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25 Apr 2018
Strenuous exercise 'myth' challenged by new university research
Strenuous exercise 'myth' challenged by new university research   Research by University of Bath could finally overturn the persistent myth that strenuous exercise suppresses the body's immune system and makes people "more susceptible to infections". Published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology, the research reinterprets scientific findings from the last few decades .... More>>
25 Apr 2018
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to bring wellness to guests in-room with new Grokker partnership
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group to bring wellness to guests in-room with new Grokker partnership   The Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group has announced a new partnership with Grokker that will see the health and wellness platform deliver bespoke health and wellness video programmes directly to the guests' rooms. Guests will be given complimentary access to a digital library of custom health and fitness video .... More>>
25 Apr 2018
David Lloyd introduces "PTVs" to get screen-addicted members active
David Lloyd introduces   David Lloyd Clubs has come up with a novel way to get its TV-addicted members active – by deploying a team of outdoor running coaches with digital screens strapped to their backs. The service will allow members to book a free, one-to-one session with a "PTV running coach" and choose the TV show they want to .... More>>
23 Apr 2018
Deloitte report: European fitness market worth €26.6bn
Deloitte report: European fitness market worth €26.6bn   A 4 per cent increase in the number of people having health club memberships helped European fitness club operators record total revenues of €26.6bn (£23.3bn, US$32.7bn) during 2017. The figures come from the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2018, published by EuropeActive and Deloitte at the .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
New generation of fitness tech "could ease pressure on the NHS"
New generation of fitness tech   Emerging fitness technologies could be the "cradle to grave game-changer" for public health in the UK. That's the message from ukactive CEO Steven Ward, who said that fitness tech could play a vital role in easing the pressure on an overstretched NHS. "Imagine tech that could break down the barriers to .... More>>
19 Apr 2018
Wates bags contract for £33m Maidenhead leisure centre
Wates bags contract for £33m Maidenhead leisure centre   Wates Construction has won the contract to build a new £33m leisure centre and swimming pool at Braywick Park in Maidenhead, Kent. Designed by architects Burke Rickhards, the new centre will replace the ageing Magnet Leisure Centre with a modern facility, which will combine a number of leisure services under .... More>>
18 Apr 2018
St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre opens following redevelopment
St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre opens following redevelopment   St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre in Warwick has been fully reopened to the public as part of a £14.5m (US$20.6m, €16.7m) redevelopment programme of the region's leisure infrastructure. New additions at the centre include an 80 station gym floor – almost triple the size of the former suite – along with two .... More>>
17 Apr 2018
Boutique fitness operator launches exercise referral programme
Boutique fitness operator launches exercise referral programme   Independently-owned boutique fitness operator Ten Health and Fitness has launched an exercise prescription programme for its clients. The operator, which has eight studios across London, will begin offering the specialist service to clients who look to tackle health issues – such as cancer, heart disease and .... More>>
17 Apr 2018
£13.5m The Hive leisure centre to open ahead of schedule
£13.5m The Hive leisure centre to open ahead of schedule   The Hive Leisure Centre in Ely, Cambridgeshire is set to open to the public on 14 May – two weeks ahead of schedule. The £13.5m centre will include an eight-lane 25m swimming pool, a learner pool with moveable floor and a health club with a 120-station gym floor, two activity studios and a four-court sports .... More>>
16 Apr 2018
énergie Fitness appoints financial advisors ahead of sale and 'aggressive expansion'
énergie Fitness appoints financial advisors ahead of sale and 'aggressive expansion'   Budget club operator énergie Fitness is looking for a new financial partner after appointing Clearwater International and Canaccord Genuity as its new financial advisors. The firms – both which have pedigree in the fitness sector – have been tasked with finding énergie a financial partner which will be able to .... More>>
13 Apr 2018
Boutique fitness boom "fuelled by women"
Boutique fitness boom   The rapid growth of the UK's boutique fitness sector is being driven by strong demand from women for a more personalised gym experience, new research has found. The Global Boutique Trends Report 2018, compiled by ukactive, suggests that the vast majority of boutique fitness customers in the UK are female, .... More>>
13 Apr 2018
Maria Sharapova and Dan Meis join forces to design boutique sport and fitness facilities
Maria Sharapova and Dan Meis join forces to design boutique sport and fitness facilities   Tennis star Maria Sharapova has joined forces with US sports architect Dan Meis to start a new design venture creating “inspirational” health, fitness, sporting and wellness facilities for the hospitality sector. Inspired, in part, by hotelier Ian Schrager’s boutique hotel revolution, the pair are already in .... More>>
13 Apr 2018
W Hotels launches wellness weekends
W Hotels launches wellness weekends   W Hotels has announced the next iteration of the brand’s take on fitness and wellness with a new programme, Fuel weekends by W Hotels. Fitness experts will host workout getaways in W locations combined with healthy cuisine, evening parties and socialising. W has been championing a ‘work hard, play hard’ mantra .... More>>
13 Apr 2018
Personal training studio operator Ultimate Performance opens third London site
Personal training studio operator Ultimate Performance opens third London site   Personal training company Ultimate Performance has launched its third London gym in Kensington. UP Kensington joins a portfolio which includes UP City, the inaugural studio opened by CEO Nick Mitchell in 2009, and the flagship UP Mayfair. As well as the three London sites, there are two further UP-branded .... More>>
13 Apr 2018
Olympic cycling champion Laura Kenny named as keynote speaker for Active Uprising
Olympic cycling champion Laura Kenny named as keynote speaker for Active Uprising   Britain’s most successful female Olympian, Laura Kenny, has been announced as one of the keynote speakers for ukactive’s Active Uprising in Manchester this summer. Kenny, a four-time Olympic champion, will share her success story with guests at the event which takes place from 21 to 23 June. ukactive CEO .... More>>
12 Apr 2018
Personalised nutrition pioneer Neil Grimmer to keynote GWS
Personalised nutrition pioneer Neil Grimmer to keynote GWS   Neil Grimmer, founder and CEO of personalised nutrition company Habit, will keynote at this year’s Global Wellness Summit, set to take place 6-8 October in Italy. Grimmer is committed to revolutionising how the world looks at nutrition and healthy eating by challenging “one size fits all” approaches in the .... More>>
10 Apr 2018
Scottish leisure centre heated by waste water described as 'forefront of renewable energy revolution'
Scottish leisure centre heated by waste water described as 'forefront of renewable energy revolution'   A £1m sustainable energy project at the Aqualibrium leisure centre in Campbelltown, Scotland, will see the facility being powered almost entirely by heat created from waste water. A joint venture between Scottish Water Horizons and SHARC Energy Systems, the initiative will intercept waste water from Scottish .... More>>
09 Apr 2018
Functional training studio operator Sweat IT opens first site in central London
Functional training studio operator Sweat IT opens first site in central London   An independently-owned functional training studio has opened its doors in Aldwych, central London. The 38,000sq ft (3,530sq m) Sweat IT is owned by fitness entrepreneur Ben Paul and offers members strength, speed and endurance workouts by combining treadmill training and a large functional rig. The latter .... More>>
06 Apr 2018
Stessa Leisure begins building énergie gym portfolio
Stessa Leisure begins building énergie gym portfolio   Newly established health club group Stessa Leisure has completed the first stage of plans to build up a portfolio of énergie Fitness clubs in the North East of England. The Newcastle-based company – a venture set up by entrepreneur and former Utilitywise chief operating officer Adam Thompson – has purchased .... More>>
06 Apr 2018
£16m dementia-friendly community and fitness hub opens in Warrington
£16m dementia-friendly community and fitness hub opens in Warrington   A £16m community hub and leisure centre has opened in Warrington, Cheshire. Operated by health and wellbeing company LiveWire, the Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub has been designed to support people with dementia and includes a fully accessible fitness suite featuring the innovative equipment and technology. .... More>>
06 Apr 2018
'Sugar Tax' comes into force – will benefit sports at schools
'Sugar Tax' comes into force – will benefit sports at schools   The Soft Drinks Industry Levy has come into effect today (6 April), in a move which the government says will "benefit millions of children across the UK". Dubbed the 'sugar tax', the levy is a key part of the government’s childhood obesity strategy and was first announced in the 2016 Budget. The UK joins a .... More>>
05 Apr 2018
Sport England's This Girl Can campaign 'goes global' with Australian debut
Sport England's This Girl Can campaign 'goes global' with Australian debut   Sport England's highly successful This Girl Can campaign has made its first outing outside the UK, following the launch of an all-new version in Victoria, Australia. VicHealth, a health promotion foundation, has released a new video as part of its This Girl Can - Victoria campaign, a local version of the .... More>>
05 Apr 2018
Wattbike restructures top team – founder Ian Wilson moves from MD to president
Wattbike restructures top team – founder Ian Wilson moves from MD to president   Indoor cycling specialist Wattbike has restructured its senior management team in order to "drive a new era of global expansion". The moves will see Ian Wilson, founder and previously managing director for 10 years, become company president, while Richard Baker, formerly director of the consumer business, will be .... More>>
05 Apr 2018
Former Precor MD Justin Smith joins eGym
Former Precor MD Justin Smith joins eGym   Fitness kit and software supplier eGym has appointed Justin Smith, the former managing director of equipment provider Precor UK, as its new senior sales manager. Smith will report directly to Jeremy Jenkins, commercial sales director UK, and will focus on new business development. An industry veteran with .... More>>
03 Apr 2018
Boutique operator FirstLight Cycle to open first site at Westfield London
Boutique operator FirstLight Cycle to open first site at Westfield London   A new boutique fitness concept is set to make its entry onto the booming London fitness market this June. FirstLight Cycle – an indoor cycling concept – will open its first site at Westfield London in White City, as part of a £600m expansion of the retail mall. Housing three separate studios, the FirstLight .... More>>
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