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McGrath joins Hilton as disability champion

Hilton UK & Ireland has announced the appointment of Michael McGrath as disability champion to assist the group in understanding the needs of disabled guests at its 78 hotels.

McGrath, who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy, made history recently by becoming the first disabled person to visit both the North and South Poles. He reached the North Pole in 2002 and the South Pole on 13 January this year.

He said: “The trip to the South Pole was to highlight ability, not disability – to celebrate what people can do rather than what they can’t. It is this attitude that I will bring to my role as disability champion for Hilton.”

Wolfgang M Neuman, area president of Hilton UK & Ireland, said: “Hilton believes that disabled guests should have the same experience in our hotels as able-bodied guests wherever possible and Michael will provide us with invaluable assistance in this area.”Details: www.hiltongroup.com

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Hilton UK & Ireland has announced the appointment of Michael McGrath as disability champion to assist the group in understanding the needs of disabled guests at its 78 hotels.
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Fitness operator HITIO Gym has signed its first franchise agreement in the UK. The Norway-based
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Corporate fitness sales specialist Gympass has secured a three-year extension to its deal with premium
Bury St. Edmunds Leisure Centre in Suffolk has become the first facility in the UK
Services giant Serco Group has appointed Simon Bailey as the new managing director of its
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Global Wellness Summit
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Construction work is set to begin later this spring on a £38m leisure centre and
British Blind Sport, UK Deaf Sport and national disability charity Sense have launched a joint
US operator Fitness Connection, which has 41 health clubs across three states, has been acquired
Chris Symons, who has spent the past 18 years at leisure trust GLL, has been
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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
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
Features
Supplier showcase
With a new update coming out in 2019, Myzone is trailblazing in the fitness wearables market
Features
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
Features
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
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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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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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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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
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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
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
We’ll be opening our own fitness studios, offering a mixture of group and personal training, and bringing our own consumer products to market via a new partnership with Moda Living
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
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
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
In a 45- to 50-minute Blaze workout, members can burn anything from 500 to 1,000 calories
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
I don’t think the American boutiques will come to London. I don’t think the way they do things translates and their model isn’t quite right for London either. I think it’s best we leave them to it, and hopefully they’ll leave us to it as well
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
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