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UK: PureGym sorry for ‘unacceptable’ slavery post

Fitness centre operator PureGym has apologised “unreservedly” for an “unacceptable” Facebook post from one of its gyms about slavery.

The Luton and Dunstable gym said “slavery was hard and so is this” regarding a workout designed to “celebrate black history month”.

In a statement PureGym said the post was “wholly unacceptable” and “was not approved or endorsed by the company”.

PureGym added it was removed “as soon as it was brought to our attention”.

The company is the UK’s largest gym chain by membership.

The workout, entitled “12 Years of Slave” after the Oscar-winning movie with a similar title, included 12 different moves such as burpees, push ups and box jumps.

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