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22 Jun 2018
PureGym acquires Soho Gyms
PureGym acquires Soho Gyms   PureGym has completed the acquisition of Soho Gyms and its 10 clubs, all of which are based in prime London locations. The move comes after Soho Gyms has been feeling the pressure of budget chains and boutique gyms muscling in on the London market – an issue the privately-owned company had mentioned in its .... More>>
22 Jun 2018
ukactive Awards winners revealed – Stockport's Life Leisure named centre of the year
ukactive Awards winners revealed – Stockport's Life Leisure named centre of the year   Winners of the inaugural ukactive Awards were revealed at a gala dinner in Manchester last night (21 June), as part of the three-day Active Uprising event. Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village was handed the prestigious National Leisure Centre/Health Club of the Year award, while six regional winners were also .... More>>
21 Jun 2018
Dallas Cowboys launches 'first-of-its-kind' athletic healthcare facility open to the public
Dallas Cowboys launches 'first-of-its-kind' athletic healthcare facility open to the public   National Football League (NFL) franchise the Dallas Cowboys has partnered with architects Perkins + Will, healthcare provider Baylor Scott & White Health and a local school district to launch a facility dedicated to community health and wellbeing. The 300,000sq ft (28,000sq m) Sports Therapy & Research complex .... More>>
21 Jun 2018
Active Uprising kicks off in Manchester
Active Uprising kicks off in Manchester   Leaders from across the physical activity industry have gathered for the first ever Active Uprising event – organised by ukactive – which is being billed as a "three-day celebration of physical activity". More than 1,200 people are in attendance at today's conference part of the event, where they will hear a .... More>>
19 Jun 2018
Could devolving powers make UK towns and cities more healthy?
Could devolving powers make UK towns and cities more healthy?   Giving town and cities more powers to decide over taxation and public spending could improve public health across the UK, an influential new report has found. The role of cities in improving population health report, from The King's Fund, argues that devolution could play a crucial role in boosting .... More>>
18 Jun 2018
Leisure trust invests in 'mental health first aid'
Leisure trust invests in 'mental health first aid'   A leisure trust has ensured that all its senior managers are qualified "mental health first aiders", as part of a proactive approach to supporting staff and members who may need help. Twenty managers at Sandwell Leisure Trust (SLT) attended a bespoke training course to acquire the skills to identify, understand .... More>>
18 Jun 2018
Life Time opens two large Athletic Lifestyle clubs to expand US wellness portfolio
Life Time opens two large Athletic Lifestyle clubs to expand US wellness portfolio   US-based health and racquets club operator Life Time has opened two Athletic Lifestyle-branded clubs in Texas this month. The Athletic Lifestyle Resort Cypress, near Houston, features a 123,000sq ft (11,500sq m), two-storey health club with large gym floor and multiple exercise studios dedicated for indoor .... More>>
18 Jun 2018
Physical exercise 'protects against Alzheimer's'
Physical exercise 'protects against Alzheimer's'   Physical exercise and keeping fit can protect against the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study by the Centre for Human Psychopharmacology (CHP) at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia. The research by CHP shows that the rate of decline in certain aspects of memory may be explained .... More>>
15 Jun 2018
Xercise4Less reaches 50 club landmark with Chesterfield opening
Xercise4Less reaches 50 club landmark with Chesterfield opening   Budget gym operator Xercise4Less has opened a club in Chesterfield, taking the number of clubs in its portfolio to 50. The chain has expanded rapidly since opening its first site in 2009 and the latest opening comes a month after the group secured a £42m growth capital investment from Swedish credit provider .... More>>
14 Jun 2018
Nike inspired by Russia's street football culture for multipurpose World Cup sports park
Nike inspired by Russia's street football culture for multipurpose World Cup sports park   To celebrate the start of the World Cup in Russia, sports giant Nike has partnered with KOSMOS Architects to create an outdoor football court in Moscow inspired by the traditional Russian ‘korobka’ – courtyard cages for street matches. The 4,700sq m (50,600sq ft) Nike BOX Msk in Gorky Park can be used for a .... More>>
14 Jun 2018
Deloitte report – Asia Pacific fitness market now worth US$16.8bn
Deloitte report – Asia Pacific fitness market now worth US$16.8bn   Fast-growing economies and the prospect of future growth are fueling Asia Pacific's fitness sector, according to a new report by Deloitte and IHRSA. The IHRSA Asia-Pacific Health Club Report shows that the region's fitness idustry is now worth US$16.8bn (€14.2bn, £12.5bn) – a new record high. It .... More>>
13 Jun 2018
The Gym Group buys up most of easyGym as it pivots to franchising
The Gym Group buys up most of easyGym as it pivots to franchising   The Gym Group is to buy 13 sites from easyGym in a deal worth £20.6m, with an additional £4.1 million being paid once lease extensions are agreed on two of the sites. easyGym currrently has 16 locations, with another under development. Speaking to Health Club Management magazine in March this year, easyGym CEO .... More>>
13 Jun 2018
Leiston leisure centre revamp approved as part of five-year investment strategy
Leiston leisure centre revamp approved as part of five-year investment strategy   Work on a £3.5m redevelopment of Leiston Leisure Centre on the Suffolk coast is set to begin in September, after the works were given final approval by Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC). The new facility, designed with the council’s leisure development partner, Pulse Fitness, will include an extension and .... More>>
12 Jun 2018
Evolution Wellness acquires lifestyle company Fivelements
Evolution Wellness acquires lifestyle company Fivelements   Evolution Wellness Holdings has acquired integrated wellness lifestyle company Fivelements for an undisclosed sum. Bali-based Fivelements owns eco-wellness retreat Fivelements Bali and the newly opened, holistic sports wellness retreat, Fivelements Hong Kong. Fivelements will join Celebrity Fitness and .... More>>
12 Jun 2018
Manchester City FC opens its facilities to kids during Active Uprising
Manchester City FC opens its facilities to kids during Active Uprising   Premier League club Manchester City FC (MCFC) will open its doors to children later this month, as part of the Active Uprising Weekend organised by ukactive. MCFC's City in the Community foundation will host a ‘10@10’ event at the Etihad Campus – the club's new multi-million pound academy – as part of a weekend .... More>>
11 Jun 2018
Bannatyne Group targeting European expansion after record turnover
Bannatyne Group targeting European expansion after record turnover   A focus on ‘affordable luxury’ has seen health club operator The Bannatyne Group achieve its highest ever turnover – resulting in the group setting its sights on an expansion into Europe. “We recognise it’s getting harder to find properties in the UK and within five years, I’d like to think we’ll be entering .... More>>
08 Jun 2018
Should there be an upper limit for HIIT training?
Should there be an upper limit for HIIT training?   A new study has suggested that there is an "urgent need" for evidence-based guidelines around high-intensity interval training (HIIT) – including the setting of a weekly, upper limit for exercisers. Research into the effects of HIIT, undertaken by Jinger Gottschall, associate professor of kinesiology at Penn .... More>>
06 Jun 2018
Civana launches programme for wellness industry professionals
Civana launches programme for wellness industry professionals   Wellness hotel Civana is launching a Healers Vitality Program, which extends a discounted Friends and Family rate to wellness industry professionals at its Carefree Resort in Arizona, US. The Healers Vitality Program slashes the daily room rates at the Civana Carefree Resort by an average of US$100, with .... More>>
06 Jun 2018
Attitude Fitness announces WTS as contract management partner
Attitude Fitness announces WTS as contract management partner   Luxury gym Attitude Fitness in downtown Los Angeles has appointed WTS International as its contract management partner. Located on the seventh floor of InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown hotel, the high-end gym has a large free-weights area and a plyometric workout space, catering to fitness levels from .... More>>
05 Jun 2018
PayAsUGym introduces facial recognition feature to ID verification process
PayAsUGym introduces facial recognition feature to ID verification process   Online gym pass provider PayAsUGym is rolling out an "enhanced customer verification feature", designed to provide gym operators with greater control over who is using their facilities. The features are similar to those used in other sectors – such as home rentals platform AirBnB – and include ID checks, .... More>>
04 Jun 2018
Andy Burnham announced as Active Uprising headline speaker
Andy Burnham announced as Active Uprising headline speaker   Former health secretary and current Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has been confirmed as the headline speaker at this year's Active Uprising event. Burnham will address more than 1,000 delegates on Thursday 21 June, sharing his views on the importance of physical activity in building cohesive communities, and .... More>>
04 Jun 2018
David Lloyd Leisure enters German market with acquisition of Health City club
David Lloyd Leisure enters German market with acquisition of Health City club   Health club operator David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has expanded its operations into Germany, following the acquisition of a HealthCity-branded club in Bad Homburg, near Frankfurt. The DLL plans to invest more than €10m (US$11.7m, £8.8m) in refurbishing, rebranding and developing the site, as part of plans to .... More>>
04 Jun 2018
Finesse Leisure and GLL finalise merger
Finesse Leisure and GLL finalise merger   Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) and Finesse Leisure have finalised their merger, which will see GLL take over the facilities operated by Finesse on behalf of Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council (WHBC). Finesse has operated WHBC's portfolio of seven sports and leisure sites since 2004, including the Hatfield .... More>>
04 Jun 2018
énergie Fitness takes inspiration from Silicon Valley for new headquarters
énergie Fitness takes inspiration from Silicon Valley for new headquarters   In the latest move for budget club operator énergie Fitness, the company has opened a new headquarters that puts employee wellness, productivity and the needs of franchisees centre-stage. The design and free-flowing workspace of the new £1m, 15,000sq ft facility in Milton Keynes – dubbed ‘énergie Central’ – takes .... More>>
04 Jun 2018
Dyaco signs strategic partnership deal with Gym80
Dyaco signs strategic partnership deal with Gym80   Two fitness kit manufacturers have signed a partnership deal in order to create a combined product portfolio for the commercial market. Taiwan-based Dyaco International and German firm gym80 will use the strategic alliance to "share infrastructure, resources and expertise", but will remain independent .... More>>
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