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17 Jan 2020
Rockwell Group bring luxury hospitality and wellness to 550 Madison
Rockwell Group bring luxury hospitality and wellness to 550 Madison   Rockwell Group have unveiled designs for luxury hospitality and wellness amenities at Manhattan's 550 Madison office tower, which is currently being renovated by co-owners Olayan Group. The updated amenities will complement work like the development of a new public garden designed by Snøhetta that will increase .... More>>
17 Jan 2020
The Gym Group plans further expansion as revenues hit £150m mark
The Gym Group plans further expansion as revenues hit £150m mark   The Gym Group is set to continue its fast pace of growth in 2020, with plans to open – on average – around two new sites per month during the year. Announcing its pre-close statement, the company said it is on track to open between 15 and 20 standard gyms and up to eight small box sites during the year. .... More>>
16 Jan 2020
Wearables for seniors: AI specialist creates wellness tech that predicts falls and ailments
Wearables for seniors: AI specialist creates wellness tech that predicts falls and ailments   A new product aimed at the ageing population is combining wearable fitness tech with artificial intelligence to create a device designed to help predict potentially harmful ailments. US-based AI specialist CarePredict has launched the Tempo Series 3 wearable tracker, described as the world's first wearable that .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
Research project to chart physical activity needs of families with disabled children
Research project to chart physical activity needs of families with disabled children   A three-year research project will look to provide the physical activity industry with a better understanding of the needs of families with disabled children. The ukactive Research Institute has teamed up with national disability charity Sense for the project, which will explore the barriers and motivations of .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
This Girl Can campaign celebrated for featuring 'real' female fitness stories
This Girl Can campaign celebrated for featuring 'real' female fitness stories   The latest edition of the highly-successful This Girl Can Campaign has been celebrated for its "taboo-busting" and "brave" take on what female fitness really looks like. The new body-positive advert is seen as a perfect antidote to what has been described as "unrealistic and negative images of women" often used .... More>>
14 Jan 2020
CES news: CTA predicts US consumer tech sales to reach record level of US$422bn
CES news: CTA predicts US consumer tech sales to reach record level of US$422bn   The increasing popularity of streaming services and wireless earbuds – along with the introduction of 5G connectivity and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled devices – are set to drive revenues in the US consumer tech industry to a record $422bn during 2020. According to the Consumer Technology Association .... More>>
14 Jan 2020
Anytime Fitness UK CEO Stuart Broster to step down – Neil Randall named successor
Anytime Fitness UK CEO Stuart Broster to step down – Neil Randall named successor   Stuart Broster, chief executive of Anytime Fitness UK, will step down from his role in April 2020. Broster, who was named CEO in August 2017, recently relocated to Scotland and outlined his desire to set up his own consultancy business. During his tenure, Broster has overseen Anytime Fitness UK’s growth to .... More>>
14 Jan 2020
Digme Fitness acquires premium operator Another Space
Digme Fitness acquires premium operator Another Space   Digme Fitness has acquired Another Space – the boutique studio arm of premium health club operator Third Space. The deal includes the Another Space's two London sites in Covent Garden and Bank, increasing the number of studios in Digme's portfolio to eight. Another Space was set up as a standalone boutique .... More>>
14 Jan 2020
Looklen Architects gym uses simple steel lattice partitions and furniture
Looklen Architects gym uses simple steel lattice partitions and furniture   Looklen Architects have created a stripped back gym in Bangkok, Thailand, that uses steel latticing to create transparent partitions and pieces of furniture around the space. This third branch of Sam Yan Gym was actually completed in 2016, but the project has only just surfaced. The owner wanted to create a .... More>>
13 Jan 2020
Mintel study: more than six million Brits now members of private health clubs
Mintel study: more than six million Brits now members of private health clubs   The number of people in the UK who are members of a private health and fitness club reached a record-breaking six million during 2019. According to research by Mintel, the number of people with a private gym membership has risen by 15 per cent over the past five years – from 5.3 million in 2014 to 6.1 million in .... More>>
10 Jan 2020
Study: cardiorespiratory fitness is good for brain health
Study: cardiorespiratory fitness is good for brain health   A study has offered new evidence of the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health – particularly in the regions of the brain involved with cognitive decline and ageing. A study from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (GCND) – published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings – has .... More>>
09 Jan 2020
Sport England funds four new appointments at ukactive
Sport England funds four new appointments at ukactive   Sport England is providing ukactive with funding that has allowed the non-profit organisation to expand its management team with four new appointments. According to ukactive, the four new members of staff will "help grow its membership base" and are the result of a growing strategic partnership with Sport .... More>>
09 Jan 2020
George Foreman III's boutique fitness chain continues expansion
George Foreman III's boutique fitness chain continues expansion   EverybodyFights, a boutique fitness franchise founded by George Foreman III, has opened its latest studio in New Hampshire. The 6,200sq ft (604sq m) club features a full-size boxing ring, a personal training and small group training area, two group exercise classes and an open gym space including free weights, .... More>>
09 Jan 2020
ClassPass raises US$285m to accelerate growth – firm now valued at US$1bn
ClassPass raises US$285m to accelerate growth – firm now valued at US$1bn   Fitness subscription platform ClassPass has secured US$285m worth of investment, which it looks to use to further expand its global reach. The Series E investment package was led by L Catterton and Apax Digital, with additional participation by existing investor Temasek. As part of the investment, Marc .... More>>
08 Jan 2020
CES news: 'age-tech' among the emerging markets on show
CES news: 'age-tech' among the emerging markets on show   "Age-tech" has been identified as one of the emerging markets which could shape future innovations in the wellness and fitness technology sector. The rapidly growing ageing populations in developed economies have resulted in a number of companies exploring ways to assist the elderly through technology. The .... More>>
08 Jan 2020
Franchise giant invests in movement inefficiency tech
Franchise giant invests in movement inefficiency tech   US fitness franchise StretchLab has revealed plans to add machines that identify movement inefficiencies into its programming. The assisted stretching franchise – which is owned by fitness behemoth Xponential Fitness – will begin rolling out TRX MAPS Technology across its 50-plus studios. The TRX technology .... More>>
08 Jan 2020
Anytime Fitness 'makes history' with gym onboard Antarctica vessel
Anytime Fitness 'makes history' with gym onboard Antarctica vessel   Anytime Fitness has become the first franchise operator to have a presence on all seven continents – following the launch of a gym onboard the Magellan Explorer ship. The Magellan Explorer is the newest cruise ship operated by Antarctica21, a company offering tours of the world's coldest continent. The gym is .... More>>
08 Jan 2020
Town Sports International acquires studio business of Flywheel Sports
Town Sports International acquires studio business of Flywheel Sports   Town Sports International Holdings has signed a deal to acquire the studio business of indoor cycling company Flywheel Sports. Established in 2010, Flywheel currently has 29 locations across the US and in addition to cycling has also developed "off-bike" training workouts – including FlyBarre and FlyFIT. Town .... More>>
07 Jan 2020
Government confirms budget date – ukactive calls for an end to 'contradiction in value'
Government confirms budget date – ukactive calls for an end to 'contradiction in value'   The chancellor, Sajid Javid, has revealed that the government will present its budget on 11 March. Javid has hinted that the budget will include measures to ignite a 'decade of renewal' for Britain – and analysts predict that he will announce a string of major investment projects. Among these could be a .... More>>
07 Jan 2020
Does timing matter to make HIIT more effective?
Does timing matter to make HIIT more effective?   A study has suggested that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is only effective as a means of improving fitness when performed at 60-second intervals. Research from Liverpool John Moores University points to a "sweet spot" which exercisers need to hit in order to make HIIT beneficial – with 60-second breaks .... More>>
06 Jan 2020
NHS to offer cancer patients 'prehab' fitness plans
NHS to offer cancer patients 'prehab' fitness plans   NHS patients who have been diagnosed with cancer will be offered exercise and gym sessions before they start chemotherapy. The "prehabilitation" programmes will be implemented in the hope that increasing patients' physical activity levels will boost their ability to successfully undergo – and recover – from the .... More>>
03 Jan 2020
Everyone Active launches new boutique format – three Fortis studios to open in January
Everyone Active launches new boutique format – three Fortis studios to open in January   Everyone Active is piloting a new boutique exercise format, which it plans to roll out across its portfolio of leisure centres throughout 2020. The operator has set up a joint venture with HIIT specialist Speedflex and created a new workout called Fortis, Powered by Speedflex. Three Fortis studios will open .... More>>
02 Jan 2020
LRG Fitness launches on-demand service
LRG Fitness launches on-demand service   Online fitness company LRG Fitness has launched a new on-demand service. LRG On Demand will offer access to a library of exercise videos, with each targeting different areas of the body. The videos last a maximum of 20 minutes each – targeting those who are "time poor" – and include 10-minute HIIT .... More>>
30 Dec 2019
NormaTec signs compression recovery system deal with UFC Gym
NormaTec signs compression recovery system deal with UFC Gym   Franchised gym chain UFC Gym is introducing compression recovery systems at some of its sites. The US-based company has signed a partnership deal with sports science specialist NormaTec, which will see NormaTec's PULSE 2.0 Series Recovery Systems being made accessible to members at select UFC Gym sites. The .... More>>
30 Dec 2019
Budget chain looks to monetise high-tech, 'super-clean' water with subscription model
Budget chain looks to monetise high-tech, 'super-clean' water with subscription model   US-based budget fitness chain 24 Hour Fitness will begin offering members a "subscription" to newly-installed FloWater stations. The new-tech water refill stations offer seven-stage water purification that is said to eliminate up to 99.9 per cent of all impurities and toxins – and also enhance the water with .... More>>
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