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Fitness First launches first ‘invitation-only’ health club

Fitness First Group has debuted its exclusive new health club concept, Gravity. The first Gravity club launched in Singapore earlier this month – designed by Fitness First and HBA – while Fitness First is understood to have ambitions of bringing a marquee site to London at a later date.

The US$7.3m (€6.5m, £4.7m) gym sits proudly at the top of the new CapitaGreen Tower in the Singapore Central Business District, offering “spectacular” views of Marina Bay and the Singapore cityscape.

With a joining fee in the region of US$2,287 (€2,052, £1,500) and membership costing US$457 (€410, £300) per month, the invitation-only proposition is targeted squarely at high-powered business executives.

The development marks the latest chapter in Fitness First Group’s quest to move the brand up-market and diversify from mainstream gyms into new concepts that can be scaled up around the world. The gym group is currently in a transition phase with new CEO Oren Peleg taking over the reins from former chief Andrew Cosslett.

The Singapore club’s gym has a strong focus on personal training, with membership packages offering numerous 1:1 sessions and physiological analysis. In addition to top-of-the-range kit, there is an outdoor deck for a variety of al fresco workouts. Also on site is an outdoor pool, a spa offering a wide range of treatments and a 6,500sq ft (604sq m) restaurant called Artemis which is scheduled to open in October.

Gravity will champion holistic healthcare, with a range of visiting health practitioners offering specialist treatments such as personalised nutrition programmes, custom-made vitamin supplementation and a number of alternative therapies. A digital healthcare app has been developed to help members track their progress and schedule appointments for health treatments. The app also creates a closed community network exclusively for members.

“Conceived with the needs of business executives and individuals of discerning taste in mind, Gravity is a new category of health club that aims to enable these busy executives to embrace the luxury of health and wellness,” said Simon Flint, CEO of Fitness First Asia.

“Gravity will set new standards in fitness management in Asia and serve as an hub for innovation leading the evolution of new products and services across the Fitness First Group.”

Fitness First Group has debuted its exclusive new health club concept, Gravity. The first Gravity club launched in Singapore earlier this month – designed by Fitness First and HBA – while Fitness First is understood to have ambitions of bringing a marquee site to London at a later date.
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Fitness First launches first ‘invitation-only’ health club

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The US$7.3m (€6.5m, £4.7m) gym sits proudly at the top of the new CapitaGreen Tower in the Singapore Central Business District, offering “spectacular” views of Marina Bay and the Singapore cityscape.

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