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More than 20 organisations have joined together in the UK to form the Swim Alliance,
Social enterprise, Places Leisure, which is part of the Places for People Group, has appointed
Therme Canada has released a newly evolved project design for its West Island of Ontario
Oliver Lee OBE will be taking the position of CEO at Places Leisure from July.
A new physical activity programme called Big Sister has been launched in the UK to
The number of positive COVID-19 cases among people who have visited health clubs across Europe
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Altrafit has taken further steps to cement its reputation as a provider of high-quality, affordable
The number of positive COVID-19 cases among people who have visited health clubs, leisure centres
Dr Steve Mann, former research director at industry body, ukactive, has been appointed director at
Paul McPartlan has moved from Nuffield Health to take up the role of CEO of
MAD Architects are in the third and final stage of construction for the Nanjing Zendai
Blueroom and Urban Crossovers have created a conceptual proposal for reactivating the Rijnhaven port area
Hou de Sousa have created a playful, colourful installation for New York's Flatiron Public Plaza
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
On-demand fitness app Fiit has partnered with fitness marketplace Hussle, giving Hussle users access to
Plans have been revealed for a 150ha (16 million sq ft) wetlands development in Brisbane
Online fitness marketplace Hussle has signed a deal to begin offering Premier Inn customers access
The £26m Dover District Leisure Centre is set to open its doors on February 2019.
Next year's active-net conference will explore the benefits of having an inclusive and diverse workforce.
The people of Bulmershe are to get a new £14m leisure centre after Wokingham Borough
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Places for People Leisure (PfP) is using Sport England’s National Benchmarking Service (NBS) alongside clever
Work on a £3.5m redevelopment of Leiston Leisure Centre on the Suffolk coast is set
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has appointed four
The finalists for this year's ukactive Awards have been revealed. The 2018 award categories have
TV journalist and presenter Dr Michael Mosley has been announced as a keynote speaker for
Data and the use of technology to enhance participation will be the theme of active-net
Dr Steve Mann has been appointed to the newly created position of head of healthy
Places for People Leisure has expanded its low-cost offering with the purchase of three Simply
A £28m leisure centre is set to open tomorrow (28 November) in Eastleigh, bearing the
Pool equipment from the London 2012 Olympics has found a new home following the opening
Leisure operators have joined a new scheme to give disabled people and those with long-term
Suffolk Coastal District Council is investing in fitness and sports infrastructure to engage people from
Places for People Leisure has begun construction work on a £9.5m (US$12.5m, €10.7m) leisure centre
Social enterprise Places for People Leisure has been awarded a 12-year management contract for the
Social enterprise Places for People has secured the naming rights to a new £25m leisure
A £12m (US$15.6m, €13.7m) leisure centre that has been open for less than 18 months
The health and fitness industry’s finest came together in their hundreds last night (28 June)
A public sauna has opened on the former military island of Lonna, just off the
A wide-ranging facilities audit has been launched by Sport Wales in an attempt to improve
Both ends of the private gym market will be represented when budget brand Xercise4Less takes
Taylor Made Designs UK (TMD) has renewed its uniform and merchandise contract with Places for
Everyone Active has signed a 20-year deal to provide sports and leisure facilities in the
Global Wellness Summit
Global Wellness Summit
12,300
HCM promotional features
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Sydney Swans team members were impressed by previous BLK BOX installations such as those for Manchester United and Loughborough University
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
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
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
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
Coaching workshops from Keith Smith and Adam Daniel have been designed to empower your team and transform your service
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
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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
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
HCM magazine
Insight
Pilates is having a moment. Steph Eaves asks suppliers how they’re responding to the demand
HCM magazine
HCM People

Belinda Steward

MD of leisure, health and wellbeing, Places Leisure Places Leisure
We need to make it automatic that when people go to their doctor, they’re offered exercise rather than medication where appropriate
HCM magazine
Life lessons
When a hefty round of investment coincided with the pandemic, the CEO of Midtown Athletic Clubs feared the company – founded by his grandfather – would go down on his watch. He talks to Kath Hudson about the pressure to keep the business afloat
HCM magazine
HCM People

Jen Holland

CEO: Edinburgh Leisure
Edinburgh Council will have a £143m budget shortfall by 2028/29 and so must find ways to become more efficient
HCM magazine
Interview
Snap Fitness is looking for a new investor and with a goal of 35 per cent growth by 2028, has ambitious plans. The CEO of parent company Lift Brands speaks to Kate Cracknell
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
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
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
AI has the potential to support people in making healthy lifestyle changes if its algorithms can be updated to understand the different stages of motivation, as Jodi Heckel reports
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
Immediate rewards can motivate people to exercise more, according to new research, reports Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
By the time you’ve finished your workout, your groceries for the week will be waiting for collection
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
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
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
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
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
New research from UCLA Health looked at the impact of Kundalini yoga on memory and found a significant impact, finds Megan Whitby
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
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.
Company profiles
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At IndigoFitness, we're not just about providing equipment; we're about delivering exceptional training spaces. We ...
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Company profile: Places Leisure
Places Leisure aims to enlighten our communities about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Matrix: Futureproofing
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Supplier showcase - Safe Space: Delivering the vision
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Active IQ press release: Industry heavyweight David Stalker joins Active IQ as independent adviser
David Stalker, President of EuropeActive and a CIMSPA chartered fellow is joining Active IQ from July 2024.
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Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: London Youth Games concludes at Copper Box Arena
After an incredibly competitive season, the London Youth Games Finals Festival took place at the end of last month at GLL's Copper Box Arena in London.
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Locations worldwide,
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Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
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Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
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Places for People news

More than 20 organisations have joined together in the UK to form the Swim Alliance,
Social enterprise, Places Leisure, which is part of the Places for People Group, has appointed
Therme Canada has released a newly evolved project design for its West Island of Ontario
Oliver Lee OBE will be taking the position of CEO at Places Leisure from July.
A new physical activity programme called Big Sister has been launched in the UK to
The number of positive COVID-19 cases among people who have visited health clubs across Europe
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Altrafit has taken further steps to cement its reputation as a provider of high-quality, affordable
The number of positive COVID-19 cases among people who have visited health clubs, leisure centres
Dr Steve Mann, former research director at industry body, ukactive, has been appointed director at
Paul McPartlan has moved from Nuffield Health to take up the role of CEO of
MAD Architects are in the third and final stage of construction for the Nanjing Zendai
Blueroom and Urban Crossovers have created a conceptual proposal for reactivating the Rijnhaven port area
Hou de Sousa have created a playful, colourful installation for New York's Flatiron Public Plaza
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
On-demand fitness app Fiit has partnered with fitness marketplace Hussle, giving Hussle users access to
Plans have been revealed for a 150ha (16 million sq ft) wetlands development in Brisbane
Online fitness marketplace Hussle has signed a deal to begin offering Premier Inn customers access
The £26m Dover District Leisure Centre is set to open its doors on February 2019.
Next year's active-net conference will explore the benefits of having an inclusive and diverse workforce.
The people of Bulmershe are to get a new £14m leisure centre after Wokingham Borough
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Places for People Leisure (PfP) is using Sport England’s National Benchmarking Service (NBS) alongside clever
Work on a £3.5m redevelopment of Leiston Leisure Centre on the Suffolk coast is set
The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has appointed four
The finalists for this year's ukactive Awards have been revealed. The 2018 award categories have
TV journalist and presenter Dr Michael Mosley has been announced as a keynote speaker for
Data and the use of technology to enhance participation will be the theme of active-net
Dr Steve Mann has been appointed to the newly created position of head of healthy
Places for People Leisure has expanded its low-cost offering with the purchase of three Simply
A £28m leisure centre is set to open tomorrow (28 November) in Eastleigh, bearing the
Pool equipment from the London 2012 Olympics has found a new home following the opening
Leisure operators have joined a new scheme to give disabled people and those with long-term
Suffolk Coastal District Council is investing in fitness and sports infrastructure to engage people from
Places for People Leisure has begun construction work on a £9.5m (US$12.5m, €10.7m) leisure centre
Social enterprise Places for People Leisure has been awarded a 12-year management contract for the
Social enterprise Places for People has secured the naming rights to a new £25m leisure
A £12m (US$15.6m, €13.7m) leisure centre that has been open for less than 18 months
The health and fitness industry’s finest came together in their hundreds last night (28 June)
A public sauna has opened on the former military island of Lonna, just off the
A wide-ranging facilities audit has been launched by Sport Wales in an attempt to improve
Both ends of the private gym market will be represented when budget brand Xercise4Less takes
Taylor Made Designs UK (TMD) has renewed its uniform and merchandise contract with Places for
Everyone Active has signed a 20-year deal to provide sports and leisure facilities in the
Global Wellness Summit
Global Wellness Summit
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
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
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
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
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
Coaching workshops from Keith Smith and Adam Daniel have been designed to empower your team and transform your service
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
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
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
HCM magazine
AI has the potential to support people in making healthy lifestyle changes if its algorithms can be updated to understand the different stages of motivation, as Jodi Heckel reports
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
Immediate rewards can motivate people to exercise more, according to new research, reports Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
By the time you’ve finished your workout, your groceries for the week will be waiting for collection
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
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
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
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
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
New research from UCLA Health looked at the impact of Kundalini yoga on memory and found a significant impact, finds Megan Whitby
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
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.
Company profiles
Company profile: IndigoFitness
At IndigoFitness, we're not just about providing equipment; we're about delivering exceptional training spaces. We ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Places Leisure
Places Leisure aims to enlighten our communities about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle in ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Matrix: Futureproofing
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Safe Space: Delivering the vision
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Active IQ press release: Industry heavyweight David Stalker joins Active IQ as independent adviser
David Stalker, President of EuropeActive and a CIMSPA chartered fellow is joining Active IQ from July 2024.
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: London Youth Games concludes at Copper Box Arena
After an incredibly competitive season, the London Youth Games Finals Festival took place at the end of last month at GLL's Copper Box Arena in London.
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Property & Tenders
Chiswick, Gillingham, York and Nottingham
Savills
Property & Tenders
Cleveland Lakes, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire
Cotswold Lakes Trust
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
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