Feltham and ‘The Gym Group’


‘The Gym Group’ was founded in 2008 by John Treharne. Treharne was a former Squash player, and with a history in health club chains such as ‘Dragons Health Clubs’ and ‘Esporta’, embarked on creating The Gym Group, with its first location opening in Hounslow. Nearly 14 years on, the company has established over 200 safe, clean and low-cost gyms across the UK.


The Gym Group established its 100th gym in Feltham on the 4th of October 2017, and since then it has been an integral part of the society in Feltham. Going to the gym has a myriad of benefits, including losing fat and gaining muscle, disciplining your mind, boosting your mood and energy, and promoting better sleeping, among other things. Exercising is also a fun way to interact with other people, making the gym a fun social environment where you can work hard and make friends.


It has been almost 5 years since The Gym Group opened its doors here in Feltham, and the gym is an important part of many people’s daily lives, regardless of gender, race or ethnicity. It is seldom empty, even in the late hours of the nighttime and the early morning, and is often full of early risers in the morning who seek to achieve a convivial and stimulating start to their day, and night owls who seek to finish their day with a stress-busting and exhilarating workout.


The Gym Group’s Feltham gym is also home to elderly ladies and gentlemen who seek to keep their fitness up into the later years of their life, and younger adults and teenagers, who seek to change their lifestyle for the better and set the course for their lifetime fitness. The gym serves as a fundamental source of motivation and stress-relief that provides one of the greatest benefits to society here in Feltham and all over the world, on par with how important and significant it is to peoples’ lives as Education centres like schools or hospitals. One Sixth Former at the nearby Reach Academy Feltham, Damian Muca, commented ‘The Gym here in Feltham is one of the most important things in my life. It allows me to better myself and keep myself healthy, and stops me from wasting as much time at home. Overall, I think it is a really positive influence on my life and the lives of other young people in Feltham’.


The number of people going to The Gym Group’s gym in Feltham is only rising as more and more people see the benefits of exercise and fitness as being a part of their lives. The Gym Group ensures these people can have access to affordable, functional and modern equipment, and it is exciting to see the future of the gym’s positive influences across Feltham and the rest of the UK.