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29 Jun 2017
Winners of the ukactive Flame Awards 2017 revealed
Winners of the ukactive Flame Awards 2017 revealed   The health and fitness industry’s finest came together in their hundreds last night (28 June) to recognise the achievements of their peers, as the 2017 Flame Awards were handed out in Telford. For a second year running, Everyone Active was named Leisure Centre Operator of the Year, seeing off competition from .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
Herefordshire centre reopens after £2.4m revamp
Herefordshire centre reopens after £2.4m revamp   Charitable social enterprise Halo Leisure and Herefordshire Council have reopened a leisure facility in Ledbury after a £2.4m (US$3.1m, €2.7m) refurbishment project, which includes a new workout studio and upgraded gym. Ledbury Swimming Pool's 800 members can now benefit from a 262sq m (2,820sq ft) gym that .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
Yoga can cause pain like other exercise, study finds
Yoga can cause pain like other exercise, study finds   Yoga can improve existing aches but also cause musculoskeletal pain and worsen injuries, according to University of Sydney research. A study of 354 people with a one-year follow-up, published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, found that yoga caused musculoskeletal pain in 10 per cent of .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
Former FIBO event director joins McFit to lead innovation
Former FIBO event director joins McFit to lead innovation   Ralph Scholz is joining the management team at German fitness operator McFit in an executive role to lead an innovation project after four years as event director of FIBO. The 51-year-old, who will take up his post on 1 July, will report to founder Rainer Schaller. Details of the project, which is due to be .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
Premier Global, NASM partner up to transform fitness training
Premier Global, NASM partner up to transform fitness training   UK health and fitness education provider Premier Global has partnered up with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to transform the education and training available to its fitness professionals. The new ‘Premier Global NASM’ partnership was announced to the fitness industry at ukactive's 2017 .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
ukactive chief urges industry to 'unite' at Flame Conference
ukactive chief urges industry to 'unite' at Flame Conference   ukactive’s chief executive Steven Ward has urged fitness industry leaders to unite and harness their collective potential to ensure the sector continues to thrive and creates a “healthier, wealthier, happier future for all.” The call came as this year’s annual Flame Conference got off to a start this morning (28 .... More>>
27 Jun 2017
TGO creates gym equipment from Right Guard aerosols
TGO creates gym equipment from Right Guard aerosols   Antiperspirant and shower gel brand Right Guard has launched a community gym made from recycled aerosols at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in partnership with recycling firm TerraCycle and The Great Outdoor Gym Company (TGO). TerraCycle and Right Guard set up 50 public drop-off points in communities across .... More>>
27 Jun 2017
Anytime Fitness to open up to 500 franchises in China by 2020
Anytime Fitness to open up to 500 franchises in China by 2020   Franchise chain Anytime Fitness is significantly expanding its portfolio with up to 500 gyms expected in China alone by 2020. The group has been granted a licence to franchise in the country and has seven sites, with another due to open in Shanghai this week. With a further 20 agreements signed, Anytime Fitness .... More>>
23 Jun 2017
Zumba enters HIIT market
Zumba enters HIIT market   Zumba, the popular dance and aerobics programme, has launched a new high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout as it expands into the UK's studio exercise market. STRONG by Zumba is an hour-long cardio and bodyweight class in which reverse-engineered music tracks are used to match every move in class – an .... More>>
23 Jun 2017
Your Personal Training links up with Future Fit
Your Personal Training links up with Future Fit   Your Personal Training, the fitness professional management company, has teamed up Future Fit Training’s Pro Zone network. As part of the deal, Your Personal Training’s 800-plus members will have access to advice, expertise and best practice examples developed by Future Fit. New content will be provided to .... More>>
23 Jun 2017
Teenagers as inactive as 60-year-olds, study concludes
Teenagers as inactive as 60-year-olds, study concludes   Physical activity levels among teenagers are similar to that of 60-year olds, according to US research. The study confirmed that World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations of at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a day for children aged five to 17 years were not being met. Johns .... More>>
22 Jun 2017
easyGym unveils franchise plans as part of growth strategy
easyGym unveils franchise plans as part of growth strategy   easyGym plans to become a major player in the fitness market by opening 500 franchise units globally in the next five years. The budget operator will consider "territory by territory deals", with the franchise operation being headed by Karl Dietrich, formerly UK and Ireland franchise head of Anytime Fitness. .... More>>
21 Jun 2017
Serco Leisure signs CIMPSA partnership deal
Serco Leisure signs CIMPSA partnership deal   Serco Leisure, which operates more than 60 facilities across the UK, has become an employer partner of the sport and physical activity sector's chartered professional body. Under the partnership, over 250 of Serco’s fitness staff will move into the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical .... More>>
21 Jun 2017
ukactive urges gym-goers to follow hygiene advice following C4 investigation
ukactive urges gym-goers to follow hygiene advice following C4 investigation   The risk of catching an infection from visiting a health club is "extremely low" despite a Channel 4 programme investigation that found some gym equipment had more types of bacteria on them than a toilet seat. ukacative said its Code of Practice highlighted cleanliness and hygiene and that health club operators .... More>>
20 Jun 2017
Fitness First opens Dubai training club
Fitness First opens Dubai training club   Fitness First Middle East has opened an athletics-inspired club which focuses on fitness programmes in Mudon, Dubai. Training facilities include a fully-equipped cardio theatre, an outdoor functional training zone and a swimming pool. The Mudon club is the first in the region to have a Kube Wall, which .... More>>
20 Jun 2017
Bournemouth leisure centre undergoes £1m upgrade
Bournemouth leisure centre undergoes £1m upgrade   South coast leisure operator BH Live and Bournemouth Borough Council have invested £1m ($1.3m, €1.1m) on revamping Stokewood Leisure Centre. A new floor has been built, more than doubling the size of the gym to 583sq m (6,275sq ft), creating extra space for Life Fitness gym equipment. A QUAD functional fitness .... More>>
19 Jun 2017
World Class eyes low-cost brand and franchises
World Class eyes low-cost brand and franchises   Premium Russian fitness operator World Class plans to build a budget gym brand and grow its franchise operation as part of its growth strategy. Speaking in the latest Health Club Management, its chief executive Nikolay Pryanishnikov outlined "three pillars for growth" that the company would be pursuing. .... More>>
16 Jun 2017
Bannatyne adds Surrey club to portfolio
Bannatyne adds Surrey club to portfolio   The Bannatyne Group has added the Weybridge Health Club and Spa in Surrey to its portfolio for an "undisclosed sum". The group plans to revamp the gym floor at the club, which has 1,600 members and 38 staff. Leisure property adviser Christie and Co acted on behalf of the Bannatyne Group in concluding the .... More>>
16 Jun 2017
Total Fitness taps into app market
Total Fitness taps into app market   Total Fitness has boosted its customer offering by launching a free app for its members. Features include booking fitness classes, exercise challenges, and syncing workout data from wearable devices and tracking apps, including FitBit, Strava and MapMyRun. Members can log their workouts manually or by taking .... More>>
15 Jun 2017
Greater Manchester hits one million activity target
Greater Manchester hits one million activity target   Greater Manchester has exceeded its target of getting one million people to be regularly active, which is expected to save more than £640,000 (US$817,200, €732,700) in NHS costs in the first year alone. In 2010 sports charity GreaterSport set the target to be met by 2017. Working in partnership, the sport and .... More>>
15 Jun 2017
Product innovation helps boost Virgin Active turnover
Product innovation helps boost Virgin Active turnover   A roll-out of fitness classes and improved member experience helped revenue at Virgin Active rise by 6 per cent to £483million (US$615.5m, €548.6m) in the year to 31 December 2016, results from South African investment group Brait show. Brait, which owns a controlling stake in the health club, also reported that earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and .... More>>
15 Jun 2017
WG+P vow to 'push the boundaries of gym design' with new Core Collective club
WG+P vow to 'push the boundaries of gym design' with new Core Collective club   A new pay-as-you-go lifestyle gym for boutique operator Core Collective looks set to be built in London’s St John’s Wood, with Westminster City Council giving the project the go ahead. Waind Gohil + Potter Architects (WG+P), who specialise in wellbeing and leisure design, have created the concept – described .... More>>
14 Jun 2017
Alzheimer's exercise programme developed for fitness trainers
Alzheimer's exercise programme developed for fitness trainers   US fitness trainers can now learn skills and exercises that are geared to help improve physical and mental capacities of people with Alzheimer's. Developed by the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation (ARPF) and the Medical Fitness Network (MFN), in partnership with Fitness Learning Systems (FLS), the .... More>>
14 Jun 2017
DLL enters Italian market with Milan club purchase
DLL enters Italian market with Milan club purchase   David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) is entering the Italian health club market after it exchanged contracts to buy the Malaspina Club in Milan.  The deal is due to complete in September and will become the company’s 111th club. DLL now has 13 sites in mainland Europe, with locations in Holland (7), Belgium (2), Spain (2), .... More>>
14 Jun 2017
Xercise4Less partners with blood cancer charity for Men’s Health Week
Xercise4Less partners with blood cancer charity for Men’s Health Week   Fitness club operator Xercise4Less is supporting Anthony Nolan during Men’s Health Week (12–18 June) by offering free three-day gym passes in exchange for a donation to the charity. Anthony Nolan works to save the lives of people with blood cancer through its donor register, securing donations of blood stem .... More>>
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