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health and fitness Mosaic buys first freehold site

Mosaic Spa and Health Clubs has revealed that it has made its first move into ownership after buying Shrewsbury’s Welti Health and Fitness out of administration. Te group operates a num-

ber of clubs around the UK, most of which are under the Fitness Express and Imagine Spa brands, and has con- firmed the acquisition of its first freehold site. Welti Health and Fitness

has more than 2,500 mem- bers and comprises a large gym and two separate exer- cise studios, as well as a kinesis zone, a boxing ring and a free weights area. Facilities also include a swimming pool

with a sauna and steamroom; six indoor and eight outdoor tennis courts; and a nursery. Following the deal, the venue is to be renamed Te Shrewsbury Club.

Welti Health and Fitness will now be renamed as Te Shrewsbury Club Downing Corporate Finance, a venture cap-

ital trust that acquired a stake in the business last August, funded the deal. Further invest- ment is also planned to improve facilities. Mosaic managing director Dave Courteen

said: “We very much hope to take the business to the next level.”

Scots ‘not adopting’ healthier lifestyles

Many people across Scotland understand how to adopt a healthier lifestyle but do not make the necessary changes to their behaviour, according to a new report from NHS Health Scotland. Knowledge, Attitudes and

Motivations to Health high- lights an ongoing gap between how people perceive their own lifestyle and how healthy they actually are. Te report uses the findings from a section of the 2012 Scottish Health Survey and includes health topics such as alcohol con- sumption, physical activity and diet. More than half (52 per cent) of those ques-

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£800,000 DL Kids facility unveiled in North London

David Lloyd Leisure has announced the launch of its new £800,000 DL Kids facility as part of a wider £1.85m investment in its Finchley rac- quet and fitness club in London. Te purpose-built area features two activity rooms, an interactive classroom, a sports hall


and a play frame, offering a range of term-time and holiday programmes for young people. DL Kids aims to complement the way in

which children learn during pre-school and school time, with a number of activities includ- ing arts and craſts; sports; and role play.

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