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20 Apr 2019
Coventry's The Wave set for a phased opening
Coventry's The Wave set for a phased opening   Construction work on The Wave, a £37m indoor water park and leisure centre in Coventry, is in its final stages and the complex will be opened in phases over the next three months. The centre's large health club and day spa will be among the first facilities to open, followed by the indoor waterpark. All .... More>>
18 Apr 2019
Finalists revealed for largest ever ukactive Awards
Finalists revealed for largest ever ukactive Awards   Ukactive has revealed the finalists for its annual industry awards. This year's edition is set to be the largest ever and will feature 18 different categories, covering the entire sports and physical activity landscape – throughout the public, private and third sectors. New categories introduced for 2019 .... More>>
18 Apr 2019
Mytime Active signs signs 40-year leisure deal with Bromley Council
Mytime Active signs signs 40-year leisure deal with Bromley Council   Social enterprise Mytime Active has signed a 40-year deal to run 12 leisure facilities in London on behalf of Bromley Council. The deal will include an immediate cash boost to upgrade facilities, as Mytime Active will invest £2.5m in improving the centres over the next three years. The new deal is an extension .... More>>
17 Apr 2019
Body image revealed as theme for 2019 Mental Health Awareness Week
Body image revealed as theme for 2019 Mental Health Awareness Week   The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has chosen body image as the theme for its Mental Health Awareness Week this year. Taking place from 13 to 19 May 2019, the event will explore how people think and feel about their bodies – with a focus on mental fitness and wellbeing. "Body image issues can affect all of .... More>>
16 Apr 2019
EMS studio operator Bodystreet adds two locations – targets 200 UK sites by 2025
EMS studio operator Bodystreet adds two locations – targets 200 UK sites by 2025   Fitness studio operator Bodystreet has expanded its UK operations with the opening of two new studios. The franchise-based company has opened sites in Coventry and Edinburgh, bringing the number of properties in its portfolio to eight. Bodystreet studios offer a combination of personal training with electrical .... More>>
15 Apr 2019
Rutgers study: is popularity of HIIT behind increase in gym injuries?
Rutgers study: is popularity of HIIT behind increase in gym injuries?   A study on exercise injuries has suggested that people who engage in high-intensity interval training (HIIT) could be putting themselves at greater risk of injury. Research by Rutgers University in the US, published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, shows that there has been a steady .... More>>
12 Apr 2019
Study: exercise more important than diet in maintaining weight loss
Study: exercise more important than diet in maintaining weight loss   Physical activity is crucial in order to maintain substantial weight loss – and more important than a person's diet. That is the finding of a study by the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center (AHWC), published in the March issue of Obesity journal (to access the full article, click .... More>>
12 Apr 2019
Tony Robbins teams up with rapper Pitbull to launch new boxing fitness brand
Tony Robbins teams up with rapper Pitbull to launch new boxing fitness brand   Self-styled life coach 'guru' Tony Robbins and American rapper Pitbull have partnered with entrepreneur Bill Zanker – founder of training company The Learning Annex – to launch a new boxing fitness chain. Grit Bxng is set to open its first location in New York, US in June and its offer is based on a 50-minute .... More>>
11 Apr 2019
Sport England: record number of adults now physically active
Sport England: record number of adults now physically active   A record 62.6 per cent of the adult population are now classed as physically active, according to the latest figures from Sport England's Active Lives Survey. During the 12 months to November 2018, the number of people (aged 16 and over) who meet the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines for physical .... More>>
11 Apr 2019
Boutique operator Ritual Gym to open first US site
Boutique operator Ritual Gym to open first US site   Boutique HIIT studio operator Ritual Gym will open its first site in the US next month. The Singapore-based company, launched in 2012 by professional mixed martial artist Brad Robinson and fitness coach Ian Tan, has secured a site in Santa Monica, California. The pair plan to open the studio in May. Ritual Gym .... More>>
10 Apr 2019
Swim England campaigns for swimming prescriptions
Swim England campaigns for swimming prescriptions   Swim England has called for health professionals to be "more proactive" in prescribing swimming to people recovering from medical conditions. The national governing body for swimming is urging GPs and other medical professionals to consider swimming as part of any programme of activities designed to manage .... More>>
10 Apr 2019
Gustav targets growth through organic and franchise plans
Gustav targets growth through organic and franchise plans   Dutch PT and small group exercise operator Gustav Gym has revealed its plans for expansion over the next two years, doubling its footprint to four clubs in the Amsterdam area. Speaking to HCM in Issue 3 2019, the gym’s co-founder Pieter Pleunis said the luxury offering is looking to expand via a .... More>>
09 Apr 2019
Honor Yoga looks to double its footprint in 2019 – targets 100 US sites by 2023
Honor Yoga looks to double its footprint in 2019 – targets 100 US sites by 2023   Yoga studio operator Honor Yoga has revealed plans to expand its footprint and stretch its presence across the entire US market. The chain, which currently operates 10 sites in the state of New Jersey, has set its sights on a nation-wide expansion push driven by franchising. It currently has 25 locations in .... More>>
08 Apr 2019
Deloitte report: European fitness sector 'growing rapidly'
Deloitte report: European fitness sector 'growing rapidly'   As reported in HCM earlier this month, the European health and fitness market continued to grow strongly in 2018, as the total number of health club members increased by 3.5 per cent to 62.2 million. The figures come from the latest European Health and Fitness Market Report, which has now been published .... More>>
08 Apr 2019
Discobarre to open first stand-alone studio in London
Discobarre to open first stand-alone studio in London   Independently-owned boutique fitness operator Discobarre, which "bridges the gap between fitness and dance", will launch its first stand-alone studio in London this month. The venue in Dalston, east London, is based on the original Discobarre concept – combining a "hardcore​ ​ballet-barre​ ​workout" with house .... More>>
08 Apr 2019
Everyone Active secures deals for 11 new sites
Everyone Active secures deals for 11 new sites   Leisure operator Everyone Active has secured management deals for 11 new sites. The new contracts will take the number of facilities in the company's managed portfolio to 190 facilities. On 1 April, the leisure operator started a new partnership with Harborough District Council to manage two leisure .... More>>
08 Apr 2019
The rise of the group exercise gurus
The rise of the group exercise gurus   A new breed of health club professional is starting to make its presence felt in the industry. Increasing numbers of operators are appointing a “head of group exercise” or similar job function, recognising the contribution that group exercise now makes to their success. Health Club Management spoke to .... More>>
05 Apr 2019
Anytime Fitness plans to enter German market – former Fitness First CEO to lead expansion
Anytime Fitness plans to enter German market – former Fitness First CEO to lead expansion   Franchise operator Anytime Fitness has revealed plans to enter the highly competitive German fitness market. The company has appointed a European-based master franchising team and will open an Anytime-branded corporate gym later this year. The master franchising team, led by fitness industry veteran Stefan .... More>>
05 Apr 2019
Precor partners with tech giant Sony to deliver smart gym solution
Precor partners with tech giant Sony to deliver smart gym solution   Fitness kit supplier Precor has signed a deal with Sony, which will see Precor equipment being made compatible with the tech giant's smart gym solution Advagym. The pilot agreement means operators with Precor-kitted gyms can now offer a complete tracking journey for members’ workout regimes. Members using .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
David Langridge launches 1FitLife, new on-demand fitness provider
David Langridge launches 1FitLife, new on-demand fitness provider   The on-demand fitness sector has a new player, following the launch of 1FitLife. The brainchild of industry veteran and entrepreneur David Langridge – a former global marketing director for Fitness First and founder of Connected Fitness Labs – the company will produce a wide range of virtual fitness content and .... More>>
04 Apr 2019
GLL study: older people turning to exercise for mental health boost
GLL study: older people turning to exercise for mental health boost   There is growing evidence that older people are taking up exercise in order to improve their mental health – with the social aspect of physical activity proving to be as important as the impact on physical fitness. A study commissioned by leisure operator GLL compared the exercise habits of 2,000 people across .... More>>
03 Apr 2019
EHFF 2019: European fitness market still growing
EHFF 2019: European fitness market still growing   The European fitness market continues to grow at a steady rate, according to the latest European Health & Fitness Market Report, published in partnership by Deloitte and EuropeActive. The report shows that the market grew 3.4 per cent in 2018, with revenues of €27.2bn and total memberships of 62.2 million. .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Clear advice and empathy from doctors accelerates weight loss
Clear advice and empathy from doctors accelerates weight loss   People who seek medical advice about weight loss have hugely different outcomes depending on how their doctor addresses the matter – and how sympathetic they feel their doctor to be. New research from Duke University in the US found that when doctors gave generic advice, such as “you should exercise more”, .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Huw Edwards named acting CEO of ukactive
Huw Edwards named acting CEO of ukactive   Ukactive has named Huw Edwards, director of public affairs and research, as acting CEO until it finds a permanent replacement for the outgoing Steven Ward. A statement from the not-for-profit organisation reads: "The recruitment process for a permanent CEO is set to commence shortly, and the ukactive executive .... More>>
02 Apr 2019
Victus Soul sets sights on growth as concept is 'locked down'
Victus Soul sets sights on growth as concept is 'locked down'   New boutique studio Victus Soul is targeting growth within the UK and overseas as it makes a success of its HIIT concept of running and boxing-inspired group exercise classes with a particular focus on recovery. The London studio is aiming to reach a presence of five or six clubs in the capital within three or .... More>>
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