A date has been set for the official opening of a new gym in Derby city centre – and there is still time to get membership at a bargain price.
Gym City has sent a message to all people who have signed up as members for its forthcoming gym at Derby Riverlights that it will open on Friday, December 15.
And the company is still running an offer where people can sign up as non-contract members for just £14.99 a month. The price will then increase to £24.99 once the promotion ends. It is not known when this will be.
According to the message sent to members, the opening will consist of a street festival and an “awesome” celebratory world-class line up from the sports, combat and music industry.
It had been hoped that the gym would open in October – but management have delayed this to ensure the club opens “to an even higher standard than first planned”.
The gym will offer access to the latest state-of-the-art fitness equipment
It said: “Our contractors are working around the clock to get your club finished and we are pleased to announce that there will now be even more equipment, greater functional space and more classes to enjoy.
“Please be assured that the change to the official opening date will not affect you financially. All direct debit collection dates have been amended meaning you will not be charged anything further until the club officially opens in December.”
The 12,000 sq ft 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.
It will be on the first floor of the complex, overlooking the property’s Boulevard and River Derwent.
This artist’s impression shows what the reception area will look like at the new gym
Gym City plans to open a series of gyms across the East Midlands, starting with a flagship outlet at Riverlights, which will create 30 jobs.
Riverlights opened in 2010 but a lack of footfall meant it endured a difficult beginning. As a result, the property fell into administration but was then bought by Moorfield Group, a real estate private equity fund manager, in a deal worth £16.5 million in May 2015.
When Moorfield came in, the London-based group vowed to turn Riverlights into a key leisure destination.
Since the takeover, hotel operator Premier Inn has taken over space previously occupied by Hampton by Hilton, while a 120-seat Thyme restaurant, serving a mix of traditional and contemporary dishes, opened on the ground floor of the hotel in June last year.
The search for tenants to occupy the other units has continued since then.
Source: Derby Telegraph