Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Low cost fitness
  • Year established:
    2007
  • Website:
    http://www.thegymgroup.com
  • Contact
    • 5th Floor, One Croydon, 12-16 Addiscombe Road, Croydon, CR0 0XT

About The Gym

The Gym Group Plc is a low cost gym with 105 locations nationally. They offer ‘no pressure’ memberships that permit members to stop and start whenever they want, and are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week in order to give members access to the gym whenever it suits them best.

The first gym in the group was opened in Hounslow in 2008 by founded John Treharne, a former England squash player.

The Gym runs a learning programme designed to develop customer service skills and improve the interaction with gym members and potential new members at each new gym, prior to opening, in order to prepare the team.

The ‘Heads Up’ programme aims to equip employees with a 'toolbox' of key skills, behaviours and confidence to support them in their role. Post training evaluation shows 86% of attendees would recommend the programme, and 83% had applied the learnings and tried new things.


What is it like to work for The Gym

Leadership
Leadership
The Gym Group does not believe in targets that are unobtainable or ‘moving the goal posts’. With this clear understanding set out from day one it allows managers to productively manage their working week, without the need to encroach on their own personal time.
My Manager
My Manager
Ongoing support is available via job sharing, secondment and project work. Those within development programmes can experience a new gym opening site before working towards the responsibility of multiple sites. Mentoring is offered to those who have undergone the management development programme.
My Company
My Company
A new e-brochure has been created to highlight all their employee benefits to remind staff of the range of benefits they are entitled to. Previously many were unaware of the benefits and so this promotion has been successful in improving employee engagement.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    105

  • Staff Turnover:

    15%

  • Staff:

    293

  • Earning £35,000+:

    32%

  • Average Age:

    33

  • Male : Female:

    74% / 26%

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