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  Talilla Henchoz's Club V goes global
An online fitness community, created by personal trainer and social media influencer, Talilla Henchoz, during lockdown as a way of giving something back, has gone global. Henchoz, daughter of Patrick Henchoz, founder of Esporta Health and Fitness Clubs, started offering daily live workouts on Instagram for .... more
  Body Fit Training and F45 locked in legal battle over patents
Two functional fitness franchises are continuing their legal battle over a dispute relating to patents. In August, Body Fit Training (BFT) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court in California against F45 Training in an attempt to invalidate two of its existing patents. In retaliation, F45 has now began .... more
  Xponential Fitness plans 50 locations in Saudi Arabia in deal with Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair Company
Xponential Fitness has entered the Saudi Arabian gym market with the launch of five boutique studios in capital city Riyadh. Each new studio will be operated under a different brand and the openings are part of a master franchise agreement signed with Ezdihar Sports in 2019, which will see more than 50 studios .... more
  Activity sector unites to push back over Chancellor’s Winter Economy Plan
Chancellor Rishi Sunak's proposals to support the economy through the next six months of the pandemic "are not enough" to secure the future of the physical activity sector. Sunak's Winter Economy Plan – revealed in parliament yesterday (24 September) – will, among other measures, replace the current furlough .... more
  Good news – gyms and group exercise classes not affected by new 'Rule of Six'
The UK government's 'Rule of Six' has come into force in physical activity facilities today (24 September). The good news is that gym and pool activities, including group exercises classes, are exempt from the Rule of Six, so long as COVID-19 protocols are followed. This ruling also applies to aqua aerobics .... more
  Bear Grylls leads activities on another successful National Fitness Day
The UK's physical activity sector has come together to get millions of people active during National Fitness Day 2020. Gyms, leisure facilities and activity providers have hosted thousands of free events, helping to make it the most physically active day of the year. Schools took part in a syncronised 10 .... more
  Exercise and depression – promising research published
A study by Rutgers University has suggested that it could be possible to predict which young adults with major depression would benefit most from exercise. The Rutgers-led team studied two groups of young adults with major depression, focusing on aerobic exercise and its impact on depressive symptoms. For a .... more
  Pinewood Studios, home to James Bond and Star Wars, set to house major visitor attraction
The UK's best-known film studio, used for the filming of blockbusters such as the James Bond and Star Wars franchises, is set to house a major new visitor attraction. Called "Pinewood Studio Experience", the 350,000sq ft themed attraction will be inspired by the hit films and older classics to have been filmed at .... more
  California gyms sue state over COVID-19 closures
Health club and gyms operators in California are suing state governor Gavin Newsom in an attempt to reopen the state’s fitness facilities. The California Fitness Alliance (CFA) filed the lawsuit in response to Newsom’s measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 – which CFA says "unfairly targets" the fitness .... more
  Letter to Boris: give us a central role in COVID-19 recovery, says activity sector
More than 100 sport and physical activity bodies have sent a letter to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, urging him to give the sector a central role in the nation’s COVID-19 recovery plans. The coalition requests an urgent support package from the government – similar to the one provided to the arts and .... more
  Gyms in the UK are continuing to control COVID-19 – research
Gyms in the UK are continuing to successfully control COVID-19 transmisssion, according to the latest figures released by industry body, ukactive. There were 22 million visits to fitness facilities during the two months following reopening, with the number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 visits logged as 0.34, .... more
  People believe exercising is the best way to support the NHS
Exercise has been voted the number one way the public can help the NHS – ahead of paying taxes and cutting down on smoking and drinking. A study of 2,123 UK adults by Savanta ComRes found people believe being physically active to improve their health will support the NHS and reduce pressure on its services. .... more
  Gyms could get payouts on business interruption insurance following high court ruling
Hundreds of thousands of small companies in the UK – including those operating in fitness and leisure – are set to receive payouts on interruption insurance policies, following a high court judgment in a test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The case examined the policy wording of eight .... more
  Boutiques back to 91 per cent of pre-COVID levels in some world regions
Boutique gym attendance and class bookings in some world regions have bounced back to around 91 per cent of pre-COVID levels. The figure comes from research by gym management software provider, Glofox, which collated and analysed data from gym attendance and class bookings globally – including online classes – .... more
  Government's extension of commercial rent protections a 'lifeline' for gyms
The government has further extended protection from rent enforcement activity until the end of the year. The measure, in force for England and Wales, provides relief for gyms and leisure centres and had been set to expire at the end of September. According to industry body, ukactive, many of its members were .... more
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Aylesbury, UK
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Buckingham, UK
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Community Fitness Manager
Bow Road, London, UK
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Wickford, UK
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Basildon, UK
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Basildon, UK
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Hemel Hempstead, UK
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Porchester Centre, London, UK
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Carlton Vale, London, UK
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London, UK
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Carshalton, UK
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