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06 Oct 2017
Sports tech start-ups revealed for new London hub
Sports tech start-ups revealed for new London hub   From secret music events for fitness to sports heatmaps and AI coaches, 16 innovative start-ups have been selected to launch London’s new Sport Tech Hub. London Sport revealed the names of the organisations it hopes will deliver the future of technology-supported physical activity and sport across the UK, during .... More>>
16 Oct 2017
Bounce founder named top franchisor at Best Business Women Awards
Bounce founder named top franchisor at Best Business Women Awards   Kimberlee Perry, founder of trampolining fitness group Bounce, has been named as the UK’s Best Franchisor at the Best Business Women Awards 2017. The awards, launched in 2015, recognise dedicated female entrepreneurs and business owners across 17 categories. Perry received the accolade at a ceremony at Tewin .... More>>
16 Oct 2017
Eddie The Eagle to open SIBEC EU 2017
Eddie The Eagle to open SIBEC EU 2017   Ski jumper Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards has been announced as the keynote speaker for SIBEC EU in Spain next month. The meeting forum, which brings together industry suppliers and operators from the private, local authority and trust markets in health, fitness and leisure, will take place at the Don Carlos Leisure .... More>>
16 Oct 2017
Frame to expand boutique fitness studios with £6m investment
Frame to expand boutique fitness studios with £6m investment   Boutique fitness brand Frame is to press ahead with expansion following a £6m funding injection. The London-based business announced the investment from Piper Private Equity today (16 October). Founded in 2009 by Pip Black and Joan Murphy, Frame is about to add two new London studios – in Hammersmith .... More>>
14 Oct 2017
Dramatic rise in childhood obesity reignites call for summer holidays rethink
Dramatic rise in childhood obesity reignites call for summer holidays rethink   A 'shocking' rise in childhood obesity figures means Britain must act now or risk the scales tipping further, according to ukactive. The number of obese children worldwide has risen tenfold since 1975 and if current trends continue more youngsters will be obese than moderately or severely underweight by 2022, .... More>>
13 Oct 2017
Rowing the wrong way? British Rowing takes workshop around the country
Rowing the wrong way? British Rowing takes workshop around the country   British Rowing is taking its masterclasses around the country following increasing demand from fitness professionals who want to learn how to row properly. The accredited Go Row Indoor Workshop aims to improve the understanding of indoor rowing training and technique. British Rowing wants to help trainers all .... More>>
13 Oct 2017
Soho Gyms feels the heat from low-cost chains
Soho Gyms feels the heat from low-cost chains   Aggressive low-cost operators and political uncertainty are putting pressure on London-based fitness chain, Soho Gyms, but its new site at Tower Hill – acquired from Fitness First - is trading well. In its latest filing to Companies House, Soho Gym's parent company, Ovalhouse Ltd, reported that turnover dipped a .... More>>
12 Oct 2017
Survey highlights gender gap in sports volunteers
Survey highlights gender gap in sports volunteers   More than one million more men than women are taking up voluntary roles in sport and activity, according to a new survey. Over the past year, 6.7 million people in England have volunteered at least twice to support physical activity, representing nearly 15 per cent of the population. However, findings .... More>>
12 Oct 2017
Fitness First Germany to roll out Bike and Beats classes
Fitness First Germany to roll out Bike and Beats classes   Fitness First Germany has introduced Bike and Beats classes at its clubs as the growing trend for group gym cycling gathers pace. High-intensity classes seek to incorporate training, party and fun, using dimmed lighting and loud music. Party-oriented hip-hop, electronica and house tracks accompany the 45-minute .... More>>
12 Oct 2017
Men’s health focus for The Gym Group in Movember
Men’s health focus for The Gym Group in Movember   The Gym Group has partnered with The Movember Foundation, pledging to raise £50,000 towards men’s health. In a move which highlights the links between fitness and good physical and mental health, throughout November 100 gyms across the UK will inspire members to take on in-gym fitness challenges and raise funds. .... More>>
12 Oct 2017
Generation Z and the elderly up next for US health clubs as memberships reach all-time high
Generation Z and the elderly up next for US health clubs as memberships reach all-time high   More than 66 million people used gyms in the US in 2016 but a new report shows opportunities remain for club operators to increase activity among sedentary Americans. Health club memberships in the US reached an all-time high last year, attracting more than 57 million (an increase of 3.6 per cent on 2015) .... More>>
12 Oct 2017
Everyone Active to cut sugary products from clubs
Everyone Active to cut sugary products from clubs   Everyone Active has pledged to remove more than three tonnes of sugar – the equivalent of 85,714 cans of fizzy drinks – from its food and beverage offering over the next three years. The sports and leisure operator is the latest to sign up to the Sugar Smart campaign, a nationwide initiative led by celebrity chef .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Franklin tasked with driving global growth at Les Mills
Franklin tasked with driving global growth at Les Mills   Martin Franklin has been appointed chief operating officer of Les Mills global markets, with responsibility for leading teams in the UK, Russia, India, the Middle East and Africa. His remit will also include responsibility for Les Mills customer experience function CX, which will see him represent the club .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
SH1FT partners with Fitness On Demand to offer HIIT worldwide
SH1FT partners with Fitness On Demand to offer HIIT worldwide
  Functional high-intensity interval training (HIIT) brand Sh1ft is teaming up with virtual exercise platform Fitness On Demand to deliver workouts to studios worldwide. Sh1ft, which stands for smart high-intensity functional training, provides workouts that move the body through six degrees of freedom, allowing .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Sports coaching reaches nine million people a year in UK
Sports coaching reaches nine million people a year in UK   More than nine million people in the UK have received sports coaching over the past 12 months, according to new research from YouGov. The study, commissioned by UK Coaching, asked a sample of 20,000 people about their experience of sports coaching, with 18 per cent of adults saying they had received coaching. .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Places for People to manage new £26m Dover leisure centre
Places for People to manage new £26m Dover leisure centre   Social enterprise Places for People Leisure has been awarded a 12-year management contract for the new Dover District Leisure Centre. The operator sealed the deal following a competitive tender process, with the £26m facility due to open in early 2019. Construction of the centre started earlier this month, .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Circadian Trust appoints senior economist as chair
Circadian Trust appoints senior economist as chair   A senior economist at tobacco firm Imperial Brands has been appointed chair of leisure operator Circadian Trust. Ross Parker, who specialises in regulatory policy at Imperial, has taken over from Jon Edwards, who has stepped down after 12 years in the role. Trustee Patrick van Beek, head of ALM, UK Life Finance .... More>>
11 Oct 2017
Sedentary lifestyles cost NHS Wales £35m a year
Sedentary lifestyles cost NHS Wales £35m a year   The NHS in Wales spent £35m (US$46.2m, €39.1m) treating preventable diseases caused by physical inactivity in one year, according to the latest analysis. A breakdown shows that during 2015, sedentary lifestyles cost £12m (US$15.8m, €13.4m) in treating coronary heart disease, £10m (US$13.2m, €11.2m) for .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
GWI highlights findings from first wellness community study
GWI highlights findings from first wellness community study   Wellness communities are seeing high consumer demand, according to new research from the Global Wellness Institute due out in January. GWI researchers Ophelia Yeung and Katherine Johnston presented key findings from their report, Build Well to Live Well, at the Global Wellness Summit being held this week .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
Duncan Bannatyne’s first club to receive £1.8m investment 20 years on
Duncan Bannatyne’s first club to receive £1.8m investment 20 years on   The Bannatyne Group will invest £1.8m (US$2.4m, €2m) in its Ingleby Barwick health club – the company’s first centre, which opened in 1997. The investment marks the 20th anniversary of the business, which has been built up to a portfolio of 69 sites across the UK. CEO Justin Musgrove said: “Ingleby Barwick .... More>>
10 Oct 2017
Everyone Active partners with iDEA to improve child fitness
Everyone Active partners with iDEA to improve child fitness   Everyone Active has teamed up with on-demand fitness and dance content provider iDEA to launch virtual activity classes for children. The leisure centre operator will host 14 virtual sessions using activities such as martial arts, street dance, juggling, and hula-hooping, at facilities in the east of England. .... More>>
06 Oct 2017
Human movement and tectonic forces inspire Montreal health club complex
Human movement and tectonic forces inspire Montreal health club complex   A sculptural sports complex has opened to the public in Montreal’s largest borough, with a design that celebrates movement and human activity. The Complexe Sportif de Saint-Laurent, designed by Saucier + Perrotte Architectes and Hughes Condon Marler Architects, is a three-storey building located close to the .... More>>
05 Oct 2017
Les Mills reaches out to young people with special needs
Les Mills reaches out to young people with special needs   A Les Mills fitness instructor is helping widen the reach of the brand’s Born To Move programme by meeting the fitness needs of young people with learning difficulties. Sarah Beaufoy has adapted Born To Move sessions in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, as part of an ongoing trial that is set to be rolled out. Born To .... More>>
05 Oct 2017
Sport England injects £10m into projects to get older adults active
Sport England injects £10m into projects to get older adults active   Sport England is investing £10m of National Lottery money into 20 projects across the country to reduce inactivity among over 55s. The funded organisations will use activity to help tackle problems including poor mental health, dementia, loneliness caused by bereavement, and addiction. Mike Diaper, .... More>>
04 Oct 2017
FaulknerBrowns reveal modular stacked design for Derby swimming complex
FaulknerBrowns reveal modular stacked design for Derby swimming complex   Derby City Council has unveiled ambitious plans for a new swimming and leisure facility designed by international design practice FaulknerBrowns Architects and overseen by project managers Mace. The proposals include a ten-lane, 50m swimming pool; a leisure water area for families; a learner pool; a gym; .... More>>
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