GET HCM
magazine
Sign up for the FREE digital edition of HCM magazine and also get the HCM ezine and breaking news email alerts.
Not right now, thanksclose this window
Les Mills International
Les Mills International
Les Mills International
Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Follow Health Club Management on Instagram
UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

Jubilation as group exercise reopens in most of the UK

Indoor group exercise can recommence in England and Scotland today (17 May), as part of the easing of lockdown measures.

England has today moved to "Step 3" on the government's roadmap out of lockdown, which also marks the return of organised adult sport indoors.

Saunas and steamrooms may also reopen from today.

In Wales, group activities reopened on 3 May, restricted to 15 people per class, but will be extended to 30 people from today.

In Northern Ireland, operators have been given an indicative date of 24 May for indoor group exercise and organised sport to reopen.

Leisure operators and facility providers will still be required to follow government-approved safety guidelines to ensure participants can return safely and confidently.

Group exercise classes will implement strict safety measures co-developed by industry body, ukactive, and partners including Sport England, DCMS and SAGE, which includes guidance on regular sanitisation, ventilation and social distancing.

According to ukactive CEO Huw Edwards, the reopening marks a major milestone for gyms, leisure centres, pools and boutique studios.

Edwards said: “Group exercise classes and indoor sports are loved by millions of people across the UK so it’s great to see them start to return today.

“Through these popular community activities, our members have become the engine room of physical activity in our nations, making their reopening a vital moment for our physical and mental recovery.

“However, our sector still needs support and we will continue to fight hard for the financial and regulatory help which is urgently required so that as many facilities as possible are able to survive and recover fully.

“Our members have shown tremendous courage and resilience in the harshest of environments, having to make tough operational decisions while facing no income during this period of lockdown.

“It’s time to support these vital facilities to play their fullest role in our nation’s health and wellbeing.”

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
Indoor group exercise can recommence in England and Scotland today (17 May), as part of the easing of lockdown measures.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,PUB
2021/THUMB347774_679837_453245.jpg
Latest News
Boxing-inspired fitness operator Rumble has signed a master franchise agreement in Australia, which could see ...
Latest News
Hotel giant Accor has launched a new bespoke, premium fitness service for its upmarket Pullman ...
Latest News
People should concentrate on exercise and staying fit – rather than dieting and weight loss ...
Latest News
Sibec Europe, scheduled to take place in Cologne, Germany, from 2 to 5 November 2021, ...
Latest News
Swim England has warned that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost forever unless the government ...
Latest News
Sports Minister, Nigel Huddleston, has joined gym-goers this morning to kick-off the annual National Fitness ...
Latest News
A new high-end workspace, designed for the use of personal trainers, coaches and other health ...
Latest News
VAT reform, adjustments in business rates and a fitness-led high street regeneration push could see ...
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Billed as the ‘2021 Experience Tour’, Egym has taken its connected gym floor experience on the road around the UK
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Active IQ is launching courses to upskill fitness professionals to work in social prescribing, extending the reach of the industry
HCM Magazine
Statistics
How have consumers responded to the end of lockdowns? Cesar Carvalho shares some bounceback numbers with HCM
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Les Mills is launching a new digital network called Les Mills Connect to help clubs build back better and emerge from the pandemic with a stronger business
HCM Magazine
HCM people
This partnership with F45 is an exciting business venture for me
HCM Magazine
Interview
David Lloyd Leisure has not only regained its pre-pandemic member numbers, it’s also seeking acquisitions, going hard on digital and continuing to upgrade its portfolio. Its CEO talks to Kate Cracknell
HCM Magazine
Hybrid
The Gym Group has taken its digital hybrid strategy full circle, piloting in-gym workout pods and studios with its home workout delivery partner, Fiit. HCM talks to the team driving the project
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
HCM magazine
Running booms when health clubs and gyms are closed. Could this enthusiasm result in treadmill training becoming the new spinning? Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
HCM People

Colin Waggett

CEO, Third Space
We first started talking to KSL over two years ago, so this was not a rushed partnership
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Power Plate teams up with Myzone for a new exercise experience
Power Plate has teamed up with Myzone to provide its community with new class experiences and the opportunity to offer rewards based on effort, every time they move.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: EMS personal training: shockingly simple
People's fitness goals are extremely diverse – ranging from an elite athlete focused on the next goal to someone who dislikes all activity due to chronic back pain.
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.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Being active helps Parkwood Leisure customers save the NHS £16m
Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s leading public leisure facilities operators, helped prevent more than 7,000 cases of stroke, dementia, depression and type 2 diabetes in 2019, saving the NHS £16 million, a new social value report has shown.
Company profiles
Company profile: Pendex Fisio S.L.
Pendex programmes are delivered using 12 smart training machines, the design of which correlates with ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Gympass
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
13-14 Oct 2021
Online,
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

News

Jubilation as group exercise reopens in most of the UK

Indoor group exercise can recommence in England and Scotland today (17 May), as part of the easing of lockdown measures.

England has today moved to "Step 3" on the government's roadmap out of lockdown, which also marks the return of organised adult sport indoors.

Saunas and steamrooms may also reopen from today.

In Wales, group activities reopened on 3 May, restricted to 15 people per class, but will be extended to 30 people from today.

In Northern Ireland, operators have been given an indicative date of 24 May for indoor group exercise and organised sport to reopen.

Leisure operators and facility providers will still be required to follow government-approved safety guidelines to ensure participants can return safely and confidently.

Group exercise classes will implement strict safety measures co-developed by industry body, ukactive, and partners including Sport England, DCMS and SAGE, which includes guidance on regular sanitisation, ventilation and social distancing.

According to ukactive CEO Huw Edwards, the reopening marks a major milestone for gyms, leisure centres, pools and boutique studios.

Edwards said: “Group exercise classes and indoor sports are loved by millions of people across the UK so it’s great to see them start to return today.

“Through these popular community activities, our members have become the engine room of physical activity in our nations, making their reopening a vital moment for our physical and mental recovery.

“However, our sector still needs support and we will continue to fight hard for the financial and regulatory help which is urgently required so that as many facilities as possible are able to survive and recover fully.

“Our members have shown tremendous courage and resilience in the harshest of environments, having to make tough operational decisions while facing no income during this period of lockdown.

“It’s time to support these vital facilities to play their fullest role in our nation’s health and wellbeing.”

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
Indoor group exercise can recommence in England and Scotland today (17 May), as part of the easing of lockdown measures.
HAF,FIT,IND,PTS,PUB
2021/THUMB347774_679837_453245.jpg

News

Boxing-inspired fitness operator Rumble has signed a master franchise agreement in Australia, which could see
Hotel giant Accor has launched a new bespoke, premium fitness service for its upmarket Pullman
People should concentrate on exercise and staying fit – rather than dieting and weight loss
Sibec Europe, scheduled to take place in Cologne, Germany, from 2 to 5 November 2021,
Swim England has warned that 2,000 swimming pools could be lost forever unless the government
Sports Minister, Nigel Huddleston, has joined gym-goers this morning to kick-off the annual National Fitness
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Power Plate has teamed up with Myzone to provide its community with new class experiences
A new high-end workspace, designed for the use of personal trainers, coaches and other health
VAT reform, adjustments in business rates and a fitness-led high street regeneration push could see
Peloton has completed the merging of its commercial operations with Precor, the equipment brand it
Half of UK adults aren't happy with their physical fitness levels, according to a study
Temporary measures brought in to support businesses in the UK from insolvency during the pandemic
Nadine Dorries has replaced Oliver Dowden as the Secretary of State for Digital, Media, Culture
Les Mills
Les Mills
Uptivo is an all-in-one digital solution for fitness clubs, fitness boutique studios and personal trainers
In a major move against the gym market, Apple has revealed a number of upgrades
Physical activity professionals in England will soon be able to access free, one-to-one learning with
Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has acquired VAY, a firm specialising in AI and motion technology.
An award celebrating outstanding individuals in the fitness sector is to be named in honour
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has reorganised its top team in order to expand its estate
Downtown Miami’s upcoming mixed-use development Legacy Hotel & Residences has signed a joint venture deal
FreeMotion Fitness
FreeMotion Fitness
As Surge expands its offer with the launch of a third dedicated Electronic Muscle Stimulation
Colin Waggett has revealed that the recent deal, which saw KSL Capital Partners acquire a
3d Leisure has acquired franchised studio operator Yourzone45 from Elms Fitness Group for an undisclosed
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
1 - 20 of 12,028
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Billed as the ‘2021 Experience Tour’, Egym has taken its connected gym floor experience on the road around the UK
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Active IQ is launching courses to upskill fitness professionals to work in social prescribing, extending the reach of the industry
HCM Magazine
Statistics
How have consumers responded to the end of lockdowns? Cesar Carvalho shares some bounceback numbers with HCM
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Les Mills is launching a new digital network called Les Mills Connect to help clubs build back better and emerge from the pandemic with a stronger business
HCM Magazine
HCM people
This partnership with F45 is an exciting business venture for me
HCM Magazine
Interview
David Lloyd Leisure has not only regained its pre-pandemic member numbers, it’s also seeking acquisitions, going hard on digital and continuing to upgrade its portfolio. Its CEO talks to Kate Cracknell
HCM Magazine
Hybrid
The Gym Group has taken its digital hybrid strategy full circle, piloting in-gym workout pods and studios with its home workout delivery partner, Fiit. HCM talks to the team driving the project
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
HCM magazine
Running booms when health clubs and gyms are closed. Could this enthusiasm result in treadmill training becoming the new spinning? Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
HCM People

Colin Waggett

CEO, Third Space
We first started talking to KSL over two years ago, so this was not a rushed partnership
HCM magazine
The appetite for health clubs is strong among consumers and investors – to take advantage of this, operators must figure out how to meet key challenges in operationally sustainable ways
HCM magazine
GLL is best known for running leisure facilities on behalf of local authorities across the UK, but a lesser-known part of its remit is its GLL Sport Foundation which supports Olympic hopefuls. Liz Terry finds out more
HCM magazine
Changes to DNA which occur during exercise give protection against a wide range of diseases, according to new research from the Univesity of Copenhagen
HCM magazine
Generations rarely have the opportunity to reset public opinion and effect behaviour change for good, but post-pandemic two unequal movements with a lot in common will be the focus of governments, says David Minton
HCM magazine
Booming membership sales, busy suburban clubs and members visiting during the working day. Operators are reporting it’s good to be back. Kath Hudson finds out what business has been like since the re-set button was pressed
HCM magazine
Life Fitness introduces Integrity SL, the next-generation LED console with intuitive functionality and digital connectivity
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Power Plate teams up with Myzone for a new exercise experience
Power Plate has teamed up with Myzone to provide its community with new class experiences and the opportunity to offer rewards based on effort, every time they move.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: EMS personal training: shockingly simple
People's fitness goals are extremely diverse – ranging from an elite athlete focused on the next goal to someone who dislikes all activity due to chronic back pain.
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.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Being active helps Parkwood Leisure customers save the NHS £16m
Parkwood Leisure, one of the UK’s leading public leisure facilities operators, helped prevent more than 7,000 cases of stroke, dementia, depression and type 2 diabetes in 2019, saving the NHS £16 million, a new social value report has shown.
Company profiles
Company profile: Pendex Fisio S.L.
Pendex programmes are delivered using 12 smart training machines, the design of which correlates with ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TRIB3 International Ltd
First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Gympass
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Precor: Fitness equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
13-14 Oct 2021
Online,
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
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Les Mills International
Les Mills International