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Work on York Community Stadium to begin in October
POSTED 21 Jul 2017 . BY Matthew Campelli
The construction of a new stadium for York City Football Club and York City Knights Rugby League Club will start in October.
Les Mills enters commercial office to get workers fit
POSTED 21 Jul 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Global fitness brand Les Mills has teamed up with a commercial property company to offer office employees the chance to get fit while at work – the first time the brand has been involved in such a project.
App users to star in Freeletics advertising campaign
POSTED 21 Jul 2017 . BY Ben Coxon
Four civilians have been selected to star in Freeletics’ advertising campaign, as the Munich- based fitness company attempts to demonstrate the universality of its offer.
Google brings back Glass tech with focus on improving job productivity
POSTED 20 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Google’s Glass smart wear technology has been resurrected with job productivity in mind, two years on from the company scrapping its original consumer model.
eGym appoints European director as UK head exits
POSTED 20 Jul 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Equipment and software supplier eGym has appointed Eric Wenig as its European director at the same time that its UK head Jochen Michaelis is leaving the company.
Ramside Hall to launch treehouse accommodation
POSTED 20 Jul 2017 . BY Florence Head
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa near Durham has unveiled its latest sky high development – six luxury treehouses.
IHRSA European Congress to focus on technology
POSTED 20 Jul 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
The 17th Annual International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) European Congress will focus on what fitness leaders need to know about staying ahead in an evolving industry.
Freeman expands sports and entertainment reach with acquisition of BaAM
POSTED 20 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Brand experience provider Freeman has announced the acquisition of creative production company BaAM, expanding its business into the sports and entertainment markets.
Virgin launches boxing fitness class Punch
POSTED 20 Jul 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Virgin Active has launched Punch - a boxing workout that consists of 12 rounds, focusing on speed, core and power.
Cliveden House's new Garden Spa ready for launch
POSTED 20 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Walker
The spa at the privately-owned Cliveden House boutique hotel in Taplow, UK, has reopened following an extensive redevelopment.
Stirling Prize shortlist: Leisure buildings in running for UK architecture's biggest prize
POSTED 20 Jul 2017 . BY Kim Megson
A trio of leisure projects have made the shortlist for the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building, which was announced today (20 July).
TRIB3 appoints chief financial officer as part of growth strategy
POSTED 19 Jul 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Sheffield-based boutique gym TRIB3 has appointed a chief financial officer as the company expands into mainland Europe and beyond.
Strong Q1 shows increases in key visitor markets for British tourism
POSTED 19 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
New figures released by VisitBritain have shown strong growth in overseas visits from markets including China, Australia, France and the US.
Exclusive: Chester Zoo MD details £100m redevelopment masterplan
POSTED 19 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Chester Zoo will develop 100 acres (405,000sq m) of its existing site into grassland and forest areas as part of a £100m (US$130.4m, €113m) development project.
Bodystreet to double UK franchise sites
POSTED 19 Jul 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) franchise Bodystreet is doubling its portfolio of UK sites to six, with operations in Eltham, Birmingham and Gibraltar planned to open this year.
New wellness concept targeting luxury hotels secures first site
POSTED 19 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Walker
A new personalised health and wellness concept is looking to target luxury hotels and high- end residential properties in the UK and Europe.
Coastal health club St Michaels opens after £2m investment
POSTED 19 Jul 2017 . BY Deven Pamben
St Michaels Health Club has opened after a £2m (US$2.6m, €2.3m) revamp of the former Falmouth Beach Hotel site, bringing urban fitness to the coast of Cornwall.
Former Commonwealth champion joins Birmingham 2022 bid team
POSTED 19 Jul 2017 . BY Matthew Campelli
Brendan Foster, the former Commonwealth 10,000m champion, has joined the team trying to bring the 2022 Commonwealth Games to Birmingham.
Dublin's Guinness Storehouse announces €16m expansion
POSTED 19 Jul 2017 . BY Ben Coxon
Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction is seeking to draw even more visitors after the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin announced €16m (US$18.5m, £14.2m) expansion plans centred around doubling the size of its Gravity Bar.
Tourism projects receive funding in latest round of VisitEngland's £40m Discover England Fund
POSTED 18 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Development of a London/Bristol tourism route, a tour of Britain’s world famous horse- racing courses, travel packages for 18-35 year olds, and an urban food and drink hub have been named as the latest projects to receive funding from VisitEngland’s £40m Discover England Fund.
     
 


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21 Jul 2017
Work on York Community Stadium to begin in October
The construction of a new stadium for York City Football Club and York City Knights Rugby League Club will start in October. With a construction period of around 16 months, the York Community Stadium will be able to hold 8,000 fans and will include a number of leisure and community developments around the .... More>>
21 Jul 2017
Les Mills enters commercial office to get workers fit
Global fitness brand Les Mills has teamed up with a commercial property company to offer office employees the chance to get fit while at work – the first time the brand has been involved in such a project. Workers can take part in Les Mills virtual group exercise sessions in Bruntwood’s Trafford House office .... More>>
21 Jul 2017
App users to star in Freeletics advertising campaign
Four civilians have been selected to star in Freeletics’ advertising campaign, as the Munich-based fitness company attempts to demonstrate the universality of its offer. The firm’s ‘Real People, Real Results’ campaign shows that “anyone can reach their goals” using Freeletics’ apps and digital personal trainers, .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Google brings back Glass tech with focus on improving job productivity
Google’s Glass smart wear technology has been resurrected with job productivity in mind, two years on from the company scrapping its original consumer model. The original technology, worn like a regular pair of glasses and fitted with a display offered hands free access to notifications, navigation and .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
eGym appoints European director as UK head exits
Equipment and software supplier eGym has appointed Eric Wenig as its European director at the same time that its UK head Jochen Michaelis is leaving the company. Wenig, previously vice president at Nutanix, Hitachi, and Hewlett-Packard, has spent his career helping companies exploit opportunities offered by .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Ramside Hall to launch treehouse accommodation
Ramside Hall Hotel, Golf and Spa near Durham has unveiled its latest sky high development – six luxury treehouses. The two- or one-bedroom treehouses will all have a private living room and bathroom with a free-standing copper bath. The treehouses will able to situate up to 4 adults. The owner, John .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
IHRSA European Congress to focus on technology
The 17th Annual International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) European Congress will focus on what fitness leaders need to know about staying ahead in an evolving industry. With the theme “Fitness and Technology: Staying Ahead in an Evolving Industry”, the four-day event in London will see .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Freeman expands sports and entertainment reach with acquisition of BaAM
Brand experience provider Freeman has announced the acquisition of creative production company BaAM, expanding its business into the sports and entertainment markets. Headed by CEO Reg Bronskill and president Annemarie Roe, with past Themed Entertainment Association (TEA) president Christine Kerr the .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Virgin launches boxing fitness class Punch
Virgin Active has launched Punch - a boxing workout that consists of 12 rounds, focusing on speed, core and power. The class, which has premiered at its Barbican health club in London, consists of a warm up followed by rounds of combinations on punch bags with interval body conditioning. Rounds 1-4 are classed .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Cliveden House's new Garden Spa ready for launch
The spa at the privately-owned Cliveden House boutique hotel in Taplow, UK, has reopened following an extensive redevelopment. Housed within its own space, The Garden Spa will include seven treatment rooms, dedicated relaxation areas, an indoor pool and a large wet area with infrared sauna and infused .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Saudi Arabia government grants US$2.6bn to tourism projects
Saudi Arabia’s government has allocated SAR9.9bn (US$2.64bn, €2.29bn, £2.02bn) to develop and rebuild the country’s tourism projects in its attempt to turn it into a world-class tourism destination. Over the past few years, the country’s leaders have paid great attention to various sectors of tourism and .... More>>
20 Jul 2017
Stirling Prize shortlist: Leisure buildings in running for UK architecture's biggest prize
A trio of leisure projects have made the shortlist for the prestigious 2017 Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building, which was announced today (20 July). The British Museum World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre in London by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, Hastings Pier by dRMM Architects, and the .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
TRIB3 appoints chief financial officer as part of growth strategy
Sheffield-based boutique gym TRIB3 has appointed a chief financial officer as the company expands into mainland Europe and beyond. Joaquín Gali, the former chief executive of Eurona Telecom, will be dealing directly with the expansion of TRIB3 in Spain and other locations. The appointment comes after TRIB3 .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Strong Q1 shows increases in key visitor markets for British tourism
New figures released by VisitBritain have shown strong growth in overseas visits from markets including China, Australia, France and the US. Based on figures from the first three months of 2017 the record first quarter showed overall visits up by 10 per cent, with spending increasing 16 per cent over the same .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Exclusive: Chester Zoo MD details £100m redevelopment masterplan
Chester Zoo will redevelop 100 acres (405,000sq m) of its existing site into grassland and forest areas as part of a £100m (US$130.4m, €113m) development masterplan. The grasslands area will be located in the western part of the zoo and will be characterised by large, open savannah landscape populated by a mix .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Bodystreet to double UK franchise sites
Electric muscle stimulation (EMS) franchise Bodystreet is doubling its portfolio of UK sites to six, with operations in Eltham, Birmingham and Gibraltar planned to open this year. Studios will be between 800-1,200sq ft (74-111sq m), offering one-on-one or two-on-one lessons, from £19.99 (US$26, €22.60) per .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
New wellness concept targeting luxury hotels secures first site
A new personalised health and wellness concept is looking to target luxury hotels and high-end residential properties in the UK and Europe. Created by entrepreneur David Higgins – co-founder of Ten Health & Fitness – BodySPace combines a premium fitness gym with nutritional advice and wellness solutions, .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Coastal health club St Michaels opens after £2m investment
St Michaels Health Club has opened after a £2m (US$2.6m, €2.3m) revamp of the former Falmouth Beach Hotel site, bringing urban fitness to the coast of Cornwall. The 120sq m (1,290sq ft) club, which includes brands such as Technogym, Matrix, Escape, Concept 2 and Kaiser, has an indoor track and outdoor Fitness .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Former Commonwealth champion joins Birmingham 2022 bid team
Brendan Foster, the former Commonwealth 10,000m champion, has joined the team trying to bring the 2022 Commonwealth Games to Birmingham. Foster is the founder of the Great Run Company, the mass participation sports event body that organises the Great Birmingham Run, the Great Birmingham 10k and Birmingham .... More>>
19 Jul 2017
Dublin's Guinness Storehouse announces €16m expansion
Ireland’s most popular visitor attraction is seeking to draw even more visitors after the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin announced €16m (US$18.5m, £14.2m) expansion plans centred around doubling the size of its Gravity Bar. The culmination of the Guinness visitor experience, the plans will see the creation of a .... More>>
18 Jul 2017
Tourism projects receive funding in latest round of VisitEngland's £40m Discover England Fund
Development of a London/Bristol tourism route, a tour of Britain’s world famous horse-racing courses, travel packages for 18-35 year olds, and an urban food and drink hub have been named as the latest projects to receive funding from VisitEngland’s £40m Discover England Fund. The “Great West Way” project .... More>>
18 Jul 2017
London's best new and future leisure projects celebrated in awards ceremony
A scheme by architecture firm Nex for a green-topped cafe overlooking the London running track where Roger Bannister trained for his famous four-minute mile has won the Unbuilt Hotels & Hospitality category at the 2017 New London Architecture Awards. The competition celebrates the best new and proposed .... More>>
18 Jul 2017
Trampoline park wins service and safety awards
Jumptastic has become the first trampoline park to be awarded with two quality marks from leading sports and leisure quality schemes. Located in Gloucestershire, Jumptastic has achieved both Right Direction's new Trampoline quality mark, the first of its kind to be awarded in the UK, and Sport England's Quest .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
Alton Towers opens world-first CBeebies hotel
Alton Towers has extended its relationship with the BBC following the launch of its new world-first 76-bedroom CBeebies-themed hotel at the resort and theme park. Developed with pre-schoolers and young families in mind, child-friendly design is at the heart of the hotel, with steps to sinks, children’s toilet .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
Stevenage FC asks fans to invest as it plots new stand
Stevenage Football Club has offered fans the chance to invest as it attempts to raise £500,000 (US$653,410, €569,492) to build a new stand for its Lamex Stadium. Supporters and interested parties will be able to make £500-plus donations in exchange for a five-year mini-bond. Donors will be paid their money .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
Five in contention to be UK City of Culture 2021
Coventry, Paisley, Stoke, Sunderland or Swansea will be named as the UK City of Culture 2021 later this year after making the shortlist for the award. The winner will be revealed in December 2017, and will become the third UK City of Culture following Derry-Londonderry and Hull, and will receive a £3m (US$3.9m, .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
Elevate wins trade show award
Health and fitness trade show Elevate has beaten a number of organisations to pick up a gong at the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Awards 2017. The show, which is dedicated to the promotion of physical activity, was recognised as the Best Trade Show Under 2,000sq m. It was chosen by judges ahead seven .... More>>
17 Jul 2017
FA to establish female-dedicated performance centres on university campuses
Eight university campuses will become home to High Performance Centres built specifically for women’s football as part of the Football Association’s (FA) plan to increase participation. Northumbria University, Sheffield Hallam University, a Manchester consortia of Manchester Metropolitan and the University of .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
Studio RHE merge restaurant with co-working space at London's placemaking Palatino
British architecture practice Studio RHE have merged an Italian restaurant and a modern co-working space under one roof in London’s Clerkenwell design district. Palatino is both the entrance space for newly opened co-working venue Fora Space, and a stand alone restaurant by Stevie Parle, chef and owner of the .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
Heritage Lottery funding secured to establish Paralympic heritage centre at Stoke Mandeville
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded the National Paralympic Heritage Trust £1m (US$1.3m, €1.1m) to establish a heritage centre in the UK chronicling the history of the Paralympic movement. Paralympic sport dates back to 1948, when Dr Ludwig Guttman, director of the UK’s first specialist unit for .... More>>
14 Jul 2017
Only 5 per cent of athletes funded by UK Sport come from black or Asian backgrounds
The number of athletes from ethnic minority backgrounds being funded by UK Sport has not increased over the past year, shining the spotlight on the organisation’s diversity credentials. Of the 1,124 athletes receiving public and National Lottery funding from the quango between April 2016 and March 2017, only 1 .... More>>
13 Jul 2017
Boutique brand Digme Fitness to open fourth studio
Digme Fitness will be opening a 3,900sq ft (362sq m) pay-as-you-train branch in London's Blackfriars next week, offering cycling and HIIT classes. Launched in June 2016 in Richmond, southwest London, the boutique brand also has studios in Moorgate in central London, and Oxford. The Blackfriars facility will .... More>>
13 Jul 2017
Longleat eyes extended stays with hotel and waterpark plan
Plans to develop a 240-bedroom hotel, waterpark and conference facility at the Longleat Estate in Wiltshire are likely to be greenlit when the plans go before councillors next week. Longleat Enterprises – the commercial arm of the 465-year-old estate – lodged the plans with Wiltshire Council in February .... More>>
13 Jul 2017
New icon for Natural History Museum as Dippy is replaced by giant blue whale
London’s Natural History Museum has completed a major revamp of its main hall, with its blue whale skeleton replacing the national institution’s much-loved Diplodocus replica – a sight which has welcomed visitors to the museum for more than 37 years. The museum made the move as it aims to refresh its image, .... More>>
13 Jul 2017
Active Newham expresses sadness after death of Para athlete
Leisure Trust Active Newham has expressed sadness after the death of Para athlete Abdullah Hayayei following a training ground incident on Tuesday evening (11 July) at Newham Leisure Centre. Emergency services were called shortly after 5pm to reports of a seriously injured man. Police, London Ambulance Service .... More>>
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