There’s never been a better time to step up to a fitter New Year lifestyle with Thistle Brighton’s recently made-over Otium Health & Leisure Club.

This January, following a half million pound refurbishment, the club is offering an extra incentive to beat the Christmas bulge with no joining fee on new memberships throughout the month, saving guests a credit-crunch busting £100.

Burn the calories in style in the fully air-conditioned gymnasium. Tone your torso with the wide range of state-of-the-art equipment including the impressive Adaptive Motion Trainers; the only fitness technology of its type in Brighton, or chill out in the sauna, steam room and heated swimming pool.

The brand new look of the leisure club is part of the hotel’s overall £2million refurbishment to significantly upgrade the hotel’s entire public spaces, bedrooms and facilities; including its two new suites with outside patio area and hot tub.

Perfect for post-Christmas budgets, the Otium Health & Leisure Club offers none-contract memberships, reductions on overnight breaks in over 30 Thistle Hotels nationwide, free use of all Otium Clubs across the UK and savings on purchases made within the hotel where you are a member.

Simon Quarrell, general manager Thistle Brighton commented: “Our Otium Leisure Club looks absolutely fantastic following the renovation and we’re confident that both existing and new members will be impressed with the high-tech gym facilities. Anyone looking to get fit for 2009 should come and join us for a tour around whilst there is no joining fee – it’s a really high-value offering.”

Personal trainers are on hand at all times in the leisure club to assist with building new training programs and to help members get the very most out of the fitness equipment.