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16-17 Sep 2014
The Energy Event 2014
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17-18 Sep 2014
Hotel Investment Conference (Hot.E)
London, United Kingdom More>>
17-20 Sep 2014
Nuremberg, Germany More>>
18 Sep 2014
Active by Design summit
London, United Kingdom More>>
18-20 Sep 2014
World Spa & Well-being Convention 2014
Bangkok, Thailand More>>
21-22 Sep 2014
Olympia Beauty
London , United Kingdom More>>
23-25 Sep 2014
EAS (Euro Attractions Show) 2014
Amsterdam, Netherlands More>>
24 Sep 2014
Postgraduate Open Evening - Bucks New Uni
High Wycombe, United Kingdom More>>
25 Sep 2014
Group Leisure and Travel Trade Show
Birmingham, United Kingdom More>>
25-27 Sep 2014
4th Fitness Health Wellnes India Expo 2014
New Delhi, India More>>
30 Sep - 01 Oct 2014
Dubrovnik, Croatia More>>
30 Sep - 02 Oct 2014
Leisure Industry Week (LIW)
Birmingham, United Kingdom More>>
01-04 Oct 2014
Termatalia Argentina
Termas de Río Hondo, Argentina More>>
03 Oct 2014
Eleventh Annual LAGA Golf Day
Bushey, United Kingdom More>>
04-05 Oct 2014
London, United Kingdom More>>
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17 Sep 2014
Nottingham named as City of Football by Sport England
Nottingham has been crowned as Sport England‘s City of Football, edging out bids from Manchester and Portsmouth to receive £1.6m to get more people in the city playing football regularly. Due to start in early 2015, the two-year project sees the .... More>>
17 Sep 2014
Alan Holl leaves Virgin Active to join TRX
Body weight training supplier TRX has announced the appointment of Alan Holl – previously head of fitness at Virgin Active UK – to operate as senior director of Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. Holl has held senior fitness roles with both Fitness First and Virgin Active in the health club sector, having previously had a 13-year career in the British military. .... More>>
17 Sep 2014
Health club teams up with timber firm to create beastly boot camp
One of the South West’s largest independent health clubs has teamed up with a local timber merchant to produce a boot camp obstacle course designed to push even the fittest of gymgoers to the limit. Fountain Timber has created a series of bespoke, .... More>>
17 Sep 2014
Battle of the beverages: Energy drinks edging out sports solutions
Sales of sports and energy drinks are expected to pass the £1.5bn mark in the UK in 2014 – but the majority are drunk at home rather than the gym, according to research house Mintel. And while the energy drinks sector continues to grow, with sales .... More>>
17 Sep 2014
Rushden Lakes development takes further step forward as landscape architects appointed
Plans for the Rushden Lakes eco-considerate hospitality, attraction and retail centre in Northamptonshire have moved forward after landscape architects were appointed for the project, meaning more detailed design work can now get underway. Located at the Skew Bridge brown field site, the £50m ($85m, €63m) .... More>>
17 Sep 2014
Apple Watch: will the smartwatch trend really catch on in the UK?
Last week saw the long-awaited unveiling of Apple’s first truly new product in four years as it pulled back the curtain on the Apple Watch, but given the recent publication of lukewarm .... More>>
17 Sep 2014
‘Sharing isn’t caring’ – health body warns athletes of infection risks
Sports participants, particularly rugby players, have been warned that poor dressing room hygiene and excessive sharing of toiletries could lead to serious skin infections spreading through their team. Public Health England (PHE) experts have said .... More>>
17 Sep 2014
Northern Ireland looks to resurrect long-forgotten heritage attraction
A visitor attraction in Northern Ireland – constructed in 1902 and once the country’s most popular tourist attraction, drawing even more visitors than the Giant’s Causeway – is looking for a .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
Everyone Active joins PayasUgym network
Online gym pass provider PayasUgym has continued its busy start to September by adding Everyone Active clubs to its growing network – which comprises more than a third of the UK’s 6,000 gyms. The news comes just a week after PayasUgym launched its .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
Everton FC granted permission to move forward with stadium development
Everton Football Club can move forward with plans to build a new stadium in Liverpool park, according to the city’s council which described the project as a “catalyst” to spark regeneration in the nearby area. The proposed 50,000-seat stadium to .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
Foster + Partners-designed home for Queen's Row Barge axed
Plans by Foster + Partners for a modern boathouse and visitor centre in Twickenham, UK’s, Orleans Park to house the Queen’s Royal Row Barge have been shelved by Richmond Council, following fierce opposition from the public. Gloriana – the first .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
Coca-Cola sponsors more than 6 out of 10 water and theme parks
Coca-Cola is the most active sponsor of theme and water parks worldwide, with the soft-drink giant sponsoring more than six out of every 10 parks, according to new research. 62 per cent of theme parks and water parks surveyed by IEG research reported that the beverage producer was a sponsor, with Panama Jack .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
Mecanoo's Library of Birmingham in the UK hits record numbers
Borrowing and visitor numbers to the UK's new £189m (US$307m, €237m) Library of Birmingham – designed as both a library and a visitor attraction – by Mecanoo Architects, have doubled in comparison to its predecessor, the old Central Library. The Library of Birmingham, which opened on to the public on 3 September .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
Les Mills to host tri-city fitness sessions on National Fitness Day
Global group fitness brand Les Mills will support National Fitness Day on 26 September with mass participation exercise events engaging hundreds of people in London (Covent Garden), Birmingham (Victoria Square) and Bristol (Centre Promenade). .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
VisitBritain hails chancellor’s new Chinese visa initiative
VisitBritain has welcomed chancellor George Osborne’s plan to refund the cost of up to 25,000 visas for Chinese tourists, describing it as the ‘perfect catalyst’ for a boom in visitors from the Middle Kingdom. The scheme is expected to generate between £8-15m, and between 150 and 300 new jobs for the tourism industry, with tour operators refunding the visa costs to Chinese booking UK tours. The announcement was made by Osborne at an economic summit in London – attended by Chinese vice premier Ma Kai – where .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
Andy Murray’s hotel restaurant told to improve before becoming FSA-approved
Tennis star Andy Murray’s Chez Roux restaurant at his Cromlix House hotel has suffered a setback after being told that improvements are required before it can be approved by the Food Standards Agency (FSA). The five-star property, named Scotland’s .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
Peppa Pig workout programme to tackle inactivity among toddlers
Leisure operator Places for People is to harness the ubiquitous popularity of Peppa Pig in a bid to banish inactivity among children under five. Entertainment One – creator of the all-conquering IP – has teamed up with activity programme design startup Tumuv to produce the new Move with Peppa programme, which will roll out across Places for People Leisure centres in January 2015. Designed to build motivation, physical confidence, coordination and balance two to four .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
Is Vasper the future of spa fitness offerings?
Vasper, a hi-tech training system based on cooling and compression, has been designed to deliver the benefits of anaerobic exercise without the high intensity effort. With organisations including Google and NASA among its admirers, the product has been earmarked as a potentially vital tool for helping savvy spa operators make sure their fitness offering is up to date. .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
Coca-Cola to stamp brand on London Eye in new sponsorship deal
Merlin Entertainments has announced a new commercial partnership with Coca-Cola, which will see the beverage giant become the new sponsor of the London Eye from January 2015. The deal includes full-naming rights to the popular London attraction, .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
Edinburgh’s four-star Radisson Blu Hotel on the market with price tag of £59m
Edinburgh’s four-star Radisson Blu Hotel has been put up for sale with a price tag of £59m (US$95.8m, €74.1m), with its owners also seeking to shift properties in Manchester and Glasgow. .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
Higher levels of physical activity in schoolboys related to improved academic performance: study
Higher levels of physical activity during boys' first three school years has been linked to improved academic performance, according to a new study published in the PLOS ONE journal. A growing amount of research has alluded to the health .... More>>
16 Sep 2014
MIT Media Lab unveils wellness initiative
The MIT Media Lab, an interdisciplinary research facility, has launched a wellness initiative designed to spark innovation in the area of health and wellbeing, while promoting healthier workplace and lifestyle behaviours. The Robert Wood Johnson .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Will parkour make the jump into gyms through new fitness classes?
Coaching company Parkour Generations (PG) is hoping to give a leg-up to the increasingly popular parkour training discipline by launching its new MOV’ concept, a group exercise fitness programme designed for health clubs and leisure venues. MOV’ .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
What does an unhealthy BMI look like?
Health messages and pictures of what a healthy and unhealthy BMI look like should be combined, according to researchers who believe that as the rest of the global population’s obesity levels rise, we may all lose sight of what a healthy body actually looks like. African American women are not concerned about .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Chinese group Reignwood buys UK's famous Wentworth Golf Club for £135m
Chinese investment group Reignwood Investments has purchased the UK’s famous Wentworth Golf Club, home of the PGA European Tour, from WG Acquisition for £135m (US$219m, 170m). The new owner will take charge of a prestigious property that is the venue of the BMW PGA Championship and which also hosted the first .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Cosslett turns to ex-IHG colleague for Fitness First CMO position
Fitness First has appointed David Anderson as chief marketing officer to lead the latest phase of its brand transformation. Anderson is thought to have impressed group CEO Andy Cosslett during the pair’s time together at hotel chain InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG). Both men joined IHG in 2005 and worked .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Victorian Woodhall Spa baths to reopen after 40 years
A plan to reopen the historic Woodhall Spa baths, which gave the Lincolnshire village its name, has been announced by developers after 15 years of attempts to renovate the derelict building – currently considered an eyesore by residents. The Woodhall Spa Pump Room and Baths, which closed in 1983, has been .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
ICC to push ahead with wearable tech development to prevent illegal bowling
The International Cricket Council (ICC) is looking to continue research in partnership with an Australian developer to produce a reliable wearable sensor that can detect illegal bowling actions in the game. International cricket has seen a number .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Romford Leisure Development moves step further forward
The long-awaited creation of the Romford Leisure Development has taken a step forward, with demolition work beginning to clear the ground of an old ice rink, allowing Havering Council to concentrate on its own plans for an ice-rink led leisure .... More>>
15 Sep 2014
Short bursts of exercise still bring impressive results for health and wellbeing: study
Exercise may not be the all or nothing health remedy some consider it to be, with brief bursts of moderate physical activity still contributing to increased longevity, according to a new study published by the Journal of American College of .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
£60m Science Museum transformation underway
The evolution of London’s Science Museum is now well underway, with several ‘starchitects’ being named to design its new galleries, while a new exhibition space is now set to open on 25 October. Universal Design Studio’s Communication Gallery .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
Harry Potter studios to unveil dark arts section
Harry Potter’s loyal army of fans has an insatiable appetite for all things related to the boy wizard. Attractions themed around this fictional character are a surefire winner and now Warner .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
£400m ‘Olympicopolis’ design competition now open
Mayor of London Boris Johnson, has opened a major design competition for a new £400m (US$650m, €503m) educational and cultural quarter at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, east London. .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
Fit to fly - Nike and Teague team up to create an 'Athlete’s Plane'
It’s no secret that athletes are said to have a ‘home-game advantage’, but how do teams combat the sometimes negative effects of ‘playing away’? Nike and design consultancy Teague have come up with a solution. In order to minimise the effect of air travel and changing time zones on sportsmen and women, Teague .... More>>
12 Sep 2014
Consortium of Chinese investors backing £65m development in Sheffield
A consortium of Chinese investors is backing plans being put forward for the creation of a new £65m leisure, residential and business district in the steel city of Sheffield. Headed by businessman Jerry Cheung, managing director of Sheffield-based .... More>>
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