Home news Much-delayed Derby gym aiming to be open before month is out

Much-delayed Derby gym aiming to be open before month is out


The firm behind a huge state-of-the art gym in Derby city centre which had been due to open last summer has said it is now aiming to start welcoming its first customers before the end of the month.
Due to the refit of the 12,000 sq ft venue at Derby Riverlights taking longer than anticipated, Gym City has had to repeatedly move the opening date, despite having got hundreds of people signed up to use it.
Signs on the building stated that the gym was due to open last summer – but this was then moved to October.
However, management decided to move the opening date again to December 15 to ensure the gym opened “to an even higher standard than first planned”.

A sign on the building states that the gym had been due to open in summer 2017
But when the date arrived, the gym, which is on the first floor of the Riverlights complex, overlooking the property’s Boulevard and River Derwent, was still not ready.
Now, in a message posted on its Facebook page, Gym City Derby said it is aiming to have the venue open by the end of January.

In the message to its members, it said: “Thank you all so much for hanging in there while we complete the construction of the gym.
“The facility is brand new, from the electrics to the fitness equipment, so it has taken longer than originally anticipated. We want the place to be perfect for our members. We guarantee the wait will be worth it.”

The gym will offer access to the latest state-of-the-art fitness equipment
The gym will specialise in fitness, dance and combat. Bosses say it will have a “cave-man zone”, offering alternative cross-training, a women-only section, a combat zone and dance studio.
According to the firm, Gym City will be the first of its kind in the UK to cater for not only the physical, but the nutritional and mental wellbeing of the body.

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It will provide a combination of gymnasium, combat classes, personal training and café/juice bar, which will serve pre and post workout shakes, juices and coffee.
Gym City previously offered assurances to members that they will not be charged until the gym has officially opened.
Once it does open, it will be the firm’s flagship outlet and will employ 30 people. The firm has aspirations to open a series of gyms across the East Midlands.
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Source: Derby Telegraph