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19 Oct 2018
DW Fitness First launches pool-based HIIT classes
DW Fitness First launches pool-based HIIT classes   DW Fitness First is introducing a new water-based HIIT class in order to cater to the public's increasing demand for innovative, intensive group exercise classes. H2O HIIT will be piloted at select DW Fitness First clubs across the UK during October and will combine 'high octane' functional training with a .... More>>
18 Oct 2018
First reveal of new This Girl Can campaign
First reveal of new This Girl Can campaign   Speaking at the annual Legend customer day at the NEC today, Sport England’s executive director of mass markets, Dave Newton gave a first reveal of the new This Girl Can campaign, which will go live on 26 October. The campaign will have a new strapline #fitgotreal. The first wave of the campaign will talk .... More>>
18 Oct 2018
Equinox to launch retreats as the brand expands into travel
Equinox to launch retreats as the brand expands into travel   Fitness operator Equinox will move further into the lifestyle space with the launch of bespoke luxury travel experiences, featuring domestic and international multi-day journeys next year. The offering, which will launch in April 2019 with a summit-chasing adventure in Morocco, comes as Equinox expands its .... More>>
18 Oct 2018
Tech plan to transform NHS into 'most advanced health system in the world'
Tech plan to transform NHS into 'most advanced health system in the world'   Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has published a new technology masterplan for the National Health Service (NHS), designed to transform it into the "most advanced health and care system in the world". The vision outlines plans to introduce minimum technical standards that digital services and IT .... More>>
17 Oct 2018
Peloton launches in the UK – celebrates with London pop-up
Peloton launches in the UK – celebrates with London pop-up   US fitness brand Peloton has launched into the UK, marking the occasion with a three-week pop-up store – dubbed 'Peloton House' – in London's Covent Garden. The pop-up offered a series of themed room sets, showing how Peloton's bikes can be integrated into a range of domestic environments, from home offices to .... More>>
16 Oct 2018
ukactive Research Institute to speed up the delivery of research to sector
ukactive Research Institute to speed up the delivery of research to sector   The ukactive Research Institute has announced plans to make all academic research it conducts available as 'pre-print articles' to stakeholders in the physical activity sector. The move is part of the institute's strategic objective to make data more quickly available to all physical activity practitioners, .... More>>
15 Oct 2018
Jo Talbot appointed director of IQL UK
Jo Talbot appointed director of IQL UK   Water safety charity The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has named Jo Talbot as director of its awarding body, IQL UK. Talbot is a 20-year veteran of the active leisure industry and joined RLSS UK in 2015. As head of products at IQL UK, Talbot was responsible for the .... More>>
15 Oct 2018
Active Lives report: people turning to activities which 'suit their lives'
Active Lives report: people turning to activities which 'suit their lives'   Group fitness classes and adrenaline sports are among those benefiting from increases in interest, as people are seeking out physical activities that fit their lifestyles and busy schedules. Figures from the Sport England's latest Active LIves study show that, in the 12 months to May 2018, there was an .... More>>
12 Oct 2018
Edinburgh's iconic Meadowbank sports centre will be reborn
Edinburgh's iconic Meadowbank sports centre will be reborn   Meadowbank Stadium and sports centre in Edinburgh, which hosted the Commonwealth Games in 1970, is to be rebuilt at a cost of £47m, with extensive provision for both sporting excellence and community activity. When complete, it will be managed by Edinburgh Leisure. The new centre is expected to be an integral .... More>>
11 Oct 2018
Exeter aims to be the most active city in England by 2021
Exeter aims to be the most active city in England by 2021   Exeter City Council has published a new corporate strategy and 'emerging vision' for 2040, with a key priority being the promotion of active and healthy lifestyles for residents. The council aims wants Exeter to be the most active city in England by 2021, with a new city centre swimming pool and leisure centre .... More>>
10 Oct 2018
Swimming improves mental health, study finds
Swimming improves mental health, study finds   New research into the mental health benefits of swimming has been released by Swim England, with the results suggesting a positive link between regular visits to the pool and a better mental outlook on life. The research - a poll by YouGov - centred on 4,119 adults, of whom 1,084 were people with mental health .... More>>
08 Oct 2018
Benefits threat discourages activity in the disabled
Benefits threat discourages activity in the disabled   More than six million people in the UK could be living or contemplating a life of inactivity because they are worried about losing life-changing benefit payments. A new study by Activity Alliance has found that 47 per cent of disabled people – who account for one in five of Britain’s population, making up .... More>>
06 Oct 2018
Leisure Media launches into the global consumer market with Well Home magazine
Leisure Media launches into the global consumer market with Well Home magazine   Leisure Media, publisher of business to business magazines for the global leisure industries, such as Spa Business, CLAD and Health Club Management, has branched out into the consumer publishing market with the launch of Well Home, a new global consumer magazine for the US$134bn home .... More>>
05 Oct 2018
Financial backing spurs Space Cycle towards lifestyle influence
 Financial backing spurs Space Cycle towards lifestyle influence   Space Cycle, the boutique cycle brand in China which received backing of US$15m (£11.5m) from Chinese internet giant Alibaba earlier this year, says it wants to extend its influence beyond fitness and into lifestyle. The venture is headed up by Matthew Allison, the former president of EMI Music in Asia, and .... More>>
05 Oct 2018
Fitness equipment comparison site launched in UK
Fitness equipment comparison site launched in UK   An online platform has been launched that enables health and fitness operators to access quotes and compare costs and equipment from a range of manufacturers. FitnessCompared.co.uk creates quotes using the operator's specifications and like for like comparisons of its featured suppliers. The platform also .... More>>
05 Oct 2018
'Inspirational' Kelda Wood to row Atlantic solo, then speak at active-net event
'Inspirational' Kelda Wood to row Atlantic solo, then speak at active-net event   The physical activity sector event active-net has announced that Atlantic rower and mental health campaigner Kelda Wood is to be the after-dinner speaker at its two-day event in March 2019. Wood is due to set off on a 3,000 mile solo row across the Atlantic in December 2018 as part of the Talisker Whisky .... More>>
04 Oct 2018
RLSS UK and Leisure Media sign partnership aiming to bridge UK's employment gap
RLSS UK and Leisure Media sign partnership aiming to bridge UK's employment gap   The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) and Leisure Media have announced a partnership, as they aim to bridge employment gaps in the lifesaving sector. RLSS UK, the Drowning Prevention Charity founded in 1891, is a leading provider of training and education in lifesaving and is also the governing body for the .... More>>
01 Oct 2018
Latest Leisure Opportunities news round-up is now live!
Latest Leisure Opportunities news round-up is now live!   Mark Verstegen says health clubs and gyms need to become better at delivering results, report shows adult spend eight times as long watching on-demand as they do exercising, Manchester City opens second office in China and more are included in this week's Leisure Opportunities news round-up. To watch the video .... More>>
01 Oct 2018
Adie Meyer joins WBGE
Adie Meyer joins WBGE   WeBuyGymEquipment.com (WBGE), the online bidding platform for fitness equipment, has appointed Adie Meyer as UK national sales manager – a newly created role for the business. WBGE was established in October 2015 with the aim of revolutionising the way gyms sell used fitness equipment, making it easier and more .... More>>
28 Sep 2018
Virtuagym partners with FitnessOnDemand
Virtuagym partners with FitnessOnDemand   Fitness On Demand (FoD) has signed a partnership deal with fitness software platform Virtuagym, making FoD's premium fitness workouts available to Virtuagym members by integrating with its existing mobile apps. Virtuagym provides an online club ecosystem and turn-key mobile app which can be customised and .... More>>
27 Sep 2018
D1 Training to open 25 new locations as part of expansion plans
D1 Training to open 25 new locations as part of expansion plans   US-based fitness operator D1 Training has revealed plans to open 25 new clubs in Texas over the next five years. The openings are part of a strategy to grow D1's portfolio of clubs in the south of US through franchising agreements, and will add to the company's existing network of 30 clubs across the country. .... More>>
27 Sep 2018
BMF teams up with Bear Grylls and rebrands as 'Be Military Fit'
BMF teams up with Bear Grylls and rebrands as 'Be Military Fit'   Outdoor fitness specialist British Military Fitness (BMF) has taken the radical step to rebrand its business, after partnering with celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls. The new name – Be Military Fit – is part of a strategy to expand the brand to new audiences, including those who are currently inactive. .... More>>
26 Sep 2018
Mecanoo and Metaform to design Luxembourg’s first velodrome
Mecanoo and Metaform to design Luxembourg’s first velodrome   The first velodrome in Luxembourg will be designed by architectural firms Mecanoo and Metaform, who recently were awarded the commission after winning a competition launched by the country’s Ministry of Sport. The new building, which – in addition to a 1,000-person capacity velodrome – will include a swimming .... More>>
25 Sep 2018
Even 10 minutes of light physical activity 'immediately improves memory'
Even 10 minutes of light physical activity 'immediately improves memory'   Taking part in light or moderate exercise has an immediate, positive effect on memory function – according to new research by University California Irvine (UCI). In a study of 36 healthy young adults, UCI researchers discovered that a single 10-minute period of mild exertion – such as yoga, tai chi or walking .... More>>
25 Sep 2018
Petition calls on political parties to 'transform physical activity' for children
Petition calls on political parties to 'transform physical activity' for children   The Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA) has launched a petition calling on politicians of all parties to transform physical activity provision for children and young people as part of the Right To Be Active campaign. The campaign asks those across society – including parents – to join the call for political .... More>>
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