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Anytime Fitness appoints Stuart Broster as UK CEO
POSTED 22 Aug 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Stuart Broster has been appointed Anytime Fitness UK chief executive - a newly created role in which he is charged with making the brand the largest health club provider in the country.
The Bannatyne Group continue their recent rapid expansion, opening Colchester spa
POSTED 22 Aug 2017 . BY Ben Coxon
The Bannatyne Group has expanded its spa portfolio with a £1m refurbishment of the Colchester, Kingsford Park club in England, part of its 2017 expansion plan.
Xiaomi becomes top seller of wearables worldwide
POSTED 22 Aug 2017 . BY Lauretta Ihonor
Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi has overtaken Apple to become the world’s largest wearables vendor, capturing 17 per cent of the global wearable tech market.
ukactive chief backs 'healthy towns' strategy
POSTED 22 Aug 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
ukactive is backing NHS proposals to create 10 “Healthy New Towns” that place physical activity at the heart of community life.
Warwickshire Cricket Club announces £85m residential project with international real estate developer
POSTED 22 Aug 2017 . BY Ben Coxon
Warwickshire County Cricket Club (CCC) has announced a £85m (€93.4m, US$109.2m) property development deal with German investment group Patrizia, and the Government's Homes & Communities Agency.
MyZone appoints global director of marketing
POSTED 22 Aug 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
MyZone has appointed Gemma Bonnett as its global director of marketing - a newly created position as part of the brand’s expansion.
Six design teams shortlisted to bring fire-ravaged Clandon Park mansion back to life
POSTED 21 Aug 2017 . BY Ben Coxon
British conservation charity the National Trust has announced a shortlist of six architects in the running to rebuild Surrey’s Clandon Park: a historic Palladian mansion that was gutted by a fire in 2015.
GEM launches training scheme for museums professionals
POSTED 21 Aug 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Arts Council England (ACE) funding has helped the launch of a new training scheme aimed at addressing the challenges facing professionals involved in education in the museum, heritage and cultural sectors.
Construction begins on London music venue linking culture and Crossrail
POSTED 18 Aug 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Construction is underway on two new live music venues and a leisure-filled “urban gallery” in central London, designed by British architects Orms.
Weak pound attracts record number of visitors in June
POSTED 18 Aug 2017 . BY Tom Walker
The UK attracted a record number of overseas visitors during June – thanks largely to the collapse in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote.
Gym membership business model has made operators 'lazy', says Rod Hill
POSTED 17 Aug 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Gym and health club operators need to engage with their members and focus on customer service to help them retain numbers.
Basic-Fit on track to open 100 gyms this year
POSTED 18 Aug 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
European low-cost gym chain Basic-Fit is on target to open 100 clubs this year after it reported revenue growth of 26 per cent in the first six months of 2017 to €156m (US$183.2m, £142.1m), up from €124m (US$145.6m, £113m) during the same period in 2016.
DCMS introduces £15m cultural regeneration fund as part of Great Exhibition of the North
POSTED 18 Aug 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Culture and tech projects in the North of England will soon be able to bid for a slice from a £15m (US$19.3m, €16.5m) funding pie, with a new fund established to help build a lasting regional legacy for the Great Exhibition of the North.
énergie launches training concept as part of rebrand
POSTED 17 Aug 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Fitness franchise énergie Group has opened thé Yard - a new signature training concept that will be rolled out at its énergie and Fit4less clubs across the UK as part of rebranding efforts.
Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Felice Varini design Hull public pavilion for UK City of Culture 2017
POSTED 17 Aug 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Swiss artist Felice Varini and the Chilean architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen have been commissioned to design an ambitious temporary outdoor structure in the historic heart of Hull, UK.
Tech start up Neurable creates world's first brain-controlled VR system
POSTED 17 Aug 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Tech startup Neurable has taken virtual reality to the next level, creating computer interfaces for the brain to allow users to control the technology using only the power of their minds.
Austrian medical spa operator Lanserhof acquires Grayshott Spa
POSTED 16 Aug 2017 . BY Tom Walker
The historic Grayshott Spa in Surrey has been acquired by Austria-based health and medical resort specialists the Lanserhof Group.
John Ellerman Foundation launches museums development fund
POSTED 16 Aug 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
A curatorial development fund worth £500,000 (US$645,000, €550,000) has been created to help already established curators of museums and galleries in the UK learn new ways of working.
All England Club secures loan to build Court No.1 roof
POSTED 16 Aug 2017 . BY Ben Coxon
The All England Club are pushing forward with Wimbledon redevelopment plans, announcing a £175m development for Court no.1 retractable roof and other projects.
Older people “don’t die” when pushed hard, Active Ageing chief tells PTs
POSTED 16 Aug 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
One of the biggest misconceptions made in the physical activity sector is that retired people cannot train hard.
     
 


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22 Aug 2017
Anytime Fitness appoints Stuart Broster as UK CEO
Stuart Broster has been appointed Anytime Fitness UK chief executive - a newly created role in which he is charged with making the brand the largest health club provider in the country. With more than 40 years’ experience in the hospitality and health and fitness industries, Broster joins Anytime Fitness after a .... More>>
22 Aug 2017
The Bannatyne Group continue their recent rapid expansion, opening Colchester spa
The Bannatyne Group has expanded its spa portfolio with a £1m refurbishment of the Colchester, Kingsford Park club in England, part of its 2017 expansion plan. The six-figure investment has allowed the Kingsford Park Spa to offer new and updated facilities, including a treatment room to cater for group .... More>>
22 Aug 2017
Xiaomi becomes top seller of wearables worldwide
Chinese electronics maker Xiaomi has overtaken Apple to become the world’s largest wearables vendor, capturing 17 per cent of the global wearable tech market. According to a report by marketing consulting company Strategy Analytics, the Chinese manufacturer sold 3.7 million wearables in the second quarter (Q2) .... More>>
22 Aug 2017
ukactive chief backs 'healthy towns' strategy
ukactive is backing NHS proposals to create 10 “Healthy New Towns” that place physical activity at the heart of community life. Under proposals, those who meet weekly activity targets could be offered discount gym memberships, savings on weekly supermarket shopping and sports gear, or free cinema tickets. Plans .... More>>
22 Aug 2017
Warwickshire Cricket Club announces £85m residential project with international real estate developer
Warwickshire County Cricket Club (CCC) has announced an £85m (€93.4m, US$109.2m) deal with German investment group Patrizia and the government's Homes & Communities Agency to develop a four-acre site next to Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. The agreement, which still requires planning permission, will .... More>>
22 Aug 2017
MyZone appoints global director of marketing
MyZone has appointed Gemma Bonnett as its global director of marketing – a position newly created as part of the brand’s expansion. Bonnett will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies to help drive growth for the company. In addition, she will also work on brand development. .... More>>
21 Aug 2017
Six design teams shortlisted to bring fire-ravaged Clandon Park mansion back to life
British conservation charity the National Trust has announced a shortlist of six architects in the running to rebuild Surrey’s Clandon Park: a historic Palladian mansion that was gutted by a fire in 2015. An international design competition, organised by Malcolm Reading Consultants, was launched in March 2017 to .... More>>
21 Aug 2017
GEM launches training scheme for museums professionals
Arts Council England (ACE) funding has helped the launch of a new training scheme aimed at addressing the challenges facing professionals involved in education in the museum, heritage and cultural sectors. Organised by the Group for Education in Museums (GEM), the courses will take place at the body’s new .... More>>
18 Aug 2017
Construction begins on London music venue linking culture and Crossrail
Construction is underway on two new live music venues and a leisure-filled “urban gallery” in central London, designed by British architects Orms. The St Giles Circus scheme, which is being overseen by real estate firm Consolidated Developments, will see two new buildings created and two other listed .... More>>
18 Aug 2017
Weak pound attracts record number of visitors in June
The UK attracted a record number of overseas visitors during June – thanks largely to the collapse in the value of the pound since the Brexit vote. In total, there were 3.5 million visits to the UK in June, up 7 per cent on June 2016. Overseas visitor spend also increased, reaching £2.2bn in June, up 2 per cent .... More>>
17 Aug 2017
Gym membership business model has made operators 'lazy', says Rod Hill
Gym and health club operators need to engage with their members and focus on customer service to help them retain numbers. In the latest issue of Health Club Management, Rod Hill, TRIB3 director of Europe, said that the fitness industry had been built on a recurring revenue model, which investors liked, .... More>>
18 Aug 2017
Basic-Fit on track to open 100 gyms this year
European low-cost gym chain Basic-Fit is on target to open 100 clubs this year after it reported revenue growth of 26 per cent in the first six months of 2017 to €156m (US$183.2m, £142.1m), up from €124m (US$145.6m, £113m) during the same period in 2016. The company's latest trading update also showed that .... More>>
18 Aug 2017
DCMS introduces £15m cultural regeneration fund as part of Great Exhibition of the North
Culture and tech projects in the North of England will soon be able to bid for a slice from a £15m (US$19.3m, €16.5m) funding pie, with a new fund established to help build a lasting regional legacy for the Great Exhibition of the North. Called the Northern Cultural Regeneration Fund, grants of up to £4m .... More>>
17 Aug 2017
énergie launches training concept as part of rebrand
Fitness franchise énergie Group has opened thé Yard - a new signature training concept that will be rolled out at its énergie and Fit4less clubs across the UK as part of rebranding efforts. Launched in conjunction with the opening of énergie Fitness Sheldon in Birmingham, the new high intensity training zone is .... More>>
17 Aug 2017
Pezo von Ellrichshausen and Felice Varini design Hull public pavilion for UK City of Culture 2017
Swiss artist Felice Varini and the Chilean architecture practice Pezo von Ellrichshausen have been commissioned to design an ambitious temporary outdoor structure in the historic heart of Hull, UK. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and Hull UK City of Culture 2017 have commissioned the duo as part .... More>>
17 Aug 2017
Tech start up Neurable creates world's first brain-controlled VR system
Tech startup Neurable has taken virtual reality to the next level, creating computer interfaces for the brain to allow users to control the technology using only the power of their minds. Showcased at the recent Siggraph event in Los Angeles, the Boston-based Neurable uses EEG (Electroencephalography) sensors .... More>>
16 Aug 2017
Austrian medical spa operator Lanserhof acquires Grayshott Spa
The historic Grayshott Spa in Surrey has been acquired by Austria-based health and medical resort specialists the Lanserhof Group. The family-run Lanserhof, which owns spas in Austria and Germany, has teamed up with real estate agency London and Regional Properties (L&RP) to purchase Grayshott as part of a .... More>>
16 Aug 2017
John Ellerman Foundation launches museums development fund
A curatorial development fund worth £500,000 (US$645,000, €550,000) has been created to help already established curators of museums and galleries in the UK learn new ways of working. Financed by the John Ellerman Foundation, the Regional Museums and Galleries Fund has earmarked the funds to be awarded through .... More>>
16 Aug 2017
All England Club secures loan to build Court No.1 roof
The All England Club is pushing forward with its plans to cover the No. 1 Court at Wimbledon. The new, retractable roof will form part of a larger, £175m ($225m, €192m) redevelopment project of the famous tennis venue. Banking group HSBC has agreed to extend an existing loan to cover the costs of the work. .... More>>
16 Aug 2017
Older people “don’t die” when pushed hard, Active Ageing chief tells PTs
One of the biggest misconceptions made in the physical activity sector is that retired people cannot train hard. Writing in the latest issue of Health Club Management, Colin Milner, chief executive of the International Council on Active Ageing, said older people, like everyone else, need gyms and health .... More>>
16 Aug 2017
Luxury spa refused planning permission for major development
One of the UK's biggest destination spas, the Lifehouse Spa and Hotel in the village of Thorpe le Soken, Essex, has had expansion plans scuppered by local planners. The owners of Lifehouse – Castle Hotel Management Company (CHMC) – had conceived an ambitious expansion plan to add residential and commercial real .... More>>
16 Aug 2017
Funding reinstated as Table Tennis England pushes through governance reforms
Table Tennis England’s public funding has been reinstated after the national governing body finally agreed to a package of reforms compliant with the government’s Code for Sports Governance. Proposals made by the board were overwhelmingly accepted by members, with 97 per cent voting in favour of board .... More>>
16 Aug 2017
"Savvy" public leisure centre operators embracing spa and wellness trend
An increasing number of local authority-owned leisure centres are being upgraded with spa facilities, as operators embrace the emerging trend to provide members with wellness. Leisure operators and suppliers, such as Everyone Active, Malling Leisure Trust, Sentinel Leisure Trust and Pulse Group among others, have .... More>>
16 Aug 2017
Premier League-chasing Brentford FC revises stadium plans
Brentford Football Club has revised plans for its new stadium, with the capacity set to decrease from 20,000 seats to 17,250. The Championship team has altered the original plans - which was submitted to the London Borough of Hounslow in 2014 - to accommodate spectator and broadcast requirements for the Premier .... More>>
16 Aug 2017
Westway centre opens after £2m revamp – celebrates Grenfell Tower volunteers
The official reopening of the redeveloped Westway Sport & Fitness Centre in North Kensington has been used to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower disaster. The centre, located just 200 yards from the ill-fated residential tower, was originally due to reopen in June. It was, however, instead maintained as a .... More>>
16 Aug 2017
China of ‘increasing importance’ to UK tourism market
Around 250,000 holidaymakers from China spent more than £1bn in the UK last year, marking the increased importance of the country to the UK’s tourism market. According to figures released by VisitBritain, the number of Chinese visitors to the UK hit a record high in 2016, in terms of hotel nights spent in the .... More>>
15 Aug 2017
Historic mill could become luxury boutique spa hotel
A new spa and hotel could be developed in the village of Chipping, in the Forest of Bowland. Kirk Mill, with its 11-acres (4.5-hectare) of land and mill pond is currently on the market with Savills. The building has full planning consent for redevelopment as a 60-bed hotel and spa, with additional facilities, .... More>>
15 Aug 2017
truGym team launches boutique HIIT concept
The team behind family-run gym operator truGym has launched a 1,600sq ft (149sq m) HIIT (high-intensity interval training) boutique studio in Bromley, Kent, with plans for eight sites in London by the end of the year. truIntensity is targeted at 20-40 year-olds and incorporates eight stations with different .... More>>
15 Aug 2017
Fewer people willing to use leisure centres, survey finds
Outdoor activities and budget gyms have possibly led to fewer people willing to use local leisure centres, according to the latest Health and Fitness Omnibus Survey (HAFOS) 2016 report. While the desire to keep fit and the proportion of people exercising appear to have risen since 2012, the trend in .... More>>
15 Aug 2017
Bannatyne Group buys Virgin Active's Lincolnshire health club
The Bannatyne Group has bought Virgin Active Humberston, with members and staff to transfer over at the end of the month. The acquisition is the Bannatyne Group's second since June, when it purchased Weybridge Health Club and Spa in Surrey. Since being launched by Duncan Bannatyne in December 1996, the company's .... More>>
15 Aug 2017
Expansion for Legoland Windsor on the cards after Merlin submits 2024 masterplan
Merlin Entertainments is planning a grand expansion of Legoland Windsor, after the operator filed a planning application to include new attractions and accommodation as part of an eight-year masterplan to develop the UK theme park. The application – submitted to the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, and .... More>>
15 Aug 2017
Virgin Active teams up with Octonauts to launch kids' swimming initiative
Virgin Active is teaming up with children's television characters The Octonauts as part of an initiative to encourage more youngsters to learn to swim. Working alongside the Swimming Teachers Association (STA), the Virgin Active Octonauts programme features Captain Barnacles, who is on a mission to help .... More>>
15 Aug 2017
Bulmers eyes overseas tourists, with plans for €1.8m Clonmel visitor centre
Irish cider giant the C&C group has announced plans to build a €1.8m (£1.6m, US$2.1m) visitor centre dedicated to its Bulmers brand. To be located in Clonmel, Ireland, the centre will feature a living experience where visitors will be able to follow an apple’s journey through the various stages of cider .... More>>
14 Aug 2017
Cooper Institute says it will launch youth fitness initiative
The Cooper Institute is in the process of creating partnerships and strategic alliances to combat the growing issues surrounding youth inactivity and obesity in America. The scientific research and advocacy group focuses on preventive medicine and public health. Jeremy Lyon, president of the organisation's youth .... More>>
14 Aug 2017
London's Garden Bridge project formally scrapped
The Garden Bridge Trust, the charity established to build and run the proposed Garden Bridge in central London, has today (14 August) announced that it will be finally winding up the project. The decision, which brings an end to one of the city’s most protracted development sagas, has been made with the Trust .... More>>
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