The former Total Fitness gym at Waterloo looks set to re-open – as a gym.

Agents for the landlord say there has been strong interest from four potential new operators.

Total Fitness announced in March that it wouldn’t re-open its Huddersfield gym after lockdown.

Huddersfield Hub understands the company tried to negotiate a substantial rent reduction but was unable to reach an agreement.

Total Fitness, badly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, is now subject to a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) with creditors. Closure of the Huddersfield gym was a condition of the CVA.

Total Fitness had been a popular gym for 20 years and the closure decision came a blow to members, staff and the self-employed personal trainers who worked there.

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Alec Michael, a partner at Michael Steel & Co in Leeds, said it was the intention of the landlord for the premises to remain as a gym and there were four interested parties.

“One is a national operator, two are regional and one is a genuine independent with previous experience elsewhere,” said Mr Michael.

“We got the keys back last week and we are in the process of meeting with contractors on site to check facilities.”

Mr Michael said he was confident terms would be finalised shortly with one of the interested parties.

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