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New Zealand’s CityFitness moves into Australia with acquisition of final Fit n Fast clubs

New Zealand’s CityFitness moves into Australia with acquisition of final Fit n Fast clubs
June 29, 2020

Leading New Zealand gym chain CityFitness is moving into the Australian market with the acquisition of the remaining clubs of the Fit n Fast brand.

With 13 Fit n Fast clubs sold to Viva Leisure earlier this year, the new ownership of the four NSW clubs - Westfield Sydney, Westfield Southland, Charlestown and in Sydney's Liverpool Street is set to begin operations from late next month.

Commenting on the brand's arrival in the Australian market, CityFitness Chief Operating Officer, Doug Hatten stated "we are very excited to share our offering within the communities we’ll be serving in Australia, starting with the four clubs.”

CityFitness, which operates 36 clubs in New Zealand, offered a comprehensive online exercise system during New Zealand's recent Coronavirus lockdown.

It is not known how CityFitness' use of its brand will co-exist with North Queensland gym brand City Fitness which operates three clubs in Mackay.

CityFitness has already secured the 'cityfitnessgyms' domain name for its operations.

The Westfield Sydney, Charlestown and Liverpool Street facilities will begin operations from 20th July while the change of branding at Westfield Southland has yet to be confirmed.

Article amended 8.30am, 30th June 2020 to correct information that said operations would commence from 1st July.

Image: CityFitness Auckland. The brand's clubs in Australia will be similar in size, layout and equipment.

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Karen Sweaney

Editor, Australasian Leisure Management

Artist, geoscientist and specialist writer on the leisure industry, Karen Sweaney is Editor of Australasian Leisure Management. Based in Sydney, Australia, her specific areas of interest include the arts, entertainment, the environment, fitness, tourism and wellness.

She has degrees in Fine Arts from the University of Sydney and Geological Oceanography from UNSW.

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