Sport, parks and leisure - Consumer launch of Class Finder confirmed for 'early 2019'...
22 Feb 2019 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
 
 
HOME
JOBS
NEWS
FEATURES
PRODUCTS
FREE DIGITAL SUBSCRIPTION
PRINT SUBSCRIPTION
ADVERTISE
CONTACT US
Sign up for FREE ezine
Latest news

13 Nov 2018

Consumer launch of Class Finder confirmed for 'early 2019'
BY Tom Walker

Class Finder provides users access to more than 45,000 weekly classes using data from Open Active

Class Finder provides users access to more than 45,000 weekly classes using data from Open Active

EMD UK will launch its Class Finder database – described as ‘an Expedia-style group exercise platform' – to consumers in the new year.

Class Finder will look to provide the largest ever online resource of group exercise classes, promoting instructors’ classes across multiple sites.

Among the features of the service is a class search function, providing users access to more than 45,000 weekly classes using data accessed through Open Active – including classes from operators such as GLL, Bookwhen and Fusion Fitness.

Class Finder also enables instructors to list all their class details in one place, which can also be accessed and shared by other open data publishers.

EMD UK, the national governing body for group exercise, said it has "invested heavily" in the development of the online database.

"This will revolutionise the way in which instructors reach potential customers," EMD UK said in a statement. "They no longer have to manually log and update their classes in multiple places, which will reduce the administrative burden and also publicise their classes with a much wider audience."

Class Finder will also be supported by the new Moving Medicine tool, launched by Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine UK, which targets healthcare professionals with the latest evidence and information to talk to patients about the benefits of physical activity.

“We want to make it easier for the public to find their local group exercise class options and get involved in a healthier lifestyle," said Ross Perriam, CEO of EMD UK.

"We believe that using open data is crucial to making that happen.

“Class Finder is an incredible development for the industry as it will enable instructors to increase their visibility and reach a wider audience resulting in more people attending their sessions."



Connect with
Sport Parks Leisure
Magazine:
View issue contents
Sign up:
Instant Alerts/zines

Print edition
 

News headlines
ukactive CEO Steven Ward to step down
ukactive CEO Steven Ward to step down   21 Feb 2019

Steven Ward will step down from his role as ukactive CEO in April 2019, after more than 12 years with the organisation. Ward is leaving to take up .... more>>
Sport Ireland to invest €32m across grassroots and elite sport in 2019
Sport Ireland to invest €32m across grassroots and elite sport in 2019   21 Feb 2019

Sport Ireland will invest €32m in national governing bodies, direct athlete support and the Local Sports Partnership Network (LSP) during 2019. The .... more>>
Scotland's Active Schools programme reaches a record number of children
Scotland's Active Schools programme reaches a record number of children   20 Feb 2019

Latest figures from the Active Schools programme in Scotland show that the number of children taking part in the initiative increased by 5 per cent .... more>>
EFL boss Shaun Harvey steps down
EFL boss Shaun Harvey steps down   19 Feb 2019

Shaun Harvey has revealed plans to step down from his position as CEO of the EFL (English Football League) at the end of the season. Harvey, who has .... more>>
Saudi crown prince denies £3.8bn Man Utd takeover bid
Saudi crown prince denies £3.8bn Man Utd takeover bid   18 Feb 2019

Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammad bin Salman has denied he is planning to launch a takeover bid for English Premier League club Manchester United. .... more>>
Company profile


Crown Sports Lockers

We design, manufacture and install bespoke timber furniture, including lockers, vanities, bench seating, treatment rooms, washrooms, cubicles, bedroom furniture and reception desks.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

EXF supports Third Space to create London’s largest functional training space at The Yard

EXF supports Third Space to create London’s largest functional training space at The Yard

Bespoke fitness manufacturer EXF has extended its relationship with Third Space, by supplying the luxury fitness group with London’s largest functional training rig at its Canary Wharf club. More>>




in this issue

• UK Sport relaxes 'no compromise' stance
• Orangetheory hits billion revenue landmark
• Thameside manor resort gets green light



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Personal Trainer
Location: London, England
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer - East London
Location: London, England
Company: The Gym Group
Duty Officer
Salary: £26,243 to £29,515 pa
Location: Falmer, Brighton, UK
Company: University of Brighton
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com




24-25 Feb 2019

International Manufacturers & Distributors Forum

ExCeL, London, United Kingdom



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Last word: The benefits of retreats
Research is showing retreats could have a positive health impact More>>
  Environment: Back to nature
British wildlife is being attacked on many fronts. Stephanie Hilborne, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, wants to involve everyone in preserving nature More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Interview: Craig Lister
Green Gym’s managing director is harnessing the power of gardening More>>
  New opening: Future of leisure
Selby Summit focuses on activity, not sport. Is it a new era for leisure centres? More>>


Published by The Leisure Media Company Ltd Portmill House, Portmill Lane, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1DJ. Tel: +44 (0)1462 431385 | Contact us | About us | © Cybertrek Ltd