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Published on 06 July 2018
Manchester launches new cycling and walking network, Puregym acquires Soho Gyms, U2 announces plans for a music attraction and work starts on a new £10m spa at Carden Park.
Published on 03 July 2018
Global fitness company Les Mills has teamed up with awards and qualifications body Sports Leaders UK to launch a new partnership, which will support schools, children, parents and carers to be physically active through a “Netflix-style” platform.
Published on 29 June 2018
The centenary of Britain's Royal Air Force (RAF) is being celebrated in London, with the transformation of the capital's RAF Museum, which reopens to the public tomorrow (30 June).
Published on 28 June 2018
A U2 attraction in the heart of Dublin could become one of Ireland's most visited tourist attractions, after plans were unveiled to open an exhibition centre on the capital's waterfront.
Published on 27 June 2018
Officials in Manchester have revealed plans to create a city-wide cycling and walking network made up of more than 1,000 miles of routes – including 75 miles of Dutch-style segregated bike lanes.
Published on 26 June 2018
The latest chapter of the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan – published this week – has received a mixed reaction from the physical activity sector.
Published on 20 June 2018
A major artwork by Mark Wallinger and architects Studio Octopi has been launched in the English district of Runnymede, celebrating the legacy of Magna Carta.
Published on 19 June 2018
The Gym Group acquires most of easyGym sites, too much HIIT could be dangerous, Olympic hero Roger Black launches coaching platform and Merlin takes action to show solidarity with people affected by rail chaos.
Published on 13 June 2018
The Gym Group is to buy 13 sites from easyGym in a deal worth £20.6m, with an additional £4.1 million being paid once lease extensions are agreed on two of the sites.
Published on 13 June 2018
Britain's rail network is currently in such a state, that even its Lego alternative has cancelled its services.
Published on 12 June 2018
The Activity Alliance has launched a new initiative as part of efforts to offer disabled people more opportunities to get physically active.
Published on 11 June 2018
David Lloyd Leisure plans German opening, elite sport faces funding changes, Bamford Haybarn spa launches outdoor spa and whisky producer The Macallan blurs boundaries between distillery and visitor experience.
Published on 08 June 2018
A new study has suggested that there is an "urgent need" for evidence-based guidelines around high-intensity interval training (HIIT) – including the setting of a weekly, upper limit for exercisers.
Published on 04 June 2018
Architecture firm Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners + Partners have completed a distillery and visitor experience for whisky producer The Macallan, embedded into the landscape of Scotland’s Easter Elchies Estate.
Published on 04 June 2018
A team of entrepreneurs – including double Olympic medalist Roger Black – has launched a new online service which will help connect members of public with sports coaches.
Published on 01 June 2018
The Bamford Haybarn Spa in the Cotswolds has launched a new outdoor experience.
Published on 01 June 2018
Experts say exercise should be prescribed to all cancer patients, Hiitgirl plans brand expansion, double Olympic Champion launches gymnastics initiative, plus we find out how much you would need to pay for the ‘world’s longest spa break’.
Published on 30 May 2018
John Treharne, founder of The Gym Group, will step down from his role as CEO in September.
Published on 17 May 2018
All cancer patients – regardless of the type of their illness – should be prescribed exercise as part of their treatment, according to the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA).
Published on 29 May 2018
Susan Dyson, founder of Hiitgirl, has revealed plans to develop the brand and expand its presence beyond the single studio site in London's Highgate.
Published on 25 May 2018
Blackpool Pleasure Beach has debuted its highly-anticipated steel launch coaster – Icon – which opens to the public today (25 May).
Published on 25 May 2018
Double Olympic gold medallist, Max Whitlock, has launched a new gymnastics programme pledging to get one million more young people doing gymnastics by 2020.
Published on 22 May 2018
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Published on 24 May 2018
Viking Cruises has launched an around-the-world luxury cruise, complete with a LivNordic spa, making it the longest spa break in the world.
Published on 23 May 2018
Egyptian striker Mo Salah, winner of this year's Golden Boot for being the top goalscorer in the English Premier League, has donated a pair of his boots to the British Museum, where they have entered the institution's world-famous Egyptian collection.
Published on 15 May 2018
Budget chain Xercise4Less has secured growth investment worth £42m from Swedish credit provider Proventus Capital Partners.
Published on 15 May 2018
London's Design Museum has been named the winner of the European Museum of the Year Award.
Published on 10 May 2018
Holidaymakers will need to pay "significantly" more for flights in order to offset their carbon footprint, after it was discovered that global tourism's environmental effect is nearly four times bigger than previously thought.
Published on 08 May 2018
Major League Baseball (MLB) will be making its European debut next year, when the London Stadium will host two regular season games between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.
Published on 08 May 2018
Having GPs based in gyms and health clubs – where they could work together with exercise professionals to get those struggling with obesity more active – is among key recommendations made in a new report by Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH).
Published on 04 May 2018
Gym chain DW Fitness First has revealed its strategic vision to become the UK’s largest sports participation brand.
Published on 04 May 2018
Disney's research arm is aiming to take virtual reality to the next level, developing a new haptic technology to simulate impact on the human body.
Published on 03 May 2018
The shortlist for this year's Museum of the Year Award has been revealed, with the Brooklands Museum, Ferens Art Gallery, Glasgow Women’s Library, the Postal Museum and Tate St Ives all in the running for the prestigious prize.
Published on 01 May 2018
Construction work will finally begin on The Wave Bristol project, after the team behind the inland surfing attraction secured a partnership deal with surf technology specialist Wavegarden.
Published on 22 May 2018
• The UK fitness industry has continued to grow in size and value according to a new report • Xercise4Less reveals plans to use international funding to drive its expansion plans • Jennie Price to leave her role Sport England in October • London's Design Museum wins the European Museum of the Year Award • Adidas donates a pair of Mo Salah’s boots to the British Museum
Published on 15 May 2018
• Calls for GPs to be on-site in gyms and leisure centres • DW Fitness First combines retail and fitness businesses • Major League Baseball moves into London Stadium • Construction begins at The Wave, Bristol • Japan House set to open in London • Price of flights may increase to offset carbon footprint
Published on 08 May 2018
• UK consumers prioritising fitness and sport ahead of eating and drinking out • US-giant Xponential Fitness announces UK franchise plans • Billionaire Shahid Khan bids to buy Wembley Stadium • Diageo announces new Johnnie Walker attraction for Edinburgh • The Massage Company to open more UK sites - hiring staff now
Published on 26 April 2018
• David Lloyd launches PTV service to get TV addicts more active • ECB launches new '100 balls' format into professional cricket • Thorpe Park increase their IP portfolio • New ISPA survey shows spa staff are happy, loyal and wish to remain in the sector
Published on 18 April 2018
• Maria Sharapova and architect Dan Meis launch new venture • energie Fitness prepare for float or trade-sale • Michael Carrick funds inner-city football project • Swansea Council's new waterfront plans • Natural History Museum in London announces new plastic-free water cans
Published on 11 April 2018
• Celebrity trainer Mark Anthony on his new FirstLight Cycle studio • This Girl Can launches in Australia • Warrington's dementia-friendly leisure centre • First glimpse of Paris EuropaCity • Sugar Tax to benefit sport and activity
Published on 05 April 2018
Gym Group takes its PT training in-House, US fitness franchise Omni Fight Club enters UK market and could golf hold the key to get people active?
Published on 27 March 2018
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visit Titanic Belfast while The Gym Group rebrands Lifestyle clubs and plans 20 new sites. Elsewhere, Mandarin Oriental prepares for the launch of its new spa and Mark Hamill – aka Luke Skywalker – opens Skywalk attraction in Gibraltar.
Published on 23 March 2018
UFC Gym enters UK fitness market, Spurs reveal new images of stadium, Disney to invest US$100m in children's hospitals worldwide, Bannatyne Group posts record profits, Eureka! plans second site and Pulse Group has new majority owner.
Published on 13 March 2018
Loughborough University to open a hotel targeting visiting athletes, Virgin Active has reopened its Kensington club, a pop-up sandwich spa is coming to London, Women’s sport is on the upswing and offering free access to exercise has a dramatic effect on the health of communities.
Published on 06 March 2018
Brunswick spins off its Life Fitness business, Lanserhof plans UK opening and Brewdog reveals hotel ambitions.
Published on 27 February 2018
Boutique fitness club operator Studio Lagree opens third London studio, Everton Football Club to let fans decide stadium design and Thorpe Park introduces Walking Dead coaster.
Published on 20 February 2018
Celebrity survivalist Bear Grylls reveals plans for multi-million pound survival attraction, the UK's franchise fitness market hots up and a survey is launched to study the effects of loneliness.
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