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David Lloyd Leisure is Europe’s leading health, sport and leisure group, with 126 clubs - 100 clubs in the UK (including 2 Harbour Clubs) and a further 26 across the Republic of Ireland and mainland Europe. Our team are experts in fitness and well-being for families and individuals of all ages looking to lead a healthier lifestyle.

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David Lloyd Cricklewood Lane opened its doors to its new members after the completion of the first phase of its multi-million redevelopment, which will position it as one of the leading premium fitness, spa and wellness clubs in north London.  

David Lloyd Finchley has completed a new luxury indoor and outdoor spa, as well as a Reformer Pilates studio as part of a significant multi-million-pound investment programme,  firmly positioning it as one of the country’s leading heath, spa, fitness and racquets clubs. 

David Lloyd Beaconsfield has received a significant multi-million pound investment to firmly position it as the area’s leading family-friendly health, spa, fitness and racquets clubs. The Club offers unrivalled facilities to support members with their health and wellness needs, whether that be fitness, relaxation or socialising with friends and family.

David Lloyd Raynes Park has reaffirmed its position as the area’s leading health, spa, fitness and racquets club, as it throws open its doors following a £8m investment programme. With the work complete, the club now offers unrivalled facilities to support members with their wellness needs, whether that’s fitness, relaxation or socialising with friends and family.  

David Lloyd Leisure launches new Leadership Programme during National Apprenticeship Week
This National Apprenticeship Week, David Lloyd Clubs (part of the David Lloyd Leisure Group), Europe’s largest health and leisure group, has partnered with the Remit Training to officially launch a management training programme to support individuals identified as future Heads of Department that combines its internal talent and leadership programmes with tailored apprenticeships.

David Lloyd Clubs has partnered with Nadia Sawalha to launch its industry-first Wellness Pledge, calling on the fitness industry to advertise responsibly and encourage healthy habits this January and beyond


Outdoor workouts, holistic health and functional fitness set to feature, along with evolving fit-tech to boot 

Three new clubs acquired from Grupo Áccura and a new club in North-West London.

A new dynamic workout for families is rolling out at David Lloyd Clubs around the UK, shaking up the family exercise space and safely introducing children to HIIT training in a boutique-style studio set to high energy dance music .  

David Lloyd Leisure Bounces Back To Pre-Pandemic Levels Seven Months Ahead Of Initial Forecast
Following four consecutive months of record sales, David Lloyd Leisure (DLL), Europe’s leading health and fitness group has bounced back to pre-pandemic membership levels

David Lloyd Clubs launches all-inclusive, luxury glamping retreat

David Lloyd Clubs applies to be awarded ABTA accreditation as it looks to open up to the staycation demand

The UK’s leading health and fitness group David Lloyd Clubs, alongside psychologist Dr Jessamy Hibbard and nutritionist Jenna Hope, have today launched Team PB – a six-week programme to motivate, encourage and support people to realise their health goals, specifically with the Coronavirus pandemic and its physical and mental effects in mind. 

A career in hospitality fit for life
If you are looking for an exciting career with a rapidly growing business, that puts health and wellbeing at the top of its values, then a career with Europe’s largest health and fitness group may be right for you.

David Lloyd Leisure renews its pledge to employ more older fitness trainers after research reveals post-pandemic decline in exercise amongst over 50s 
In response to a recent survey from Sport England* which revealed a decline in the number of older people exercising as a result to the pandemic, David Lloyd Leisure is looking to encourage more older people to train and apply for roles as Fitness Trainers.

David Lloyd Clubs opens its (virtual) doors free to all
The UK’s largest health club is making its David Lloyd Clubs @home available free of charge to the nation.

David Lloyd Clubs in Scotland reopen for outdoor fitness
Friday 12 March sees David Lloyd Clubs reopen all eight of its clubs in Scotland for outdoor fitness.


David Lloyd Clubs reveals what to expect in fitness and wellness in 2021

As Government prepares to tighten restrictions in more parts of the country bosses in the fitness and leisure sector are shocked at this week’s inconsistent and unclear guidance.   

Statement from David Lloyd Leisure regarding the planned closure of gym and health clubs in Liverpool
Following the UK Government’s announcement last night regarding Tier 3 measures,  Glenn Earlam, CEO of David Lloyd Leisure comments on Liverpool City Council’s decision to close gyms and leisure centres. 

Statement from David Lloyd Leisure, which operates eight health and fitness clubs in Scotland, with 40,000 members and employing a local team of 600.
It is vitally important to the wellbeing of the Scottish people that gyms and health clubs are regarded as an essential facility and allowed to remain open, as they play a crucial role in improving the nation’s health during this pandemic.

David Lloyd Leisure achieves Carbon Trust Standard for carbon and water
Awarded in January 2020, the Carbon Trust Standard recognises organisations that follow best practice in measuring, managing and reducing their environmental impact, achieving year-on-year reductions.

David Lloyd Clubs has unveiled its exclusive new indoor cycling class, CYCLONE, promising riders a focused and powerful experience, with an emphasis on performance. The launch comes at a time when Brits have fallen back in love with two wheels; with cycling increasing by up to 200% during lockdown.

Get battle ready with the ultimate outdoor workout
To meet demand for outdoor group exercise classes David Lloyd Clubs has accelerated the rollout of its innovative Battlebox product by introducing Battlebox GT – a high intensity fitness training class, to 39 Clubs this autumn. 

From Teams meets to tricep dips: the changing face of remote working
David Lloyd Clubs reports surge in corporate memberships as employers seek benefit that combines premium fitness facilities with flexible working.

David Lloyd Clubs in Scotland reopens today after five months
Following the Scottish Government’s announcement that health clubs and gyms can reopen, David Lloyd Leisure, Europe’s largest health, fitness and racquets group is delighted to welcome its members and team back into its eight clubs in Scotland after five months of closure. 

David Lloyd Leisure reopens its clubs in England after 126 days 
Following the Government’s announcement that health clubs and gyms in England can reopen, David Lloyd Leisure, the UK’s largest health, fitness and racquets group has welcomed its members and team back into its 89 clubs in England after 126 days of closure.

Millions of fitness fanatics have been forced to spend the last four months exercising in their homes and for 32% that has meant fashioning improvised weights and exercise equipment from a variety of household objects

David Lloyd Clubs hosts the UK’s first post-lockdown indoor exercise class at midnight on the day gyms and health clubs officially reopened

David Lloyd Leisure showcases how its clubs will operate safely when they reopen after lockdown
Following the Government’s announcement today that health clubs and gyms in England can reopen from Saturday 25 July, David Lloyd Leisure, the UK’s largest health, fitness and racquets group has unveiled details of how it will operate under the new health and safety guidelines.

Statement from Glenn Earlam, CEO. 
Glenn Earlam, CEO, David Lloyd Clubs said: “We’re surprised by the Government’s decision to not allow health clubs and gyms to open in England along with much of the leisure sector on 4 July , and we join the fitness industry sector in expressing our disappointment.

David Lloyd Clubs launches its best ever membership offer
David Lloyd Clubs has re-opened the doors of 50 of its clubs with a brand new range of open air fitness classes in its large outdoor spaces and is offering its best ever membership rate of three months for £199 per person and £50 per child.

David Lloyd Clubs’ partnership with Stroke Association will help stroke survivors keep moving
David Lloyd Clubs is working with the Stroke Association and sharing a range of exercise videos to help people rebuild their lives after stroke.

‘We are ready to reopen’ David Lloyd Chief Executive Says
As Britain starts to enjoy meeting again with small groups of friends and family, Glenn Earlam Chief Executive of David Lloyd Leisure (DLL), launches an expanded range of outdoor activities to be rolled out in over 50 of the company’s health clubs.

David Lloyd Clubs donate food to NHS and vulnerable groups
With Clubs now closed across the UK, David Lloyd Clubs, the UK’s largest health, fitness and well-being group has donated all excess perishables to local NHS teams and vulnerable groups.

David Lloyd Clubs invites you to join the 7am #DLRunClub
Most of us know that running is an excellent way to stay fit and build up your cardio strength, but did you know that doing it early in the morning can have additional benefits? That’s why David Lloyd Clubs is launching a virtual 7am DL Run Club and is encouraging all to join in.

David Lloyd Clubs to launch 'virtual' workouts and activities to help boost nation's spirits at home
We all know its important to stay fit, healthy and positive in these difficult times, but it will be hard if you are spending long periods of time at home.

It's no child's play
Parents are going the extra mile to keep up with their kids – even if it means putting themselves in comical danger. In fact, new research shows that nearly 2 in 5 (35%) UK parents have injured themselves whilst playing with their children. 

David Lloyd Leisure to acquire country club Geneva
Acquisition will become DLL’s 124th club and is DLLs ninth new club this year

Premium health and fitness group David Lloyd Leisure acquires Hamburg Meridian Group
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL), Europe’s leading health and wellness group* today announces that it has acquired the Hamburg Meridian Group, which operates eight health and spa clubs in Germany.

David Lloyd Northwood Undergoes £4m Investment
David Lloyd Northwood is to receive a new luxury indoor and outdoor spa, as well as an outdoor swimming pool as part of a significant £4m investment programme.

The Good Plates
This January David Lloyd Clubs is opening a unique pop-up restaurant designed specifically to complement positive mental health. The Good Plates is being created in collaboration with experts in nutritional therapy and interior design. 

New Luxury Spa and Heated Kids Splash Zone Opens at David Lloyd Cambridge
David Lloyd Cambridge is set to become the region’s leading health, spa, fitness and racquets club, as it throws open its doors following a £3.5m investment programme. 

New Decade, New You: 2020 Trends from David Lloyd Club Experts
David Lloyd Clubs reveals what to expect in fitness and wellness in 2020
We’re nearing the end of the decade and while it has been a revolutionary ten years for fitness, the next year promises a host of new and exciting ways to support your physical and mental health, and wellbeing. 


David Lloyd Clubs asks the nation to take more ‘We Time’ in 2020
TBWA\MCR’s new £3m campaign for David Lloyd Clubs invites people to put their devices down, get off the sofa and spend some active quality time together.

David Lloyd Leisure hits a milestone as it opens its 100th UK club in Bristol
David Lloyd Leisure, the UK’s leading health, fitness and racquets group today opens its 100th UK club at Emersons Green Bristol.

New boutique exercise studio set to ‘Blaze a trail’ for Birmingham 
A brand-new, state-of-the-art fitness studio with a ‘high-end nightclub vibe’ is coming to Birmingham, offering locals a unique workout experience right in the heart of the city.  

Sponsored Tennis Marathon raises £25,000
David Lloyd Newbury and charity New Life raise funds for Salisbury District Hospital
A special presentation took place last week, at Salisbury District Hospital as a new Drager baby incubator was unveiled, purchased by local charity New Life. 

Songs of Blaze
David Lloyd Clubs introduces workout to classical music
Classical music is on the rise, with a whopping 270% increase in listeners from 2018 to 2019, and under-35’s accounting for nearly half  

Get Fit to Ski- Britain’s number one skier unveils new ski fitness video series
Snowsport England has joined forces with Great Britain’s number one skier Dave Ryding, David Lloyd Clubs and SportPursuit to produce an exciting new series of ski fit videos aimed at helping all levels of skiers get in shape for a day or week on the slopes. 

Relax at the ASMR Spa
ASMR (Auto Sensory Meridian Response) is a craze that’s taken the world by storm. With over 13 million videos on YouTube it is proven to help people relax and reduce stress. Given that three quarters (74%) of Britons feel overwhelmed or unable to cope, regular ASMR therapy could be a useful way to alleviate stress and improve wellbeing across the UK.

David Lloyd Cambridge set to receive £3.5M investment
David Lloyd Cambridge is to receive a new luxury Spa Retreat featuring an indoor spa with nine stunning rooms and outdoor garden complete with fire pit, sauna cabin and hydropool. In addition, as part of a significant £3.5m investment programme, the club will offer a heated children’s splash zone to keep the younger members happy.

David Lloyd Chigwell receives £4M makeover
David Lloyd Chigwell has reaffirmed its position as Essex’s leading health, spa, fitness and racquets club, as it throws open its doors following a £4m investment programme. 

David Lloyd Clubs launches Spa Retreats
David Lloyd Clubs opens three new luxurious super-spas named ‘Spa Retreats’

David Lloyd Warrington set to become Cheshire’s leading family-focused health & fitness club as it has a £1.4 million makeover
David Lloyd Warrington is set to receive a significant £1.4million investment programme to firmly position it as the area’s leading family-friendly health, spa, fitness and racquets clubs. When the work finishes in August, the club will offer unrivalled facilities to support members with their health and wellness needs, whether that be fitness, relaxation or socialising with friends and family.

Binaural Beats
David Lloyd Clubs has launched a soundwave therapy treatment in a UK first.

David Lloyd Leisure opens its first club in Asia
Health & fitness group invests over £10 million in new build club in Pune, India as part of joint venture with Talwalkars

David Lloyd Clubs is committed to Active Ageing
To inspire older people to exercise more, David Lloyd Clubs commits to having at least one fitness trainer aged 55 or over at each of its clubs by the end of 2022

Battle through the ultimate outdoor workout
David Lloyd Clubs launches an inspiring and adrenaline inducing outdoor workout

David Lloyd Chigwell set to receive £4m makeover
Essex club set to become county's leading spa and health club

Feel the rhythm
David Lloyd Clubs launches revolutionary new cycle class aimed at freeing your mind as well as working your body.

Judy Murray gives her Wimbledon predictions
Judy Murray OBE has said that there are a number of young guns to watch at this year’s Wimbledon tournament.

£2.5m investment for David Lloyd Purley
David Lloyd Purley is set for major refurbishment, including luxury new spa facilities and brand new Blaze studio

Milton Keynes Personal Trainer Named as David Lloyd Clubs 'Coaching Hero' Winner
Becky Volpe is picked out from over 1000 entries as the national finalist of the ‘Coaching Hero of the Year’ Competition.

Fitness just got LIIT: New slowed down gym-based workout
David Lloyd Clubs launch gym-based Low Intensity Interval Training classes as the perfect antidote to the chaos of everyday life

David Lloyd Leisure to open its 100th UK Club at Emersons Green, Bristol
£11m investment will create 80 local jobs, and is due to open in December 2019.

£3.9m investment for David Lloyd Royal Berkshire
David Lloyd Royal Berkshire is to receive a brand new luxury indoor and outdoor spa, as well as a new outdoor swimming pool as part of a significant investment programme.

Squats not shots: Working out is the new going out
New research by David Lloyd Clubs shows 18-35 year olds turning their back on drinking and clubbing in favour of fitness.


Sleigh farewell to Christmas anxiety
New David Lloyd Clubs Blissmas class swaps scents, sounds and sights of Christmas for a sense of calm amongst the chaos.

Switch HIIT for LIIT: Fitness trends for 2019 revealed
From LIIT to HIIT, leading health and fitness chain David Lloyd Clubs reveals the trends that will be taking the country by storm in 2019.

Leading health and fitness group David Lloyd Leisure is currently looking for over 550 talented and highly motivated fitness instructors ready to take centre stage and join its Blaze Tribe.

Fortnite your way to fitness
As the Fortnite craze continues to sweep the nation, David Lloyd Clubs introduces exercise class for teens and children dedicated to learning the incredibly popular dance moves featured in the computer game.

Smart tennis comes to David Lloyd Clubs
Introducing the PlaySight SmartCourt – cutting-edge technology that transforms tennis practices and matches into fully interactive and shareable events. Next generation technology means no more on-court ‘You Cannot Be Serious!’ moments.

David Lloyd Leisure breaks into the German market as it acquires health city Bad Homburg, near Frankfurt
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL), Europe’s leading health and fitness group, today announces that it has acquired its first club in Germany -  Health City Bad Homburg near Frankfurt. Located 20 kilometres north of Frankfurt, DLL is planning to invest over €10 million in refurbishing and developing the site making it the leading health and fitness club in the region.

Kyle Edmund visits David Lloyd Northwood to inspire the next generation of future tennis stars
Just a couple of months after Kyle’s Australian Open success, David Lloyd Northwood is delighted to have welcomed the currently ranked British No1 onto the courts yesterday to inspire the kids on the All Stars programme, the coaching sessions which helped Kyle master his swing at the Hull club

Judy Murray toruing UK to encourage youngsters to pick up racquets
Judy Murray – former Fed Cup captain – will visit six David Lloyd Clubs across the UK, including one in her home country, David Lloyd Glasgow, to impart wisdom to existing and budding coaches, as well as hosting lessons for young talent and keen tennis players. 

David Lloyd Acton Park opens its door following a £9 million transformation
David Lloyd Clubs, the UK’s leading health, fitness and racquets group, is delighted to announce it has reopened local premium health and racquets club as David Lloyd Acton Park on East Acton Lane today following a massive £9 million investment programme

Burn while you binge watch
New ‘PTV’ service lets people watch TV shows on a person’s back while running outdoors

Boutique-style HIIT class comes to David Lloyd Clubs
A dynamic new HIIT workout which combines mixed martial arts, intense cardio and strength training is launching at David Lloyd Clubs after taking London storm.

David Lloyd Leisure once again named as one of the UK's top 25 big companies to work for in the UK
David Lloyd Leisure, Europe’s leading health and racquets group has been named in the Sunday Times’ Top 25 Best Companies to work for in the UK for the second year running.  The company, which has 98 clubs in the UK and employs around 8100, climbed five places to number 16 on the table.

David Lloyd Leisure Acquires the City Green Sports and Health Club near Geneva
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL), Europe’s leading health and fitness group, today announces that it has exchanged contracts to acquire the City Green Sport and Health Club, near Geneva.

Is your workout programme so-last-year?
Fitness has never been so fashionable, and working out has definitely been the new going out in 2017. But does your exercise programme need a New Year overhaul? Elaine Denton, fitness manager from David Lloyd Clubs, reveals the UK’s leading health groups’ predictions for 2018.

The Temptation Blocker
New browser plug-in launches that lets users personalise their online world to match their #goals and New Year’s resolutions, by blocking any content or vices they’ve pledged to give up.


Santas get ‘chimney-fit’ for Christmas at new David Lloyd Harrogate
On a mission to get ‘chimney-ready’ for 24 December, the UK’s top Father Christmases have been put through their paces in a specially devised ‘Santa Boot Camp’ work out at David Lloyd Club’s newest Health, Racquet and Fitness Club in Harrogate which has just undergone a £3.2m refurbishment programme.

Worlds happiest exercise class launches to help tackle sad
Pioneering new gym class from David Lloyd Clubs will act as a mood-enhancing antidote to the end of summer

New exercise trend helps skiers shape up for the slopes
Slopercise fitness plan is the perfect prelude for powder and pistes

Prama - An innovative and interactive workout for families launches at David Lloyd Clubs
Responding to the growing demand from families to workout together, David Lloyd Clubs is introducing its first ever family fitness class with a difference - the interactive and exciting PRAMA class. 

Families that play together, stay together
Over a third of families (39%) now exercise together, new study finds. 

David Lloyd Clubs invites everyone to 'myswimriderun' - a new triathlon challenge with a difference
Get fit for free and take a triathlon challenge you can do in chunks at David Lloyd Clubs - Every Tuesday and Thursday in October. 

Members and team celebrate as local health club officially becomes David Lloyd Harrogate
Members and team celebrated at The Academy Health Club and Spa yesterday, as it officially became David Lloyd Harrogate, after the Europe’s leading premium health and fitness group completed its deal to buy the club.

School's out for summer
With 98 clubs across the UK, it is offering a two week trial for £14 per person* .Families can also sign up for a three month membership** so the whole of the long summer holidays are sorted.

Get Festi-Fit 
New fitness routine prepares festival lovers for the physically demanding season

The 'Konta effect' sees surge in Brits picking up tennis racquets 
Leading tennis & health club reports a 27% increase in members playing tennis this summer.

David Lloyd Leisure Breaks into the Italian Market
David Lloyd Leisure, Europe’s leading and fastest growing health and fitness group, today announces that it has exchanged contracts to buy the Malaspina Club in Milan

David Lloyd Leisure set to aquire local health & fitness club the academy Harrogate
Over £3m to be invested in transforming facilities to make it Harrogate’s leading health club

David Lloyd announces major expansion plans
David Lloyd announces major expansion and exciting London news

Fitness class brings 'A new hope' to gym goers
Star Wars inspired workout to launch in David Lloyd Clubs this May the Fourth

The 40 winks workout
New health and fitness class that consists of nothing but SLEEPING to be trialled by David Lloyd Clubs.

Inner Spartans get unleashed at David Lloyd Clubs
UK’s leading health club group launches challenging SYNRGY SPARTAN 360 classes to get the UK Spartan-ed up

Judy Murray inspires next generation of kids to pick up a racquet and get active 
David Lloyd Clubs is delighted to announce that Judy Murray, mother to current World No.1 singles player Sir Andy, and former World No.1 doubles players Jamie, has a new role as coach consultant to the UK’s leading health and fitness operator.  

David Lloyd Clubs reach 21 in the top 30 best big companies
David Lloyd Clubs, one of the UK’s leading health and racquets club has been named as number 21 in the Sunday Times’ Top 30 Best Companies to work for in the UK in 2017

The Great Row for Cancer Research
Row your way to greatness and get fit for free every Friday in March with Cancer Research UK's 'The Great Row'

David Lloyd Leisure acquires 16 Virgin Active clubs
David Lloyd Leisure, one of the UK’s leading health and fitness club businesses, announced today that it has exchanged contracts to acquire 16 health clubs from Virgin Active for an undisclosed sum. 

Ready, set, snow
The long-awaited snow has finally arrived across Europe’s ski resorts as thousands of Brits are dusting down the salopettes in preparation for this year’s ski season. And, according to leading health and fitness clubs, David Lloyd Clubs, there is one area where avid fans of the white stuff are failing to prepare – their physical fitness.

Pay as you Row
David Lloyd opens the world’s first café that takes exercise as payment to encourage workers to step away from their desks and be more active

Rev up your workout in 2017
David Lloyd Clubs reveal the new fitness trends for this year


Saskia Clark Opens David Lloyd Colchester
The new state-of-the-art £10 million David Lloyd Colchester has been officially opened by Olympic Gold Medallist Sailor, Saskia Clark on Thursday 17th November

Black Friday
New fitness routine shows shoppers how to get fit for the Black Friday rush

Lusia Pearce
Luisa Pearce smashes the Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of the Sahara Desert in a wheelchair and on crutches

Tech free Sundays
According to research from David Lloyd Clubs it’s all because children today are spending more time on their phones than they are talking with their family

Sportswear Amnesty
Following research estimating that 12 million pairs of trainers and 46 million sports tops remain unworn within wardrobes across the UK, David Lloyd Clubs are appealing for unloved sportswear in a bid to save lives

Harlequins and international rugby star Tim Visser today launched David Lloyd Clubs' latest workout class - Broga - a new challenging and dynamic yoga class geared for men

Judy Murry opens David Lloyd Rouken Glen
The new state-of-the-art £10 million David Lloyd Rouken Glen health and racquets club has been officially opened by Scottish tennis coach and star of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Judy Murray,

Ditching the plates for picnics
Research has revealed that 1 in 5 mums pile on as much as 4-6 pounds over the summer holidays.

Members of David Lloyd Clubs are being truly pampered as they are treated to the luxurious ELEMIS experien

From pitch to boardroom
New research from David Lloyd Clubs reveals that the average British parent starts to think about the sports they could enroll their children into before they even turn five years of age

Taking the puff out of piping
One of David Lloyd Club’s personal trainers has worked with some of Scotland’s top bagpipers to create the world’s first ever pipers workout programme.

TV advert
Friday 19 August 2016: Today, David Lloyd Clubs, one of the UK’s leading health, sports and leisure groups, announces the launch of its new campaign ‘COME TO LIFE’.

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