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16 Nov 2018
University of Warwick’s heavily anticipated sports centre breaks ground
University of Warwick’s heavily anticipated sports centre breaks ground   Construction firm Willmott Dixon has begun work on the University of Warwick’s new sports and wellness hub in Coventry, UK. Set to become one of the largest recreational and fitness facilities in Britain, the David Morley-designed complex will span 16,684 sq ft (1,550 sq m) and feature a 12-court sports hall .... More>>
16 Nov 2018
2018 Active Training Awards: Streetgames and Jubilee Hall among winners
2018 Active Training Awards: Streetgames and Jubilee Hall among winners   Winners of this year's Active Training Awards have been revealed at a gala event in Birmingham. Organised by ukactive and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA), the Active Training Awards recognise employers and training providers in the physical activity sector for .... More>>
16 Nov 2018
'Industry first' as Legend makes it data available as part of Open Data Initiative
'Industry first' as Legend makes it data available as part of Open Data Initiative   Legend Club Management Systems will enable all of its customers to have the ability to open their data for collaboration with third parties. The announcement is an industry first and is seen as a landmark moment for the Open Active collaboration, funded by Sport England and led by the Open Data Institute .... More>>
15 Nov 2018
Loughborough University opens doors on innovative Elite Athlete Hotel
Loughborough University opens doors on innovative Elite Athlete Hotel   The Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) – the first sports-centric venue of its kind in the UK – has opened at Loughborough University. Designed by David Morley Architects and developed in partnership with UK Sport, Sport England, the English Institute of Sport, and Imago Venues, the 44-room, fitness-focused .... More>>
15 Nov 2018
Anytime Fitness' parent company acquires Basecamp Fitness – plans to roll out franchise globally
Anytime Fitness' parent company acquires Basecamp Fitness – plans to roll out franchise globally   Self Esteem Brands, owner of Anytime Fitness, has acquired a new fitness concept with plans to franchise it worldwide. Basecamp Fitness – developed by entrepreneur Nick Swinmurn – currently has five locations in California and is based on providing high-energy workouts. Designed to increase members' .... More>>
15 Nov 2018
Oxygen Freejumping comes to London’s O2
 Oxygen Freejumping comes to London’s O2   The newest venue of Oxygen Freejumping has opened at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Implemented by zynk Design and Lunar Trampolines, the flagship 30,000 sq ft (2,787 sq m) indoor park features over 150 trampolines, dodgeball and volleyball courts, a ninja warrior course, and a foam pit. Other attractions include a .... More>>
15 Nov 2018
Gympass secures exclusive deal with Everyone Active
Gympass secures exclusive deal with Everyone Active   Corporate fitness sales specialist Gympass has signed an exclusive three-year deal with leisure operator Everyone Active. The deal will see Gympass offer memberships to Everyone Active centres as a company-wide corporate benefit to its clients – which include companies such as Rolls Royce and Thames Water. The .... More>>
13 Nov 2018
Consumer launch of Class Finder confirmed for 'early 2019'
Consumer launch of Class Finder confirmed for 'early 2019'   EMD UK will launch its Class Finder database – described as ‘an Expedia-style group exercise platform' – to consumers in the new year. Class Finder will look to provide the largest ever online resource of group exercise classes, promoting instructors’ classes across multiple sites. Among the features of the .... More>>
12 Nov 2018
FaulknerBrowns get tentative thumbs-up for Britannia Leisure Centre project
FaulknerBrowns get tentative thumbs-up for Britannia Leisure Centre project   British architecture practice FaulknerBrowns have been given a provisional go-ahead for the intensely debated Britannia Leisure Centre in London, UK. The new multipurpose recreational venue – the details of which have been the subject of public discussions for two and a half years – has finally received .... More>>
09 Nov 2018
Third Space appoints people director to drive in-house training
Third Space appoints people director to drive in-house training   Luxury health club operator Third Space has appointed its first 'people director' as part of a strategy to take the training of its staff in-house. The move comes shortly after the company – which operates five premium clubs in London – launched its own, in-house, REPS-accredited Personal Training Academy, .... More>>
09 Nov 2018
Everyone Can campaign to inspire disabled people to get more physically active
Everyone Can campaign to inspire disabled people to get more physically active   A new campaign looks to get more disabled people physically active by making sport and fitness activities more accessible. Led by Sport England, ukactive and a number of leading disability organisations, the Everyone Can initiative aims to change perceptions around disabled people’s participation in physical .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
Lanserhof names medical director for London outpost
Lanserhof names medical director for London outpost   Sebastian Kunz has been appointed medical director at Lanserhof’s newest outpost in London. Medical spa brand Lanserhof is partnering with a London private members’ club to bring a state-of-the-art medical gym to England's capital city on 1 May 2019. Lanserhof at The Arts Club will offer all members an MRI .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
PES-Architects scoop futuristic Turku revitalisation project
PES-Architects scoop futuristic Turku revitalisation project   Finnish studio PES-Architects have won a competition to design what’s been described as a "future-oriented" urban "archipelago" in Turku, Finland. Dubbed "Luoto" (skerry), the estimated €500m (US$571m, £435m) project will see the coastal city gain a 170,000 sq m experience centre, which will include a .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
UK Spa Association and ukactive form new membership alliance partnership
UK Spa Association and ukactive form new membership alliance partnership   The UK Spa Association (UKSA) and ukactive have signed a partnership that will offer a new 'Active Spa' membership to businesses that provide both spa and fitness facilities and services. An increasing number of organisations are embracing a holistic approach to wellness – which often includes combining spa .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
Details released for leisure centre at heart of Llanelli’s £200m Wellness Village
Details released for leisure centre at heart of Llanelli’s £200m Wellness Village   Detailed plans have been revealed for a "cutting-edge" leisure centre at the heart of the proposed £200m Wellness and Life Science Village at Delta Lakes in Llanelli. Located within the development's wellness hub, the leisure centre will house an aquatic centre with a 25m long swimming pool, splash pool and .... More>>
06 Nov 2018
Inverclyde Leisure goes boutique with new Skillbike studio
Inverclyde Leisure goes boutique with new Skillbike studio   Inverclyde Leisure has become one of the first public leisure operators to add Technogym's new Skillbikes to its offering. A new Skillbikes studio, featuring 16 stations, opened this month at the operator's Waterfront Leisure Complex in Greenock, Scotland. Launched earlier this year, the Skillbike has an .... More>>
06 Nov 2018
Peloton gears up for UK launch – reveals locations for first set of retail stores
Peloton gears up for UK launch – reveals locations for first set of retail stores   US fitness brand Peloton has revealed further details of its UK expansion – including the locations of its first retail stores. The indoor cycling operator will begin fit-out work on a 20,000sq ft studio space in London’s Covent Garden in January 2019, with an opening set later in the year. The studio will .... More>>
05 Nov 2018
Government reveals 'prevention is better than cure' vision for the NHS
Government reveals 'prevention is better than cure' vision for the NHS   Health secretary Matt Hancock has revealed a new preventative vision for the NHS, which includes a call for people to "take more responsibility for their own health". Announcing a new strategic tagline – "Prevention is better than cure" – Hancock said the approach will transform the government's approach .... More>>
05 Nov 2018
Active IQ launches 'industry first' mental health qualification
Active IQ launches 'industry first' mental health qualification   Awarding organisation Active IQ has launched a Level 2 Award focusing in mental health – one of the first of its kind for the physical activity and fitness industry. Officially recognised as a Level 2 qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), it comprises two units: Mental Health Awareness .... More>>
05 Nov 2018
Trafford Council approves £47m leisure plans - two new leisure centres to be built
Trafford Council approves £47m leisure plans - two new leisure centres to be built   Trafford Council has given the green light to a £47m development plan which will see the construction of two new leisure centres and the possible replacement of two further, existing sites. The investment will see new leisure centres being built in Altrincham and Stretford and either the redevelopment or .... More>>
02 Nov 2018
AOC reveals 'new direction' to use Olympic success to get more Aussies physically active
AOC reveals 'new direction' to use Olympic success to get more Aussies physically active   Matt Carroll, CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee, has said the organisation will take a 'new direction', which will include using the power of sport to inspire more young Australians to get into physically active. Outlining his vision for the future of elite Australian sport during a speech at the National .... More>>
02 Nov 2018
F45 hits European milestone in expansion push – secures sites in three new countries
F45 hits European milestone in expansion push – secures sites in three new countries   Australian-based fitness franchise F45 has continued its global expansion, reaching a milestone of securing deals for 100 studios in Europe. The operator has a presence in nine European countries – the UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Israel and Finland – and revealed it has .... More>>
02 Nov 2018
Brunswick names Jason Worthy as president of fitness division ahead of spin-off
Brunswick names Jason Worthy as president of fitness division ahead of spin-off   US-based manufacturing conglomerate Brunswick has named Jason Worthy, vice president of Life Fitness, as president of its fitness division – just months before the brand's planned spin-off. Worthy replaces Jaime Irick – who had held the role since January 2017 – and will report to Brunswick directors David .... More>>
01 Nov 2018
STA and Leisure Media sign partnership to bridge swimming teacher skills gap
STA and Leisure Media sign partnership to bridge swimming teacher skills gap   The Swimming Teachers Association (STA) and Leisure Media have signed a strategic partnership designed to bridge the skills gaps faced by employers in the swimming teaching sector. Together, the two organisations will promote the opportunities available in teaching swimming, particularly among people who might .... More>>
01 Nov 2018
Plans approved for £38m Winchester leisure centre with 50m swimming pool
Plans approved for £38m Winchester leisure centre with 50m swimming pool   Plans to build a £38m leisure centre and 50m swimming pool in Winchester have been given the go-ahead. Winchester City Council’s (WCC) planning committee recommended approval for the scheme at a meeting on 30 October and the committee will formally issue approval over the coming weeks. Designed by LA .... More>>
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