Club Lime, part of the VIVA Leisure group, and one of the largest privately-owned health and fitness providers in Australia, has continued its impressive expansion into the greater NSW region with the acquisition of Xceler8 24hr Fitness, the premier health and fitness destination in the Riverina region.
This will be VIVA Leisure 24th facility and third site in regional NSW, the balance of locations residing in the ACT. The integration is scheduled to commence on 28 September when VIVA intends to roll out an immediate rebrand of the Xceler8 site, with all existing members joining the already robust portfolio of Club Lime gyms.
“The Xceler8 business is one of the most respected and longest running health clubs and gymnasiums in the Riverina region. The owners have done an incredible job establishing such a premium fitness destination and successfully growing the business, whilst helping many thousands of members improve their health and wellbeing for over two decades. We are very excited by what the future will bring by merging Xceler8 into the Club Lime group.” said Harry Konstantinou, Viva Leisure CEO.
The existing Xceler8 facility is a full-service health club boasting a huge 3,700m2 of the latest in market leading strength equipment, dedicated training zones and the Riverina’s largest range of cardio gear along with an extensive group fitness program.
The club also houses the first 24hr Ladies Only gym in the Riverina region, as well as a Café and Creche facilities.
“After observing the evolution of the health club and gymnasium markets, we decided that now was the right time to sell the business to Club Lime who are well positioned to take the operation to the next level. My wife Cynthia, sister Michelle and myself, Xceler8’s Founders, as well as the amazing team who has helped us to make the club what it is today, will be staying on to manage the business on behalf of Club Lime and we are excited by both the potential and new opportunities such an established Group will bring to the Riverina” said Kerry Podmore, Xceler8 owner.
About Club Lime:
Club Lime is part of the VIVA Leisure Group (www.vivaleisure.com.au) and was the first health club operator in Australia to offer clubs in all four segments within the Health and Fitness industry including 24/7 ‘express’ sized clubs, boutique clubs, regular sized clubs, and ‘big box’ clubs, all, bar one, operate 24 hours. By servicing all four segments Club Lime is well positioned to service local communities with the best possible format of Club and equipment. The 2017/18 fiscal year saw Club Lime 2.25 million casual and member visits to its facilities for the first time.