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Fitness First is to invest a further £86m revamping its chain of 377 gyms this year, with the creation of 400 jobs.
13-Jan-2015


Fitness First is to accelerate its £225m revamp programme, and expects to have converted 66 UK gyms to the new format by the end of the year.
09-Sep-2014


Fitness First is to invest £250m in its global chain of fitness clubs over the next three years, including the £45m revamp of its UK sites.
15-Jan-2014


Fitness First is to invest £20m in improvements to its chain of 85 fitness centres this year, with the recruitment of more than 70 new managers.
16-Apr-2013


Fitness First is to invest £45m in the refurbishment of its chain of about 330 fitness clubs over the next two years.
14-Nov-2012


Fitness First is to invest £7m in the conversion of ten clubs in the North and Midlands to a new low-cost Klick Fitness format.
04-Jul-2011


Fitness First is planning to expand its UK chain of 177 health clubs with up to seven new sites in 2007, as part of a global expansion programme that will involve up to 70 new clubs.
15-Jan-2007


Fitness First is planning to acquire Fitness Exchange, the London-based chain of ten clubs, for more than £10m.
11-Sep-2006


Fitness First has acquired three LivingWell health clubs in Australia from Hilton Hotels Corporation for about £10m, and HHC is now looking to sell its 25 UK clubs.
03-Jul-2006


Fitness First, the operator of 346 fitness clubs, is to undergo a £204m management buy-out backed by Cinven, and 40 new clubs are expected to open in the coming year.
11-Apr-2003


Fitness First has bought the Curzons chain of 12 London health clubs from Whitbread for £6m.
08-May-2002


Fitness First has acquired an 85% stake in the Just for Ladies chain of fitness clubs.
11-Mar-2002


Fitness First has raised £75m in a rights issue to fund the expansion of its health clubs, with 55 new outlets opening this year to take the total to 280.
01-Feb-2002


Fitness First is to develop a fitness club at the former Cumberland Infirmary site in Carlisle, with the creation of 30 jobs.
08-Nov-2001


Fitness First has awarded a £3m contract to Alfred McAlpine to build three fitness centres in Manchester, Coatbridge and Greenock.
31-Aug-2001


Fitness First is planning to expand its chain of fitness clubs from 156 to 190 by the end of the year, and hopes to surpass 700 clubs over the next eight years.
29-Jun-2001


Fitness First is planning to open a further 50 fitness clubs by October to add to the existing 140.
26-Jan-2001


Fitness First is planning to open its third Northern Ireland outlet in October, at the Boucher Road's Lislea retail park, and further sites are being sought.
14-Aug-2000


Fitness First is acquiring Sportathlon Holdings for £2.9m, in order to expand its health clubs into Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, China and Indonesia.
30-Jun-2000


Fitness First has submitted plans for the development of a fitness centre in Exeter city centre.
09-May-2000


Fitness First has announced plans to set up two new health clubs in Chesterfield and Burton, with the creation of 60 jobs.
31-Jan-2000


Fitness First is to open a health club in Madrid early next year, and is also looking at opportunities in Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
28-Jan-2000


Fitness First is to open a new health club in Hull early next year, with the creation of 20 jobs.
15-Dec-1999


Fitness First is to set up a £1.5m health and fitness centre in Swindon, with the creation of up to 40 jobs, and is now seeking premises in a further 13 towns and cities.
14-Jan-1999


Fitness First Clubs is developing a £1m health club in east Belfast which will create up to 50 jobs, and it is now looking for more sites in Northern Ireland.
20-Oct-1998


Fitness First has acquired a 50% stake in Fitness Club Freizeitanlagen for £10m, its first move into continental Europe.
08-Aug-1998