Justin Musgrove CEO of the Bannatyne Group
The Bannatyne Group has announced a £1.8m investment at its Ingleby Barwick health club, which was the company’s first location.
The investment marks the 20th anniversary of the business, which was founded in 1997 by Duncan Bannatyne OBE. The Ingleby Barwick health club was the first of 69 sites to open throughout the UK.
The project, which is expected to be completed in April 2018, will see the creation of a Bannatyne Spa, studios for group cycling and mind & body classes and new changing rooms.
The Bannatyne Group aims to lead the way in the sector and the latest technology is being introduced to the club including MyZone, additional virtual classes and wristband entry and locker operation, incorporating cashless purchases.
Justin Musgrove, chief executive of The Bannatyne Group, said: “Ingleby Barwick will always be special as the first club opened by Duncan Bannatyne OBE. The business has come a long way in 20 years and this major investment is testament to the ambitions of the business.
“Over the last couple of years members at Ingleby Barwick have benefitted from significant upgrades to the gym, with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, and this second phase will complete the project.
“The addition of a Bannatyne Spa is fantastic news for the health club, and the local area. It will support our focus on holistic health and wellbeing and enable people to fulfil their desire for healthy lifestyles based on a blend of exercise, relaxation and rejuvenation.
“I’m really proud that the first club in our portfolio is going from strength to strength.”