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22 Jun 2024
Nike and Hyperice collaborate on Paris 2024 recovery concept
Nike and Hyperice collaborate on Paris 2024 recovery concept   Nike and recovery brand, Hyperice, have partnered to create two tech-driven recovery products – a vest and boots – ahead of Paris 2024. The partners say they listened to elite athletes’ needs in developing the gear, but that they will “not be releasing it anytime soon”, suggesting these items are concepts, .... More>>
21 Jun 2024
Paying men to lose weight could help fix obesity crisis
Paying men to lose weight could help fix obesity crisis   According to a year-long study, offering financial incentives to people to encourage them to lose weight is effective and could be a low-cost solution to support health service in tackling obesity. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research in the UK, Game of Stones is a trial led by Professor .... More>>
19 Jun 2024
Martyn Allison – "let's drive growth then ask the new government to invest in our success"
Martyn Allison –    With the UK General Election imminent, industry strategist, Martyn Allison, says it’s time for the sector in the UK to stop asking for money and show the next government solutions. Speaking exclusively to HCM, Allison said: “We know the direction of travel, let’s show the government we're already .... More>>
19 Jun 2024
Subway launches campaign to take basketball, breaking and skateboarding into diverse communities
Subway launches campaign to take basketball, breaking and skateboarding into diverse communities   Global restaurant brand, Subway, has teamed up with GB Basketball, Breaking GB and Skateboard GB to promote physical activity in these three emerging sports. The Fresh Moves campaign is a strategic commitment from Subway to inspire and encourage diverse communities across the UK to embrace active lifestyles. .... More>>
15 Jun 2024
Sector leaders join forces to rally next UK government
Sector leaders join forces to rally next UK government   More than 200 organisations and athletes in the UK have signed an open letter to party leaders to commit to making the nation the most active in Europe after next month’s General Election. Major health bodies, sport, fitness and leisure providers across the UK, as well as athletes and sports stars have got .... More>>
14 Jun 2024
Report identifies diversity, equity and inclusion challenges in health club sector
Report identifies diversity, equity and inclusion challenges in health club sector   Diversity, equity and inclusion in the European fitness industry is examined in a new report which provides eye-opening findings and a starting point for change. The Diversity in the Fitness Sector report, is a joint initiative between EuropeActive, RISE, Sport Alliance and EXI, and aims to understand the .... More>>
10 Jun 2024
Tara Dillon says sector's 'passionate workforce' can contribute to economic growth
Tara Dillon says sector's 'passionate workforce' can contribute to economic growth   With just a few weeks until the General Election, CIMSPA – the organisation that represents people working in the health and fitness and physical activity and fitness sectors – has launched a manifesto for the next UK government. Agenda for Action calls on all political parties to work with the sector .... More>>
05 Jun 2024
David Lloyd ramps up openings in Spain
David Lloyd ramps up openings in Spain   David Lloyd Leisure has opened the doors of Madrid country club, La Finca, which it acquired in September 2022. A spacious health and fitness club, located in a suburban area 20 minutes west of Madrid city centre, it has undergone a multi-million pound transformation since acquisition to offer a wide range of .... More>>
05 Jun 2024
David Stalker joins Alliance Leisure
David Stalker joins Alliance Leisure   Leisure development specialist, Alliance Leisure, has appointed industry veteran, David Stalker, as advisor to the board, as the company aims for £150 million turnover next year. Founded by Sarah Watts 25 years ago – while on maternity leave – Alliance Leisure has delivered more than 250 projects, with an investment value of over £370 million. Watts originally .... More>>
04 Jun 2024
Gen Z women are more engaged with physical activity than previous generations, finds Ernst & Young research
Gen Z women are more engaged with physical activity than previous generations, finds Ernst & Young research   According to new research from Ernst & Young, the gap between female and male engagement in sport and physical activity is narrowing, with Gen Z adult female engagement figures on the rise. The EY Sports Engagement Index surveys more than 4,000 UK adults and uses comparative data to identify engagement .... More>>
30 May 2024
Mark Tweedie envisions the sector becoming a national wellness service
Mark Tweedie envisions the sector becoming a national wellness service   In the latest edition of HCM magazine, Mark Tweedie talks about his hopes for the health and fitness and physical activity sector, which he believes could become a national wellness service within 20 years, partnering the NHS. Tweedie, who has been in the industry for 32 years, recently left Brimhams .... More>>
15 May 2024
This Girl Can launches campaign to get women outdoors
This Girl Can launches campaign to get women outdoors   Sport England’s This Girl Can team has launched a new campaign, Let’s Get Out There, which is aimed at getting more women active outdoors. While the physical and mental benefits of spending time in green and blue spaces are well documented, research by CPRE shows that many women, especially those from cultural .... More>>
08 May 2024
Saga Holographic hits Kickstarter target to roll out holographic indoor bike
Saga Holographic hits Kickstarter target to roll out holographic indoor bike   HoloBike, a holographic training bike that simulates trail rides in lifelike 3D, is aiming to push indoor cycling technology up a gear. A California-based group of engineers and designers, Saga Holographic, have been working on the bike for three years, since coming up with the idea while cycling through the .... More>>
02 May 2024
Active Oxfordshire secures £1.3 million to tackle shocking levels of inequality
Active Oxfordshire secures £1.3 million to tackle shocking levels of inequality
  Active Oxfordshire has received £1.3 million to tackle inactivity and inequality and launch a new programme for children. The funding has come from the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Berkshire West Integrated Care Board (BOB ICB), Oxfordshire County Council and the region’s city and district councils. It is .... More>>
02 May 2024
Mark Tweedie joins Miova to lead on pivot to active wellbeing
Mark Tweedie joins Miova to lead on pivot to active wellbeing   Consultancy and change architects, Miova, have welcomed industry veteran Mark Tweedie on board. Tweedie had most recently headed up Brimham’s Active, which was launched in 2021 by Harrogate Borough Council with an unprecedented £47 million facility investment programme. He assisted with the creation of a health .... More>>
26 Apr 2024
Sport England’s Active Lives insight finds record activity levels, but enduring health inequalities
Sport England’s Active Lives insight finds record activity levels, but enduring health inequalities   While British adults are the most active they’ve been in a decade, health inequalities remain with the same groups missing out, according to Sport England’s latest Active Lives Adults Report. Between November 2022 and November 2024, 63.4 per cent of the adult population met the Chief Medical Officers’ guidelines .... More>>
24 Apr 2024
Immediate rewards can motivate people to exercise, finds new research
Immediate rewards can motivate people to exercise, finds new research   Short-term incentives to exercise, such as using daily reminders, rewards or games, can lead to sustained increases in activity, according to new research. Researchers found that even a simple daily reminder encouraged people to move more, while offering financial incentives or point-based rewards was even more .... More>>
21 Apr 2024
Mytime Active calls a halt to dumping 432,000 pairs of plastic overshoes into landfill each year
Mytime Active calls a halt to dumping 432,000 pairs of plastic overshoes into landfill each year   Charitable trust, Mytime Active, has removed all single-use plastic overshoes from its swimming pools and leisure centres, as part of ongoing sustainability efforts. Across the trust’s six swimming pools in the Borough of Bromley, this will save 432,000 pairs of plastic overshoes from going into landfill every .... More>>
21 Apr 2024
Workers' Educational Association and CLUK team up to launch Carbon Literacy Course
Workers' Educational Association and CLUK team up to launch Carbon Literacy Course   Community Leisure UK is helping the drive to Net Zero with the launch of a bespoke carbon literacy course. Offered in partnership with the Workers' Educational Association, the course runs over two half days and is delivered via virtual meetings. It's open to anyone working in the UK's charitable sport, leisure .... More>>
20 Apr 2024
Circadian Trust invests in wellness to support its NHS partnerships
Circadian Trust invests in wellness to support its NHS partnerships   Operator Circadian Trust has launched a five-year growth drive designed to support health and wellbeing across South Gloucestershire, UK. The initiative will see a £2.4m investment in its five Active Lifestyle Centres. CEO, Mark Crutchley, says the organisation is committed to ensuring South Gloucestershire .... More>>
18 Apr 2024
US named world’s largest wellness economy, reaching US$1.8 trillion valuation
US named world’s largest wellness economy, reaching US$1.8 trillion valuation   The Global Wellness Institute (GWI) has released new data on the US’ wellness economy, valuing it at US$1.8 trillion. According to the organisation's recent report – called The Global Wellness Economy: United States – the US is the world’s leading wellness economy and is now double the size of China’s .... More>>
18 Apr 2024
Andy King launches The Conveners podcast to champion the pivot to wellbeing
Andy King launches The Conveners podcast to champion the pivot to wellbeing   The fitness sector’s pivot to active wellbeing is being discussed in a new weekly podcast, called The Conveners, and hosted by chair of GM Active and director of Miova, Andy King with industry veteran, John Oxley, as a guest presenter. As leisure, health and social care converge, the duo will invite guests to .... More>>
17 Apr 2024
Everyone Active launches Everyone Golf – plans to link health and fitness and sport portfolios
Everyone Active launches Everyone Golf – plans to link health and fitness and sport portfolios   Everyone Active has launched a golfing brand, Everyone Golf, after new contract wins made it the UK’s second-largest golf operator in the UK, with ten courses. Unveiled this week, the new brand includes a refreshed look and feel across the sites, a website for booking, which has live updates and fly-through .... More>>
16 Apr 2024
UK Active Awards for excellence open for nominations
UK Active Awards for excellence open for nominations   UK Active has announced details of its annual health and fitness industry awards ceremony, which will take place in Birmingham on the evening of Thursday 3 October at the International Convention Centre. The trade body has created 16 award categories for 2024, including new additions, with the Outstanding .... More>>
16 Apr 2024
Hospitality veteran Belinda Steward takes the helm at Places Leisure
Hospitality veteran Belinda Steward takes the helm at Places Leisure   Social enterprise, Places Leisure, which is part of the Places for People Group, has appointed Belinda Steward as MD. Steward was previously MD at Derwent FM, which is also part of Places for People (PFP). Before joining PFP she held a number of leadership roles, including for hospitality brands such as .... More>>
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