Tennis icon Andre Agassi has confirmed the official UK launch of his cutting-edge gym concept takes place at David Lloyd Leisure's state-of-the-art Chigwell club on February 26.

The former World No.1 will be attending in person to field questions on his BILT by Agassi & Reyes range – an innovative line of fitness machines modelled on his own custom-made equipment honed over a 20-year playing career.

The BILT by Agassi & Reyes range – providing ideal strength and conditioning training for any sport - is being rolled out across David Lloyd Leisure clubs in the UK and Europe.

Agassi will be joined by leading celebrity fitness couple Jenny Pacey and Wayne Gordon – aka TV's Gladiators duo, Enigma & Doom – who will demonstrate the BILT by Agassi & Reyes equipment. The pair are hugely popular fitness gurus and athletes, with both having also represented Great Britain in the Bobsleigh!

During an illustrious career, Agassi won eight Grand Slam titles, including The Wimbledon Championships in 1992, three Davis Cups and Olympic Gold in 1996.

He also enjoyed a remarkable fitness record – staying virtually injury-free throughout. He puts that down to the three critical factors he and fitness coach Gil Reyes have put into the creation of his range - Strength, Conditioning and Safety.

Key pieces of the BILT by Agassi & Reyes range include:

  •        The Change of Direction (COD) machine
  •        The Power Stride
  •        The Quad
  •        The Olympic Flat Bench

Agassi, whose appearance in Chigwell will come just a week before Great Britain take on the US in the Davis Cup, said: “I'm delighted that the hard work and passion that has gone into many years of development has been recognised by David Lloyd Leisure, the pioneer in the UK's premium fitness sector. We look forward to developing our relationship further as David Lloyd Leisure continue their club improvements over the years.”

Scott Lloyd, CEO of David Lloyd Leisure, which is rolling out an ambitious gym innovation programme in addition to a £50m upgrade of its clubs, added: “We want to make the gym as enjoyable, motivating and inspirational in every possible way. David Lloyd Leisure is always looking to invest in new, innovative and exciting facilities, products and programmes for our members.