Here’s some good news for Pure Gym and LA Fitness customers

New deal means there could be more locations

The modern dilemma – do I join the gym near home or the one near work?

Gym bunnies everywhere might be rejoicing on the news that Pure Gym is set to buy LA Fitness, as it could mean thousands of people have access to both.

LA Fitness has 43 sites across the country, while Pure Gym – the UK’s biggest gym chain – has 98.

Last year LA Fitness was taken over by its lenders who put the firm up for sale. Meanwhile, Pure Gym, which began in 2009, attempted to buy rival chain The Gym Group last year but it was blocked by competition authorities.

Pure Gym said the purchase will “extend the availability of affordable fitness centres to people across Britain” and it plans to open a further 30 new sites.

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