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Herefordshire centre reopens after £2.4m revamp
POSTED 28 Jun 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Charitable social enterprise Halo Leisure and Herefordshire Council have reopened a fitness facility in Ledbury after a £2.4m (US$3.1m, €2.7m) refurbishment project, which includes a new workout studio and upgraded gym.
Leeds Rhinos reveal Headingley redevelopment timescale
POSTED 28 Jun 2017 . BY Matthew Campelli
Super League club Leeds Rhinos will partially demolish its Headingley Carnegie stadium this summer as part of a vast redevelopment project.
Yoga can cause pain like other exercise, study finds
POSTED 28 Jun 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Yoga can improve existing aches but also cause musculoskeletal pain and worsen injuries, according to University of Sydney research.
London takes cut to boost regional arts by £170m in Arts Council's new National Portfolio
POSTED 28 Jun 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Arts Council England (ACE) has shown its commitment to institutions outside of London and smaller arts organisations, after revealing details of its four-year National Portfolio for funding.
Premier Global, NASM partner up to transform fitness training
POSTED 28 Jun 2017 . BY Lauretta Ihonor
UK Health and fitness education provider Premier Global has partnered up with global fitness educator the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to transform the education and training available to the UK's fitness professionals into the best in the world.
Circuit of Wales developer ‘hugely disappointed’ to be rejected for government funding
POSTED 28 Jun 2017 . BY Matthew Campelli
The firm behind the proposed Circuit of Wales project has expressed its “huge disappointment” after the Welsh government rejected requests to fund it partly with taxpayers’ money.
VisitBritain celebrates literary legends with new tourism campaign
POSTED 28 Jun 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
VisitBritain has launched a new campaign aiming to boost visitor numbers in the UK, announcing a year of literary milestones dubbed “Magical Britain”.
ukactive chief urges industry to 'unite' at Flame Conference
POSTED 28 Jun 2017 . BY Lauretta Ihonor
ukactive’s chief executive Steven Ward has urged fitness industry leaders to unite and harness their collective potential to ensure the sector continues to thrive and creates a “healthier, wealthier, happier future for all.”
Amanda Levete's mammoth V&A Exhibition Road expansion ready to open
POSTED 28 Jun 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The largest building project undertaken by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in over 100 years opens to the public on Friday (30 June).
TGO creates gym equipment from Right Guard aerosols
POSTED 27 Jun 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Antiperspirant and shower gel brand Right Guard has launched a community gym made from recycled aerosols at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in partnership with recycling firm TerraCycle and The Great Outdoor Gym Company (TGO).
First English football club applies for ‘safe standing’ permission
POSTED 27 Jun 2017 . BY Matthew Campelli
The stadium belonging to League One football club Shrewsbury Town could be the first all- seater stadium in England in install a ‘safe standing’ enclosure.
RFU to offer injury prevention exercise training
POSTED 26 Jun 2017 . BY Matthew Campelli
Rugby coaches and PE teachers will be offered a free course to teach them how to instruct players and pupils to engage in an injury preventing exercise programme.
Stellar architectural lineup announced for RIBA International Week conference on 'New Urban Agenda'
POSTED 26 Jun 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The United Nation’s global strategy on sustainable development will be put under the spotlight at a forthcoming London conference, which will see some of the world's best- known architects discuss the biggest issues facing the built environment.
Premier League club open to ‘safe standing’ trial
POSTED 26 Jun 2017 . BY Matthew Campelli
West Bromwich Albion (WBA) has become the first Premier League football club to officially declare its interest in creating a standing area for supporters at its home ground.
Birmingham unveils indoor venues for Commonwealth Games bid
POSTED 26 Jun 2017 . BY Matthew Campelli
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) will be one of four indoor arenas at the heart of Birmingham’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Zumba enters HIIT market
POSTED 23 Jun 2017 . BY Lauretta Ihonor
Zumba, the popular dance and aerobics programme, has launched a new high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout as it expands into the UK's studio exercise market.
Your Personal Training links up with Future Fit
POSTED 23 Jun 2017 . BY Matthew Campelli
Your Personal Training, the fitness professional management company, has teamed up Future Fit Training’s Pro Zone network.
Galgorm Resort to spend £2m on expanding spa and wellness facilities
POSTED 23 Jun 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Entrepreneur brothers Nicholas and Paul Hill, owners of the Galgorm Resort & Spa in Northern Ireland, will invest £2m in expanding the resort’s spa and wellness offering.
Exclusive: Moscow startup eyes global expansion with free-roam VR experiences
POSTED 23 Jun 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Russian virtual reality startup Anvio VR has set its sights on establishing multiple worldwide attractions after launching its debut product, a free-roam multiplayer zombie shooter which tracks the entire human body.
Fusion rejuvenation of pools continues with Saltdean
POSTED 22 Jun 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
More than 4,000 swimmers took to the water during the open weekend at the newly- refurbished Saltdean Lido in Brighton, East Sussex.
     
 


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28 Jun 2017
Herefordshire centre reopens after £2.4m revamp
Charitable social enterprise Halo Leisure and Herefordshire Council have reopened a leisure facility in Ledbury after a £2.4m (US$3.1m, €2.7m) refurbishment project, which includes a new workout studio and upgraded gym. Ledbury Swimming Pool's 800 members can now benefit from a 262sq m (2,820sq ft) gym that .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
Leeds Rhinos reveal Headingley redevelopment timescale
Super League club Leeds Rhinos will partially demolish its Headingley Carnegie stadium this summer as part of a vast redevelopment project. The South Stand is due to go down at the end of August to enable construction work to begin on the new stand, which adjoins Headingley Cricket Ground’s North Stand. At the .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
Yoga can cause pain like other exercise, study finds
Yoga can improve existing aches but also cause musculoskeletal pain and worsen injuries, according to University of Sydney research. A study of 354 people with a one-year follow-up, published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, found that yoga caused musculoskeletal pain in 10 per cent of .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
London takes cut to boost regional arts by £170m in Arts Council's new National Portfolio
Arts Council England (ACE) has shown its commitment to institutions outside of London and smaller arts organisations, after revealing details of its four-year National Portfolio for funding. In October, ACE announced announced “ambitious” investment plans for 2018-2022, totalling £622m a year for its three .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
Former FIBO event director joins McFit to lead innovation
Ralph Scholz is joining the management team at German fitness operator McFit in an executive role to lead an innovation project after four years as event director of FIBO. The 51-year-old, who will take up his post on 1 July, will report to founder Rainer Schaller. Details of the project, which is due to be .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
Premier Global, NASM partner up to transform fitness training
UK health and fitness education provider Premier Global has partnered up with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to transform the education and training available to its fitness professionals. The new ‘Premier Global NASM’ partnership was announced to the fitness industry at ukactive's 2017 .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
Circuit of Wales developer ‘hugely disappointed’ to be rejected for government funding
The firm behind the proposed Circuit of Wales project has expressed its “huge disappointment” after the Welsh government rejected requests to fund it partly with taxpayers’ money. A firmly-worded statement by the Heads of Valleys Development Company (HoVDC) said it “strongly disagreed” with the government’s .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
VisitBritain celebrates literary legends with new tourism campaign
VisitBritain has launched a new campaign aiming to boost visitor numbers in the UK, announcing a year of literary milestones dubbed “Magical Britain”. Launched to coincide with the 20th anniversary of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, an interactive online map of sites across .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
ukactive chief urges industry to 'unite' at Flame Conference
ukactive’s chief executive Steven Ward has urged fitness industry leaders to unite and harness their collective potential to ensure the sector continues to thrive and creates a “healthier, wealthier, happier future for all.” The call came as this year’s annual Flame Conference got off to a start this morning (28 .... More>>
28 Jun 2017
Amanda Levete's mammoth V&A Exhibition Road expansion ready to open
The largest building project undertaken by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in over 100 years opens to the public on Friday (30 June). Architect Amanda Levete and her firm AL_A have designed the new V&A Exhibition Road Quarter – comprising of a courtyard, a vast underground exhibition gallery and a .... More>>
27 Jun 2017
TGO creates gym equipment from Right Guard aerosols
Antiperspirant and shower gel brand Right Guard has launched a community gym made from recycled aerosols at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in partnership with recycling firm TerraCycle and The Great Outdoor Gym Company (TGO). TerraCycle and Right Guard set up 50 public drop-off points in communities across .... More>>
27 Jun 2017
First English football club applies for ‘safe standing’ permission
The stadium belonging to League One football club Shrewsbury Town could be the first all-seater stadium in England in install a ‘safe standing’ enclosure. All-seater New Meadow has only been open for 10 years, but the club has made clear its intention of becoming “the pioneers of safe standing” by being the .... More>>
27 Jun 2017
Anytime Fitness to open up to 500 franchises in China by 2020
Franchise chain Anytime Fitness is significantly expanding its portfolio with up to 500 gyms expected in China alone by 2020. The group has been granted a licence to franchise in the country and has seven sites, with another due to open in Shanghai this week. With a further 20 agreements signed, Anytime Fitness .... More>>
26 Jun 2017
RFU to offer injury prevention exercise training
Rugby coaches and PE teachers will be offered a free course to teach them how to instruct players and pupils to engage in an injury preventing exercise programme. From next season, Rugby Football Union (RFU) coaches and teachers will have the opportunity to take part in the 90-minute training session on how to .... More>>
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Stellar architectural lineup announced for RIBA International Week conference on 'New Urban Agenda'
The United Nation’s global strategy on sustainable development will be put under the spotlight at a forthcoming London conference, which will see some of the world's best-known architects discuss the biggest issues facing the built environment. A programme of events and keynote speeches will take place around .... More>>
26 Jun 2017
Premier League club open to ‘safe standing’ trial
West Bromwich Albion (WBA) has become the first Premier League football club to officially declare its interest in creating a standing area for supporters at its home ground. The Premier League has asked all 20 clubs if they would be interested in taking part in a trial to reintroducing standing sections .... More>>
26 Jun 2017
Birmingham unveils indoor venues for Commonwealth Games bid
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) will be one of four indoor arenas at the heart of Birmingham’s bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Boxing, judo, table tennis and freestyle wrestling will be hosted at the vast venue – which is the largest exhibition venue in the UK. Halls 1, 4 and 5 have been .... More>>
23 Jun 2017
Zumba enters HIIT market
Zumba, the popular dance and aerobics programme, has launched a new high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workout as it expands into the UK's studio exercise market. STRONG by Zumba is an hour-long cardio and bodyweight class in which reverse-engineered music tracks are used to match every move in class – an .... More>>
23 Jun 2017
Your Personal Training links up with Future Fit
Your Personal Training, the fitness professional management company, has teamed up Future Fit Training’s Pro Zone network. As part of the deal, Your Personal Training’s 800-plus members will have access to advice, expertise and best practice examples developed by Future Fit. New content will be provided to .... More>>
23 Jun 2017
Teenagers as inactive as 60-year-olds, study concludes
Physical activity levels among teenagers are similar to that of 60-year olds, according to US research. The study confirmed that World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations of at least 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity a day for children aged five to 17 years were not being met. Johns .... More>>
23 Jun 2017
Galgorm Resort to spend £2m on expanding spa and wellness facilities
Entrepreneur brothers Nicholas and Paul Hill, owners of the Galgorm Resort & Spa in Northern Ireland, will invest £2m in expanding the resort’s spa and wellness offering. The expansion will see the development of a two acre spa garden, the creation of a two-tier fitness suite and a new spa restaurant. Due .... More>>
23 Jun 2017
Exclusive: Moscow startup eyes global expansion with free-roam VR experiences
Russian virtual reality startup Anvio VR has set its sights on establishing multiple worldwide attractions after launching its debut product, a free-roam multiplayer zombie shooter which tracks the entire human body. Called City Z, the Oculus Rift-powered experience debuted in Moscow in April. It uses .... More>>
22 Jun 2017
Fusion rejuvenation of pools continues with Saltdean
More than 4,000 swimmers took to the water during the open weekend at the newly-refurbished Saltdean Lido in Brighton, East Sussex. The lido was refurbished after a campaign by Saltdean Lido Community Interest Company (CIC), which appointed Fusion Lifestyle as its operating partner. The two-phased project .... More>>
22 Jun 2017
FaulknerBrowns to masterplan '21st century seaside destination' in Bangor
A consortium including British architects FaulknerBrowns has been appointed as the preferred developer to regenerate Queen’s Parade in Bangor, Northern Ireland. Investment manager Cubic3 is leading the group, called Angelvale, which includes a number of international entertainment and leisure investors and .... More>>
22 Jun 2017
Sue Campbell to end 22-year association with the Youth Sport Trust
Baroness Sue Campbell will step down as the chair of the Youth Sport Trust after more than two decades, prompting the organisation to search for a new figurehead. Campbell will officially leave in December, ending 22 years of service with the organisation, which she headed up firstly as chief executive and .... More>>
22 Jun 2017
ECB lays hybrid turf at Loughborough performance centre
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has taken inspiration from Premier League football clubs and installed hybrid turf at its National Cricket Performance Centre in Loughborough. Turf manufacturer SIS Pitches has laid two surfaces at the centre made from 95 per cent natural grass and 5 per cent twisted .... More>>
22 Jun 2017
easyGym unveils franchise plans as part of growth strategy
easyGym plans to become a major player in the fitness market by opening 500 franchise units globally in the next five years. The budget operator will consider "territory by territory deals", with the franchise operation being headed by Karl Dietrich, formerly UK and Ireland franchise head of Anytime Fitness. .... More>>
22 Jun 2017
Macklin named spa manager at upcoming Swinton Estate spa
Richard Macklin has been appointed spa manager for the new Country Club & Spa at Swinton Estate in North Yorkshire, England, set to open in July 2017. “We’re thrilled Richard is joining us,” said Felicity Cunliffe-Lister, owner of Swinton Estate. “His wealth of experience will ensure the spa has a flying .... More>>
22 Jun 2017
Level 2 trampoline qualification launched to help boost safety
Active IQ and Right Directions have launched a Level 2 qualification for court monitors in trampoline parks to help boost safety and confidence. Developed by health and safety and quality management specialists Right Directions, the training qualification is the first of its kind for the sector with Active IQ .... More>>
22 Jun 2017
Sport Wales opens up £3m community physical activity fund
Community groups, sports clubs and businesses have the chance to bid for a portion of a £3m (US$3.8m, €3.4m) physical activity fund being made available by Sport Wales. The National Lottery funding will be distributed via two pots - the Community Chest fund and Development Grants. The former offers .... More>>
21 Jun 2017
Edgbaston capacity increased for first day/night test in Britain
Edgbaston, the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club, will have its capacity increased as it prepares to host the first day/night test match on British soil. A temporary stand supplied by Arena Seating will see the ground’s capacity raised by 850 to see England take on the West Indies from Thursday 17 to .... More>>
21 Jun 2017
Serco Leisure signs CIMPSA partnership deal
Serco Leisure, which operates more than 60 facilities across the UK, has become an employer partner of the sport and physical activity sector's chartered professional body. Under the partnership, over 250 of Serco’s fitness staff will move into the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical .... More>>
21 Jun 2017
Global Wellness Summit to focus on next generation DNA testing
The impact that next generation DNA testing will have on wellness industries will be explored at this year's 2017 Global Wellness Summit (GWS), with delegates given the opportunity to take a DNA-based assessment beforehand. Over the next three to five years DNA tests will include nutrition and wellbeing testing .... More>>
21 Jun 2017
Paramount splits from £3.2bn Kent theme park project
London Resort Company Holdings (LRCH) – the developer behind the Paramount theme park in Kent – has announced a surprise split from the film studio, which was to act as the masthead for the multi-billion-pound attraction. The £3.2bn (US$4bn, €3.6bn) London Paramount project was being lined up as a major .... More>>
21 Jun 2017
ukactive urges gym-goers to follow hygiene advice following C4 investigation
The risk of catching an infection from visiting a health club is "extremely low" despite a Channel 4 programme investigation that found some gym equipment had more types of bacteria on them than a toilet seat. ukacative said its Code of Practice highlighted cleanliness and hygiene and that health club operators .... More>>
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