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  UK aims to be most active nation on earth by 2030
Paralympic champion and ukactive chair Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has issued a rallying cry for the UK to become the most active nation in the world by 2030. Grey-Thompson made her comments to mark the 50-day countdown to the National Fitness Day, an annual event which will this year celebrate its 10th .... more
  Equinox and SoulCycle to require proof of vaccine at their studios
Equinox Group will require customers and employees to provide proof of vaccine, if they want to enter its Equinox clubs, SoulCycle studios and corporate offices. The policy has been introduced after a company-wide survey showed an overwhelming majority of members expressing support for requiring vaccines in .... more
  Experts tell UK government to launch 'Work Out to Help Out' campaign
A cross-party DCMS Committee in the UK has called on the government to launch a Work Out to Help Out campaign to incentivise people to get involved in organised sport and physical activity. The recommendation was one of a number made in a cross-party DCMS Committee report Sport in our Communities, .... more
  Urban Health Club goes 24/7 and plans further growth
Urban Health Club in Ludwigsburg, Germany, has introduced a 24/7 operation. The €2.8m hub for fitness, wellness, athletics, calisthenics – which forms part of the Urban Harbor regeneration project – has added a UHC The Gym concept, which includes an outdoor gym. UHC The Gym will be open to members 24/7 and .... more
  Half of lapsed US gym members plan to rejoin
Nearly half (49 per cent) of health club members in the US who've cancelled their membership since the pandemic began are eager to rejoin their clubs within the next six to 12 months. This is one of the key findings of the The Next Fitness Consumer report, compiled by ClubIntel, the IHRSA Foundation and .... more
  ukactive: government’s Disability Strategy "falls short"
Industry body ukactive has joined the chorus of organisations across a number of sectors calling the government's new National Disability Strategy a "missed opportunity". While campaigners and charities have welcomed some of the measures introduced in the £1.6bn strategy – such as plans to increase the number of .... more
  BestFit continues on the acquisition trail – buys EuroFit
German fitness operator BestFit Group has acquired regional gym chain EuroFit for an undisclosed sum. The deal will see BestFit add all five EuroFit clubs – in Kassel, Herford, Minden, Osnabrück and Marburg – to its portfolio. EuroFit was founded in 2009, with a business model that mixes large gym floors .... more
  Jorvik's global art project will connect 14 cities
The Jorvik Group has launched a major global art project which will connect 14 cities around the world. Working in partnership with the York Guild of Media Arts, the visitor attractions operator will host South Korean media artist and film-maker, Taeheon Lee, for a virtual residency, in which he’ll collaborate .... more
  Disney World show goes gender-neutral
The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida has changed some of its messaging as part of a strategy to become more inclusive to all guests. The greeting at its famous firework show, for example, no longer references gender. The message, which said "ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, dreamers of all .... more
  Myzone signs deal to become heart rate monitor partner of TRX
Myzone has signed a partnership deal with TRX, which will see the wearable tech firm become the heart rate monitor partner of the suspension training specialist. The deal will see both Myzone and TRX communities being offered deals on new accessories. These include TRX offering Myzone "movers" within the EMEA .... more
  US fitness sector lost US$20bn in 2020 - but recovery is 'on the horizon'
The US fitness industry lost around 58 per cent of its revenues during 2020, due to the pandemic and the subsequent lockdowns and club closures. According to the The 2021 IHRSA Global Report, the US health club market generated revenues of just US$15bn in 2020 – down from the record US$35bn it created in .... more
  FitnessConnected and IHRSA confirm event will go ahead in November 2021
Speaking exclusive to HCM, Ralph Scholz and Nathalie Smeeman have confirmed that B2B trade show FitnessConnected will go ahead this year as a face-to-face event. The news follows the postponement of FIBO to April 2022 earlier this week. The .... more
  Humphrey Cobbold says Pingdemic is a huge challenge for the sector as up to a quarter of staff are isolating
The Pingdemic of people receiving notifications on their phones, telling them to self-isolate because of contact with COVID-19 cases, is threatening to create staff shortages across health clubs and fitness studios in England and Wales. The fitness sector universally welcomed the lifting of all remaining .... more
  Xponential Fitness completes IPO, with share price slightly below estimates
Xponential Fitness has completed its initial public offering (IPO), becoming the second major franchised operator – after F45 Training – to go public this month. The global boutique fitness giant listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on 23 July, with an opening share price of US$11.20 – below its .... more
  The Gym Group launches interactive HIIT studios in partnership with Fiit
The Gym Group has extended its partnership with digital fitness platform Fiit, becoming the first budget gym operator to offer its members a hybrid club-in-club option. Seen as a merging of the world of digital fitness and traditional brick-and-mortar health clubs, the deal will see the introduction of the .... more
Jobs in this issue
Operations Assistant
Slough
Everyone Active
Club Manager NRG Manchester
Manchester, UK
NRG Gym Limited
Fitness & Duty Manager
Aylesbury
Everyone Active
Duty Manager
Aylesbury
Everyone Active
Receptionist
Bristol
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Carshalton
Everyone Active
Trampoline Coach
Carshalton
Everyone Active
Operations Assistant
South Oxhey, Watford, UK
Everyone Active
Swim Teacher
Bristol
Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Bristol
Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Bristol
Everyone Active
Membership Consultant
Middlesbrough
Everyone Active
Membership Consultant
Stratford-upon-Avon
Everyone Active
Membership Consultant
Nationwide
Everyone Active
Operations Manager
Moulton, Northampton, UK
Everyone Active
Duty Manager
Cheltenham
Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
Glasgow, UK
énergie Fitness
Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)
Bristol
Everyone Active
General Manager truGym
Ipswich, UK
truGym
Sports Facilities Officer
Brighton, UK
Brighton & Hove City Council
Duty Manager
Buckingham
Everyone Active
General Manager
Stockton-on-Tees, UK
truGym
Fitness & Duty Manager
Buckingham
Everyone Active
Lead Swimming Teacher
London Borough of Richmond, UK
Springboard Swimmers
Facilities Manager/Sports Development Officer
Fleckney, Leicester, UK
Fleckney Parish Council
Fitness Motivator
Alcester, UK
Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
Dundee, UK
énergie group




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