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FITNESS, HEALTH, WELLNESS

Acquisition news

Basic-Fit has signed an agreement to sell five Holmes Place clubs it acquired as part
David Lloyd Leisure has opened the doors of Madrid country club, La Finca, which it
The JD Gyms Group has completed a deal to acquire Simply Gym from Bay Leisure.
Modern US wellness brand The Well has promoted Zeev Sharon, formerly VP of real estate,
Speaking to HCM, global CEO of Lift Brands, Ty Menzies, has confirmed that the company
Fast Fitness Japan, master franchisee of Anytime Fitness in Japan, has acquired Eighty-8 Health &
Global Wellness Summit
Global Wellness Summit
RLSS UK, STA and Swim England are joining forces to bring Aquatics to Elevate 2024
US private equity fund, Providence Equity Partners, is acquiring a majority stake in VivaGym from
There is speculation that Basic Fit will sell the five Spanish Holmes Place clubs it
Following three disrupted lockdown years, the European fitness market bounced back in 2023, according to
Norwegian health club operator, Treningshelse Holding, which owns the Aktiv365 and Family Sports Club fitness
John Kersh has announced he is leaving boutique franchisor, Xponential Fitness, after eight years with
Egym, has signalled its intention to become a dominant force in the corporate wellness sector
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
CoverMe Fitness, the studio management app for the fitness industry, has launched in Australia, with
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets
Will Orr, CEO of The Gym Group, has revealed the company’s full-year results for 2023,
Despite high inflation and energy costs, Basic-Fit lifted 2023 revenues by almost a third, achieved
Beiersdorf, the German parent company behind premium Swiss skincare brand La Prairie, has signed an
Urban Gym Group has announced plans to trial women’s zones in some of its clubs
Formerly known as Gantner Ticketing, Vintia is a state-of-the-art ticketing and booking solution for the
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
The passion for fitness and bodybuilding reached new heights at the Panatta stands during RiminiWellness
Orangetheory and Self Esteem Brands have revealed plans to merge 'as equals' creating a new
Global hotel owner, operator and investor Minor Hotels is expanding its luxury Anantara brand’s footprint
GOCO Hospitality is collaborating with Fullerton Fund Management (Fullerton) to invest in wellness-centric properties in
Basic-Fit has acquired RSG Group’s Spanish portfolio of 47 clubs for €50m. RSG had signalled
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire
Jay Worthy has joined the advisory board of equipment supplier Stonger Wellness to help set
Xponential Fitness has acquired metabolic health business, Lindora, as its eleventh brand from Solis Capital
Sport Alliance has named Erwin Korst vice president sales international. The appointment comes as the
Arch Amenities Group (AAG)* has branched into Canada with the acquisition of Personal Best Health
Xponential Fitness, the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands, has announced the opening of
CORRECTION A previous version of this story reported that the UK operations of Xtrafit were
Flynn Restaurant Group, the world’s largest fast food franchise operator, with ambitions to be the
Apple has teamed up with Anytime Fitness to offer levels of reciprocal access between Apple
Falcon’s Beyond Global has begun trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange, after raising more than
Interactive Strength, maker of fitness screen FORME, has revealed plans to acquire vertical climber brand
Global cosmetics and beauty conglomerate L’Oréal Group has parted ways with spa and beauty brand
Industry veteran Jason Worthy, who was appointed CEO of Anytime Fitness UK eight months ago,
Dave Mortensen, co-founder of Self Esteem Brands (SEB) – the company behind a raft of wellness
Investment firm KSL Capital Partners has acquired the Hersha Hospitality Trust, the company behind a
Peloton, which announced a major rebrand in May is also relaunching into the B2B market
Xponential Fitness, has released its global financial results for the year to date, with a
Klafs, a sauna, pool and spa manufacturer based in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, has acquired a
12,300
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Sydney Swans team members were impressed by previous BLK BOX installations such as those for Manchester United and Loughborough University
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Life Fitness has reimagined cardio with the launch of its Symbio line which has been designed with advanced biomechanics and offers deep levels of customisation
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
A major refurbishment of Sport Ireland Fitness by Technogym has created a world-class public gym at the home of Irish sport
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
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
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
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
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Coaching workshops from Keith Smith and Adam Daniel have been designed to empower your team and transform your service
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Nuffield Health has worked with ServiceSport UK for more than ten years, ensuring the equipment in its clubs is commercially optimised
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Operators, prepare to revolutionise the way members connect with personal trainers in your club, with the ground-breaking Brawn platform.
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
Insight
What needs to happen to integrate physical activity with healthcare? Leaders in the sector share their thoughts
HCM magazine
Editor's letter
Consumers’ growing love of strength training is to be welcomed, as this long-neglected modality has a renaissance, however, it’s vital we continue to make the case for cardio
HCM magazine
Show preview
The Elevate trade show and conference comes to London next month. HCM gives the low down on what to look out for
HCM magazine
Research
The European fitness sector is beating pre-pandemic numbers according to the 11th annual European Health & Fitness Market Report 2024 from Deloitte and EuropeActive, as Karsten Hollasch reports
HCM magazine
Insight
Pilates is having a moment. Steph Eaves asks suppliers how they’re responding to the demand
HCM magazine
Research
With the industry experiencing a huge swing towards strength training, researchers recommend continuing to make the case for cardio
HCM magazine
Everyone's talking about
Speaking on the LIFTS podcast recently, Xponential Fitness CEO Anthony Geisler said participation in studio cycling is down globally. Kath Hudson decided to investigate
HCM magazine
Tech
From payments to virtual classes, software integrations can take your operation to the next level. Providers tell us about their most in-demand offerings
HCM magazine
When retailer, the €11 billion-a-year Colruyt Group, decided to get into the health club market, the plan was to fully integrate its entire business using customer insight data. The results are remarkable
HCM magazine
Appointed president of Xponential Fitness when she was only 34, Sarah Luna attributes her career success to the grit, determination and stamina she honed as a dancer by day and Pilates teacher by night. She talks to Kath Hudson about how owning her choices has given her the resilience to take on one of the top jobs in the US fitness industry, while also raising a family
HCM magazine
New research from UCLA Health looked at the impact of Kundalini yoga on memory and found a significant impact, finds Megan Whitby
HCM magazine
Fuel the debate about issues across the industry and share your ideas and experiences. We’d love to hear from you: [email protected]
HCM magazine
The Colruyt family saw that government wasn’t moving fast enough towards prevention and realised real change would have to come from companies
HCM magazine
It’s time to start the conversation about pelvic health. It’s not just menopausal women who have challenges: young women and men can also experience issues they’re too embarrassed to discuss or seek help for, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
HCM People

Mariah Rooney

Founder, Trauma Informed Weight Lifting
When people experience early life trauma it impacts their bodies and nervous systems. I became curious about how lifting weights could help them have the experience of strength
HCM magazine
Steph Eaves looks at how health assessment devices are evolving to keep up with industry trends
HCM magazine
Immediate rewards can motivate people to exercise more, according to new research, reports Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
HCM People

Mark Tweedie

Associate, Miova
I’d love to see a national wellness service working hand in glove with NHS primary care
HCM magazine
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
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: CoverMe Fitness launches in Australian market
CoverMe Fitness, the studio management app for the fitness industry, has launched in Australia, with industry veteran Tony Zonato as managing director for the region.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Explosion of passion for fitness at RiminiWellness 2024 and record success for Panatta
The passion for fitness and bodybuilding reached new heights at the Panatta stands during RiminiWellness (30 May – 2 June 20204) – the largest fitness event in Italy – which this year exceeded the 100,000 visitor mark.
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical
Physical is the UK’s go-to, one-stop shop for commercial grade fitness equipment and flooring, with ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRP (powered by Fitronics)
Fitronics develop effective, user-friendly software for the sport, health and fitness industry to improve member ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Safe Space: Delivering the vision
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
GYMNATION press release: GymNation celebrates double victory at UAE Employee Happiness Awards
GymNation, the UAE’s largest gym chain, is proud to announce its outstanding achievements at the UAE Employee Happiness Awards.
Featured press releases
seca Ltd press release: Seca Tru and Physical bring best-in-class body composition analysis to gyms
Seca Tru is delighted to announce a new UK partnership with fitness market leader Physical. The agreement will see Physical distribute the Seca Tru product across the breadth of the UK fitness industry.
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
salt therapy products
Saltability: salt therapy products
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Fitlockers: Lockers
Property & Tenders
Cleveland Lakes, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
Cotswold Lakes Trust
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-05 Sep 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Diary dates
08-10 Sep 2024
Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Diary dates
20-22 Sep 2024
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
Diary dates
09-13 Oct 2024
Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Diary dates
10 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London,
Diary dates
22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
24-24 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-06 Feb 2025
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
11-13 Feb 2025
Fairmont Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
Diary dates
10-13 Apr 2025
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
07-07 Jun 2025
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
28-31 Oct 2025
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates

Acquisition news

Basic-Fit has signed an agreement to sell five Holmes Place clubs it acquired as part
David Lloyd Leisure has opened the doors of Madrid country club, La Finca, which it
The JD Gyms Group has completed a deal to acquire Simply Gym from Bay Leisure.
Modern US wellness brand The Well has promoted Zeev Sharon, formerly VP of real estate,
Speaking to HCM, global CEO of Lift Brands, Ty Menzies, has confirmed that the company
Fast Fitness Japan, master franchisee of Anytime Fitness in Japan, has acquired Eighty-8 Health &
Global Wellness Summit
Global Wellness Summit
RLSS UK, STA and Swim England are joining forces to bring Aquatics to Elevate 2024
US private equity fund, Providence Equity Partners, is acquiring a majority stake in VivaGym from
There is speculation that Basic Fit will sell the five Spanish Holmes Place clubs it
Following three disrupted lockdown years, the European fitness market bounced back in 2023, according to
Norwegian health club operator, Treningshelse Holding, which owns the Aktiv365 and Family Sports Club fitness
John Kersh has announced he is leaving boutique franchisor, Xponential Fitness, after eight years with
Egym, has signalled its intention to become a dominant force in the corporate wellness sector
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
CoverMe Fitness, the studio management app for the fitness industry, has launched in Australia, with
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets
Will Orr, CEO of The Gym Group, has revealed the company’s full-year results for 2023,
Despite high inflation and energy costs, Basic-Fit lifted 2023 revenues by almost a third, achieved
Beiersdorf, the German parent company behind premium Swiss skincare brand La Prairie, has signed an
Urban Gym Group has announced plans to trial women’s zones in some of its clubs
Formerly known as Gantner Ticketing, Vintia is a state-of-the-art ticketing and booking solution for the
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
The passion for fitness and bodybuilding reached new heights at the Panatta stands during RiminiWellness
Orangetheory and Self Esteem Brands have revealed plans to merge 'as equals' creating a new
Global hotel owner, operator and investor Minor Hotels is expanding its luxury Anantara brand’s footprint
GOCO Hospitality is collaborating with Fullerton Fund Management (Fullerton) to invest in wellness-centric properties in
Basic-Fit has acquired RSG Group’s Spanish portfolio of 47 clubs for €50m. RSG had signalled
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire
Jay Worthy has joined the advisory board of equipment supplier Stonger Wellness to help set
Xponential Fitness has acquired metabolic health business, Lindora, as its eleventh brand from Solis Capital
Sport Alliance has named Erwin Korst vice president sales international. The appointment comes as the
Arch Amenities Group (AAG)* has branched into Canada with the acquisition of Personal Best Health
Xponential Fitness, the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands, has announced the opening of
CORRECTION A previous version of this story reported that the UK operations of Xtrafit were
Flynn Restaurant Group, the world’s largest fast food franchise operator, with ambitions to be the
Apple has teamed up with Anytime Fitness to offer levels of reciprocal access between Apple
Falcon’s Beyond Global has begun trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange, after raising more than
Interactive Strength, maker of fitness screen FORME, has revealed plans to acquire vertical climber brand
Global cosmetics and beauty conglomerate L’Oréal Group has parted ways with spa and beauty brand
Industry veteran Jason Worthy, who was appointed CEO of Anytime Fitness UK eight months ago,
Dave Mortensen, co-founder of Self Esteem Brands (SEB) – the company behind a raft of wellness
Investment firm KSL Capital Partners has acquired the Hersha Hospitality Trust, the company behind a
Peloton, which announced a major rebrand in May is also relaunching into the B2B market
Xponential Fitness, has released its global financial results for the year to date, with a
Klafs, a sauna, pool and spa manufacturer based in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany, has acquired a
1 - 40 of 12,300
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Sydney Swans team members were impressed by previous BLK BOX installations such as those for Manchester United and Loughborough University
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Life Fitness has reimagined cardio with the launch of its Symbio line which has been designed with advanced biomechanics and offers deep levels of customisation
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
A major refurbishment of Sport Ireland Fitness by Technogym has created a world-class public gym at the home of Irish sport
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
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
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
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
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Coaching workshops from Keith Smith and Adam Daniel have been designed to empower your team and transform your service
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Nuffield Health has worked with ServiceSport UK for more than ten years, ensuring the equipment in its clubs is commercially optimised
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Operators, prepare to revolutionise the way members connect with personal trainers in your club, with the ground-breaking Brawn platform.
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
When retailer, the €11 billion-a-year Colruyt Group, decided to get into the health club market, the plan was to fully integrate its entire business using customer insight data. The results are remarkable
HCM magazine
Appointed president of Xponential Fitness when she was only 34, Sarah Luna attributes her career success to the grit, determination and stamina she honed as a dancer by day and Pilates teacher by night. She talks to Kath Hudson about how owning her choices has given her the resilience to take on one of the top jobs in the US fitness industry, while also raising a family
HCM magazine
New research from UCLA Health looked at the impact of Kundalini yoga on memory and found a significant impact, finds Megan Whitby
HCM magazine
Fuel the debate about issues across the industry and share your ideas and experiences. We’d love to hear from you: [email protected]
HCM magazine
The Colruyt family saw that government wasn’t moving fast enough towards prevention and realised real change would have to come from companies
HCM magazine
It’s time to start the conversation about pelvic health. It’s not just menopausal women who have challenges: young women and men can also experience issues they’re too embarrassed to discuss or seek help for, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
HCM People

Mariah Rooney

Founder, Trauma Informed Weight Lifting
When people experience early life trauma it impacts their bodies and nervous systems. I became curious about how lifting weights could help them have the experience of strength
HCM magazine
Steph Eaves looks at how health assessment devices are evolving to keep up with industry trends
HCM magazine
Immediate rewards can motivate people to exercise more, according to new research, reports Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
HCM People

Mark Tweedie

Associate, Miova
I’d love to see a national wellness service working hand in glove with NHS primary care
HCM magazine
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
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: CoverMe Fitness launches in Australian market
CoverMe Fitness, the studio management app for the fitness industry, has launched in Australia, with industry veteran Tony Zonato as managing director for the region.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Explosion of passion for fitness at RiminiWellness 2024 and record success for Panatta
The passion for fitness and bodybuilding reached new heights at the Panatta stands during RiminiWellness (30 May – 2 June 20204) – the largest fitness event in Italy – which this year exceeded the 100,000 visitor mark.
Company profiles
Company profile: Physical
Physical is the UK’s go-to, one-stop shop for commercial grade fitness equipment and flooring, with ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRP (powered by Fitronics)
Fitronics develop effective, user-friendly software for the sport, health and fitness industry to improve member ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Safe Space: Delivering the vision
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
GYMNATION press release: GymNation celebrates double victory at UAE Employee Happiness Awards
GymNation, the UAE’s largest gym chain, is proud to announce its outstanding achievements at the UAE Employee Happiness Awards.
Featured press releases
seca Ltd press release: Seca Tru and Physical bring best-in-class body composition analysis to gyms
Seca Tru is delighted to announce a new UK partnership with fitness market leader Physical. The agreement will see Physical distribute the Seca Tru product across the breadth of the UK fitness industry.
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
salt therapy products
Saltability: salt therapy products
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Fitlockers: Lockers
Property & Tenders
Cleveland Lakes, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
Cotswold Lakes Trust
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
03-05 Sep 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Diary dates
08-10 Sep 2024
Wyndham® Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs™ Resort, Lake Buena Vista, United States
Diary dates
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Diary dates
20-22 Sep 2024
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
Diary dates
09-13 Oct 2024
Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Diary dates
10 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London,
Diary dates
22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
24-24 Oct 2024
QEII Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-06 Feb 2025
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
11-13 Feb 2025
Fairmont Riyadh , Saudi Arabia
Diary dates
10-13 Apr 2025
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
07-07 Jun 2025
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
28-31 Oct 2025
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
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