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easyJet founder Stelios to pour £1million into Tottenham gym venture

11:57 13 November 2013

The easygym floor in Oxford Street, central London.

The easygym floor in Oxford Street, central London.

Stuart Acker Holt

Work has started on a state-of-the-art gym in Tottenham High Road to replace the one burnt out beneath Aldi during the riots of 2011.

Running machines at another easyGym - coming to Tottenham next month.Running machines at another easyGym - coming to Tottenham next month.

easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou’s latest venture, easyGym, is set to open a new branch in the former Fitness First premises, beneath the Aldi store which was also gutted by fire during the unrest.

The 20,000sq ft unit will become a “fully air-conditioned, state-of-the-art” gym, which will create more than 20 jobs.

The firm is running a promotion for the first 300 members to join before it opens on December 30, offering them membership for £4.99 per month for the first three months. The full price is £17.99 per month.

easyGym’s CEO Paul Lorimer-Wing said: “easyGym is challenging the conventions of both the budget and the premium gyms in the same radical way that its sister brand easyJet transformed air travel. We are very excited about opening in Tottenham, and transforming a building with a sad past into something positive.”

Riot police look on as fire consumes the Aldi store and Fitness First beneath it in 2011. easyGym is opening next month beneath the store. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA.Riot police look on as fire consumes the Aldi store and Fitness First beneath it in 2011. easyGym is opening next month beneath the store. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA.

To find out more about the Tottenham easyGym, see www.easygym.co.uk/locations/london-tottenham.

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