The Gym Group

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The Gym Group plc
Public limited company
Traded asLSEGYM
FTSE SmallCap Component
Founded2007; 13 years ago (2007)
FounderJohn Treharne
Key people
RevenueIncrease£153.1 million (2019)
Increase£21.5 million (2019)
Decrease £3.6 million (2019)
Number of employees
1,423 (2019)
Corporate Site
Footnotes / references

The Gym Group is a chain of 24/7 no contract fitness clubs in the United Kingdom. The company was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 2015.


The Gym location in Lewisham, London

The company was founded in 2007 and its first site was in West London.[4] It now has around 160 gyms with 668,000 members. Some of these sites were acquired from EasyGym and Lifestyle Fitness.


Phoenix Equity Partners and Bridges Ventures invested in the company in its early years. The Gym Group floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2015. In 2018, The Gym Group had revenue of £124 million and EBITDA of £37 million.[5]

The Gym Group and PureGym explored a merger in 2014, but this was later abandoned.[6]


  1. ^ "Annual Report 2019" (PDF). Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  2. ^ "Companies House Company Profile". Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  3. ^ "Company Board of Directors". Retrieved 14 July 2020.
  4. ^ Farrell, Sean (9 November 2015). "The Gym to float on stock market with valuation of £250m". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  5. ^ Financial Times
  6. ^ "Sports Direct to open gym chain". BBC News. 11 November 2014. Retrieved 26 February 2020.

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