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  Gympass acquires Andjoy and 7Card as it looks for European expansion
Gympass has completed the acquisition of Spanish corporate fitness platform Andjoy and Benefit Seven (7card), a fitness subscription provider in Romania. The company acquired both businesses from French-owned catering and corporate services provider Sodexo for an undisclosed sum. Both Andjoy and 7card are big .... more
  Celeb-driven brand, FitLab, raises $15m – plans 500 studios with at-home, in-club and events bundled in one membership
Hybrid fitness platform FitLab has closed its Series A financing, bringing total capital raised to more than US$15m. FitLab will use the funding to scale its portfolio of brands, which will see it accelerate the opening of boutique fitness studios, launch new mass-participation events and develop new .... more
  Trib3 takes fitness to the metaverse in deal to use The Sandbox
Boutique chain Trib3 will become one of the first fitness operators to establish a presence in the metaverse, making its workouts available in The Sandbox. Trib3 has struck a deal to enter The Sandbox – a blockchain-based decentralised metaverse – which joins companies and brands such as sports giant Adidas and .... more
  NordicTrack launches voice-controlled dumbbells that work with Amazon's Alexa
At-home fitness brand NordicTrack from iFIT has launched what it says are the first voice-controlled, adjustable dumbbells to work with Amazon's virtual assistant Alexa. The NordicTrack iSelect dumbbells can be electronically adjusted from five to 50 pounds in seconds with a voice command to a compatible .... more
  National survey to explore mental health of fitness sector workforce
The Workforce State of Mind Survey, now in its second year, has begun to gather data to gain insights into how the mental health of people working in the sector has been faring since the https://www.healthclubmanagement.co.uk/health-club-management-features/Management-Mental-wealth/35026?source=search">inaugural .... more
  Planet Fitness buys Sunshine Fitness for US$800m
Planet Fitness has signed an agreement to acquire Sunshine Fitness – an operator of 114 Planet Fitness fitness clubs in the US – in a deal worth US$800m. The cash and shares deal, which is expected to be finalised during the first quarter of 2022, will allow Planet Fitness to diversify across more geographies, .... more
  Londoners told to avoid exercise today due to very high levels of air pollution
People living in London have been advised to avoid or reduce strenuous exercise today (Friday 14 January) – especially outdoors – due to exceptionally high levels of air pollution caused by an area of high pressure over western Europe. This weather system means emissions and pollutants are not dispersed by the .... more
  Hussle says partnership with McDonald's led to 'massive rise' in number of people looking at gyms
A marketing partnership between fitness marketplace Hussle and fast-food giant McDonald's resulted in a significant increase in the number of people looking at gyms via the platform. The campaign saw Hussle offer fitness-based prizes as part of the fast-food chain's annual Monopoly promotion, which took place .... more
  Fitness industry has a critical role to play in healthcare says new report
The UK government should encourage – and make it easier – for doctors and other health and care professionals to refer people to fitness facilities in order to reduce pressures on the health service. A report launched today (12 January) calls for health clubs, leisure centres, gyms and swimming pools to serve .... more
  GLL's Mark Sesnan awarded OBE for services to the leisure industry
Mark Sesnan, co-founder and CEO of GLL, has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours List 2022. Sesnan founded the social enterprise in 1993 and has been instrumental in growing it into one of the UK’s largest operators of public leisure facilities, was given the award for services to the UK leisure industry. .... more
  Sharron Davies launched online fitness platform
Former Olympian and TV presenter Sharron Davies has launched a new online health and fitness programme. Designed for all ages and abilities, the workouts provided by the new Sharron Davies Training platform require no equipment. Access to the platform is priced at £9.99 per month – or £95 a year. .... more
  4 Global IPO values the business at £24m
4 Global – a partner in the Moving Communities initiative – has completed an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange's Alternative Investment Market, valuing the business at £24m. The Moving Communities monitoring and evaluation tool was launched by Sport England in early 2021, to enable .... more
  Vaccines are more effective in people who exercise
Physically active people are 50 per cent more likely to develop higher levels of antibodies after receiving a vaccine, when compared to those who are physically inactive. The finding comes from a study ​​by Glasgow Caledonian University, which suggests that getting people to exercise can significantly increase .... more
  United Fitness Brands snaps up Triyoga
United Fitness Brands (UFB) has added London-based operator Triyoga to its portfolio. Triyoga, which operates five studios across London, UK, is the fourth brand to join the newly launched fitness and wellbeing ‘supergroup’ of boutiques fitness operators which already includes Boom Cycle, KOBOX and Barrecore. .... more
  ACSM Trends 2022 report is out – highlights wearable tech, outdoor fitness and strength training
Wearable technology, outdoor exercise activities and strength training are among the trends expected to shape the worldwide fitness industry during 2022. The annual ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal worldwide survey – which predicts sector trends by surveying 4,500 health fitness professionals globally – .... more
Jobs in this issue
Personal Trainer
Archway, London, UK
energie fitness
Group Sustainability Manager
Hinckley
Everyone Active
Recreation Attendant
Taunton, UK
Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
Glasgow, UK
énergie Fitness
Fitness Motivator and Personal Trainer
Nottingham, UK
Everyone Active
Sales and Fitness Coach
Winchester, UK
Energie Fitness
Self Employed Personal Trainer
Nottingham
Everyone Active
Fitness Motivator
Nottingham
Everyone Active
Operations Assistant
Rickmansworth, UK
Everyone Active
DUTY MANAGER
Surbiton, UK
Surbiton Racket and Fitness Club
Quality Development Manager
Exeter, UK
Water Babies
Operations Assistant
Westminster, London, UK
Everyone Active
Operations Assistant
Kensal Green, London, UK
Everyone Active
Recreation Attendant
Dulwich, London, UK
Everyone Active
Recreation Attendant
Dulwich, London
Everyone Active
Team Leader
Dulwich, London, UK
Everyone Active
Duty Manager
Wellington, UK
Everyone Active
Sales Advisor/Club Promoter
Acton, London, UK
énergie group
Swimming Instructors (Level 2)
Harlow, UK
Harlow Leisurezone
Leisure Operations Assistant (Lifeguard)
Harlow, UK
Harlow Leisurezone
General Manager
Welling High Street, Welling, UK
énergie group
Personal Trainer
Winchester, UK
Energie Fitness
Sales Manager
Acton, London, UK
énergie group
Sales Manager
Blackburn, UK
énergie group
Club Promoter - New Gym Opening
Acton, London, UK
énergie group
Swimming Coach
Wimbledon, London, UK
Wimbledon College
Activities Manager - Rutland Water
Oakham, UK
Anglian Water




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