David Lloyd Clubs

David Lloyd Leisure is Europe’s leading health, fitness and leisure group, with over 120 clubs in the UK and across Europe, comprising its two UK brands David Lloyd Clubs and Harbour Clubs (Central London).  It has over 700,000 members and employ around 10,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 2,000 while we contract the services of more than 680 tennis professionals.  Across all our clubs, we have over 190 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and we offer over 13,000 exercise classes per week. Every week over 25,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 16,000 children learn to play tennis in the All Stars Coaching Programme.

David Lloyd Clubs’ facilities are unparalleled with over 1,080 tennis courts (40% of the UK’s indoor tennis courts) as well as over 400 badminton and squash courts and we run over 13,000 group exercise classes a week. Additional facilities include health and beauty, luxury spas, club lounges with full restaurants, free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops. Not only are we thrilled to have been ranked for several years in the ‘Sunday Times 25 Best Big Companies To Work For’ list, but we are also enjoying a sustained period of growth which will see us open amazing new clubs in the UK and mainland Europe.

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Our Commitment

David Lloyd Clubs is committed to having one fitness trainer aged 55+ per club on average, by the end of 2022.

We’re keen to challenge any perceptions that fitness, or a career in fitness, is solely a domain for younger people. We know that many older people have the skills, motivation and enthusiasm to guide and inspire our members to transform their lives through improved fitness levels.

We believe any age is the right age to pursue a career in fitness and we are particularly keen to encourage people in their 50’s and beyond to join our team. So whether you’re looking for a change of career, or have already retired but feeling restless, come and explore what flexible opportunities await you.

Applicants do not need to have fitness training experience, but they will need to have achieved the entry Level 2 Health & Fitness qualification. Advice and tips about how to study for this are available at  www.davidlloyd.co.uk/active-ageing.

We also offer Apprenticeships to enable a L2 Health & Fitness Coach become a Personal Trainer, offering one to one coaching, within a year.

To apply for a Personal Trainer role at David Lloyd Leisure please visit https://careers.davidlloyd.co.uk/

“I love my job and find it a great way of socialising. I really enjoy meeting people and getting to know them. I honestly couldn’t imagine myself retired.”

Dave Evans, PT at Cheshire Oaks

Why work for us?

We are proud to say we have attained the Sunday Times ‘Best Big Companies to work for’ 4 years in a row. We offer a great team environment, with flexible shift patterns,  where you will work alongside people from all departments as well as interacting with our friendly members on a daily basis.

We have a range of exciting benefits including:

  • Free membership for you and your family to all of our Clubs
  • Family & friends discounts scheme
  • 50% discounts on food and drink in our club lounges
  • Great discounts on our range of products
  • Bring a buddy scheme
  • Guest passes
  • Great learning and development opportunities and career pathways
  • Range of other benefits

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What do we look for?

More than anything we want our Trainers to have a great ‘can do’ attitude and a passion for fitness.

To find out more visit our website:  https://careers.davidlloyd.co.uk/

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Read about us in the press

Health chain boss is cashing in on a later life boom

What I learnt when I became a personal trainer at the age 50

The less attention I paid to my weight, the more I lost

Why shifting your mindset is the key to losing weight 

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