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Low-cost gym operator Xercise4Less will open its 50th UK club in Chesterfied later this year. The 30,000sq ft (2,800sq m) site, due to open in ... More
Mold Leisure Centre in North Wales will undergo a £1.4m redevelopment which will see under-used squash courts being transformed into a large gym space. Flintshire ... More
Sport England has earmarked £1.5m to extend the Get Set To Go scheme, which encourages people with mental health issues to join mainstream sports clubs, ... More
A major new consultation aiming to shape the future of children’s physical activity across the UK has been launched by not-for-profit health body ukactive. The ... More
Plans to redevelop Urmston Leisure Centre in Greater Manchester have been approved by Trafford Borough Council, paving the way for contractor Willmott Dixon to begin ... More
Scotland has become one of the first countries to have developed a single concussion policy for all sports, following collaboration between medics, sportscotland, national governing ... More
Alliance Leisure
Alliance Leisure
Offering free access to gyms and leisure centres – and promoting them heavily – could have dramatic results on the health of communities. That is ... More
The government has confirmed that a new Diploma in Sporting Excellence will be made available from September 2018 to replace the part-time Advanced Award in ... More
More Leisure Community Trust and its managing agent Serco Leisure have been awarded a 10-year contract to operate Stoke Mandeville Stadium. The pair will take ... More
A new guide document on swimming pool safety – which all UK pool operators will have to adhere to – has been unveiled during the ... More
A consultation launched earlier today by not-for-profit health body ukactive will look to shape future policy for children’s sport and physical activity in the UK. ... More
ukactive has named Dr James Steele as its new principal investigator – a role which will see him lead the ukactive Research Institute. Steele’s appointment ... More
Active IQ
Active IQ
Sport England has announced new funding for community groups which help people on low incomes become more physically active. A total of 26 projects have ... More
London is set to benefit from an additional 100 qualified, female football coaches, as part of a strategy to encourage more women and girls to ... More
A new four-day “celebration of physical activity” – combining a conference, awards night and a two-day programme of events, designed to get communities active – ... More
Great sports coaches will be celebrated in the UK’s first dedicated Coaching Week, to be held in June. UK Coaching has announced that the inaugural ... More
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is driving for the sports and physical activity sector to have an important role in the government’s ... More
TV journalist and presenter Dr Michael Mosley has been announced as a keynote speaker for this year’s inaugural Elevate Conference in London. Mosley, who presents ... More
Taylor Made Designs
Taylor Made Designs
A progress report on the government’s Sporting Future strategy has been overshadowed by the omission of more than £300m in cuts to a programme for ... More
Even low-levels of regular physical activity can lead to lower death rates among older women, research has concluded. As part of a Women’s Health Initiative ... More
Sports minister Tracey Crouch has described the government’s strategy for sport as making “good progress” since its introduction in December 2015. Crouch published the second ... More
Staff retention, leadership culture, professionalisation and quality standards will come under the microscope at this year’s European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF). The event, which ... More
The number of older people diagnosed with four or more diseases will double within the next 20 years due to rising levels of obesity and ... More
Leaders from the sport, fitness and technology sectors have unveiled a dynamic collaboration to stimulate growth for digital startups that help people get active. Three ... More
Plans have been revealed for a £14.5m leisure centre set to open in Woodley, near Reading, in 2020. Wokingham Borough Council has confirmed plans to ... More
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