Jobs created at new Staffordshire gym

March 29, 2013 by  

A new gym has opened in Newcastle-under-Lyme in Staffordshire, creating 40 new jobs and giving the local economy a much-needed boost.

Xercise-4-Less, a gym company with its headquartered in Leeds, recently opened the doors of its new branch in Staffordshire. The new gym is located in Barracks Road retail park and is currently open and recruiting new members in advance of the official launch later in the year.

Xercise-4-Less is known as a ‘budget gym’, providing members with gym access for less than other gyms may charge each month.

Rebecca Rainford, the manager of the branch, commented on the newly-opened gym, saying:

“It’s been fantastic, it’s really busy. We do a great referral campaign membership which has been very popular with people joining. The staff we have so far are fully trained and have settled in very well. What makes the gym special is that we are a lot cheaper than similar centres and with the economy that we are in, it’s perfect for everyone.”

The President of the Newcastle chamber of trade, Carl Evans, said:

“Forty jobs is very good and to move into a building that is not being used is wonderful. It’s good to have a disused building brought into use. You need gyms for different types of the market. I think it is pitched at the right place and I look forward to visiting it.”

Gyms like this one provide boosts to the local economy not only by creating new jobs but also by creating trade for other local businesses. For example, this new gym may choose to use a printing company in Stoke-on-Trent or Newcastle-under-Lyme to create its timetables and promotional flyers.