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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.
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.
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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.
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.

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