New £2million gym set to open in Derby

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A state-of-the-art gym will bring its stylish but affordable concept to Derby later this year, following a deal overseen by commercial property agency Innes England.

JD Gyms has signed a lease for a 28,000 sq ft unit in Osmaston Road, Allenton.

A £2 million refurbishment has already started on the property and the gym will open with hundreds of pieces of equipment and many benefits, including free weights and strength areas; over 300 classes a month; bootcamp, boxing and functional areas; prowler track, sprint track and rig; saunas; luxury changing rooms and free car parking.

The gym promises to play host to a bespoke mix of the industry’s leading fitness equipment while keeping membership affordable, costing just £19.99 a month. There is no contract and no joining fee. An early bird discount deal will see the first 200 joiners getting their first month for just £5.

Alun Peacock, managing director at JD Gyms, said: “We’re incredibly excited to be bringing a low-cost gym with a difference to Derby. We’ll be offering exceptional fitness facilities, an unrivalled class timetable, luxury surroundings and saunas in a convenient location on a highly affordable basis. A gym of this calibre in this area has been a long time coming and we cannot wait to open the doors later this year.”

The gym will be open from 6am to 10pm on weekdays and 8am to 8pm at weekends. The company, part of the JD Sports Fashion PLC, has already opened 12 gyms in cities across the country – including Birmingham, Leeds and Liverpool.

Ben Taylor, director at Innes England, said: “It’s been great to be able to bring this new gym to Derby. JD Gyms is rolling out its concept all over the country, with a total of 20 trading locations pinpointed within the next 12 months.”

“The land formed part of a land assembly exercise by one of the large supermarkets to construct a new store, but with the decline in this sector, these plans were abandoned and the land subsequently sold and acquired by my client. Several parties were interested but the JD Gyms offer, investment and high level of fitout represented the best fit for my client.”