Urban Gym Group appoints Neil Randall as new CEO of TrainMore and Clubsportive
Amsterdam, October 2022. Neil Randall will become the new CEO of TrainMore and Clubsportive at Urban Gym Group (UGG) on November 2022. Previously, Randall served as CEO at Anytime Fitness and held senior positions at GO Mammoth and LA Fitness.
Jordy Kool, who joined CEO Marjolijn Meijer as interim co-CEO in 2020, will stay on as chairman of the board. Marjolijn Meijer, co-founder of all Urban Gym Group’s labels, will take on the position of vice-chairman. She will focus fully on the growth of the recently founded well-being centre Renessence, as well as UGG’s boutique labels BTY CLB and HIGH STUDIOS. Next to that she will remain active for the entire group in managing and expanding the real estate club portfolio. She will search for new locations and possible acquisitions.
Meijer: “I am excited that Neil is joining our team. He will continue the growth of our clubs. He is passionate about exceeding members’ expectations and has a lot of experience in developing, inspiring and coaching teams.”
Kool: “Neil has a background as a professional cricketer, this professional sportsman attitude is still with him. He is committed to winning together with the team. He understands fitness and will be a great inspiration to our management team.”
Randall: “I have always been outspoken about my international ambitions. This opportunity at Urban Gym Group comes at the right time. The first weeks I will spend fully grasping the characteristics of TrainMore and ClubSportive, meeting the crew, UGG’s partners, and spending time getting to know the members of our clubs. I look forward to continuing to build the company on the great foundations laid by Jordy and Marjolijn.”
Randall steps into the role at an important moment for the Urban Gym Group, to which TrainMore, ClubSportive, BTY CLB and HIGH STUDIOS belong. Earlier this year, the Urban Gym Group raised an investment of 16 million euros. The fitness chain reports mainly investing in new locations, takeovers of gyms and upgrades of existing locations.
About Urban Gym Group
The Urban Gym Group (UGG) currently has 35 clubs in major cities across the Netherlands and aims to offer members a unique fitness experience. TrainMore gyms often settles in inspiring, monumental buildings in the centers of large cities and provide the latest strength-based equipment in urban settings. In this community, music and art play an increasingly important role. TrainMore is known for the concept that taking good care of yourself should be rewarded. Indeed, in a world where the right choice is often the more expensive option, such as sustainable and fresh food or driving an electric car. Members receive a €1 discount per workout they do. Clubsportive is a high-end fitness club located on the Zuidas of Amsterdam. HIGH STUDIOS is the first boutique fitness studio in the Netherlands and offers online HIIT workouts at various locations in the country. Renessence is a unique well-being center that combines science and spirituality to enable self-optimization. Offering exclusive services, therapies, programs, classes, and products in the heart of the Zuidas. BTY CLB offers intensive training aimed at glutes in nightclubs, at other unique locations, in her own club in Amsterdam East, and online with BTY at home. The Urban Gym Group is founded by Marjolijn Meijer and Jordy Kool. Together, they also own Gym Warehouse and My Local Gym Group.