The Gym Group was founded by John Treharne, a former England squash player, in 2008. Perhaps that’s why we’re so focused on proper health and fitness benefits, and less on the luxuries that a small percentage of traditional health club members want.
John has a long and successful history in the gym business. He opened his first health club chain, Dragons Health Clubs, in 1991, building the business to a total of 22 clubs. He floated the company in 1997, and in 2000 he and his investors sold it on. He then spent time lending his expertise to premium gym chain Esporta, before concentrating on the launch of The Gym Group.
The Gym Group
Helping the UK to achieve a healthy balance, to be more precise. We think everybody deserves the support to reach their goals whatever they are, and without paying a premium or being tied into a contract.
That’s why we offer no pressure membership that you can stop and start whenever you want. Instead of being tied to a year’s contract, and opening hours that just don’t suit lots of us, like shift workers and students, you can have exactly the way you want it.
For a start we’re open 24/7, almost every day of the year. And we won’t make you sign a contract that ties you in. All we’ll do is give you the exact amount of encouragement and support you need, and make sure you’ve got the very latest kit to do it on (we were one of the first fitness centres in the UK to introduce Myride® indoor cycling and 24/7 video-link pilates, yoga, dance and aerobics classes within our separate studio rooms, don’t you know).
As well as helping the Great British public, we do our bit to make the world healthier and greener too. You’ll find everything we do to run The Gym as sustainably as possible laid out in black and white in our Green Policy.