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Four hours exercise a week can slow down development of Parkinson's
BY Tom Walker | 21 Jan 2022
People with early-stage Parkinson’s can should use regular exercise in order to slow down the progression of the disease.
Gympass acquires Andjoy and 7Card as it looks for European expansion
BY Tom Walker | 21 Jan 2022
Gympass has completed the acquisition of Spanish corporate fitness platform Andjoy and Benefit Seven (7card), a fitness subscription provider in Romania.
Celeb-driven brand, FitLab, raises $15m – plans 500 studios with at-home, in-club and events bundled in one membership
BY Tom Walker | 20 Jan 2022
Hybrid fitness platform FitLab has closed its Series A financing, bringing total capital raised to more than US$15m.
Trib3 takes fitness to the metaverse in deal to use The Sandbox
BY Tom Walker | 19 Jan 2022
Boutique chain Trib3 will become one of the first fitness operators to establish a presence in the metaverse, making its workouts available in The Sandbox.
NordicTrack launches voice-controlled dumbbells that work with Amazon's Alexa
BY Tom Walker | 19 Jan 2022
At-home fitness brand NordicTrack from iFIT has launched what it says are the first voice-controlled, adjustable dumbbells to work with Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa.
National survey to explore mental health of fitness sector workforce
BY Tom Walker | 18 Jan 2022
The Workforce State of Mind Survey, now in its second year, has begun to gather data to gain insights into how the mental health of people working in the sector has been faring since the inaugural survey was conducted in early 2021.
Planet Fitness buys Sunshine Fitness for US$800m
BY Tom Walker | 17 Jan 2022
Planet Fitness has signed an agreement to acquire Sunshine Fitness – an operator of 114 Planet Fitness fitness clubs in the US – in a deal worth US$800m.
Londoners told to avoid exercise today due to very high levels of air pollution
BY Tom Walker | 14 Jan 2022
People living in London have been advised to avoid or reduce strenuous exercise today (Friday 14 January) – especially outdoors – due to exceptionally high levels of air pollution caused by an area of high pressure over western Europe.
Hussle says partnership with McDonald's led to 'massive rise' in number of people looking at gyms
BY Tom Walker | 14 Jan 2022
A marketing partnership between fitness marketplace Hussle and fast-food giant McDonald's resulted in a significant increase in the number of people looking at gyms via the platform.
Fitness industry has a critical role to play in healthcare says new report
BY Tom Walker | 12 Jan 2022
The UK government should encourage – and make it easier – for doctors and other health and care professionals to refer people to fitness facilities in order to reduce pressures on the health service.
GLL's Mark Sesnan awarded OBE for services to the leisure industry
BY Tom Walker | 12 Jan 2022
Mark Sesnan, co-founder and CEO of GLL, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List 2022.
Sharron Davies launched online fitness platform
BY Tom Walker | 11 Jan 2022
Former Olympian and TV presenter Sharron Davies has launched a new online health and fitness programme.
4 Global IPO values the business at £24m
BY Tom Walker | 11 Jan 2022
4 Global – a partner in the Moving Communities initiative – has completed an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market, valuing the business at £24m.
Myzone sets a course for unicorn status as investment from BGF values the brand at US$102m
BY Tom Walker | 10 Jan 2022
Myzone has secured a US$17.2m worth of investment from growth capital investor BGF – a move that values the brand at US$102m. The deal is all equity-based.
Longevity is the next disruptor says Michael Roizen – 90 will be the new 40
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2022
The Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Michael Roizen predicts longevity will become the next major disruptor, according to his recent interview with Spa Business.
Vaccines are more effective in people who exercise
BY Tom Walker | 06 Jan 2022
Physically active people are 50 per cent more likely to develop higher levels of antibodies after receiving a vaccine, when compared to those who are physically inactive. The finding comes from a study ​​ by Glasgow Caledonian University, which suggests that getting people to exercise can significantly increase the effectiveness of vaccination campaigns.
United Fitness Brands snaps up Triyoga
BY Tom Walker | 04 Jan 2022
United Fitness Brands (UFB) has added London-based operator Triyoga to its portfolio.
ACSM Trends 2022 report is out – highlights wearable tech, outdoor fitness and strength training
BY Tom Walker | 04 Jan 2022
Wearable tech, outdoor exercise activities and strength training are among the trends expected to shape the worldwide fitness industry during 2022.
COVID-19 risk in European fitness clubs remains 'extremely low'
BY Tom Walker | 23 Dec 2021
The number of positive COVID-19 cases among people who have visited health clubs across Europe continues to be at "extremely low levels".
£1bn support package for leisure businesses in the UK will exclude health clubs and gyms
BY Tom Walker | 22 Dec 2021
HCM has confirmed that the UK government's £1bn support package for the hospitality and leisure industry, which allows businesses to claim a cash grant of £6,000, is not currently available to health clubs.
     
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1 to 20 of 3461 news stories
Four hours exercise a week can slow down development of Parkinson's
BY Tom Walker | 21 Jan 2022
People with early-stage Parkinson’s can should use regular exercise in order to slow down the progression of the disease.
Gympass acquires Andjoy and 7Card as it looks for European expansion
BY Tom Walker | 21 Jan 2022
Gympass has completed the acquisition of Spanish corporate fitness platform Andjoy and Benefit Seven (7card), a fitness subscription provider in Romania.
Celeb-driven brand, FitLab, raises $15m – plans 500 studios with at-home, in-club and events bundled in one membership
BY Tom Walker | 20 Jan 2022
Hybrid fitness platform FitLab has closed its Series A financing, bringing total capital raised to more than US$15m.
Trib3 takes fitness to the metaverse in deal to use The Sandbox
BY Tom Walker | 19 Jan 2022
Boutique chain Trib3 will become one of the first fitness operators to establish a presence in the metaverse, making its workouts available in The Sandbox.
NordicTrack launches voice-controlled dumbbells that work with Amazon's Alexa
BY Tom Walker | 19 Jan 2022
At-home fitness brand NordicTrack from iFIT has launched what it says are the first voice-controlled, adjustable dumbbells to work with Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa.
National survey to explore mental health of fitness sector workforce
BY Tom Walker | 18 Jan 2022
The Workforce State of Mind Survey, now in its second year, has begun to gather data to gain insights into how the mental health of people working in the sector has been faring since the inaugural survey was conducted in early 2021.
Planet Fitness buys Sunshine Fitness for US$800m
BY Tom Walker | 17 Jan 2022
Planet Fitness has signed an agreement to acquire Sunshine Fitness – an operator of 114 Planet Fitness fitness clubs in the US – in a deal worth US$800m.
Londoners told to avoid exercise today due to very high levels of air pollution
BY Tom Walker | 14 Jan 2022
People living in London have been advised to avoid or reduce strenuous exercise today (Friday 14 January) – especially outdoors – due to exceptionally high levels of air pollution caused by an area of high pressure over western Europe.
Hussle says partnership with McDonald's led to 'massive rise' in number of people looking at gyms
BY Tom Walker | 14 Jan 2022
A marketing partnership between fitness marketplace Hussle and fast-food giant McDonald's resulted in a significant increase in the number of people looking at gyms via the platform.
Fitness industry has a critical role to play in healthcare says new report
BY Tom Walker | 12 Jan 2022
The UK government should encourage – and make it easier – for doctors and other health and care professionals to refer people to fitness facilities in order to reduce pressures on the health service.
GLL's Mark Sesnan awarded OBE for services to the leisure industry
BY Tom Walker | 12 Jan 2022
Mark Sesnan, co-founder and CEO of GLL, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List 2022.
Sharron Davies launched online fitness platform
BY Tom Walker | 11 Jan 2022
Former Olympian and TV presenter Sharron Davies has launched a new online health and fitness programme.
4 Global IPO values the business at £24m
BY Tom Walker | 11 Jan 2022
4 Global – a partner in the Moving Communities initiative – has completed an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market, valuing the business at £24m.
Myzone sets a course for unicorn status as investment from BGF values the brand at US$102m
BY Tom Walker | 10 Jan 2022
Myzone has secured a US$17.2m worth of investment from growth capital investor BGF – a move that values the brand at US$102m. The deal is all equity-based.
Longevity is the next disruptor says Michael Roizen – 90 will be the new 40
BY Megan Whitby | 10 Jan 2022
The Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Michael Roizen predicts longevity will become the next major disruptor, according to his recent interview with Spa Business.
Vaccines are more effective in people who exercise
BY Tom Walker | 06 Jan 2022
Physically active people are 50 per cent more likely to develop higher levels of antibodies after receiving a vaccine, when compared to those who are physically inactive. The finding comes from a study ​​ by Glasgow Caledonian University, which suggests that getting people to exercise can significantly increase the effectiveness of vaccination campaigns.
United Fitness Brands snaps up Triyoga
BY Tom Walker | 04 Jan 2022
United Fitness Brands (UFB) has added London-based operator Triyoga to its portfolio.
ACSM Trends 2022 report is out – highlights wearable tech, outdoor fitness and strength training
BY Tom Walker | 04 Jan 2022
Wearable tech, outdoor exercise activities and strength training are among the trends expected to shape the worldwide fitness industry during 2022.
COVID-19 risk in European fitness clubs remains 'extremely low'
BY Tom Walker | 23 Dec 2021
The number of positive COVID-19 cases among people who have visited health clubs across Europe continues to be at "extremely low levels".
£1bn support package for leisure businesses in the UK will exclude health clubs and gyms
BY Tom Walker | 22 Dec 2021
HCM has confirmed that the UK government's £1bn support package for the hospitality and leisure industry, which allows businesses to claim a cash grant of £6,000, is not currently available to health clubs.
     
 


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