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Les Mills and Alliance join forces to drive exercise participation

Leisure development company Alliance Leisure and group exercise specialist Les Mills UK are working together in partnership to help operators install facilities that can help drive participation in communal physical activity.

By combining their expertise and research, the two companies are focused on adopting a holistic approach to facility development, providing solutions for both the physical building and studio programming to help motivate users.

Les Mills UK’s immersive cycling experience, the Trip, which combines AV, lighting and full screen projection, features in Alliance’s £5m (US$6.6m, €5.5m) redevelopment of Salt Ayre Sports Centre in Lancaster, Lancashire.

The two companies now plan to collaborate with each other on other projects.

Alliance Leisure is working on a number of developments under the UK Leisure Framework, which is designed to make public sector facilities more efficient and affordable.

“Partnering with Les Mills allows us to offer operators the latest solutions in facility development and group fitness, which will help them to attract new markets and widen participation,” said James Foley, commercial director of Alliance Leisure.

Aimee Barry, business development director at Les Mills UK, said: “With more facilities understanding the importance of group exercise, innovation and design our partnership will provide an easy framework to help deliver inspiring spaces which motivate members to keep coming back.”

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Leisure development company Alliance Leisure and group exercise specialist Les Mills UK are working together in partnership to help operators install facilities that can help drive participation in communal physical activity.
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Les Mills UK’s immersive cycling experience, the Trip, features in Salt Ayre Sports Centre
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SportSoft UK Ltd
SportSoft UK Ltd
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Ridgeway Furniture
Ridgeway Furniture
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Research
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Features
Nutrition
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Features
Research
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Features
Research
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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
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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
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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
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Workplace fitness
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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
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Industry trends
Stephen Tharrett and Mark Williamson of US-based research and consulting firm ClubIntel share the take-home messages from the 2017 International Fitness Industry Trend Report
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SIBEC review
Eddie 'the Eagle' Edwards was the keynote speaker at SIBEC Europe 2017. He talks to Health Club Management about how fulfiling his Olympic ambitions changed his life
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Interview
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People profile
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Interview
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People profile
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Interview
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Company profiles
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Company profiles
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Directory
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Computer solutions
Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Limited: Computer solutions
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Clothing/promotional merchandise
Taylor Made Designs: Clothing/promotional merchandise
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Audio visual
Lightmasters UK Ltd: Audio visual
Exercise equipment
Physical Company Ltd: Exercise equipment
Club management software
Brightlime: Club management software
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Lockers
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers
Featured suppliers
Featured supplier: Increase sales with the brands your members trust
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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.
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