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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>>
31 Oct 2018
Xponential Fitness acquires Pure Barre – grows brand portfolio to seven
Xponential Fitness acquires Pure Barre – grows brand portfolio to seven   Xponential Fitness has acquired Pure Barre, one of the largest barre franchises in the US – making it the seventh business in Xponential's rapidly growing portfolio of fitness brands. Founded in 2001 by dancer and choreographer Carrie Rezabek Dorr, Pure Barre has more than 517 studios throughout the US and .... More>>
30 Oct 2018
Slim pickings for leisure industry in 2018 budget
Slim pickings for leisure industry in 2018 budget   The government's autumn budget – the last fiscal event before the UK leaves the European Union in March – has largely ignored the leisure industry, with none of the major announcements directly affecting the industry's major sectors. While some of the new policies and initiatives will have a knock-on effect – .... More>>
30 Oct 2018
The Training Room expands globally following deal with Indian giant Tata
The Training Room expands globally following deal with Indian giant Tata   The Training Room has signed a partnership deal with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) which will result in the duo launching an international fitness training platform. As part of the deal, The Training Room will leverage TCS's iON Digital Learning Hub to provide a platform for students seeking skills and .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Work begins on £33m Braywick Leisure Centre
Work begins on £33m Braywick Leisure Centre   Construction has begun on a £33m leisure centre and swimming pool at Braywick Park in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Designed by architects Burke Rickhards, Braywick Leisure Centre will replace the ageing Magnet Leisure Centre with a modern facility, which will combine a number of leisure services under one roof. .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Escape Fitness and Myzone partner to 'gamify' HIIT classes
Escape Fitness and Myzone partner to 'gamify' HIIT classes   Fitness equipment specialist Escape Fitness has teamed up with Myzone to add a tracking element to its Move It classes. Move It is a functional HIIT programme for groups and has six specific zones – lift, move, function, core, run, and recovery – offering users a full-body workout. Introducing Myzone's .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Studio operator Frame launches training course for boutiques
Studio operator Frame launches training course for boutiques   Fitness studio operator Frame has launched a training course designed to meet the demands of instructors working at boutique studios. The Studio Fitness Instructing course has been endorsed by YMCA Awards and will lead to a full "group exerciser" qualification. Delivered by Frame Academy – the operator's .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Campaign launched to ensure all primary school children will learn how to swim
Campaign launched to ensure all primary school children will learn how to swim   The government has pledged extra support and improved guidance for primary schools in England as part of a drive to make sure all children are able to swim confidently. The Department for Education – working together with DCMS and Swim England – has announced extra help for schools to make sure every child knows .... More>>
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