Most of PureGym’s 165 sites are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offer low-cost memberships with no fixed-term contracts. Peter Roberts, 71, founded the Leeds company in 2008 and sold a majority stake to American private equity firm CCMP in 2013. After buying LA Fitness’s 43 gyms in 2015, in a deal worth £74m, the company became the UK’s largest gym operator, helping sales grow 82% last year. Under the leadership of chief executive Humphrey Cobbold, 51, the group plans to raise £190m by listing on the London Stock Exchange this month.
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