The Brand-new David Lloyd Clubs Rugby officially opens it’s doors

David Lloyd Clubs, Europe’s leading health, sport and leisure group officially opens the doors to its brand-new Rugby club after a successful launch event with new members, community leaders and special appearance by England Rugby player, Anthony Watson.

The new Club brings local residents a brand new destination for the whole family including a state-of-the-art gym, indoor and outdoor pools, spa and spa garden, tennis and padel courts, group classes, DL Kids classes and activities, plus a Clubroom and Business area to ensure you have a space for the whole day, every day.

The highly anticipated launch event included a speech by General Manager Jack Phillips, menu tasters and guided tours of the state-of-the-art facilities. Attendees included Councilor Luke Russell, Houlton’s residents’ events team, and local treasure of the community, Vicar Steve Gold.

Change Please, partners of David Lloyd Clubs, were stationed outside offering their award-winning coffee to visitors, which is also available within the Club. Every cup of Change Please coffee sold goes towards people experiencing homelessness and offers them a living wage job, housing, training and employment opportunities.

New members were wowed by the Clubs indoor and outdoor pools and fully equipped Spa which features a Himalayan salt sauna, citrus steam room, finnish sauna, fire and ice room and a plunge pool.

Fitness lovers explored the large open plan gym and boutique group class studios which have been exclusively designed to host hundreds of group classes each week including the David Lloyd Clubs exclusive Signature Class collection such as the HIIT Blaze and IGN1TE, pilates based SPIRIT and cycling classes Cyclone and Rhythm. The extensive racquets options include an outdoor tennis bubble with the highest quality surface technology plus outdoor covered Padel courts: Europe's fastest growing sport.

The David Lloyd Clubs Rugby team were on hand to answer any questions and offer demonstrations throughout the day.

Jack Phillips, General Manager of David Lloyd Rugby said “It was a joy to welcome our new members and the wider community to the club.

“Rugby locals have welcomed us with open arms into their community and we are so glad to return the favour and welcome them into the new club. When you visit, be sure to keep an eye out for nods to Rugby’s rich history.

“At David Lloyd Clubs, we’re much more than just a gym. We’re a destination - a place for friends and family to come together with other like-minded members to come together to elevate their everyday, through socialising, fun, fitness and sports.”

The Club is just four miles outside of Rugby Town Centre within the growing neighborhood of Houlton. This Club is not only a place for health and fitness but also offers a hub for the community to gather; the Clubroom is cleverly designed to provide space for everybody, everyday with a business area, dining area and even a kids area with playframe.

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Notes to Editor

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

David Lloyd Leisure helps members to live life better with a focus on physical and mental wellbeing and a sense of belonging. We are Europe’s largest health and fitness group operating 131 clubs – 102 clubs in the UK and a further 29 clubs across mainland Europe, comprising three brands David Lloyd Clubs, Harbour Clubs and David Lloyd Meridian Spa and Fitness in Germany.

We continually innovate to offer the best products and services for families and individuals in welcoming surroundings including state-of-the-art gyms, heated indoor and outdoor pools, top-class racquet facilities, well-equipped group exercise studios, luxurious spas, kids club facilities and crèches. Our Clubrooms offer a place to spend time with friends and family or enjoy a bite to eat, our clubs also feature large and inviting spaces to work, relax and socialise.

Our 730,000+ members and over 10,000 team members make a positive impact on the communities and environment in which we operate. We have an expert health and fitness team of over 2000 and more than 680 tennis professionals work with us.


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