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  Government 'needs to set out business support' to avoid cliff-edge moment for fitness sector
The government needs to urgently set out its plans to support physical activity and fitness businesses, if it intends to delay Step 4 of its COVID-19 lockdown exit plan. All restrictions on social distancing in England are set to be lifted on 21 June – a date dubbed as "freedom day" – and the government will .... more
  Glofox to offer health clubs and studios 'instant access' to financing
Glofox will begin offering health clubs, gyms and fitness studios instant access to financing, following a deal struck with Stripe Capital. The club management software provider will use Stripe Capital to offer fitness businesses flexible financing and help them to bounce back from the pandemic. The service .... more
  Exclusive: Bricks Group to launch its gym chain, U Time, in the UK and Europe
Hong Kong-based Bricks Group has revealed plans to launch its health club chain, U Time, in Europe and the UK. U Time currently operates a chain of clubs in Hong Kong and Thailand and has also secured properties in a number of South East Asian countries. It has positioned itself in the affordable market .... more
  Newcastle's new £30m luxury leisure development to include health club and hotel
A £30m luxury leisure development scheme which has been more than a decade in the making has finally been given the green light by Newcastle City Council. The Malhotra Group is looking to create a 100,000sq ft flagship complex by refurbishing a number of Grade II-listed buildings in Newcastle city centre, located .... more
  Apple to add new health features to watchOS with next update
Apple has previewed its much-awaited watchOS 8, the operating system for its Apple Watch. The latest update to the system will add a number of health and wellness features, with a focus of making the device "even more essential for users to stay healthy, active, and connected". Set to launch in .... more
  Kanva completes CA$25m redesign of Montreal's 'living museum', the Biodome
Work has been completed on the redevelopment of Montreal's Biodome – a science museum which occupies the site of the former velodrome built for the 1976 Olympic Games. The Biodome allows visitors to walk through replicas of five ecosystems found in the Americas – a tropical rainforest, a maple forest, the Gulf .... more
  Heatherwick's Little Island – an 'urban park on stilts' – opens on Hudson River
Little Island, a 1.1-hectare (11,000sq m) urban park built on stilts on the Hudson River in New York, has opened to the public. Designed by Heatherwick Studio, in partnership with Arup and Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects (MNLA), the park and performance venue features 540 metres of pathways and a range of .... more
  Germany’s first inland surf park secures approval
Plans to build Germany's first inland surf park have been approved by the Hallbergmoos municipality government in Munich. The decision will pave the way for the development of Surftown MUC, located close to the Munich international airport to the north of the city. Surftown MUC will offer waves which can be .... more
  Gymbox and WeWork sign deal for exclusive collaboration
Gymbox has signed a partnership agreement to provide members of flexible workspace provider WeWork with both in-person and on-demand fitness classes. WeWork members will gain access to an bespoke package of Gymbox workouts, with classes covering seven branded categories – from Sweat and Strength to Holistic. .... more
  PureGym's Rebecca Passmore: bounceback since lockdown 'much better than expected'
The number of health club members returning to gyms since lockdown has beaten all expectations, according to Rebecca Passmore, UK managing director of PureGym. Talking exclusive to HCM, Passmore said the bounceback was both strong and "continuing", reflecting consumers' confidence in returning to fitness .... more
  First glimpse of Manchester's new urban park by Studio Egret West
New images have been released of what will become the first new public park in Manchester, UK, in more than 100 years. Called Mayfield Park, the new urban green space has been designed by landscape architects Studio Egret West. It will be part of the £1.4bn Mayfield regeneration scheme – one of the largest in .... more
  David Lloyd recruits Tom Watson for Team PB programme
David Lloyd Clubs has enrolled former Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson to help raise the profile of its new Team PB programme. The six-week programme aims to motivate, encourage and support people to realise their health goals, specifically with the pandemic and its physical and mental effects in mind. .... more
  Survey confirms huge takeup of digital during lockdowns
The combining of physical and digital has been playing an important role in membership-based fitness businesses, according to a new global customer survey by Virtuagym. The survey looked at gyms, fitness studios and personal trainers that use Virtuagym services from the beginning of 2021. It shows that, during .... more
  TRIB3 and Urban Gym Group sign 20-site deal for Benelux
TRIB3 has secured a franchise deal which will see it open 20 studios across Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The boutique operator has signed the area development deal with Dutch entrepreneur and investor, Jordy Kool, who has been given exclusive territory rights to the Benelux region. Kool is the .... more
  MackNext creates VR experience for Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg
Attractions Management understands that MackNext, the innovation department of Mack Group, is working on a new VR experience at the family-owned Miniatur Wunderland visitor attraction in Hamburg, Germany. The project is currently in the development phase and will be developed in a purpose-built space at .... more
Jobs in this issue
Head Instructor
Epping, UK
Essex Boot Camp
Swim Manager
Uttoxeter, UK
Everyone Active
Swim and Duty Manager
Washington, UK
Everyone Active
Team Leader
Chesham, UK
Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Amersham, UK
Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Chesham
Everyone Active
Healthy Lifestyle Project Officer Harrow (HLPOH)
Watford, UK
Watford Football Club Community Education Trust
Swimming Teacher
Bristol, UK
Everyone Active Stadium
Duty Manager
Middlesbrough, UK
Everyone Active
Assistant Club Manager
Lewisham, London, UK
NRG Gym Ltd
Assistant Club Manager
Gravesend, UK
NRG Gym Ltd
Duty Manager
Leamington Spa, UK
Everyone Active
Leisure Centre Duty Manager
Milton Keynes, UK
Stantonbury International Sports Centre
Operations Manager
Winchester, UK
Everyone Active
Centre Managers
Coventry, UK
CVLIFE
Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)
Cheltenham, UK
Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Chipping Campden, UK
Everyone Active
Y Club Leisure Centre Manager
Manchester, UK
Y Club
Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)
Gainsborough, UK
Everyone Active
Operations Assistant (Dry Site)
Market Rasen, UK
Everyone Active
Membership Consultant
Market Rasen, UK
Everyone Active
Self Employed Personal trainers
Gainsborough, UK
Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Gainsborough, UK
Everyone Active
Team Leader
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Everyone Active
Operations Manager
Enderby, Leicester, UK
Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Whitby, UK
Everyone Active
Membership Consultant
Market Harborough, UK
Everyone Active




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