Tag: 2016

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 [...]

What it means to run a marathon

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Last month, thousands of people were elated to have secured a marathon place for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016. Official charity partner the NSPCC is calling on more runners to join its race team. 2016 will be a significant year for the NSPCC, as the children’s charity marks 30 years of its ChildLine service, [...]

Rugby descends on Rio

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With the countdown to Rio underway this month, FitPro highlights one sport in particular that returns to the Olympic programme after an incredible absence of time: rugby. Cue the remarkable journey of the England women’s sevens rugby team as they prepare to compete under the watchful gaze of Christ the Redeemer. Will it all be [...]