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21 May 2022
Strava integrates with injury-prevention app
Strava integrates with injury-prevention app   Strava, a leading social platform for athletes, has acquired Recover Athletics, a startup providing evidence-based prehab workouts to runners. The move gives Strava subscribers access to Recover Athletics’ app, which includes personalised injury prevention plans and exercises. “Recover Athletics addresses a .... More>>
21 May 2022
UN picks Go Fit’s public-private model as example of best practice
UN picks Go Fit’s public-private model as example of best practice   Go Fit has been selected by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) as an example of best practice for public–private partnership collaboration (PPP). The company’s core values, model and achievements were presented in a case study at the 6th UNECE International PPP Forum, in Barcelona. The .... More>>
17 May 2022
Young girl dies after tragic incident at David Lloyd club in Luton
Young girl dies after tragic incident at David Lloyd club in Luton   A young girl has died following an incident at the David Lloyd gym at Capability Green, Luton. According to the BBC, police were called to the club last Thursday at around 8pm. They confirmed that a four-year-old girl was taken to hospital by emergency services and that she died not long after. “It is with .... More>>
16 May 2022
Active Nottingham publishes a free book called Can We Splash? to get families into swimming
Active Nottingham publishes a free book called Can We Splash? to get families into swimming   Active Nottingham, part of Nottingham City Council, has released a children’s book called Can We Splash? to encourage more parents to take children swimming. The team at Active Nottingham became aware that many families in the area have never been swimming and the book has been developed to help parents .... More>>
13 May 2022
Derby's new Moorways Sports Village unites fitness, sport, wellness and waterplay
Derby's new Moorways Sports Village unites fitness, sport, wellness and waterplay   The new £42m Moorways Sports Village will open its doors to the public on Saturday 21 May. The community-focused development is the result of a partnership between Derby City Council and Everyone Active – which will run the facility and the adjacent Moorways Stadium with its outdoor athletics track and football .... More>>
10 May 2022
Sport England puts £5.25m on the table to tackle inequalities in partnership with UK Active
Sport England puts £5.25m on the table to tackle inequalities in partnership with UK Active   Sport England and UK Active have signed a five-year partnership agreement which will see the two organisations tackle inequalities within the sport and physical activity sector. The systems partnership, spanning seven strategic areas, includes £5.25m worth of funding over the five-year period, provided by .... More>>
09 May 2022
Energy sobriety will be the key theme at European Energy Transition Conference
Energy sobriety will be the key theme at European Energy Transition Conference   How can organisations, including health club and leisure businesses, decarbonise, generate clean energy and harness attitudes of 'energy sobriety' to reduce CO2 emissions? These are some of the issues to be discussed at this year’s European Energy Transition Conference. Held from 31 May to 2 June at Palexpo, .... More>>
28 Apr 2022
Berlin cools its famous pools to make political statement on Russian gas
Berlin cools its famous pools to make political statement on Russian gas   Those looking to have a dip in Berlin's famous heated outdoor pools this summer will be in for a chilly surprise. Water temperatures at the German capital’s 16 gas-heated lidos – or Sommerbäder – will be kept two degrees celsius lower than normal. The decision to lower the temperature was made by the pools' .... More>>
28 Apr 2022
Zero carbon health club and sports centre planned for Toronto
Zero carbon health club and sports centre planned for Toronto   Global design practice Perkins & Will has unveiled plans for a net-zero operational carbon community sports centre, health club and cultural hub in Toronto, Canada. A first-of-its-kind for Ontario, the multi-purpose centre is set to achieve net-zero status through energy-efficient design and renewable energy .... More>>
07 Apr 2022
Final report from UK Active shows health clubs beating COVID
Final report from UK Active shows health clubs beating COVID   UK Active has released its final report on COVID-19 cases among health club, leisure centre and swimming pool customers. The report, called Safe and Essential, covers the last tranche of findings from research that was launched in July 2020 and reported regularly to track the correlation between COVID-19 .... More>>
29 Mar 2022
4Global reveals growth plans following IPO, hires Kerstin Obenauer to drive global expansion
4Global reveals growth plans following IPO, hires Kerstin Obenauer to drive global expansion   Sports data analysis and consultancy firm 4Global has appointed Kerstin Obenauer as chief customer officer as part of a new growth strategy. The company, which holds substantial public sector contracts for organisations such as Sport England, did an IPO in January 2022 valuing it at £24m. Obenauer will head up .... More>>
29 Mar 2022
Prehab4Cancer programme cuts treatment time for cancer patients
Prehab4Cancer programme cuts treatment time for cancer patients   A new cancer prehabilitation programme is achieving groundbreaking results by bringing the health and fitness and activity sectors together with medics. Prehab4Cancer (P4C), a partnership between GM Cancer Alliance and Greater Manchester's GM Active, has released its first set of results showing a raft of .... More>>
23 Mar 2022
Increased spend on physical activity, sports bras and plant-based food show changing consumer wellness habits
Increased spend on physical activity, sports bras and plant-based food show changing consumer wellness habits   Consumers’ growing interest in exercise, health and wellness have been highlighted by changes to the UK government’s inflationary measures, with sportswear and healthy food in the ascendance and participation in exercise and activity making its first-ever appearance. Inflation is calculated based on a ‘basket of .... More>>
23 Mar 2022
GLL to manage Lee Valley's sporting venues
GLL to manage Lee Valley's sporting venues   Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) has appointed Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) to manage its range of sports facilities on a 10-year contract. GLL, a charitable social enterprise which operates facilities under its "Better" brand, is set to take over the LVRPA's six venues from 1 April 2022. Located .... More>>
22 Mar 2022
Activity sector launches drive to net-zero
Activity sector launches drive to net-zero   The health, fitness and activity sector is ramping up its sustainability drive to net-zero with the launch of a new alliance called the Sport Environment and Climate Coalition (SECC). The new body will support the sector to decarbonise – a challenge that has assumed great importance since the start of the war in .... More>>
21 Mar 2022
Nuffield Health partners with Access Sport to tackle health inequalities
Nuffield Health partners with Access Sport to tackle health inequalities   Nuffield Health will use the power of sport to tackle the stark health inequalities across Greater Manchester. The healthcare charity has partnered with Access Sport for a ground-breaking project, which will combine resources and expertise in order to improve the lives of 15,000 disadvantaged local young people .... More>>
04 Mar 2022
UK Active advises the sector on how to help Ukraine
UK Active advises the sector on how to help Ukraine   Health and fitness operators, wellness brands and other industry organisations wanting to help the aid efforts in Ukraine have been given a list of charities they can support financially. UK Active said it has been contacted by a number of its members to see how they might be able to help, saying: "We're .... More>>
28 Feb 2022
UK government must drive through plans to build fitter, stronger nation, says Huw Edwards
UK government must drive through plans to build fitter, stronger nation, says Huw Edwards   The UK government must offer greater clarity on how it plans to support the health and fitness industry when it comes to re-engaging people with exercise – especially in city and town centres – according to UK Active CEO, Huw Edwards. “The government cannot ignore the impact health inequalities have had on the .... More>>
21 Feb 2022
GLL facilities get a battering during storm Eunice
GLL facilities get a battering during storm Eunice   Two staff were injured and Twenty Six GLL leisure facilities had to close their doors on Friday 18 February, as Storm Eunice swept west across the UK and Europe with devastating force and speed. Mark Sesnan, CEO of GLL, told HCM "We operate all the main public leisure centres in Cornwall and Cardiff and we .... More>>
15 Feb 2022
Physical activity sector essential to UK government’s levelling up ambitions
Physical activity sector essential to UK government’s levelling up ambitions   The physical activity sector will have an essential role to play in delivering the UK government's plans to "level up" and tackle longstanding economic, social, and health inequalities. The government this month published its much-awaited, flagship Levelling Up White Paper, which sets out plans to .... More>>
03 Feb 2022
Les Mills heads into the Metaverse with launch of Bodycombat VR
Les Mills heads into the Metaverse with launch of Bodycombat VR
  Les Mills has created a VR version of its Bodycombat workout and made it available in the Metaverse. The global group fitness specialist has teamed up with VR specialist Odders Labs to transform the Bodycombat programme into a high-octane VR gaming app on the Quest platform. The game pits players against .... More>>
03 Feb 2022
Ground-breaking research establishes best times of day to exercise
Ground-breaking research establishes best times of day to exercise   An international team of scientists has carried out a study to help gauge how and why exercise performed at different times of the day can have different effects on the body. The research focused on how the body produces different health-promoting signalling molecules which have a broad impact on health, .... More>>
26 Jan 2022
Premature death rates decrease the more people exercise
Premature death rates decrease the more people exercise   More than 110,000 premature deaths could be prevented each year in the US if adults over the age of 40 added just 10 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity to their daily routine, according to research. The study found that the more people exercised, the more death rates decreased. Researchers at the .... More>>
25 Jan 2022
Anthony Joshua-backed BXR to open 'highest gym' in the City of London
Anthony Joshua-backed BXR to open 'highest gym' in the City of London   Boutique boxing gym brand BXR London will open its second full-service club in London next month. BXR City, will open on 22 February 2022 on the 25th floor of the tallest tower in the UK and Europe – 22 Bishopsgate. Marketed as "the highest gym in the City of London", the club follows the opening of the .... More>>
21 Jan 2022
Four hours exercise a week can slow down development of Parkinson's
Four hours exercise a week can slow down development of Parkinson's   People with early-stage Parkinson’s should do regular exercise to slow down the progression of the disease. The finding comes from a six-year study that followed 237 people who were developing Parkinson’s. The participants in the study had an average age of 63. Their exercise levels at the start of the .... More>>
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