David Lloyd Leisure has set a target of becoming carbon net zero by 2030, 20 years ahead of the current UK target


The group has established five key areas which will help it deliver its goal and is making changes throughout its operations including generating renewable energy on site, reducing indirect emissions in the supply chain, reducing overall water and energy consumption, using sustainable modes of transport and reducing plastics and waste.


The group has invested £20million on energy efficient technology, including low energy LED lighting on tennis courts and overhauled the heating and cooling systems. Solar panels will be installed in clubs which will result in the generation of 20 to 30% of each club’s electricity requirements. The group has also become the first health and fitness club in the UK to gain a water self-supply license.


David Lloyd Leisure is Europe’s largest health and fitness group, by revenue, operating 127 clubs - 100 clubs in the UK and a further 27 clubs across mainland Europe.


David Lloyd CEO Russell Barnes said: “We are always striving to make a positive impact on the environment and the communities in which we operate.  The steps we have taken so far have resulted in a reduction of 10,000+ tonnes of CO2 which equates to over 10,200 flights to New York and back. There’s so much more to be done and we will continue to prioritise tackling climate change across all our clubs.”


Further actions taking place over the next twelve months include:


  • Trialling new energy efficient showers 
  • Rolling out solar panels to other clubs
  • Installing air source heat pumps – to remove 70% of club carbon emissions
  • Fitting EV charging points across our clubs
  • Reducing single use items and placing recycling bins in every club
  • Launching further initiatives to reduce energy waste




Notes for Editors:


David Lloyd Leisure helps members to live a better life with a focus on physical and mental wellbeing and a sense of belonging.


We are Europe’s largest health and fitness group by revenue operating 130 clubs - 101 clubs in the UK and a further 29 clubs across mainland Europe, comprising three brands David Lloyd Clubs, Harbour Clubs and 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 racquets facilities, well-equipped group exercise studios, luxurious spas, kids club facilities and crèches.


Our Clubrooms offer 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 710,000 + 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 2,000 and more than 680 tennis professionals work with us. David Lloyd Clubs’ racquets facilities are unparalleled with over 1080 tennis courts as well as over 400 badminton and squash courts.





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