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PureGym closes all gyms across the UK

PureGym Cardiff Gate

PureGym has closed all of its gyms across the UK, following the latest Government advice.

The popular gym chain had vowed to stay open for as long as possible by introducing social distancing measures and upping their hand sanitiser and cleaning facilities.

Instead, they will be introducing a number of at home workouts that members can do via their app. They will also be freezing all payments while they remain closed.


PureGym who has three sites in Cardiff, took a number of machines out of action to ensure a two metre gap between its members.


They also installed new additional hand sanitiser dispensers and cleaning stations, allowing for members to help clean equipment before and after their use.

The new hand sanitiser stations at PureGym

In an email to members on Friday, a spokesperson for PureGym said:

“Following Government instruction, we have temporarily closed our gyms.

“We have automatically stopped your payments so there is nothing for you to do. When your gym is back open, we will credit your first payment with any outstanding amount from your current monthly subscription.

“If your next payment is due in the next few days this may already have been sent for by your bank. We will therefore credit your 1st monthly payment with this amount in full when we reopen. For any member on a fixed term membership, we will extend the length of your membership by the amount we are closed.

“We’re still here to help our members. That’s why next week we will be bringing you PureGym Home; an exciting range of workouts, on-demand classes, and ideas for nutrition and wellbeing through our app. Look out for more details next week.

“We would like to thank each and every one of our members for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back in our gyms soon.”