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30 Sep 2014
UK adults spend 'five times longer' in front of screens than they do exercising: poll
The majority of UK adults spend five times longer in front of a TV, tablet, PC or mobile screen than they do exercising in a normal week, according to a recent poll. The research released by ukactive, surveyed 2,095 UK adults over the age of 18. .... More>>
30 Sep 2014
Bottoms up: Heatherwick’s Bombay Sapphire Distillery ready to go
One of Britain's best-loved gins - Bombay Sapphire - is set to open up its new home, a distillery and visitor centre in Laverstock, Hampshire. Opening its doors on 1 October, the Laverstock Mill has been completely renovated and fitted out for .... More>>
30 Sep 2014
LIW 2014 kicks off in Birmingham
The 26th annual Leisure Industry Week (LIW) begins this morning (30 September) at Birmingham’s NEC, with more than 200 exhibitors and 7,500 visitors expected at the three-day event. There will be more than 120 live demonstrations and 80 educational .... More>>
30 Sep 2014
Rank Group rolls the dice on Belfast casino proposal
Gaming giant Rank Group has pitched plans for a new mixed-use leisure development – including a casino – to Belfast City Council, but will require a reversal in Northern Ireland’s strict .... More>>
29 Sep 2014
Portsmouth FC clears all debts following Supporters Trust takeover
Portsmouth FC has announced that it has now cleared all debts following the club's exit from administration in April 2013. The resurgence has been led by majority owners The Pompey Supporters Trust (PST), which took charge after a tumultuous period in Portsmouth's financial history. The club has been sent .... More>>
29 Sep 2014
BMF promotes Mark Wood to head training tutor
Outdoor exercise provider British Military Fitness (BMF) has announced the appointment of Mark Wood as its new head training tutor. A nine-year health and fitness industry veteran, Wood joined BMF five-years-ago as an instructor and has quickly risen through the ranks. His new role will focus on the continuous improvement of the quality and consistency of .... More>>
29 Sep 2014
UK tourism on the agenda at Conservative Party Conference
The growth potential of the UK tourism industry will come under the spotlight today (29 September) during a seminar at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham. Last year was a record for inbound UK tourism with 33 million people visiting .... More>>
29 Sep 2014
Blackpool waterpark staff undergo crucial incident training
The largest indoor waterpark in the UK has put its lifeguard team through its paces, holding an incident training session to better prepare the team as part of an ongoing programme to help ensure guest safety. Sandcastle Waterpark’s IQL Approved Training Centre is one of the leading courses in its field. The training session was put together with the help of team members and volunteers from the nearby Fleetwood & Garstang YMCA Rookie Life Saving Club. The session at the park in Blackpool was overseen by .... More>>
29 Sep 2014
British Museum turns to Minecraft in attempt to lure new audience
The British Museum in London has revealed plans to recreate the entire facility – complete with all of its exhibits – in virtual form using the popular video game Minecraft. A part .... More>>
29 Sep 2014
Global Wellness Institute's branding structure revealed at GSWS 2014
Susie Ellis, chair and CEO of the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS), unveiled the branding structure of new industry body the Global Wellness Institute (GWI) at the GSWS 2014, in Marrakech, Morocco, earlier this month. The GWI, whose conception .... More>>
29 Sep 2014
Former BBC HQ to be transformed into leisure haven
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects (AHMM) has released new images of its proposed masterplan for the former BBC headquarters site in the White City area of London. Developer Stanhope has commissioned AHMM to be in charge of the redevelopment .... More>>
29 Sep 2014
Stationary bike exercise could boost effectiveness of dialysis treatment: study
Patients undergoing dialysis for kidney failure could benefit from exercising on a stationary bicycle during the treatment, according to a new study from the Alberta Health Services in Canada. Following a three-month study of 31 patients under the .... More>>
26 Sep 2014
Stalker: New NICE guidelines will help strengthen activity evidence base
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellent (NICE)’s new guidelines for commissioners regarding exercise on referral schemes have been praised by ukactive for helping to ‘drive forward the evidence base for physical activity.’ Public health is currently a hot topic among leisure providers, with many eager to pick up referrals from GPs prescribing exercise to patients. During a panel discussion at SIBEC 2014, .... More>>
26 Sep 2014
UK's £2bn Paramount theme park 'needs investment in public transport system'
A new report on Paramount’s £2bn (US$3.2bn, €2.5bn) theme park development in Kent, UK, has said that more investment will be needed in public transport, with greater use of the River Thames. The theme park resort, which gained fast-track .... More>>
26 Sep 2014
Women’s Sport Trust partners with Matrix to spotlight female role models
A new collaboration the Women’s Sport Trust charity and international exercise equipment manufacturer Matrix Fitness is bidding to raise the profile of role models in women’s sport in the UK. The partnership will see both organisations working to .... More>>
26 Sep 2014
Almost three quarters of 16 to 24-year-old internet users 'interested in wearable tech'
Almost three quarters of 16 to 24-year-olds have used or hold an interest in wearable technology, according to new figures published by GlobalWebIndex. The research shows that at a global .... More>>
26 Sep 2014
Joanne Bannatyne bids to bring boutique indoor cycling to the north east
Duncan Bannatyne's ex-wife is embarking on a new health and fitness venture as she bids to replicate London’s current indoor cycling boom in the north east of England. Joanne Bannatyne, who divorced the entrepreneur and TV personality last year and was also managing director of Bannatyne’s Fitness, runs a .... More>>
25 Sep 2014
EAS 2014 draws to a close in Amsterdam
The Euro Attractions Show (EAS) held at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre in Amsterdam, Netherlands, draws to a close today (25 September) after a three-day run. For the first time in the event's 11-year history, the booths sold out, with 441 exhibitors from 36 countries presenting their latest products .... More>>
25 Sep 2014
Wellness Award winners announced at GSWS 2014
The first ever Global Wellness Award winners were announced at the Global Spa & Wellness Summit (GSWS) in Marrakech, Morocco, earlier this month. The Global Wellness Awards were given to individuals in three categories: Wellness Innovator, Leader in Sustainability and Leading Woman in Wellness. The GSWS board of directors determined the winners. Don Ardell PhD and John Travis MD, two wellness experts considered to be .... More>>
25 Sep 2014
Investors rediscovering passion for golf resorts, says new HVS report
Investors are rediscovering the appeal of European golf resorts, with in excess of €386m (US$491m, £301m)-worth of major single asset transactions in golf occurring this year, according to a new report by global hotel consultancy HVS London. The .... More>>
25 Sep 2014
Lancashire CCC launches innovative way to raise funds for Old Trafford hotel project
Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) has launched a new retail bond in the hope of raising £3m to build a new hotel at its Old Trafford ground in Manchester. Investors are being invited to put money into a five-year initial fixed-term bond offering 7 per cent gross interest per annum for investments from .... More>>
25 Sep 2014
Wallace Collection's Great Gallery reopens after £5m refurbishment
Originally built in the 1870s at the back of a grand central London townhouse, the popular exhibition space called the Wallace Collection’s Great Gallery has reopened after a £5m (US$8.2m, €6.4m) refurbishment. This space has been closed for two years. Home to some of the most famous 17th century European .... More>>
25 Sep 2014
Heat-sensitive wearable layer to keep body warm in cold conditions
Plans are afoot for the release of a wearable smart-heated base layer to keep sports enthusiasts, outdoor workers and the general public warm during the winter months. FuelWear’s Flame Base Layer is a layer of upper-body clothing, which features .... More>>
25 Sep 2014
Listening to music could offer enhanced benefits for interval training: study
Listening to music while taking part in interval training could help exercisers to work out harder and also increase their enjoyment levels, according to a new study published in the online journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. .... More>>
25 Sep 2014
Focus training targets corporate market with launch of Staff Academy
Health and fitness tuition provider Focus Training is making a renewed push to expand its presence in the corporate market through the launch of a new Staff Academy. The Staff Academy has been created to provide bespoke training to employers seeking staff training at their own venue, with Focus bidding to harness its experience of working with local authorities, .... More>>
24 Sep 2014
Australasian Spa Association's 2014 Expo & Conference scheduled for October
The Australasian Spa Association’s (ASpa) annual Conference & Expo will take place from 26-28 October at the five-star Langham Hotel in Melbourne, Australia. Spa industry professionals from Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and neighbouring islands in .... More>>
24 Sep 2014
New research suggests exercise may help to shrink cancerous tumours
Exercise could bring added benefits for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, potentially reducing the amount of drugs they require, according to research led by the University of Pennsylvania. Researchers, whose findings have now been .... More>>
24 Sep 2014
Nine out of 10 schools have “improved PE lessons” since 2013
A new report from the Department of Education claims that 90 per cent of schools have improved their PE and sport offering since the introduction of enhanced government funding in 2013. The PE and Sport Premium grants, introduced last year, have .... More>>
24 Sep 2014
Keiser bolsters UK business with double appointment
Keiser has moved to expand its commercial and sales teams in the UK with the double appointment of Nick Startin and Mark Gregory. Startin, who becomes commercial director for Keiser UK, boasts more than 35 years’ experience in the fitness industry. He worked as sales director and commercial director for several .... More>>
24 Sep 2014
Combined training may be most effective for weight loss in obese teens: study
Combining aerobic exercise with resistance training could prove to be the most effective answer to the growing problem of teenage obesity, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The Healthy Eating Aerobic and Resistance Training in Youth (HEARTY) study was led by researchers at the University of Calgary and University of Ottawa. It saw participation from 304 overweight teens in the Ottawa .... More>>
23 Sep 2014
Liverpool FC gets go-ahead for major stadium expansion
Liverpool FC’s plans to increase capacity of the club’s Anfield Stadium by around 13,000 seats have been given the green light by Liverpool City Council (LCC). LCC’s planning committee met earlier today (23 September and resolved to grant planning .... More>>
23 Sep 2014
Abandoned train tunnels below London 'to be transformed' into leisure sites
Up to 34 Transport for London (TfL)-owned “ghost” train tunnels running beneath the UK capital could soon be transformed into an array of attractions and leisure sites, according to reports. It is understood that TfL is preparing to invite companies to bid to take part in the transformation of several disused .... More>>
23 Sep 2014
Exclusive: PayasUgym targets Bitcoin payments for one third of UK gyms
Online gym pass provider PayasUgym will soon begin testing Bitcoin as a form of payment across its network, paving the way for more than a third of UK gyms to be able to sell membership via the cryptocurrency. The news marks a major step forward for the health and fitness industry, making it a relatively early adopter of a digital currency described by Bill Gates as a “technological tour de force.” Launched in 2009, Bitcoin is the ‘currency of the internet’ and has been .... More>>
23 Sep 2014
Exeter Golf and Country Club partners with ESPA for new spa
Wear Park Spa at Exeter Golf and Country Club has partnered with ESPA and will open its two-treatment room facility on 1 December at the 120-year old retreat, with plans for future expansion. On the first floor of the Club’s Georgian manor house, .... More>>
23 Sep 2014
Could 'No' vote serve as a further boost for Scottish tourism?
Holiday bookings from England to Scotland increased by four per cent in the immediate aftermath of the 55 per cent to 45 per cent referendum vote against independence, according to travel comparison and booking site GoEuro. The positive spike in .... More>>
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