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Fitness start-up Dibs Technology has raised US$1m (€920,000, £687,000) in seed funding as the fledgling business bids to expand the reach of its dynamic-pricing technology for fitness classes.
Spanish wellness destination SHA Wellness Clinic has recently added a bioenergetic unit to its medi-spa offerings. The unit is a high-tech system for evaluating and improving health, based on human energy, and was developed in-house by Dr Ana Maria Oliva, a biomedical engineer.
A new €4m high performance training facility – designed to help Ireland’s Olympic hopefuls win medals at major events – will open its doors in Dublin next month (February 2016).
Fitbit, the world’s biggest seller of wearable technology, is being sued in the US over claims that its heart rate monitors are inaccurate and place exercisers at risk.
Having been named the biggest fitness trend of 2016 by the ACSM recently, wearable tech is continuing to dominate proceedings at the annual CES technology show which is now underway in Las Vegas.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, skincare brand L’Oreal debuted its My UV Patch, a stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV exposure and help consumers educate themselves about sun protection.
Video assistance for match officials, sin bins and temporary substitutions will be debated at next month’s International Football Association Board (IFAB) Annual Business Meeting (ABM).
Fitness First has announced it will invest £7.5m in a series of ‘Connected Fitness Labs’, which will combine professional trainer expertise with the latest fitness technology in a bid to create products which reach beyond the confines of the gym.
TV presenter and fitness trainer Charlie Webster is to launch a series of live and on- demand running classes on Body.Network, the new streaming service for personal fitness training developed by celebrity trainer Matt Roberts.
Oil giant Shell has built Africa’s first human-powered football pitch as part of a programme to inspire entrepreneurs with innovative energy solutions.
Three quarters of online consumers are likely to purchase health and fitness technology in the next 12 months, with a third of these expected to buy a smartwatch, according to new research from the organisers of global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow CES.
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield has opened its upgraded multi-million pound fitness facility, with technology taking centre stage.
Cancer Research UK has teamed up with exercise reward app bounts to inspire charity fundraisers to keep active all year round.
Equipment and software supplier eGym has announced a new research agreement with University College London to explore which methods of strength training are the most effective.
A 2,000sq ft (186sq m) curved LED screen will be one of the features of a giant stylised ship which is due to be built outside the home of the Minnesota Vikings.
Leisure industry analyst David Minton has warned that fitness businesses must take heed of technological advances and future-proof their business, or risk being wiped out entirely.
A number of sports shown on the BBC are at risk of a drop in exposure and audience figures as part of the broadcaster's plans for £150m worth of spending cuts.
It seems the word on everyone’s lips at the moment is beacons. Partly because it’s fun to say, but more so because these simple devices are being tipped as a potential gamechanger for the leisure industry.
Fitness entrepreneur Matt Roberts has launched a new on-demand digital workout channel which he hopes will become the 'Netflix for Fitness'.
Weight loss apps are no more effective in helping overweight people shed pounds than a paper flier from the doctor’s office, according to a new study.
Health and fitness software provider Virtuagym is targeting significant international growth after securing €2.1m (US$2.3m, £1.5m) in funding from Belgium-based Saffelberg Investments.
After years of hype and expectation, wearable technology will finally take its place in the mainstream of fitness in 2016.
The Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine, a 17,000sq ft (1,579sq m) facility in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, opened recently within The Sears Wellness Center.
Amid the endless memes and awful puns, the standout feature of ‘Back to the Future Day’ was without doubt Nike fulfilling the film’s prophecy of self-lacing trainers.
Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
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Featured supplier: Funxtion collaborates with global experts on white paper exploring digital in the future of fitness
In collaboration with ukactive, FunXtion has driven a global discussion with some of the world’s leading fitness operators and influencers, exploring how digitalisation will influence the delivery of fitness services and products moving forwards.
Featured supplier: Forget the ‘Netflix effect’ – it’s all about the ‘iFit effect’ to boost member retention
Addiction – a word laden with negativity. But isn’t that exactly what the fitness industry wants? For members to be addicted (in a healthy way) to exercise – not just to increase profits but, most importantly, so they can live happier, healthier and longer lives.
Company profile: Hedgehog Concept Ltd
Ground breaking leisure and fitness club management software. Software that has incisive focus on the ...
Company profile: fibodo Limited
fibodo is the digital solution helping people lead healthier and happier lives. From grassroots individual ...
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latest news

Fitness start-up Dibs Technology has raised US$1m (€920,000, £687,000) in seed funding as the fledgling business bids to expand the reach of its dynamic-pricing technology for fitness classes.
Spanish wellness destination SHA Wellness Clinic has recently added a bioenergetic unit to its medi-spa offerings. The unit is a high-tech system for evaluating and improving health, based on human energy, and was developed in-house by Dr Ana Maria Oliva, a biomedical engineer.
A new €4m high performance training facility – designed to help Ireland’s Olympic hopefuls win medals at major events – will open its doors in Dublin next month (February 2016).
Fitbit, the world’s biggest seller of wearable technology, is being sued in the US over claims that its heart rate monitors are inaccurate and place exercisers at risk.
Having been named the biggest fitness trend of 2016 by the ACSM recently, wearable tech is continuing to dominate proceedings at the annual CES technology show which is now underway in Las Vegas.
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, skincare brand L’Oreal debuted its My UV Patch, a stretchable skin sensor designed to monitor UV exposure and help consumers educate themselves about sun protection.
Video assistance for match officials, sin bins and temporary substitutions will be debated at next month’s International Football Association Board (IFAB) Annual Business Meeting (ABM).
Fitness First has announced it will invest £7.5m in a series of ‘Connected Fitness Labs’, which will combine professional trainer expertise with the latest fitness technology in a bid to create products which reach beyond the confines of the gym.
TV presenter and fitness trainer Charlie Webster is to launch a series of live and on- demand running classes on Body.Network, the new streaming service for personal fitness training developed by celebrity trainer Matt Roberts.
Oil giant Shell has built Africa’s first human-powered football pitch as part of a programme to inspire entrepreneurs with innovative energy solutions.
Three quarters of online consumers are likely to purchase health and fitness technology in the next 12 months, with a third of these expected to buy a smartwatch, according to new research from the organisers of global consumer electronics and consumer technology tradeshow CES.
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield has opened its upgraded multi-million pound fitness facility, with technology taking centre stage.
Cancer Research UK has teamed up with exercise reward app bounts to inspire charity fundraisers to keep active all year round.
Equipment and software supplier eGym has announced a new research agreement with University College London to explore which methods of strength training are the most effective.
A 2,000sq ft (186sq m) curved LED screen will be one of the features of a giant stylised ship which is due to be built outside the home of the Minnesota Vikings.
Leisure industry analyst David Minton has warned that fitness businesses must take heed of technological advances and future-proof their business, or risk being wiped out entirely.
A number of sports shown on the BBC are at risk of a drop in exposure and audience figures as part of the broadcaster's plans for £150m worth of spending cuts.
It seems the word on everyone’s lips at the moment is beacons. Partly because it’s fun to say, but more so because these simple devices are being tipped as a potential gamechanger for the leisure industry.
Fitness entrepreneur Matt Roberts has launched a new on-demand digital workout channel which he hopes will become the 'Netflix for Fitness'.
Weight loss apps are no more effective in helping overweight people shed pounds than a paper flier from the doctor’s office, according to a new study.
Health and fitness software provider Virtuagym is targeting significant international growth after securing €2.1m (US$2.3m, £1.5m) in funding from Belgium-based Saffelberg Investments.
After years of hype and expectation, wearable technology will finally take its place in the mainstream of fitness in 2016.
The Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine, a 17,000sq ft (1,579sq m) facility in Royal Palm Beach, Florida, opened recently within The Sears Wellness Center.
Amid the endless memes and awful puns, the standout feature of ‘Back to the Future Day’ was without doubt Nike fulfilling the film’s prophecy of self-lacing trainers.

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