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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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Budget operator Xercise4Less has named fitness industry veteran Peter Wright as its new CEO.
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Group Exercise
Equally important for operators, the survey revealed more than 50 per cent of group exercise growth came from a C2DE audience (the three lower social and economic groups)
Features
EHFF 2019
The sixth European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), will take place on 3 April 2019 in Cologne, Germany, the day before the start of FIBO. HCM gives a sneak preview
Features
Supplier showcase
With a new update coming out in 2019, Myzone is trailblazing in the fitness wearables market
Features
Retail
Years ago, gym retail meant a small selection of basic products sold behind a counter. Now retail can turn more profit more than anywhere else in the gym, with opportunities in activewear, supplements and specialised gym equipment. We look at what’s working according to three industry experts
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Training
The UK’s first hotel with high altitude rooms has opened its doors, hot on the heels of the launch of a hypoxic chamber at the new Third Space in London. Is altitude training heading for the mainstream? Kath Hudson reports
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Sweating the details
The ubiquity of screens offers our sector greater reach than ever before. The challenge is to find creative solutions to transform this perceived threat into an opportunity
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Flooring
The feel of a certain surface under a member’s feet can unconsciously put them in the right headspace to workout. We take a look at the latest flooring projects inspiring members to move...
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Trends
Is going sub-zero the next big thing in health clubs? We take a closer look at the benefits of cryotherapy and some of the options on offer if you’re thinking of making the leap into the big chill
Features
Wellness
Our industry needs to get older people significantly more active if the UK is to avoid a major crisis in social care, says a new report. Abi Harris explains what the key findings mean for you
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Report
What role can sport and physical activity play in preventing crime and anti-social behaviour – and are our prisons making the most of this opportunity to change lives? Kate Cracknell reports
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People
In London, people are familiar with the boutique concept, but elsewhere it’s still relatively new, so initially it was a challenge to educate people in Manchester about our benefits, when they were used to paying budget club prices
People
We raised around £20m of capital for our first Social Impact Fund. We’re on course to receive outcomes payments of about £60m, with predicted savings to government of about £130m
People
As an operator, you need to pick your price point and do what you can for that, but do it really well. We have great quality facilities, but what we offer isn’t luxury
People
Our education programme, Mind Set, covers everything from gut health and weight management to positive psychology and behaviour change
People
When someone comes to a 1Rebel club for the first time and finds chilled, eucalyptus-infused towels in a fridge, that experience is wonderful. but by the 100th visit, there’s a demand for new experiences
People
I think we’ll start to see more pay-as-you-go concepts, as they offer better value for money and flexibility. HIIT will stay popular and we will see more use of data in workouts to engage people
People
In a 45- to 50-minute Blaze workout, members can burn anything from 500 to 1,000 calories
People
You can do lots of great stuff, but find there are still large numbers of people who don’t engage. If you can start to understand why, then you’re onto something
People
As long as people do the 30-minute circuit, twice a week, they are guaranteed results, and that’s a simple message to get across
People
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