of its offering
Features
Reopening
David Lloyd Leisure has launched a raft of outdoor classes, including an enhanced role for its Battlebox concept, as Liz Terry reports
Features
Statistics
ukactive, 4global and partners have modelled the likely recovery from the lockdown. Ed Hubbard outlines the numbers
Features
Strength
It’s considered a fundamental part of our fitness routines by medical professionals, but many exercisers, particularly women, are still put off by strength training. We asked leading suppliers what they’re doing to champion strength
Features
Staff welfare
As staff and members prepare to return to the gym, Dr Dane Vishnubala gives advice to operators on gearing up to offer them mental health support
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Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
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Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment
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Temple Gym - Nautilus Equipment Read more
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Company profile: Harlands Group
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Monster Padlocks: Locking solutions
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SpaBooker: Spa software
Design consultants
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Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Wearable technology solutions
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Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
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Fisikal: Management software
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REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
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