David Lloyd Leisure Launches Triathlon Clubs Across UK

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David Lloyd Leisure has become the first health, fitness and leisure chain to affiliate and launch triathlon clubs with Triathlon England in all of its English clubs.

David Lloyd Leisure has become the first health, fitness and leisure chain to affiliate and launch triathlon clubs with Triathlon England in all of its English clubs.

It has also gained the same status with Triathlon Scotland for its six Scottish clubs and with Welsh Triathlon for its Cardiff club.

The clubs, present in all David Lloyd Leisure clubs across the UK, will offer members of all fitness levels and sporting ability the opportunity to take part in structured training programmes and sessions run by British Triathlon -qualified coaches, as well as discounted membership of Triathlon England, Scotland and Wales. The health and fitness chain also plans to offer its own triathlon events for members across the UK in 2012.

Group Health and Fitness Manager for David Lloyd Leisure Rob Beale said: “We are excited to be able to launch these clubs after feedback from our members indicated many wanted to get involved. With all our clubs having first class facilities and Triathlon-trained coaches it made sense to offer triathlon training with a structured programme. We are looking forward to seeing our members competing in triathlons, including our own family-friendly events in May next year.”

Gareth Hall from Triathlon England said: “We’re passionate about creating opportunities for all people to discover how much fun the triathlon challenge can be. It’s one of the fastest growing, dynamic and modern sports around and, with the Olympics just around the corner, we are delighted to have David Lloyd Leisure involved offering even more people the opportunity to get engaged in a structured but fun way.”

The triathlon clubs will offer members a minimum of two training sessions each week for all levels of fitness as well as provide information and motivation to take part in local and national events.

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 79 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe.

David Lloyd Leisure has over 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 750 and more than 350 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis.

Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

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