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  Excurio and The Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle create evolutionary VR experience
Virtual reality creators Excurio has teamed up with experts from The Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle to create Life Chronicles London, a free-roaming VR experience. Visitors to Eclipso Centre in London’s Westfield Stratford mall have access to The UK’s first 1,000sqm free-roaming VR experience. Led by .... more
  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
  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
  The Park Playground opens first immersive VR franchise in Porto
The Park Playground, has opened its first Immersive VR franchise in Porto, Portugal. The Porto venue is the company’s fifth European location and includes a bar and catering, alongside three free-roam fields offering The Park Playground’s full library of original immersive VR experiences. Opening today .... more
  Bridgerton Season three – most Instagrammed locations
Following the release of season three Of Bridgerton, a study reveals its ten most Instagrammable filming locations. The study, conducted by QR code Generator, analysed Instagram data for each of the 20 filming locations in Bridgerton Season thee, with the total number of posts featuring location hashtags .... more
  Total Fitness to launch purpose-built Women’s Gym
Following the success of its first site in Whitefield, Total Fitness is launching a purpose-built Women’s Gym in Wilmslow. The concept has been trialled using an area of the Whitefield club that was converted to the Women’s Gym, but the second site will be purpose built. The new 4,500sq ft club will include .... more
  David Beckham and F45 settle out of court – Beckham remains a shareholder
David Beckham and F45 Training have finally settled the breach-of-contract lawsuit around Beckham’s ambassadorial agreement with the boutique fitness franchisor. Beckham became an ambassador for F45 in 2021, as a result of his friendship with Hollywood actor, Mark Wahlberg, an existing investor. According to .... more
  Apple adds new Vitals app and training load feature to watchOS 11
Apple has previewed the upcoming watchOS 11, which has more health and fitness insights and offers more personalisation than ever before. David Clark, Apple’s senior director of watchOS Engineering, says: "The watchOS is the world’s most advanced wearable operating system, supporting users to stay healthy, .... more
  Noraxon motion capture enables PTs to analyse human movement in real-time
Noraxon’s next-generation motion capture system, MyoMotion, can be used by PTs to enable custom training programmes, minimise injuries and help with rehabilitation by measuring athletes’ movements in real-time. The 3D Inertial Motion Capture System software is part of the MyoResearch suite of products. .... more
  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
  WIT Fitness set for relaunch as co-founders buy back majority stake
Co-founders of specialist gym and fitness wear company, WIT Fitness, have returned to the brand to lead the business in partnership with Frasers Group. Retail giant, Frasers Group – owner of House of Fraser, Sports Direct and Everlast Gyms – acquired WIT in January from administrators RG Insolvency. Now the .... more
  WeMet snaps up Spanish Holmes Place clubs from Basic-Fit
Basic-Fit has signed an agreement to sell five Holmes Place clubs it acquired as part of the RSG Group estate in March. The acquisition included 42 McFit clubs, which are an ideal match for conversion to the Basic-Fit brand, along with five high-spec Holmes Place clubs that were not a fit for the brand. In its .... more
  UK health club market hits record highs
The UK health and fitness is performing well, especially the private sector, with member numbers, market value and penetration reaching all-time highs. These are the key findings from Leisure DB, which launches its annual State of the UK Fitness Industry Report at the Evolve conference today (6 June), in .... more
  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
  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
Jobs in this issue
Exercise Referral Instructor
Everyone Active
Epping Forest Keeper (countryside Ranger)
Loughton, UK
City of London Corporation
Aquatics Officer - dual site
Northwich, UK
Brio Leisure
Fitness Manager
Everyone Active
Climbing Activities and Wellbeing Coordinator
Everyone Active
Strategic Manager Leisure Partnerships and Health
Swansea, UK
Swansea Council
Centre Manager - dual site
Ellesmere Port, UK
Brio Leisure
Centre Manager - dual site
Chester, UK
Brio Leisure
Activity & Wellbeing Leader
Everyone Active
Chief Executive Officer
Barkingside, Ilford, UK
Redbridge Sports & Leisure
Swimming Teacher
Rickmansworth, UK
Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Watford, UK
Everyone Active

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