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Polish corporate wellness platform Benefit Systems has taken over a majority stake in club operator
German fitness operator BestFit Group has acquired regional gym chain EuroFit for an undisclosed sum.
Hong Kong-based Bricks Group has revealed plans to launch its health club chain, UTime, in
The UK parliament will today (22 March) debate the merits of a Work Out to
PureGym expects lockdowns to last "until at least 31 March" – and that it will
Polish medical insurance outfit, Medicover, has rescued Polish operator, Fitness World, out of administration. The
FreeMotion Fitness
FreeMotion Fitness
An iconic Dutch fitness centre that first opened 32 years ago has received an extensive
24 Hour Fitness will emerge from chapter 11 bankruptcy this week after the gym chain
Europe's largest gym chain, Basic-Fit, has published its trading update for the first nine months
Billionaire Mike Ashley's Frasers Group has acquired the fitness assets of DW Sports for £37m.
Planet Fitness' share price on the New York Stock Exchange has remained steady at between
Two of the largest health club operators in the US have announced that members and
Europe's largest gym chain, Basic-Fit, has provided the European fitness sector with some optimism, after
The Retention Guru
The Retention Guru
A partnership with FunXtion and its MultiScreen Solution software has allowed 1Rebel to enhance its
Mountainside Fitness in Arizona has filed a lawsuit against state's governor, Doug Ducey, after he
A large-scale academic study has concluded that there is "no threat of increased COVID-19 spread"
Gyms and health clubs in the US have begun reopening their doors, with a number
Franchised gym chain UFC Gym is introducing compression recovery systems at some of its sites.
Training provider Premier Global NASM and budget operator Pure Gym have partnered to launch a
US-based fitness franchise UFC Gym has opened its first European club. The 18,000sq ft (1,670sq
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition
Hammer Strength, the number one brand in performance strength training, is adding to its portfolio
Brazilian gym chain SmartFit is set to speed up its expansion across South America. The
Group exercise is being presented as a solution to two of society's growing problems –
Budget operator Pure Gym achieved double-digit growth in revenue and profitability during 2018, cementing its
Many a family business has looked to keep itself fresh by handing control down from
TRT Holdings, the majority shareholder of Gold's Gym, has cancelled its plans to offload the
Fitness On Demand (FoD) has signed a partnership deal with fitness software platform Virtuagym, making
Australian health and fitness chain Jetts Fitness has opened its fifth UK club, Jetts Skipton,
Jetts Fitness has opened a club in Skipton, Yorkshire, making it the fifth location the
Gym chain DW Fitness First has revealed its strategic vision to become the UK’s largest
Fitness tech startup Fiit has announced a £2.4m seed investment to launch its on-demand home
Frank Reed’s gym chain Sweat! has received £3.75m (US$5m, €4.2m) worth of equity investment that
Gym chain Planet Fitness has raised its outlook for 2017 revenues to US$430m (€369.4m, £327.7m)
US-based gym chain Planet Fitness has strengthened its leadership team with high-level appointments in its
UK-based dance fitness brand Clubbercise has launched an instructor training course in Australia. Nine students
Low-cost gym chain Xercise4Less is collaborating with Lancashire Sport Partnership to help people recovering from
European low-cost gym chain Basic-Fit is on target to open 100 clubs this year after
L Catterton, the world’s largest consumer-focused private equity firm, has bought a minority stake in
Scott Lloyd, founder of the Next Generation gym chain, former CEO of David Lloyd Leisure
Budget gym chain Xercise4Less is planning to expand its Xercise4Perks initiative to include discounts at
Two of the 16 health clubs which David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) intended to acquire from
US-based health club chain 24 Hour Fitness has kept up its rapid pace of expansion
René Moos's gym chain Basic-Fit reported revenues of €76.9m (US$83.6m, £64.8m) in the first three
Innovatise UK Ltd
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HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Life Fitness is introducing a new range of Hammer Strength anaerobic equipment to complement its legendary strength training range
HCM Magazine
Promotion
A new app called Trakk, from Pulse Fitness, promises triple benefits to operators, says Chris Johnson
HCM Magazine
New opening
Armah Sports has revealed the first B_fit health club – a smart club concept that’s gearing up for the Metaverse with AI, VR, Amazon Alexa and the Internet of Things, as Tom Walker reports
HCM Magazine
Interview
The CEO of Total Fitness has been in-post for just over three years – a true tale of two halves, with dramatic growth in the first half of her tenure, followed by a second half dominated by the pandemic and a CVA. She talks to Kate Cracknell
HCM Magazine
HCM People
It makes services and tech more accessible and affordable for wellness professionals
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Technogym’s Biocircuit offers a range of time-controlled and time-free circuits using the Biostrength line, with its Biodrive AI technology, delivering customised workouts
HCM Magazine
Research
NICE has done a U-turn on its controversial guidelines for treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, saying that physical activity or therapy should not now be routinely prescribed for patients
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
Statistics
While nearly 20% of clubs closed for good in the US, the number in Germany decreased by only 1.4%
HCM magazine
HCM People

Tim Mayer

MDL Fitness
Screens display power generated from each piece of equipment, allowing people to compete against each other for kilowatt hours produced
HCM magazine
HCM People

Danielle Obe

Chair, The Black Swimming Association
Our vision is a future with ethnic diversity in aquatics
HCM magazine
Which messaging is most effective at inspiring people to get active and why? Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada set out to find out, as Tom Walker reports
HCM magazine
This has always been a creative, driven sector, but the pressures of the pandemic have inspired a new outpouring of creativity, leading to the emergence of new models, partnerships and concepts
HCM magazine
HCM People

Harry Jameson and Oli Patrick

Co-founders, Future Practice
There’s still no ‘stress resilience’ profession. We believe fitness professionals can fill that gap
HCM magazine
Can partnerships and affiliations with less obvious companies, such as fast food brands, help the industry tap into a new demographic, or is the potential for them to compromise our reputation too big a risk to take? asks Abi Harris
HCM magazine
HCM People

Alan Leach

Chair of IHRSA and CEO, West Wood Clubs
IHRSA is now on a mission to bring the global industry together
HCM magazine
A US study investigating consumer attitudes to gyms, health clubs and studios reveals a new focus on wellness, as well as opportunities for operators to grow their businesses
HCM magazine
Climate change, like COVID-19, presents challenges that won’t go away and demands both our immediate attention and collective efforts. Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
With their dark vibe, pumping music and kit that needs adjusting, indoor cycling classes can be intimidating to the uninitiated. Steph Eaves asks suppliers for their tips on how to encourage beginners into the cycling studio – and keep them coming back
HCM magazine
We’re investing anti-cyclically during the pandemic and accelerating our growth. It puts you ahead of the curve
HCM magazine
Opinion
promotion
FitnessOnDemand’s divisional vice president Uday Anumalachetty discusses what live fitness really means for clubs and their members today
Opinion: Why we need to reimagine what live fitness really means
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Hammer Strength just got stronger: Introducing the new HD Performance Trainers
Hammer Strength, the number one brand in performance strength training, is adding to its portfolio of industry-leading machines with the launch of its new anaerobic training line, HD Performance Trainers.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Greenvale Leisure Centre reveals brand new gym equipped with Core Health & Fitness products
Greenvale Leisure Centre in Northern Ireland last month revealed its brand new 800sq m gym completely transformed with Core Health & Fitness products.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active successfully reopens exercise referral scheme thanks to EXi partnership
Local authority leisure provider Everyone Active has reopened its essential exercise referral scheme, by joining forces with EXi, the NHS-approved exercise prescription app and data portal.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active generates £342m in social value
Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
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gym chain news

Polish corporate wellness platform Benefit Systems has taken over a majority stake in club operator
German fitness operator BestFit Group has acquired regional gym chain EuroFit for an undisclosed sum.
Hong Kong-based Bricks Group has revealed plans to launch its health club chain, UTime, in
The UK parliament will today (22 March) debate the merits of a Work Out to
PureGym expects lockdowns to last "until at least 31 March" – and that it will
Polish medical insurance outfit, Medicover, has rescued Polish operator, Fitness World, out of administration. The
FreeMotion Fitness
FreeMotion Fitness
An iconic Dutch fitness centre that first opened 32 years ago has received an extensive
24 Hour Fitness will emerge from chapter 11 bankruptcy this week after the gym chain
Europe's largest gym chain, Basic-Fit, has published its trading update for the first nine months
Billionaire Mike Ashley's Frasers Group has acquired the fitness assets of DW Sports for £37m.
Planet Fitness' share price on the New York Stock Exchange has remained steady at between
Two of the largest health club operators in the US have announced that members and
Europe's largest gym chain, Basic-Fit, has provided the European fitness sector with some optimism, after
The Retention Guru
The Retention Guru
A partnership with FunXtion and its MultiScreen Solution software has allowed 1Rebel to enhance its
Mountainside Fitness in Arizona has filed a lawsuit against state's governor, Doug Ducey, after he
A large-scale academic study has concluded that there is "no threat of increased COVID-19 spread"
Gyms and health clubs in the US have begun reopening their doors, with a number
Franchised gym chain UFC Gym is introducing compression recovery systems at some of its sites.
Training provider Premier Global NASM and budget operator Pure Gym have partnered to launch a
US-based fitness franchise UFC Gym has opened its first European club. The 18,000sq ft (1,670sq
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition
Hammer Strength, the number one brand in performance strength training, is adding to its portfolio
Brazilian gym chain SmartFit is set to speed up its expansion across South America. The
Group exercise is being presented as a solution to two of society's growing problems –
Budget operator Pure Gym achieved double-digit growth in revenue and profitability during 2018, cementing its
Many a family business has looked to keep itself fresh by handing control down from
TRT Holdings, the majority shareholder of Gold's Gym, has cancelled its plans to offload the
Fitness On Demand (FoD) has signed a partnership deal with fitness software platform Virtuagym, making
Australian health and fitness chain Jetts Fitness has opened its fifth UK club, Jetts Skipton,
Jetts Fitness has opened a club in Skipton, Yorkshire, making it the fifth location the
Gym chain DW Fitness First has revealed its strategic vision to become the UK’s largest
Fitness tech startup Fiit has announced a £2.4m seed investment to launch its on-demand home
Frank Reed’s gym chain Sweat! has received £3.75m (US$5m, €4.2m) worth of equity investment that
Gym chain Planet Fitness has raised its outlook for 2017 revenues to US$430m (€369.4m, £327.7m)
US-based gym chain Planet Fitness has strengthened its leadership team with high-level appointments in its
UK-based dance fitness brand Clubbercise has launched an instructor training course in Australia. Nine students
Low-cost gym chain Xercise4Less is collaborating with Lancashire Sport Partnership to help people recovering from
European low-cost gym chain Basic-Fit is on target to open 100 clubs this year after
L Catterton, the world’s largest consumer-focused private equity firm, has bought a minority stake in
Scott Lloyd, founder of the Next Generation gym chain, former CEO of David Lloyd Leisure
Budget gym chain Xercise4Less is planning to expand its Xercise4Perks initiative to include discounts at
Two of the 16 health clubs which David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) intended to acquire from
US-based health club chain 24 Hour Fitness has kept up its rapid pace of expansion
René Moos's gym chain Basic-Fit reported revenues of €76.9m (US$83.6m, £64.8m) in the first three
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
1 - 40 of 243
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Life Fitness is introducing a new range of Hammer Strength anaerobic equipment to complement its legendary strength training range
HCM Magazine
Promotion
A new app called Trakk, from Pulse Fitness, promises triple benefits to operators, says Chris Johnson
HCM Magazine
New opening
Armah Sports has revealed the first B_fit health club – a smart club concept that’s gearing up for the Metaverse with AI, VR, Amazon Alexa and the Internet of Things, as Tom Walker reports
HCM Magazine
Interview
The CEO of Total Fitness has been in-post for just over three years – a true tale of two halves, with dramatic growth in the first half of her tenure, followed by a second half dominated by the pandemic and a CVA. She talks to Kate Cracknell
HCM Magazine
HCM People
It makes services and tech more accessible and affordable for wellness professionals
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Technogym’s Biocircuit offers a range of time-controlled and time-free circuits using the Biostrength line, with its Biodrive AI technology, delivering customised workouts
HCM Magazine
Research
NICE has done a U-turn on its controversial guidelines for treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, saying that physical activity or therapy should not now be routinely prescribed for patients
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
Which messaging is most effective at inspiring people to get active and why? Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada set out to find out, as Tom Walker reports
HCM magazine
This has always been a creative, driven sector, but the pressures of the pandemic have inspired a new outpouring of creativity, leading to the emergence of new models, partnerships and concepts
HCM magazine
HCM People

Harry Jameson and Oli Patrick

Co-founders, Future Practice
There’s still no ‘stress resilience’ profession. We believe fitness professionals can fill that gap
HCM magazine
Can partnerships and affiliations with less obvious companies, such as fast food brands, help the industry tap into a new demographic, or is the potential for them to compromise our reputation too big a risk to take? asks Abi Harris
HCM magazine
HCM People

Alan Leach

Chair of IHRSA and CEO, West Wood Clubs
IHRSA is now on a mission to bring the global industry together
HCM magazine
A US study investigating consumer attitudes to gyms, health clubs and studios reveals a new focus on wellness, as well as opportunities for operators to grow their businesses
HCM magazine
Climate change, like COVID-19, presents challenges that won’t go away and demands both our immediate attention and collective efforts. Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
With their dark vibe, pumping music and kit that needs adjusting, indoor cycling classes can be intimidating to the uninitiated. Steph Eaves asks suppliers for their tips on how to encourage beginners into the cycling studio – and keep them coming back
HCM magazine
We’re investing anti-cyclically during the pandemic and accelerating our growth. It puts you ahead of the curve
HCM magazine
Opinion
promotion
FitnessOnDemand’s divisional vice president Uday Anumalachetty discusses what live fitness really means for clubs and their members today
Opinion: Why we need to reimagine what live fitness really means
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Hammer Strength just got stronger: Introducing the new HD Performance Trainers
Hammer Strength, the number one brand in performance strength training, is adding to its portfolio of industry-leading machines with the launch of its new anaerobic training line, HD Performance Trainers.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Greenvale Leisure Centre reveals brand new gym equipped with Core Health & Fitness products
Greenvale Leisure Centre in Northern Ireland last month revealed its brand new 800sq m gym completely transformed with Core Health & Fitness products.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active successfully reopens exercise referral scheme thanks to EXi partnership
Local authority leisure provider Everyone Active has reopened its essential exercise referral scheme, by joining forces with EXi, the NHS-approved exercise prescription app and data portal.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Everyone Active generates £342m in social value
Award-winning leisure operator Everyone Active generated £342million in social value at its sites across the country in 2019/20.
Video Gallery
Physical Company Ltd
Total Vibration Solutions / Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
Mindbody, Inc
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Proinsight Mystery Shopping
We take time at the outset to understand your unique customer journey. Then we work ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
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