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FITNESS, HEALTH, WELLNESS

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Improving physical strength and fitness, mental health and confidence are the main reasons for joining
US gym chain, Crunch Fitness, has bolstered its global expansion plans with the appointment of
US private equity fund, Providence Equity Partners, is acquiring a majority stake in VivaGym from
The Bannatyne Group says it has officially bounced back from the pandemic, with both turnover
There is speculation that Basic Fit will sell the five Spanish Holmes Place clubs it
Short-term incentives to exercise, such as using daily reminders, rewards or games, can lead to
Elevate
Elevate
Having redefined the model of public-private collaboration in Spain, Go Fit is now expanding into
Will Orr, CEO of The Gym Group, has revealed the company’s full-year results for 2023,
Despite high inflation and energy costs, Basic-Fit lifted 2023 revenues by almost a third, achieved
New legislation will change the way health clubs in the UK manage their membership process,
As Planet Fitness announces strong year-end results there are reports the company is planning a
The Gym Group has announced its positive H1 trading trends have continued, with year end
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Phil Heath, professional athlete, bodybuilder and 7x Mr. Olympia, has fielded a lot of questions
CORRECTION A previous version of this story reported that the UK operations of Xtrafit were
The Gym Group has achieved two significant industry certifications for its operations. The low-cost chain
Fitness entrepreneurs Jon Williams, CEO, and Tom Edwards, COO, have co-founded a new high-end club
The Gym Group saw its membership grow by nearly 10 per cent in the first
US longevity franchise Serotonin Centers has expanded its footprint with a second Florida location in
GymNation, which was acquired by JD Gyms in 2022, has opened its latest health club
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Complaints about group exercise have become a thing of the past for the Reynolds Group
The Gym Group has appointed Will Orr as its new CEO and executive director. Orr
The Gym Group saw an upswing in EBITDA, to £38m for 2022, well above the
RSG Group is considering the sale of its Spanish clubs, which include more than 40
The Gym Group (TGG) has announced that Simon Jones has taken the role of non-executive
Richard Darwin is to step down from his role as CEO of The Gym Group
The revival of a classic UK health and fitness brand will see Topnotch Health Clubs
Rainer Schaller, founder and CEO of RSG group and his partner and two children are
Jetts Fitness Australia CEO, Elaine Jobson, has led an MBO to acquire the franchised Jetts
Pure Gym has opened its latest location in the Middle East as part of a
The Gym Group saw its membership grow by 10 per cent during the first six
Basic-Fit has opened its 600th club in France in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, in the Pays de la
The Gym Group’s (TGG) plans and profit forecasts were presented to analysts and investors during
Pure Gym has revealed it's planning to double the number of clubs in its portfolio,
The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the UK government to invest £875m in
The first énergie Fitness club has opened in Spain as part of a push for
Over a third of real estate investors intend to buy more hotels across Europe, according
Danish health club operator Repeat, launched in 2016 by serial fitness entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev, has
UK-based boutique operator TRIB3 will open its first site in The Netherlands next year. Due
Boutique fitness operator, TRIB3, has announced it will open a new global HQ and flagship
In-home personal training brand GymGuyz has entered the UK market after selling its first two
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is urging US Congress to pass a new law
Budget fitness chain, Xercise4Less, is being sold off by its investors, directors and shareholders, which
12,300
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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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University of Sheffield Sport has opened the doors of its flagship Goodwin Sports Centre following a major refurbishment
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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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The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
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The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
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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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Operators, prepare to revolutionise the way members connect with personal trainers in your club, with the ground-breaking Brawn platform.
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Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
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We need to shout about what we're doing to tackle inequalities and get people living longer in better health
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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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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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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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Editor's letter
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
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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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Interview
Go Fit is spreading its wings, with a five-year plan for growth and new projects already under construction in Italy. Its new CEO speaks to Kate Cracknell
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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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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
What needs to happen to integrate physical activity with healthcare? Leaders in the sector share their thoughts
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
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
The Elevate trade show and conference comes to London next month. HCM gives the low down on what to look out for
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
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Pilates is having a moment. Steph Eaves asks suppliers how they’re responding to the demand
HCM magazine
We introduced good mood messaging, communicating the idea of exercise being ‘for the feeling’
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
We have a fantastic opportunity in front of us to realise our vision of a happier and healthier world
HCM magazine
With the industry experiencing a huge swing towards strength training, researchers recommend continuing to make the case for cardio
HCM magazine
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low-cost news

Improving physical strength and fitness, mental health and confidence are the main reasons for joining
US gym chain, Crunch Fitness, has bolstered its global expansion plans with the appointment of
US private equity fund, Providence Equity Partners, is acquiring a majority stake in VivaGym from
The Bannatyne Group says it has officially bounced back from the pandemic, with both turnover
There is speculation that Basic Fit will sell the five Spanish Holmes Place clubs it
Short-term incentives to exercise, such as using daily reminders, rewards or games, can lead to
Elevate
Elevate
Having redefined the model of public-private collaboration in Spain, Go Fit is now expanding into
Will Orr, CEO of The Gym Group, has revealed the company’s full-year results for 2023,
Despite high inflation and energy costs, Basic-Fit lifted 2023 revenues by almost a third, achieved
New legislation will change the way health clubs in the UK manage their membership process,
As Planet Fitness announces strong year-end results there are reports the company is planning a
The Gym Group has announced its positive H1 trading trends have continued, with year end
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Phil Heath, professional athlete, bodybuilder and 7x Mr. Olympia, has fielded a lot of questions
CORRECTION A previous version of this story reported that the UK operations of Xtrafit were
The Gym Group has achieved two significant industry certifications for its operations. The low-cost chain
Fitness entrepreneurs Jon Williams, CEO, and Tom Edwards, COO, have co-founded a new high-end club
The Gym Group saw its membership grow by nearly 10 per cent in the first
US longevity franchise Serotonin Centers has expanded its footprint with a second Florida location in
GymNation, which was acquired by JD Gyms in 2022, has opened its latest health club
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
Complaints about group exercise have become a thing of the past for the Reynolds Group
The Gym Group has appointed Will Orr as its new CEO and executive director. Orr
The Gym Group saw an upswing in EBITDA, to £38m for 2022, well above the
RSG Group is considering the sale of its Spanish clubs, which include more than 40
The Gym Group (TGG) has announced that Simon Jones has taken the role of non-executive
Richard Darwin is to step down from his role as CEO of The Gym Group
The revival of a classic UK health and fitness brand will see Topnotch Health Clubs
Rainer Schaller, founder and CEO of RSG group and his partner and two children are
Jetts Fitness Australia CEO, Elaine Jobson, has led an MBO to acquire the franchised Jetts
Pure Gym has opened its latest location in the Middle East as part of a
The Gym Group saw its membership grow by 10 per cent during the first six
Basic-Fit has opened its 600th club in France in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, in the Pays de la
The Gym Group’s (TGG) plans and profit forecasts were presented to analysts and investors during
Pure Gym has revealed it's planning to double the number of clubs in its portfolio,
The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the UK government to invest £875m in
The first énergie Fitness club has opened in Spain as part of a push for
Over a third of real estate investors intend to buy more hotels across Europe, according
Danish health club operator Repeat, launched in 2016 by serial fitness entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev, has
UK-based boutique operator TRIB3 will open its first site in The Netherlands next year. Due
Boutique fitness operator, TRIB3, has announced it will open a new global HQ and flagship
In-home personal training brand GymGuyz has entered the UK market after selling its first two
The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is urging US Congress to pass a new law
Budget fitness chain, Xercise4Less, is being sold off by its investors, directors and shareholders, which
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
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
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
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
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
Operators, prepare to revolutionise the way members connect with personal trainers in your club, with the ground-breaking Brawn platform.
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
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
What needs to happen to integrate physical activity with healthcare? Leaders in the sector share their thoughts
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
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
The Elevate trade show and conference comes to London next month. HCM gives the low down on what to look out for
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
Pilates is having a moment. Steph Eaves asks suppliers how they’re responding to the demand
HCM magazine
We introduced good mood messaging, communicating the idea of exercise being ‘for the feeling’
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
We have a fantastic opportunity in front of us to realise our vision of a happier and healthier world
HCM magazine
With the industry experiencing a huge swing towards strength training, researchers recommend continuing to make the case for cardio
HCM magazine
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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Sue Anstiss' Game Changers podcast headed for Elevate 2024
Join us at Elevate from 12-13 June in London for a special one-off live recording of The Game Changers Podcast with Sue Anstiss, CEO of Fearless Women.
Company profiles
Company profile: ABC Trainerize
ABC Trainerize is a member engagement mobile app and software platform that allows coaches and ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Alliance Leisure
The company’s core business is the provision of facility development and support for local authorities, ...
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
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
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
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