College gyms to close
A college which is struggling financially is also
closing its gyms at two campuses.
K College, which has campuses in Tonbridge, Tunbridge
Wells, Ashford, Dover and Folkestone, is set to close the gyms
which are run by an outside business, as it concentrates on
Notices went up in Optimise Fitness Tonbridge, which is on the
Tonbridge campus and run by the charity Nuffield Health, saying
that it would cease trading on April 30. A similar notice went up
It is understood up to 200 members will be affected by the news
across the sites.
In a statement, Nuffield Health said: “Nuffield Health is
saddened to learn of the pending closure of the fitness services at
both the Tonbridge and Folkestone campuses.
"In the event that the circumstances surrounding the college
change, then we would be delighted to be given the opportunity to
work with them again.”
K College's statement said: "K College is currently focusing on
its core business of training further education students for the
jobs market, and the gym at Folkestone could no longer be supported
as the college continues to work towards balancing its budget
within the next two years.
"K College continues to offer courses for young people and
adults in a wide variety of different curriculum areas.”
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