PureGym plans seventh Edinburgh gym

Published: 09 April 2018

PureGym is opening its seventh gym in Edinburgh – as part of the refurbishment of The Scotsman Hotel. We spoke to Pure Gym Director of Operations, Rebecca Passmore…

Your business in brief?

PureGym is the UK’s largest gym operator, providing high-quality and low-cost fitness facilities to more than 1 million members across 200 sites in the UK. Most of our sites offer over 50 free exercise classes a week and are open 24/7 to cater for the changing lifestyles and various work schedules of our members.

With every new site, we create around ten to 12 new jobs for people and businesses in the local area. We also provide a vital base to support self-employed personal trainers...

Rebecca Passmore, Director of Operations, PureGym

 

PureGym was founded in 2008 with the mission to make fitness more affordable and accessible for all. We opened our first gyms in Edinburgh, Manchester and Leeds in 2009. We’re headquartered in Leeds and have 856 employees. 

PureGym is opening its seventh gym in Edinburgh – as part of the refurbishment of The Scotsman Hotel.

Why Edinburgh?

Edinburgh continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the UK, powered by a young, dynamic and ambitious population who want to stay healthy and active.

The latest site in The Scotsman Hotel will be our seventh site in Edinburgh. We believe there continues to be a high demand for quality fitness facilities from the residents of Scotland’s capital city.  

How many jobs will be created?

We already have five PureGyms across Edinburgh with a new site coming soon to Fort Kinnaird as well as The Scotsman Hotel. With every new site, we create around ten to 12 new jobs for people and businesses in the local area. We also provide a vital base to support self-employed personal trainers in the surrounding area who need access to a gym and prospective clients to help grow their own businesses.  

PureGym is the UK’s largest gym operator, with more than 1 million members across 200 sites in the UK.

What's the vision for your business?

Our core mission is to ‘democratise’ gym membership in the UK by widening access to high-quality gym facilities and enabling our members to achieve their goals for fitness, health and wellbeing.

With technology at the core of our business model, we’re tearing up the traditional model whereby fitness facilities are only available to those able to sign up to a £400+ annual contract. We’re able to provide great fitness facilities and exercise classes to our members for just £20 a month, with no annual contract. 

Ultimately, we want to continue to offer a great service to our 1 million members across the UK. We’re also constantly on the lookout for new areas to open sites, to play our part in helping the nation stay fit and healthy.

 

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you and your business establish, relocate or expand within the city region, or would simply like more information about what Edinburgh has to offer, get in touch today.

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