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  Brrrn goes digital with launch of at-home fitness offering, the Brrrn Board
Brrrn – the world’s first "cool temperature fitness experience" – is launching into the at-home market with a full digital offering based on the 'Brrrn Board' – a slideboard workout. The board comes complete with programming, a variety of workout genres, recovery and 'brrreathwork' content. As part of plans to .... more
  New Virtuagym hybrid solution enables operators to monetise digital
Virtuagym has launched Stronger Together, an all-in-one, hybrid membership solution. The new service offers operators the tools to digitally engage with members and to monetise those relationships. The system has been designed to enable operators to build community, create online challenges, provide audio .... more
  Bjarke Ingels Group creates groundbreaking furniture factory with visitor centre for Vestre in Norway
Details have been revealed for what is being described as the world's most radical and environmentally-friendly furniture factory and visitor centre. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) for Vestre, the 6,500sq m factory – called The Plus – is in Magnor, Norway. It will be a "global showcase for sustainability" .... more
  Rainer Schaller buys Gold’s Gym for US$100m
Rainer Schaller, the founder of budget gym megabrand McFIT, has added iconic franchised chain Gold's Gym to his portfolio of fitness businesses. The deal, worth around US$100m, will see Gold's Gym join the Rainer Schaller Global Group (RSG Group), which already owns and operates three fitness chains – McFIT, John .... more
  Studio manager highjacks government NHS posters to promote exercise – creates viral sensation
A set of posters created by a fitness studio manager, mimicking the government's COVID-19 NHS messaging, have gone viral on LinkedIn. The posters, carrying the message of "Exercise – Protect the NHS" were created by Daniel Ward, a qualified PT who works as a studio manager at an F45 franchise in Milton Keynes. .... more
  Get fit and lose weight now says deputy chief medical officer
In a boost to the gym and physical activity sector, the UK's deputy chief medical officer, Dr Jenny Harries, has called on Brits to get fit and lose weight this summer, in preparation for the predicted return of COVID-19 in the winter months. Dr Harries says obesity is a risk the UK can 'do something about'. .... more
  The Gym Group expects to be in profit on reopening
Publicly listed operator, The Gym Group (TGG) says it has retained 80 per cent of its members during lockdown, while internal research shows it expects 92 per cent to return. All memberships were frozen on 20 March and TGG says it received a significant number of cancellations initially, but that this rate .... more
  European operations helped PureGym survive losses of £4m a week during lockdown
PureGym's operations in Europe have helped the business through the UK lockdown, according to CEO Humphrey Cobbold. In 2019, PureGym acquired Danish operator Fitness World, which has more than 230 gyms and around 600,000 members in Denmark, Poland and Switzerland, where gyms have already reopened. In an .... more
  Here are the COVID-19 operating guidelines you've been waiting for: government publishes standards for gyms, spas and sport
Following its announcement that grassroots sport could restart on 11 July and that gyms and spas could also reopen during July, the government has published operational guidance for those working across the reopening sectors. The set of documents has been designed for operators and providers of all types of .... more
  ukactive creates steering group for independent gym operators
Industry body ukactive has launched an Independent Operators' Steering Group, catering for members who run independently-owned sites or a small number of locations, as part of a bid to become more representative of the sector. The group will be made up of organisations from different areas of the sector and .... more
  COVID-19 stimulus package – VAT cut for hospitality, companies to get apprenticeship funding
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 mini-budget" at the House of Commons today, Sunak said the VAT rate on eating out, accommodation and visitor attractions would .... more
  Olafur Eliasson, Gehl and Sebastian Behmann team up to turn Copenhagen road into car-free city park
A team of architects have revealed plans to transform a multi-lane road in central Copenhagen into a green and car-free city park. The project will turn a famously congested passage to an inviting living space, where "nature is merged into the urban space". The road will be replaced by trees, water, .... more
  BREAKING: Gyms can reopen on Saturday 25 July
The UK's fitness industry can finally get back to business on Saturday 25 July, following the government's announcement today (9 July) that gyms and leisure centres can reopen their doors to the public. Culture minister, Oliver Dowden, made the announcement at the government's 5.00pm press conference. Dowden .... more
  Announcement on gym and spa reopening dates expected at 5.00pm today
HCM understands a decision on reopening dates for gyms and also for spas will be made today at a one-off government press briefing by culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, at 5.00pm. Watch the announcement live here: ***We'll keep you updated as the story breaks*** .... more
  Gyms thrash pubs by over 2,000% in google reopening searches
Interest in gym reopening in England is reaching fever pitch, with an announcement expected any time now. To calibrate interest and lighten the mood at this tense time, HCM has done an analysis of google search results. We found the search term 'When will UK gyms reopen?' has been used 1,400,000,000 .... more
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