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Educational charity NCFE acquires Active IQ from Ascend Learning
BY Liz Terry | 26 Nov 2022
Active IQ has been acquired by educational charity NCFE from its parent company, US-based Ascend Learning.
l’Orange Bleue to launch 450 new gyms and day spas in next five years
BY Frances Marcellin | 25 Nov 2022
José Nercellas, CEO of l’Orange Bleue, is planning to open 450 new European gyms and day spas over the next five years to make an 850-strong network.
Fit tech – 10 of the best Black Friday deals
BY Frances Marcellin | 24 Nov 2022
Black Friday, which falls on 25 November, will be one of the busiest retail days of 2022, marking the start of this year’s Christmas shopping season. Now extending into ‘cyber week’ and finishing on Cyber Monday, it's a time when shops and companies offer significant discounts on their products.
Exercise should be considered a core treatment for arthritis
BY Tom Walker | 24 Nov 2022
Exercise should be considered as a core treatment for those suffering from arthritis caused by wear-and-tear.
UK fitness industry fights for continuation of government energy support from April 2023
BY Frances Marcellin | 24 Nov 2022
A number of the UK's local authorities and their leisure management partners are in crisis due to rising energy costs, with around 40 per cent saying leisure centres and swimming pools will be closed or services reduced before March 2023 unless they receive immediate confirmation of additional grants from the government.
Trib3’s Kevin Yates named Entrepreneur of Year at Great British Entrepreneur Awards
BY Frances Marcellin | 23 Nov 2022
Kevin Yates, founder and CEO of Trib3 has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. He joined eight other winners in the health and beauty section, which includes the fitness industry.
Instagram’s most popular UK gyms revealed
BY Frances Marcellin | 23 Nov 2022
A list of 250 of the UK’s most popular gyms on Instagram has crowned Psycle in Oxford Circus the most posted club. According to the list drawn up by Versaclimber UK, it has accrued 14,200 posts on the social media network.
World Health Organization, FIFA and Qatar launch gamified movement-tracking app
BY Frances Marcellin | 22 Nov 2022
Sport for Health, a collaboration between The World Health Organisation (WHO), FIFA and Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health, has released an app called GenMove Season 1, aimed at increasing physical activity among children.
Third Space opens new club in London with membership 40% above projections
BY Frances Marcellin | 21 Nov 2022
Third Space has opened the doors to its new 27,000 sq ft club in London's Moorgate, with CEO, Colin Waggett telling HCM membership numbers are already well ahead of projections.
High-intensity exercise cuts risk of metastatic cancer by 72 per cent
BY Frances Marcellin | 16 Nov 2022
A new medical study from Tel Aviv University, Israel, has found that the risk of developing metastatic cancer, the leading cause of death in Israel, drops by up to 72 per cent with regular, high-intensity aerobic exercise.
Armah Sports launches luxury Optimo health club brand in Riyadh
BY Frances Marcellin | 16 Nov 2022
Luxury fitness club Optimo has opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A new concept, combining high-end hotel design with upscale fitness facilities, the brand will open two further sites in the next three to six months.
Nike and UK Active publish blueprint for scaling the Open Doors kids' holiday fitness scheme
BY Frances Marcellin | 16 Nov 2022
UK Active and Nike have released an impact report for the 2022 Open Doors programme, proving it's a scalable model that could help keep thousands of children active during the holidays.
Fit+ is aiming to have 1,000 staffless gyms by 2027
BY Frances Marcellin | 14 Nov 2022
Fit+ is aiming to operate at least 1,000 clubs by 2027. The staffless gym franchise currently has 208 studios across 19 countries, but with master franchise licenses granted in Asia and the USA, is planning to roll out facilities in these territories, as well as others, over the next five years.
Health and wellbeing are in retreat, stalling the UK’s economy says former Bank of England economist
BY Frances Marcellin | 14 Nov 2022
The declining health of Britons is stalling the nation’s economic growth. This is the key message from Andy Haldane, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and former chief economist at the Bank of England, who spoke at The Health Foundation thinktank's annual Real challenge lecture.
Gen Z are 20% more likely to use employee wellness packages
BY Frances Marcellin | 09 Nov 2022
Corporate wellbeing platform Gympass has released a new report called the State of Work-Life Wellness.
Planet Fitness reports record membership numbers. Shares jump 10 per cent
BY Liz Terry | 08 Nov 2022
Planet Fitness has reported record results, with 16.6m members globally, according to its Q3 results. Shares jumped ten per cent on the news.
UK politicians kick off Parliamentary exercise challenge, inspired by US Congress
BY Frances Marcellin | 07 Nov 2022
Members of Parliament in the UK and their teams are taking part in a physical activity challenge hosted by UK Active and Myzone between 2 and 30 November.
Death of Rainer Schaller confirmed
BY Liz Terry | 05 Nov 2022
Authorities in Costa Rica have confirmed the death of RSG Group founder, Rainer Schaller and his son Aaron following a private plane crash on 21 October.
Six star operator Body Action Gym planning seven new locations across South Africa
BY Frances Marcellin | 03 Nov 2022
Antonio Iozzo, founder and CEO of Body Action Gym in Johannesburg, South Africa, has announced plans to open his upscale clubs in seven locations across the country, both inland and along the Atlantic coast.
Xponential Fitness does four-brand deal for Kuwait
BY Frances Marcellin | 02 Nov 2022
Xponential Fitness has signed a Master Franchise Agreement with Kuwaiti real estate company Aqarat for brands Rumble, Club Pilates, StretchLab and CycleBar. The deal will see at least eight studios open in Kuwait in ten years with additional openings possible, depending on market conditions.
     
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1 to 20 of 3608 news stories
Educational charity NCFE acquires Active IQ from Ascend Learning
BY Liz Terry | 26 Nov 2022
Active IQ has been acquired by educational charity NCFE from its parent company, US-based Ascend Learning.
l’Orange Bleue to launch 450 new gyms and day spas in next five years
BY Frances Marcellin | 25 Nov 2022
José Nercellas, CEO of l’Orange Bleue, is planning to open 450 new European gyms and day spas over the next five years to make an 850-strong network.
Fit tech – 10 of the best Black Friday deals
BY Frances Marcellin | 24 Nov 2022
Black Friday, which falls on 25 November, will be one of the busiest retail days of 2022, marking the start of this year’s Christmas shopping season. Now extending into ‘cyber week’ and finishing on Cyber Monday, it's a time when shops and companies offer significant discounts on their products.
Exercise should be considered a core treatment for arthritis
BY Tom Walker | 24 Nov 2022
Exercise should be considered as a core treatment for those suffering from arthritis caused by wear-and-tear.
UK fitness industry fights for continuation of government energy support from April 2023
BY Frances Marcellin | 24 Nov 2022
A number of the UK's local authorities and their leisure management partners are in crisis due to rising energy costs, with around 40 per cent saying leisure centres and swimming pools will be closed or services reduced before March 2023 unless they receive immediate confirmation of additional grants from the government.
Trib3’s Kevin Yates named Entrepreneur of Year at Great British Entrepreneur Awards
BY Frances Marcellin | 23 Nov 2022
Kevin Yates, founder and CEO of Trib3 has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. He joined eight other winners in the health and beauty section, which includes the fitness industry.
Instagram’s most popular UK gyms revealed
BY Frances Marcellin | 23 Nov 2022
A list of 250 of the UK’s most popular gyms on Instagram has crowned Psycle in Oxford Circus the most posted club. According to the list drawn up by Versaclimber UK, it has accrued 14,200 posts on the social media network.
World Health Organization, FIFA and Qatar launch gamified movement-tracking app
BY Frances Marcellin | 22 Nov 2022
Sport for Health, a collaboration between The World Health Organisation (WHO), FIFA and Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health, has released an app called GenMove Season 1, aimed at increasing physical activity among children.
Third Space opens new club in London with membership 40% above projections
BY Frances Marcellin | 21 Nov 2022
Third Space has opened the doors to its new 27,000 sq ft club in London's Moorgate, with CEO, Colin Waggett telling HCM membership numbers are already well ahead of projections.
High-intensity exercise cuts risk of metastatic cancer by 72 per cent
BY Frances Marcellin | 16 Nov 2022
A new medical study from Tel Aviv University, Israel, has found that the risk of developing metastatic cancer, the leading cause of death in Israel, drops by up to 72 per cent with regular, high-intensity aerobic exercise.
Armah Sports launches luxury Optimo health club brand in Riyadh
BY Frances Marcellin | 16 Nov 2022
Luxury fitness club Optimo has opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. A new concept, combining high-end hotel design with upscale fitness facilities, the brand will open two further sites in the next three to six months.
Nike and UK Active publish blueprint for scaling the Open Doors kids' holiday fitness scheme
BY Frances Marcellin | 16 Nov 2022
UK Active and Nike have released an impact report for the 2022 Open Doors programme, proving it's a scalable model that could help keep thousands of children active during the holidays.
Fit+ is aiming to have 1,000 staffless gyms by 2027
BY Frances Marcellin | 14 Nov 2022
Fit+ is aiming to operate at least 1,000 clubs by 2027. The staffless gym franchise currently has 208 studios across 19 countries, but with master franchise licenses granted in Asia and the USA, is planning to roll out facilities in these territories, as well as others, over the next five years.
Health and wellbeing are in retreat, stalling the UK’s economy says former Bank of England economist
BY Frances Marcellin | 14 Nov 2022
The declining health of Britons is stalling the nation’s economic growth. This is the key message from Andy Haldane, chief executive of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and former chief economist at the Bank of England, who spoke at The Health Foundation thinktank's annual Real challenge lecture.
Gen Z are 20% more likely to use employee wellness packages
BY Frances Marcellin | 09 Nov 2022
Corporate wellbeing platform Gympass has released a new report called the State of Work-Life Wellness.
Planet Fitness reports record membership numbers. Shares jump 10 per cent
BY Liz Terry | 08 Nov 2022
Planet Fitness has reported record results, with 16.6m members globally, according to its Q3 results. Shares jumped ten per cent on the news.
UK politicians kick off Parliamentary exercise challenge, inspired by US Congress
BY Frances Marcellin | 07 Nov 2022
Members of Parliament in the UK and their teams are taking part in a physical activity challenge hosted by UK Active and Myzone between 2 and 30 November.
Death of Rainer Schaller confirmed
BY Liz Terry | 05 Nov 2022
Authorities in Costa Rica have confirmed the death of RSG Group founder, Rainer Schaller and his son Aaron following a private plane crash on 21 October.
Six star operator Body Action Gym planning seven new locations across South Africa
BY Frances Marcellin | 03 Nov 2022
Antonio Iozzo, founder and CEO of Body Action Gym in Johannesburg, South Africa, has announced plans to open his upscale clubs in seven locations across the country, both inland and along the Atlantic coast.
Xponential Fitness does four-brand deal for Kuwait
BY Frances Marcellin | 02 Nov 2022
Xponential Fitness has signed a Master Franchise Agreement with Kuwaiti real estate company Aqarat for brands Rumble, Club Pilates, StretchLab and CycleBar. The deal will see at least eight studios open in Kuwait in ten years with additional openings possible, depending on market conditions.
     
 


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