With only a year to go until England hosts the Rugby World Cup 2015, Prince Harry has been appointed honorary president of England Rugby 2015 – the organising committee delivering the tournament. A .... More>>
It may be a great exercise for increasing all-round body strength, but the burpee is the exercise most likely to weaken morale, according to new research.
To mark National Fitness Day on 26 September, Premier Training International conducted a survey of over 200 fitness professionals across the .... More>>
The global spa industry has grown by 58 per cent since 2007 and is now valued at US$94bn (€73bn, £57bn), according to research released at last week’s Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) in Marrakech, Morocco.
What’s more, the number of spa facilities worldwide has .... More>>
Wembley Stadium in London has been selected to host the UEFA Euro 2020 final and semi-final stages of the tournament for the first time since Euro 96, beating off competition from Munich, Germany. .... More>>
Online fashion retailer Mr Porter has made moves to try and establish dominance in the wearable technology sector, with the website becoming the exclusive third-party retailer of Google Glass.
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A Plymouth-led research team has been awarded £1.3m in funding to investigate how a web-based exercise coaching tool could benefit people who are prescribed exercise by their GPs. The study is to .... More>>
Infant swim school Water Babies, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and specialist baby swim product manufacturer Splash About, have joined forces to establish a new code of practice designed to provide clearer .... More>>
Strong performances from London’s hotel sector alongside the UK’s regional cities, combined with the upcoming Rugby World Cup, are expected to contribute to a 5.6 per cent gain in revenue per .... More>>
Botox injections that induce temporary paralysis of muscles in the upper face – to reduce wrinkling when people frown – could stop young people seeking this treatment from learning how to express .... More>>
Musician Nick Cave has launched a virtual museum known as the Museum of Important Sh*t – a unique collection of ordinary objects with extraordinary significance.
Following the release of his .... More>>
Compass – the representative body for providers of children’s activity and sport in schools and communities – has become the latest high-profile physical activity organisation to form an alliance with ukactive, following in the footsteps of Skills Active and CIMSPA, to name a few.
Compass and ukactive have announced a six month collaboration .... More>>
A British physiotherapist has been awarded a research grant to examine the benefits of abdominal massage for people with multiple sclerosis (MS).
Doreen McClurg, a reader at Glasgow Caledonian .... More>>
A £300,000 (US$490,000, €378,000) pot is being made available by the UK government to fund museum exchanges between China and Great Britain. The move is aimed at developing the cultural relationship .... More>>
Work has now officially begun on the £9.3m Queen’s Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield, with a ceremony confirming the start of the construction process last week.
The project recently received a .... More>>
Delegates from over 45 nations gathered at the eighth annual Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) in Marrakech, Morocco last week, to discuss the future of the US$3.4tn (€2.6tn, £2.1tn) global wellness industry.
On .... More>>
Nottingham has been crowned as Sport England‘s City of Football, edging out bids from Manchester and Portsmouth to receive £1.6m to get more people in the city playing football regularly.
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Body weight training supplier TRX has announced the appointment of Alan Holl – previously head of fitness at Virgin Active UK – to operate as senior director of Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. Holl has held senior fitness roles with both Fitness First and .... More>>
One of the South West’s largest independent health clubs has teamed up with a local timber merchant to produce a boot camp obstacle course designed to push even the fittest of gymgoers to the limit. .... More>>
Sales of sports and energy drinks are expected to pass the £1.5bn mark in the UK in 2014 – but the majority are drunk at home rather than the gym, according to research house Mintel.
And while the .... More>>
Plans for the Rushden Lakes eco-considerate hospitality, attraction and retail centre in Northamptonshire have moved forward after landscape architects were appointed for the project, meaning more detailed design work .... More>>