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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.
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.
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latest fit tech news

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.
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.

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