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Wearable fitness tracking device Fitbit prepares for listing on New York Stock Exchange

Wearable tracking device, Fitbit, has filed for an initial public offering worth up to $100m (€87.4m, £63m) and intends to lists its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

The company, which is interviewed in the June issue of Health Club Management, has sold almost 21 million devices since 2011, with more than half of those sales made in 2014.

In 2014 the company generated US$745.4m (€652m, £471.5m) in revenue, almost triple that of the previous year and the same pace has continued into 2015.

These figures show that fitness tracking has moved out of the realms of the fitness buff and into the mainstream. However, despite Fitbit being a big player, it is facing growing competition, particularly from smart watches like the Apple Watch.

Wearable tracking device, Fitbit, has filed for an initial public offering worth up to US$100m (€87.4m, £63m) and intends to lists its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
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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
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Aneurin Leisure Trust used lockdown to transform and digitise its gyms, ready for reopening
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Physical activity gives structure and meaning to people’s lives, according to new research
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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
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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: 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.
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Company profiles
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News

Wearable fitness tracking device Fitbit prepares for listing on New York Stock Exchange

Wearable tracking device, Fitbit, has filed for an initial public offering worth up to $100m (€87.4m, £63m) and intends to lists its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

The company, which is interviewed in the June issue of Health Club Management, has sold almost 21 million devices since 2011, with more than half of those sales made in 2014.

In 2014 the company generated US$745.4m (€652m, £471.5m) in revenue, almost triple that of the previous year and the same pace has continued into 2015.

These figures show that fitness tracking has moved out of the realms of the fitness buff and into the mainstream. However, despite Fitbit being a big player, it is facing growing competition, particularly from smart watches like the Apple Watch.

Wearable tracking device, Fitbit, has filed for an initial public offering worth up to US$100m (€87.4m, £63m) and intends to lists its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Plans have been revealed to build the world's deepest pool in Cornwall, UK, which would
People with depression should be prescribed exercise and then monitored for the first 12 weeks
Frequent strenuous exercise increases the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND) in people with
The UK government has extended the ban on commercial evictions until 25 March 2022. Announcing
Operating a further four weeks at reduced capacity will place serious pressure on English fitness
People experiencing homelessness are being offered free access to leisure centres by Oxford City Council.
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IHRSA has appointed Elizabeth Clark as its new president and CEO. Clark joins the industry
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The government needs to urgently set out its plans to support physical activity and fitness
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Crown Sport Lockers (UK) Ltd
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A £30m luxury leisure development scheme which has been more than a decade in the
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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
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fibodo Limited
You’re pumped and ready for your workout. Then you see it, the dreaded ‘out 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,
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Insight
Research with a mid-market chain showed that after seven months members were spending up to an additional 50% of their monthly fee on secondary spend within the club
HCM Magazine
Supplier showcase
An ongoing partnership between Active Leeds and Hussle has created exciting results in the form of increased usage and memberships
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
As the UK’s first dedicated development framework for leisure comes to the end of its initial four-year term, Jamie Groves and Sarah Watts discuss the impact
HCM Magazine
Supplier showcase
Safe Space Lockers has extended its partnership with boutique fitness franchise TRIB3, in a new 10-site supplier agreement, following the recent installation at TRIB3 Edinburgh
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
Supplier showcase
Aneurin Leisure Trust used lockdown to transform and digitise its gyms, ready for reopening
HCM Magazine
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Physical activity gives structure and meaning to people’s lives, according to new research
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
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
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Opinion
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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: 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 supplier news
Featured supplier news: First digital ecosystem for fitness equipment is launched after £300,000 funding boost
Orbit4 is the first digital ecosystem that manages and facilitates the entire commercial fitness product cycle.
Featured operators 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 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.
Company profiles
Company profile: Fisikal Limited
Fisikal helps fitness professionals, operators and education organisations improve efficiencies and service through its online ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Fitronics (CoursePro and TRP)
Fitronics is the company behind The Retention People (TRP) and CoursePro. We truly understand our ...
Supplier Showcases
Supplier showcase - Precor: The power of networking
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Uniforms
Service Sport: Uniforms
Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Kemitron GmbH: Hydrotherapy / spa fragrances
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Fitness equipment
Octane Fitness: Fitness equipment
Property & Tenders
Pendine Sands, Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire County Council
Property & Tenders
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
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