Daley Thompson to Launch Gym in Putney

DaleyFitness on the Upper Richmond Road aims to be 'old school'

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Olympic gold medal winner and world champion decathlete, Daley Thompson, is to open a new gym in Putney this Spring.

Working with fellow former athlete and the Fitness Whisperer, Gavin Sunshine it is hoped the gym on the Upper Richmond Road will be the first in a chain under the DaleyFitness brand. It is aimed to cater for people of all abilities.

It's Gold Again for Daley Thompson!

It's Gold Again for Daley Thompson!

Daley has a long association with the area hence the decision to choose SW15 as a location. He told PutneySW15.com, 'I bought my flat in Putney in 2001. I never realised how close it is to the centre of the universe! It has everything you could need whether you are a singleton, family, retired or working in the city. Putney has it all or if not it's only a short train ride away!'

He believes that he and his team will bring something a little different to the fitness industry. With over 90 years of training between them and having seen what is out there, the team are aiming to make their DaleyFitness synonymous with fitness and fun.

One area that they feel differentiates DaleyFitness from their competitors can be found in the Old School Gym room that the team has built into the gym. Wall bars, leather medicine balls, climbing ropes and a good old-fashioned horse vault box.

Daley says, 'There is some great modern science within the industry but I don't think you can beat getting your fitness the old fashion way...You earn it'

Steve Gutteridge will be the gym's general manager. Steve is a former Great Britain decathlete with 25 years within the leisure industry, covering a number of diverse areas from restaurants, bar, nightclubs and health clubs.

Fitness Whisperer, Gavin Sunshine has worked in the fitness business all his life and still holds the British Junior Record for Heptathlon.

Gavin, Daley and Steve outside the new premises

Gavin, Daley and Steve outside the new premises

The team say, ‘Our mission is to inspire people to change their lives, as we love what we do and our commitment is to our client's goals. We will develop fun and effective exercise programs that give our clients variety and meet their needs. DaleyFitness strives to give all of our clients the kind of service that (hopefully!) they think of as the best part of their day’.

If you are interested in joining you can visit the DaleyFitness web site. There is a special introductory joining rate for the first 250 people to sign up.

February 20, 2015