David Lloyd Leisure Injects Nearly

David Lloyd Leisure Injects Nearly £2M Into Finchley Club Refurbishment










(PRWEB UK) 1 September 2011

David Lloyd Leisure, the health, sports and leisure group, has announced it is pumping £1.85 million into its Finchley facility over the next six months to refurbish much of the club and install a purpose built facility for kids: DL Kids.

DL Kids, a purpose built facility offering a wide range of fun, sporting and educational programmes developed by the group, will open at David Lloyd Finchley, in North London, in December 2011 at a cost of over £800,000. It will offer a wide range of term-time and holiday programmes that are aimed at fun, socialisation, learning and activity.

In addition, David Lloyd Finchley will see just over £1m spent on upgrading its clubroom cafe – to be rebranded DL Cafebar – as well as its changing room areas and nursery.

Tracy Gale, general manager for David Lloyd Finchley said: “We are very excited about the improvements that will be made to the clubroom area and changing areas, as well as the opening of our new DL Kids facility. The demand for DL Kids programmes and facilities has grown significantly since we first introduced it and we know the purpose built facility will allow us to offer more programmes in a better space that works practically for the family as a whole.”

The group has seen a three per cent net growth in junior members since the beginning of 2011, with over 266,000 child visits per month, and an average of 3.2m per year. DL Kids Finchley will be the third purpose built DL Kids facility, the first having opened at David Lloyd Raynes Park in January 2010 as a pilot, and, following its success, DL Kids Leeds was opened in April this year. The facilities feature a mini sports hall, multi-purpose studios, interactive classrooms, DL Kids café and child-oriented bathrooms, and offer the DL Kids programmes which include sports, arts and crafts, hundreds of types of games, birthday parties and more. The programmes, run throughout the school year, are designed to complement the national curriculum, in addition to the DL Kids Holiday Active programme that runs during the school holidays and is open to non members as well.

Work has already commenced on refurbishing the DL Cafebar and changing room areas, and is due to be complete by November.

For more information on what David Lloyd Leisure offers families see http://www.davidlloyd.co.uk/families

Further information contact the David Lloyd Leisure press office on press(at)davidlloyd.co.uk or phone 01707 289 833.

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 79 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe.

David Lloyd Leisure has over 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1800 and contracts the services of more than 400 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis.

Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

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David Lloyd Leisure Achieves FIA Code of Practice Compliance

David Lloyd Leisure Achieves FIA Code of Practice Compliance










(PRWEB UK) 17 August 2011

Health, sport and leisure group David Lloyd Leisure has become one of the latest organisations in the leisure industry to become compliant with the Fitness Industry Association’s (FIA) quality assurance scheme, the Code of Practice.

The FIA Code of Practice, officially introduced to the industry in 2007, is a set of performance standards covering health and safety, staff training and customer care.

Facilities who comply with the code, have to demonstrate a commitment to a high level of standards in health and safety for staff and members, have all staff trained to the standards recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), ensure members are given adequate inductions and that contracts are fair and in accordance with the office of Fair Trading guidance.

Sales and operations director for David Lloyd Leisure Steven Matthews said: ‘This recognition compliments David Lloyd Leisure’s externally audited programme and confirms that both its teams and members are provided with a safe environment in which to work, exercise and engage in leisure activities. What’s more, it provides current and potential members with the peace of mind that we operate to the highest standards of both facilities and expertise.’

David Stalker, CEO of the FIA said: ‘We are delighted to award David Lloyd Leisure compliance with our Code of Practice, which demonstrates they are working to strict performance and safety guidelines for the benefit of their members and staff.’

Note to editors:

For further information about this press release, contact Clare Naden on 01707 289833 or email clare(dot)naden(at)davidlloyd(dot)co(dot)uk.

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 79 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe.

David Lloyd Leisure has over 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and contracts the services of more than 400 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis.

Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

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David Lloyd Leisure Launches Triathlon Clubs Across UK

David Lloyd Leisure Launches Triathlon Clubs Across UK










Hatfield, UK (PRWEB UK) 7 June 2011

David Lloyd Leisure has become the first health, fitness and leisure chain to affiliate and launch triathlon clubs with Triathlon England in all of its English clubs.

It has also gained the same status with Triathlon Scotland for its six Scottish clubs and with Welsh Triathlon for its Cardiff club.

The clubs, present in all David Lloyd Leisure clubs across the UK, will offer members of all fitness levels and sporting ability the opportunity to take part in structured training programmes and sessions run by British Triathlon -qualified coaches, as well as discounted membership of Triathlon England, Scotland and Wales. The health and fitness chain also plans to offer its own triathlon events for members across the UK in 2012.

Group Health and Fitness Manager for David Lloyd Leisure Rob Beale said: “We are excited to be able to launch these clubs after feedback from our members indicated many wanted to get involved. With all our clubs having first class facilities and Triathlon-trained coaches it made sense to offer triathlon training with a structured programme. We are looking forward to seeing our members competing in triathlons, including our own family-friendly events in May next year.”

Gareth Hall from Triathlon England said: “We’re passionate about creating opportunities for all people to discover how much fun the triathlon challenge can be. It’s one of the fastest growing, dynamic and modern sports around and, with the Olympics just around the corner, we are delighted to have David Lloyd Leisure involved offering even more people the opportunity to get engaged in a structured but fun way.”

The triathlon clubs will offer members a minimum of two training sessions each week for all levels of fitness as well as provide information and motivation to take part in local and national events.

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 79 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe.

David Lloyd Leisure has over 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 750 and more than 350 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis.

Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

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David Lloyd Raynes Park Celebrates Tennis Victory

David Lloyd Raynes Park Celebrates Tennis Victory










London (PRWEB UK) 12 August 2011

David Lloyd Leisure’s Raynes Park club is celebrating championship success after its young tennis players won a prestigious national league competition

The club won the 14s and under boys’ category in the AEGON Team Tennis finals, held recently at the National Tennis Centre in Roehampton – narrowly defeating David Lloyd Leisure Southampton club’s team.

The victors comprised Nick Nugent, Omari Owens-Maxwell, Paul Monczakowski, Freddie McGeehan and Alex Roszkowski, led by coach Ronnie Maxwell.

David Lloyd Raynes Park was one of five winning teams representing Europe’s premier racquets, health and fitness group, who qualified from the South-East. David Lloyd Raynes Park was also runner-up in the 12s and under boys’ contest.

The success follows the victory of David Lloyd Raynes Park men’s team in the finals of the AEGON Team Tennis tournament, held in Bournemouth. The squad included several current and former world-ranked players.

They were David Rice, Marcus Willis, Jamie Feaver, James Marsalek, Lee Childs, Neil Bamford, Tom Burn, Colin Beecher, James Lloyd, Tim Patient, Matt Leahy, Glen Kumah Minta and captain Johnny Barr.

Note to editors:

For further information about this press release, contact Anna-Marie Muldowney on 01707 289833 or email press(at)davidlloyd(dot)co(dot)uk

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 79 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe.

David Lloyd Leisure has over 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and contracts the services of more than 400 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis.

Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

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