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20 Sep 2019
Nuffield Health partners with Technogym to launch My Wellbeing App
Nuffield Health partners with Technogym to launch My Wellbeing App   Healthcare charity Nuffield Health has partnered with equipment giant Technogym to launch a dedicated fitness app. The My Wellbeing App has been designed to provide Nuffield Health members with support outside of its 112 fitness and wellbeing clubs. It will also connect with the Technogym equipment at each of .... More>>
20 Sep 2019
Digme to open sixth site in West London – adds new programme of yoga classes
Digme to open sixth site in West London – adds new programme of yoga classes   Digme Fitness is expanding its portfolio with the opening of a studio in Ealing, London. The site will be the operator's fifth in the capital – and sixth in total – as it looks to tap into the booming boutique market. To accompany the launch, Digme will be rolling out a new yoga concept across its sites. The .... More>>
19 Sep 2019
Deloitte: corporate wellness offers 'huge opportunity' for fitness operators globally
Deloitte: corporate wellness offers 'huge opportunity' for fitness operators globally   A Deloitte report has suggested that getting involved in corporate wellness programmes could offer health and fitness operators a huge opportunity for revenue growth. The Deloitte Corporate Wellness Report is based on a study of the corporate wellness industry at a global level. It found that 78 per cent .... More>>
19 Sep 2019
Mayo Clinic study unlocks new anti-ageing science
Mayo Clinic study unlocks new anti-ageing science   New science has revealed a potential solution to age-related diseases which works on a systemic basis, improving overall health and reducing the need to treat individual, age-related ailments. A human trial in the field of senolytics – medicines which remove aged, toxic cells from our bodies – has found these .... More>>
19 Sep 2019
Kobox expands London portfolio with Marylebone studio
Kobox expands London portfolio with Marylebone studio   Nightclub-themed boutique boxing studio operator Kobox has opened its third London location in Baker Street, Marylebone. With the motto of “where fight club meets nightclub”, Kobox offers 50-minute HIIT sessions accompanied by inspiring music and blacklights to simulate a late-night entertainment venue. The .... More>>
19 Sep 2019
Tanni Grey-Thompson: physical activity has the 'power to unite our divided nation'
Tanni Grey-Thompson: physical activity has the 'power to unite our divided nation'   A nation divided by Brexit could be united by diverting focus to a "more pressing crisis" – improving the nation's health. That's the message from Paralympic legend Baroness Tanny Grey-Thompson, who has urged political leaders to re-focus their efforts to get the UK more physically active. In an open .... More>>
18 Sep 2019
Xponential Fitness appoints Michael Abramson as chief operating officer
Xponential Fitness appoints Michael Abramson as chief operating officer   Global boutique fitness giant Xponential Fitness has appointed Michael Abramson, president of D1 Sports Training, as its chief operating officer. Abramson will be tasked with spearheading the international expansion of Xponential's eight boutique brands – Club Pilates, CycleBar, StretchLab, Row House, AKT, .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
Study: fitness boosts brainpower in adults
Study: fitness boosts brainpower in adults   Physical fitness has been associated with better brain structure and brain functioning in adults. The findings of a study, led by Dr Jonathan Repple of the University Hospital Muenster in Germany, suggests that increasing fitness levels through exercise could result in improved cognitive ability – such as memory .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
CMO guidelines: fitness sector must highlight importance of strength training
CMO guidelines: fitness sector must highlight importance of strength training   The UK fitness industry should make a concerted effort to highlight the importance of strength training, following the publication of the Chief Medical Officer's (CMO) guidelines for physical activity. That is the message from Dr James Steele, principal investigator at the ukactive Research Institute, who says .... More>>
17 Sep 2019
Justin Musgrove appointed CEO of Leejam, Saudi Arabia's largest fitness company
Justin Musgrove appointed CEO of Leejam, Saudi Arabia's largest fitness company   Saudi Arabia-based Leejam Sports Company has appointed former Bannatyne Group chief executive Justin Musgrove as its new CEO. Musgrove will take over the helm with immediate effect and will be tasked with further growing the company's Fitness Time-branded chain of health clubs. With more than 100 sites, Fitness .... More>>
16 Sep 2019
Health clubs 'losing millions by shunning disabled consumers'
Health clubs 'losing millions by shunning disabled consumers'   Disability organisation Purple has claimed that health club operators and gyms are losing "millions of pounds of revenue" every year by "turning their backs on disabled consumers". Purple is basing its view on a poll of 500 disabled people, conducted ahead of Purple Tuesday – an international event taking place .... More>>
16 Sep 2019
Barnet leisure centre opens as part of £44.9m council investment
Barnet leisure centre opens as part of £44.9m council investment   New Barnet Leisure Centre in North London has become the second new facility to open its doors following a £44.9m investment by Barnet London Borough Council (BLBC). The centre houses a health club with a large gym floor equipped with Technogym kit and two exercise studios; a 25m six-lane community pool; learner .... More>>
13 Sep 2019
Four Seasons and Harley Pasternak create fitness video series
Four Seasons and Harley Pasternak create fitness video series   Four Seasons has teamed up with fitness expert and Four Seasons Global Fitness Advisor Harley Pasternak, have teamed up to create a comprehensive video series designed to give guests help with five of the most common fitness challenges experienced by travellers. Pasternak’s expertise is showcased in more than .... More>>
13 Sep 2019
Anytime Fitness parent Self Esteem Brands acquires The Bar Method – reveals worldwide franchise plans
Anytime Fitness parent Self Esteem Brands acquires The Bar Method – reveals worldwide franchise plans   Self Esteem Brands, the parent company of Anytime Fitness, has purchased The Bar Method – a low-impact fitness franchise with 123 studios across US and Canada – for an undisclosed sum. The Bar Method was developed by founder Burr Leonard and its flagship studio opened in San Francisco in 2001. Self Esteem .... More>>
12 Sep 2019
Stunning circular swimming centre to provide "new form of social space"
Stunning circular swimming centre to provide   A radical ring-shaped aquatic centre with wellness facilities and outdoor green space – designed by Andrew Burges Architects, Grimshaw Architects and McGregor Coxall – is to be built in Parramatta, Australia. The centre, which will be nestled into parkland surroundings and cover a total area of approximately .... More>>
12 Sep 2019
Vivafit ramps up Indian expansion plans – opens fifth studio in Gurgaon
Vivafit ramps up Indian expansion plans – opens fifth studio in Gurgaon   Female-only fitness franchise Vivafit has opened its fifth studio in India – a 110sq m location in the city of Gurgaon. The location – owned and operated by master franchisees Manisha Ahlawat and Ajay Jain – is the third in Gurgaon and will join other Vivafit gyms in New Delhi and Pune in the company's Indian .... More>>
11 Sep 2019
Are gyms catering for disabled people?
Are gyms catering for disabled people?   A study has claimed that "millions of disabled people" are not being catered for at UK gyms and health clubs. Issues highlighted in the latest Raising the Bar report include personal trainers (PTs) not being equipped to work with disabled people, fitness professionals not recognising disabilities and .... More>>
11 Sep 2019
F45 signs deal to open franchised studios at Everyone Active centres
F45 signs deal to open franchised studios at Everyone Active centres   Fitness Franchise F45 has signed a partnership deal with Everyone Active, which will see F45-branded studios open at publicly-owned leisure centres. Australia-based F45, which offers functional fitness-based HIIT sessions, sees the deal as a way of expanding into new geographic areas across the UK. It currently .... More>>
06 Sep 2019
GWI announces initiative on science of yoga
GWI announces initiative on science of yoga   On the heels of wellness evidence spotlighting research showing that yoga breathing and relaxation lower blood pressure as much as aerobic exercise, the nonprofit Global Wellness Institute (GWI) is introducing its newly formed Yoga Therapy Initiative. The Initiative’s mission is to spread awareness about the .... More>>
10 Sep 2019
University study: never too late to get into fitness
University study: never too late to get into fitness   Older people who have never taken part in sustained exercise programmes have the same ability to build muscle mass as highly trained master athletes of a similar age. That is the headline finding of research by the University of Birmingham, which showed that even those who are entirely unaccustomed to exercise .... More>>
09 Sep 2019
EMD UK launches Classfinder to make 'finding exercise sessions as easy as ordering a pizza'
EMD UK launches Classfinder to make 'finding exercise sessions as easy as ordering a pizza'   A new directory of group fitness classes – claimed to be the largest of its kind – aims to make it easier for people to find suitable exercise sessions. Featuring more than 40,000 classes across the UK, the new Classfinder will allow users to view nearby classes using their postcode. It will present a list of .... More>>
09 Sep 2019
FitBit's new premium model looks to utilise data to provide 'more personalised service'
FitBit's new premium model looks to utilise data to provide 'more personalised service'   Wearable tech giant FitBit has launched a premium service which will utilise users' own data in order to provide them with personalised wellness programmes. The paid subscription service will use tracking data on a range of metrics – from fitness and diet to sleep patterns – and offer "actionable guidance and .... More>>
07 Sep 2019
New CMO guidelines: any exercise is good for you
New CMO guidelines: any exercise is good for you   The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has said that "even a few minutes of exercise is good for you" – hoping that the simple message will encourage people to get more active. The new CMO guidance – published today (7 September) – states that any amount of physical activity is beneficial, overturning previous .... More>>
06 Sep 2019
Life Fitness' top team reshuffle continues with three new appointments
Life Fitness' top team reshuffle continues with three new appointments   Fitness equipment giant Life Fitness has continued the reshuffle of its leadership team with three new appointments. Dan Wille – who has spent the past 25 years at the company – will transition from chief commercial officer to the position of vice president of global marketing and product development. .... More>>
05 Sep 2019
Personalised care on NHS could make physical activity a ‘miracle cure’
Personalised care on NHS could make physical activity a ‘miracle cure’   Moves towards making NHS care more personalised could see physical activity become a "miracle cure". That is according to Paralympic legend and ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson, who has called on the NHS and health professionals to make better use of the expertise within the physical activity sector. Speaking .... More>>
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