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Massive new 24/7 budget gym for Cambridge for insomniac fitness fanatics to open
A massive new 24 hour-a-day budget gym is opening in Cambridge for insomniac fitness fanatics.
Exercise addicts will be able to pump iron and work on their guns well into the night when PureGym opens in the city’s leisure park in Clifton Way later this year.
PureGym claims to be the UK’s leader in affordable fitness and say the new gym in the former LA Fitness site will spread over 19,383 square feet and create up to 15 new jobs within the local community
It will give members access to the fitness facility 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will be filled with over 220 pieces of the latest gym equipment as well as over 50 free classes per week plus additional specialist classes such as Zumba and Bokwa. There are also changing facilities, modern showers, and functional training zones with Kettlebells, Power Plate and TRX Suspension Trainers.
Nicola Hodge, general manager at PureGym Cambridge, said: “PureGym Cambridge will provide local residents with a fully equipped gym that offers not only exceptional value for money at an affordable price, but membership without a contract that ties you in for a long period of time”.
LA Fitness closed its doors for the last time on August 1. The gym was due to be taken over by Sports Direct but negotiations have fallen through with the landlord, according to LA Fitness chief executive Martin Long.
The gym chain announced earlier this year it was launching a restructuring plan to off-load 33 clubs in a bid to slash debts by £250 million. A vote of creditors, including landlords, supported revised lease terms at a number of clubs under a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA).
LA Fitness bosses told members in Cambridge of their disappointment the leisure and cinema complex will no longer have a gym.
But now PureGym has taken over the space above the ten-pin bowling hall and games arcade.
Britain has had 24-hour gyms for at least a decade but in recent months they have become exponentially more popular. One in five Pure Gym users work out overnight.
Pure Gym, which launched in 2009, operates 61 gyms across the UK. The cost of joining the gym is £10.99 per month with a £15 joining fee and no contract.