JD Gyms is set to breathe new life into the closed TruGym location on Yarm Road in Stockton, in a welcome move for fitness enthusiasts who were disappointed by the closure of the gym in mid-2023. JD Gyms are expected to enhance the gym with improved equipment and amenities, with an average of £1.5m invested into their new sites.

Why Did TruGym Close?

TruGym closed their Stockton site in May 2023 after doubling membership fees earlier the same year to try and prop up the gyms finances. TruGym had been running the former Fitness First site for over a decade, but had faced criticism over the level of investment in the site over that time.

What To Expect At JD Gyms Stockton

The proposed news JD Gyms facility will see work to upgrade the site with additional parking and EV charging, and new plant equipment being installed. The Yarm Road site will also have the benefit of a drive-thru Starbucks Coffee Shop. This exciting addition will provide gym-goers and local residents with a convenient spot to grab their favourite coffee and snacks, further enhancing the overall experience of the Yarm Road location.

JD Gyms, already a well-established name in the region, after taking over the fitness sites run by Xercise4Less in Hartlepool and Darlington where they aim to offer “low cost gyms with a premium feel”. Many of their venues also offer fitness classes including Les Mills and Zumba.

Gym-goers in the surrounding area of Eaglescliffe, Bowesfield and Hartburn will be eagerly anticipating the reopening of the Yarm Road location under the JD Gyms banner, with many having to travel a distance to alternative facilities in Stockton Town Centre and Ingleby Barwick. The renovated gym is expected to draw in fitness enthusiasts from across Stockton.

Members can look forward to enjoying a premium gym experience, improved parking facilities, the convenience of EV charging, and the delightful aroma of freshly brewed Starbucks coffee when this refurbished JD Gyms Stockton location opens its doors.

This investment by JD Gyms is not only a positive sign for the local area but also reflects the company’s commitment to meeting the evolving needs of its members while also contributing to a greener and more sustainable future.

When Will JD Gyms Stockton Open?

Works has begun on the new site with contractors currently ripping out the interior of the old gym. Stay tuned for updates on the official opening date and further details about what this exciting development will offer to the Stockton community.

Last Updated on 26 February 2024