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UK-based DNA profiling company DNAFit will start offering its services to members of the Gold’s Gym health club chain in Egypt.
Fitness technology firm Wexer has bought Dutch-based company ClubVirtual for an undisclosed fee.
A study by Aalborg University in Denmark has shown that using virtual reality can help the elderly become more physically active – by making exercise safe and more fun.
Sport England has entered into a technology partnership that will help people get physically active with the use of apps.
The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) will launch an advisory council on technology and innovation in 2017, as part of its plans to assist its members better embrace developing technologies.
Professionals involved in the development of sporting arenas should investigate the merits of technology such as augmented reality and virtual reality in terms of how they could enhance the spectator experience.
Londoners are being encouraged to participate in physical activity with the launch of an app which distributes rewards for taking part.
Sport organisations in London can search through millions of pounds of grant opportunities via a funding identification tool developed by London Sport.
Dutch construction firm Bright Buildings is creating a transparent swimming facility with a retractable roof and walls that will “create an attractive transition from indoor to outdoor activities.”
Hospitality and spa management systems provider Springer-Miller has named Nicole Stanaway as SpaSoft business development manager.
The Well Living Lab – the first human-centred research centre investigating the links between health and well-being and indoor environments – has announced its founding “alliance members”.
As Nintendo and Niantic continue to drip feed new features to maintain the popularity of Pokémon Go, the game’s creators have announced that its new wearable device will be released next week, while also revealing plans for an Apple Watch adaptation of the game.
Cloud-based software provider Booker has acquired Frederick, a marketing automation platform that offers a set of features for customer feedback, online reviews and referrals for spas and salons.
Fitness industry entrepreneur Tony De Leede has teamed up with virtual fitness provider Wexer to launch a new virtual programming service for health clubs.
After a trial at its Las Vegas property last month, luxury hotel brand Mandarin Oriental is launching a worldwide Digital Detox initiative at all of its spas, beginning 5 September.
Several British athletes will be able to scope out international venues ahead of major competitions using virtual reality headsets.
Wembley Stadium has launched what it calls “the world’s most technologically advanced stadium tour”, using beacon technology, 360 video and augmented reality to provide a mind-blowing interactive experience for visitors exploring the home of English football.
L'Oréal USA has launched "Beaumoji," a messaging keyboard designed to enhance and animate conversations around the world of beauty. The keyboard offers 130 playful and on-trend emojis created for beauty enthusiasts.
Having taken the US by storm since its launch last week, and with UK users also getting in on the act, Pokémon Go is being held up as an unlikely antidote to physical inactivity.
A new fitness app is aiming to harness the power of friendship to help people improve their fitness and lead more active lifestyles.
Taking part in pre-school activities such as swimming and dancing not only improves a child’s fitness levels, but also makes them happier, according to new research.
Les Mills is to embark on a new partnership with wearable tech giant Polar which aims to help fitness fans get the most from their favourite group exercise workouts.
As one of the fastest growing segments of the physical activity sector, virtual fitness is proving to be a particular hit with the female and millennial markets.
Former professional footballer and gym owner Jamie Cartwright has joined MyZone UK as customer experience manager to support the wearable tech company’s continued growth.
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The industry is eagerly awaiting the reopening of health clubs and leisure centres in another year affected by COVID-19, where the only thing that’s been certain is uncertainty.
Featured supplier: iFit: your readymade omnichannel fitness solution
With gyms and leisure centres in England reopened, and the rest of the UK due to shortly follow suit, the time for being theoretical is over.
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latest news

UK-based DNA profiling company DNAFit will start offering its services to members of the Gold’s Gym health club chain in Egypt.
Fitness technology firm Wexer has bought Dutch-based company ClubVirtual for an undisclosed fee.
A study by Aalborg University in Denmark has shown that using virtual reality can help the elderly become more physically active – by making exercise safe and more fun.
Sport England has entered into a technology partnership that will help people get physically active with the use of apps.
The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) will launch an advisory council on technology and innovation in 2017, as part of its plans to assist its members better embrace developing technologies.
Professionals involved in the development of sporting arenas should investigate the merits of technology such as augmented reality and virtual reality in terms of how they could enhance the spectator experience.
Londoners are being encouraged to participate in physical activity with the launch of an app which distributes rewards for taking part.
Sport organisations in London can search through millions of pounds of grant opportunities via a funding identification tool developed by London Sport.
Dutch construction firm Bright Buildings is creating a transparent swimming facility with a retractable roof and walls that will “create an attractive transition from indoor to outdoor activities.”
Hospitality and spa management systems provider Springer-Miller has named Nicole Stanaway as SpaSoft business development manager.
The Well Living Lab – the first human-centred research centre investigating the links between health and well-being and indoor environments – has announced its founding “alliance members”.
As Nintendo and Niantic continue to drip feed new features to maintain the popularity of Pokémon Go, the game’s creators have announced that its new wearable device will be released next week, while also revealing plans for an Apple Watch adaptation of the game.
Cloud-based software provider Booker has acquired Frederick, a marketing automation platform that offers a set of features for customer feedback, online reviews and referrals for spas and salons.
Fitness industry entrepreneur Tony De Leede has teamed up with virtual fitness provider Wexer to launch a new virtual programming service for health clubs.
After a trial at its Las Vegas property last month, luxury hotel brand Mandarin Oriental is launching a worldwide Digital Detox initiative at all of its spas, beginning 5 September.
Several British athletes will be able to scope out international venues ahead of major competitions using virtual reality headsets.
Wembley Stadium has launched what it calls “the world’s most technologically advanced stadium tour”, using beacon technology, 360 video and augmented reality to provide a mind-blowing interactive experience for visitors exploring the home of English football.
L'Oréal USA has launched "Beaumoji," a messaging keyboard designed to enhance and animate conversations around the world of beauty. The keyboard offers 130 playful and on-trend emojis created for beauty enthusiasts.
Having taken the US by storm since its launch last week, and with UK users also getting in on the act, Pokémon Go is being held up as an unlikely antidote to physical inactivity.
A new fitness app is aiming to harness the power of friendship to help people improve their fitness and lead more active lifestyles.
Taking part in pre-school activities such as swimming and dancing not only improves a child’s fitness levels, but also makes them happier, according to new research.
Les Mills is to embark on a new partnership with wearable tech giant Polar which aims to help fitness fans get the most from their favourite group exercise workouts.
As one of the fastest growing segments of the physical activity sector, virtual fitness is proving to be a particular hit with the female and millennial markets.
Former professional footballer and gym owner Jamie Cartwright has joined MyZone UK as customer experience manager to support the wearable tech company’s continued growth.

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