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Xercise4Less to grow presence in Wales

Xercise4Less has announced plans for its second Welsh site as the Leeds-based gym chain seeks to accelerate it UK-wide expansion with growth in the ‘land of song’.

Xercise4Less will add to its 35-strong portfolio with a spot at Newport Leisure Park in Spytty Park, taking a central position in the former Megabowl unit, alongside leisure operators such as Cineworld, Harvester, Frankie & Bennie’s, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut. The Park is owned by Otium Real Estate, the property investment company that runs a £200m investment fund focused on leisure real estate.

The 30,000sq ft (2,787sq m) gym will comprise a self-contained ladies-only gym, plus a large main studio and group cycling studio offering more than 40 free classes per week. The Matrix-supplied club will feature more than 400 exercise stations, including functional zones for running and sled pull tracks.

“We are thrilled and excited to be opening another gym in South Wales to bring our established health and fitness offer to the people of Newport,” said director of property and construction at Xercise4Less, Darren Pallett.

“We are a growing business, and looking for further sites in Wales. We hope to confirm these new locations over the next few months.”

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Xercise4Less has announced plans for its second Welsh site as the Leeds-based gym chain seeks to accelerate it UK-wide expansion with growth in the ‘land of song’.
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Xercise4Less has announced plans for its second Welsh site as the Leeds-based gym chain seeks to accelerate it UK-wide expansion with growth in the ‘land of song’.

Xercise4Less will add to its 35-strong portfolio with a spot at Newport Leisure Park in Spytty Park, taking a central position in the former Megabowl unit, alongside leisure operators such as Cineworld, Harvester, Frankie & Bennie’s, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut. The Park is owned by Otium Real Estate, the property investment company that runs a £200m investment fund focused on leisure real estate.

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“We are a growing business, and looking for further sites in Wales. We hope to confirm these new locations over the next few months.”

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