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22 Feb 2018
Physical activity sector helps shape new guidance on swimming pool safety
Physical activity sector helps shape new guidance on swimming pool safety   A new guide document on swimming pool safety – which all UK pool operators will have to adhere to – has been unveiled during the CIMSPA Conference in Kenilworth, Warwickshire this week. Published by The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the document has been co-written with stakeholders from across the leisure .... More>>
22 Feb 2018
Bannatyne completes Russell Square club revamp as part of £50m investment programme
Bannatyne completes Russell Square club revamp as part of £50m investment programme   The Bannatyne Group has completed a £750,000 upgrade of its Russell Square club in the heart of London. The works included the refurbishment of the gym floor, studios spaces, wet areas and changing rooms – as well as the introduction of new customer service technology. Among the tech additions are the new .... More>>
21 Feb 2018
FaulknerBrowns-designed modular swimming complex given planning permission in Derby
FaulknerBrowns-designed modular swimming complex given planning permission in Derby   A new £33m modular leisure complex, housing an Olympic-sized swimming pool, has been given the green light by Derby City Council. Designed by FaulknerBrowns Architects, the centre will include a 10-lane, 50m swimming pool; a leisure water area for families; a learner pool; health club; fitness studios; a sauna; .... More>>
21 Feb 2018
‘Hollywood workout’ operator Lagree opens studio at Nobu Hotel
‘Hollywood workout’ operator Lagree opens studio at Nobu Hotel   Boutique club operator Studio Lagree has opened its third London studio, at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch. The new studio, offering high intensity workouts which have proven popular with Hollywood celebrities – such as Meghan Markle and Rihanna – will become part of the existing fitness offer at the 148-bedroom luxury .... More>>
21 Feb 2018
Pure Gym reaches UK landmarks with 200 clubs and 1 million members
Pure Gym reaches UK landmarks with 200 clubs and 1 million members   Budget club operator Pure Gym has reached 1 million members in the UK, following a 22 per cent increase in the number of members since the start of 2017. The company opened 20 new gyms last year and is set to reach another milestone next month (March 2018) when it opens its 200th club, in Brighton. Humphrey .... More>>
20 Feb 2018
ukactive consultation looking to shape policy on children’s physical activity
ukactive consultation looking to shape policy on children’s physical activity   A consultation launched earlier today by not-for-profit health body ukactive will look to shape future policy for children’s sport and physical activity in the UK. The consultation will seek written evidence from anyone involved in children’s fitness – from health experts, activity providers, government .... More>>
19 Feb 2018
Work begins on Stone Leisure Centre as part of £10m investment
Work begins on Stone Leisure Centre as part of £10m investment   Construction work has begun on a new leisure centre in Stone, Staffordshire, as part of a £10m investment in the town’s leisure facilities. The centre will house a six-lane 25m swimming pool and a health club with an 80-station gym floor and fitness studios. The £5.2m centre is at the heart of a £10m .... More>>
17 Feb 2018
£32.8m Maidenhead leisure centre given green light
£32.8m Maidenhead leisure centre given green light   A futuristic leisure centre, featuring an indoor street and winter garden running through the spine of the building, has been approved by councillors in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Designed by architects Burke Rickhards, the £32.8m Braywick Leisure Centre will include a 25m, 10-lane swimming pool – with moveable .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!
Leisure Opportunities is doing an apprenticeship survey – take part!   To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week in March, Leisure Opportunities is undertaking an employer survey on the industry’s needs and appetites for hiring apprentices. The short, three-minute online survey will gather data about operators' future plans for hiring apprentices, as well as gathering insights .... More>>
16 Feb 2018
National survey to explore effects of loneliness on human health
National survey to explore effects of loneliness on human health   The British public is being invited to take part in a national loneliness survey, launched in partnership between three universities, BBC Radio 4 and the Wellcome Collection. Called The Loneliness Experiment, the online survey will explore the nation’s attitudes and personal experiences on loneliness. .... More>>
16 Feb 2018
Private Surrey health club launches Hot Yoga Club
Private Surrey health club launches Hot Yoga Club   The Thames Club in Staines, Surrey, has added a dedicated hot yoga studio to its offering as part of plans to establish the independently-owned club as a yoga and pilates destination. Launched this month, the 100sq m (1,076sq ft) studio will be marketed as The Hot Yoga Club and will be offered as a standalone .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
Work begins on £10m Ingleby Barwick Leisure Centre
Work begins on £10m Ingleby Barwick Leisure Centre   Construction work has officially begun on the new £10m Ingleby Barwick Leisure Centre in Stockton-on-Tees. Designed by Ellis Williams Architects as a modern “leisure hub”, the centre will include a 25m swimming pool, learner pool, a health club and group exercise studios, as well as a community access library .... More>>
15 Feb 2018
Dr James Steele to lead ukactive Research Institute
Dr James Steele to lead ukactive Research Institute   ukactive has named Dr James Steele as its new principal investigator – a role which will see him lead the ukactive Research Institute. Steele’s appointment comes as the institute is undertaking a ground-breaking project on the impact of exercise referral schemes to inform future practice. ukactive CEO Steven .... More>>
13 Feb 2018
ukactive to replace Flame with new Active Uprising industry event
ukactive to replace Flame with new Active Uprising industry event   A new four-day “celebration of physical activity” – combining a conference, awards night and a two-day programme of events, designed to get communities active – is to replace the Flame Conference and Awards this year. Taking place from 20 to 23 June, Active Uprising looks to bring more than 1,000 industry leaders .... More>>
12 Feb 2018
Orangetheory steps up UK expansion – announces 40 new sites
Orangetheory steps up UK expansion – announces 40 new sites   US-based health club operator Orangetheory Fitness is looking to strengthen its foothold in the UK market after signing a deal which will see 40 new studios open by 2028. The company has signed a master franchise deal for the North and Midlands, covering an area from Buckinghamshire to Northumberland. The .... More>>
09 Feb 2018
Snap Fitness UK begins 40-club expansion with six new sites
Snap Fitness UK begins 40-club expansion with six new sites   Twenty-four-hour gym franchise Snap Fitness UK has announced plans for 34 more clubs in 2018, after opening six new sites in the first week of the year. The mid-market brand more than doubled its presence last year, reaching 44 locations by Christmas, up from 21 at the start of 2017. The expansion began in 2015 .... More>>
09 Feb 2018
Floating ice rink brings Raiders back to Romford at new £28m leisure centre
Floating ice rink brings Raiders back to Romford at new £28m leisure centre   A ‘floating’ ice rink has opened in Romford as part of a new £28m leisure centre built to improve sports and fitness facilities in the area. Sapphire Ice & Leisure, operated by Everyone Active, marks Havering Council’s largest single investment in a borough-wide improvement programme and will become the new .... More>>
09 Feb 2018
Brain-boosting exercise builds immune system and fights fat – study
Brain-boosting exercise builds immune system and fights fat – study   The link between a sound body and a sound mind has been demonstrated by scientists in a groundbreaking new study on the impact of exercise. Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden found that the same mechanisms behind the beneficial effects of exercise training on the brain also help counteract fat and .... More>>
07 Feb 2018
De Leede and Kyricos named chairs of Global Wellness Summit
De Leede and Kyricos named chairs of Global Wellness Summit   The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has named fitness and wellness entrepreneur Tony de Leede and wellness consultant Mia Kyricos as co-chairs of this year’s event. The annual summit – focused on the $US3.7tr global wellness economy – is set to take place from 6 to 8 October at the Technogym Village in Italy. .... More>>
07 Feb 2018
Roehampton Club completes £4m upgrade of outdoor pool, gym and studios
Roehampton Club completes £4m upgrade of outdoor pool, gym and studios   Roehampton Club, a multi-sport members' club in south-west London, has completed the redevelopment of its health club’s outdoor pool, gym and studios. The year-long refurbishment was part of a two-phase, £4m redevelopment programme, designed to “better reflect the premium positioning” of the club. Phase .... More>>
06 Feb 2018
Michael Mosley to headline first Elevate Conference
Michael Mosley to headline first Elevate Conference   TV journalist and presenter Dr Michael Mosley has been announced as a keynote speaker for this year’s inaugural Elevate Conference in London. Mosley, who presents The Truth About Exercise and Trust Me, I’m a Doctor, joins a lineup including minister for sport Tracey Crouch, Virgin Active UK .... More>>
06 Feb 2018
JD Gyms acquires Ben Dunne Gyms UK
JD Gyms acquires Ben Dunne Gyms UK   The UK division of Ben Dunne Gyms has been acquired by JD Gyms in a multi-million-pound deal. JD Gyms, part of JD Sports Fashion group, has closed the three sites for a full redesign, refurbishment and relaunch. The sites – one in Manchester city centre and two are on the outskirts of Liverpool city centre – .... More>>
06 Feb 2018
Details revealed for Equinox Hotel in Chicago's West Loop
Details revealed for Equinox Hotel in Chicago's West Loop   Chicago developer Related Midwest has revealed the first renderings of the 680ft (207m) skyscraper it is planning for the city, which will include an Equinox hotel and fitness club. Details of the 58-storey project were revealed last week at a public meeting. The tower – which will flank the Kennedy Expressway .... More>>
02 Feb 2018
Government’s sport report overlooks cuts to Healthy Pupil programme
Government’s sport report overlooks cuts to Healthy Pupil programme   A progress report on the government’s Sporting Future strategy has been overshadowed by the omission of more than £300m in cuts to a programme for boosting pupil’s health. While sports minister Tracey Crouch told Parliament there had been “good progress on a number of fronts” since the plan was introduced, .... More>>
01 Feb 2018
Light exercise linked to lower mortality in older women, study concludes
Light exercise linked to lower mortality in older women, study concludes   Even low-levels of regular physical activity can lead to lower death rates among older women, research has concluded. As part of a Women’s Health Initiative study in the US, researchers wanted to learn more about how much exercise older adults are able to perform, and how it affects their health. During 2012 .... More>>
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