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400,000+ readers leisure opportunities 4 September – 17 September 2012 ISSUE 588 Daily news & jobs: DLL to launch PT studio concept

David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has announced the launch of a high street-based personal training concept, which will be trialled in three locations from the end of September. Te first DL Studio site will

open on Upper Richmond Road in Putney, London, while a second location is expected to follow in Winchester - sub- ject to planning consent. A third site is being planned

in the centre of London and DLL is looking to roll-out the format on a wider scale. Te first three DL Studios repre- sent a £500,000 investment. It is anticipated the new

concept will provide one- to-one personal training sessions, exercise classes and group training run by DLL-qualified instructors. DLL chief executive Scott Lloyd said: “Te creation of our new studio training concept

Olympics ‘inspire’ young UK adults

Half of young adults across the UK have been “inspired” to participate in sport as a result of the London 2012 Olympic Games, according to new research from Deloitte. The professional services firm surveyed

2,000 people between the ages of 16- and 35-years-old as part of the study, with 18 per cent intending to take up a new sport. A further 27 per cent are planning to partici-

pate more in an existing sport or activity, while 5 per cent said they would look to do both. Team GB’s cycling success during the Games

has led to 46 per cent of survey respondents intending to take up the sport, while 40 per cent are planning to start swimming.


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London 2012’s ambition is to “inspire a generation” Across the group, it was younger partici-

pants - those aged between 16- and 18-years-old – who were found to be most enthusiastic, with 63 per cent inspired by the Olympics. Details:

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Te first DL Studio is due to open in Putney by the end of September

provides a complementary alternative to the traditional gym and brings an exciting new offer to the high street.” Read more:

175 Travelodge hotels are to receive a renovation

Travelodge secures future with financial restructuring

Travelodge has moved to secure its future aſter agreeing a financial restructuring, while also initiating a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). Te chain worked with GoldenTree Asset

Management, Avenue Capital Group and Goldman Sachs on the restructuring, which will see £75m injected into the group. Travelodge’s portfolio will receive a £55m

investment to refurbish 175 hotels, while its debt will be reduced from £635m to £329m – £235m of which is written off. Read more:


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