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Boom Cycle to open fifth London site
Boom cycle has revealed plans to open its fifth London site this September. Find out more...
Martin Seibold named CEO of LifeFit Group as it confirms acquisition of Smile X
Germany-based LifeFit Group has added regional operator Smile X to its growing portfolio of fitness brands. Find out more...
Government pledges to invest in physical activity and 'end smoking' by 2030
The government is to promote physical activity as part of a range of measures to tackle the causes of preventable ill-health. Find out more...
'Silver pound' a significant growth driver for public leisure
Creating opportunities for older people to get physically active represents a major driver for growth in public leisure, according to new research. Find out more...
F45 enters Iraq and Afghanistan, expands further in Africa
Australian fitness franchise F45 has secured deals to open sites in emerging markets across the Middle East and Africa – taking the number of countries it operates in to more than 40. Find out more...
Les Mills unveils new studios and "future-focused" training styles at Auckland City Gym
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City Gym in New Zealand. Find out more...
The Gym Group offers free memberships to 'stressed teenagers'
The Gym Group has launched a marketing campaign targeting teenagers who are in the midst of their exam period. Find out more...
Peloton files for IPO
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Jenny Patrickson: mental health qualification gaining interest
A new qualification focusing on mental health – one of the first of its kind for the physical activity and fitness industry – is creating interest across the sector. Find out more...
More needs to be done to promote group exercise
Group exercise is being presented as a solution to two of society's growing problems – inactivity and loneliness. Find out more...
Cardiff doctors become first to prescribe free bike hire to patients
Bicycles will be prescribed on the NHS for the first time as part of a pilot campaign to tackle obesity. Find out more...
Elevate Innovation Awards winners revealed
The Moving Medicine initiative and Wattbike were among the winners of this year's Elevate Innovation Awards. Find out more...
Pure Gym plans further expansion following double-digit growth
Budget operator Pure Gym achieved double digit growth in revenue and profitability during 2018, cementing its position as the UK's largest gym chain. Find out more...
Body image revealed as theme for 2019 Mental Health Awareness Week
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has chosen body image as the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week. Find out more...
EMS studio operator Bodystreet adds two locations – targets 200 UK sites by 2025
Fitness studio operator Bodystreet has expanded its UK operations with the opening of two new studios. Find out more...
Discobarre to open first stand-alone studio in London
Independent boutique fitness operator Discobarre, which "bridges the gap between fitness and dance", will launch its first stand-alone studio in London this month. Find out more...
'Boutiques will crush the big box operators': Xponential’s Geisler predicts industry upheaval
Xponential Fitness founder Anthony Geisler sees a dominant future for his boutique fitness business, and one in which the big box operators have been crushed by the rise of boutiques. Find out more...
Sweat 2019: boutique fitness sector still thriving and nowhere near 'breaking point'
The current boutique fitness boom is nowhere near reaching a 'breaking point'. Find out more...
England rugby star James Haskell becomes fitness franchisee – opens F45 studio
England Rugby International James Haskell has become a gym franchisee, after opening a F45 functional training studio in Bath. Find out more...
First-of-its-kind medical gym set to debut at the Arts Club in London
The latest venture from German wellness operator, Lanserhof, is scheduled to open in May at the Arts Club in London. Find out more...
HIIT more effective for weight loss than lengthy, moderate forms of exercise
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a more effective way to lose weight than longer, more moderate forms of exercise. Find out more...
Martial arts-focused gym operator HITIO signs first UK franchise deal
Fitness operator HITIO Gym has signed its first franchise agreement in the UK. Find out more...
Sensory Alliance launched to make sport more accessible for people with impairments
British Blind Sport, UK Deaf Sport and national disability charity Sense have launched a joint venture called Sensory Alliance, designed to break down barriers to sport and physical activity for people living with sensory impairments or complex disabilities. Find out more...
Chris Evans launches RunFestRun event
Radio DJ and media personality Chris Evans has launched a new running and music festival. Find out more...
Study: regular exercise 'makes young people choose healthier foods'
Regular exercise has been linked to better eating habits among young people. Find out more...
Sweatcoin users experience 20 per cent increase in physical activity study finds
Sweatcoin, an app which incentivises users to exercise by offering cash rewards, can result in users increasing physical activity by up to 20 per cent. Find out more...
Anytime Fitness begins roll-out of new club design
Franchise operator Anytime Fitness has begun the roll-out of a new interior look for its clubs, aimed at adjusting its offer to cater for the increasing popularity of functional fitness training. Find out more...
UFC Gym to open first two UK sites in April
Franchised fitness operator UFC Gym will open its first UK locations in Nottingham and Woking in April. Find out more...
1Rebel looking to expand in London and 'down under'
Boutique fitness operator 1Rebel is looking to expand its London portfolio – as well as enter the Australian wellness market. Find out more...
Five sports NGBs pledge 'greater strategic alliance' with leisure sector
Five national governing bodies (NGBs) have pledged to work 'more closely' with the leisure sector as part of efforts to increase sports participation numbers. Find out more...
Boutique operator Victus Soul opens first studio in London
London's thriving boutique fitness market has a new entry – Victus Soul, a studio offering boxing and running-inspired group exercise classes. Find out more...
Xponential Fitness acquires Pure Barre – grows brand portfolio to seven
Xponential Fitness has acquired Pure Barre, one of the largest barre franchises in the US – making it the seventh business in Xponential's rapidly growing portfolio of fitness brands. Find out more...
Campaign launched to ensure all primary school children will learn how to swim
The government has pledged extra support and improved guidance for primary schools in England as part of a drive to make sure all children are able to swim confidently. Find out more...
Not exercising 'worse for health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease'
A hard-hitting new study claims that living a sedentary lifestyle is more detrimental to health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Find out more...
Everyone Active teams up with MoreYoga for 'boutique in a big box' concept
Everyone Active has signed a deal with London-based MoreYoga which will see the boutique yoga brand operating out of a number of Everyone Active-operated leisure centres. Find out more...
Active Lives report: people turning to activities which 'suit their lives'
Group fitness classes and adrenaline sports are among those benefiting from increases in attendance as people are seeking out physical activities that fit their lifestyles and busy schedules. Find out more...
UK adults spend 12 hours a week binge-watching TV, but only 90 minutes exercising
The average UK adult spends eight times as long watching on-demand television as they do exercising, according to a new report. Find out more...
EXOS founder Mark Verstegen: 'gym operators need to realise the landscape is changing'
Mark Verstegen, founder and CEO of human performance specialist EXOS, has said that health clubs and gyms need to become better at delivering results, if they are to attract modern consumers. Find out more...
Celebrity trainer Mark Anthony's boutique FirstLight Cycle opens first site
A new boutique fitness concept has entered the booming London fitness market today (18 September). Find out more...
Tanni Grey-Thompson: 'Elevate physical activity from the fringes to the heart of our political debate'
Ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson has made a passionate call for the government to finally recognise the importance of physical activity and to include it at the "heart" of the UK's political debate. Find out more...
Australian operator Jetts Fitness targets further UK growth
Jetts Fitness has opened a club in Skipton, Yorkshire, making it the fifth location the Australian gym chain has launched in the 12 months since entering the UK market in September 2017. Find out more...
Public Health England: prevention 'must be at heart of NHS long-term plan'
Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie has called on the NHS to prioritise the prevention of obesity, cardiovascular disease and smoking in its new long-term plan. Find out more...
One Element looks to expand after launching franchising option
Fitness entrepreneur Tom Marien is looking to take his fitness and social brand One Element outside London for the first time. Find out more...
Revenues up at The Gym Group as integration of easyGym set to begin
The Gym Group saw revenues jump by 36 per cent to £58.3m during the first half of 2018, as it increased the number of clubs in its portfolio to 147. Find out more...
The Third Space to open sixth club in 2019: will include first kids gym concept
Boutique fitness operator The Third Space will open its sixth club in Islington, north London during Q2 2019. Find out more...
F45 opens London office to help drive European expansion
Australian fitness franchise F45 has opened European headquarters in Central London, as it looks to gather the pace of its expansion across the old continent. Find out more...
Equinox and SoulCycle launch management agency tasked with turning 'talent into influencers'
New York-based boutique cycling studio operator SoulCycle has joined forces with its parent company Equinox to create a talent management agency, aiming to help turn their in- house fitness talent into wellness influencers. Find out more...
Regular exercise "cuts risk of chronic disease" in adults
People who exercise above current recommended levels of physical activity are twice as lively to avoid chronic disease. Find out more...
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Boom Cycle to open fifth London site
Boom cycle has revealed plans to open its fifth London site this September. Find out more...
Martin Seibold named CEO of LifeFit Group as it confirms acquisition of Smile X
Germany-based LifeFit Group has added regional operator Smile X to its growing portfolio of fitness brands. Find out more...
Government pledges to invest in physical activity and 'end smoking' by 2030
The government is to promote physical activity as part of a range of measures to tackle the causes of preventable ill-health. Find out more...
'Silver pound' a significant growth driver for public leisure
Creating opportunities for older people to get physically active represents a major driver for growth in public leisure, according to new research. Find out more...
F45 enters Iraq and Afghanistan, expands further in Africa
Australian fitness franchise F45 has secured deals to open sites in emerging markets across the Middle East and Africa – taking the number of countries it operates in to more than 40. Find out more...
Les Mills unveils new studios and "future-focused" training styles at Auckland City Gym
Fitness giant Les Mills has launched three new studio spaces at its iconic Auckland City Gym in New Zealand. Find out more...
The Gym Group offers free memberships to 'stressed teenagers'
The Gym Group has launched a marketing campaign targeting teenagers who are in the midst of their exam period. Find out more...
Peloton files for IPO
Indoor cycling giant Peloton has revealed plans to launch an initial public offering (IPO). Find out more...
Jenny Patrickson: mental health qualification gaining interest
A new qualification focusing on mental health – one of the first of its kind for the physical activity and fitness industry – is creating interest across the sector. Find out more...
More needs to be done to promote group exercise
Group exercise is being presented as a solution to two of society's growing problems – inactivity and loneliness. Find out more...
Cardiff doctors become first to prescribe free bike hire to patients
Bicycles will be prescribed on the NHS for the first time as part of a pilot campaign to tackle obesity. Find out more...
Elevate Innovation Awards winners revealed
The Moving Medicine initiative and Wattbike were among the winners of this year's Elevate Innovation Awards. Find out more...
Pure Gym plans further expansion following double-digit growth
Budget operator Pure Gym achieved double digit growth in revenue and profitability during 2018, cementing its position as the UK's largest gym chain. Find out more...
Body image revealed as theme for 2019 Mental Health Awareness Week
The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) has chosen body image as the theme for this year's Mental Health Awareness Week. Find out more...
EMS studio operator Bodystreet adds two locations – targets 200 UK sites by 2025
Fitness studio operator Bodystreet has expanded its UK operations with the opening of two new studios. Find out more...
Discobarre to open first stand-alone studio in London
Independent boutique fitness operator Discobarre, which "bridges the gap between fitness and dance", will launch its first stand-alone studio in London this month. Find out more...
'Boutiques will crush the big box operators': Xponential’s Geisler predicts industry upheaval
Xponential Fitness founder Anthony Geisler sees a dominant future for his boutique fitness business, and one in which the big box operators have been crushed by the rise of boutiques. Find out more...
Sweat 2019: boutique fitness sector still thriving and nowhere near 'breaking point'
The current boutique fitness boom is nowhere near reaching a 'breaking point'. Find out more...
England rugby star James Haskell becomes fitness franchisee – opens F45 studio
England Rugby International James Haskell has become a gym franchisee, after opening a F45 functional training studio in Bath. Find out more...
First-of-its-kind medical gym set to debut at the Arts Club in London
The latest venture from German wellness operator, Lanserhof, is scheduled to open in May at the Arts Club in London. Find out more...
HIIT more effective for weight loss than lengthy, moderate forms of exercise
High intensity interval training (HIIT) is a more effective way to lose weight than longer, more moderate forms of exercise. Find out more...
Martial arts-focused gym operator HITIO signs first UK franchise deal
Fitness operator HITIO Gym has signed its first franchise agreement in the UK. Find out more...
Sensory Alliance launched to make sport more accessible for people with impairments
British Blind Sport, UK Deaf Sport and national disability charity Sense have launched a joint venture called Sensory Alliance, designed to break down barriers to sport and physical activity for people living with sensory impairments or complex disabilities. Find out more...
Chris Evans launches RunFestRun event
Radio DJ and media personality Chris Evans has launched a new running and music festival. Find out more...
Study: regular exercise 'makes young people choose healthier foods'
Regular exercise has been linked to better eating habits among young people. Find out more...
Sweatcoin users experience 20 per cent increase in physical activity study finds
Sweatcoin, an app which incentivises users to exercise by offering cash rewards, can result in users increasing physical activity by up to 20 per cent. Find out more...
Anytime Fitness begins roll-out of new club design
Franchise operator Anytime Fitness has begun the roll-out of a new interior look for its clubs, aimed at adjusting its offer to cater for the increasing popularity of functional fitness training. Find out more...
UFC Gym to open first two UK sites in April
Franchised fitness operator UFC Gym will open its first UK locations in Nottingham and Woking in April. Find out more...
1Rebel looking to expand in London and 'down under'
Boutique fitness operator 1Rebel is looking to expand its London portfolio – as well as enter the Australian wellness market. Find out more...
Five sports NGBs pledge 'greater strategic alliance' with leisure sector
Five national governing bodies (NGBs) have pledged to work 'more closely' with the leisure sector as part of efforts to increase sports participation numbers. Find out more...
Boutique operator Victus Soul opens first studio in London
London's thriving boutique fitness market has a new entry – Victus Soul, a studio offering boxing and running-inspired group exercise classes. Find out more...
Xponential Fitness acquires Pure Barre – grows brand portfolio to seven
Xponential Fitness has acquired Pure Barre, one of the largest barre franchises in the US – making it the seventh business in Xponential's rapidly growing portfolio of fitness brands. Find out more...
Campaign launched to ensure all primary school children will learn how to swim
The government has pledged extra support and improved guidance for primary schools in England as part of a drive to make sure all children are able to swim confidently. Find out more...
Not exercising 'worse for health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease'
A hard-hitting new study claims that living a sedentary lifestyle is more detrimental to health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. Find out more...
Everyone Active teams up with MoreYoga for 'boutique in a big box' concept
Everyone Active has signed a deal with London-based MoreYoga which will see the boutique yoga brand operating out of a number of Everyone Active-operated leisure centres. Find out more...
Active Lives report: people turning to activities which 'suit their lives'
Group fitness classes and adrenaline sports are among those benefiting from increases in attendance as people are seeking out physical activities that fit their lifestyles and busy schedules. Find out more...
UK adults spend 12 hours a week binge-watching TV, but only 90 minutes exercising
The average UK adult spends eight times as long watching on-demand television as they do exercising, according to a new report. Find out more...
EXOS founder Mark Verstegen: 'gym operators need to realise the landscape is changing'
Mark Verstegen, founder and CEO of human performance specialist EXOS, has said that health clubs and gyms need to become better at delivering results, if they are to attract modern consumers. Find out more...
Celebrity trainer Mark Anthony's boutique FirstLight Cycle opens first site
A new boutique fitness concept has entered the booming London fitness market today (18 September). Find out more...
Tanni Grey-Thompson: 'Elevate physical activity from the fringes to the heart of our political debate'
Ukactive chair Tanni Grey-Thompson has made a passionate call for the government to finally recognise the importance of physical activity and to include it at the "heart" of the UK's political debate. Find out more...
Australian operator Jetts Fitness targets further UK growth
Jetts Fitness has opened a club in Skipton, Yorkshire, making it the fifth location the Australian gym chain has launched in the 12 months since entering the UK market in September 2017. Find out more...
Public Health England: prevention 'must be at heart of NHS long-term plan'
Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie has called on the NHS to prioritise the prevention of obesity, cardiovascular disease and smoking in its new long-term plan. Find out more...
One Element looks to expand after launching franchising option
Fitness entrepreneur Tom Marien is looking to take his fitness and social brand One Element outside London for the first time. Find out more...
Revenues up at The Gym Group as integration of easyGym set to begin
The Gym Group saw revenues jump by 36 per cent to £58.3m during the first half of 2018, as it increased the number of clubs in its portfolio to 147. Find out more...
The Third Space to open sixth club in 2019: will include first kids gym concept
Boutique fitness operator The Third Space will open its sixth club in Islington, north London during Q2 2019. Find out more...
F45 opens London office to help drive European expansion
Australian fitness franchise F45 has opened European headquarters in Central London, as it looks to gather the pace of its expansion across the old continent. Find out more...
Equinox and SoulCycle launch management agency tasked with turning 'talent into influencers'
New York-based boutique cycling studio operator SoulCycle has joined forces with its parent company Equinox to create a talent management agency, aiming to help turn their in- house fitness talent into wellness influencers. Find out more...
Regular exercise "cuts risk of chronic disease" in adults
People who exercise above current recommended levels of physical activity are twice as lively to avoid chronic disease. Find out more...
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