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FITNESS, HEALTH, WELLNESS

lockdown news

Following three disrupted lockdown years, the European fitness market bounced back in 2023, according to
The global wellness economy will be worth US$8.5 trillion by 2027, according to new research
Three Universal Beijing Resort veterans – Tom Mehrmann, Sylvia Hase and Mike Hightower – will join
Improved mental health is now a stronger motivation for Brits to exercise than staying in
The Gym Group saw its membership grow by nearly 10 per cent in the first
Average charges for an adult swim session have topped £5.00 (US$6.45, €5.83) for the first
Elevate
Elevate
Phil Heath, professional athlete, bodybuilder and 7x Mr. Olympia, has fielded a lot of questions
Total Fitness is looking to expand its operations and upgrade its club portfolio after securing
The Eden Project has revealed new visuals for its planned Dundee project in the city’s
VisitEngland has published its Annual Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions for 2022, showing that
New Zealand’s newest wellness destination Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa has opened on the
The spa at Hotel Sofitel London Heathrow has reopened with a brand new treatment menu
Basic-Fit has released its results for 2022 which show strong club and membership growth, a
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Private investment firm Starwood Capital Group and real estate and hospitality company, Adventurous Journeys Capital
The parents of Kaylea Titford, a disabled 16-year-old girl, have been found guilty of her
Spa and wellness industry thought leaders gathered yesterday (26 January) at the Grow Well webinar
The UK government has announced it will be scaling back financial support for businesses as
German fitness operator, Life Fit Group, led by Martin Seibold, has snapped Loft Holding GmbH
Peloton has called a stop to its disastrous attempt to rebrand Precor as Peloton Commercial,
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Join us at Elevate from 12-13 June in London for a special one-off live recording
Shanghai Disneyland theme park will reopen to visitors on Thursday 8 December, following a temporary
Themed scent company AromaPrime has released its top 10 ‘weird and wacky’ smells over the
Spa industry personality Raffaella Dallarda has launched her first book called E-SPAnsive exploring Italian spa
The first Holmes Place Boutique Studio, which provides group classes in a small, intimate format,
Active Nation has released a new app, Active Nation Anywhere, which offers over a thousand
Peloton is set to axe around 800 jobs, increase the price of its equipment and
In a departure from the traditional fitness brands, Pure Gym put its trust in corporate
Fitness markets around the globe are demonstrating "reassuring signs of recovery" following the pandemic disruptions
The wild sounds of the natural world have been captured to create the Swell Room,
A £22m refurbishment of Altrincham Leisure Centre has been given the go ahead by Trafford
Total Fitness says its membership numbers are back to pre-COVID-19 levels. With fifteen clubs in
Peloton has announced that it will exit all owned manufacturing operations, cease making its own
LeisureDB has launched a new Spotlight Report series analysing the independent sector of the fitness
F45 has launched a corporate partnership programme which will enable businesses to open an F45
More than one in five (27 per cent) Americans belonged to a health club or
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
The Jorvik Group has been named a ‘leading light’ for its digital strategy, which helped
Basic-Fit opened a record number of 72 clubs in the first quarter of 2022. Fifty-five
ELASKO, a London based stretch fitness brand has just released the first mobile stretch and
Pure Gym has revealed it's planning to double the number of clubs in its portfolio,
Evolution Wellness has closed all its Fitness First operations in Hong Kong. The pandemic’s impact
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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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University of Sheffield Sport has opened the doors of its flagship Goodwin Sports Centre following a major refurbishment
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Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
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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
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GymNation is pioneering the future of fitness with software specialist Perfect Gym providing a scalable tech platform to power and sustain its growth
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Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
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The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
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HCM magazine
News report
The prioritisation of prevention over repair fits with our mission
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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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News report
Will Orr has been talking to HCM about the company’s new strategy for 2024, as Kath Hudson reports
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Research
New research has found BMI to be a highly inaccurate measure of childhood obesity, leading current thinking and policy based on it into question
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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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Everyone's talking about
Now mental health is the number one reason for people to join a health club, do fitness professionals need a grounding in counselling to offer a more holistic service? Kath Hudson asks the experts
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Design
McFit, the original budget gym is undergoing a transformation with a new look and estate-wide overhaul, as Liz Terry reports
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What needs to happen to integrate physical activity with healthcare? Leaders in the sector share their thoughts
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
Pilates is having a moment. Steph Eaves asks suppliers how they’re responding to the demand
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
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
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
The Elevate trade show and conference comes to London next month. HCM gives the low down on what to look out for
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
We have a fantastic opportunity in front of us to realise our vision of a happier and healthier world
HCM magazine
I needed a new management team with the talent and leadership to reposition a 20-year-old brand
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: W3Fit EMEA’s innovative programme sets sail for Sardinia, Italy
Following a hugely successful event last year in Split, Croatia, W3Fit EMEA, is heading to the Chia Laguna resort in Sardinia from 8-11 October.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Empower your team, transform your service – elevate with coaching workshops
In today's competitive fitness landscape, the key to success lies not only in providing exceptional facilities but also in cultivating meaningful interactions with members.
Company profiles
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Spivi is an immersive fitness gamification platform that helps gym operators to achieve better retention ...
Supplier Showcase
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Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Innerva press release: Charity launches community wellbeing space to address health disparities in Birmingham
A charity dedicated to narrowing the gender and ethnic diversity gap in physical activity has launched a community wellbeing space aimed at extending the lives of people with some of the UK’s poorest health outcomes.
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: Oasis Beach Pool invites Bedfordians to 'Totally Tropical Beach Party' Tuesday 28 May
Oasis Beach Pool, in Bedford, officially re-opens Tuesday 28 May with a celebration for the local community.
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Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
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Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
salt therapy products
Saltability: salt therapy products
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
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Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
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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
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12-13 Jun 2024
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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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
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

lockdown news

Following three disrupted lockdown years, the European fitness market bounced back in 2023, according to
The global wellness economy will be worth US$8.5 trillion by 2027, according to new research
Three Universal Beijing Resort veterans – Tom Mehrmann, Sylvia Hase and Mike Hightower – will join
Improved mental health is now a stronger motivation for Brits to exercise than staying in
The Gym Group saw its membership grow by nearly 10 per cent in the first
Average charges for an adult swim session have topped £5.00 (US$6.45, €5.83) for the first
Elevate
Elevate
Phil Heath, professional athlete, bodybuilder and 7x Mr. Olympia, has fielded a lot of questions
Total Fitness is looking to expand its operations and upgrade its club portfolio after securing
The Eden Project has revealed new visuals for its planned Dundee project in the city’s
VisitEngland has published its Annual Survey of Visits to Visitor Attractions for 2022, showing that
New Zealand’s newest wellness destination Wai Ariki Hot Springs and Spa has opened on the
The spa at Hotel Sofitel London Heathrow has reopened with a brand new treatment menu
Basic-Fit has released its results for 2022 which show strong club and membership growth, a
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Private investment firm Starwood Capital Group and real estate and hospitality company, Adventurous Journeys Capital
The parents of Kaylea Titford, a disabled 16-year-old girl, have been found guilty of her
Spa and wellness industry thought leaders gathered yesterday (26 January) at the Grow Well webinar
The UK government has announced it will be scaling back financial support for businesses as
German fitness operator, Life Fit Group, led by Martin Seibold, has snapped Loft Holding GmbH
Peloton has called a stop to its disastrous attempt to rebrand Precor as Peloton Commercial,
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Join us at Elevate from 12-13 June in London for a special one-off live recording
Shanghai Disneyland theme park will reopen to visitors on Thursday 8 December, following a temporary
Themed scent company AromaPrime has released its top 10 ‘weird and wacky’ smells over the
Spa industry personality Raffaella Dallarda has launched her first book called E-SPAnsive exploring Italian spa
The first Holmes Place Boutique Studio, which provides group classes in a small, intimate format,
Active Nation has released a new app, Active Nation Anywhere, which offers over a thousand
Peloton is set to axe around 800 jobs, increase the price of its equipment and
In a departure from the traditional fitness brands, Pure Gym put its trust in corporate
Fitness markets around the globe are demonstrating "reassuring signs of recovery" following the pandemic disruptions
The wild sounds of the natural world have been captured to create the Swell Room,
A £22m refurbishment of Altrincham Leisure Centre has been given the go ahead by Trafford
Total Fitness says its membership numbers are back to pre-COVID-19 levels. With fifteen clubs in
Peloton has announced that it will exit all owned manufacturing operations, cease making its own
LeisureDB has launched a new Spotlight Report series analysing the independent sector of the fitness
F45 has launched a corporate partnership programme which will enable businesses to open an F45
More than one in five (27 per cent) Americans belonged to a health club or
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
The Jorvik Group has been named a ‘leading light’ for its digital strategy, which helped
Basic-Fit opened a record number of 72 clubs in the first quarter of 2022. Fifty-five
ELASKO, a London based stretch fitness brand has just released the first mobile stretch and
Pure Gym has revealed it's planning to double the number of clubs in its portfolio,
Evolution Wellness has closed all its Fitness First operations in Hong Kong. The pandemic’s impact
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 New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
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
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
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
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
Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
What needs to happen to integrate physical activity with healthcare? Leaders in the sector share their thoughts
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
Pilates is having a moment. Steph Eaves asks suppliers how they’re responding to the demand
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
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
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
The Elevate trade show and conference comes to London next month. HCM gives the low down on what to look out for
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
We have a fantastic opportunity in front of us to realise our vision of a happier and healthier world
HCM magazine
I needed a new management team with the talent and leadership to reposition a 20-year-old brand
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
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: W3Fit EMEA’s innovative programme sets sail for Sardinia, Italy
Following a hugely successful event last year in Split, Croatia, W3Fit EMEA, is heading to the Chia Laguna resort in Sardinia from 8-11 October.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Empower your team, transform your service – elevate with coaching workshops
In today's competitive fitness landscape, the key to success lies not only in providing exceptional facilities but also in cultivating meaningful interactions with members.
Company profiles
Company profile: Zoom Media UK
As the original GymTV supplier, Zoom Media has a proven track record of working with ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Spivi
Spivi is an immersive fitness gamification platform that helps gym operators to achieve better retention ...
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Innerva press release: Charity launches community wellbeing space to address health disparities in Birmingham
A charity dedicated to narrowing the gender and ethnic diversity gap in physical activity has launched a community wellbeing space aimed at extending the lives of people with some of the UK’s poorest health outcomes.
Featured press releases
Greenwich Leisure Limited press release: Oasis Beach Pool invites Bedfordians to 'Totally Tropical Beach Party' Tuesday 28 May
Oasis Beach Pool, in Bedford, officially re-opens Tuesday 28 May with a celebration for the local community.
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Fitlockers: Lockers
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
salt therapy products
Saltability: salt therapy products
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
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
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
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