David Lloyd Leisure

David Lloyd Leisure

November 16, 2011 02:30 ET

Denise Lewis to Open David Lloyd Leisure Farnham

Olympic Champion Will Cut Ribbon in Official Unveiling Ceremony

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2011) -

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When: 11am Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Where: David Lloyd Farnham, Monkton Lane, Farnham GU9ND

Olympic gold winner Denise Lewis OBE will officially open the new David Lloyd Leisure club in Farnham, Surrey, on December 6.

Denise will cut a ribbon to mark the opening of the £12m racquets, health and fitness club in Monkton Lane, which features a plethora of state-of-the art facilities including the group's largest Amida Spa.

The champion heptathlete, who won a gold medal in the 2000 Sydney Olympics, says: "I'm delighted to be opening David Lloyd Leisure's new club in Farnham, which will offer its members an amazing array of sports, health and fitness facilities.

"I'm very aware of how important it is for adults and children to undertake regular exercise and sporting activities if they are to achieve and maintain long-term health and fitness. The role of parents in encouraging their children by doing this together as a family is also crucial. This new club will provide both individuals and families fantastic facilities in which to do this."

Linden Henson, general manager at David Lloyd Farnham, says: "It's an absolute honour to have Denise Lewis open our new club. She has achieved so much in her sporting field and is a true role model and inspiration for future sporting generations.

"We are incredibly excited about becoming part of the Farnham community and developing strong relationships. The club is looking stunning and I cannot wait for all of our members to experience the excellent facilities."

The 6,000 sqm-plus club, which is next to Farnham Rugby Club's new site, will house a 1,200 sqm Amida Spa, including six treatment rooms, four relaxation rooms, sauna, steam and experience rooms, and a spa plunge pool. An outdoor area will feature sauna cabins and a hydro spa pool.

Other facilities include a 500 sqm DL Kids facility, a 25m indoor swimming pool and separate children's pool, eight outdoor tennis courts, two squash courts and a multi-purpose sports hall housing three badminton courts.

There will be a 1,400 sqm gymnasium, two exercise studios and a specially designated spinning studio, plus two physiotherapy rooms and a DL Cafébar.

For more information, visit www.davidlloyd.co.uk/farnham For membership information, call 0845 1252835.

Note to Editors: The ribbon cutting ceremony will be performed on Tuesday, December 6 2011 at 11.15am, followed by a Q & A session. Reporters and photographers are invited to attend. A strictly limited number of slots are available for one-to-one interviews with Denise Lewis from 12.30pm and must be arranged prior through Anna-Marie Muldowney, David Lloyd Leisure press office, on 01707 289833 or press@davidlloyd.co.uk General manager Linden Henson is also available for interviews.

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 79 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe. Farnham is its 80th UK club. It has over 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 1,800 and the services of more than 350 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis.

Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.

About Denise Lewis

Denise won the gold medal in the heptathlon event at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and was dubbed one of the 'golden girls' of British athletics alongside Kelly Holmes, Paula Radcliffe and Christine Ohuruogu. She is mother to three young children. In the 2000 New Year's Honours List, she was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE).

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