Worldwide, Fitness First is now the largest privately owned group of health clubs after starting in the UK (Poole) in 1993. In the UK, there are 78 clubs with 170,000 members which contributes to the global total of 360 clubs and nearly one million members.
In 1993, the first facility in Bournemouth actually opened as a squash club but soon expanded in terms of equipment and offerings. Today, Fitness First is known for its variety of fitness classes and team workouts which is just one of the reasons why it is so popular. In most locations, the members aren't just left to their own devices but instead are part of a group where achievements are recognised regularly. Outside of their own facilities, they have made an impact on the whole industry and launched International Fitness Week which comes around each February!