Hazel Geary, David Lloyd Leisure's product development director, said: "We are delighted to have Jenni Falconer officially open our latest David Lloyd Studio and launch Orangetheory group training, both of which are UK health and fitness industry firsts.
"Jenni is like many David Lloyd Studio clients who lead very busy lifestyles but recognise the importance of keeping fit and healthy, and we're always looking for new and innovative ways to enable and support people in achieving their personal goals.
"David Lloyd Studio, Islington is our third high street studio and we have ambitious investment plans for expanding this model and for taking the Orangetheory group training programme to high street locations across the country."
For further information on David Lloyd Studio, Islington go to www.davidlloyd.co.uk/islington
About David Lloyd Studio
David Lloyd Leisure launched David Lloyd Studio in September 2012 - the first initiative of its kind by a major health and fitness operator in the UK. It has invested GBP 500,000 in three initial sites with further studios planned. Two studios, providing personal training, group training, David Lloyd Leisure's Lose & Shape Up weight loss programme, exercise classes, running clubs and physiotherapy, have already opened in Putney, south-west London, and Winchester, Hampshire.
About David Lloyd Leisure Group
The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 81 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe, plus the new high street concept, David Lloyd Studio, in Putney and Winchester. It has over 440,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800, while it contracts the services of more than 400 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, creches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.
About Orangetheory® Fitness
Orangetheory® Fitness (www.orangetheoryfitness.com) is a one-of-a-kind, group personal training workout broken into intervals of cardiovascular and strength training. Backed by the science of excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC), Orangetheory's heart-rate-monitored training is designed to maintain a target zone that stimulates metabolism and increases energy. Led by skilled personal trainers, participants use a variety of equipment including treadmills, rowing machines, SBT Suspension Training and free weights, burning up to an average of 900 calories per session. The result is the Orange Effect -- more energy, visible toning and extra calorie burn for up to 36 hours post-workout. In March 2013, the company achieved its 100th US franchise in three years.
About Jenni Falconer
Running enthusiast Jenni, 37, is a Scottish broadcaster and television presenter, best known as the face of The National Lottery Draws and for her presenting and reporting roles on ITV's This Morning. She also currently hosts a radio show on Heart FM. Jenni is married to actor James Midgley and they have a daughter, Ella, 23 months.
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