By Marcus Leach

Leading healthcare charity Nuffield Health, have announced the acquisition of Greens Health & Fitness, a chain of 15 fitness centres from De Vere Group.

The new centres will take Nuffield Health one step closer to its ambition of ensuring a larger proportion of the UK population are able to benefit from their unique approach to fitness and wellbeing.

This latest acquisition takes Nuffield Health a stage further on its journey as the UK’s leading social enterprise, offering a unique health and wellbeing proposition; it builds on the purchase of Cannons gyms in 2007 and Bladerunner corporate fitness in 2010.

Our health and wellbeing proposition puts measurable health improvements at the heart of the contract with each member. Not only do seven out of ten members get fitter and healthier in just three months, but in a challenging economic climate, the charity increased membership by more than five per cent last year.

As a result of today's announcement, Nuffield Health's overall membership rises to around 300,000 across 66 consumer and 200 corporate sites, making it the sixth largest provider of fitness and wellbeing services in the UK.

“The acquisition of Greens Health & Fitness is an important step towards achieving Nuffield Health's strategic ambition of a national network of fitness and wellbeing facilities, supporting more members to get fitter and healthier," David Mobbs, Group Chief Executive, Nuffield Health, said.

“The acquisition will allow UK health consumers to benefit from the unique proposition Nuffield Health provides and maximise the number of members who are able to achieve their fitness and wellbeing goals and get healthier.

“Our newest members will be supported by the UK’s largest healthcare charity which reinvests all its profits into improving its wellbeing services.”

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