Fitness First is in talks to sell its 80 health clubs in Germany as the business bids to hasten its transformation and Asian expansion, Health Club Management understands. Corporate finance firm Lincoln International is advising the Oaktree Capital-owned gym chain on disposal of its German arm – speculated to be .... More>>
Equipment supplier Performance Health Systems (PHS) has appointed Chris Brown head of healthcare and medical for its Power Plate and bioDensity brands.
Brown is tasked with identifying opportunities and managing sales in the corporate wellness, elderly care and medical markets. He is expected to .... More>>
Halo Leisure’s board of trustees has named enterprise mainstay Scott Rolfe as its new chief executive.
Rolfe joined the leisure operator 12 years ago as one of the founding members of its senior management team and has since been director of operations and managing .... More>>
Thalgo Cosmetics Group has appointed Arnaud Diaz as international director of the company. He has moved from Comfort Zone skincare, where he used to be responsible for international development.
Diaz will use his expertise in spa business strategy development and .... More>>
From 2016, London’s Design Museum will be offering free entry to permanent exhibitions following its move to a new site in Kensington.
Chancellor of the exchequer, George Osborne, visited the Museum’s new site on 17 .... More>>
UEFA has signed a "historic agreement" with the European Commission, designed to further improve the relationship between the football governing body and the European Union (EU).
The Arrangement for Cooperation aims to cement the structured cooperation in key policy areas and strengthens .... More>>
Microsoft is reportedly weeks away from launching its own smartwatch with fitness tracking features, expected to challenge existing offerings from rivals Samsung and Apple.
The company founded by .... More>>
Keiser UK has appointed Neil Troutman as new master instructor, tasked with building a team of master instructors to deliver Keiser’s M Series and Air training courses. In addition, he will be .... More>>
The £8bn (US$13bn, €10bn) redevelopment of London's iconic Battersea Power Station has received another boost after the Frank Gehry and Norman Foster-designed mixed-use high street won planning approval.
The phase three plans – which will see a new pedestrian high street running from Battersea Park Road to the existing .... More>>
The latest fitness trend to hit London is mixed-gender naked yoga classes. Actor Matthew McConaughey and pop artist Lady Gaga are said to be fans of the liberating exercise, which supposedly helps .... More>>
Cambridge City Football Club (CCFC) has been given the green light to build a 3,000-capacity community stadium in Sawston, Cambridgeshire.
The club is now free to start construction work following .... More>>
The last surviving battleship of the First World War is to be transformed into a £12m (US$19.3m, €15.1m) floating museum, dedicated to the history of the vessel.
With the majority of funding supplied by the Heritage .... More>>
Sport should seize the moment and utilise “window of opportunity” to harness technology and get more people involved in sport, according to a new report.
The Future Trends - Innovating to Grow .... More>>
A study will begin in the US this December to test the effectiveness of yoga in tackling the inflammation commonly suffered by cancer patients, caused either by tumours or treatments.
A form of yoga therapy, developed at the University of Rochester Medical Center, .... More>>
A new £2m programme using sport to improve the lives of people with mental health problems will be launched in England next year (2015).
The first of its kind in size and scope, the initiative will .... More>>
Traditional health clubs offering a broad selection of activities at a mid-range price are at serious risk of having their business ‘salami-sliced’ away by specialised competitors.
That was the .... More>>
Haworth Tompkins’ Everyman Theatre has beaten the likes of the London Aquatic Centre and the Shard to be crowned this year's RIBA Stirling Prize winner. The London-based practice had to fight off .... More>>
The Isle of Wight is turning its tourism focus from promoting its ‘Dinosaur Island’ campaign – which has been active for the past two years – to a new campaign putting the Garden Isle’s landscape at .... More>>