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Boom Cycle to open fifth London site in early 2019

Boutique fitness operator Boom Cycle will launch its fifth site next year.

Scheduled to open early 2019, the new indoor cycling club in London's Waterloo will be located close to the London Eye and is part of the Southbank Place development.

Hoping to utilise the footfall at the adjacent Waterloo Railway Station – which sees 100 million visitors and commuters every year – Boom Cycle will launch its biggest site to date, housing two studios, a retail and shake bar and a full food and beverage area.

The Waterloo studio will also be the first Boom site to hold an alcohol licence on site.

Launched in 2011, Boom Cycle currently operates four sites in London – in Holborn, Hammersmith, Monument and Battersea Power Station.

Since 2014, the company has seen average year on year attendance growth of 47 per cent and average year on year revenue growth of 77 per cent.

The company has revealed plans to expand the brand and last month named industry veteran David Lloyd as its non-executive chair.

According to Boom co-founder Hilary Rowland, Lloyd – who founded David Lloyd Leisure in 1982 and subsequently floated it on the stock market – will help guide the indoor cycling brand's "rapid expansion" and strategic development.

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Supplier showcase
With a new update coming out in 2019, Myzone is trailblazing in the fitness wearables market
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
Retention
Getting retention right is the key to success in gyms with memberships. Paul Bedford has turned retention into a science. We share case studies and top tips from the latest retention research
Features
Conference Report
The recent Power Plate RISE event (Retention, Insights, Solutions, Engagement) brought together research, expertise and practical solutions, supported by industry speakers Dr Paul Bedford, retention specialist and David Minton, CEO of The Leisure Database Company (TLDC)
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Group Exercise
We look at the current group exercise landscape and ask what’s likely to be trending in the year ahead, as well as tactics club operators can use to improve their results
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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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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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Trends
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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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People
The new FIBO CAMPUS will have 13 themed sessions, ranging from fitness and health through personnel management to digitisation, offering a line-up for visitors – be they gym operators, physiotherapists or trainers
People
A couple of years ago, I attended a women’s leadership summit at IHRSA. I really enjoyed being in a room with female business leaders and left inspired to do more of that kind of activity, but couldn’t find an outlet
People
We’re seeing more big box gyms opening boutique-style offerings within their clubs. The question is, can they be good at delivering one thing when they have all the other gym operations to deliver? Because let’s be honest – if they can do that, our concept is in trouble!
People
I don’t think there’s a better way to shred fat and build definition than via group exercise kickboxing/boxing and more importantly, it’s flat-out super fun
People
That’s the biggest change I see in the fitness industry now: these young people come up with a new concept and they get capital to launch it, as opposed to the old days when you were under-financed.”
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
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