Fitness First plc

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"Fitness First started small, as a single health and fitness club in Bournemouth in 1993. We're now the largest gym, health and fitness club group in the world with over 1.2 million members in more than 430 Fitness First clubs." [1]

"BC Partners, which acquired Fitness First in 2005 for £835m, is understood to have fired the embattled fitness chain’s chief executive Colin Waggett, chief financial officer Duncan Tatton-Brown and UK managing director John Gamble, as part of a radical boardroom clear-out." [2]



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  1. Fitness First About, organizational web page, accessed October 15, 2012.
  2. efinancialnews BC Partners undertakes radical overhaul of Fitness First board, organizational web page, accessed October 15, 2012.