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Jon Johnston launches Reiver Fitness

Industry veteran Jon Johnston, formerly managing director of Matrix Fitness, today announced the launch of two new businesses, Reiver Fitness and Headroom Sport Ltd.

Reiver Fitness will distribute a number of innovative fitness product lines to gym operators and PTs, while Headroom will offer consulting services to the industry.

Johnston says Reiver will focus on providing a route to market for innovative fitness and sports products. He told Health Club Management: "The aim is to be agile and fast moving, reflecting the speed with which the market is changing, growing and diversifying."

Johnston is working with functional fitness equipment brands Stealth, Reaxing, SmartFit and Musclesound. He said: "We will be focusing on growing successful partnerships between suppliers, innovators and distributors."

He's also involved with a range of entrepreneurial ventures, such as pop up spinning events featuring live DJs, the first of which took place at Bestival, with more to come in London.

Johnston was a founder director of Matrix Fitness and left the business yesterday after a successful 10 year stint at the helm.

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Industry veteran Jon Johnston, formerly managing director of Matrix Fitness, today announced the launch of two new businesses, Reiver Fitness and Headroom Sport Ltd.
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Jon Johnston transformed Matrix Fitness UK into a £40m company before stepping down this month
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A new guide document on swimming pool safety – which all UK pool operators will
The Bannatyne Group has completed a £750,000 upgrade of its Russell Square club in the
A new £33m modular leisure complex, housing an Olympic-sized swimming pool, has been given the
Boutique club operator Studio Lagree has opened its third London studio, at Nobu Hotel Shoreditch.
Budget club operator Pure Gym has reached 1 million members in the UK, following a
A consultation launched earlier today by not-for-profit health body ukactive will look to shape future
Global Wellness Summit
Global Wellness Summit
Construction work has begun on a new leisure centre in Stone, Staffordshire, as part of
A futuristic leisure centre, featuring an indoor street and winter garden running through the spine
To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week in March, Leisure Opportunities is undertaking an employer survey
The British public is being invited to take part in a national loneliness survey, launched
The Thames Club in Staines, Surrey, has added a dedicated hot yoga studio to its
Construction work has officially begun on the new £10m Ingleby Barwick Leisure Centre in Stockton-on-Tees.
Rephouse
Rephouse
ukactive has named Dr James Steele as its new principal investigator – a role which
A new four-day “celebration of physical activity” – combining a conference, awards night and a
US-based health club operator Orangetheory Fitness is looking to strengthen its foothold in the UK
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Features
Gym design
We take a closer look at Trainyard Gym, the stunning street-art inspired, recently opened 3,500sq m Shangri-La health club in Hotel Jen, Beijing
Features
Retention
Member retention is often a challenge, with operators typically losing 50 per cent of their membership annually. But a close look at the habits of clubs with impressive retention rates suggests that how you communicate with members significantly impacts their loyalty
Features
IHRSA update
Last June, executive VP of fitness for private-equity firm New Evolution Ventures (NeV) Derek Gallup became chair of IHRSA. Here, Gallup, who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years, provides an insight into NeV’s operations and shares his intentions for his time at IHRSA
Features
Sponsored briefing
With the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on the horizon, Paul Simpson, chief operating officer of Legend Club Management Systems, explains why it’s vital operators take action on how they store and secure all member data
Features
Changing rooms
Gender neutrality has never been more topical, with high-profile restaurants and museums recently replacing their male and female toilets with gender-neutral facilities. We explore if it is time for all gyms to swap single-sex communal changing spaces for gender-neutral facilities
Features
Research
A new study by researchers at the British Psychological Society suggests that personality type can impact the effectiveness of a person’s exercise regime as it influences their preferred workout style, frequency and location
Features
Fitness-kit.net
Lauren Heath-Jones rounds up the latest health and fitness products and services
Features
ukactive update
Following the release of a new report on mental health in the workplace, ukactive’s public affairs director Huw Edwards, highlights physical activity’s role in workplace wellbeing
Features
Fitness foresight
Health Club Management’s annual Fitness ForesightTM looks at the key trends, influences and opportunities shaping the health and fitness sector over the coming year – and beyond
Features
ukactive update
As a new year begins, ukactive’s CEO Steve Ward explains the not-for-profit’s plans for making 2018 the year that physical activity makes its biggest impact in society to date
Features
Consumer trends
Aged 21 years or younger, Generation Z are the next customers and employees of health clubs worldwide. Tom Walker asks generational researcher Denise Villa, PhD, how this tech-savvy and social media-driven generation will affect the industry
Features
People
Interview
WeWork’s mission is to humanise work, so putting the social experience at the centre of fitness is how we intend to reinvent the traditional gym experience
People
People profile
We want to help gym operators to leverage their space and maximise their earning potential
People
Interview
I don’t quite understand why others in the sector have decided that staffing is the best place to cut costs. Low cost airlines don’t reduce costs by removing the pilot and the flight crew
People
People profile
The technology they have at nanoM can help to pinpoint potential issues before you even know about them
People
People profile
For gyms looking to engage with this demographic, they need to make socialising part of the mix… they at least need to have somewhere where they can offer people a cup of tea after the class
People
Interview
We took the team away for three days and asked them, ‘what does the future look like?’ What we came up with was a 360-degree wellness concept
People
People profile
Clear plans for a future capital realisation event, innovations such as ‘thé Yard’ and ambitious growth plans make this an exciting time to be joining énergie
People
Interview
I’ve found that if you offer a great product, pair it with the right marketing tailored to the right target group, and you remain open to feedback, it will eventually work
People
People profile
We allocate a fitness coach to every single member and offer all members a training session with their coach every single month
People
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Directory
Gym consultancy services
Gym Angels: Gym consultancy services
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Fitness assesment
MYZONE: Fitness assesment
Audio visual
Lightmasters UK Ltd: Audio visual
Retail solutions
Swimrite Supplies Ltd / SRS Leisure: Retail solutions
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Lockers
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Clothing/promotional merchandise
Taylor Made Designs: Clothing/promotional merchandise
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Data and technology theme for active-net 2018
Data and the use of technology to enhance participation will be the theme of active-net 2018.
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Increase sales with the brands your members trust
By 2019, the UK sports nutrition market is predicted to increase by a further eight percent to £527 million.
Property & Tenders
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Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-02 Mar 2018
BBC MediaCityUK, Salford, United Kingdom
Diary dates
05-09 Mar 2018
Various,
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