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hEaLth & fitnEss Ladies-only gym opens in Essex


Ent repreneur Shamir Choudhury has invested more than £80,000 in build- ing a brand new ladies-only health club in Goodmayes, Essex, which he has kitted out with Star Trac equipment. Choudhury, founder and


owner of Energise Health Club, chose to launch a ladies club aſter identifying a need for a health club designed spe- cifically for women. Busy gyms are oſten seen


Te gym has been designed to appeal to females of all fitness goals


as off-putting for women, especially when working out with people with different fitness goals – an issue Shamir wanted to tackle. “Working out in a comfortable environment


is a really important factor for a lot of women, especially if they’re insecure about their bodies or are new to exercise and are not sure what to expect,” he said. “Tere are so many barriers to women exercising, so I wanted to strip all that


back and create an inviting, welcoming space where they want to spend time working out.” Star Trac equipment at the club includes


pieces from the S-Series cardio range and dual and single station pieces from the Instinct strength range. Creche facilities are available on site, as well as personal training, nutritional advice, health checks and body massage ther- apy. Details: http://lei.sr?a=u3p3X


Pure Power Studios invests in Power Plate


Pure Power Studios – a new independently owned cluh in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, is the first studio in the UK to purchase the Power Plate pro7 machine, installing four of the latest models. The club is owned by


Claire Faircloth and Emma MacAuley, who are now offi- cially qualified and accredited Power Plate Trainers. Both Claire and Emma will


soon be completing the Post Natal Academy with Jenny Burrell, one of the UK’s leading pregnancy and post natal fitness professionals, aſter which they plan to introduce Post Natal Power Plate classes in the studio. Faircloth said: “We are both passion- ate about Power Plate equipment and


Te club has been kitted out with Power Plate’s new pro7 machines


the fact that we can offer members a full body workout in just 25 minutes is something we believe will really appeal to people who are already time poor.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=b5i0r


Soho Gyms to open third club in Manchester


Independently-owned health club chain Soho Gyms is to open its third club in as many months. Due to open before the end of the year, the new Soho Gym Manchester is the compa- ny’s ninth in the UK and will be located in a space previously housing a Fitness First club.


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Gyms’ investment strategy, which has not only seen the opening of new clubs but will also see several gyms getting new kit and cafés as well as upgrades to their changing facilities. Details: http://lei.sr?a=O7Z4D


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