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11 Dec 2017
Technogym awarded five-year contract at Loughborough University
Technogym awarded five-year contract at Loughborough University   Technogym has signed a five-year contract with Loughborough University to supply its Powerbase gym on the campus. Powerbase is one of the largest strength and conditioning gyms in the UK. It is used by Olympians, Paralympians and athletes, as well as Loughborough's elite squads, and offers training, recovery and .... More>>
08 Dec 2017
New Sporta chief focused on survival of trusts
New Sporta chief focused on survival of trusts   Cate Atwater, the newly appointed chief executive of Sporta – the national association which represents leisure and cultural trusts – has admitted her members face a “worrying landscape” as economic pressure mounts in the sector. Speaking to Health Club Management, Atwater identified a series of concerns .... More>>
08 Dec 2017
Edinburgh's leisure facilities facing funding cuts and new bills
Edinburgh's leisure facilities facing funding cuts and new bills   Pools, gyms, golf clubs and sports facilities across Edinburgh face an uncertain future following proposals for council budget cuts and new from 2018. Despite the City of Edinburgh Council and Edinburgh Leisure insisting a decision to cut services has not been made, the council needs to make savings of £150m .... More>>
08 Dec 2017
FlyFit sets sights on three more airports by crowdfunding £750,000
FlyFit sets sights on three more airports by crowdfunding £750,000   Fitness and wellness studio FlyFit is planning to expand to three more airports next year, while it puts the finishing touches to its first site at Heathrow. The business, which offers both instructor-led and on-demand classes for travellers, aims to raise £750,000 (US$1m, €853,500) through investment .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Global Workout for Water raises US$850,000 to fight humanitarian crises
Global Workout for Water raises US$850,000 to fight humanitarian crises   A global fitness fundraising initiative, Workout For Water, has raised more than USD$850,000 (€720,490, £633,620) to help combat ongoing humanitarian crises. The campaign centred on a one-day exercise event by children’s charity Unicef and global fitness brand Les Mills to provide funds to help children and their .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
Places for People doubles low-cost offering with Simply Gym acquisitions
Places for People doubles low-cost offering with Simply Gym acquisitions   Places for People Leisure has expanded its low-cost offering with the purchase of three Simply Gym sites. The handover of the clubs, in Chesterfield, Hinckley and Telford, is expected to be completed next week for an undisclosed sum. The sites will be run under the Places Gym brand, which was launched in May .... More>>
07 Dec 2017
TRIB3 plans move into Asian market as global expansion gathers pace
TRIB3 plans move into Asian market as global expansion gathers pace   Boutique gym operator TRIB3 is in advanced talks with a potential partner to take its brand into Asia as part of its ongoing global expansion. With details expected to be announced shortly, TRIB3 chief executive Kevin Yates told Health Club Management: “We're working with a partner to grow our .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Therapists and sports coaches use Boccia to reach people with learning disabilities
Therapists and sports coaches use Boccia to reach people with learning disabilities   Sports coaches and occupational therapists have teamed up for a new programme designed to engage people with learning disabilities. Social enterprise Sport for Confidence has developed a set of physical activity sessions to improve the leisure facility offering, including Boccia – a precision ball sport that .... More>>
06 Dec 2017
Celebrity trainer Mark Anthony sells Rush Fitness club to The Gym Group
Celebrity trainer Mark Anthony sells Rush Fitness club to The Gym Group   Celebrity personal trainer Mark Anthony has sold his flagship budget gym in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, to fitness chain The Gym Group for an undisclosed sum. The sale of the 13,000sq ft (1,208sq m) Rush Fitness club comes just four months after Anthony sold his Uxbridge and Southend-on-Sea gyms to Swansea-based .... More>>
05 Dec 2017
Virgin Active co-founder receives investment boost to roll-out Sweat! gyms
Virgin Active co-founder receives investment boost to roll-out Sweat! gyms   Frank Reed’s gym chain Sweat! has received £3.75m (US$5m, €4.2m) worth of equity investment that will see a roll-out of five new clubs in the next 12 months – doubling its portfolio of sites. The deal with Puma Investments includes an option for a further equity investment of up to £2.5m (US$3.4m, €2.8m) after .... More>>
05 Dec 2017
John Amaechi calls for physical activity sector to harness diversity
John Amaechi calls for physical activity sector to harness diversity   Former NBA star John Amaechi has called for the sport and physical activity sector to embrace diversity and encourage inclusivity. Amaechi, who became the first former NBA basketballer to come out publicly when he wrote his memoir, said businesses need to create a more diverse workforce and will soon realise the .... More>>
05 Dec 2017
Sport England launches ‘intense’ £100m pilot to get poorer communities active
Sport England launches ‘intense’ £100m pilot to get poorer communities active   Twelve areas across England will take part in a groundbreaking pilot to reach physically inactive communities. The public body Sport England will allocate £100m in National Lottery funding over four years in an effort to transform the way sport and activity is offered – rallying local organisations and using what .... More>>
04 Dec 2017
Survey: Concerned office staff suggest ways to stay active at work
Survey: Concerned office staff suggest ways to stay active at work   Nearly three-quarters of office workers believe there is a negative relationship between sitting down all day at work and their health, according to a new study. Sports scientists from James Cook University (JCU) in Queensland, Australia, surveyed 140 office workers, with many respondents saying buy-in from .... More>>
02 Dec 2017
Head of London Sport calls for sector’s experts to influence London Plan
Head of London Sport calls for sector’s experts to influence London Plan   Experts from the sport and physical activity sector have a major role to play in delivering the mayor’s London Plan, according to chief executive of London Sport Tove Okunniwa. The draft plan, made available for consultation yesterday (1 December) by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, was welcomed by Okunniwa, who .... More>>
01 Dec 2017
Winners of Active Training Awards announced
Winners of Active Training Awards announced   The physical activity sector’s best performers in workforce development were announced last night (30 November) at the Active Training Awards 2017. Life Leisure came away with the most awards, taking home Medium-Sized Employer of the Year, together with an individual gong for Danny Drayson from Life Leisure Grand .... More>>
01 Dec 2017
Fusion looks to buck the trend by tripling number of apprentices
Fusion looks to buck the trend by tripling number of apprentices   More apprentices will be offered a route into the sports and leisure industry following a decision by Fusion Lifestyle to grow its programme from 150 to 500 over the next three years. The latest figures from the Department for Education figures show the number of new apprentices in England fell by 59 per cent in .... More>>
30 Nov 2017
UK Leisure Framework paves way for £7.4m redevelopment in Wales
UK Leisure Framework paves way for £7.4m redevelopment in Wales   Work has begun on the £7.4m (US$9.9m, €8.4m) extension of a South Wales leisure centre, which developers say was made possible by the UK Leisure Framework. Alliance Leisure is delivering the scheme for Monmouthshire County Council, with the framework helping to reduce upfront costs. The redevelopment of .... More>>
30 Nov 2017
College sports centre aims to raise the bar for pupils and public with £3.8m upgrade
College sports centre aims to raise the bar for pupils and public with £3.8m upgrade   A Yorkshire college has pumped £3.8m (US$5.1, €4.3m) into its sports centre, adding a new dance and fitness studio to improve community facilities. Ashville College in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK, has upgraded Ashville Sports Centre's gym, renovated its reception area and installed a cafe. It also houses the .... More>>
29 Nov 2017
MultiFit reveals ambitious three-year expansion plan, starting with the UK
MultiFit reveals ambitious three-year expansion plan, starting with the UK   Indian functional fitness brand MultiFit will open its first international studio in the UK this year, kickstarting its expansion into Europe and the UAE. Dr Samir Kapoor and his partner Sally Jones-Kapoor launched the brand in 2015 and have built up a chain of 15 studios across four Indian cities: Pune, .... More>>
29 Nov 2017
Bannatyne Group begins expansion into Northern Ireland with Virgin Active club
Bannatyne Group begins expansion into Northern Ireland with Virgin Active club   The Bannatyne Group has cast its net across the Irish Sea after buying Virgin Active's Belfast club. The acquisition, for an undisclosed sum, is the first step in an investment strategy likely to include further deals in Northern Ireland and also the Republic of Ireland. “Bannatyne Group is in an acquisition and .... More>>
28 Nov 2017
Former Paralympian Marc Woods is new chair of CIMSPA
Former Paralympian Marc Woods is new chair of CIMSPA   Paralympic gold medallist and BBC commentator Marc Woods has been named as chair of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). Woods, who is also an author and conference speaker, succeeds Andy Reed OBE, who is standing down after serving for one year as interim chair. .... More>>
28 Nov 2017
Midlands leisure centre looks for operator to lead £20m redevelopment
Midlands leisure centre looks for operator to lead £20m redevelopment   A Leicestershire council has rubber-stamped plans to build a £20m (US$26.6m, €22.5m) leisure centre after admitting its current provision has “become disjointed, inefficient and inflexible”. The 40-year-old Hermitage Leisure Centre in Coalville will be replaced after councillors decided to begin the search for an .... More>>
28 Nov 2017
Stock market floatation back on agenda for énergie Group
Stock market floatation back on agenda for énergie Group   Fitness brand énergie Group could float on the stock market or sell shares to a private equity company within two years, CEO Jan Spaticchia has revealed. The group scrapped initial public offering (IPO) plans in 2012 due to the volatility of the marketplace, but in an interview with Health Club Management, .... More>>
28 Nov 2017
Industry veteran John Gamble announces retirement
Industry veteran John Gamble announces retirement   John Gamble, the managing director of Core Health & Fitness responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has announced he will retire in January. The former managing director of Fitness First, Technogym and Life Fitness has spent the past five years at Core restructuring its EMEA operations. Core .... More>>
27 Nov 2017
Places for People reveals strategy behind leisure centre naming rights deal
Places for People reveals strategy behind leisure centre naming rights deal   A £28m leisure centre is set to open tomorrow (28 November) in Eastleigh, bearing the name of operators Places for People. The new centre, Places Leisure Eastleigh, has been developed by Eastleigh Borough Council with a contribution of £2m from Sport England, and will be operated by Places for People Leisure. .... More>>
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