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
Active IQ
Active IQ
Active IQ
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

Urban Fitness sets sights on London gym empire

A new health club chain has launched its debut site in central London, with plans for multiple locations across Zones 1 and 2 over the next couple of years.

Co-founded by former Shokk CEO Jonathan Williams and Charles Tantram, Urban Fitness aims to offer premium fitness equipment, evidence-based workout programmes and group exercise classes for £29.99 on a rolling monthly agreement.

The debut site, Urban Fitness Sugar House, opened last month near Aldgate station. The gym offers a breadth of fitness programmes – covering ‘Get Active,’ healthy eating, functional training, muscle strength, sport specific fitness, martial arts & boxing, ante/post natal and kettlebells – as well as a range of Les Mills and in-house group exercise classes.

The gym’s extensive range of cardio equipment includes treadmills from Cybex’s premium 790 series, 770 series Arc Trainers and bikes as well as the new SPARC – a self-powered resisted cardio machine designed for HIIT or circuit workouts. In addition, the gym has a large dedicated strength training area; equipped with 12 pieces from Cybex’s Eagle NX and Prestige VRS selectorised lines, Big Iron half racks, bespoke Jungle Gym and Bravo Functional Trainers. A range of free weight and plate loaded equipment was also installed.

Elsewhere, the gym houses Wattbikes, WaterRowers, a dedicated indoor ‘Peloton’ cycling studio equipped with Keiser M3 Bikes, an extensive range of functional training equipment and a group exercise studio.

“We are focused on building the Urban Fitness London brand and with plans to roll out multiple sites across the capital, the relationship with our key suppliers becomes paramount and we view Cybex as an important and valued partner in this process,” said Williams.

“We aim to offer our members the absolute best across every aspect of our facility in order to create an inspiring environment that helps every single one achieve their long term active, lifestyle goals.”

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
A new health club chain has launched its debut site in central London, with plans for multiple locations across Zones 1 and 2 over the next couple of years.
HAF,FIT,IND
THUMB8932_444700.jpg
Latest News
The government needs to urgently set out its plans to support physical activity and fitness ...
Latest News
Glofox will begin offering health clubs, gyms and fitness studios instant access to financing, following ...
Latest News
Hong Kong-based Bricks Group has revealed plans to launch its health club chain, U Time, ...
Latest News
A £30m luxury leisure development scheme which has been more than a decade in the ...
Latest News
Apple has previewed its much-awaited watchOS 8, the operating system for its Apple Watch. The ...
Latest News
Chinese health club chain Supermonkey has finalised a series E funding round, valuing the company ...
Latest News
Gymbox has signed a partnership agreement to provide members of flexible workspace provider WeWork with ...
Latest News
The number of health club members returning to gyms since lockdown has beaten all expectations, ...
HCM Magazine
Opinion
We risk being accused of making health inequalities worse, not better, at a time when they’re increasing
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We see a world where every major city has access to Solo 60
HCM Magazine
Interview
The co-founder of Pure Group is now growing the Bricks Group, a new business based on student wellness accommodation, fitness, and hospitality, with a new gym chain currently launching in the UK and Europe, as he explains to Liz Terry
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Come join the party!
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Daniel Jones is the brains behind Orbit4, the world’s first digital ecosystem to manage and facilitate the entire commercial fitness product cycle. We caught up with him at Orbit4 HQ in Cheshire
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We’re going after health club and spa management contracts for hotels and independent gyms and also planning to launch a You Fit franchise
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
When we questioned our customers on what they liked about The Claremont Club, they all mentioned that we were helping people who were in dire need
HCM magazine
The industry can be the catalyst for recovery from the pandemic, as well as addressing many of the underlying issues which enabled COVID-19 to wreak such havoc
HCM magazine
Consumer research has shown a population-wide surge in interest in reducing lockdown weight gain and getting fitter. Is the industry ready and willing to put its hand up to help people with weight loss? Kath Hudson reports
Opinion
promotion
While much of the fitness industry has reopened its doors across the UK over the past weeks, many members are yet to return.
Opinion: Re-engaging your post-lockdown absent members
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 supplier news
Featured supplier news: Celebrating the return of group exercise – Les Mills to host free ‘Fastest Way Back’ livestream event for the industry
Last month (May) saw the welcomed return of group exercise classes. Group exercise is the heartbeat for so many clubs, with in-studio and instructor-led live experiences at the pinnacle.
Featured operators 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.
Featured operators 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: Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.
Perfect Gym currently provides fitness software solutions to customers in 55+ countries, servicing more than ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Funxtion
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
28-29 Sep 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

News

Urban Fitness sets sights on London gym empire

A new health club chain has launched its debut site in central London, with plans for multiple locations across Zones 1 and 2 over the next couple of years.

Co-founded by former Shokk CEO Jonathan Williams and Charles Tantram, Urban Fitness aims to offer premium fitness equipment, evidence-based workout programmes and group exercise classes for £29.99 on a rolling monthly agreement.

The debut site, Urban Fitness Sugar House, opened last month near Aldgate station. The gym offers a breadth of fitness programmes – covering ‘Get Active,’ healthy eating, functional training, muscle strength, sport specific fitness, martial arts & boxing, ante/post natal and kettlebells – as well as a range of Les Mills and in-house group exercise classes.

The gym’s extensive range of cardio equipment includes treadmills from Cybex’s premium 790 series, 770 series Arc Trainers and bikes as well as the new SPARC – a self-powered resisted cardio machine designed for HIIT or circuit workouts. In addition, the gym has a large dedicated strength training area; equipped with 12 pieces from Cybex’s Eagle NX and Prestige VRS selectorised lines, Big Iron half racks, bespoke Jungle Gym and Bravo Functional Trainers. A range of free weight and plate loaded equipment was also installed.

Elsewhere, the gym houses Wattbikes, WaterRowers, a dedicated indoor ‘Peloton’ cycling studio equipped with Keiser M3 Bikes, an extensive range of functional training equipment and a group exercise studio.

“We are focused on building the Urban Fitness London brand and with plans to roll out multiple sites across the capital, the relationship with our key suppliers becomes paramount and we view Cybex as an important and valued partner in this process,” said Williams.

“We aim to offer our members the absolute best across every aspect of our facility in order to create an inspiring environment that helps every single one achieve their long term active, lifestyle goals.”

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
A new health club chain has launched its debut site in central London, with plans for multiple locations across Zones 1 and 2 over the next couple of years.
HAF,FIT,IND
THUMB8932_444700.jpg

News

The government needs to urgently set out its plans to support physical activity and fitness
Glofox will begin offering health clubs, gyms and fitness studios instant access to financing, following
Hong Kong-based Bricks Group has revealed plans to launch its health club chain, U Time,
A £30m luxury leisure development scheme which has been more than a decade in the
Apple has previewed its much-awaited watchOS 8, the operating system for its Apple Watch. The
Chinese health club chain Supermonkey has finalised a series E funding round, valuing the company
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition
Orbit4 is the first digital ecosystem that manages and facilitates the entire commercial fitness product
Gymbox has signed a partnership agreement to provide members of flexible workspace provider WeWork with
The number of health club members returning to gyms since lockdown has beaten all expectations,
The Jumeirah Group has reopened the 186-room The Carlton Tower Jumeirah, in the heart of
David Lloyd Clubs has enrolled former Labour Party deputy leader Tom Watson to help raise
TRIB3 has secured a franchise deal which will see it open 20 studios across Belgium,
ukactive has published new data from the National ReferAll Database (NRD) – the UK’s first
Crown Sport Lockers (UK) Ltd
Crown Sport Lockers (UK) Ltd
The US fitness industry is mobilising to support the Gym Mitigation and Survival (GYMs) Act,
Physical activity gives structure and meaning to people’s lives, according to new research. A study,
TRIB3 has opened a major new corporately owned boutique gym [or store in TRIBE3-speak] in
The Gym Group has outperformed all of its own expectations in the six weeks of
Irish health club chain West Wood Club is launching a new outdoor exercise concept at
Vegetables are more important than fruit in a healthy diet, according to new research from
fibodo Limited
fibodo Limited
L&R Kältetechnik has launched a new division, named artofcryo.com, after 30 years’ experience with -110
The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a webinar series to explore the future of
There were more than one million admissions made to NHS hospitals during 2019-20, where obesity
Miha Bodytec GmbH
Miha Bodytec GmbH
1 - 20 of 11,913
HCM Magazine
Opinion
We risk being accused of making health inequalities worse, not better, at a time when they’re increasing
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We see a world where every major city has access to Solo 60
HCM Magazine
Interview
The co-founder of Pure Group is now growing the Bricks Group, a new business based on student wellness accommodation, fitness, and hospitality, with a new gym chain currently launching in the UK and Europe, as he explains to Liz Terry
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Come join the party!
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Daniel Jones is the brains behind Orbit4, the world’s first digital ecosystem to manage and facilitate the entire commercial fitness product cycle. We caught up with him at Orbit4 HQ in Cheshire
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We’re going after health club and spa management contracts for hotels and independent gyms and also planning to launch a You Fit franchise
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
When we questioned our customers on what they liked about The Claremont Club, they all mentioned that we were helping people who were in dire need
HCM magazine
The industry can be the catalyst for recovery from the pandemic, as well as addressing many of the underlying issues which enabled COVID-19 to wreak such havoc
HCM magazine
Consumer research has shown a population-wide surge in interest in reducing lockdown weight gain and getting fitter. Is the industry ready and willing to put its hand up to help people with weight loss? Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
HCM people

Andy McGlynn

Founder, GSquared
Once we grow beyond Manchester we’ll go head to head with Equinox and Third Space
HCM magazine
As our sector starts to recover, there will be changes in the needs of communities, consumers and the provision of opportunities. To explore this subject we hosted a virtual round table to better understand views on key workforce questions
HCM magazine
CV kit has been fully connective for some time, but with the rise of the hybrid gym goer, what are strength suppliers doing to meet the demand for a fully connected offer?
HCM magazine
As the industry enters a phase of regrowth following the loss of members during lockdown, it’s crucial to understand customer acquisition cost versus the lifetime value of each customer, as Paul Bedford and Jamie Owens explain
HCM magazine
Choosing the right flooring is critical for gym and health club operators. Suppliers share their latest news, tips and product launches to help you choose wisely
HCM magazine
Physical activity gives structure and meaning to people’s lives, according to new research
HCM magazine
Opinion
promotion
While much of the fitness industry has reopened its doors across the UK over the past weeks, many members are yet to return.
Opinion: Re-engaging your post-lockdown absent members
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 supplier news
Featured supplier news: Celebrating the return of group exercise – Les Mills to host free ‘Fastest Way Back’ livestream event for the industry
Last month (May) saw the welcomed return of group exercise classes. Group exercise is the heartbeat for so many clubs, with in-studio and instructor-led live experiences at the pinnacle.
Featured operators 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.
Featured operators 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: Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.
Perfect Gym currently provides fitness software solutions to customers in 55+ countries, servicing more than ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd
Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Funxtion
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
13-14 Jun 2021
Online,
Diary dates
01-04 Jul 2021
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
Locations worldwide,
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2021
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
28-29 Sep 2021
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
04-07 Nov 2021
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Active IQ
Active IQ