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13 Jul 2018
Swim England to put talented youngsters in fast lane with performance centres
Swim England to put talented youngsters in fast lane with performance centres   Swim England, the national governing body for swimming in England, has announced plans to open five performance centres nationwide to nurture young talent. The body is working in partnership with swimming clubs and universities to “give swimmers the opportunity to stay in the sport, achieve academic excellence .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
1 Rebel to send London into a spin with fitness amphitheatre
1 Rebel to send London into a spin with fitness amphitheatre   Alternative fitness operator 1 Rebel has opened the world’s first spin studio amphitheatre in Victoria, London. The 7,000sq ft (650sq m) arena at Victoria’s Nova – a multi-restaurant development in the area – houses an 86-bike studio over three stories, as well as an instructor platform that ascends and .... More>>
13 Jul 2018
Physical activity "key to student mental health" – study
Physical activity   Getting university students physically active can have a dramatic effect on improving their mental wellbeing, social inclusion, and perceived academic attainment and employability. According to the British Active Students Survey: 2017/2018 Report, students who are classified as "active" scored better than .... More>>
12 Jul 2018
Saudi fitness company Leejam Sports plans IPO
Saudi fitness company Leejam Sports plans IPO   Leejam Sports Company, which owns and operates Fitness Time, the largest network of sports and fitness centres in the Middle East, has announced plans for an initial public offering (IPO). In a statement, the firm said it will make 30 per cent of its existing shares available to investors. The IPO has been .... More>>
12 Jul 2018
Polish operator CityFit expands portfolio and plans upgrades to all clubs
Polish operator CityFit expands portfolio and plans upgrades to all clubs   Polish low-cost operator CityFit is expanding its portfolio with the addition of two new sites in Warsaw and Poznan. Exact details of the clubs have not been confirmed, but work is currently underway at both sites and the clubs are expected to open by "late autumn". As well as the new openings, CityFit has .... More>>
11 Jul 2018
Mindbody report: employing "right trainers" key to customer retention
Mindbody report: employing   Fitness operators looking to improve their member retention should focus on recruiting "knowledgeable, friendly instructors". One in five (20 per cent) people who exercise regularly see having the "right instructor" as the most important factor in sticking to a new fitness regime – but just 4 per cent of people .... More>>
11 Jul 2018
Biltmore Hotel announces ‘regal’ room and golf course redesign
Biltmore Hotel announces ‘regal’ room and golf course redesign   The Biltmore Hotel, located at Coral Gables, near Miami, has announced that it has commissioned two architects to redesign all of its accommodations and corridors, as well as one more architect to oversee the restoration of its 18-hole golf course. D’Shakil Designs and Studio 5 Design + Architecture will .... More>>
10 Jul 2018
Most popular group exercises revealed in new industry trend report
Most popular group exercises revealed in new industry trend report   Indoor cycling has been identified as the most popular group workout in the UK – beating pilates and yoga – by a new industry report from ukactive and the DataHub. The Moving Communities: Active Leisure Trends 2018 report indicates that group cycling currently makes up 13 per cent of all exercise .... More>>
10 Jul 2018
Could indoor cycling classes cause kidney damage "similar to car crashes"?
Could indoor cycling classes cause kidney damage   High-intensity indoor cycling classes carry a "significant risk of kidney damage" – especially for first-time participants – according to a report in the American Journal of Medicine. The study claims that indoor cycling classes – which simulate climbing hills, cycling on flat roads and include sprint .... More>>
09 Jul 2018
PayAsUGym signs strategic partnership with customer data platform InfoSum
PayAsUGym signs strategic partnership with customer data platform InfoSum   Online fitness marketplace PayAsUGym has signed a partnership deal with customer data expert InfoSum. According to PayAsUGym, the move will enable clubs listed within its service to gain greater insight into the incrementality of customers generated through the platform, assess conversion to membership directly .... More>>
06 Jul 2018
Latest Leisure Opportunities news round-up is now live!
Latest Leisure Opportunities news round-up is now live!   Manchester launches new cycling and walking network, Puregym acquires Soho Gyms, U2 announces plans for a music attraction and work starts on a new £10m spa at Carden Park To watch the video, click here To find out more about these stories, check out the links below. .... More>>
06 Jul 2018
SIV and Westfield Health gym membership offers ‘transformational’ mental health support
SIV and Westfield Health gym membership offers ‘transformational’ mental health support   Sheffield based health and wellbeing providers Westfield Health and SIV have revealed a collaborative new membership scheme that offers mental health support to its clients. The two non-profit organisations have created an exclusive “access all areas” gym and mental health support membership available at seven .... More>>
05 Jul 2018
Tanni Grey-Thompson turns up heat on government over £1bn "leisure hub" investment
Tanni Grey-Thompson turns up heat on government over £1bn   The government "needs to show more leadership" and work with the physical activity sector if it wants to save the National Health Service (NHS). That was the message from former Paralympic champion and current ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson, speaking at the Local Government Association Annual Conference in .... More>>
04 Jul 2018
£28m Moberly Sports Centre opens in North London
£28m Moberly Sports Centre opens in North London   The Moberly Sports Centre in London – which includes the first newly-built public swimming pool in Westminster in almost 40 years – has opened its doors. Built by Willmott Dixon and managed by Everyone Active, the centre includes a six-lane 25m swimming pool, a 13m teaching pool with movable floor and an .... More>>
04 Jul 2018
Matrix Fitness restructures sales team
Matrix Fitness restructures sales team   Equipment supplier Matrix Fitness has restructured its sales team and added a trio of senior roles. In a statement the company said the restructure is part of a strategy to "focus on growth opportunities in vertical markets" – and follows an increase in year-on-year revenue. In total, Matrix has recruited .... More>>
03 Jul 2018
Les Mills & Sports Leaders UK launch ‘Netflix-style’ children’s fitness platform
Les Mills & Sports Leaders UK launch ‘Netflix-style’ children’s fitness platform   Global fitness company Les Mills has teamed up with awards and qualifications body Sports Leaders UK to launch a new partnership, which will support schools, children, parents and carers to be physically active through a “Netflix-style” platform. Born to Move, which is a virtual, screen-based asset offering .... More>>
03 Jul 2018
Buzz Gym partners with Life Fitness for UK expansion push
Buzz Gym partners with Life Fitness for UK expansion push   Budget club operator Buzz Gym has signed a deal with equipment supplier Life Fitness, which will see the company introduce a "transformed business model" as it sets out on a UK-wide expansion. The chain will invest and install Life Fitness' premium kit at its sites, as part of plans to combine affordable, no .... More>>
02 Jul 2018
Sport England invests £1.3m into fitness for long-term patients
Sport England invests £1.3m into fitness for long-term patients   Millions of people with long-term health conditions will be targeted via a £1.3m investment project launched by Sport England to encourage them to become more physically active. Working in conjunction with the Richmond Group of Charities, Sport England will fund a series of pilot projects designed to improve the .... More>>
02 Jul 2018
‘This girl can’ captures Herts and minds with physical activity campaign
‘This girl can’ captures Herts and minds with physical activity campaign   Hertfordshire based organisation Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) ran its annual week-long campaign to encourage women and girls in the area into physical activity last month, with a view to “raising the profile of female sport and physical activity and decreasing the inactivity epidemic”. .... More>>
28 Jun 2018
Manchester makes a Beeline for bikes – aims to create UK’s largest cycling network
Manchester makes a Beeline for bikes – aims to create UK’s largest cycling network   Officials in Manchester have revealed plans to create a city-wide cycling and walking network made up of more than 1,000 miles of routes – including 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated bike lanes. The ‘Beelines’ network – named after Manchester’s civic symbol of the worker bee – will be the largest joined-up .... More>>
27 Jun 2018
A quarter of Brits do not exercise – and some avoid it 'at all cost'
A quarter of Brits do not exercise – and some avoid it 'at all cost'   Almost one in four British people never exercise, with some admitting to avoiding physical activities "at all cost". The finding comes from the Fit Brits study, commissioned by the British Lung Foundation, which surveyed 2,000 adults. Of the 23 per cent who do not exercise regularly, one in four felt .... More>>
26 Jun 2018
Government fails to highlight exercise in new childhood obesity strategy
Government fails to highlight exercise in new childhood obesity strategy   The latest chapter of the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan – published this week – has received a mixed reaction from the physical activity sector. While the document includes headline-grabbing measures to improve diets – such as a ban on sweets and fatty snacks sold at shop checkouts, as well as .... More>>
26 Jun 2018
YourZone45 secures trio of investors as it looks to grow its franchised footprint
YourZone45 secures trio of investors as it looks to grow its franchised footprint   Boutique fitness franchise YourZone45 has secured investment and executive support from fitness industry specialists Mhairi FitzPatrick, Andy Kay and Jeremy Taylor. The three new stakeholders will be working alongside YourZone45 founder, Chris Elms, to "develop the product and accelerate growth" throughout the .... More>>
22 Jun 2018
PureGym acquires Soho Gyms
PureGym acquires Soho Gyms   PureGym has completed the acquisition of Soho Gyms and its 10 clubs, all of which are based in prime London locations. The move comes after Soho Gyms has been feeling the pressure of budget chains and boutique gyms muscling in on the London market – an issue the privately-owned company had mentioned in its .... More>>
22 Jun 2018
ukactive Awards winners revealed – Stockport's Life Leisure named centre of the year
ukactive Awards winners revealed – Stockport's Life Leisure named centre of the year   Winners of the inaugural ukactive Awards were revealed at a gala dinner in Manchester last night (21 June), as part of the three-day Active Uprising event. Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village was handed the prestigious National Leisure Centre/Health Club of the Year award, while six regional winners were also .... More>>
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