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28 Sep 2022
Women are less active than men finds Eurobarometer. The European Commission is tackling inequality with a raft of new initiatives
Women are less active than men finds Eurobarometer. The European Commission is tackling inequality with a raft of new initiatives   New Eurobarometer research results, published by the European Commission, show conclusively that women remain less active than men. In an exclusive interview with HCM – undertaken as part of a collaboration with Europe Active – European Commissioner, Mariya Gabriel, says she's targeting this inequality .... More>>
22 Sep 2022
Energy bills subsidised by 50 per cent under UK government relief scheme
Energy bills subsidised by 50 per cent under UK government relief scheme   The UK government has announced it will subsidise energy bills by at least 50 per cent for businesses, charities and public sector organisations for six months, starting from 1 October 2022. This is welcome news for health and fitness operators in the UK, some of whom are facing an "existential threat" due to the .... More>>
21 Sep 2022
Millions take part in National Fitness Day to celebrate the power of exercise
Millions take part in National Fitness Day to celebrate the power of exercise   Operators across the physical activity sector open up to the public today offering free sessions and activities in celebration of National Fitness Day, an initiative organised by industry body, UK Active. This year’s theme, ‘Fitness Unites Us’, aims to emphasise how sport and physical activity can bring people .... More>>
17 Sep 2022
Apply now – Churchill Fellowship is offering financial support to ten innovators in the physical activity sector
Apply now – Churchill Fellowship is offering financial support to ten innovators in the physical activity sector   The Churchill Fellowship – the operating name of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust – is searching for innovative exercise-inspired projects that could transform people’s mental and physical health. The initiative is part of a partnership with UK Active, which is now in the second of a three-year tie up. This year’s theme is “physical activity: making moves for .... More>>
15 Sep 2022
Who’s open and closed during Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral?
Who’s open and closed during Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral?   With an additional bank holiday announced in the UK out of respect for Queen Elizabeth II and to observe the state funeral on Monday 19 September, business owners are making decisions about whether to close, modify opening times or stay open to serve the public’s needs. In the fitness industry, the action that .... More>>
15 Sep 2022
New 100-station gym drives attendances up by 43% at Tarka Leisure Centre
New 100-station gym drives attendances up by 43% at Tarka Leisure Centre   The Tarka Leisure Centre in North Devon, which reopened in June after a £15m revamp, welcomed 33,800 visitors in August – up 43 per cent from the previous year. Participation in July had increased by 33 per cent from the same month in 2021, showing an accelerating trend. The investment transformed the town’s .... More>>
07 Sep 2022
Michelle Donelan becomes tenth culture secretary in 11 years
Michelle Donelan becomes tenth culture secretary in 11 years   Michelle Donelan has been appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport by the UK’s new prime minister, Liz Truss. As a 15-year-old she spoke at the Conservative Party conference in Blackpool, stating that she wanted a future in politics. She started her political career as an MP in 2015 .... More>>
02 Sep 2022
Football Foundation to invest £92m in creating multi-sport facilities
Football Foundation to invest £92m in creating multi-sport facilities   The Football Foundation is to invest 40 per cent of its total funding over the next three years in multi-sport facility projects. Worth a projected £92m and running until 2025, the investment will create facilities designed to support both football and additional sports – such as rugby, cricket, netball, and .... More>>
22 Aug 2022
Walking and cycling will now be available on prescription in parts of the UK
Walking and cycling will now be available on prescription in parts of the UK   Eleven local authority areas in England are sharing £12.7m as part of a multi-year funding programme to deliver social prescriptions for walking and cycling. The investment allows GPs to offer exercise sessions as part of a new trial to improve mental and physical health and reduce health disparities across the .... More>>
12 Aug 2022
Open water swimming venue launched in London's Canary Wharf
Open water swimming venue launched in London's Canary Wharf   A new open water swimming venue has been launched in the heart of Canary Wharf, London, UK – one of Europe's most prestigious office and commercial districts. More than 600sq m of open water has been made available for swimmers through a partnership initiative between the Canal & River Trust, swimming operator .... More>>
09 Aug 2022
Sesnan questions Tower Hamlet insourcing decision – says it will increase costs by £2.1m a year
Sesnan questions Tower Hamlet insourcing decision – says it will increase costs by £2.1m a year   Mark Sesnan, CEO of GLL, has pushed back on Tower Hamlet Council’s decision to take the operation of its leisure services back in-house when GLL’s contract ends in April 2024, saying it will increase costs. Sesnan told HCM “We’re obviously extremely disappointed with the decision to change delivery .... More>>
08 Aug 2022
'Highest quality' motion capture system could help transform recovery and rehabilitation
'Highest quality' motion capture system could help transform recovery and rehabilitation   A solution dubbed the 'world’s highest quality motion capture system' could help sports scientists, personal trainers and other professionals working across recovery and rehabilitation provide more accurate advice and exercise regimes. Created by motion capture specialist Vicon, the new Valkyrie system could .... More>>
05 Aug 2022
Solar technology reduces swimming pool heating costs to zero in energy-saving pilot scheme
Solar technology reduces swimming pool heating costs to zero in energy-saving pilot scheme   Easton Leisure Centre in the UK has announced a 100 per cent reduction in heating costs of its 25m swimming pool this summer. Leading a pilot project set up by Bristol City Council and Everyone Active, 800 solar thermal tubes were installed on the roof in May, costing £89,000, which has cut its energy costs .... More>>
01 Aug 2022
Fibr is a new social and careers platform for the US fitness industry
Fibr is a new social and careers platform for the US fitness industry   Fibr, a new social platform connecting fitness professionals with each other and potential employers has launched. Created by a team spearheaded by Neal Spruce – formerly of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and CEO of Dotfit – it's designed to help school leavers and fitness instructors find the .... More>>
01 Aug 2022
Altrincham Leisure Centre’s £22m revamp gets green light
Altrincham Leisure Centre’s £22m revamp gets green light   A £22m refurbishment of Altrincham Leisure Centre has been given the go ahead by Trafford Council. Sport England has supported its development under the council’s “Trafford Moving” strategy, which aims to provide sustainable and accessible leisure amenities to the community. Some of the new facilities will .... More>>
22 Jul 2022
Edinburgh’s new £47m Meadowbank Sports Centre designed to transform lives
Edinburgh’s new £47m Meadowbank Sports Centre designed to transform lives   Edinburgh’s new Meadowbank Sports Centre has opened after a five-year, £47m build which saw the demolition of the original Meadowbank Stadium on the site. The original Meadowbank was constructed for the 1970 Commonwealth Games, which it hosted in 1970 and 1986. Owned by The City of Edinburgh Council and managed .... More>>
20 Jul 2022
UK Active and Nike’s Open Doors in school holiday programme aims to keep kids active and away from food poverty
UK Active and Nike’s Open Doors in school holiday programme aims to keep kids active and away from food poverty   UK Active and Nike have launched the 2022 Open Doors programme. The scheme provides children and young people with the opportunity to connect, be active, eat well and have fun at twelve selected schools across London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool during the summer holidays. The Tottenham Hotspur .... More>>
18 Jul 2022
This new club is automated, staffless, climate neutral and only offers self-powered equipment
This new club is automated, staffless, climate neutral and only offers self-powered equipment   Twenty Four, a new automated gym and sports facility, where all equipment is self-powered, has opened in Ludwigsburg, Germany. The new addition is part of Urban Harbor, a 200,000sq m industrial area that is being transformed by Max Maier Urban Development to become Europe’s first climate-neutral urban district. .... More>>
06 Jul 2022
2022 Rugby League World Cup delivers £25.8m boost to northern communities
2022 Rugby League World Cup delivers £25.8m boost to northern communities   The Rugby League World Cup's social impact programme has resulted in £25.8m of investment in local communities across northern England. According to an independent report, which looked at the social impact of the tournament, the event has already led to improvements in facilities, local economies and the .... More>>
04 Jul 2022
Health clubs on front line of healthcare in new initiative
Health clubs on front line of healthcare in new initiative   A two-year research project will look to find ways to transform the UK's physical activity facilities into musculoskeletal (MSK) hubs that could be used by the National Health Service (NHS). Called Healthy Ageing Challenge, the project aims to design a system-based approach to better integrate leisure .... More>>
01 Jul 2022
ukactive Awards winners announced as sector reunites to celebrate excellence
ukactive Awards winners announced as sector reunites to celebrate excellence   The best in the business from across the physical activity sector were honoured last night (30 June) as the winners of the ukactive Awards 2022 were announced at Birmingham’s ICC. The awards ceremony took place in person for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic and saw the sector come back together with .... More>>
01 Jul 2022
New initiative tackles intimidation and sexual harassment
New initiative tackles intimidation and sexual harassment   At UK Active’s Active Uprising event yesterday (30 June) in Birmingham, Hattie Jones, the head of consumer engagement, announced that UK Active, Sport England’s This Girl Can and CIMSPA are teaming up to make gyms, health clubs and leisure centres safer and more inclusive for women. Sport England also confirmed .... More>>
23 Jun 2022
£2.2bn worth of London 2012 legacy investment in PE Premium 'has failed'
£2.2bn worth of London 2012 legacy investment in PE Premium 'has failed'   The London 2012 Olympic legacy investment designed to improve physical education at primary schools has failed, according to a study. Academics at the University of Winchester looked into the effects of £2.2bn worth of investment in primary PE since 2012, known as the Primary PE and School Sport Premium (or .... More>>
23 Jun 2022
Everyone Can task force aims to narrow inequalities for people with disabilities
Everyone Can task force aims to narrow inequalities for people with disabilities   A special task force has been established to boost physical activity opportunities for people with disabilities. Part of UK Active’s inclusivity-focused Everyone Can programme, the task force will unite industry leaders, private operators and governing and representative bodies in partnership with organisations .... More>>
20 Jun 2022
You can now get in-goggle swim training from Smart goggle startup, Form
You can now get in-goggle swim training from Smart goggle startup, Form   Form, a Vancouver-based tech startup that creates smart swimming goggles, has released a new collection of digital real-time workouts for swimmers called Plans. Following a period of development and research with world-class coaches, users can now benefit from digital swimming coaching from more than 20 fitness .... More>>
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