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ukactive is the UK’s leading not-for-profit membership body for the physical activity sector, bringing together more than 4,000 member organisations and partners in our shared ambition to get More People, More Active, More Often.
Find out more about ukactive here...
ukactive: News and press releases
09 Jul 2024
The UK's National Sector Partners Group (NSP) has called on the new government to pledge to make the UK the most physically active nation in Europe, which it says would deliver an additional £3.6 billion in economic growth, £1 billion in NHS savings and £71 billion in wellbeing benefits..
05 Jul 2024
The National Sector Partners Group (NSPG) has issued the following statement following the result of the 2024 General Election.
02 Jul 2024
The World Health Organization has warned that 1.8 billion people are at risk of diseases such as cancer, stroke, dementia and diabetes due to a lack of physical activity.
01 Jul 2024
As the General Election reaches its conclusion, polling from Savanta commissioned by ukactive, reveals the nation’s priorities when it comes to health, physical activity and wellbeing.
26 Jun 2024
As we enter the final stretch of the 2024 General Election, the latest polls show little has really changed since the starting gun was fired on 22 May, with Labour still holding a clear lead and predictions growing of a landslide. Despite this, there have been plenty of warnings of the dangers of complacency at this stage. 
20 Jun 2024
Scotland is the only nation in the UK where a larger proportion of adults admit they are less physically active than they were five years ago, according to a survey from ukactive.
17 Jun 2024
And so the battle lines are drawn. After a few weeks of trading blows based on what each party may or may not offer on 4 July, with manifestos published all has been revealed.
15 Jun 2024
More than 200 organisations and athletes in the UK have signed an open letter to party leaders to commit to making the nation the most active in Europe after next month’s General Election.
13 Jun 2024
A coalition of more than 200 bodies, athletes, businesses and charities across health, sport, recreation, and physical activity has written an open letter to party leaders calling on them to use the General Election to #TakeTheLead and commit to making the UK the most active nation in Europe.
10 Jun 2024
The election campaign has intensified this week, with the first of the TV debates between the two primary candidates for Prime Minister crystalising the positions of both parties as we head into the middle of the campaign.
05 Jun 2024
ukactive has today (5 June) launched the 2024 Digital Futures consultation in partnership with the Digital Futures Advisory Group, offering fitness and leisure organisations, national governing bodies and active partnerships, free digital benchmarking and strategic recommendations.
03 Jun 2024
As the General Election gets underway, ukactive is ramping up its engagement on all fronts. In the first blog of our new GE24 series, ukactive Director of Research, Policy and Communications, Clemency Lion reflects on the first week of the campaign trail and picks out some key areas of interest.   
ukactive: featured in HCM and Fit Tech magazines
Health Club Management 2024 issue 6
Charlotte Greenwood talks us through new research from Savanta, which is seeking to deliver a deeper understanding of what motivates consumers
Industry insights: Back to work
HCM Handbook 2024 issue 1
Back pain is a leading source of work place absenteeism in the UK, which costs both the individuals and the economy. Kath Hudson reports on how the fitness industry is making a difference
Industry insights: The enjoyment gap
HCM Handbook 2024 issue 1
TikTok’s Shy Girl Workout, which has almost half a billion views and counting, indicates females frequently have a different relationship to the gym from men. Kath Hudson reports on how the industry is responding
Industry insights: What's ahead
HCM Handbook 2024 issue 1
As the fitness industry has bounced back from the pandemic, experts from around the world reflect on the past year and what might happen next…
Insight: All welcome
Health Club Management 2024 issue 5
As more trans women, trans men and non-binary people join health clubs, it’s time to work out a system where everyone feels included, protected and safe in the locker room. Kath Hudson reports
Life lessons: Huw Edwards
Health Club Management 2024 issue 2
Remember when there was mass hostility about London hosting the 2012 Olympics? Huw Edwards, CEO of UK Active, was there. He talks to Kath Hudson about the lessons he learned
About ukactive
About ukactive
ukactive is the UK’s leading not-for-profit membership body for the physical activity sector, bringing together more than 4,000 member organisations and partners in our shared ambition to get More People, More Active, More Often. From gyms, leisure centres, sports bodies and other activity providers, to health bodies, tech firms, major consumer brands and equipment manufacturers, our community collaborates across the private, public and third sectors. ukactive facilitates high-impact partnerships, conceives and drives breakthrough campaigns, conducts critical research and lobbies the Government to recognise the power of the physical activity sector to address today’s biggest issues – including ‘levelling up’ health, reducing the burden on the NHS and social care, reducing crime, revitalising high streets and communities, and tackling loneliness.

Key products and services
We deliver a world-class membership service which is designed to support your organisation to grow. ukactive members form a community of organisations which represents the most powerful network in the industry, supporting knowledge-sharing, new research, business improvement, and collective lobbying.

Tailored member benefits ensure your organisation has access to the latest industry news, reports and business intelligence to inform your decisions and help you grow. Member newsletters, webinars and networking events provide support from our highly skilled and dedicated team, as well as strategic leads with expertise in the critical areas for sector growth. Members also receive important government policy updates and essential technical updates for your operations, as well as discounts on ukactive events, award entries, and services from partners.

Members of our Strategic Partner Group receive access to exclusive networking events and promotional opportunities, providing a valuable platform for sector leadership, communication and new business.
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Key personnel
Mike Farrar, Chair
Huw Edwards, CEO
Steven Scales, Director of Membership and Sector Development
Jack Shakespeare, Director of Research, Policy and Communications
Key customers
Gyms, health clubs, leisure centres, fitness studios, swimming pools, sports bodies, activity providers, equipment suppliers, technology suppliers, health bodies, education bodies, health charities, consumer fitness brands
ukactive
Tel: 020 8158 9700
Address: The Bloomsbury Building, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SL, United Kingdom
Huw Edwards, CEO
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Green Gym Group partnered with Xplor Gym for an all-in-one gym management software solution to save time and improve the member experience
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We all know we need to stand more. Now an exciting new partnership between Physical and Teca Fitness expands this thinking into UK gyms and beyond
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A major refurbishment of Sport Ireland Fitness by Technogym has created a world-class public gym at the home of Irish sport
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At the heart of the Sydney Swans new headquarters in Australia is an elite player-focused training facility by strength equipment specialist BLK BOX
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Sustainability in the fitness industry is coming on in leaps and bounds as more operators refurbish their gym equipment to save money and the planet
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Coaching workshops from Keith Smith and Adam Daniel have been designed to empower your team and transform your service
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Charlotte Greenwood talks us through new research from Savanta, which is seeking to deliver a deeper understanding of what motivates consumers
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Disappointment about being passed over for promotion gave Neil Randall, the resilience he needed to climb the ranks. He talks to Kath Hudson about the challenges he faced early in his career and the skills he learned from them
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Featured supplier news: Altrafit introduces custom functional fitness equipment at Third Space
Altrafit has taken further steps to cement its reputation as a provider of high-quality, affordable functional fitness equipment that is built to last with the development and introduction of a new functional fitness keg for luxury gym operator, Third Space.
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In today's rapidly evolving fitness industry, where many online courses promise secret formulas for entrepreneurial success, the reality is that few provide the necessary knowledge to thrive in this fast-changing profession.
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Everyone Active press release: Green light for Northcroft Leisure Centre £4.6 million refurbishment
Northcroft Leisure Centre in Newbury is set for a major transformation as a result of a £4.6million investment from West Berkshire Council.
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Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: Better's summer of sport – activities for kids & families
Charitable leisure social enterprise GLL – which operate facilities in partnership with 50 local authorities under the ‘Better’ brand – has announced a sizzling summer of kids and family activities to coincide with the school holidays.
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ukactive

About us   |   Contact us   |  Company blog
ukactive is the UK’s leading not-for-profit membership body for the physical activity sector, bringing together more than 4,000 member organisations and partners in our shared ambition to get More People, More Active, More Often.
Find out more about ukactive here...
ukactive: News and press releases
09 Jul 2024
The UK's National Sector Partners Group (NSP) has called on the new government to pledge to make the UK the most physically active nation in Europe, which it says would deliver an additional £3.6 billion in economic growth, £1 billion in NHS savings and £71 billion in wellbeing benefits..
05 Jul 2024
The National Sector Partners Group (NSPG) has issued the following statement following the result of the 2024 General Election.
02 Jul 2024
The World Health Organization has warned that 1.8 billion people are at risk of diseases such as cancer, stroke, dementia and diabetes due to a lack of physical activity.
01 Jul 2024
As the General Election reaches its conclusion, polling from Savanta commissioned by ukactive, reveals the nation’s priorities when it comes to health, physical activity and wellbeing.
26 Jun 2024
As we enter the final stretch of the 2024 General Election, the latest polls show little has really changed since the starting gun was fired on 22 May, with Labour still holding a clear lead and predictions growing of a landslide. Despite this, there have been plenty of warnings of the dangers of complacency at this stage. 
20 Jun 2024
Scotland is the only nation in the UK where a larger proportion of adults admit they are less physically active than they were five years ago, according to a survey from ukactive.
17 Jun 2024
And so the battle lines are drawn. After a few weeks of trading blows based on what each party may or may not offer on 4 July, with manifestos published all has been revealed.
15 Jun 2024
More than 200 organisations and athletes in the UK have signed an open letter to party leaders to commit to making the nation the most active in Europe after next month’s General Election.
13 Jun 2024
A coalition of more than 200 bodies, athletes, businesses and charities across health, sport, recreation, and physical activity has written an open letter to party leaders calling on them to use the General Election to #TakeTheLead and commit to making the UK the most active nation in Europe.
10 Jun 2024
The election campaign has intensified this week, with the first of the TV debates between the two primary candidates for Prime Minister crystalising the positions of both parties as we head into the middle of the campaign.
05 Jun 2024
ukactive has today (5 June) launched the 2024 Digital Futures consultation in partnership with the Digital Futures Advisory Group, offering fitness and leisure organisations, national governing bodies and active partnerships, free digital benchmarking and strategic recommendations.
03 Jun 2024
As the General Election gets underway, ukactive is ramping up its engagement on all fronts. In the first blog of our new GE24 series, ukactive Director of Research, Policy and Communications, Clemency Lion reflects on the first week of the campaign trail and picks out some key areas of interest.   
ukactive: featured in HCM and Fit Tech magazines
Health Club Management 2024 issue 6
Charlotte Greenwood talks us through new research from Savanta, which is seeking to deliver a deeper understanding of what motivates consumers
Industry insights: Back to work
HCM Handbook 2024 issue 1
Back pain is a leading source of work place absenteeism in the UK, which costs both the individuals and the economy. Kath Hudson reports on how the fitness industry is making a difference
Industry insights: The enjoyment gap
HCM Handbook 2024 issue 1
TikTok’s Shy Girl Workout, which has almost half a billion views and counting, indicates females frequently have a different relationship to the gym from men. Kath Hudson reports on how the industry is responding
Industry insights: What's ahead
HCM Handbook 2024 issue 1
As the fitness industry has bounced back from the pandemic, experts from around the world reflect on the past year and what might happen next…
Insight: All welcome
Health Club Management 2024 issue 5
As more trans women, trans men and non-binary people join health clubs, it’s time to work out a system where everyone feels included, protected and safe in the locker room. Kath Hudson reports
Life lessons: Huw Edwards
Health Club Management 2024 issue 2
Remember when there was mass hostility about London hosting the 2012 Olympics? Huw Edwards, CEO of UK Active, was there. He talks to Kath Hudson about the lessons he learned
About ukactive
About ukactive
ukactive is the UK’s leading not-for-profit membership body for the physical activity sector, bringing together more than 4,000 member organisations and partners in our shared ambition to get More People, More Active, More Often. From gyms, leisure centres, sports bodies and other activity providers, to health bodies, tech firms, major consumer brands and equipment manufacturers, our community collaborates across the private, public and third sectors. ukactive facilitates high-impact partnerships, conceives and drives breakthrough campaigns, conducts critical research and lobbies the Government to recognise the power of the physical activity sector to address today’s biggest issues – including ‘levelling up’ health, reducing the burden on the NHS and social care, reducing crime, revitalising high streets and communities, and tackling loneliness.

Key products and services
We deliver a world-class membership service which is designed to support your organisation to grow. ukactive members form a community of organisations which represents the most powerful network in the industry, supporting knowledge-sharing, new research, business improvement, and collective lobbying.

Tailored member benefits ensure your organisation has access to the latest industry news, reports and business intelligence to inform your decisions and help you grow. Member newsletters, webinars and networking events provide support from our highly skilled and dedicated team, as well as strategic leads with expertise in the critical areas for sector growth. Members also receive important government policy updates and essential technical updates for your operations, as well as discounts on ukactive events, award entries, and services from partners.

Members of our Strategic Partner Group receive access to exclusive networking events and promotional opportunities, providing a valuable platform for sector leadership, communication and new business.
ukactive
Tel: 020 8158 9700
Address: The Bloomsbury Building, 10 Bloomsbury Way, London, WC1A 2SL, United Kingdom
Huw Edwards, CEO
ukactive video gallery:
Key personnel
Mike Farrar, Chair
Huw Edwards, CEO
Steven Scales, Director of Membership and Sector Development
Jack Shakespeare, Director of Research, Policy and Communications
Key customers
Gyms, health clubs, leisure centres, fitness studios, swimming pools, sports bodies, activity providers, equipment suppliers, technology suppliers, health bodies, education bodies, health charities, consumer fitness brands
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