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upmysport – the platform for booking recommended local sport and fitness instructors – has announced a successful seed round of fundraising totalling £1m as it bids to ramp up its online and mobile offerings.
Nuffield Health has secured an exclusive tie-up with the recently-released Microsoft Band to produce a series of workouts for wearable tech users on the move.
Virgin Active has announced the launch of its long-awaited Discovery Lab – a creative hub made up of health and fitness experts that will drive development of products and classes.
One of the world’s leading technology entrepreneurs died last week (1 May) from severe head trauma after slipping on a treadmill while on holiday, according to Mexican officials.
MyFitnessPal, the health and fitness tracking app which boasts 85 million users, has today (5 May) launched a new upgrade aimed at helping fitness enthusiasts move beyond step- counting and take their wellness regimes to the next level.
Pulse has appointed Paul Shinners as director of interactive products to spearhead the company’s expansion into the interactive fitness market.
Technology giant Microsoft has made its long-awaited entrance into the UK wearable technology sector with the launch of the fitness-focused Microsoft Band.
The rapid advance of technology is democratising fitness, giving consumers more choice than ever before and leaving businesses facing difficult dilemmas, says new Pure Gym CEO Humphrey Cobbold.
Wearable technology start up, FirstV1sion, is seeking to raise €2.5m (£1.8m, $2.6m) on crowdfunding platform, BackToTheFuture for its T- shirt with a camera embedded in the chest capable of delivering broadcast-quality video.
Apple’s new smartwatch will not be the instant “silver bullet” to destroy health clubs as some have predicted, rather it will be the subsequent refinement of the product which will have the biggest impact, according to leading industry analyst Bryan O’Rourke.
Health club operators and suppliers must take urgent action if they are to capitalise on the opportunities afforded by fitness technology, according to a team of industry experts.
Apple has finally unveiled its new smartwatch collection, which will range from US$349 (€324, £231) to US$17,000 (€15,800, £11,300) and is being hailed as a game-changer for the wearable tech sector.
Stinky armpits in gyms could soon be a thing of the past if Google is able to bring its latest patent to fruition.
Cardiologists who have developed a new formula to predict the likelihood of death based on a treadmill test, say fitness was the single most powerful indicator of death and survival, trumping important variables such as diabetes and family history.
We’ve had smartwatches, smart glasses and even smart shoes. Now the humble skipping rope is the latest age-old object to be reinvigorated as a fitness-focused piece of wearable technology, with not one, but two companies currently crowdfunding to bring skipping ropes into the 21st century.
PayasUgym, the online gym pass provider, is trialling a programme that will see private gyms receive GP-referred patients and help tackle the UK’s inactivity epidemic.
Wearable technology pioneers will launch the next generation of sports and fitness devices at next month’s Wearable Technology Show, which takes place from 10-11 March at ExCeL in London.
Nike has continued its realignment with the fitness software market through a long-awaited link up with Apple HealthKit and a ...
Fitbit activity trackers are to be used to measure exercise levels for a new study which aims to use the data to help calculate a patient’s recovery time from spine surgery.
Sportswear giant Under Armour has made a major play into the fitness tracking sector, acquiring popular apps Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.
A fast-growing virtual marketing tour developed by Google has the potential to transform the way leisure facilities like health clubs and spas attract new customers.
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) fired the starter pistol on its new Immersive Fitness offering last week, teaming up with creator Les Mills to launch the new range of group cycling workouts.
A newly-launched fitness app aims to help busy mums stay in shape and restore body confidence by offering a range of specialised workouts.
European health and beauty online booking platform Wahanda has acquired an app development consultancy called Lemon Labs as part of a strategic focus on becoming a mobile-first company.
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There’s nothing quite like discovering a product that creates a huge impact in our life. After all, isn’t that what we’re all searching for?
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upmysport – the platform for booking recommended local sport and fitness instructors – has announced a successful seed round of fundraising totalling £1m as it bids to ramp up its online and mobile offerings.
Nuffield Health has secured an exclusive tie-up with the recently-released Microsoft Band to produce a series of workouts for wearable tech users on the move.
Virgin Active has announced the launch of its long-awaited Discovery Lab – a creative hub made up of health and fitness experts that will drive development of products and classes.
One of the world’s leading technology entrepreneurs died last week (1 May) from severe head trauma after slipping on a treadmill while on holiday, according to Mexican officials.
MyFitnessPal, the health and fitness tracking app which boasts 85 million users, has today (5 May) launched a new upgrade aimed at helping fitness enthusiasts move beyond step- counting and take their wellness regimes to the next level.
Pulse has appointed Paul Shinners as director of interactive products to spearhead the company’s expansion into the interactive fitness market.
Technology giant Microsoft has made its long-awaited entrance into the UK wearable technology sector with the launch of the fitness-focused Microsoft Band.
The rapid advance of technology is democratising fitness, giving consumers more choice than ever before and leaving businesses facing difficult dilemmas, says new Pure Gym CEO Humphrey Cobbold.
Wearable technology start up, FirstV1sion, is seeking to raise €2.5m (£1.8m, $2.6m) on crowdfunding platform, BackToTheFuture for its T- shirt with a camera embedded in the chest capable of delivering broadcast-quality video.
Apple’s new smartwatch will not be the instant “silver bullet” to destroy health clubs as some have predicted, rather it will be the subsequent refinement of the product which will have the biggest impact, according to leading industry analyst Bryan O’Rourke.
Health club operators and suppliers must take urgent action if they are to capitalise on the opportunities afforded by fitness technology, according to a team of industry experts.
Apple has finally unveiled its new smartwatch collection, which will range from US$349 (€324, £231) to US$17,000 (€15,800, £11,300) and is being hailed as a game-changer for the wearable tech sector.
Stinky armpits in gyms could soon be a thing of the past if Google is able to bring its latest patent to fruition.
Cardiologists who have developed a new formula to predict the likelihood of death based on a treadmill test, say fitness was the single most powerful indicator of death and survival, trumping important variables such as diabetes and family history.
We’ve had smartwatches, smart glasses and even smart shoes. Now the humble skipping rope is the latest age-old object to be reinvigorated as a fitness-focused piece of wearable technology, with not one, but two companies currently crowdfunding to bring skipping ropes into the 21st century.
PayasUgym, the online gym pass provider, is trialling a programme that will see private gyms receive GP-referred patients and help tackle the UK’s inactivity epidemic.
Wearable technology pioneers will launch the next generation of sports and fitness devices at next month’s Wearable Technology Show, which takes place from 10-11 March at ExCeL in London.
Nike has continued its realignment with the fitness software market through a long-awaited link up with Apple HealthKit and a ...
Fitbit activity trackers are to be used to measure exercise levels for a new study which aims to use the data to help calculate a patient’s recovery time from spine surgery.
Sportswear giant Under Armour has made a major play into the fitness tracking sector, acquiring popular apps Endomondo and MyFitnessPal.
A fast-growing virtual marketing tour developed by Google has the potential to transform the way leisure facilities like health clubs and spas attract new customers.
David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) fired the starter pistol on its new Immersive Fitness offering last week, teaming up with creator Les Mills to launch the new range of group cycling workouts.
A newly-launched fitness app aims to help busy mums stay in shape and restore body confidence by offering a range of specialised workouts.
European health and beauty online booking platform Wahanda has acquired an app development consultancy called Lemon Labs as part of a strategic focus on becoming a mobile-first company.

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Floors 4 Gyms / TVS Sports Surfaces
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