Sport, parks and leisure - Consumer launch of Class Finder confirmed for 'early 2019'...
10 Dec 2018 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
Surfing and skateboarding among sports to share £3m Aspiration Fund ahead of Tokyo 2020
Surfing and skateboarding among sports to share £3m Aspiration Fund ahead of Tokyo 2020   07 Dec 2018

Surfing, skateboarding and climbing are among the 14 sports to have have received investment from UK Sport's new £3m Aspiration Fund. The fund, .... more>>
Industry reacts to childhood inactivity survey – figures branded 'shocking' and 'a national disgrace'
Industry reacts to childhood inactivity survey – figures branded 'shocking' and 'a national disgrace'   06 Dec 2018

The figures revealed in today's Active Lives Children and Young People research have been described an "urgent wake-up call" and a "national .... more>>
Inactivity crisis: 82 per cent of young people fail to hit recommended activity levels
Inactivity crisis: 82 per cent of young people fail to hit recommended activity levels   06 Dec 2018

Less than one in five of children and young people (17.5 per cent) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of more than 60 minutes of .... more>>
Lord Mountbatten and Mark Foster launch tetraplegia campaign
Lord Mountbatten and Mark Foster launch tetraplegia campaign   06 Dec 2018

Lord Ivar Mountbatten and former Olympic swimmer and world champion Mark Foster have launched a fundraising drive to help people who have become .... more>>
Ice hockey club Helsinki IFK leading the charge in creating 'new kind of recreational hub' in Finland
Ice hockey club Helsinki IFK leading the charge in creating 'new kind of recreational hub' in Finland   05 Dec 2018

Finnish ice hockey team Helsingin IFK (HIFK) are helming a development team to build what is projected to become one of Finland’s most popular leisure .... more>>
Company profile


Ridgeway Furniture Manufacturing Limited

Our commitment is to manufacture and install all products directly to clients, fully meeting and beating their expectations.

View full profile>>

Catalogue gallery


Featured Supplier

Core Health & Fitness launch better concept in rowing

Core Health & Fitness launch better concept in rowing

Core Health & Fitness has launched a brand new HIIT rower to take on the market leader. More>>




in this issue

• Nuffield: get wellbeing into schools
• Anytime's parent company buys Basecamp
• 'Wellness hotel' for £200m leisure hub



Latest jobs

Jobs Search



Senior Aquatic Leads - 3 roles
Salary: £26,821- £30,152
Location: Cheshire, UK
Company: Everybody Sport and Recreation
Trainee Duty Manager
Salary: £8.25 per hour
Location: Bristol, UK
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Duty Manager
Salary: Circa £18,000 per annum
Location: Llantwit Major, UK
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Diary dates
Powered by leisurediary.com

15-17 Jan 2019

EAG International

ExCel London Exhibition Centre, London,



Leisure Management magazine 2018 issue 1
Leisure Management
2018 issue 1

View issue contents
View on turning pages
Download PDF
  Arts & Culture: The show must go on
When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative More>>
  Interview: Sioux-per foods
The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman, is on a mission to revive indigenous cuisine More>>


Leisure Management magazine 2016 issue 1

Leisure Management
2016 issue 1

View issue contents
View turning pages
Download PDF
  Talking Point: Cruise control
The cruise industry is expanding, but concerns are growing about pollution More>>
  On the cover: AJ Hackett
Bungy, New Zealand 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