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25 Sep 2018
Even 10 minutes of light physical activity 'immediately improves memory'
Even 10 minutes of light physical activity 'immediately improves memory'   Taking part in light or moderate exercise has an immediate, positive effect on memory function – according to new research by University California Irvine (UCI). In a study of 36 healthy young adults, UCI researchers discovered that a single 10-minute period of mild exertion – such as yoga, tai chi or walking .... More>>
25 Sep 2018
Petition calls on political parties to 'transform physical activity' for children
Petition calls on political parties to 'transform physical activity' for children   The Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA) has launched a petition calling on politicians of all parties to transform physical activity provision for children and young people as part of the Right To Be Active campaign. The campaign asks those across society – including parents – to join the call for political .... More>>
24 Sep 2018
UK adults spend 12 hours a week binge-watching TV, but only 90 minutes exercising
UK adults spend 12 hours a week binge-watching TV, but only 90 minutes exercising   The average UK adult spends eight times as long watching on-demand television as they do exercising, according to a new report. A study of 2,076 UK adults by ComRes reveals adults spend an average of 12 hours watching on-demand TV – such as Netflix and BBC iPlayer – each week, compared with just 90 minutes a .... More>>
24 Sep 2018
Willmott Dixon secures contract to build Winchester's new £38m leisure centre
Willmott Dixon secures contract to build Winchester's new £38m leisure centre   Winchester City Council (WCC) has chosen Willmott Dixon to build its £38m Sport and Leisure Centre at Bar End. The centre will be at the heart of the new Sport and Leisure Park and will replace the ageing River Park Leisure Centre, which dates to the 1970s and is, according to the council, at the "end of its .... More>>
21 Sep 2018
EXOS founder Mark Verstegen: 'gym operators need to realise the landscape is changing'
EXOS founder Mark Verstegen: 'gym operators need to realise the landscape is changing'   Mark Verstegen, founder and CEO of human performance specialist EXOS, has said that health clubs and gyms need to become better at delivering results, if they are to attract modern consumers. In an interview with Health Club Management Verstegen said health clubs could play a major role in "fixing" .... More>>
21 Sep 2018
Myzone secures Snap Fitness partnership deal
Myzone secures Snap Fitness partnership deal   Fitness tech firm Myzone has signed a deal with Snap Fitness which will see the franchise operator's clubs in the US, Australia and New Zealand install Myzone technology in their facilities. Aimed at improving member engagement and retention, the deal will also see Snap Fitness launch a new training programme .... More>>
21 Sep 2018
PROMOTION: Les Mills offering 'opportunity of a lifetime' in New Zealand to experienced club manager
PROMOTION: Les Mills offering 'opportunity of a lifetime' in New Zealand to experienced club manager   Global fitness company Les Mills has launched a search for an experienced manager to lead its flagship club in Auckland City, New Zealand. As well as holding a key strategic position in the group, the successful candidate will be responsible for running the 6,500sq m club and leading a fitness team that looks .... More>>
21 Sep 2018
Core signs tech deal with Motosumo – will 'transform' its Schwinn indoor cycling offer
Core signs tech deal with Motosumo – will 'transform' its Schwinn indoor cycling offer   American fitness giant Core Health & Fitness has signed a strategic partnership with Danish tech firm Motosumo, with the aim of "revolutionising" Core's indoor cycling brand Schwinn. The partnership will combine Schwinn bikes with Motosumo-created apps and tech, which utilise smartphones to convert standard .... More>>
20 Sep 2018
Boom Cycle to open fifth London site in early 2019
Boom Cycle to open fifth London site in early 2019   Boutique fitness operator Boom Cycle will launch its fifth site next year. Scheduled to open early 2019, the new indoor cycling club in London's Waterloo will be located close to the London Eye and is part of the Southbank Place development. Hoping to utilise the footfall at the adjacent Waterloo Railway .... More>>
20 Sep 2018
DLL to roll out Blaze format across 49 clubs following pilot success
DLL to roll out Blaze format across 49 clubs following pilot success   David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) will invest more than £15m in rolling out its new hi-tech, studio-based Blaze concept across 49 health clubs. Blaze combines cv training with strength and combat exercises in a fast-paced workout. Woodway treadmills, a bespoke Blaze box and boxing bags act as stations and participants .... More>>
19 Sep 2018
£346m childcare cash surplus 'should be used to get kids active'
£346m childcare cash surplus 'should be used to get kids active'   More than £346m in "wasted" childcare funding should be used to get children more active and fight the growing epidemic of health issues among the young. That's the message from ukactive, which has called on the government to redirect the Treasury underspend – allocated to tax-free childcare – to physical .... More>>
18 Sep 2018
Celebrity trainer Mark Anthony's boutique FirstLight Cycle opens first site
Celebrity trainer Mark Anthony's boutique FirstLight Cycle opens first site   A new boutique fitness concept has entered the booming London fitness market today (18 September). FirstLight Cycle – an indoor cycling concept – has opened its doors at Westfield London in White City, as part of a £600m expansion of the retail mall. The venture is the brainchild of celebrity trainer Mark .... More>>
17 Sep 2018
Pure Sports Medicine plans expansion outside London
Pure Sports Medicine plans expansion outside London   Simon Devane, CEO of sports injury clinic Pure Sports Medicine, has revealed plans to take the brand outside of London – hinting that the company might also grow its integrated fitness offering. Speaking to Health Club Management, Devane said the business "is set up for growth". "Our strategy from the .... More>>
14 Sep 2018
Wellness platform Hero partners with developer Moda to pioneer 'healthy rental communities'
Wellness platform Hero partners with developer Moda to pioneer 'healthy rental communities'   Developer Moda has signed a pioneering partnership with wellness company Hero, which will look to create "the UK's healthiest rental communities". The partnership will see Hero provide a wide range of fitness and wellness services – including fitness hubs – at residential projects led by Moda. Rather than .... More>>
13 Sep 2018
ukactive report: get older people moving or face social care crisis
ukactive report: get older people moving or face social care crisis   A new report has called for a "major culture shift" in order to get older people more physically active. The Reimagining Ageing report, by ukactive, claims that not only are older people are having 'their lives cut tragically short' through a physical inactivity epidemic, but the issue threatens to .... More>>
12 Sep 2018
Tanni Grey-Thompson: 'Elevate physical activity from the fringes to the heart of our political debate'
Tanni Grey-Thompson: 'Elevate physical activity from the fringes to the heart of our political debate'   Ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson has made a passionate call for the government to finally recognise the importance of physical activity and to include it at the "heart" of the UK's political debate. Speaking at the ukactive Summit in London this morning, Grey-Thompson said she was frustrated at the government's .... More>>
12 Sep 2018
'Luxury rowing studio' Engine Room to open in a converted church
'Luxury rowing studio' Engine Room to open in a converted church   A boutique indoor rowing and personal training studio – described as the first of its kind in the UK – will open in a Grade II-listed, converted church in the affluent Marylebone area of London this month. The Engine Room will feature Technogym's new Skillrow rowers and will have a focus on providing .... More>>
11 Sep 2018
Australian operator Jetts Fitness targets further UK growth
Australian operator Jetts Fitness targets further UK growth   Jetts Fitness has opened a club in Skipton, Yorkshire, making it the fifth location the Australian gym chain has launched in the 12 months since entering the UK market in September 2017. The Skipton site – which achieved record pre-sales for the chain in the UK – joins existing Jetts gyms in Erdington, .... More>>
11 Sep 2018
Welsh council to consider plans for £200m wellness and life science village
Welsh council to consider plans for £200m wellness and life science village   Work could soon begin on what has been described as one of the first developments of its kind in the world. The £200m Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Village, planned for the Carmarthenshire coast, is set to include a wellness hotel, sports and wellbeing centre, wellness spa and primary care centre. An .... More>>
10 Sep 2018
Ten Health opens Mayfair studio
Ten Health opens Mayfair studio   Independently-owned boutique fitness operator Ten Health and Fitness has reopened its Mayfair studio following a comprehensive refurbishment. Designed by founder Joanne Mathews and creative director Justin Rogers, the new space has been made to embody "all of the luxury of Mayfair" by resembling a "swish hotel", .... More>>
10 Sep 2018
Public Health England: prevention 'must be at heart of NHS long-term plan'
Public Health England: prevention 'must be at heart of NHS long-term plan'   Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie has called on the NHS to prioritise the prevention of obesity, cardiovascular disease and smoking in its new long-term plan. On obesity, Selbie said the NHS should build upon the current childhood obesity plan and expand it to target adult obesity too. "The childhood .... More>>
07 Sep 2018
PTs report increase in number of clients with mental health and wellbeing concerns
PTs report increase in number of clients with mental health and wellbeing concerns   There has been an increase in the number of people seeking mental health advice and support from personal trainers. According to a survey conducted by fitness training company The Training Room, more than half (55 per cent) of PTs reported they are seeing more clients approach them with mental health concerns .... More>>
07 Sep 2018
Social fitness 'key to boosting revenue' – Mindbody report
Social fitness 'key to boosting revenue' – Mindbody report   Encouraging members to take part in group exercise and make friends at the gym could be key to health clubs boosting their revenue, according to new research by Mindbody. Data gathered by the management software company shows that 50 per cent of people who exercise regularly (at least once per week) are more .... More>>
06 Sep 2018
Clifford Health Club and Spa to undergo £2m redevelopment
Clifford Health Club and Spa to undergo £2m redevelopment   Independently-owned Clifford Health Club and Spa in Nottingham will undergo a two-year, £2m expansion and redevelopment. The development will see the addition of a number of facilities. At the large Fire & Ice Spa, a new 1,700sq ft dry relaxation area will house a coffee and juice bar with 15 tiled heated .... More>>
06 Sep 2018
Myzone adds Tamara Bailey to senior team
Myzone adds Tamara Bailey to senior team   Myzone has appointed retention specialist Tamara Bailey as key account manager. Bailey has more than 20 years' experience in the sector and joins from The Retention People (TRP). “Tamara has worked as a senior member of the team at TRP, growing a customer engagement software business, centered around creating .... More>>
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