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Les Mills partners Unicef for global fitness event
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Global fitness brand Les Mills is teaming up with UNICEF to create a one-day exercise event, with money raised helping children and their families access safe water and better health care.
New director and renovation for Scotland’s Kohler Water Spa
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
The Kohler Water Spa at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland, is undergoing an £8m renovation and will reopen at the end of the year.
Sport Wales appoints first ever director of community engagement
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
As part of its strategy to make sure sport “appeals to everyone”, Sport Wales has appointed its first ever director of community engagement.
Rosewood chosen to operate hotel in London's reimagined US Embassy building
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Property developer Qatari Diar has announced the appointment of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as the operator for a new hotel opening within London’s former US Embassy building in Grosvenor Square.
Oxygen Freejumping to open trampoline park at The O2
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Trampoline park operator Oxygen Freejumping is opening a 30,000sq ft (2,787sq m) operation at The O2 – the first of three new sites due to open around London.
Ex-Premier CEO Debra Stuart appointed chair of The Training Room
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Former Premier Global Group chief executive Debra Stuart has been named chair of The Training Room PT, a training company specialising in personal trainer education.
On the wall: London’s National Portrait Gallery to stage major Michael Jackson exhibition
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Alice Davis
The National Portrait Gallery, London, has announced what’s set to be a blockbuster exhibition exploring artworks portraying and inspired by the legendary singer Michael Jackson.
Personal trainer rental model delivers £1.5m profit for Fitness Hut
POSTED 20 Sep 2017 . BY Rob Gibson
Switching to a rental model for personal trainers will deliver a profit of £1.5m this year at Fitness Hut, CEO Nick Coutts has revealed.
Titanic Spa launches interactive spa boutique
POSTED 18 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
The Titanic spa in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK has opened an interactive ‘Play Station’ where guests can try out a wide range of skincare products with the help of a personal ‘spa shopper’.
L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa in Jersey completes £2m refurbishment
POSTED 18 Sep 2017 . BY Jane Kitchen
Hand Picked Hotels has completed a £2m refurbishment programme of its AA Four Silver Star L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa in Jersey.
The University of Birmingham opens world-class sports centre
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Kim Megson
The University of Birmingham has officially opened an indoor sports centre, designed by British architecture studio Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, with the ambition “to provide future generations of the city’s athletes with world-class sports facilities.”
The Gym Group buys 18 Lifestyle Fitness gyms
POSTED 15 Sep 2017 . BY Lauretta Ihonor
Low-cost fitness operator The Gym Group today announced it has acquired 18 gyms from fellow budget chain Lifestyle Fitness for the sum of £20.5m.
Exclusive: Post-Brexit tourism deal in the 'common interest' of Europe, says tourism minister
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
John Glen, Britain’s minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has said the country’s rising tourism numbers will continue to grow after it makes its exit from the European Union (EU), saying that it was in the “common interest” of Europe to make Britain accessible.
CIMSPA receives £1.2m Sport England cash boost
POSTED 15 Sep 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
The physical activity sector's chartered professional body has received £1.2m (US$1.6m, €1.3m) from Sport England to create a highly skilled workforce and transform the delivery of sport and exercise services.
F45 focusing on UK and US as part of growth plans
POSTED 15 Sep 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Australian fitness franchise F45 is concentrating on growth in the US and UK as it approaches the 1,000 studio mark.
Thermae Bath Spa’s marketing chief given outstanding contribution award
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Peter Rollins, director of marketing and communications at the Thermae Bath Spa has been handed the Outstanding Contribution Award at this year’s Bath Business Awards.
DLL completes sale and leaseback of Newbury property
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has completed the sale and leaseback of its health and fitness property in Newbury, Berkshire for £17.6m (US$23.4m, €19.5m).
Les Mills and Alliance join forces to drive exercise participation
POSTED 14 Sep 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Leisure development company Alliance Leisure and group exercise specialist Les Mills UK are working together in partnership to help operators install facilities that can help drive participation in communal physical activity.
Paris and Los Angeles secure 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games
POSTED 13 Sep 2017 . BY Tom Walker
Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games respectively, following a historic decision made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Foster + Partners' evolution of iconic London Zoo aviary gets green light
POSTED 13 Sep 2017 . BY Kim Megson
Foster + Partners’ plans to reinvigorate the famous Snowdon Aviary at ZSL London Zoo have received planning approval from Westminster Council.
     
 


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20 Sep 2017
Les Mills partners Unicef for global fitness event
Global fitness brand Les Mills is teaming up with UNICEF to create a one-day exercise event, with money raised helping children and their families access safe water and better health care. Together with its 19,000 gym partners and 130,000 instructors, Les Mills and UNICEF will coordinate Move the World on World .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
New director and renovation for Scotland’s Kohler Water Spa
The Kohler Water Spa at the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland, is undergoing an £8m renovation and will reopen at the end of the year. Designed by architects Sedley Place, the 2,300sq m (25,000sq ft) spa facility will feature 11 treatment rooms, including two couple’s rooms and two wet treatment rooms .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Sport Wales appoints first ever director of community engagement
As part of its strategy to make sure sport “appeals to everyone”, Sport Wales has appointed its first ever director of community engagement. “With changing social trends, advances in technology and a whole range of opportunities competing for the Welsh public's attention, the new role will focus on ensuring .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Rosewood chosen to operate hotel in London's reimagined US Embassy building
Property developer Qatari Diar has announced the appointment of Rosewood Hotels & Resorts as the operator for a new hotel opening within London’s former US Embassy building in Grosvenor Square. The selection follows a lengthy process in which a series of international hotel companies submitted proposals for .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Oxygen Freejumping to open trampoline park at The O2
Trampoline park operator Oxygen Freejumping is opening a 30,000sq ft (2,787sq m) operation at The O2 – the first of three new sites due to open around London. The park at The O2, which is due to open in summer 2018, will be Oxygen’s 11th in the UK and is in line with the company’s strategy to target areas of .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Ex-Premier CEO Debra Stuart appointed chair of The Training Room
Former Premier Global Group chief executive Debra Stuart has been named chair of The Training Room PT, a training company specialising in personal trainer education. Stuart, a fitness industry veteran with more than 35 years’ experience, has been brought in a bid to "strengthen and enhance" The Training Room’s .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
On the wall: London’s National Portrait Gallery to stage major Michael Jackson exhibition
The National Portrait Gallery, London, has announced what’s set to be a blockbuster exhibition exploring artworks portraying and inspired by the legendary singer Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson: On the Wall, which will take place between June and October 2018 in London before travelling to France, Germany and .... More>>
20 Sep 2017
Personal trainer rental model delivers £1.5m profit for Fitness Hut
Switching to a rental model for personal trainers will deliver a profit of £1.5m this year at Fitness Hut, CEO Nick Coutts has revealed. The co-founder of the Portuguese market leader said the organisation had to rethink its previous model – based on PTs keeping just 35 per cent of the revenue they made onsite – .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
Titanic Spa launches interactive spa boutique
The Titanic spa in Leeds, Yorkshire, UK has opened a new interactive 'Play Station’ where guests can try out a wide range of skincare products with the help of a personal spa shopper. The new experimental area has been designed to drive Titanic Spa’s retail revenues, encouraging spa guests to continue spaing at .... More>>
18 Sep 2017
L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa in Jersey completes £2m refurbishment
Hand Picked Hotels has completed a £2m refurbishment programme of its AA Four Silver Star L’Horizon Beach Hotel & Spa in Jersey. The renovation extends to the hotel bedrooms, function spaces, lounge areas and spa at the island’s beachfront hotel. All 106 guestrooms and suites at the hotel have been refreshed, .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
The University of Birmingham opens world-class sports centre
The University of Birmingham has officially opened an indoor sports centre, designed by British architecture studio Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands, with the ambition “to provide future generations of the city’s athletes with world-class sports facilities.” The centre, which is open to students, academics and the .... More>>
15 Sep 2017
The Gym Group buys 18 Lifestyle Fitness gyms
Low-cost fitness operator The Gym Group today announced it has acquired 18 gyms from fellow budget chain Lifestyle Fitness for the sum of £20.5m. The deal, which is expected to complete on 29 September, forms part of the company’s rapid expansion plans and increases the size of The Gym Group’s portfolio from 98 .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
Exclusive: Post-Brexit tourism deal in the 'common interest' of Europe, says tourism minister
John Glen, Britain’s minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), has said the country’s rising tourism numbers will continue to grow after it makes its exit from the European Union (EU), adding that it is in the “common interest” of Europe to make Britain .... More>>
15 Sep 2017
CIMSPA receives £1.2m Sport England cash boost
The physical activity sector's chartered professional body has received £1.2m (US$1.6m, €1.3m) from Sport England to create a highly skilled workforce and transform the delivery of sport and exercise services. The cash, which covers the next two years, will enable the Chartered Institute for the Management of .... More>>
15 Sep 2017
F45 focusing on UK and US as part of growth plans
Australian fitness franchise F45 is concentrating on growth in the US and UK as it approaches the 1,000 studio mark. As of August this year the brand had 967 franchises in Australia and New Zealand (569), the Americas (267), Asia (75), Europe (43), the Middle East (9) and Africa (4). The company expects to have .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
Exclusive: Equinox reveals hotel spa plans
High-end health club operator Equinox has revealed the central role spas will play as it ventures into the world of hotels. The company plans to enter the hotel space with a location opening in New York City’s Hudson Yards in 2019, which is set to have a major spa component. Many more hotels are set to follow .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
Thermae Bath Spa’s marketing chief given outstanding contribution award
Peter Rollins, director of marketing and communications at the Thermae Bath Spa has been handed the Outstanding Contribution Award at this year’s Bath Business Awards. Rollins, who heads up the marketing departments of the Thermae Bath Spa and the five-star Gainsborough Hotel in the city, has been credited with .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
DLL completes sale and leaseback of Newbury property
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has completed the sale and leaseback of its health and fitness property in Newbury, Berkshire for £17.6m (US$23.4m, €19.5m). The freehold property was bought by Orchard Street Investment Management on behalf of a pension fund client and was structured whereby DLL has agreed a 30-year .... More>>
14 Sep 2017
Les Mills and Alliance join forces to drive exercise participation
Leisure development company Alliance Leisure and group exercise specialist Les Mills UK are working together in partnership to help operators install facilities that can help drive participation in communal physical activity. By combining their expertise and research, the two companies are focused on adopting a .... More>>
13 Sep 2017
Paris and Los Angeles secure 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games
Paris and Los Angeles have been named as hosts of the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games respectively, following a historic decision made by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Both cities were in line to bid for the 2024 summer Games, until the Los Angeles bid team struck a deal with the IOC, which will see the .... More>>
13 Sep 2017
Foster + Partners' evolution of iconic London Zoo aviary gets green light
Foster + Partners’ plans to reinvigorate the famous Snowdon Aviary at ZSL London Zoo have received planning approval from Westminster Council. The Grade II listed structure, designed by Cedric Price with Frank Newby and Lord Snowdon in 1962, was the first aviary in Britain that gave visitors a ‘walk-through’ .... More>>
13 Sep 2017
Dance fitness brand introduces instructor course down under
UK-based dance fitness brand Clubbercise has launched an instructor training course in Australia. Nine students passed the first course and can now teach classes in the country. The course was led by master trainer Jade Purdie, who has been running Clubbercise sessions in Melbourne, Victoria since December 2016. .... More>>
13 Sep 2017
France and Britain's past and future relationship to be explored in new museum by Casson Mann
British exhibition designers Casson Mann will team up with Parisian architects Atelier Philéas to create a new Centre of Franco British Relations in Ouistreham, France. Located on Sword Beach, facing the English channel, the attraction will explore and celebrate the shared social history and culture of the two .... More>>
13 Sep 2017
Pulse partners with FA and Sport England to open gym and football hub
St George’s Park Westfield - the third hub of the FA Parklife Programme - will officially open next week (Monday 18 September) in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, boasting football facilities and a two-floor fitness suite that has been kitted out by the Pulse Group. The site will be operated by the charitable trust .... More>>
13 Sep 2017
Triyoga to open fifth London studio
Triyoga will open a 6,000sq ft (557sq m) studio in East London’s Shoreditch next month - the brand’s fifth operation in the capital. The site, which will have three studios, two treatment rooms, a vegetarian café and a shop offering Harvey & Mills athleisure products, has been designed by James Lynch and Triyoga .... More>>
12 Sep 2017
Jon Johnston launches Reiver Fitness
Industry veteran Jon Johnston, formerly managing director of Matrix Fitness, today announced the launch of two new businesses, Reiver Fitness and Headroom Sport Ltd. Reiver Fitness will distribute a number of innovative fitness product lines to gym operators and PTs, while Headroom will offer consulting services .... More>>
12 Sep 2017
Center Parcs reveals Waterside Lodge concept for Elveden Forest
Center Parcs has released detailed designs for the new style of accommodation being introduced at its Elveden Forest resort next year (2018). Aimed at families, the new Waterside Lodges are positioned at a prime location in the heart of the 400-acre forest and offer direct views over the Elveden Forest’s lake. .... More>>
12 Sep 2017
TEA calls for 2017 Board candidates
The Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) is calling on its members as the body seeks candidates to join its Board of Directors. Divided between the International Board and the TEA’s four Division Boards – Asia Pacific, Eastern North America, Europe & Middle East and Western North America – positions are open .... More>>
12 Sep 2017
Councillors green light plans for £26m Dover leisure centre
Construction of a £26m leisure centre in Dover, Kent, has been given the go ahead, with work on the 21,000sq m (226,000sq ft) site set to begin later this month. Dover District Council councillors agreed on Monday (11 September) that building work to replace the current 40-year old Dover Leisure Centre can now .... More>>
12 Sep 2017
Britain joins tourism space race with successful Northumberland rocket launch
Britain has taken a big step in the space tourism race, with private firm Starchaser Industries successfully launching its first test flight of a reusable rocket. Funded and built by the Manchester-based company, the 8.2m (27ft) Skybolt 2 test model was launched in Northumberland, where the carbon-fibre rocket .... More>>
12 Sep 2017
GLL invests £3.4m in Cardiff leisure centres
Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) has begun the first phase of a £3.4m (US$4.5m, €3.8m) investment project to improve four leisure facilities it operates in Cardiff, Wales. GLL took over the day-to-day operation of eight facilities from Cardiff City Council in December last year with a remit to refresh facilities .... More>>
11 Sep 2017
UK arts threatened by Foreign Office's £39m cut to British Council budget
An open letter penned to Boris Johnson, Britain’s secretary of state for foreign affairs, has called on the minister to reconsider funding cuts which would force the British Council to scale back its work in developed countries, significantly affecting the UK’s culture sector. The British Council, the UK’s .... More>>
11 Sep 2017
London's newest theatre anchors Tower Bridge leisure development
A new leisure development next to London’s Tower Bridge is set for completion this month, featuring an Ivy restaurant and a brand new theatre established by acclaimed director Nicholas Hytner. Designed by architects Squire and Partners, One Tower Bridge has a prominent riverside location on Potters Fields Park, .... More>>
11 Sep 2017
Eastleigh’s new £25m leisure centre to open this year
A new £25m leisure centre, currently under construction in Eastleigh, Hampshire, is set to open to the public before the end of the year. The new centre, which will replace the 43-year-old Fleming Park Leisure Centre, will house an eight-lane, 25m swimming pool, a learner pool with an adjustable floor, a .... More>>
11 Sep 2017
£2.5m ‘staycation’ campaign to target young UK adults
VisitBritain as launched a UK-wide campaign to encourage the country’s young adult population to take their holiday at home. The £2.5m Join the World – Discover the UK digital and social media campaign, launching today (11 September), is targeting what VisitBritain calls the ‘lost generation’. .... More>>
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