The énergie Group has signed a new franchise agreement to open at least five of its Fit4less branded health clubs in London over the next three years, as part of a deal with operator Gymstar.
The first site will open in Bethnal Green in June, with two further sites planned this year. Gymstar will also, with partners, regenerate two existing énergie Fitness Club sites in Leighton Buzzard and Liscombe Park.
“We have committed to at least five Fit4less sites to start with, but we are interested in opening as many as possible as we know the Fit4less brand is a hugely viable financial investment.” said Gymstar operations director Chris Djuric.
Work has begun on the rural Liscombe Park health club, which has already seen the introduction of new equipment and alterations to the tune of £250,000, with a further £2.25m to be invested over the next two years. The changes will include the build of tennis courts and corporate function facilities for weddings and conferences, with the overall objective of transforming the site into a health spa destination.
“We are delighted that Chris and company are not just further expanding our Fit4less portfolio but also investing in two clubs that have significant historic value to the group,” said énergie Group CEO Jan Spaticchia. “The transformation of both will be exceptional and they will have my full support throughout the journey.”