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in this issue

• Fitness United set up to support sector
• MPs write to Rishi Sunak, asking for tourism support
• Government 'stepping up plans' for the return of sport


Property & tenders
Unique partnership opportunity to develop an outstanding health & wellness retreat
Location: Greywell, Hampshire Company: Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Opportunity to Operate Allestree Park Golf Course
Location: Company: Derby City Council
Sale of Exceptional Development Site: Portugal's first truly holistic wellness retreat
Location: Company: Cadavais Investimentos Turisticos
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News headlines
ukactive creates steering group for independent gym operators  
ukactive creates steering group for independent gym operators

By Tom Walker

Industry body ukactive has launched an Independent Operators' Steering Group, catering for members who run independently-owned sites or a small number of locations, as part of a bid to become more representative of the sector. The group will be made up of organisations from different areas of the sector and .... more>>
BREAKING: Gyms can reopen on Saturday 25 July  
BREAKING: Gyms can reopen on Saturday 25 July

By Tom Walker

The UK's fitness industry can finally get back to business on Saturday 25 July, following the government's announcement today (9 July) that gyms and leisure centres can reopen their doors to the public. Culture minister, Oliver Dowden, made the announcement at the government's 5.00pm press conference. Dowden .... more>>

Announcement on gym and spa reopening dates expected at 5.00pm today  
By Liz Terry

HCM understands a decision on reopening dates for gyms and also for spas will be made today at a one-off government press briefing by culture secretary, Oliver Dowden, at 5.00pm. .... more>>
Gyms thrash pubs by over 2,000% in google reopening searches  
By Liz Terry

Interest in gym reopening in England is reaching fever pitch, with an announcement expected any time now. To calibrate interest and lighten the mood at this tense time, HCM has done .... more>>
Free COVID-safe training offered for all via CIMPSPA's new ReActivate platform  
By Tom Walker

A free-to-access training platform has launched to help the sport and fitness workforce confidently return to work, as lockdown measures are eased. The £250,000 ReActivate initiative has .... more>>
Glasgow Life announces opening dates for its gyms  
By Tom Walker

Glasgow Life, which runs leisure and culture facilities on behalf of Glasgow City Council, has said that it will begin opening its gyms and fitness facilities from 17 August. The .... more>>
Gymbox says it's had threats of legal action over reopening plans, but no explanation as to why the government is keeping gyms closed  
By Tom Walker

Boutique gym operator, Gymbox, faced threats of legal action over its bid to reopen on 4 July, with CEO, Marc Diaper deciding not to proceed as a result. In late June, following the .... more>>
Industry fears local lockdowns could scupper reopening – could also recalibrate the value of gym businesses  
By Liz Terry

A number of gym operators are concerned that local lockdowns could come into effect in some areas of the UK before gyms reopen, further delaying the full restarting of the industry .... more>>
Breaking: gyms could reopen ‘in a couple of weeks’, says Boris Johnson  
By Tom Walker

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that gyms may be able to reopen in a ‘couple of weeks’. Johnson made the comments during an interview with radio station LBC this morning (3 .... more>>
Consumer confidence rises as people 'eagerly await' reopenings  
By Tom Walker

UK consumer confidence has improved significantly since the beginning of the lockdown, with a fifth of households now thinking they will be better off in the next 12 months. PwC’s .... more>>
Active Uprising and National Summit go free and digital for 2020  
By Liz Terry

ukactive has announced that Active Uprising and the National Summit are going digital as part of free events programme for 2020 The events will be held online in July and October after a .... more>>
Government inspects gyms, as sector pushes hard for consent to reopen  
By Tom Walker

Industry body ukactive has today (1 July) hosted a delegation of government and public health officials on visits to a number of gyms and leisure centres. The delegation, which included .... more>>
GO fit secures 'COVID-19 safe' certification  
By Tom Walker

Health and fitness company Ingesport – which operates the GO fit chain of gyms in Spain and Portugal – has secured an official certification by AENOR for its protocols against COVID-19. .... more>>
Gym chain takes legal action over order to close when restaurants remain open  
By Tom Walker

Mountainside Fitness in Arizona has filed a lawsuit against state's governor, Doug Ducey, after he ordered gyms to shut their doors again for at least a month to tackle a "second spike" in .... more>>
Half the population 'feeling guilty' for not exercising as lockdown workouts fizzle out  
By Tom Walker

Physical activity levels in England have continued to fall from those recorded at the initial phase of lockdown – partly due to schools, shops and workplaces reopening, giving people less .... more>>

Features
Francesco Arlotti

The way I see it:
Francesco Arlotti


Technogym’s head of digital solutions shares his thoughts on how operators can ensure their future success
Paul Bowman

Interview:
Paul Bowman


The CEO of Wexer says COVID-19 has changed customer expectations and operators must adopt a hybrid physical/digital model to survive post-pandemic


HCM News:

Stay up to date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity
Matrix Fitness

Supplier showcase:
Matrix Fitness


University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance equipment
Debra Wein

HCM People:
Debra Wein


The City of Portland in Maine, US, is investing in a wellness programme for its entire workforce. We talk to the founder and CEO of Wellness Workdays
What members say

US stats:
What members say


New research gauges the feelings of members about returning to the gym
The fightback begins

Finance:
The fightback begins


Nadim Meer advises operators on how to position themselves as an attractive prospect for investment
Dan Bond

HCM People:
Dan Bond


CrossFit Fort Ashton’s owner shares insights into how he built his tribe and got them through lockdown
Product news
myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package

myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
 
Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience

Bicester hotel opens purpose-built performance facilities to attract new target audience

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

The Bicester Hotel and Spa has launched purpose-built fitness and performance facilities to create a standalone, unique offering to attract a new demographic to the site.
 
EGYM launches digital functionality to help gyms adjust to a post lockdown world

EGYM launches digital functionality to help gyms adjust to a post lockdown world

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

As Governments turn attention to a lockdown exit strategy, the world is bracing itself for a ‘new norm’ where social distancing and heightened hygiene requirements become a part of daily life.
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Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering

Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
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Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
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