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boutique fitness news

The first bricks and mortar Kinrgy studio opens today (1 March) in West Hollywood. Founded
Richard North has taken up the role of CEO at United Fitness Brands (UFB), owner
The fitness industry is gearing up to engage with the medical profession according to the
A new boutique fitness operator launches in London in February 2024 in the form of
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
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets
There are now more than 300 boutique fitness studios across London – an increase of
Consumers now consider health and fitness to be an essential area of expenditure and despite
Xponential Fitness shares are recovering following a fightback by the directors after the publication of
Boutique fitness operator, Blok, has launched a new studio concept which mixes curated fitness classes
Urban Gym Group is adding to its network of fitness clubs with the opening of
Industry event FIT Summit’s Awards of Excellence recognises leading companies and executives from across health,
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Experience the pinnacle of fitness and luxury at the premier industry event, Sibec EMEA, set
Boutique fitness operator, Solidcore, has opened its 100th studio in the US. Located in Santa
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler Co has unveiled Sprig, a new wellness brand
Dave Long, co-founder and CEO of Orangetheory Fitness, has told HCM the boutique fitness franchise
A large new hot springs and spa destination is coming to downtown Palm Springs, California,
Xponential Fitness will open its first Body Fit Training (BFT) franchise in London in February
Peloton has called a stop to its disastrous attempt to rebrand Precor as Peloton Commercial,
As one of the most energy-intensive industries in the UK, leisure facilities face a critical
Hot on the heels of a four-brand deal with Kuwait, John Kersh, chief international development
Kevin Yates, founder and CEO of Trib3 has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in
Xponential Fitness has signed a Master Franchise Agreement with Kuwaiti real estate company Aqarat for
Xponential Fitness has entered a five-year licensing agreement with Princess Cruises that gives guests access
Barry’s has launched a HIIT spin and strength class called Ride in New York City.
Drop Fitness has launched its first club – a 25,000sq ft space – in the
Boutique fitness chain 1Rebel opens the doors to its tenth club today (Monday 27 June
Barry’s has entered the world of retail, opening a studio in the new Flannels flagship
Strength training startup Grndhouse has launched a new app following 18 months of development. The
Following a history of supporting US military and service members, F45 has announced a new
Trib3 is accelerating the pace of its expansion plans with a multi-site development deal across
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
Membership-management software company, Clubessential Holdings, announced the acquisition of Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, the
Caoimhe Bamber, co-founder of Digme Fitness, has described a recent Daily Telegraph article which claimed
Cutting VAT for the pandemic-hit fitness industry could have saved businesses and jobs – just as
Rob Barker has stepped down from his roles at Precor and Peloton with immediate effect.
Stretchlab has opened its 150th studio this month, just six years since its launch. The
Hybrid fitness platform FitLab has closed its Series A financing, bringing total capital raised to
The number of positive COVID-19 cases among people who have visited health clubs across Europe
Ten UK fitness industry leaders have written an open letter to the Prime Minister, Boris
The number of positive COVID-19 cases among people who have visited health clubs, leisure centres
12,300
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
InBody logged an amazing 100,000 scans in January 2024 alone
HCM promotional features
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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
Sponsored
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
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
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
The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
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
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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
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HCM magazine
HCM People
Founder, Physique 57
Say no to anything that isn’t critically important to executing your business strategy and be aware that rapid growth is overrated
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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
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Insight
Liz Terry looks at which operators are most recognised by consumers, using Kantar’s latest brand insight
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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
Letters
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
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
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
Wellness
Absenteeism and presenteeism is taking a huge economic toll, with musculoskeletal problems and poor mental health the biggest issues. Can workplace wellness make a difference? Kath Hudson investigates
HCM magazine
Egym has announced deals designed to position it for growth acceleration, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Will Orr has been talking to HCM about the company’s new strategy for 2024, as Kath Hudson reports
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
HCM People

Dr Jonathan Leary

Founder, Remedy Place
It was as though the whole world woke up at the same time
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
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
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
Basic-Fit – which has been scaling rapidly across Europe –  is considering franchising to ramp up growth further afield
HCM magazine
I would say those results, along with the team’s total lack of complacency – their desire to keep improving – have been the two big highlights of my first year
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
Even though it’s been 14 years, it feels as though we’re just getting started
HCM magazine
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Featured press releases
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The Health & Fitness Institute press release: The future of fitness education: The Health and Fitness Institute champions digital learning
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Directory
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Flooring
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Grantham, Leicestershire
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Diary dates
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Galgorm Resort, York,
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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
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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
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

boutique fitness news

The first bricks and mortar Kinrgy studio opens today (1 March) in West Hollywood. Founded
Richard North has taken up the role of CEO at United Fitness Brands (UFB), owner
The fitness industry is gearing up to engage with the medical profession according to the
A new boutique fitness operator launches in London in February 2024 in the form of
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
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets
There are now more than 300 boutique fitness studios across London – an increase of
Consumers now consider health and fitness to be an essential area of expenditure and despite
Xponential Fitness shares are recovering following a fightback by the directors after the publication of
Boutique fitness operator, Blok, has launched a new studio concept which mixes curated fitness classes
Urban Gym Group is adding to its network of fitness clubs with the opening of
Industry event FIT Summit’s Awards of Excellence recognises leading companies and executives from across health,
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Experience the pinnacle of fitness and luxury at the premier industry event, Sibec EMEA, set
Boutique fitness operator, Solidcore, has opened its 100th studio in the US. Located in Santa
Spa operator and bathroom fixtures company Kohler Co has unveiled Sprig, a new wellness brand
Dave Long, co-founder and CEO of Orangetheory Fitness, has told HCM the boutique fitness franchise
A large new hot springs and spa destination is coming to downtown Palm Springs, California,
Xponential Fitness will open its first Body Fit Training (BFT) franchise in London in February
Peloton has called a stop to its disastrous attempt to rebrand Precor as Peloton Commercial,
As one of the most energy-intensive industries in the UK, leisure facilities face a critical
Hot on the heels of a four-brand deal with Kuwait, John Kersh, chief international development
Kevin Yates, founder and CEO of Trib3 has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in
Xponential Fitness has signed a Master Franchise Agreement with Kuwaiti real estate company Aqarat for
Xponential Fitness has entered a five-year licensing agreement with Princess Cruises that gives guests access
Barry’s has launched a HIIT spin and strength class called Ride in New York City.
Drop Fitness has launched its first club – a 25,000sq ft space – in the
Boutique fitness chain 1Rebel opens the doors to its tenth club today (Monday 27 June
Barry’s has entered the world of retail, opening a studio in the new Flannels flagship
Strength training startup Grndhouse has launched a new app following 18 months of development. The
Following a history of supporting US military and service members, F45 has announced a new
Trib3 is accelerating the pace of its expansion plans with a multi-site development deal across
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
Membership-management software company, Clubessential Holdings, announced the acquisition of Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, the
Caoimhe Bamber, co-founder of Digme Fitness, has described a recent Daily Telegraph article which claimed
Cutting VAT for the pandemic-hit fitness industry could have saved businesses and jobs – just as
Rob Barker has stepped down from his roles at Precor and Peloton with immediate effect.
Stretchlab has opened its 150th studio this month, just six years since its launch. The
Hybrid fitness platform FitLab has closed its Series A financing, bringing total capital raised to
The number of positive COVID-19 cases among people who have visited health clubs across Europe
Ten UK fitness industry leaders have written an open letter to the Prime Minister, Boris
The number of positive COVID-19 cases among people who have visited health clubs, leisure centres
1 - 40 of 12,300
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
InBody logged an amazing 100,000 scans in January 2024 alone
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
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
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
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
The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
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
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
Egym has announced deals designed to position it for growth acceleration, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Will Orr has been talking to HCM about the company’s new strategy for 2024, as Kath Hudson reports
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
HCM People

Dr Jonathan Leary

Founder, Remedy Place
It was as though the whole world woke up at the same time
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
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
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
Basic-Fit – which has been scaling rapidly across Europe –  is considering franchising to ramp up growth further afield
HCM magazine
I would say those results, along with the team’s total lack of complacency – their desire to keep improving – have been the two big highlights of my first year
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
Even though it’s been 14 years, it feels as though we’re just getting started
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Webinar: Building a new energy future for the leisure sector
As one of the most energy-intensive industries in the UK, leisure facilities face a critical challenge in balancing net zero goals, funding and increased costs.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Panatta to showcase innovation at major fitness and bodybuilding events in 2024
Panatta will consolidate its global presence throughout 2024 by attending a host of major industry events around the globe.
Company profiles
Company profile: Balanced Body®
Balanced Body is the global leader in Pilates equipment and education. Founded over 47 years ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Inspace Fitness
Inspace Fitness is an exciting, fast growing, fitness equipment, gym design and equipment service supplier ...
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: Pioneering project boosts business in Basingstoke
A sports complex might not be your first thought when you’re looking for a peaceful and comfortable, drop-in workspace. However, that could soon change thanks to an innovative new project at Basingstoke Leisure Centre.
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.
Directory
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers
Fitlockers: Lockers
salt therapy products
Saltability: salt therapy products
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
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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