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Commuters could soon get their exercise fix on the train to work, thanks to a new double- decker carriage design that includes onboard spin bikes.
Former England and Chelsea star Frank Lampard has partnered with a new health assessment centre in Dubai aimed at professional and former athletes.
Fledgling fit-tech startups will have their products and services nurtured in the second round of ukactive’s ActiveLab programme.
Virtual reality fitness device Icaros is heading for the gym floor at YMCA’s Minneapolis club in the US, with 28 more locations set to follow.
From secret music events for fitness to sports heatmaps and AI coaches, 16 innovative start-ups have been selected to launch London’s new Sport Tech Hub.
US-based Fortë, which provides live and on-demand access to premiere boutique fitness classes for consumers at home, has signed a partnership deal with virtual fitness provider Wexer.
Activity-based social network Strava has continued its expansion onto the gym floor with the introduction of a new Gym and Studio Sync function.
Disruptive technology and changing business models will dominate the agenda at this year’s Global Wellness Summit.
Cloud-based spa software provider Book4Time has made it onto the Profit 500 list of Canada's fastest-growing companies.
English Premier League club Arsenal has launched an innovation lab as part of plans to work closer with startup organisations.
Wearable technology giant Fitbit has announced the global launch of its first smartwatch, as it steps up its expansion beyond the activity tracker market.
Fitness software company Virtuagym has released a mobile coaching app designed to help personal trainers monitor and coach their clients ...
The Asian spa and wellness sector faces four critical challenges, according to a new report.
The global connected gym equipment market is set to grow at an annual rate of 45 per cent between 2017 and 2021.
A team of engineers in Saudi Arabia has proposed how stadium seats in the near future could be made more sustainably using the fibres of palm trees.
US-based software specialist Zenrez has credited the increasing popularity of boutique fitness and yoga studios among the millennial generation for its rapid growth.
The latest report charting the wearables market has suggested that the sector is in “good health” – and that there are signs that the focus and demand of consumers is increasingly shifting towards wellness tech.
Italy-based equipment supplier Technogym has joined forces with computer giant IBM as part of plans to develop an artificial intelligence-driven, “cognitive coaching platform” for the health, fitness and wellness markets.
Chinese architecture and design studio Coordination Asia have completed a series of sci-fi tinged pop-up running hubs for sports giant Nike at Shanghai’s Times Square.
The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) has planned an “unprecedented sharing of expertise, insight and discussion” on the design, development and operation of leisure centres and swimming pools this week.
Lord’s Cricket Ground has become the first purpose-built cricket stadium in Britain to run on 100 per cent renewable energy.
UK’s flagship carrier British Airways (BA) is developing an ingestible “wellness pill”, which would allow the airline to monitor passengers’ health information during flights.
Physical activity trackers are more likely to motivate people to get physically active if coupled with wellness coaching – according to a new study published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal.
The first 12 physical activity disruptors to benefit from the ActiveLab startup mentoring scheme have been named.
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The UK has spent most of the year in lockdown but finally, clubs are beginning to see their fitness communities open back up, with indoor group exercise not far behind.
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Featured supplier: Connect for success with Precor
Members are returning post-lockdown expecting a fully integrated service, meaning digital connectivity has never been more important.
Featured supplier: Integrated workout solutions will underpin gyms' recovery, says Les Mills’ Martin Franklin
The UK has spent most of the year in lockdown but finally, clubs are beginning to see their fitness communities open back up, with indoor group exercise not far behind.
Company profile: Booker by MINDBODY
Booker by Mindbody is the industry’s leading cloud-based spa and salon management platform. Our cutting-edge ...
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fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
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latest news

Commuters could soon get their exercise fix on the train to work, thanks to a new double- decker carriage design that includes onboard spin bikes.
Former England and Chelsea star Frank Lampard has partnered with a new health assessment centre in Dubai aimed at professional and former athletes.
Fledgling fit-tech startups will have their products and services nurtured in the second round of ukactive’s ActiveLab programme.
Virtual reality fitness device Icaros is heading for the gym floor at YMCA’s Minneapolis club in the US, with 28 more locations set to follow.
From secret music events for fitness to sports heatmaps and AI coaches, 16 innovative start-ups have been selected to launch London’s new Sport Tech Hub.
US-based Fortë, which provides live and on-demand access to premiere boutique fitness classes for consumers at home, has signed a partnership deal with virtual fitness provider Wexer.
Activity-based social network Strava has continued its expansion onto the gym floor with the introduction of a new Gym and Studio Sync function.
Disruptive technology and changing business models will dominate the agenda at this year’s Global Wellness Summit.
Cloud-based spa software provider Book4Time has made it onto the Profit 500 list of Canada's fastest-growing companies.
English Premier League club Arsenal has launched an innovation lab as part of plans to work closer with startup organisations.
Wearable technology giant Fitbit has announced the global launch of its first smartwatch, as it steps up its expansion beyond the activity tracker market.
Fitness software company Virtuagym has released a mobile coaching app designed to help personal trainers monitor and coach their clients ...
The Asian spa and wellness sector faces four critical challenges, according to a new report.
The global connected gym equipment market is set to grow at an annual rate of 45 per cent between 2017 and 2021.
A team of engineers in Saudi Arabia has proposed how stadium seats in the near future could be made more sustainably using the fibres of palm trees.
US-based software specialist Zenrez has credited the increasing popularity of boutique fitness and yoga studios among the millennial generation for its rapid growth.
The latest report charting the wearables market has suggested that the sector is in “good health” – and that there are signs that the focus and demand of consumers is increasingly shifting towards wellness tech.
Italy-based equipment supplier Technogym has joined forces with computer giant IBM as part of plans to develop an artificial intelligence-driven, “cognitive coaching platform” for the health, fitness and wellness markets.
Chinese architecture and design studio Coordination Asia have completed a series of sci-fi tinged pop-up running hubs for sports giant Nike at Shanghai’s Times Square.
The International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) has planned an “unprecedented sharing of expertise, insight and discussion” on the design, development and operation of leisure centres and swimming pools this week.
Lord’s Cricket Ground has become the first purpose-built cricket stadium in Britain to run on 100 per cent renewable energy.
UK’s flagship carrier British Airways (BA) is developing an ingestible “wellness pill”, which would allow the airline to monitor passengers’ health information during flights.
Physical activity trackers are more likely to motivate people to get physically active if coupled with wellness coaching – according to a new study published in the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health and Fitness Journal.
The first 12 physical activity disruptors to benefit from the ActiveLab startup mentoring scheme have been named.

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