Australia’s fastest growing health club owner to continue rapid expansion in 2019
23 January 2019
Viva Leisure, Australia’s fastest growing health club owner is set for a stellar 2019 year with already 17 new locations committed to open. The privately owned group currently have 24 operational clubs within their portfolio, with this year’s early projections propelling that figure to over 40.
Of the 17 locations, six are scheduled to be part of a new concept roll out, hiit republic, Viva’s soon to be launched boutique functional fitness division. Expanding on its Psycle Life boutique cycling studio, a second Psycle Life location will open it’s doors in 2019, with the remaining facilities being Viva’s primary health club brand, Club Lime.
The majority of the expansion is in the ACT with regional NSW also part of the committed sites.
“We will have over 40 operational locations, all company owned, within the next six months” said Harry Konstantinou, Viva’s CEO. “In addition, we are in discussions for a couple of acquisitions we are looking to bring into our portfolio within the next few months”.
“Viva’s unique model of operating in all sectors of the industry means we will continue to expand on our boutique offerings (Psycle Life and hiit republic), express, standard and big box locations, as well as our aquatic facilities, with Club Lime at the Australian National University (ANU) opening in early February 2019 which will include two indoor pools and learn to swim programs and services.”
In the realm of individual club owners, Viva rates itself as the second largest player in the Australian market, and the fastest growing. Whilst franchise operators are also continuing to expand, all of Viva’s locations are company owned, controlled and managed. “If our roll out goes to schedule, we expect to be operating or have committed to nearly 50 locations by the end of 2019” said Mr Konstantinou.