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YourZone45 secures round two funding – acquires London studio

Fitness franchise YourZone45 has concluded a second round of funding, as it prepares to expand its footprint on the UK market.

“This second round of funding is perfectly timed and will allow us to expand our franchise network,” said Andy Kay, who joined YourZone45 last year as an investor.

Kay was one of three fitness industry specialists – alongside entrepreneur Mhairi FitzPatrick and LA Fitness co-founder Jeremy Taylor – to join the company in June 2018.

The trio of stakeholders are now working alongside YourZone45 founder, Chris Elms, to "develop the product and accelerate growth" throughout the UK and overseas.

As part of the new investment, YourZone45 has acquired a new flagship studio on the banks of the Thames in Greenwich, London.

“We’ve recently opened franchised sites in Southampton and Horsham, but it was important for us to own our own studio where we could test new products and evolve the processes within the business” says Taylor, who leads operations as managing director.

The Greenwich site takes the number of YourZone45 sites to seven.

The YourZone45 boutique model is based on delivering an instructor-led, "body-changing" 45-minute workouts. Using Myzone heart-rate technology, the workouts are designed to burn the maximum amount of calories, build strength, increase energy, surpass workout plateaus, tone and shape the body.

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Fitness franchise YourZone45 has concluded a second round of funding, as it prepares to expand its footprint on the UK market.
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YourZone45 secures round two funding – acquires London studio

Fitness franchise YourZone45 has concluded a second round of funding, as it prepares to expand its footprint on the UK market.

“This second round of funding is perfectly timed and will allow us to expand our franchise network,” said Andy Kay, who joined YourZone45 last year as an investor.

Kay was one of three fitness industry specialists – alongside entrepreneur Mhairi FitzPatrick and LA Fitness co-founder Jeremy Taylor – to join the company in June 2018.

The trio of stakeholders are now working alongside YourZone45 founder, Chris Elms, to "develop the product and accelerate growth" throughout the UK and overseas.

As part of the new investment, YourZone45 has acquired a new flagship studio on the banks of the Thames in Greenwich, London.

“We’ve recently opened franchised sites in Southampton and Horsham, but it was important for us to own our own studio where we could test new products and evolve the processes within the business” says Taylor, who leads operations as managing director.

The Greenwich site takes the number of YourZone45 sites to seven.

The YourZone45 boutique model is based on delivering an instructor-led, "body-changing" 45-minute workouts. Using Myzone heart-rate technology, the workouts are designed to burn the maximum amount of calories, build strength, increase energy, surpass workout plateaus, tone and shape the body.

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Fitness franchise YourZone45 has concluded a second round of funding, as it prepares to expand its footprint on the UK market.
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Research
29 per cent of people revealed that they would pay a higher membership fee for a rooftop gym
Features
feature
New refurbishment featuring Technogym’s Biocircuit sees 27 per cent membership growth in the first six months at Macclesfield Leisure Centre
Features
Promotional feature
Matrix Fitness is launching MX4 Active to engage the ageing and deconditioned populations. We talk to Steve Barrett, director of global group education and training, to find out more
Features
Talking point
Personal trainers play a key role in the gym environment, helping members to achieve their fitness goals. But are the current training models allowing them to do this in the best possible way? Or could they be doing more? We ask our panel of experts
Features
Gen Z
Gen Z has come of age, and is engaging with fitness in new ways. We look at how health clubs can appeal to this young, tech-savvy and value-conscious age group
Features
Promotional feature
Extracurricular activities are key to keeping students physically and mentally healthy. Working with Legend, the universities of Nottingham and Bristol are working to improve the user experience of their facilities to increase student participation
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When setting up a new fitness offering, having a point of difference is key. Two businesses tell us how Electro Muscle Stimulation has been successful in helping them to stand out from the rest
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The Foundry: co-founders
Because of our strong focus on community and inclusivity our members really do range from unemployed, and even homeless, to CEOs and board members of major institutions and celebrities
People
Rather than just being an outdoor fitness company, we felt we could evolve and adapt the business to become a dominating force in fitness generally
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Le Tigre: founder
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: 30 and thriving: Physical Company celebrates landmark anniversary
Physical Company, a specialist equipment supplier based in the UK, has celebrated its thirtieth anniversary.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Does your fitness studio contain the cure to 21st-century living?
What’s the secret ingredient that makes a live group fitness experience so powerful? And how can clubs unlock it?
Opinion
promotion
As an industry, we still underestimate the power of a truly varied fitness regime - and the growing appetite for it, especially among emerging customer segments.
Opinion: Collaboration vs aggregation - what’s the difference?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group Overview
Harlands Group
An overview of the Harlands Group, the membership management experts. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: MiE FitQuest
FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Power Plate
Power Plate is a vibrating platform that enhances any movement to help you prepare faster, ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Lockers/interior design
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Audio visual
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Kirklees Active Leisure
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15-18 Oct 2019
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