Jobs boost as TWO JD Gyms set to open in Sheffield next month

Up to 34 jobs will be created when TWO brand new JD Gyms open in Sheffield next month in time for the post-Christmas detox.

Thursday, 10th December 2020, 2:47 pm

JD Gyms, part of JD Sports Fashion group, is transforming the former Xercise4Less Sheffield Hillsborough gym on Kilner Way Retail Park and the former Xercise4Less Sheffield Guernsey Road, with doors set to open in early January.

Both gyms will feature more than 300 pieces of cardio, strength and functional fitness equipment as well as large free-weight zones, sprint tracks, rigs and boxing areas.

“State-of-the-art fitness studios" will also play host to over 300 classes a month, all of which are included in the monthly membership price.

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The gyms will be open from 6am to 10pm on weekdays and 8am until 8pm on weekends.

Managing director of JD Gyms, Alun Peacock, said: “Sheffield is a key location for us and we’ve been wanting to bring the JD Gyms brand here for some time as our national roll out


"We’re incredibly excited to be transforming these two existing gyms and creating a higher standard of fitness facility for the people of Sheffield.”

Each gym will hire up to 15 personal trainers, with an assistant manager and duty manager role also created at both sites.

State-of-the-art fitness studios will play host to more than 300 classes a month.

JD Gyms bought the trade and assets of Xercise4Less, saving staff jobs, when the company went in to administration in July.

The gyms will be open from 6am until 10pm on weekdays and 8am to 8pm on weekends. Free parking will be available on site.

Existing members will receive a free month upon reopening, while new members can pay £5 for the first month’s membership and £19.99 a month thereafter, with no contract and joining fee.

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Up to 15 Personal Trainer vacancies will be created at each site.