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08-10 Feb 2015
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11-13 Feb 2015
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18-19 Feb 2015
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21 Feb 2015
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26 Feb 2015
Quest & NBS Conference 2015
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02-04 Mar 2015
International Hotel Investment Forum (IHIF)
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03 Mar 2015
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04-05 Mar 2015
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10-11 Mar 2015
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27 Jan 2015
1Rebel launches first boutique in City of London
After much anticipation and a raft of headlines, the first 1Rebel microgym has launched in the City of London. The company, which aims to shake-up the fitness industry as a ‘market disrupter’ – in a similar vein to businesses like Uber and Airbnb .... More>>
26 Jan 2015
US investors buy Jurys Inn group for £680m
The Jurys Inn hotel group has been sold to US private equity firm Lone Star as part of a £680m (US$1.02bn, €909m) deal. The sale of the business – which comprises 25 hotels across the UK and a further five in Ireland – comes less than two years .... More>>
26 Jan 2015
The Ritz London's recently refurbished spa partners with Elemis
Following a recent refurbishment, The Ritz Salon at The Ritz London has partnered with luxury British skincare range Elemis, which will be the sole spa brand used at the hotel. Now home to a double treatment room, single treatment room, manicure .... More>>
26 Jan 2015
Cambridge United abandons plans for new stadium
Cambridge United Football Club looks set to remain at the R Costings Abbey Stadium after the club announced it had sidelined plans to move to a new ground. Previously, the League Two club had aimed to move to a new stadium in the Trumpington area, .... More>>
26 Jan 2015
Les Mills announces 2015 global fitness tour with Reebok
Reebok and Les Mills are teaming up to stage a series of one-day festivals that will see mass-participation group workouts take place around the world. Having kicked off a five-year partnership in 2013, the two fitness giants have worked closely on .... More>>
26 Jan 2015
Crowdfunding campaign for swimming pool in London’s Thames
Launching next month, an online crowdfunding campaign is looking for £10m (US$15m, €13.3m) to make outdoor swimming in London’s Thames a reality. Plans for an outdoor swimming pool, known as the Thames Baths, have been in the works for a while. .... More>>
26 Jan 2015
Tourism Alliance urges government rethink on Air Passenger Duty
The Tourism Alliance has called on the government to address inconsistencies in Air Passenger Duty (APD) policy across the UK, to avoid “distorting the tourism market.” Last week’s publication of the Smith Settlement for Scotland – outlining which additional powers should be devolved to Scotland in the wake of the recent referendum – revealed that responsibility for setting APD will soon fall to the Scottish .... More>>
26 Jan 2015
Lifestyle Fitness founder Carl Gripenstedt dies, aged 59
Moving tributes have been paid to Lifestyle Fitness chair and founder Baron Carl Gripenstedt, who has died suddenly one month shy of his 60th birthday. Regularly referred to as a ‘legend’ of the health club industry, the Swede started Competition Line (UK) – the company behind Lifestyle Fitness – in 1982. His tireless efforts saw the Lifestyle Fitness chain enjoy considerable growth, with nearly 60 low cost clubs in the UK today and plans for several more in Europe. A tribute on the Lifestyle Fitness website .... More>>
23 Jan 2015
Medi-spa cosmetic surgeon certification rules to change
The UK’s Royal College of Surgeons wants a new system to certify surgeons for separate cosmetic procedures to prevent doctors from carrying out surgeries outside their specialities. Medi-spas will be affected by the new system that will stop GPs .... More>>
23 Jan 2015
Exercise a vital component of PTSD treatment: study
A landmark research project has concluded that individualised and targeted exercise programmes are a vital part of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. The findings, published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica are the result of work by researchers at the University of Sydney and the city’s St John of God Health Care Richmond Hospital. There is mounting evidence of the important role exercise plays in combating depression, as well as how spa therapies can .... More>>
23 Jan 2015
BMF becomes preferred career supplier for ex armed forces personnel
Outdoor exercise provider British Military Fitness (BMF) is in line to offer even more career opportunities to ex-armed forces personnel, after winning Ministry of Defence (MoD) approval. The company has been accepted onto the highly-regarded .... More>>
23 Jan 2015
Cineworld to launch UK's first 4D cinema later this month
One of the UK’s largest cinema chains – Cineworld – has announced the opening of Britain’s first ever 4D cinema. Using 4DX technology, the new cinema will be unveiled at Cineworld’s Milton Keynes multiplex on 30 January, with the new auditorium .... More>>
23 Jan 2015
New fitness trackers aim to delve deeper into data
A new pair of fitness tracking devices from heart rate monitor specialist Mio Global have been designed to set pulses racing by offering unprecedented levels of accuracy. Launched this month, the Mio Fuse (used for general exercise) and Mio Velo .... More>>
23 Jan 2015
Coniston Hotel breaks ground on 16,500sq ft spa in Yorkshire Dales
The Coniston Hotel and Country Estate has announced the development of a spa adjacent to the property’s hotel building in the UK's Yorkshire Dales. Set to open in Q4 2015, the 16,500sq ft (1,533sq m) spa will offer views over the estate’s 24 acre (10 hectare) lake. Expected to create at least 35 new jobs for .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Virgin Active to offer Tough Mudder training sessions
Virgin Active has landed an exclusive three-year partnership with Tough Mudder that will see the health club chain offer tailored training sessions to new legions of outdoor competitors. Marketed as the ‘toughest event on the planet,’ Tough Mudder .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Researchers work to reset circadian rhythms to prevent illnesses caused by disrupted sleep
Doctors from Canadian universities in Montreal have conducted a study to explore the possibility of resetting circadian rhythms – sleep cycles – with the aim of adjusting to atypical work schedules and other sleep disruptions to prevent related .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Dorset's £80m Jurassica attraction 'worth £20m' to local economy annually
The £80m (US$121m, €104.4m) Jurassica dinosaur attraction proposed inside a limestone quarry in Dorset, UK, could generate £20m (US$30.3m, €26.1m) for the local economy every year, according .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Chinese-backed £65m mixed-use scheme in Sheffield gets go-ahead
Work will begin in Sheffield this July on a new £65m mixed-use development which has received significant backing from a consortium of Chinese investors. Designed by Sheffield-based architects Hadfield Cawkwell Davidson, the New Era Square scheme .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Wellness expert Anni Hood to lead GWI's 2015 wellness tourism congresses
The Global Wellness Institute (GWI), an international think tank that develops research and resources to positively impact the global wellness industry, announced plans to deliver its Global Wellness Tourism Congress (GWTC) in multiple cities during 2015. International wellness expert Anni Hood will highlight .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Real Madrid still king of football revenue, beats Man Utd to second
European Champion Real Madrid remains the richest football club in the world, according to the latest edition of the annual Deloitte Football Money League – which measures annual revenues of football clubs. It is the 10th year running that .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Matfen Hall launches £300,000 thermal spa
Matfen Hall Hotel, 15 miles west of Newcastle, UK, has unveiled its latest development in a rolling programme of investment, launching a new £300,000 (US$455,000, €392,000) thermal spa. The 53-bedroom estate has added a full thermal spa journey to .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Major redevelopment underway at Cwmbran Stadium
Work has started on a major redevelopment at Cwmbran Stadium in Wales, which will see the creation of a 70-station fitness suite and the existing four-court sports hall remodelled into a .... More>>
22 Jan 2015
Beauty Experts Academy launched by three female entrepreneurs
Three women have launched an exclusive academy for health and beauty business professionals, providing systems and strategies to help them significantly grow their businesses. The Beauty .... More>>
21 Jan 2015
2015 to be the year of gym innovation, predicts Ray Algar
Major health club brands such as LA Fitness, Fitness First, Anytime Fitness and Sports Direct will seriously innovate their consumer offering as they battle to assert themselves in a changing market, predicts a new report. The Review of the UK .... More>>
21 Jan 2015
Millford Hall Hotel near Stonehenge plans boutique spa
Millford Hall Hotel, a Georgian mansion dating back to the 1800s just a short drive from Stonehenge, UK, is adding a £500,000 (US$756,200, €652,300) spa to its four-star amenities. The property is owned by Hughes Hotels, which has brought in consultancy Spa Creators to create the Lime Spa – expected to open in May 2015. Alistair Johnson, managing director of Spa Creators, spoke exclusively to Spa Opportunities, .... More>>
21 Jan 2015
York’s £41m multi-use stadium set for 2016 opening
Building services firm ISG has been confirmed as the preferred construction partner for the £41m York Community Stadium and Leisure Complex scheme. The mixed-use stadium development, which ISG will build as part of a consortium led by non-profit facility management company GLL, will become the new home for .... More>>
21 Jan 2015
Tour de France helps Yorkshire break tourism records
Yorkshire’s hosting of the Tour de France Grand Départ helped the region set a new record for overseas visits during Q3 2014, with foreign cycling fans contributing to a £230m spend during the period. As Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and tourism .... More>>
21 Jan 2015
Klafs acquires Thermarium Bäder-Bau
Spa equipment manufacturer Thermarium Bäder-Bau has been acquired by the Klafs Group – a sauna, pool and spa manufacturer. Klafs recently acquired all shares of Thermarium, which had previously been part of a sizeable Tyrolean group of companies involved in public health and plumbing engineering. Thermarium .... More>>
21 Jan 2015
Pete Burt named new managing director of WLCT
Leisure provider Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust (WLCT) has appointed Pete Burt as its new managing director. Burt, who joined WLCT in 2004, assumes the role as current chief executive Stuart Murray retires at the end of March. Having recently worked as WLCT’s executive director of business development – .... More>>
20 Jan 2015
£400m leisure complex to border Peak District
Prime Minister David Cameron has fired the starter pistol on plans for a £400m (US$608m, €525m) leisure, health, sport and education destination on a reclaimed opencast mining site in Chesterfield. On a recent visit to the US, the UK premier announced a raft of bilateral investment deals worth more than £1.1bn .... More>>
20 Jan 2015
Humphrey Cobbold appointed new Pure Gym CEO
Low cost operator Pure Gym has recruited Humphrey Cobbold to be the chain’s new CEO, with current incumbent and company founder Peter Roberts to assume the role of executive chair. Cobbold, who is the former CEO of online cycling retailer Wiggle, .... More>>
20 Jan 2015
Meditation could prevent workforce absenteeism: UK cross-party inquiry
An eight-month UK inquiry by a cross-party group of MPs and peers on mindfulness, found frontline public servants could be less likely to fall ill with stress or quit altogether if they use mindfulness to help control anxiety and depression. .... More>>
20 Jan 2015
Introducing: the pilot scheme behind the £2m This Girl Can campaign
Last week’s high profile launch of the This Girl Can campaign will owe any success it achieves to an innovative pilot scheme that has been running in Bury since September 2013. The I Will If You Will project – delivered by Bury Council with .... More>>
20 Jan 2015
BMF first to receive ukactive Outdoor Code of Practice certification
Outdoor exercise provider British Military Fitness has become the first operator to receive ukactive Outdoor Code of Practice certification (OCOP). Currently in its launch phase, the OCOP forms part of ukactive’s commitment to raising standards for .... More>>
20 Jan 2015
Poundland cuts the fat with £1 fitness range
In the latest example of physical activity becoming ever more affordable and accessible beyond the four-walls of the gym, bargain basement retailer Poundland has launched its own range of .... More>>
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