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FITNESS, HEALTH, WELLNESS

UAE news

Fast Fitness Japan, master franchisee of Anytime Fitness in Japan, has acquired Eighty-8 Health &
Luxury hotel brand Aman, widely known for its strong spa focus, has just launched its
Spanish wellness brand SHA Wellness Clinic is busy preparing to bolster its wellness portfolio in
The UAE’s first-ever Dior Spa has officially launched at The Lana, Dubai – the Dorchester
With a new master franchisee on board, the rollout of Anytime Fitness in the Middle
Luxury hospitality group Aman Resorts and Hotels has announced plans to debut in the UAE
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Phil Heath, professional athlete, bodybuilder and 7x Mr. Olympia, has fielded a lot of questions
The team behind TRIB3 has launched a reformer Pilates studio concept called PILAT3S, which will
Janu – Aman’s highly-anticipated sister brand – has opened its inaugural hotel in Tokyo, marking
Panatta will consolidate its global presence throughout 2024 by attending a host of major industry
Eight of the world’s leading spa operations were honoured at the annual World Spa and
Rural countryside retreat Dormy House in the Cotswolds, UK, has reopened its House Spa to
Global hotel owner, operator and investor Minor Hotels is expanding its luxury Anantara brand’s footprint
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Following a hugely successful event last year in Split, Croatia, a W3Fit EMEA, is heading
The Lana, the Dorchester Collection’s first property in the Middle East will open on 1
Kerzner International has officially opened the doors to its striking new vertical resort, One&Only One
The fitness industry is gearing up to engage with the medical profession according to the
One&Only One Za’abeel, a striking upcoming urban vertical resort in Dubai, will be home to
London has gained a substantial new urban spa in Belgravia following The Peninsula London’s grand
PureGym has delivered a positive set of third quarter results, with revenues increasing to £137.7m,
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Complaints about group exercise have become a thing of the past for the Reynolds Group
JD Gyms, part of listed company, JD Sports Fashion plc, has sold UAE health club
Spanish wellness brand SHA Wellness will open its Latin American flagship in January in Costa
Kintsugi, a new private wellness club concept, will launch its flagship destination on Abu Dhabi’s
Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova has entered into a multi-year partnership to
PureGym added 190,000 new members in the first half of 2023 when compared with H1
Work is underway to realise a new Rixos resort in Dubai following a partnership between
GymNation, which was acquired by JD Gyms in 2022, has opened its latest health club
Integrative medical-wellness spa brand SHA Wellness has enhanced its Alicante destination with new sexual health
Pedro Simão, CEO of Balance Company, says the company has acquired a 100 per cent
Lebanese health club chain, Fitness Zone, has marked its international expansion with the launch of
Wellfit, UAE-based operator of vast health and fitness, sport and wellness clubs, has announced plans
Set to launch on 23 May, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will feature eight different realms offering
Brawn – the only connected community lifting app designed for lifters and strength trainers within
UAE wellness brand Kintsugi has appointed consultancy Glowing Flow Wellness Specialists – founded by Patrizia
Pure Gym Arabia, the franchise partner of Pure Gym Group in the Middle East, has
Kickboxing-inspired brand 9Round has extended its international reach with a Master Franchise Agreement for South
The first-ever Real Madrid-themed experience is set to open in Dubai next year. A partnership
The first luxury health club from Armah Sports, Optimo, has opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Pure Gym says it will open over 20 gyms across the UAE, with the first
Ambitious plans have been revealed for a Moon-themed luxury resort in Dubai, UAE. Costing an
US-based amusement franchise Dave & Buster’s has revealed plans to launch sites across the Middle
Kerala, India, has been selected as the location for the first-ever Tulah property – the
12,300
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The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
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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
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Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
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
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
The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
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Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
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Recovery
As health club operators move to incorporate recovery into their offerings to meet growing consumer demand, Steph Eaves takes a look at what cryotherapy and ice bathing can add to the equation
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Insight
As more people join clubs to support their mental health, fitness professionals need to be empowered to take a holistic approach. Kath Hudson shares useful tools discussed at the ACE summit on mental health
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Letters
Fuel the debate about issues across the industry and share your ideas and experiences. We’d love to hear from you. [email protected]
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HCM People

Cristiano Ronaldo

Footballer and entrepreneur
Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential for a fulfilling life
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University of Sheffield Sport has opened the doors of its flagship Goodwin Sports Centre following a major refurbishment
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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
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Specifier
Industry suppliers are responding to the exponential increase in consumer demand for strength training with a raft of new and innovative launches and concepts, as Steph Eaves reports
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Life lessons
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
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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
With the industry experiencing a huge swing towards strength training, researchers recommend continuing to make the case for cardio
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
The Elevate trade show and conference comes to London next month. HCM gives the low down on what to look out for
HCM magazine
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
We have a fantastic opportunity in front of us to realise our vision of a happier and healthier world
HCM magazine
What needs to happen to integrate physical activity with healthcare? Leaders in the sector share their thoughts
HCM magazine
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
Fitstop is growing well. In 2023 it added 45 locations and launched in New Zealand, Singapore and the US. It has grown sustainably and has great founder-led energy
HCM magazine
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
Pilates is having a moment. Steph Eaves asks suppliers how they’re responding to the demand
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Phil Heath, 7x Mr Olympia, shares machine-only leg workout routine
Phil Heath, professional athlete, bodybuilder and 7x Mr. Olympia, has fielded a lot of questions about bodybuilding without machines. Should bodybuilders be limited to just free weights? Why?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Group exercise complaints now a thing of the past for Reynolds Group
Complaints about group exercise have become a thing of the past for the Reynolds Group thanks to its partnership with CoverMe, a digital platform that simplifies group exercise and PT management for clubs and instructors.
Company profiles
Company profile: Taylor Made Designs
Taylor Made Designs (TMD) is a ‘leisure specialist’ provider of bespoke leisure workwear, plus branded ...
Company profiles
Company profile: GLL
GLL
As the UK’s leading provider of both leisure centres and libraries, GLL operate nearly 400 ...
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Perfect Gym press release: PerfectGym joins Sport Alliance
Sport Alliance, a Hamburg-based provider of innovative software solutions and services to gyms and fitness suites, has announced the acquisition of PerfectGym, the international software provider to fitness and leisure businesses.
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: GLL fitness instructor smashes World Record
Anthony Bryan, a fitness instructor at GLL’s Southbury Leisure Centre, recently took part in the London Marathon.
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
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,
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11-13 Jun 2024
Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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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

UAE news

Fast Fitness Japan, master franchisee of Anytime Fitness in Japan, has acquired Eighty-8 Health &
Luxury hotel brand Aman, widely known for its strong spa focus, has just launched its
Spanish wellness brand SHA Wellness Clinic is busy preparing to bolster its wellness portfolio in
The UAE’s first-ever Dior Spa has officially launched at The Lana, Dubai – the Dorchester
With a new master franchisee on board, the rollout of Anytime Fitness in the Middle
Luxury hospitality group Aman Resorts and Hotels has announced plans to debut in the UAE
Elevate
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Phil Heath, professional athlete, bodybuilder and 7x Mr. Olympia, has fielded a lot of questions
The team behind TRIB3 has launched a reformer Pilates studio concept called PILAT3S, which will
Janu – Aman’s highly-anticipated sister brand – has opened its inaugural hotel in Tokyo, marking
Panatta will consolidate its global presence throughout 2024 by attending a host of major industry
Eight of the world’s leading spa operations were honoured at the annual World Spa and
Rural countryside retreat Dormy House in the Cotswolds, UK, has reopened its House Spa to
Global hotel owner, operator and investor Minor Hotels is expanding its luxury Anantara brand’s footprint
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Following a hugely successful event last year in Split, Croatia, a W3Fit EMEA, is heading
The Lana, the Dorchester Collection’s first property in the Middle East will open on 1
Kerzner International has officially opened the doors to its striking new vertical resort, One&Only One
The fitness industry is gearing up to engage with the medical profession according to the
One&Only One Za’abeel, a striking upcoming urban vertical resort in Dubai, will be home to
London has gained a substantial new urban spa in Belgravia following The Peninsula London’s grand
PureGym has delivered a positive set of third quarter results, with revenues increasing to £137.7m,
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Complaints about group exercise have become a thing of the past for the Reynolds Group
JD Gyms, part of listed company, JD Sports Fashion plc, has sold UAE health club
Spanish wellness brand SHA Wellness will open its Latin American flagship in January in Costa
Kintsugi, a new private wellness club concept, will launch its flagship destination on Abu Dhabi’s
Former world number one tennis player Maria Sharapova has entered into a multi-year partnership to
PureGym added 190,000 new members in the first half of 2023 when compared with H1
Work is underway to realise a new Rixos resort in Dubai following a partnership between
GymNation, which was acquired by JD Gyms in 2022, has opened its latest health club
Integrative medical-wellness spa brand SHA Wellness has enhanced its Alicante destination with new sexual health
Pedro Simão, CEO of Balance Company, says the company has acquired a 100 per cent
Lebanese health club chain, Fitness Zone, has marked its international expansion with the launch of
Wellfit, UAE-based operator of vast health and fitness, sport and wellness clubs, has announced plans
Set to launch on 23 May, SeaWorld Abu Dhabi will feature eight different realms offering
Brawn – the only connected community lifting app designed for lifters and strength trainers within
UAE wellness brand Kintsugi has appointed consultancy Glowing Flow Wellness Specialists – founded by Patrizia
Pure Gym Arabia, the franchise partner of Pure Gym Group in the Middle East, has
Kickboxing-inspired brand 9Round has extended its international reach with a Master Franchise Agreement for South
The first-ever Real Madrid-themed experience is set to open in Dubai next year. A partnership
The first luxury health club from Armah Sports, Optimo, has opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Pure Gym says it will open over 20 gyms across the UAE, with the first
Ambitious plans have been revealed for a Moon-themed luxury resort in Dubai, UAE. Costing an
US-based amusement franchise Dave & Buster’s has revealed plans to launch sites across the Middle
Kerala, India, has been selected as the location for the first-ever Tulah property – the
1 - 40 of 12,300
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
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
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
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
The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
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
With the industry experiencing a huge swing towards strength training, researchers recommend continuing to make the case for cardio
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
The Elevate trade show and conference comes to London next month. HCM gives the low down on what to look out for
HCM magazine
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
We have a fantastic opportunity in front of us to realise our vision of a happier and healthier world
HCM magazine
What needs to happen to integrate physical activity with healthcare? Leaders in the sector share their thoughts
HCM magazine
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
Fitstop is growing well. In 2023 it added 45 locations and launched in New Zealand, Singapore and the US. It has grown sustainably and has great founder-led energy
HCM magazine
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
Pilates is having a moment. Steph Eaves asks suppliers how they’re responding to the demand
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Phil Heath, 7x Mr Olympia, shares machine-only leg workout routine
Phil Heath, professional athlete, bodybuilder and 7x Mr. Olympia, has fielded a lot of questions about bodybuilding without machines. Should bodybuilders be limited to just free weights? Why?
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Group exercise complaints now a thing of the past for Reynolds Group
Complaints about group exercise have become a thing of the past for the Reynolds Group thanks to its partnership with CoverMe, a digital platform that simplifies group exercise and PT management for clubs and instructors.
Company profiles
Company profile: Taylor Made Designs
Taylor Made Designs (TMD) is a ‘leisure specialist’ provider of bespoke leisure workwear, plus branded ...
Company profiles
Company profile: GLL
GLL
As the UK’s leading provider of both leisure centres and libraries, GLL operate nearly 400 ...
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Perfect Gym press release: PerfectGym joins Sport Alliance
Sport Alliance, a Hamburg-based provider of innovative software solutions and services to gyms and fitness suites, has announced the acquisition of PerfectGym, the international software provider to fitness and leisure businesses.
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: GLL fitness instructor smashes World Record
Anthony Bryan, a fitness instructor at GLL’s Southbury Leisure Centre, recently took part in the London Marathon.
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
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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