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Franklin tasked with driving global growth at Les Mills

Martin Franklin has been appointed chief operating officer of Les Mills global markets, with responsibility for leading teams in the UK, Russia, India, the Middle East and Africa.

His remit will also include responsibility for Les Mills customer experience function CX, which will see him represent the club customer voice in all internal projects and product strategies.

Franklin has worked for the brand since 2013, with his career in the fitness industry spanning over 20 years.

In further news, Wendy Coulson has been promoted to chief executive of Les Mills UK and Ireland. Coulson has worked in the leisure industry for 20 years and was previously employed at Lloyds Bank for 10 years. She worked for Warner Leisure Hotels before moving to Les Mills as customer experience director in 2015.

Coulson will focus on the UK, which is a key business for the brand.

“We want to provide more direction and support for our independent teams, while proactively driving faster growth in all our global markets, but particularly the exciting new territories of Russia, India, the Middle East and Africa,” said Keith Burnet, global chief executive of Les Mills.

“This will allow our UK team to focus solely on growing the home market, having done a great job incubating Russia, India, the Middle East and Africa over the last few years.”

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Martin Franklin has been appointed chief operating officer of Les Mills global markets, with responsibility for leading teams in the UK, Russia, India, the Middle East and Africa.
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Martin Franklin has worked at Les Mills since 2013
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Research
The most important piece of advice to come out of this research is that there is not one type of exercise that is suited to everyone
Features
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
Features
Research
A new study has shown that combining yoga with aerobic exercise is twice as effective at reducing heart disease risk factors in patients than either done alone
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
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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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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
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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
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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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Buyer Insight
What factors influence decisions made by the industry’s top buyers? Tom Walker speaks to the head of procurement at David Lloyd Leisure about how the company keeps its offer fresh
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Fitness-kit.net
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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
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People
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People profile
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Interview
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Interview
Fitness World works with a team of anthropologists to segment its market by needs, age and gender to identify locations for new gyms
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Interview
46 per cent of our customers say their number one reason for coming to us is because it makes them feel good. That’s exactly what we’re trying to achieve
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Interview
When I took over, I was solid on the wellness side of things, but I suddenly became responsible for property, operations and other aspects of running a business
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People profile
I often see clubs guaranteeing specific results for members, despite having little knowledge about their members’ goals or current levels of health and fitness. I wanted to avoid falling into this trap
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People profile
We want to help gym operators to leverage their space and maximise their earning potential
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People profile
I strongly believe the fitness industry is at the beginning of an increasingly innovative period and it’s exciting to be at the heart of that as part of the FIBO team
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