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in this issue

• NHS to invest in social prescribing
• Anytime begins roll-out of new club design
• Mondrian rebranded to match iconic site


Property & tenders
Expressions of interest – Waterlooville Leisure Centre development
Location: Waterlooville Hampshire Company: Horizon Leisure Centres
Expressions of interest – Waterlooville Leisure Centre development
Location: Waterlooville Hampshire Company: Horizon Leisure Centres
Expressions of Interest - High Lodge attractions 2019
Location: High Lodge, Thetford Forest Company: Forestry Commission
Sale by Tender - The stock of sports & PE equipment and sportswear
Location: Surrey Company: Marriott & Co.
FOR SALE - Hasting's Pier, A Symbol of Regeneration
Location: White Rocks, Hastings Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Martial arts-focused gym operator HITIO signs first UK franchise deal  
Martial arts-focused gym operator HITIO signs first UK franchise deal

By Tom Walker

Fitness operator HITIO Gym has signed its first franchise agreement in the UK. The Norway-based chain, which combines a traditional gym and studio offering with combat sports training, has revealed plans to open its first club in South London in the summer of 2019. The signing of the first UK franchise is part .... more>>
MoreYoga opens Woolwich site, plans 25 more sites in 2019  
MoreYoga opens Woolwich site, plans 25 more sites in 2019

By Tom Walker

Budget yoga chain MoreYoga has opened a studio in Woolwich, London. The launch is the first of 25 planned openings for 2019 and will be followed by four more new sites by the end of March. Three of the new studios will be standalone boutiques – in Balham, Hackney and Croydon – while one will be in partnership .... more>>

Gympass secures three-year Bannatyne extension – expands reach to all 72 clubs  
By Tom Walker

Corporate fitness sales specialist Gympass has secured a three-year extension to its deal with premium fitness operator Bannatyne. The deal follows an initial 12-month partnership which .... more>>
UK's first exercise referral accreditation scheme launched in Suffolk  
By Tom Walker

Bury St. Edmunds Leisure Centre in Suffolk has become the first facility in the UK to be awarded a new quality standard for exercise referral schemes. The accreditation is the first of .... more>>
Sensory Alliance launched to make sport more accessible for people with impairments  
By Tom Walker

British Blind Sport, UK Deaf Sport and national disability charity Sense have launched a joint venture called Sensory Alliance, designed to break down barriers to sport and physical activity .... more>>
Fitness Connection acquired by private equity firm Roark Capital  
By Tom Walker

US operator Fitness Connection, which has 41 health clubs across three states, has been acquired by private equity firm Roark Capital. The financial details of the deal – which sees Roark .... more>>
BH Live names Chris Symons as new CEO  
By Tom Walker

Chris Symons, who has spent the past 18 years at leisure trust GLL, has been named chief executive of BH Live, a social enterprise which operates leisure facilities across the South of .... more>>
Study: exercise improves cognitive performance in older adults  
By Tom Walker

Exercise alters brain blood flow and improves cognitive performance in older adults, according to research by the University of Maryland School of Public Health (UMD). The study, published .... more>>
eGym names Sir George Buckley as chair – hints at possible IPO  
By Tom Walker

Fitness tech group eGym has appointed Sir George Buckley as its new chair. Sir George's distinguished corporate career includes a stint as CEO of Brunswick Corporation, the parent .... more>>
Chris Evans launches RunFestRun event  
By Tom Walker

Radio DJ and media personality Chris Evans has launched a new running and music festival. Described as an event mixing "serious running with a serious party and line up of fantastic live .... more>>
Parkwood Leisure secures contract for Erewash Borough Council sites  
By Tom Walker

Parkwood Leisure has been awarded a 10-year contract to operate leisure facilities on behalf of Erewash Borough Council. As part of the deal, Parkwood will invest more than £1m in .... more>>
Worsley Leisure Centre gym reopens as part of £35m investment in public facilities  
By Tom Walker

Worsley Leisure Centre in Salford has opened following a £1.4m redevelopment of its fitness facilities. The centre, operated by Salford Community Leisure on behalf of Salford City Council, .... more>>
World Gym partners Myzone to launch small group training programme in Australia  
By Tom Walker

Franchised fitness operator World Gym International has teamed up with Myzone to launch a small group training programme in Australia. The World Gym Athletics programme is based on .... more>>
Orangetheory hits US$1bn revenue landmark in 2018  
By Tom Walker

Orangetheory Fitness recorded more than US$1bn (€875m, £765m) in system-wide revenues during 2018 – a record for the franchise-based operator. The company – which offers 60-minute HIIT .... more>>
Female-only fitness operator Vivafit enters Kuwaiti market  
By Tom Walker

Portugal-based operator Vivafit has taken its female-only franchised concept to Kuwait, with the opening of a health club at the Awtad Shopping Mall in the city of Al Jahra. The 400sq m .... more>>

Features
Victus Soul

Interview:
Victus Soul


Founders Paul Trendell and Chris Djuric tell us about their new boutique, which centres around boxing and running group fitness classes
Industry insights

Conference Report:
Industry insights


Where is growth coming from? How can operators compete? These questions were discussed at the Power Plate RISE event
Outside London

Ask the experts:
Outside London


Will boutiques work outside major cities? Kath Hudson asks the experts
Product innovations

fitness-kit.net:
Product innovations


A look at the latest innovations in health and fitness


International news:

Snap Fitness and FOD owner looks for new ‘strategic vision’
Prescribing activity

Strategy:
Prescribing activity


Sir Muir Gray calls for an ‘active therapy revolution’ in public health
The marketing edge

EHFF 2019:
The marketing edge


Marketing and sales will be the focus at the sixth European Health and Fitness Forum (EHFF), taking place in April
Lovely lockers

Design:
Lovely lockers


We’ve rounded up the latest designs and innovation in locker and changing room kit
Product news
Core's Star Trac FreeRunner features patent pending technology

Core's Star Trac FreeRunner features patent pending technology

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Core Health & Fitness has launched the Star Trac FreeRunner, an innovative treadmill featuring patent-pending technology designed to absorb impact and reduce injury.
 
Form launches yoga mats to minimise environmental impact

Form launches yoga mats to minimise environmental impact

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Form, a London-based fitness brand which aims to "take more carbon out of the atmosphere" than what goes into it during the manufacturing process, has unveiled yoga mats designed to combat single-use plastic waste.
 
Quantum Cryotherapy launches full-body cryotherapy chamber

Quantum Cryotherapy launches full-body cryotherapy chamber

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Quantum Cryotherapy, a Devon-based cryotherapy specialist, has launched the CryoQube, the world's first whole body cryotherapy chamber.
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EXF Fitness

EXF design and manufacture equipment from their UK base in Suffolk.

EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t stock ‘standard’ sizes as everything is produced to a bespoke design.
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Chief medical officer announced as Elevate 2019 keynote speaker

The UK Government’s chief medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, will be a keynote speaker at the Elevate Thought Leaders’ conference.
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MoveGB launches #MoveAgainstPlastic initiative in Sheffield

A New Year brings the chance for renewed focus and refreshed approaches.
  MoveGB launches #MoveAgainstPlastic initiative in Sheffield

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