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17 Jun 2019
Budget chain EōS Fitness ramps up expansion plans
Budget chain EōS Fitness ramps up expansion plans   Low-cost gym operator EōS Fitness has acquired five former Gold's Gym locations in Utah – its first in the US state. The acquisitions are part of EōS Fitness' wider expansion plan to add up to 15 more gyms to its portfolio within the next 24 months. The announcement comes six months after BRS & Co., a New .... More>>
14 Jun 2019
New management team credited with "reversal of membership decline" at Total Fitness
New management team credited with   Health club operator Total Fitness has completed a turnaround of its fortunes, reversing a "steady decline in membership" in the past 12 months. The company, which operates 17 health clubs across the North of England and Wales, has halted a long-term decline in its overall membership base, which had seen a 10 .... More>>
13 Jun 2019
Virtual exercise companion CoachAi declared winner of this year's ActiveLab
Virtual exercise companion CoachAi declared winner of this year's ActiveLab   CoachAi, a virtual companion that interacts with members through their smartphones, has been declared the winner of this year's ActiveLab competition. The Israel-based digital startup will use the momentum from the win to further develop its product, which uses behavioural science to support users to make .... More>>
13 Jun 2019
The Gym Group offers free memberships to 'stressed teenagers'
The Gym Group offers free memberships to 'stressed teenagers'   The Gym Group has launched a marketing campaign targeting teenagers who are in the midst of their exam period. The budget chain is offering free six-week memberships to 16 to 18-year-olds, with the messaging suggesting that joining a gym can help them combat exam-related stress. The offer will run until the 16 .... More>>
12 Jun 2019
Health club design can 'aid retention by alleviating the pain of exercise'
Health club design can 'aid retention by alleviating the pain of exercise'   Health club design can play a crucial role in improving member retention – partly by making exercisers "forget" about pain and feelings of discomfort during training. Speaking to HCM, US-based gym owner and designer David Barton describes design as a crucial element of a successful health club. “Ultimately, .... More>>
12 Jun 2019
Sports and fitness complex to open at £160m Alderley Park project
Sports and fitness complex to open at £160m Alderley Park project   A new health club and sports complex will launch as part of the Alderley Park science and technology park in Cheshire. The complex will include a large gym, group fitness studio, sports hall, three outdoor tennis courts and a five-a-side 3G football pitch. It will also be the first site in the region to include .... More>>
12 Jun 2019
Xponential Fitness-backed AKT plans to open 500 new locations by 2021
Xponential Fitness-backed AKT plans to open 500 new locations by 2021   Dance-based boutique studio operator AKT has revealed ambitious plans to grow its US portfolio from the current 50 sites to 500 by 2021. AKT – which offers a "hybrid exercise regime" combining dance with functional training – is backed by Xponential Fitness, whose portfolio of wellness brand includes eight .... More>>
11 Jun 2019
Women-only boxing operator 30 Minute Hit sets out US expansion plans
Women-only boxing operator 30 Minute Hit sets out US expansion plans   Boxing-based fitness operator 30 Minute Hit has revealed plans to open 20 studios in the US by the end of 2019. The Canadian company, which currently has more than 60 locations across Canada, the US, Ireland and Saudi Arabia, said market conditions were "perfect" for further growth. "Boxing workouts are .... More>>
10 Jun 2019
SoulCycle opens London studio
SoulCycle opens London studio   US-based indoor cycling operator SoulCycle has opened its first UK location. Located on Soho's Great Marlborough Street, the boutique studio is the first site to open outside the US and Canada, where SoulCycle currently operates 90 sites. The studio features 63 indoor bikes and will offer 45-minute long .... More>>
10 Jun 2019
TRIB3 accelerates European expansion with second Madrid studio
TRIB3 accelerates European expansion with second Madrid studio   UK-based boutique fitness operator TRIB3 has opened its second studio in the Spanish capital Madrid. TRIB3 has developed the site in partnership with Holmes Place Spain and is part of a larger roll-out of the brand across the country. Josep Viladot, CEO Holmes Place Spain, said: "We're delighted with the launch .... More>>
09 Jun 2019
Irregular sleep patterns linked to metabolic disorders
Irregular sleep patterns linked to metabolic disorders   A new study has found that not sticking to a regular bedtime and wake up schedule – and getting different amounts of sleep each night – can put a person at higher risk for obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, high blood sugar and other metabolic disorders. In fact, for every hour of variability in time to .... More>>
07 Jun 2019
Les Mills On Demand partners with This Girl Can campaign
Les Mills On Demand partners with This Girl Can campaign   Fitness group Les Mills has joined forces with Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign to help break down women’s barriers to fitness. The partnership will result in Les Mills offering a free 21-day trial to its Les Mills On Demand platform – as well as a bespoke programme designed specifically for women who are .... More>>
07 Jun 2019
Everyone Active, Brio and GLL among big winners at largest ever ukactive Awards
Everyone Active, Brio and GLL among big winners at largest ever ukactive Awards   Leisure operators Everyone Active and GLL each picked up three gongs at the ukactive Awards last night, held as part of the Active Uprising event at Manchester Central. More than 800 guest attended the awards ceremony, which saw Brio Leisure win the hotly contested Organisation of the Year Award. Everyone .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Boutique Rathbone Boxing Club opens in London
Boutique Rathbone Boxing Club opens in London   A boxing club looking to bridge the gap between authentic boxing training and a boutique fitness experience has launched in London. With a stated USP of being "steeped in the heritage of the sport of boxing", Rathbone Boxing Club has set out to deliver the spirit of the traditional, spit-and-sawdust boxing gym – .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Peloton files for IPO
Peloton files for IPO   Indoor cycling giant Peloton has revealed plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO). The company, which was launched in 2012, has more than 1 million people using its streaming workouts and was valued at around US$4bn (€3.6bn, £3.2bn) in August 2018. It recently raised US$550m (€489m, £433m) financing .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Huw Edwards: 'We need a cultural shift across government'
Huw Edwards: 'We need a cultural shift across government'   Huw Edwards, acting CEO of ukactive, has called for a "cultural shift" across government, in order for it to recognise the crucial role that the physical activity sector can play in improving the nation's health. Edwards, giving the opening speech at today's Active Uprising conference in Manchester, said the .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Sport England and ukactive launch Communities of Learning platform to 'share what works'
Sport England and ukactive launch Communities of Learning platform to 'share what works'   A new leadership learning initiative aims to transform knowledge sharing in the physical activity sector. Launched in partnership by ukactive and Sport England, the Communities of Learning will operate through an online platform that allows leaders in the physical activity sector to discuss burning issues and .... More>>
06 Jun 2019
Wellness hub in the English countryside: The Langley opens with vast subterranean spa, Matt Roberts gym
Wellness hub in the English countryside: The Langley opens with vast subterranean spa, Matt Roberts gym   The Langley, A Luxury Collection Hotel in Buckinghamshire, England has opened its doors, following an extensive six-year and multi-million pound renovation project. Located in the heart of Buckinghamshire’s vast Langley Park, The Langley offers 41 bedrooms, spread between the grand and historic former hunting .... More>>
05 Jun 2019
Hannah Lanel launches new boutique concept in London's King’s Cross
Hannah Lanel launches new boutique concept in London's King’s Cross   Hannah Lanel has opened The Fore – a new model of boutique gym offering two instructors per class – in London's King’s Cross, an increasingly residential area of the city. The Fore is part of a growing trend towards combining upscale interiors with fitness to create a new business model for customers who are .... More>>
05 Jun 2019
Study: financial incentive of just US$2 a day could help get 'two thirds of people' into fitness
Study: financial incentive of just US$2 a day could help get 'two thirds of people' into fitness   More than two thirds (68 per cent) of Americans would devote at least an hour each day on fitness activities, if they'd receive a financial incentive of as little as US$2 (€1.8, £1.5) per day. The 2019 UnitedHealthcare Wellness Checkup Survey, published this week, also reveals that nearly 60 per cent of .... More>>
04 Jun 2019
Active Nation adds to budget club portfolio with Fit4Less acquisition
Active Nation adds to budget club portfolio with Fit4Less acquisition   Leisure trust Active Nation has acquired the former Fit4Less gym in Preston, Lancashire, bringing the number of budget clubs in its portfolio to three. Located at the city's Capitol Centre, the 9,964sq ft site houses 80-station gym floor and a 12-station functional training rig. A cycling studio has been .... More>>
04 Jun 2019
Genetic insights from 50,000 people being used to help understand lifestyle diseases
Genetic insights from 50,000 people being used to help understand lifestyle diseases   A ground-breaking project is using genomic data from 50,000 people to deepen the understanding of how genetics and life-style factors contribute to the development of conditions such as diabetes and arthritis. The UK government is investing £4.8m in the initiative, which will result in medical experts examining .... More>>
03 Jun 2019
IHRSA report: global health club market generated revenues of US$94bn during 2018
IHRSA report: global health club market generated revenues of US$94bn during 2018   There are now more than 210,000 health clubs in the world, serving a total of 183 million members during 2018. The figure comes from the 2019 IHRSA Global Report, published by The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). The annual report also shows that the revenues achieved .... More>>
03 Jun 2019
Lancashire's Up and Active project returning '£28 for every £1'
Lancashire's Up and Active project returning '£28 for every £1'   A project aiming to get people across East Lancashire more physically active is achieving a social return on investment of £28 for every £1 spent. The Up and Active programme offers activity sessions based around exercise – including targeted weight management activities, a programme of exercise for children .... More>>
31 May 2019
White paper: valuing fitness instructors 'key to success'
White paper: valuing fitness instructors 'key to success'   Fitness operators who recognise and reward their best instructors are more likely to retain customers, build brand loyalty and see improvements in their financial results. That is the finding outlined in The Impact of Instructor Quality In The Physical Activity Sector – a white paper produced by fitness .... More>>
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