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FITNESS, HEALTH, WELLNESS

Barre news

A brand new desert hot springs oasis, called Zion Canyon Hot Springs, is set to
John Kersh has announced he is leaving boutique franchisor, Xponential Fitness, after eight years with
The first bricks and mortar Kinrgy studio opens today (1 March) in West Hollywood. Founded
Zumba, and virtual reality workout platform, FitXR, have joined forces to offer mixed-reality versions of
Richard North has taken up the role of CEO at United Fitness Brands (UFB), owner
The Walton family, owner of US supermarket chain, Walmart, has opened the doors to a
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets
Xponential Fitness is bringing its Club Pilates brand to the UK, with the opening of
Lifestyle work and wellness concept, Jesse’s House has told HCM it's gearing up to open
A new boutique fitness operator launches in London in February 2024 in the form of
Global workout specialist, Les Mills, which owns and operates health clubs in its home country
Xponential Fitness has acquired metabolic health business, Lindora, as its eleventh brand from Solis Capital
Xponential Fitness, the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands, has announced the opening of
Elevate
Elevate
As one of the most energy-intensive industries in the UK, leisure facilities face a critical
Xponential Fitness has signed a deal to become the official fitness partner of the Los
Premium health club operator, Life Time, has opened its first ever property in the state
At a time when some London boutiques are under pressure financially, boutique indoor cycling operator,
Les Mills has launched a new low-impact, strength-based workout programme inspired by Pilates, barre and
Little Houses Group (LHG), which was set up to create community-led family clubs and nurseries,
Boutique fitness operator, Blok, has launched a new studio concept which mixes curated fitness classes
Experience the pinnacle of fitness and luxury at the premier industry event, Sibec EMEA, set
Xponential Fitness is expanding the selection of digital workouts it provides to Lululemon Studio, increasing
Xponential Fitness is launching its digital platform, Xponential+, on all LG Electronics Smart TVs globally.
Xponential Fitness reported a 58 per cent increase in revenue for 2022 to US$245m, in
The Lake Nona Impact Forum will see leaders from health, wellbeing, technology and business gather
As the physical activity sector works to deepen its relationship with the health sector, a
Basecamp Fitness – a 35-minute workout concept owned by Self Esteem Brands – will be
Luxury fitness chain Equinox has hit the headlines with a new year membership campaign that
German fitness operator, Life Fit Group, led by Martin Seibold, has snapped Loft Holding GmbH
Blok has launched a fundraising campaign on Crowdcube. The company’s goal is to reach £500,000
Black Friday, which falls on 25 November, will be one of the busiest retail days
Xponential Fitness has signed a Master Franchise Agreement with Kuwaiti real estate company Aqarat for
Kings Island theme park in Ohio, US, is adding a new area, called Adventure Port,
US-based health, fitness and racquets club operator, Life Time, has opened a residential wellness resort
Lululemon has released a new digital service, Lululemon Studio, for which the prerequisite to join
Xponential Fitness has entered a five-year licensing agreement with Princess Cruises that gives guests access
Integrative medicine expert, professor Marc Cohen has been appointed as the medical director of Australian
Easton Leisure Centre in the UK has announced a 100 per cent reduction in heating
LifeFit Group has added regional club operator, In Shape, to its growing portfolio of brands.
Xponential Fitness has launched X Pass, a package that allows subscribers to book classes across
Xponential Fitness is bouncing back strong from the effects of the pandemic, announcing a 78
Stretchlab has opened its 150th studio this month, just six years since its launch. The
Wellness operator and fit tech company, LIT Method, (low-intensity training) is ramping up expansion after
12,300
HCM promotional features
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The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
HCM promotional features
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University of Sheffield Sport has opened the doors of its flagship Goodwin Sports Centre following a major refurbishment
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
D2F had updated its brand styling to keep pace with business growth. MD, John Lofting and operations director, Matt Aynsley, explain the rationale
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
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
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
Nuffield Health has worked with ServiceSport UK for more than ten years, ensuring the equipment in its clubs is commercially optimised
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
Insight
Liz Terry looks at which operators are most recognised by consumers, using Kantar’s latest brand insight
HCM magazine
Specifier
You might be tempted to skip a service, but experts say it will cost you in the long run. Providers tell Steph Eaves why they their work is important to the management of assets
HCM magazine
Everyone's talking about
Property experts say it’s a golden moment for health and fitness operators to secure leases, as the sector has come through the pandemic with its reputation largely intact and clubs are seen as desirable anchor tenants. Kath Hudson finds out why landlords want to talk
HCM magazine
HCM People

Esther Fairfax

Founder, The Lotte Berk Foundation
My mother was the first person to take dance and create an exercise programme out of it
HCM magazine
HCM People

Jennifer Maanavi

Founder, Physique 57
Our ‘why?’ is to improve the lives of our clients, not to make them feel defeated
HCM magazine
Interview
Franchise business Orangetheory Fitness is merging with Self Esteem Brands and is on a long-term path to 10,000 units globally, its CEO and co-founder tells Kate Cracknell
HCM magazine
Life lessons
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
HCM magazine
Opinion
Dr Paul Bedford talks to Jak Phillips about the double-edged sword of the strength training trend and his ambitions for the sector
HCM magazine
Imposter syndrome about a promotion taught the CEO of SATS that behaving authentically is the most important part of leadership. He talks to Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
New research has found BMI to be a highly inaccurate measure of childhood obesity, leading current thinking and policy based on it into question
HCM magazine
The goal is for all new centres to be Net Zero. Sustainability is something we’re investing heavily in across the business
HCM magazine
Basic-Fit – which has been scaling rapidly across Europe –  is considering franchising to ramp up growth further afield
HCM magazine
Members are telling us they need support with their mental and spiritual health and the industry is starting to see this need. Now’s the time to fast-track our response
HCM magazine
Will Orr has been talking to HCM about the company’s new strategy for 2024, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Egym has announced deals designed to position it for growth acceleration, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
HCM People

Dr Jonathan Leary

Founder, Remedy Place
It was as though the whole world woke up at the same time
HCM magazine
HCM People

Cristiano Ronaldo

Footballer and entrepreneur
Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential for a fulfilling life
HCM magazine
Although there’s much talk about working with health services, research from SLC suggests there’s much work to do before the sector is ready for the challenge. Kath Hudson asks the experts to identify barriers and solutions
HCM magazine
New laws are about to come into force that will oblige health club operators to offer consumers better membership terms. It will be disruptive, but tackled well, will change the sector for the better
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Sibec EMEA to blend fitness with luxury at Fairmont Monte Carlo
Experience the pinnacle of fitness and luxury at the premier industry event, Sibec EMEA, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Fairmont Monte Carlo this Autumn.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Study Active acquires Premier Global name and select branding assets
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets from Assessment Technologies Institute LLC, part of Ascend Learning in the US.
Company profiles
Company profile: Innerva
For over 30 years Innerva, part of Shapemaster Global have been manufacturing specialist dual-function power ...
Company profiles
Company profile: miha bodytec
Founded in 2007 in Gersthofen, Germany, miha bodytec is the market-leading supplier of Electro Muscle ...
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
The Health & Fitness Institute press release: The future of fitness education: The Health and Fitness Institute champions digital learning
The Health and Fitness Institute (THFI) is leading a revolutionary paradigm shift in fitness education by fully embracing digital learning.
Featured press releases
KeepMe press release: Keepme releases essential AI resource guide for fitness operators
Keepme has introduced yet another innovative initiative aimed at providing the fitness industry with state-of-the-art resources.
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
22-24 Apr 2024
Galgorm Resort, York,
Diary dates
10-12 May 2024
China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China
Diary dates
23-24 May 2024
Large Hall of the Chamber of Commerce (Erbprinzenpalais), Wiesbaden, Germany
Diary dates
30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
08-08 Jun 2024
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
11-13 Jun 2024
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
12-13 Jun 2024
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-05 Sep 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Diary dates
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Diary dates
01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
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

Barre news

A brand new desert hot springs oasis, called Zion Canyon Hot Springs, is set to
John Kersh has announced he is leaving boutique franchisor, Xponential Fitness, after eight years with
The first bricks and mortar Kinrgy studio opens today (1 March) in West Hollywood. Founded
Zumba, and virtual reality workout platform, FitXR, have joined forces to offer mixed-reality versions of
Richard North has taken up the role of CEO at United Fitness Brands (UFB), owner
The Walton family, owner of US supermarket chain, Walmart, has opened the doors to a
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets
Xponential Fitness is bringing its Club Pilates brand to the UK, with the opening of
Lifestyle work and wellness concept, Jesse’s House has told HCM it's gearing up to open
A new boutique fitness operator launches in London in February 2024 in the form of
Global workout specialist, Les Mills, which owns and operates health clubs in its home country
Xponential Fitness has acquired metabolic health business, Lindora, as its eleventh brand from Solis Capital
Xponential Fitness, the largest global franchisor of boutique fitness brands, has announced the opening of
Elevate
Elevate
As one of the most energy-intensive industries in the UK, leisure facilities face a critical
Xponential Fitness has signed a deal to become the official fitness partner of the Los
Premium health club operator, Life Time, has opened its first ever property in the state
At a time when some London boutiques are under pressure financially, boutique indoor cycling operator,
Les Mills has launched a new low-impact, strength-based workout programme inspired by Pilates, barre and
Little Houses Group (LHG), which was set up to create community-led family clubs and nurseries,
Boutique fitness operator, Blok, has launched a new studio concept which mixes curated fitness classes
Experience the pinnacle of fitness and luxury at the premier industry event, Sibec EMEA, set
Xponential Fitness is expanding the selection of digital workouts it provides to Lululemon Studio, increasing
Xponential Fitness is launching its digital platform, Xponential+, on all LG Electronics Smart TVs globally.
Xponential Fitness reported a 58 per cent increase in revenue for 2022 to US$245m, in
The Lake Nona Impact Forum will see leaders from health, wellbeing, technology and business gather
As the physical activity sector works to deepen its relationship with the health sector, a
Basecamp Fitness – a 35-minute workout concept owned by Self Esteem Brands – will be
Luxury fitness chain Equinox has hit the headlines with a new year membership campaign that
German fitness operator, Life Fit Group, led by Martin Seibold, has snapped Loft Holding GmbH
Blok has launched a fundraising campaign on Crowdcube. The company’s goal is to reach £500,000
Black Friday, which falls on 25 November, will be one of the busiest retail days
Xponential Fitness has signed a Master Franchise Agreement with Kuwaiti real estate company Aqarat for
Kings Island theme park in Ohio, US, is adding a new area, called Adventure Port,
US-based health, fitness and racquets club operator, Life Time, has opened a residential wellness resort
Lululemon has released a new digital service, Lululemon Studio, for which the prerequisite to join
Xponential Fitness has entered a five-year licensing agreement with Princess Cruises that gives guests access
Integrative medicine expert, professor Marc Cohen has been appointed as the medical director of Australian
Easton Leisure Centre in the UK has announced a 100 per cent reduction in heating
LifeFit Group has added regional club operator, In Shape, to its growing portfolio of brands.
Xponential Fitness has launched X Pass, a package that allows subscribers to book classes across
Xponential Fitness is bouncing back strong from the effects of the pandemic, announcing a 78
Stretchlab has opened its 150th studio this month, just six years since its launch. The
Wellness operator and fit tech company, LIT Method, (low-intensity training) is ramping up expansion after
1 - 40 of 12,300
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
University of Sheffield Sport has opened the doors of its flagship Goodwin Sports Centre following a major refurbishment
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
D2F had updated its brand styling to keep pace with business growth. MD, John Lofting and operations director, Matt Aynsley, explain the rationale
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
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
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
Nuffield Health has worked with ServiceSport UK for more than ten years, ensuring the equipment in its clubs is commercially optimised
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
Imposter syndrome about a promotion taught the CEO of SATS that behaving authentically is the most important part of leadership. He talks to Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
New research has found BMI to be a highly inaccurate measure of childhood obesity, leading current thinking and policy based on it into question
HCM magazine
The goal is for all new centres to be Net Zero. Sustainability is something we’re investing heavily in across the business
HCM magazine
Basic-Fit – which has been scaling rapidly across Europe –  is considering franchising to ramp up growth further afield
HCM magazine
Members are telling us they need support with their mental and spiritual health and the industry is starting to see this need. Now’s the time to fast-track our response
HCM magazine
Will Orr has been talking to HCM about the company’s new strategy for 2024, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Egym has announced deals designed to position it for growth acceleration, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
HCM People

Dr Jonathan Leary

Founder, Remedy Place
It was as though the whole world woke up at the same time
HCM magazine
HCM People

Cristiano Ronaldo

Footballer and entrepreneur
Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential for a fulfilling life
HCM magazine
Although there’s much talk about working with health services, research from SLC suggests there’s much work to do before the sector is ready for the challenge. Kath Hudson asks the experts to identify barriers and solutions
HCM magazine
New laws are about to come into force that will oblige health club operators to offer consumers better membership terms. It will be disruptive, but tackled well, will change the sector for the better
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Sibec EMEA to blend fitness with luxury at Fairmont Monte Carlo
Experience the pinnacle of fitness and luxury at the premier industry event, Sibec EMEA, set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Fairmont Monte Carlo this Autumn.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Study Active acquires Premier Global name and select branding assets
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets from Assessment Technologies Institute LLC, part of Ascend Learning in the US.
Company profiles
Company profile: Innerva
For over 30 years Innerva, part of Shapemaster Global have been manufacturing specialist dual-function power ...
Company profiles
Company profile: miha bodytec
Founded in 2007 in Gersthofen, Germany, miha bodytec is the market-leading supplier of Electro Muscle ...
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
The Health & Fitness Institute press release: The future of fitness education: The Health and Fitness Institute champions digital learning
The Health and Fitness Institute (THFI) is leading a revolutionary paradigm shift in fitness education by fully embracing digital learning.
Featured press releases
KeepMe press release: Keepme releases essential AI resource guide for fitness operators
Keepme has introduced yet another innovative initiative aimed at providing the fitness industry with state-of-the-art resources.
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
22-24 Apr 2024
Galgorm Resort, York,
Diary dates
10-12 May 2024
China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China
Diary dates
23-24 May 2024
Large Hall of the Chamber of Commerce (Erbprinzenpalais), Wiesbaden, Germany
Diary dates
30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Exhibition Center, Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
08-08 Jun 2024
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
11-13 Jun 2024
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
Diary dates
12-13 Jun 2024
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
03-05 Sep 2024
IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Diary dates
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Diary dates
01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
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
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