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in this issue

• Gyms on the high street – it's a go!
• JD Gyms buys Xercise4Less out of administration
• Family operator, GetSetGo! reveals launch plans


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
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News headlines
Snap Fitness takes back UK and Ireland franchising rights from master developer  
Snap Fitness takes back UK and Ireland franchising rights from master developer

By Tom Walker

Snap Fitness has ended its agreement with its master franchisee for the UK and Ireland markets, by 'reacquiring' the territory. Snap had signed a master development agreement with fitness startup TwentyTwoYards in 2014, with the aim of opening 200 locations in four years. That was followed by the signing of .... more>>
Gyms won't automatically shut confirms UK government, in response to Parliamentary petition  
Gyms won't automatically shut confirms UK government, in response to Parliamentary petition

By Tom Walker

The UK government has provided a lengthy response to a petition which demanded that gyms stay open in England, even if there's a new spike in COVID-19 cases. The petition asked firstly for confirmation that gyms won't automatically have to close as part of any COVID-19 lockdown measures and secondly for gyms not .... more>>

German gym operators consider legal action as they're forced to close as part of a month-long lockdown  
By Tom Walker

Gym and health club operators in Germany are believed to be considering joint legal action against the German government, as gyms, health clubs and swimming pools in Germany are forced to .... more>>
Europe-wide study adds to growing evidence that regulated gyms are safe spaces  
By Tom Walker

The latest study into the infection rates recorded at gyms has shown that the average infection rate at gyms and health clubs across Europe sits at just 0.78 per 100.000 visits. An analysis .... more>>
New Presence.Fit platform combines AI with live personal trainers  
By Tom Walker

A new mobile fitness platform delivers personal training sessions to people at home by combining live fitness instruction with AI-enabled tracking and two-way audio-video. Presence.Fit .... more>>
Basic-Fit trading update shows operator planning 348 more clubs by end of 2022  
By Tom Walker

Europe's largest gym chain, Basic-Fit, has published its trading update for the first nine months of 2020, showing a strong cash position and increases in membership and clubs numbers. .... more>>
The Refinery harnesses augmented reality to launch avatar-based PT service  
By Tom Walker

Boutique operator, The Refinery E9, has launched a personal trainer (PT) service with a twist, by offering customers the opportunity to take part in exercise sessions led by an avatar. .... more>>
Lockdown's full impact on participation revealed by Sport England's new Active Lives results  
By Tom Walker

Gains made getting people more physically active over the last few years were all but 'cancelled out' during the first seven weeks of lockdown, according to Sport England. In publishing .... more>>
Cash boost for Northern Ireland in landmark VAT case  
By Tom Walker

Mid Ulster District Council (MUDC) in Northern Ireland has won a landmark VAT case, which could see councils in the country receive a multi-million pound payday. The case centred on .... more>>
UK leisure centres can bid for £100m of government support  
By Tom Walker

The government has pledged to invest £100m in supporting public leisure centres this winter, as part of a £1bn additional support package for local councils. Local Government Secretary .... more>>
Gyms in Liverpool win fight to reopen after tense standoff  
By Liz Terry

Gyms in Liverpool,UK, have been given the go-ahead to reopen, following a dramatic week of negotiations. The city had originally been excluded from the UK government's new 'tier 3' .... more>>
BMF pivots to franchising, puts original business through a CVA and appoints Mike Evans to drive global expansion  
By Tom Walker

Be Military Fit (BMF) has completed a restructuring project, designed to transform the outdoor fitness provider from a centrally-led company into a franchise business. Shareholders Bear .... more>>
Rod Hill signs énergie Fitness master franchise deal for Spain – plans 75 gyms  
By Tom Walker

Rod Hill, former president of TRIB3 and director general of Anytime Fitness Iberia, has signed a master franchise agreement with énergie Fitness to develop 75 clubs in Spain over the next 10 .... more>>
Preventable lifestyle diseases are driving COVID-19 and we need a radical change of direction to deal with it, says The Lancet  
By Tom Walker

Persistent and rising levels of lifestyle disease across the world have exacerbated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of The Lancet. .... more>>
Breaking: Gyms can stay open in tier 3 areas  
By Tom Walker

In breaking news, HCM understands the UK government has removed gyms and fitness facilities from the baseline measures for future tier 3 closures. This means that gyms and leisure centres .... more>>

Features
Hussle: New normal, new opportunity

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Hussle: New normal, new opportunity


Hussle is offering operators the opportunity to take part in a pilot for its new MAP service to enable them to secure new members without upfront costs.
Matrix Fitness: Matthew Pengelly

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Matrix Fitness: Matthew Pengelly


The MD of Matrix Fitness talks about adapting to business challenges through COVID-19 and beyond
The road to recovery

Research:
The road to recovery


Modelling by 4global shows what we can expect for UK public sector fitness


HCM News:

Stay up to date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity. This month, how eliminating lifestyle disease is the key to ending the pandemic
Legend software: Exceed your potential

Sponsored:
Legend software: Exceed your potential


A look at how you can unlock hidden value in your operation with a complete end-to-end leisure management solution
Dr Darshan Shah

HCM People:
Dr Darshan Shah


The co-founder of Next Health on helping people optimise their health and his plans for global growth


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MZ-Remote

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MZ-Remote


The owner of Nisus Fitness in County Kerry, Joe O’Connor, explains how MZ-Remote helped grow memberships during the pandemic and transform Nisus into a hybrid boutique
Product news
Core unveils Nautilus fit-out at the largest gym in South-West UK

Core unveils Nautilus fit-out at the largest gym in South-West UK

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Core Health & Fitness, an industry leader in commercial fitness products, has revealed a partnership with BodyWorld Plymouth, a newly named Nautilus Trusted Strength Centre.
 
Core Health & Fitness collaborates with Olympic champion, Dame Kelly Holmes

Core Health & Fitness collaborates with Olympic champion, Dame Kelly Holmes

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Core Health & Fitness has announced a collaboration with double Olympic Gold medal winner, Dame Kelly Holmes.
 
Life Fitness introduces new Axiom Series of strength equipment

Life Fitness introduces new Axiom Series of strength equipment

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Life Fitness has launched a new line of strength equipment targeting the commercial market.
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TVS Group

Our company was established in April 2009 and this year marks our 10 year anniversary.

The TVS Group supply and install sports and fitness flooring to a wide range of facilities. We cater for every type of exercise and every level of competition, from recreational to elite level performance.
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Matrix takes its partnership with Renault Sport racing team up a gear

Matrix Fitness, the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech, has announced the renewal of its long term partnership with the Renault F1 Team.
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Frontline work has never been more important and frontline workers are the largest class of workers on the planet, as well as the most impactful group on the experience customers get.
  Ritz Carlton co-founder joins Frontline Summit 2020 as keynote speaker

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