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• Gyms on the high street – it's a go!
• JD Gyms buys Xercise4Less out of administration
• Family operator, GetSetGo! reveals launch plans


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PROVE IT. ukactive challenges government to provide the evidence it uses to justify gym closures during local lockdowns   PROVE IT. ukactive challenges government to provide the evidence it uses to justify gym closures during local lockdowns


By Tom Walker

Industry body, ukactive, has questioned the decision to close gyms and health clubs as part of some localised lockdowns. Indoor gyms, fitness studios, sports courts and swimming pools in the city of Bradford were forced to close their doors on 1 August, following an outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) in parts .... more>>
ukactive: clarification needed on leisure reopening in Scotland   ukactive: clarification needed on leisure reopening in Scotland


By Tom Walker

ukactive has questioned the Scottish government's handling of the lockdown, following reports of a delayed reopening of leisure facilities in the country. There is currently no agreed date for gyms and swimming pools to reopen in Scotland, despite England and Northern Ireland having allowed leisure facilities to .... more>>
Gyms and pubs should shut to allow schools to reopen, says SAGE advisor   Gyms and pubs should shut to allow schools to reopen, says SAGE advisor


By Tom Walker

A member of SAGE, the government’s independent group of scientific advisers, has said gyms, pubs and other leisure venues may have to close in England in order for schools to reopen, if we are to eliminate COVID-19. There is no indication that this is government policy. Speaking to The Independent, .... more>>

New law would promote exercise and 'transform' public health in the US  
By Tom Walker

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is urging US Congress to pass a new law which would encourage healthier lifestyles through physical activity. ACE says that if the COVID-19 Youth .... more>>
National Fitness Day 2020 to help UK bounce back from COVID-19 with ‘Fitness Unites Us’ theme  
By Tom Walker

This year's National Fitness Day (NFD) will be the "biggest unified celebration of fitness in UK history", according to plans revealed today (30 July). The theme for NFD 2020, which .... more>>
Gyms, pools and leisure centres reopen – collective responsibility 'crucial' for safe operations  
By Tom Walker

Health clubs, swimming pools, leisure centres and other indoor sports facilities have reopened to the public for the first time since March. In order to reopen legally, gyms and leisure .... more>>
Tax breaks and 'Workout from Work' scheme would power rebound of gym sector  
By Tom Walker

The UK's industry's leading trade associations have united to call for a major review of taxation and regulation to help operators rebound from the lockdown. Following the Chancellor’s .... more>>
Fitness professionals work with NHS on COVID-19 rehab programme for patients who have been on ventilators  
By Tom Walker

Exercise is being used to bring patients who've been seriously ill with COVID-19 back to health. The initiative was established by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and is available .... more>>
COVID-19 stimulus package – VAT cut for hospitality, companies to get apprenticeship funding  
By Tom Walker

The hospitality and attractions sectors will benefit from a temporary cut to VAT as part of stimulus measures announced by chancellor Rishi Sunak. Revealing the details of his "COVID-19 .... more>>
Glasgow Life announces opening dates for its gyms  
By Tom Walker

Glasgow Life, which runs leisure and culture facilities on behalf of Glasgow City Council, has said that it will begin opening its gyms and fitness facilities from 17 August. The .... more>>
Government agrees £320m PE and school sport funding after high-profile campaign by activists  
By Tom Walker

The government has confirmed that the £320m Physical Education and Sport Premium will be made available for the next school year (2020-21), starting this September. The Premium provides a .... more>>
Half the population 'feeling guilty' for not exercising as lockdown workouts fizzle out  
By Tom Walker

Physical activity levels in England have continued to fall from those recorded at the initial phase of lockdown – partly due to schools, shops and workplaces reopening, giving people less .... more>>
More than half of parents will send children back to swimming lessons post-lockdown  
By Tom Walker

Almost 60 per cent of UK parents plan to resume their children’s swimming lessons – even if spectator restrictions imposed to meet social distancing guidelines mean they can’t watch their .... more>>
Gyms in Northern Ireland get go-ahead to reopen on 10 July  
By Tom Walker

Gyms and health clubs in Northern Ireland have been given the green light to reopen their doors on 10 July. The Northern Ireland Executive has announced a range of measures to lift .... more>>
Groundbreaking research indicates gyms pose no additional risk of catching COVID-19  
By Tom Walker

A large-scale academic study has concluded that there is "no threat of increased COVID-19 spread" at fitness facilities, even when intensive training takes place. A team of researchers at .... more>>
Swimming faces 'a new normal' – guidance published for the reopening of UK pools  
By Tom Walker

Swimming pool users will have to adapt to a ‘new normal’ to ensure the safety of everyone visiting and working at the UK's pool facilities – according to guidance published by Swim England. .... more>>

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Katy Bowman

Interview:
Katy Bowman


In her latest book, the biomechanist and author explains why we need to widen our spectrum of movement and connect with our inner hunter-gatherer
Stefano Boeri

People profile:
Stefano Boeri


Stefano Boeri is working on a number of major green schemes in China
Back to nature

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
Right to roam

Tourism:
Right to roam


Sweden is inviting everyone to come and stay – and indulge in a spot of wild camping. Jenny Kaiser from VisitSweden talks about the initiative
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The future of leisure in times of austerity
The benefits of retreats

Last word:
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Research is showing retreats could have a positive health impact
Fuelling fitness

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Fuelling fitness


Fitness brand Reebok has partnered with global architecture practice Gensler to create 'Get Pumped' – a proposal which sees redundant gas stations across the US turned into fitness hubs
Mental health

Editor’s letter:
Mental health


Liz Terry shares her thoughts
Stephen Hulme

Profile:
Stephen Hulme


We look back on the career of Everyone Active CEO Stephen Hulme
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myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package

myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package

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Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
 
EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios

EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios

FROM SPORT-KIT.NET

Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
 
Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience

Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience

FROM SPORT-KIT.NET

The Bicester Hotel and Spa has launched purpose-built fitness and performance facilities to create a standalone, unique offering to attract a new demographic to the site.
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