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Basic-Fit has introduced a new approach to tackle gymtimidation and create an inclusive environment in
Europe’s largest fitness chain, Basic-Fit, has consolidated its position in France with the launch of
The Gym Group has become the first fitness operator in the world to have its
The Gym Group (TGG) has trialled and introduced a new Off-Peak membership as part of
PureGym has delivered a positive set of third quarter results, with revenues increasing to £137.7m,
Pure Gym Arabia, the franchise partner of Pure Gym Group in the Middle East, has
Elevate
Elevate
As one of the most energy-intensive industries in the UK, leisure facilities face a critical
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
The Gym Group saw its membership grow by 10 per cent during the first six
The Gym Group’s (TGG) plans and profit forecasts were presented to analysts and investors during
Peter Croney CEO of Empowered Brands, owners of Énergie Fitness Group, today announced the appointment
PureGym says it is looking to expand its operations beyond Europe, after experiencing a strong
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Experience the pinnacle of fitness and luxury at the premier industry event, Sibec EMEA, set
The Gym Group aims to raise £31m from investors to fund 40 new sites around
The Gym Group has outperformed all of its own expectations in the six weeks of
The Gym Group saw its revenues cut by nearly half during the pandemic, a direct
Fitness start-up, Inspace, has revealed plans to launch a new brand, website and social channels.
The Gym Group will look to further grow its 183-strong portfolio across England, Scotland and
Publicly listed operator, The Gym Group (TGG) says it has retained 80 per cent of
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets
The Gym Group saw revenues and profit increase during 2019, a year in which it
Affordable fitness chain GymNation has revealed plans to open eight new sites across the United
The Gym Group is set to continue its fast pace of growth in 2020, with
The Gym Group has tackled investor chatter about stagnation in market penetration by collaborating with
US operator Fitness Connection, which has 41 health clubs across three states, has been acquired
Xercise4Less founder Jon Wright has been praised for his efforts in trying to help reverse
Franchisee Stuart Rosenberg is opening his latest Fitness4Less club in Worcester, West Midlands, this month
Low-cost US-based gym franchise Planet Fitness is opening its first club in Panama, central America.
Budget gym chain, Xercise4Less, has made The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list for the
Inverclyde Leisure has rescued a leisure centre slated for the scrap heap with an innovative
MoveGB has announced a partnership with PureGym, the largest gym chain in the UK. The
Xercise4Less is continuing its quest for dominance in the West Midlands, with plans to launch
Retention and digital marketing specialist Jon Nasta has joined Xercise4Less as director of ecommerce and
Pure Gym has announced that it will open two new health clubs in Glasgow and
Places for People Leisure (PfPL) is scaling up its presence in the budget gym sector
Xercise4Less has set its sights on gaining a foothold in the capital, with the gym
Pure Gym has joined a number of high-profile UK gym chains in setting its sights
Low cost operator Pure Gym plans to banish the blues of its failed merger with
German operator Just Fit is opening two new health clubs in Cologne, Germany, this April.
Budget gym operator PureGym has reached agreements to open 24 new fitness centres in key
Affordable fitness provider Pure Gym has launched an iPhone app, with an Android version set
Budget fitness chain Pure Gym has announced that it has re-appointed company founder Peter Roberts
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Nuffield Health has 8,300 assets that are outside the original manufacturer’s warranty and are now being maintained by ServiceSport UK
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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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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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Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
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The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
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Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
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The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
HCM promotional features
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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
HCM promotional features
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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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Specifier
You might be tempted to skip a service, but experts say it will cost you in the long run. Providers tell Steph Eaves why they their work is important to the management of assets
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Editor's letter
New laws are about to come into force that will oblige health club operators to offer consumers better membership terms. It will be disruptive, but tackled well, will change the sector for the better
HCM magazine
HCM People

Jennifer Maanavi

Founder, Physique 57
Our ‘why?’ is to improve the lives of our clients, not to make them feel defeated
HCM magazine
Opinion
Dr Paul Bedford talks to Jak Phillips about the double-edged sword of the strength training trend and his ambitions for the sector
HCM magazine
Letters
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
HCM magazine
Research
A new study from researchers at Yale shows HIIT can reverse nerve damage caused by Parkinson’s
HCM magazine
Life lessons
Remember when there was mass hostility about London hosting the 2012 Olympics? Huw Edwards, CEO of UK Active, was there. He talks to Kath Hudson about the lessons he learned
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HCM People

Esther Fairfax

Founder, The Lotte Berk Foundation
My mother was the first person to take dance and create an exercise programme out of it
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HCM People

Dr Jonathan Leary

Founder, Remedy Place
It was as though the whole world woke up at the same time
HCM magazine
Will Orr has been talking to HCM about the company’s new strategy for 2024, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Egym has announced deals designed to position it for growth acceleration, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Imposter syndrome about a promotion taught the CEO of SATS that behaving authentically is the most important part of leadership. He talks to Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
HCM People

Cristiano Ronaldo

Footballer and entrepreneur
Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential for a fulfilling life
HCM magazine
Basic-Fit – which has been scaling rapidly across Europe –  is considering franchising to ramp up growth further afield
HCM magazine
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
HCM magazine
The goal is for all new centres to be Net Zero. Sustainability is something we’re investing heavily in across the business
HCM magazine
New research has found BMI to be a highly inaccurate measure of childhood obesity, leading current thinking and policy based on it into question
HCM magazine
Absenteeism and presenteeism is taking a huge economic toll, with musculoskeletal problems and poor mental health the biggest issues. Can workplace wellness make a difference? Kath Hudson investigates
HCM magazine
Although there’s much talk about working with health services, research from SLC suggests there’s much work to do before the sector is ready for the challenge. Kath Hudson asks the experts to identify barriers and solutions
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Webinar: Building a new energy future for the leisure sector
As one of the most energy-intensive industries in the UK, leisure facilities face a critical challenge in balancing net zero goals, funding and increased costs.
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Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets from Assessment Technologies Institute LLC, part of Ascend Learning in the US.
Company profiles
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Featured press releases
Power Plate UK press release: Power plate + red light therapy: life-changing ‘biostacking’
“We combine Power Plate and red light therapy in all our small group classes,” says Natt Summers, founder and owner of Accomplish Fitness in Hungerford, Berkshire.
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Zoom Media press release: Zoom Media expands partnership with Fitness4less
Zoom Media, the UK's leading provider of health and fitness digital media, has announced a new contract with Fitness4Less to deliver Out of Home advertising across its estate.
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Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, Singapore
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ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
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IMPACT Exhibition Center, Bangkok, Thailand
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The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
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REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
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22-25 Oct 2024
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
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QEII Conference Centre, London, United Kingdom
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04-07 Nov 2024
In person, St Andrews, United Kingdom
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affordable fitness news

Basic-Fit has introduced a new approach to tackle gymtimidation and create an inclusive environment in
Europe’s largest fitness chain, Basic-Fit, has consolidated its position in France with the launch of
The Gym Group has become the first fitness operator in the world to have its
The Gym Group (TGG) has trialled and introduced a new Off-Peak membership as part of
PureGym has delivered a positive set of third quarter results, with revenues increasing to £137.7m,
Pure Gym Arabia, the franchise partner of Pure Gym Group in the Middle East, has
Elevate
Elevate
As one of the most energy-intensive industries in the UK, leisure facilities face a critical
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
The Gym Group saw its membership grow by 10 per cent during the first six
The Gym Group’s (TGG) plans and profit forecasts were presented to analysts and investors during
Peter Croney CEO of Empowered Brands, owners of Énergie Fitness Group, today announced the appointment
PureGym says it is looking to expand its operations beyond Europe, after experiencing a strong
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Questex/McLean Events (Spatec/SIBEC)
Experience the pinnacle of fitness and luxury at the premier industry event, Sibec EMEA, set
The Gym Group aims to raise £31m from investors to fund 40 new sites around
The Gym Group has outperformed all of its own expectations in the six weeks of
The Gym Group saw its revenues cut by nearly half during the pandemic, a direct
Fitness start-up, Inspace, has revealed plans to launch a new brand, website and social channels.
The Gym Group will look to further grow its 183-strong portfolio across England, Scotland and
Publicly listed operator, The Gym Group (TGG) says it has retained 80 per cent of
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets
The Gym Group saw revenues and profit increase during 2019, a year in which it
Affordable fitness chain GymNation has revealed plans to open eight new sites across the United
The Gym Group is set to continue its fast pace of growth in 2020, with
The Gym Group has tackled investor chatter about stagnation in market penetration by collaborating with
US operator Fitness Connection, which has 41 health clubs across three states, has been acquired
Xercise4Less founder Jon Wright has been praised for his efforts in trying to help reverse
Franchisee Stuart Rosenberg is opening his latest Fitness4Less club in Worcester, West Midlands, this month
Low-cost US-based gym franchise Planet Fitness is opening its first club in Panama, central America.
Budget gym chain, Xercise4Less, has made The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list for the
Inverclyde Leisure has rescued a leisure centre slated for the scrap heap with an innovative
MoveGB has announced a partnership with PureGym, the largest gym chain in the UK. The
Xercise4Less is continuing its quest for dominance in the West Midlands, with plans to launch
Retention and digital marketing specialist Jon Nasta has joined Xercise4Less as director of ecommerce and
Pure Gym has announced that it will open two new health clubs in Glasgow and
Places for People Leisure (PfPL) is scaling up its presence in the budget gym sector
Xercise4Less has set its sights on gaining a foothold in the capital, with the gym
Pure Gym has joined a number of high-profile UK gym chains in setting its sights
Low cost operator Pure Gym plans to banish the blues of its failed merger with
German operator Just Fit is opening two new health clubs in Cologne, Germany, this April.
Budget gym operator PureGym has reached agreements to open 24 new fitness centres in key
Affordable fitness provider Pure Gym has launched an iPhone app, with an Android version set
Budget fitness chain Pure Gym has announced that it has re-appointed company founder Peter Roberts
1 - 40 of 12,300
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Nuffield Health has 8,300 assets that are outside the original manufacturer’s warranty and are now being maintained by ServiceSport UK
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
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
Epassi, a provider of workplace wellness benefits, is creating a fitter and more productive workforce, one membership at a time 
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The New Keiser M3i Studio Bike brings ride data to life to engage and delight members
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
Francesca Cooper-Boden says health assessment services can boost health club retention
HCM promotional features
Sponsored
The partnership between PureGym and Belfast-based supplier BLK BOX is transforming the gym floor
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
Operators, prepare to revolutionise the way members connect with personal trainers in your club, with the ground-breaking Brawn platform.
HCM promotional features
HCM magazine
HCM People

Dr Jonathan Leary

Founder, Remedy Place
It was as though the whole world woke up at the same time
HCM magazine
Will Orr has been talking to HCM about the company’s new strategy for 2024, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Egym has announced deals designed to position it for growth acceleration, as Kath Hudson reports
HCM magazine
Imposter syndrome about a promotion taught the CEO of SATS that behaving authentically is the most important part of leadership. He talks to Kath Hudson
HCM magazine
HCM People

Cristiano Ronaldo

Footballer and entrepreneur
Taking care of your physical and mental health is essential for a fulfilling life
HCM magazine
Basic-Fit – which has been scaling rapidly across Europe –  is considering franchising to ramp up growth further afield
HCM magazine
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
HCM magazine
The goal is for all new centres to be Net Zero. Sustainability is something we’re investing heavily in across the business
HCM magazine
New research has found BMI to be a highly inaccurate measure of childhood obesity, leading current thinking and policy based on it into question
HCM magazine
Absenteeism and presenteeism is taking a huge economic toll, with musculoskeletal problems and poor mental health the biggest issues. Can workplace wellness make a difference? Kath Hudson investigates
HCM magazine
Although there’s much talk about working with health services, research from SLC suggests there’s much work to do before the sector is ready for the challenge. Kath Hudson asks the experts to identify barriers and solutions
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Webinar: Building a new energy future for the leisure sector
As one of the most energy-intensive industries in the UK, leisure facilities face a critical challenge in balancing net zero goals, funding and increased costs.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Study Active acquires Premier Global name and select branding assets
Study Active has legally acquired the name “Premier Global” and select Premier Global branding assets from Assessment Technologies Institute LLC, part of Ascend Learning in the US.
Company profiles
Company profile: Parkwood Leisure
As a family-owned business built on strong family values, Parkwood Leisure takes pride in offering ...
Company profiles
Company profile: TANITA
TANITA is the founder of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) being the first to bring a ...
Supplier Showcase
Supplier showcase - Jon Williams
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Featured press releases
Power Plate UK press release: Power plate + red light therapy: life-changing ‘biostacking’
“We combine Power Plate and red light therapy in all our small group classes,” says Natt Summers, founder and owner of Accomplish Fitness in Hungerford, Berkshire.
Featured press releases
Zoom Media press release: Zoom Media expands partnership with Fitness4less
Zoom Media, the UK's leading provider of health and fitness digital media, has announced a new contract with Fitness4Less to deliver Out of Home advertising across its estate.
Directory
Lockers
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Cryotherapy
Snowroom
TechnoAlpin SpA: Snowroom
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Salt therapy products
Himalayan Source: Salt therapy products
Property & Tenders
Loughton, IG10
Knight Frank
Property & Tenders
Grantham, Leicestershire
Belvoir Castle
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
22-24 Apr 2024
Galgorm Resort, York,
Diary dates
10-12 May 2024
China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China
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
19-19 Sep 2024
The Salil Hotel Riverside - Bangkok, Bangkok 10120, Thailand
Diary dates
01-04 Oct 2024
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort Nusa Dua Bali, Kabupaten Badung, Indonesia
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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