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Baby boomers beat millennials

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… when it comes to regular exercise   Research released by Nuffield Health ( this week reveals that 60-somethings are visiting the gym more frequently than the younger population. Nuffield Health collected data from 77 of its fitness and well-being gyms across the UK earlier this year to reveal that the average age of their most [...]

Women’s Sport Trust #BeAGameChanger Awards

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At a star-studded event in London on 12 May, the winners of the 2016 #BeAGameChanger awards were announced, organised by the Women’s Sport Trust. Visual campaign director at Women’s Sport Trust Danielle Sellwood shares some of the highlights from the evening. The awards, now in their second year, are designed to showcase incredible talent and [...]

Life Fitness equips European Space Agency

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It was certainly an incredible sight to close the month of April, as Tim Peake picked up the pace during his space marathon. Peake took to the record books on marathon day to become the first man to complete a marathon in space. The astronaut completed the race in three hours, 35 minutes and 21 [...]

Why ruin the parkrun fun?

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A local council has voted to become the first in the world to charge parkrun a fee for the use of its grounds. FitPro’s Olivia Hubbard shares her opinion on the latest news to hit the running community. “Envisage overweight councillors ‘lording it up’ as they ponder whether to opt for the steak and ale [...]

Gyms lack provision for disabled

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According to a recent poll conducted by Parallel London, 83% of people with disabilities would like to take part in more physical activity.1 A good reason for all gym operators to sit up and take note is the fact that just 17.2%1 of adults with life-long illness, disability or infirmity are currently participating in weekly [...]

Are boutiques squaring up to gym giants?

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Consumers love a great gym deal but, in 2016, there is a business model posing quite a threat to large established gym chains: emerging as a strong force, the boutique club is glitzier and better dressed than our older giants. According to Barclays, the number of its customers operating a small health and fitness venture [...]

Fitness in 2016 never looked so good

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As part of the FitPro LIVE 2016 Workshop Series, there will be jam-packed days allowing instructors and their class participants to experience MOSSA’s exciting and inclusive new programmes throughout the UK. MOSSA’s goal is to get 50% of every club’s members involved in group exercise and so it offers a wide variety of programmes to [...]

New talent service from Active IQ

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Active IQ, one of the UK’s leading awarding organisations in the active leisure, learning and well-being sector, has launched Active IQ Talent Match to help fulfil the growing business needs of Active IQ-approved training providers and to provide qualified tutors, assessors and verifiers with employment opportunities. The free online service allows training providers to post [...]

Dragon’s Den yoga concept takes off

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This year sees a development in the world of yoga after elevated platform BeamBlock launches into the leisure centre space. The BeamBlock product secured approval and investment from Dragons Den’s Peter Jones and Touker Suleyman, after inventor Thierry Giunta propositioned his fitness concept to the investors. The product will initially be launched at Woking Leisure [...]

Equinox unveils provocative ad campaign

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Equinox, a high-performance lifestyle leader in luxury fitness, is unveiling a new brand campaign for 2016 entitled ‘Commit to Something’ (#COMMITTOSOMETHING). The provocative campaign presents a collection of seven images shot by world-renowned fashion photographer Steven Klein, which aims to display the powerful, conscious, human expression of commitment. Equinox believes in a world where ‘commitment’ [...]

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