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in this issue

• Gyms open, but group exercise fight looms
• ukactive reveals details of new Active Standard
• PureGym 'burning £4m a week' during lockdown


Property & tenders
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News headlines
Health clubs make case for 'essential service' status with COVID rehab programmes  
Health clubs make case for 'essential service' status with COVID rehab programmes

By Tom Walker

As health clubs prepare for reopening, some are introducing programmes designed to help people recovering from the effects of COVID-19. In the latest issue of HCM magazine, industry organisations and operators involved with these initiatives explain their work in an extended feature, researched and .... more>>
83% of US gyms survived 2020, but revenues fell 58% and a million people lost their jobs  
83% of US gyms survived 2020, but revenues fell 58% and a million people lost their jobs

By Tom Walker

US fitness industry revenue dropped 58 per cent during 2020 – from the US$35bn all-time high recorded in 2019 to US$15bn. The figure comes from industry body, IHRSA, which estimates that the industry lost US$20.4bn in 2020, just one year after the sector generated its highest-ever revenues. The US has been .... more>>

Could paying people to exercise drive down obesity levels?  
By Tom Walker

The UK government is exploring whether incentivising people financially to take part in physical activity could help drive down obesity levels. Sir Keith Mills, who founded the Air Miles .... more>>
Budget leaves fitness industry with unanswered questions, says Huw Edwards  
By Tom Walker

The Budget announcement has left the UK's physical activity sector with "unanswered questions" and vowing to continue to fight for additional support, says Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive. .... more>>
3d Leisure mobilises staff to deliver virtual school PE sessions  
By Tom Walker

3d Leisure has put the current lockdown to good use, by stepping in to help schools with their PE provision. As its fitness instructors, aren't able to work at 3d Leisure-managed .... more>>
Scottish gyms could open two weeks after English ones, no dates yet for Wales and Northern Ireland  
By Tom Walker

Gyms and leisure centres in Scotland are set to open on 26 April, provided that the rate of coronavirus infections keeps falling across the country. Revealing the Scottish government's .... more>>
400 gyms and leisure centres already lost, further 2,400 at risk without financial support  
By Tom Walker

Hundreds of gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres have been forced to close and thousands more are at risk unless they receive urgent, tailored, financial and regulatory support from the .... more>>
Planet Fitness CEO Chris Rondeau optimistic over sector's outlook  
By Tom Walker

People placing increased emphasis on their physical fitness, the advances made in digital fitness and the opportunities arising from a reshaped real estate landscape will help the fitness .... more>>
Public Health England publishes advice on tackling inequalities in physical activity  
By Tom Walker

A new guide looks to offer local level practitioners and commissioners – as well as those working in physical activity – help identify and break down barriers preventing people from taking .... more>>
Gym closures – what have the implications been for public health?  
By Tom Walker

What are the effects on public health of gyms and leisure centres being shut during lockdowns? Could more people be suffering worse symptoms – or even death – from COVID-19 due to physical .... more>>
FIBO 2021 makes one final move to November 2021. Normal service will resume in 2022  
By Tom Walker

The world's largest fitness trade fair, FIBO, has been rescheduled to November. The event will take place at the Koelnmesse exhibition centre in Cologne, Germany, from 4-7 November, having .... more>>
Physical activity sector will reopen in England on 12 April, but group exercise will have to wait until 17 May  
By Tom Walker

PM, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that gyms, swimming pools and leisure centres in England will reopen on 12 April if current virus containment continues. Prime Minister Boris Johnson .... more>>
Welsh gym operators furious over Welsh government's u-turn in gym reopening - ukactive issues challenge  
By Tom Walker

The re-opening of gyms in Wales has been pushed back by the country's First Minister – just two weeks after one of his ministers promised that health clubs and leisure centres would be among .... more>>
Tanni Grey-Thompson: lockdown hitting women’s health and widening gender gap  
By Tom Walker

The physical and mental health of women in the UK has been put under unprecedented pressure by the pandemic, according to Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. The paralympic legend and chair of .... more>>
Body fat 'killing more people than smoking' in England and Scotland  
By Tom Walker

Excess body fat and obesity are likely to have contributed to more deaths in England and Scotland than smoking since 2014, according to new research from the Institute of Health and .... more>>

Features
Tom Galvin

Interview:
Tom Galvin


Despite the pandemic, BPL has pushed on with ambitious rebranding plans. We speak to its head of corporate fitness
Sarah Storey

HCM People:
Sarah Storey


The paralympic champion is backing Sheffield City Region’s proposals to create safe, active travel routes
Kevin Yates

Interview:
Kevin Yates


The founder of boutique business TRIB3 talks COVID, kindness and the company’s ambitious global plans
Vern Hill

HCM People:
Vern Hill


Babywearing workouts help new mothers regain strength and confidence, says the founder of Carifit
Product innovation

fitness-kit.net:
Product innovation


Les Mills Content launches, Auster presents a new weighted vest, Hussle debuts its Membership Conversion Service and EXi teams up with Everyone Active
Technogym: It's streaming your way

Sponsored:
Technogym: It's streaming your way


Technogym’s Live and On-Demand solution is transformational for its clients


HCM directory:

HCM’s guide to products and services
Morten Hellevang

Interview:
Morten Hellevang


Norwegian gym chain EVO fitness is performing well, despite the pandemic. Its CEO shares the company’s strategies and growth plans
Product news
Indigo Fitness partners with human performance specialist to launch bespoke corporate fitness services to improve staff mental and physical health

Indigo Fitness partners with human performance specialist to launch bespoke corporate fitness services to improve staff mental and physical health

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

As the government looks into ways to stem the rising tide of health problems caused by physical inactivity, a sports performance specialist has launched a service aimed at helping improve the nation’s wellbeing while boosting business performance.
 
InBody UK announced as new NHS supply chain provider

InBody UK announced as new NHS supply chain provider

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

With the current pandemic and the nation becoming more focused on their own health, InBody is proud to announce it’s achieved approval to offer its medically graded body composition analysis products through the NHS supply chain.
 
Safe Space appointed official SUITMATE distributor for Great Britain

Safe Space appointed official SUITMATE distributor for Great Britain

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Safe Space, supplier of lockers and changing room solutions to the fitness and leisure industry, has been named official distributor for SUITMATE, the swimsuit water extractor.
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Legend Club Management Systems (UK) Ltd

Legend’s ultra-reliable cloud-based management software provides our customers a competitive edge.

Legend provides the leading software solution for driving improvements in leisure operations. We deliver savings and revenue gains, helping customers improve their business.
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What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?

The world has had to get used to social distancing in 2020 and any business operating in the leisure and hospitality sectors has had to face this challenge more than most.
  What does a socially distanced leisure centre and health club look like?
The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners

Member engagement software provider The Retention People (TRP) has unveiled the winners of its annual 2020 Member Experience Awards (MEA).
  The Retention People unveil 2020 Member Experience Awards winners

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