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DLL to roll out Blaze format across 49 clubs following pilot success

David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) will invest more than £15m in rolling out its new hi-tech, studio-based Blaze concept across 49 health clubs.

Blaze combines cv training with strength and combat exercises in a fast-paced workout. Woodway treadmills, a bespoke Blaze box and boxing bags act as stations and participants move between stations; running, lifting weights and performing combat training.

Activity is classified into ‘yellow’, ‘green’ and ‘red’ zones, with the red zone being where class members are working their hardest and encourages healthy competition between the class or simply beat their personal best.

DLL has introduced the boutique-style HIIT class to 11 of its clubs in UK and Europe over the last year and, according to DLL, the training method has proved to be hugely popular – leading to its expansion across the rest of the portfolio.

“We know that group exercise is booming across the UK as a whole, and our members are telling us that they are looking for new and fresh ways to keep fit with others," said Glenn Earlam, CEO David Lloyd Leisure.

"Blaze will be rolled out to more clubs and by spring 2019 Blaze will be offered in 63 of our 114 clubs.”

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David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) will invest around £15m to roll out its new hi-tech, studio-based Blaze concept into a further 49 clubs.
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DLL to roll out Blaze format across 49 clubs following pilot success

David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) will invest more than £15m in rolling out its new hi-tech, studio-based Blaze concept across 49 health clubs.

Blaze combines cv training with strength and combat exercises in a fast-paced workout. Woodway treadmills, a bespoke Blaze box and boxing bags act as stations and participants move between stations; running, lifting weights and performing combat training.

Activity is classified into ‘yellow’, ‘green’ and ‘red’ zones, with the red zone being where class members are working their hardest and encourages healthy competition between the class or simply beat their personal best.

DLL has introduced the boutique-style HIIT class to 11 of its clubs in UK and Europe over the last year and, according to DLL, the training method has proved to be hugely popular – leading to its expansion across the rest of the portfolio.

“We know that group exercise is booming across the UK as a whole, and our members are telling us that they are looking for new and fresh ways to keep fit with others," said Glenn Earlam, CEO David Lloyd Leisure.

"Blaze will be rolled out to more clubs and by spring 2019 Blaze will be offered in 63 of our 114 clubs.”

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David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) will invest around £15m to roll out its new hi-tech, studio-based Blaze concept into a further 49 clubs.
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Features
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IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh shares highlights from The 2019 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report into the US fitness market, as well as giving universal advice about how to stay relevant
Features
Supplier showcase
With the first of a planned 105 clubs across the UK and Ireland up and running, UFC GYM turned to the expertise of DFC to ensure a simpler membership process for members
Features
feature
“We can include those yet to take the plunge into wearables,” says Myzone’s Dave Wright
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Group exercise
Does your fitness studio offer the antidote to tech-driven loneliness?
Features
Supplier showcase
Northumbria University has partnered with Matrix Fitness to fit out its newly refurbished sports centre and gym, using the latest in fitness technology to motivate members
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As ukactive pushes for government to focus on physical activity for healthcare, Brad Tucker, managing director at Premier Global NASM, explains how the training provider is evolving its programmes to help fitness professionals deliver person-centred, holistic health solutions
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