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14 Nov 2019
Activity Alliance calls on political parties to commit to an 'inclusive, active nation' ahead of general election
Activity Alliance calls on political parties to commit to an 'inclusive, active nation' ahead of general election   Disability sports charity Activity Alliance has called on political parties to commit to giving disabled people "equal opportunities to live full and active lives". Publishing its own manifesto ahead of the 12 December General Election, the charity (previously known as the English Federation of Disability Sport) .... More>>
13 Nov 2019
Beachbody Live to cease operations in March 2020
Beachbody Live to cease operations in March 2020   Beachbody – the global fitness brand behind Insanity and P90X – has announced that it is to axe Beachbody Live, its instructor training and group exercise provider arm. In a short statement, Beachbody said: "The very difficult decision has recently been made to discontinue Beachbody LIVE operations effective .... More>>
12 Nov 2019
1Rebel partners with Technogym to launch at-home fitness platform
1Rebel partners with Technogym to launch at-home fitness platform   Boutique fitness operator 1Rebel has partnered with Technogym to develop an at-home indoor cycling platform to rival the likes of Peloton. The new Ride Live service will combine live classes streamed from 1Rebel's studio in Londons Victoria – as well as a library of on-demand sessions – with the Technogym Bike, .... More>>
11 Nov 2019
Sport England: 'Spogo was unsustainable, but not a waste'
Sport England: 'Spogo was unsustainable, but not a waste'   Sport England has published an update on its digital strategy, in which the grassroots organisation offers insight into its handling of Spogo, a now defunct online resource which was meant to offer the public an easy way to find sporting opportunities. Spogo was marketed as the cornerstone of Sport England's .... More>>
11 Nov 2019
Beachbody co-founder Jon Congdon launches digital health and fitness platform Openfit
Beachbody co-founder Jon Congdon launches digital health and fitness platform Openfit   A new all-in-one digital platform will begin offering certified, trainer-led live group fitness classes in tandem with personalised nutrition programming and wellness tracking. Called Openfit, the new platform is the brainchild of Jon Congdon, one of the co-founders of at-home fitness and nutrition group .... More>>
11 Nov 2019
Peloton CEO John Foley says he finds company's falling share price baffling
Peloton CEO John Foley says he finds company's falling share price baffling   Peloton co-founder and CEO John Foley has admitted that he is baffled as to why shares in the company have "gone backwards" since its IPO in September. The company's share price has fallen 14 per cent from its initial value since the company listed on the US-based NASDAQ on 26 September. The shares took a .... More>>
08 Nov 2019
Best Practice Architecture's design touches create a progressive gym
Best Practice Architecture's design touches create a progressive gym   Seattle-based studio Best Practice Architecture has created a new gym with innovative design touches and thoughtful use of materials and colour. The 7,750sq ft (720m) Workout gym is housed in several former retail units at Seattle's Columbia Center. A full-length glazed façade unites the spaces and provides .... More>>
08 Nov 2019
Just 15 min of exercise a day would 'boost world economy by US$100bn'
Just 15 min of exercise a day would 'boost world economy by US$100bn'   A study assessing the impact of physical inactivity on national economies has suggested that if all adults aged 18-64 walked just 15 minutes more a day, the world economy would grow by an estimated $100bn a year until 2050. The figure comes from a global study published by non-profit research institute RAND .... More>>
07 Nov 2019
Basic-Fit cranks up expansion plans for European market
Basic-Fit cranks up expansion plans for European market   Low-cost operator Basic-Fit is set to speed up its expansion plans across the European market. Citing "current developments and a strong pipeline", the Dutch company said it plans to accelerate the pace of organic club openings from a current target of 125 to around 150 clubs a year. With the new target, .... More>>
06 Nov 2019
Xponential inks deal to take Club Pilates to South Korea as part of Asian expansion
Xponential inks deal to take Club Pilates to South Korea as part of Asian expansion   Xponential Fitness has signed a master franchise deal to open 100 Club Pilates studios in South Korea over the next five years. The deal will see Steven Lee, the former CEO of Pizza Hut Korea, become the master franchisee of Club Pilates in the country through his company XFactor Fitness. XFactor will open a .... More>>
05 Nov 2019
Study: any amount of running offers 'substantial improvements' to health
Study: any amount of running offers 'substantial improvements' to health   Any amount of regular running can dramatically reduce the risk of death, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. A team of researchers looked at 14 previous studies, charting six different groups of participants – totalling more than 230,000 people – who were followed over periods .... More>>
04 Nov 2019
David Lloyd Clubs to spin off its Blaze training format as boutique studio concept
David Lloyd Clubs to spin off its Blaze training format as boutique studio concept   David Lloyd Clubs has revealed plans to spin off its HIIT-based group exercise format Blaze and launch it onto the high street. The first stand-alone boutique studio – branded BLAZE by David Lloyd Clubs – will open in central Birmingham in early January 2020. Based on the popular Blaze concept, which was first .... More>>
04 Nov 2019
Report: Swimming saving NHS £357m a year
Report: Swimming saving NHS £357m a year   Swim England has called on the government and healthcare professionals to "maximise the benefits" of swimming, after a report suggests that the activity saves the NHS more than £357m a year. According to the Value of Swimming report – published by Swim England – water-based activities are already creating .... More>>
01 Nov 2019
Google enters fitness tracker market – buys FitBit for US$2.1bn
Google enters fitness tracker market – buys FitBit for US$2.1bn   Google has revealed plans to acquire wearable company Fitbit in a deal worth US$2.1bn (€1.88bn, £1.62bn). The sale, which is expected to be finalised in early 2020, was announced in a blog post by Rick Osterloh, Google's senior vice president of devices and services. "We believe technology is at its best when it .... More>>
01 Nov 2019
First two Belfast leisure centres built as part of £105m investment prepare for opening
First two Belfast leisure centres built as part of £105m investment prepare for opening   Two newly-built leisure centres are set to open their doors in Belfast next month as part of the city council's £105m Leisure Transformation Programme. The £20m Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre and the £15m Brook Leisure Centre will both open during December 2019. Facilities at the Lisnasharragh site will include a .... More>>
01 Nov 2019
LifeFit begins conversion of Fitness First sites into Smile X clubs
LifeFit begins conversion of Fitness First sites into Smile X clubs   German fitness group LifeFit has revealed plans to convert five of its Fitness First sites into Smile X clubs. Fitness First branches in Esslingen, Freiburg, Pforzheim, Stuttgart Bad Cannstatt and Trier will all be rebranded to smile X clubs – which is marketed as a “high-value-low-price” operator. As part of .... More>>
31 Oct 2019
Goldman Sachs honour for Xponential Fitness founder Anthony Geisler
Goldman Sachs honour for Xponential Fitness founder Anthony Geisler   Anthony Geisler, CEO of boutique fitness giant Xponential Fitness, has been listed as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2019 by global investment bank Goldman Sachs. Geisler was chosen alongside entrepreneurs from multiple industries – such as John Lauer, CEO of business tech app Zipwhip .... More>>
31 Oct 2019
Ukactive National Summit kicks off: party leaders challenged to commit to improving nation’s health
Ukactive National Summit kicks off: party leaders challenged to commit to improving nation’s health   The physical activity sector has called for the UK's party leaders to commit to improving the nation's health in their election manifestos. The appeal was made by ukactive chair, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, during the opening of the annual ukactive National Summit, which is being held in London today (31 .... More>>
29 Oct 2019
Could limiting mealtimes increase motivation for exercise?
Could limiting mealtimes increase motivation for exercise?   Research has suggested that limiting access to food might increase motivation to exercise. According to a study by the Kurume University School of Medicine in Japan – published in the Journal of Endocrinology – restricting access to food in mice increases levels of the appetite-promoting hormone ghrelin. .... More>>
29 Oct 2019
No improvement in personal wellbeing among UK population
No improvement in personal wellbeing among UK population   There has been no improvement in the way the UK population feels about its personal wellbeing in the past year. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) chart personal wellbeing levels in the UK for the 12 months to March 2019. The report offers insight into wellbeing in all of the .... More>>
28 Oct 2019
British Medical Association: government must tackle 'stark inequalities' in physical activity levels
British Medical Association: government must tackle 'stark inequalities' in physical activity levels   Doctors have called on the Conservative government to take "urgent action" to improve low levels of physical activity across the UK. The British Medical Association (BMA) said the government should implement changes to improve the uptake of physical activity, with a focus on tackling inequalities, across four .... More>>
28 Oct 2019
Boutique operator P.volve opens flagship studio in New York
Boutique operator P.volve opens flagship studio in New York   P.volve, the boutique fitness brand founded by celebrity trainer couple Stephen Pasterino and Rachel Katzman, has opened a new "multi-million dollar" flagship studio in the heart of New York's Soho district. The 6,700sq ft (622sq m) fitness studio houses a main exercise studio space capable of hosting 30 people, .... More>>
28 Oct 2019
All NHS patients to be given opportunity to access sport and leisure activities
All NHS patients to be given opportunity to access sport and leisure activities   The government has set out plans for every patient in the country to have access to sport and leisure activities through social prescribing on the NHS. Health and social care secretary Matt Hancock has launched a new National Academy for Social Prescribing (NASP), tasked with mapping out detailed plans on how to .... More>>
25 Oct 2019
Report: visually impaired people want to cycle, swim and visit the gym
Report: visually impaired people want to cycle, swim and visit the gym   Hitting the gym, swimming and cycling are the activities people with visual impairments most want to get involved in, according to a new impact report from Metro Blind Sport. The report is based on a survey of Metro Blind Sport's network, which explored people's attitudes, preferences and behaviours towards .... More>>
25 Oct 2019
Jose Teixeira: analysing data is 'key to understanding club members'
Jose Teixeira: analysing data is 'key to understanding club members'   Collecting and analysing data is paramount for any health club wanting to its improve service quality and retention, according to José Teixeira, head of customer experience at Portuguese fitness group SC Fitness. Speaking to HCM, Teixeira explained how SC Fitness – which operates 35 health clubs across three .... More>>
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