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Circuit Society signs first London franchise – will open in Dubai in 2023
BY Frances Marcellin | 17 May 2022
New fitness franchise, Circuit Society, has signed its first London location in Bayswater. The 3,000sq ft (280sq m) micro-gym, run by franchisee Liz Benjamin, will open in August 2022 following a period of construction starting in June.
Derby's new Moorways Sports Village unites fitness, sport, wellness and waterplay
BY Frances Marcellin | 13 May 2022
The new £42m Moorways Sports Village will open its doors to the public on Saturday 21 May. The community-focused development is the result of a partnership between Derby City Council and Everyone Active – which will run the facility and the adjacent Moorways Stadium with its outdoor athletics track and football pitches.
Harm Tegelaars returns to fitness industry – joins the board of Hussle
BY Tom Walker | 11 May 2022
Fitness industry veteran Harm Tegelaars has returned to the fitness industry by joining the board of directors at Hussle.
Revenues jump 67 per cent at Planet Fitness ahead of expansion into new markets
BY Tom Walker | 11 May 2022
Planet Fitness saw its Q1 2022 revenue increase by 66.9 per cent (to US$186.7m) on 2021 – the latest sign that the US fitness market is bouncing back.
Sport England puts £5.25m on the table to tackle inequalities in partnership with UK Active
BY Tom Walker | 10 May 2022
Sport England and UK Active have signed a five-year partnership agreement which will see the two organisations tackle inequalities within the sport and physical activity sector.
Planet Fitness gives teens free access to its gyms and app
BY Frances Marcellin | 10 May 2022
Planet Fitness is offering high-school students free access to any of its 2,200 locations in the US and Canada from 16 May to 31 August. Once enrolled, users can also get their Summer Pass digital key and access the accompanying app.
Research provides new evidence of how exercise can counter diabetes damage
BY Tom Walker | 06 May 2022
Being physically active can counter the damage of diabetes by enabling the activation of a natural system that grows new blood vessels.
AI-driven personal trainer platform Altis secures investment after signing LA Fitness deal
BY Tom Walker | 06 May 2022
Altis, an artificial intelligence-based personal trainer solution, has secured more than US$3m worth of financing, bringing the total investments made in the fit tech brand to date to US$10.5m.
1Rebel acquires Core Collective in pre-pack administration deal – reveals international growth plans
BY Frances Marcellin | 04 May 2022
1Rebel has acquired two Core Collective clubs as part of a pre-pack administration deal, along with London studio Sweat It which it bought from liquidators in February.
Basic-Fit membership numbers up 46 per cent in Q1 2022
BY Frances Marcellin | 03 May 2022
Basic-Fit opened a record number of 72 clubs in the first quarter of 2022. Fifty-five in France, eight in the Netherlands, two in Belgium and seven in Spain, despite closures and restrictions caused by the pandemic.
Wellness Hall of Fame announces Deborah Szekely as inaugural Fellow on her 100th birthday
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2022
Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, social activist, teacher and entrepreneur, has been inducted into the Wellness Hall of Fame (WellHOF) as its inaugural Fellow on the day of her 100th birthday.
Wahoo acquires RGT Cycling and Launches Wahoo X subscription service
BY Tom Walker | 28 Apr 2022
Wahoo has acquired virtual cycling platform RGT Cycling as part of plans to strengthen its ecosystem of integrated smart training solutions.
Zero carbon health club and sports centre planned for Toronto
BY Tom Walker | 28 Apr 2022
Global design practice Perkins & Will has unveiled plans for a net-zero operational carbon community sports centre, health club and cultural hub in Toronto, Canada.
Egym acquires Gymlib to expand corporate fitness portfolio
BY Tom Walker | 27 Apr 2022
Fitness tech firm Egym has acquired French corporate fitness and wellbeing business Gymlilb for what has been described as a 'high double-digit million' purchase price.
Core Health & Fitness acquires Wexer
BY Tom Walker | 25 Apr 2022
Core Health & Fitness, has acquired Digital fitness content provider Wexer Holding, for an undisclosed sum.
Pure Gym plans to double in size by 2030
BY Tom Walker | 21 Apr 2022
Pure Gym has revealed it's planning to double the number of clubs in its portfolio, with a target of reaching more than 1,000 clubs by 2030.
FIBO 2022 attendance sees fitness events industry bouncing back
BY Frances Marcellin | 21 Apr 2022
After a three-year hiatus, FIBO’s return on 7-10 April 2022 heralded a strong restart for the world’s largest health and fitness trade fair.
Fitness First pulls out of Hong Kong as COVID closures wreak havoc
BY Frances Marcellin | 21 Apr 2022
Evolution Wellness has closed all its Fitness First operations in Hong Kong. The pandemic’s impact and the government’s Zero COVID strategy proved too much for the operator, which has put its entire Hong Kong business into liquidation with Kroll.
Researchers crack the code for exercise motivation
BY Frances Marcellin | 14 Apr 2022
Exercise scientists at the Les Mills Research Lab have identified the trait of automaticity – turning exercise into a habit like brushing your teeth – as the key differentiator between active and inactive people.
Mintel flags up latest US exercise trends
BY Liz Terry | 13 Apr 2022
More than a third of consumers are working out more than before the pandemic, but they miss the personal connection that the gym offers, reveals a study on the US fitness market from Mintel.
     
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1 to 20 of 3522 news stories
Circuit Society signs first London franchise – will open in Dubai in 2023
BY Frances Marcellin | 17 May 2022
New fitness franchise, Circuit Society, has signed its first London location in Bayswater. The 3,000sq ft (280sq m) micro-gym, run by franchisee Liz Benjamin, will open in August 2022 following a period of construction starting in June.
Derby's new Moorways Sports Village unites fitness, sport, wellness and waterplay
BY Frances Marcellin | 13 May 2022
The new £42m Moorways Sports Village will open its doors to the public on Saturday 21 May. The community-focused development is the result of a partnership between Derby City Council and Everyone Active – which will run the facility and the adjacent Moorways Stadium with its outdoor athletics track and football pitches.
Harm Tegelaars returns to fitness industry – joins the board of Hussle
BY Tom Walker | 11 May 2022
Fitness industry veteran Harm Tegelaars has returned to the fitness industry by joining the board of directors at Hussle.
Revenues jump 67 per cent at Planet Fitness ahead of expansion into new markets
BY Tom Walker | 11 May 2022
Planet Fitness saw its Q1 2022 revenue increase by 66.9 per cent (to US$186.7m) on 2021 – the latest sign that the US fitness market is bouncing back.
Sport England puts £5.25m on the table to tackle inequalities in partnership with UK Active
BY Tom Walker | 10 May 2022
Sport England and UK Active have signed a five-year partnership agreement which will see the two organisations tackle inequalities within the sport and physical activity sector.
Planet Fitness gives teens free access to its gyms and app
BY Frances Marcellin | 10 May 2022
Planet Fitness is offering high-school students free access to any of its 2,200 locations in the US and Canada from 16 May to 31 August. Once enrolled, users can also get their Summer Pass digital key and access the accompanying app.
Research provides new evidence of how exercise can counter diabetes damage
BY Tom Walker | 06 May 2022
Being physically active can counter the damage of diabetes by enabling the activation of a natural system that grows new blood vessels.
AI-driven personal trainer platform Altis secures investment after signing LA Fitness deal
BY Tom Walker | 06 May 2022
Altis, an artificial intelligence-based personal trainer solution, has secured more than US$3m worth of financing, bringing the total investments made in the fit tech brand to date to US$10.5m.
1Rebel acquires Core Collective in pre-pack administration deal – reveals international growth plans
BY Frances Marcellin | 04 May 2022
1Rebel has acquired two Core Collective clubs as part of a pre-pack administration deal, along with London studio Sweat It which it bought from liquidators in February.
Basic-Fit membership numbers up 46 per cent in Q1 2022
BY Frances Marcellin | 03 May 2022
Basic-Fit opened a record number of 72 clubs in the first quarter of 2022. Fifty-five in France, eight in the Netherlands, two in Belgium and seven in Spain, despite closures and restrictions caused by the pandemic.
Wellness Hall of Fame announces Deborah Szekely as inaugural Fellow on her 100th birthday
BY Megan Whitby | 03 May 2022
Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, social activist, teacher and entrepreneur, has been inducted into the Wellness Hall of Fame (WellHOF) as its inaugural Fellow on the day of her 100th birthday.
Wahoo acquires RGT Cycling and Launches Wahoo X subscription service
BY Tom Walker | 28 Apr 2022
Wahoo has acquired virtual cycling platform RGT Cycling as part of plans to strengthen its ecosystem of integrated smart training solutions.
Zero carbon health club and sports centre planned for Toronto
BY Tom Walker | 28 Apr 2022
Global design practice Perkins & Will has unveiled plans for a net-zero operational carbon community sports centre, health club and cultural hub in Toronto, Canada.
Egym acquires Gymlib to expand corporate fitness portfolio
BY Tom Walker | 27 Apr 2022
Fitness tech firm Egym has acquired French corporate fitness and wellbeing business Gymlilb for what has been described as a 'high double-digit million' purchase price.
Core Health & Fitness acquires Wexer
BY Tom Walker | 25 Apr 2022
Core Health & Fitness, has acquired Digital fitness content provider Wexer Holding, for an undisclosed sum.
Pure Gym plans to double in size by 2030
BY Tom Walker | 21 Apr 2022
Pure Gym has revealed it's planning to double the number of clubs in its portfolio, with a target of reaching more than 1,000 clubs by 2030.
FIBO 2022 attendance sees fitness events industry bouncing back
BY Frances Marcellin | 21 Apr 2022
After a three-year hiatus, FIBO’s return on 7-10 April 2022 heralded a strong restart for the world’s largest health and fitness trade fair.
Fitness First pulls out of Hong Kong as COVID closures wreak havoc
BY Frances Marcellin | 21 Apr 2022
Evolution Wellness has closed all its Fitness First operations in Hong Kong. The pandemic’s impact and the government’s Zero COVID strategy proved too much for the operator, which has put its entire Hong Kong business into liquidation with Kroll.
Researchers crack the code for exercise motivation
BY Frances Marcellin | 14 Apr 2022
Exercise scientists at the Les Mills Research Lab have identified the trait of automaticity – turning exercise into a habit like brushing your teeth – as the key differentiator between active and inactive people.
Mintel flags up latest US exercise trends
BY Liz Terry | 13 Apr 2022
More than a third of consumers are working out more than before the pandemic, but they miss the personal connection that the gym offers, reveals a study on the US fitness market from Mintel.
     
 


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