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24 Hour Fitness Comes To Welwyn Garden City



A new 24-hour gym officially opened in Welwyn Garden City’s Howard Centre on Saturday 1st March 2014 offering exercise enthusiasts a more convenient solution for staying fit and healthy.

Anytime Fitness hopes to promote a ‘no more excuses’ culture towards fitness by providing state of the art Life Fitness equipment 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Its proximity to Welwyn Garden City railway station not only offers ease to residents, commuters and shoppers wanting a healthier lifestyle, but also reinvigorates the Howard Centre by using a previously abandoned site.

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The 5,000 square foot Anytime Fitness was officially opened by The Rt Hon Grant Schapps, MP for Welwyn Hatfield and Co-Chairman of the Conservative Party. Greg Matthew, Managing Director of Anytime Fitness Welwyn Garden City, said:

“We’re very excited about bringing Anytime Fitness to Welwyn Garden City and hope to be a successful addition to the local area. We look forward to providing a safe, friendly and convenient service that was previously lacking in the heart of town.”


Members of the world’s largest 24-hour fitness chain can benefit from two hours free parking, dedicated trainers, private changing rooms with showers and heated flooring, as well as the ability to access thousands of clubs worldwide with no extra cost.


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Milton Keynes activewear brand Gymcub Apparel opens Christmas pop-up



Milton Keynes activewear brand Gymcub Apparel opens Christmas pop-up

GymCub Apparel, the Milton Keynes born activewear and leisure brand is set to open a pop-up store at Midsummer Place, Milton Keynes following a successful launch online earlier this year. Opening at 10am on Wednesday 1st December, the brand – which has a growing fanbase in the local area – will welcome guests throughout the festive period and into the New Year, for a limited time only.

Marking the opening of its first ever physical store, the brand – known for its bold and daring designs – will sell its best-selling items including its co-ord signature tracksuits and hoodies, as well as its much-loved t-shirts, vests, leggings, and cropped tops. It will also launch a brand-new limited-edition line which will be exclusively available in store only.

Located opposite Victoria’s Secret, the stylish activewear brand which has been spotted on a host of reality TV stars including Love Island’s Connor Durman, Emma Woodhams and TOWIE’s Roman Hackett will finally be available to purchase in store for the first time ever and will celebrate by sharing an exclusive 50% discount to first time customers on Friday 3rd December.

Richard Cayless, Owner of GymCub Apparel commented “GymCub Apparel was born here in Milton Keynes, so it only felt right to open our first ever pop-up in the city. We’ve had a successful launch period, growing our community online and this marks the next step in building that fanbase further. Our ethos is all about looking great and feeling great and that will be reflected in our instore experience”

Milton Keynes activewear brand Gymcub Apparel opens Christmas pop-up

He continued “We know Christmas is always a busy period, with lots of people on the lookout for the perfect gift and we cannot wait to bring our bold and daring designs to Milton Keynes. We cannot wait to welcome everyone when doors open at 10am on Wednesday.”

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The Gym offers Three Counties the chance to go ‘swear zero”



The Gym offers Three Counties the chance to go 'swear zero"

Winter is coming, Christmas is calling, and while Santa is still busy in his workshop, The Gym Group has a present for the nation that will spread yuletide cheer and positive energy in equal measure.

To keep everyone feeling good, both mentally and physically this Christmas, The Gym Group has teamed up with sustainable business owner Montana Brown to launch its campaign for the festive season, Sweat Zero. Montana has swapped the board room for the iron paradise and in partnership with The Gym Group, is offering everyone, no matter what their fitness goals, the chance to zero out on all the goodies and treats we all deserve to enjoy.

To make good on this promise, from today, The Gym is offering 5,373 free three-day passes, to those in the South East of England including The Three Counties – which is exactly the same number of average calories consumed by an adult on Christmas Day.

Speaking about the partnership, Montana said: “After the wash out that was last Christmas, we all deserve to celebrate this year. But finding a balance between keeping active and indulging can be very difficult (especially for me as I love Yorkshire puddings!). That’s where Sweat Zero from The Gym Group comes in as it’s helping the nation to enjoy the festive fitness period with free passes, allowing you to give the gym a go. No matter who you are, your shape or size, The Gym Group will help you stay active and get your body moving this Christmas so we can look after our bodies physically and mentally to make the most of the big day / the whole Christmas period in my case.”

Like the term Net Zero, Sweat Zero is all about helping to strike a balance between living your life and being fit and healthy by removing any of the guilt which can come after some serious Christmas overindulgence. Whether you want to burn off the Baileys or bench press the brussels with a three-day free pass guests can visit any of the 200 nationwide The Gym Group venues, to experience their high spec kit across cardio, weightlifting, toning and class zones plus unlimited classes and access to a team of highly qualified personal trainers.

Redeeming the free three-day pass is super simple. Just visit The Gym group website, find a gym near you, choose a day passes membership and three-day pass, then select the dates and enter the promo code SWEATZERO.

The Gym locations in the Three Counties

The Gym Bedfordshire

The Gym Luton

The Galaxy Centre
1 Bridge Street C1
Luton LU1

The Gym Bedford

Alban Retail Park
London Rd
MK42 0NW

The Gym Buckinghamshire

The Gym High Wycombe

Red Lion House
Castle Street
High Wycombe
HP13 6RF

The Gym Aylesbury

6-8 Great Western Street
Friars Square Shopping Centre
HP20 2PU

The Gym Milton Keynes

Phoenix House
Elder Gate
Milton Keynes

The Gym Hertfordshire

The Gym Watford

Imperial Park Imperial Way
WD24 4JF

The Gym Hemel Hempstead

Leisure World Jarman Way
Hemel Hempstead
Hemel Hempstead

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TipTop Outlet opens brand new store at The Mall Luton



TipTop Outlet opens brand new store at The Mall Luton

The Mall Luton has today welcomed new store TipTop Outlet to the centre, with the retailer opening its doors to eager customers looking for premium brands at affordable prices.

The store, which covers two floors, is home to an iconic line-up of brands including Nike, Adidas, Reebok and Timberland. More affordable ranges can be found on the first floor, which is accessible via staircase or lift.

Shoppers will be able to browse a huge range of shoes, clothes, and accessories, with a fantastic mix of sought-after, limited-edition lines not readily available in other stores, and great value bargains. Items such as the Nike Jordan Limited Edition trainers that usually are not available within stores in the UK will be one of the first of a selection of unique offers at the store.


TipTop Outlet opens brand new store at The Mall Luton

Manager of TipTop Outlet, Mutaz Alhejoj, said, “We are excited to unveil the store after working hard to get it ready over the past couple of months. Tiptop is a great place to find your next pair of favourite trainers but also to browse through our collections of branded clothes and accessories. Exclusively for the opening, we have secured many pairs of the Nike Jordan Limited Edition released in 2021. We look forward to welcoming shoppers to our store!”

TipTop Outlet opens brand new store at The Mall Luton

The opening of TipTop comes in the same week as the newly extended Primark store fully opens at The Mall, bringing an even bigger and better range of fashion and homeware to the centre. The 10,000sqft extension into an adjacent unit sees the retail giant increasing its presence in Luton and offering a wider choice of products to shoppers.

Roy Greening, General Manager, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Tiptop Outlet to The Mall. Their unique and exciting offer is a fantastic addition to our already impressive line-up here at the centre.

Roy continued, “With the opening of the extended Primark store this week, and the opening of TipTop, all just in time for the festive season, we hope shoppers will love discovering the new lines and brands now available here”.

TipTop can be found opposite H&M in The Mall. Shoppers can access the bigger and improved Primark store through an enlarged entrance within the Mall as well as via George Street.

TipTop Outlet Luton Address

The Mall Luton
Unit 188

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