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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
Tender for license to occupy outstanding sports facilities in central London
Location: 11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD Company: Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Exciting leisure farm opportunity
Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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News headlines
Google's Fitbit acquisition demanded compromise over the use of personal health data  
Google's Fitbit acquisition demanded compromise over the use of personal health data

By Tom Walker

Google has finally completed a US$2.1bn deal to acquire Fitbit, marking the tech giant's long-awaited entry to the wellness tech market. The deal was first announced in November 2019, but has taken more than a year to complete. The acquisition was only approved by the European Union after Google had agreed .... more>>
Personal trainers on alert as police in England say restrictions on travelling to exercise should be written in law  
Personal trainers on alert as police in England say restrictions on travelling to exercise should be written in law

By Tom Walker

One of England's highest ranking police officers has called on government ministers to clearly define the maximum distance people are allowed to travel to undertake their daily exercise, in a move that could impact the way personal trainers are operating under England's lockdown restrictions. Personal training is .... more>>

New online fitness membership PRO+ by Virtuagym helps gyms generate revenue during lockdown  
By Steph Eaves

Virtuagym, a leading provider of fitness technology for gyms and trainers, has announced the launch of PRO+, a new solution that enables operators to generate revenue while being closed and .... more>>
Fitness First launches free workout hub called FitX Player  
By Tom Walker

Fitness First has launched a new free digital fitness hub, offering users a wide range of virtual classes and training sessions. Called FitX Player, the online resource will provide .... more>>
Gym Group brings in Wais Shaifta and Rio Ferdinand as non-execs and eyes expansion  
By Tom Walker

The Gym Group has brought in Rio Ferdinand and Wais Shaifta as non-executive directors, signalling a broadening of its remit, new horizons and an intention to continue to refine and expand .... more>>
COVID-19: majority of children now fail to meet recommended exercise levels  
By Tom Walker

Less than half (44.9 per cent) of children and young people in England met the recommended levels for exercise (60 minutes or more a day) during 2020. The devastating impact of the .... more>>
70 per cent of UK adults 'want to get healthy' in 2021 – another reason for gyms to reopen  
By Tom Walker

An England-wide survey of over 5,000 adults found that 80 per cent of people aged over 18 have made the decision to change their lifestyle in 2021. Of those, 70 per cent want to become .... more>>
Fitness sector represented at Parliamentary Committee – calls for plan to deliver pandemic recovery  
By Tom Walker

The government needs to provide the fitness and physical activity sector with a plan which will not only provide immediate, essential measures to secure its future, but will also help it to .... more>>
People exercise less and drink more during lockdowns  
By Tom Walker

Some Brits drop their exercise habits, eat unhealthily and drink more alcohol during lockdowns, according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A study of 1,000 people, .... more>>
Bez launches home workouts with PT Andrew Naylor  
By Liz Terry

New year, new celeb workout as Mark ‘Bez’ Berry announces the launch of his own Joe Wicks-style youtube workout channel – Get Buzzin’ with Bez. Best known for shaking his maracas and .... more>>
Mike Ashley adds gyms to the mix for new high-end retail roll out  
By Tom Walker

Frasers Group will open three new regional flagship Flannels-branded retail stores during 2021 – each of which will feature fitness studios. The Mike Ashley-owned retail group is betting .... more>>
Gym lockdown costing NHS £31m a month  
By Tom Walker

The closing of gyms, leisure centres and swimming pools under COVID-19 restrictions is costing the NHS £7.25m a week in lost social value. The figure has been calculated based on the loss .... more>>
UK gyms will lose around £400m a month during lockdown  
By Tom Walker

The UK physical activity sector will lose around £400m a month during lockdown. The figure, from industry body ukactive, is based on lost membership fees and takes into account existing .... more>>
1Rebel enters Middle East with two club in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  
By Tom Walker

HIIT brand 1Rebel has entered the Middle Eastern market for the first time, with the launch of two clubs in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The clubs will be operated in partnership with Saudi-based .... more>>
UK gym industry calls for sector-specific government financial support  
By Tom Walker

ukactive has called on the UK government to draft a new National Physical Activity Plan and provide further sector-specific financial protection for operators in the activity sector, to .... more>>

Features
2020 gamechangers

Research:
2020 gamechangers


This was a year when research helped transformed the gym sector into a serious political force. Two pieces of work stand out in terms of timely impact
The suppliers

2020 Vision:
The suppliers


Our creative, innovative suppliers constantly repond to customer needs with R&D and new launches. They share their thoughts on how the industry can thrive in 2021
Technogym: It's streaming – your way

Sponsored:
Technogym: It's streaming – your way


Technogym has ramped up its live and on-demand services this year. We hear how the new streaming services are being used by operators to build customer engagement
Physical Company: Tried and tested

Supplier showcase:
Physical Company: Tried and tested


Physical Company is launching a raft of new products in 2021, following consultation with clients, we get more details about the design process and what’s in store for the new year
A year like no other

2020 Timeline:
A year like no other


This has been a year like no other and in recognition of the amazing work done by the health and fitness sector, we’ve curated the key stories from our reporting this year to tell the story of 2020
Thank you

2020 Vision:
Thank you


In this special edition of HCM, we wanted to say a huge thank you to our industry partners who have stood firmly by our side this year, enabling us to continue our work of lobbying on behalf of the sector and keeping everyone connected. Our 2020 Vision report is their contribution to this review of 2020
Egym: Game changer

Supplier showcase:
Egym: Game changer


Egym is working with operators of gyms and physiotherapy businesses, enabling them to respond to an increasing demand for wellbeing services. We find out more about how it works
The PRs

2020 Vision:
The PRs


The industry is fortuate to have a number of dedicated, passionate and skillful comms, marketing and PR agencies and we celebrate their contribution in this chapter
Product news
Ariston’s range of water heaters can reduce running costs for gyms

Ariston’s range of water heaters can reduce running costs for gyms

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Ariston’s electric water heaters create hot water cost-effectively, ensuring gym-goers can enjoy a post-workout shower, due to fast reheat times and large storage capacities.
 
A runner’s life, by Dame Kelly Holmes

A runner’s life, by Dame Kelly Holmes

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

I started running when I was 12 years old, a skinny girl with an afro. I knew I loved running, I felt free and seemed to glide easily rather than pound the pavements.
 
Uscreen announces first to market Apple Watch Fitness Tracker

Uscreen announces first to market Apple Watch Fitness Tracker

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

At Uscreen, we pride ourselves on being proactive innovators in the industry. We're continually doing our research and predicting where the industry is going so we can ensure the state-of-the-art technology to back you up in your video business.
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Precor

Throughout our history, we have been at the vanguard of fitness innovation and award-winning CV products.

For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every day, by advancing what’s possible in design innovation, member experience and service.
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Featured Suppliers
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
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?

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