Lancaster health club eyes 20 new sites
A Lancaster fitness company has revealed plans to launch 20 new sites after receiving support from Manchester-based business lender Reward.
3-1-5 Health Clubs has 4,500 members at its flagship Lancaster site and is set to roll out the X-Force UK brand after securing exclusive license rights from the brand's Swedish manufacturer.
It will supply the equipment to clubs in a bid to build a franchise of X-Force branded sites in the UK.
It is also targeting professional sports clubs after trialling X-Force at Morecambe FC and Preston North End FC.
Sean Thornton, who founded 3-1-5 Health Clubs with Ceri Smith, said: "The key to our success is hinged on the X-Force training equipment and the extraordinary results it’s able to deliver.
"We are targeting the opening of 20 new 3-1-5 Health Clubs across the UK over the next two years and believe our offer has the capability to quickly become a market leader."
Neil McGivern, of Reward, added: "As a start-up business 3-1-5 Health Clubs has had a tremendous start. After the company acquired its premises in Lancaster, a 63,000 sq ft former Total Fitness gym creating around 40 new jobs, it required our support to allow it to plan for further growth.
"The working capital we have provided has been instrumental in giving 3-1-5 Health Clubs the platform required to allow it to plan for an exciting future."