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
Technogym
Technogym
Technogym
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

Gym Group membership breaks 500,000 mark

Membership at The Gym Group has broken the 500,000 mark, according to the low-cost brand's latest trading update for the first five months of the year.

Total members at 31 May 2017 stood at 507,000, up 19.6 per cent against the first half of 2016, when it was 424,000 (30 June 2016). Average membership for the five months of this year was 498,000, up 18.6 per cent versus 420,000 in the six months to June 2016.

Six new gyms will have opened by the end of the first half of 2017, increasing the total estate to 95 sites. Two of the sites at Holborn Circus and Bloomsbury were bought from Fitness First UK in August 2016 and subject to a full refurbishment. The other sites are at Edinburgh Murrayfield, High Wycombe, Altrincham and Rotherham.

According to the update, the group has a further 20 sites exchanged for 2017 and 2018.

Profit for the full year is anticipated to be in line with market expectations.

John Treharne, The Gym Group chief executive, said: “The group continues to trade strongly with membership increasing by nearly a fifth year on year to over 500,000. Six new gyms will have opened in the first half of the year and we are on track to meet our guidance which is towards the top end of our 15-20 range. There remains a substantial opportunity with strong fundamentals underpinning our growth and we are confident in delivering continued profitable progress."

The company announced the trading update ahead of its Capital Markets Day for institutional investors and analysts, which is being held today (Wednesday 14 June).

The group expects to announce its interim results at the end of August.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
Membership at The Gym Group has broken the 500,000 mark, according to the low-cost brand's latest trading update for the first five months of the year.
HAF
THUMB10979_638633.jpg
Latest News
The US fitness industry lost around 58 per cent of its revenues during 2020, due ...
Latest News
Speaking exclusive to HCM, Ralph Scholz and Nathalie Smeeman have confirmed that B2B trade show ...
Latest News
The Pingdemic of people receiving notifications on their phones, telling them to self-isolate because of ...
Latest News
The Gym Group has extended its partnership with digital fitness platform Fiit, becoming the first ...
Latest News
The world's largest fitness trade fair, FIBO, has been rescheduled again and will now take ...
Latest News
Rainer Schaller, founder of budget gym megabrand McFIT, says that the global fitness industry will ...
Latest News
The most high-risk and controversial Olympics of modern times begin today (23 July) in Tokyo, ...
Latest News
Further research into the levels of positive COVID-19 cases among those to have visited fitness ...
HCM Magazine
Training
Six months on from the launch of its Kickstart programme, The Gym Group is hiring the majority of trainees, as Liz Terry reports
HCM Magazine
Supplier showcase
Premier Global NASM is setting personal trainers up for sustainable success with the launch of its online training bundle and app
HCM Magazine
Research
The results from the first Moving Communities Customer Experience survey present a positive picture of overall satisfaction with local authority facilities, explains Mike Hill
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Every gym design project should be designed from the floor up, says Physical Company’s James Anderson. He tells HCM why
HCM Magazine
Product innovation
“A great atmosphere is just as important to the fitness journey as the right workout routine, says LEDSnaps’ CEO, Ian Kirby
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
With gyms reopening as the fitness industry recovers from the impact of lockdowns, members are seeking social interaction and engaging training experiences in a small group setting
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Empowered Brands has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of a new chair and CEO following the untimely death of founder, Jan Spaticchia
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
A new study claims being physically active for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, is not enough for those who spend the rest of their time being sedentary
HCM magazine
HCM People

Stelian Iacob

Stelian Iacob, CEO and senior VP, Therme Group
We’re seeing a much greater focus on the need to integrate healthy living into daily life and reconnect with nature and each other
HCM magazine
The pandemic has disrupted everything and as businesses across the leisure industry reshape themselves to survive and thrive, new competition is emerging that will change the sector
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: miha bodytec EMS-PT: an irresistible way to boost your in-club offer
Post pandemic, technology continues to shape the way consumers access fitness. Apps and wearables are helping people reach their goals while digital offerings – which grew exponentially during lockdowns – continue to thrive.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: INEOS: The future of hand-sanitising
As gyms begin to reopen, cleanliness and hygiene remain an essential part of ensuring staff and members are confident to return.
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: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
Everyone Active has signed a number of new deals which will see the operator strengthen its digital product offering, Everyone on Demand.
Company profiles
Company profile: Everyone Active
Everyone Active operates leisure centres in partnership with local councils across the UK. Today, Everyone ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Fitronics (CoursePro and TRP)
Fitronics is the company behind The Retention People (TRP) and CoursePro. We truly understand our ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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

Gym Group membership breaks 500,000 mark

Membership at The Gym Group has broken the 500,000 mark, according to the low-cost brand's latest trading update for the first five months of the year.

Total members at 31 May 2017 stood at 507,000, up 19.6 per cent against the first half of 2016, when it was 424,000 (30 June 2016). Average membership for the five months of this year was 498,000, up 18.6 per cent versus 420,000 in the six months to June 2016.

Six new gyms will have opened by the end of the first half of 2017, increasing the total estate to 95 sites. Two of the sites at Holborn Circus and Bloomsbury were bought from Fitness First UK in August 2016 and subject to a full refurbishment. The other sites are at Edinburgh Murrayfield, High Wycombe, Altrincham and Rotherham.

According to the update, the group has a further 20 sites exchanged for 2017 and 2018.

Profit for the full year is anticipated to be in line with market expectations.

John Treharne, The Gym Group chief executive, said: “The group continues to trade strongly with membership increasing by nearly a fifth year on year to over 500,000. Six new gyms will have opened in the first half of the year and we are on track to meet our guidance which is towards the top end of our 15-20 range. There remains a substantial opportunity with strong fundamentals underpinning our growth and we are confident in delivering continued profitable progress."

The company announced the trading update ahead of its Capital Markets Day for institutional investors and analysts, which is being held today (Wednesday 14 June).

The group expects to announce its interim results at the end of August.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
Membership at The Gym Group has broken the 500,000 mark, according to the low-cost brand's latest trading update for the first five months of the year.
HAF
THUMB10979_638633.jpg

News

The US fitness industry lost around 58 per cent of its revenues during 2020, due
Speaking exclusive to HCM, Ralph Scholz and Nathalie Smeeman have confirmed that B2B trade show
The Pingdemic of people receiving notifications on their phones, telling them to self-isolate because of
The Gym Group has extended its partnership with digital fitness platform Fiit, becoming the first
The world's largest fitness trade fair, FIBO, has been rescheduled again and will now take
Rainer Schaller, founder of budget gym megabrand McFIT, says that the global fitness industry will
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
Life Fitness (UK) Ltd
As gyms begin to reopen, cleanliness and hygiene remain an essential part of ensuring staff
The most high-risk and controversial Olympics of modern times begin today (23 July) in Tokyo,
Further research into the levels of positive COVID-19 cases among those to have visited fitness
Planning approval has been granted to what is set to become one of the first
Digital fitness content provider, Wexer, is launching a new wellness resource on its connected Web
Leisure-net has revealed plans to transform its active-net business event from an annual face-to-face gathering
F45's IPO on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has revealed a strong appetite from
Les Mills
Les Mills
Let’s talk about Orbit4 – the secret behind successful gyms. Gym operators have described Orbit4
A large health club plays a major role in tech giant Microsoft’s recently opened R&D
KA Leisure has appointed industry veteran Malcolm McPhail as its interim chief executive. McPhail, who
Aspria Holdings, owner of eight premium wellbeing clubs in Germany, Belgium and Italy, has entered
Vulnerable young people will be given opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity
Organisers of the Elevate event – scheduled to be held at London’s ExCeL on 28
Health clubs and fitness studios in South Korean capital city Seoul have been told to
Crown Sport Lockers (UK) Ltd
Crown Sport Lockers (UK) Ltd
Post pandemic, technology continues to shape the way consumers access fitness. Apps and wearables are
A consultation on social prescribing and other similar health programmes will look to "uncover the
A new study claims that being physically active for 30 minutes a day, five days
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
1 - 20 of 11,973
HCM Magazine
Training
Six months on from the launch of its Kickstart programme, The Gym Group is hiring the majority of trainees, as Liz Terry reports
HCM Magazine
Supplier showcase
Premier Global NASM is setting personal trainers up for sustainable success with the launch of its online training bundle and app
HCM Magazine
Research
The results from the first Moving Communities Customer Experience survey present a positive picture of overall satisfaction with local authority facilities, explains Mike Hill
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Every gym design project should be designed from the floor up, says Physical Company’s James Anderson. He tells HCM why
HCM Magazine
Product innovation
“A great atmosphere is just as important to the fitness journey as the right workout routine, says LEDSnaps’ CEO, Ian Kirby
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
With gyms reopening as the fitness industry recovers from the impact of lockdowns, members are seeking social interaction and engaging training experiences in a small group setting
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Empowered Brands has strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of a new chair and CEO following the untimely death of founder, Jan Spaticchia
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
A new study claims being physically active for 30 minutes a day, five days a week, is not enough for those who spend the rest of their time being sedentary
HCM magazine
HCM People

Stelian Iacob

Stelian Iacob, CEO and senior VP, Therme Group
We’re seeing a much greater focus on the need to integrate healthy living into daily life and reconnect with nature and each other
HCM magazine
The pandemic has disrupted everything and as businesses across the leisure industry reshape themselves to survive and thrive, new competition is emerging that will change the sector
HCM magazine
HCM People

Preston Lewis

Co-founder, Black Box VR
Game designers have figured out how to keep people unhealthily addicted to games. If only you could be the hero in a game that levelled up your life
HCM magazine
Rigs have been central to gyms for years. Now suppliers tell us how they’re evolving to meet the changing needs of clubs and clients
HCM magazine
With local authority facility management companies and councils under financial pressure due to the pandemic and issues emerging around health inequalities, will we see a trend towards councils insourcing the management of facilities? Kath Hudson rounds up views
HCM magazine
Where Gold’s Gym has always been associated with bodybuilding and heavy weights, our new extended concept embraces all facets of fitness training
HCM magazine
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
HCM magazine
I’ve called on all fellow citizens – members and non-members alike – to exercise more and have made free sports and fitness sessions available to everyone
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: miha bodytec EMS-PT: an irresistible way to boost your in-club offer
Post pandemic, technology continues to shape the way consumers access fitness. Apps and wearables are helping people reach their goals while digital offerings – which grew exponentially during lockdowns – continue to thrive.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: INEOS: The future of hand-sanitising
As gyms begin to reopen, cleanliness and hygiene remain an essential part of ensuring staff and members are confident to return.
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: Everyone Active bolsters Everyone on Demand and enters second year with five new partnerships
Everyone Active has signed a number of new deals which will see the operator strengthen its digital product offering, Everyone on Demand.
Company profiles
Company profile: Everyone Active
Everyone Active operates leisure centres in partnership with local councils across the UK. Today, Everyone ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Fitronics (CoursePro and TRP)
Fitronics is the company behind The Retention People (TRP) and CoursePro. We truly understand our ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Management software
fibodo Limited: Management software
Exercise equipment
Pendex Fisio S.L.: Exercise equipment
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Red Light Therapy
 Red Light Rising: Red Light Therapy
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Skincare
Comfort Zone - Davines S.p.A: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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:
Technogym
Technogym