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Xercise4Less appoints Peter Wright as CEO

Budget operator Xercise4Less has named fitness industry veteran Peter Wright as its new CEO.

Wright – who replaces the outgoing Simon Tutt – joins Xercise4Less from Turkish health club chain Mars Sportif, where, since 2013, he has helped to grow the business from six to 86 clubs.

During his 25-year career in fitness, Wright has also held the roles of CEO of Body Masters fitness chain in Saudi Arabia and COO at Virgin Active.

“Peter joins at a very exciting time and I’m fully confident he can take Xercise4Less to the next level of growth and deliver on our aggressive expansion plans," said Jon Wright, Xercise4Less founder.

Xercise4Less currently operates 52 clubs nationwide and is in the midst of an expansion push which will see it open up to 10 gyms by the end of 2018 and a further 40 over the following two years.

Earlier this year, the company secured growth investment worth £42m from Swedish credit provider Proventus Capital Partners and set itself a target of having 100 clubs in the UK by the end of 2020.

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Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
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Retention
Are you optimising HIIT for your members, or are they put off by the pain? Abigail Harris looks at research into ways to better support members towards a positive outcome
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Statistics
The fitness market in Europe is entering a new phase of growth according to the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2019 by EuropeActive and Deloitte. HCM reports
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Retention
There’s no one thing that will fix your member retention, but clarity of mission, a strong culture and an eye for data will drive significant change. Kate Cracknell reports from this year’s Retention Convention
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Innovation
Silicon Valley hacker Dave Asprey used his tech skills to gather the latest fitness kit to create a bio hacking boutique. Kath Hudson investigates cusapero
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Active ageing
The older people get, the more likely they are to have a long term health condition. But getting ill is not an inevitable consequence of getting older, so targeting the over 50s market could bring about multiple wins. Kath Hudson reports
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Research
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Strength
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Analysis
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New technology is transforming the way the health and fitness industry functions and interacts with customers. Liz Terry catches up with operators around the industry for an update
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People
With two instructors per class – one devoted to correcting form – we fix people, and this creates clients for life
People
Much of the fitness industry branding is based on a no pain, no gain philosophy, but we didn’t want to present Rabble like that, even though a session is ridiculously tiring!
People
We want to develop the next generation of health and wellbeing centres, offering a mix of clinical, physical and emotional wellbeing services
People
As clubs with swimming pools and health and beauty facilities, the low cost model wasn’t going to work for us, but the clubs weren’t as high-end as David Lloyd clubs either. Our first intervention was to win over the staff and encourage them to act as though it was a high-end club
People
We estimate that we have 110,000 children in primary schools that have introduced the Daily Mile as part of the everyday school day. That’s 400 schools, and the feedback is great. It’s been a real success
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Our members are busy people who, when they come to see us in between their work meetings, want to be pushed. That’s easier with a trainer
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The founders of F45 Training have done an incredible job building a global brand, and with this partnership, we hope to continue to disrupt the fitness industry
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So, the competition is now here… and who’s to say it always has to be at a premium price point? Why shouldn’t someone also come in with a cheaper at-home option?
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Technogym has helped us ensure that every facility has the same selection of equipment. It’s part of the commitment we’ve made to deliver a top quality service for every community
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Company profile: Escape Fitness Limited
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Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
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