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Fitbit reported sales of US$505m for the first quarter of 2016 – a 50 per cent increase on Q1 2015 – prompting the fitness tracking giant to raise profit guidance for the rest of the year.
Nuffield Health has opened its first specialist sports performance lab at its flagship City Fitness and Wellbeing gym in London, offering elite-level diagnostics to help clients develop tailored exercise programmes.
London Sport has announced the launch of a new insight and data portal as it seeks to make good on its goal of transforming London into the most active city in the world.
Google has continued its efforts to get more people active with the introduction of a new tool to its Calendar platform which helps hard-pressed people find time for a workout.
Health and fitness software provider Virtuagym has unveiled several new partnerships as the Dutch-based firm seeks to boost its offering for gym operators, PTs and members.
Technogym has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire a majority stake in Exerp – a global digital specialist in fitness club member engagement software, based in Denmark.
ukactive has called for a major rethink of how children are engaged with physical activity, after new research found almost nine in ten UK parents feel tablets and smartphones are adding to Britain’s youth inactivity crisis.
Fitness has a major role to play in the fast-changing global landscape, both in terms of harnessing the power of technology and shielding us from its more harmful aspects, Randi Zuckerberg told delegates at IHRSA 2016 today (23 March).
Spafinder Wellness has launched a new mobile platform, The Wellness App, which gives users the ability to find, book and pay for wellness services from their mobile phones.
Health clubs must embrace and optimise the technology which is transforming the marketplace or they will inevitably become obsolete, said fitness entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev.
UK Sport and British Cycling have teamed up with multinational security organisation BAE Systems on the development of an advanced ergometer in advance of the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Italian wellness giant Technogym is pushing forward with plans for a partial IPO in Italy, having filed preliminary papers with the country’s stock market regulators.
Fitness technology giant Gantner has been acquired by the private equity backer behind high street food chain EAT.
Social workout app Fitssi is on a mission to connect more like- minded fitness fans and the company has outlined expansion into the US as its latest objective.
Boutique fitness software solutions provider Glofox has secured a major cash injection as the firm revs up for an expansion into the US market.
With a recent study showing that more than 60 per cent of the adult population in Dubai is overweight, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has drawn up a behaviour change plan in an effort to get residents to eat more healthily and take more exercise.
Microsoft is dipping its toe in the sport market by adapting its augmented reality HoloLens headset to expand fan experiences for National Football League (NFL) games.
Stressed-out sports captains, struggling to put out a team on a cold Tuesday evening in Stoke, have been thrown a lifeline – an app which links up available sportspeople with local teams in need of players.
Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has announced that he is working on a new fitness software platform which will seek to integrate existing apps and workouts with a strong “community aspect.”
Fitness tracking devices are expected to remain the dominant force in the wearable tech market over the next three years, according to new research, although smartwatches are anticipated to gradually increase their market share.
Disney and Creative England have named Liverpool-based tech firm Citrus Suite as the winner of an £80,000 development fund to create an app that inspires families to lead healthier lifestyles.
It’s understood that IMAX, which specialises in creating immersive 3D and 4D cinematic experiences, is looking to move into the US health and fitness industry.
Sports minister Tracey Crouch has highlighted the importance of technology and apps in trying to mobilise people from disadvantaged communities to get active.
Fitbug Holdings has secured the services of innovation specialist and former Nokia high flyer Dr Mark Ollila as a non-executive director.
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latest news

Fitbit reported sales of US$505m for the first quarter of 2016 – a 50 per cent increase on Q1 2015 – prompting the fitness tracking giant to raise profit guidance for the rest of the year.
Nuffield Health has opened its first specialist sports performance lab at its flagship City Fitness and Wellbeing gym in London, offering elite-level diagnostics to help clients develop tailored exercise programmes.
London Sport has announced the launch of a new insight and data portal as it seeks to make good on its goal of transforming London into the most active city in the world.
Google has continued its efforts to get more people active with the introduction of a new tool to its Calendar platform which helps hard-pressed people find time for a workout.
Health and fitness software provider Virtuagym has unveiled several new partnerships as the Dutch-based firm seeks to boost its offering for gym operators, PTs and members.
Technogym has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire a majority stake in Exerp – a global digital specialist in fitness club member engagement software, based in Denmark.
ukactive has called for a major rethink of how children are engaged with physical activity, after new research found almost nine in ten UK parents feel tablets and smartphones are adding to Britain’s youth inactivity crisis.
Fitness has a major role to play in the fast-changing global landscape, both in terms of harnessing the power of technology and shielding us from its more harmful aspects, Randi Zuckerberg told delegates at IHRSA 2016 today (23 March).
Spafinder Wellness has launched a new mobile platform, The Wellness App, which gives users the ability to find, book and pay for wellness services from their mobile phones.
Health clubs must embrace and optimise the technology which is transforming the marketplace or they will inevitably become obsolete, said fitness entrepreneur Rasmus Ingerslev.
UK Sport and British Cycling have teamed up with multinational security organisation BAE Systems on the development of an advanced ergometer in advance of the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Italian wellness giant Technogym is pushing forward with plans for a partial IPO in Italy, having filed preliminary papers with the country’s stock market regulators.
Fitness technology giant Gantner has been acquired by the private equity backer behind high street food chain EAT.
Social workout app Fitssi is on a mission to connect more like- minded fitness fans and the company has outlined expansion into the US as its latest objective.
Boutique fitness software solutions provider Glofox has secured a major cash injection as the firm revs up for an expansion into the US market.
With a recent study showing that more than 60 per cent of the adult population in Dubai is overweight, the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has drawn up a behaviour change plan in an effort to get residents to eat more healthily and take more exercise.
Microsoft is dipping its toe in the sport market by adapting its augmented reality HoloLens headset to expand fan experiences for National Football League (NFL) games.
Stressed-out sports captains, struggling to put out a team on a cold Tuesday evening in Stoke, have been thrown a lifeline – an app which links up available sportspeople with local teams in need of players.
Former Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has announced that he is working on a new fitness software platform which will seek to integrate existing apps and workouts with a strong “community aspect.”
Fitness tracking devices are expected to remain the dominant force in the wearable tech market over the next three years, according to new research, although smartwatches are anticipated to gradually increase their market share.
Disney and Creative England have named Liverpool-based tech firm Citrus Suite as the winner of an £80,000 development fund to create an app that inspires families to lead healthier lifestyles.
It’s understood that IMAX, which specialises in creating immersive 3D and 4D cinematic experiences, is looking to move into the US health and fitness industry.
Sports minister Tracey Crouch has highlighted the importance of technology and apps in trying to mobilise people from disadvantaged communities to get active.
Fitbug Holdings has secured the services of innovation specialist and former Nokia high flyer Dr Mark Ollila as a non-executive director.

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