Personal trainers have had their livelihoods taken from under them, and many with little financial help from the government. Yet some are thriving despite Covid-19.
Daniela Trece and Aline Lima are the founders of SixtyNinety, an activewear and swimwear business that they hope will reshape their industry for the better.
The success of any business or organisation depends a lot on its employees. The saying “a healthy and happy employee is a productive employee” could not be more apt.
To mark its 20th anniversary, Bannatyne Group has announced a £50m investment plan to advance facilities with new technology and equipment across locations nationwide.
Health body ukactive, in partnership with Tech City UK and AXA PPP, has launched health and fitness accelerator ActiveLab, which will come complete with the support of seasoned leaders from the likes of David Lloyd Leisure, Fitness First and more.
Pure Gym, which counts Olympian Chris Hoy among existing backers, has revealed a plan to secure its position as the largest operator of gyms in the UK’s £4.4bn health and fitness industry with a floatation on the London Stock Exchange.
A day to bring the importance of wellbeing to the front of people’s minds, Wednesday 7 September 2016 marks National Fitness Day. And given that wearable devices have commandeered such a strong piece of the healthy living market, Brits have revealed wild ideas about how tech will change the industry in ten years.
Some 34 per cent of Britain’s workers are frustrated with employers and have pointed fingers at businesses for adding to the risk of obesity among employees, according to findings from Willis PMI Group.
With almost half of Brits currently in the market for a gym membership, data suggests entrepreneurs and investors seeking a new challenge would do well to consider embracing a fitness venture – particularly one of the franchised variety.
There aren’t many businesses out there that actively incentivise staff to p%*s off existing customers and go aggressively in search of new ones, so why do health clubs like Virgin Active pursue this strategy with such enthusiasm?
Budget gym chain Xercise4Less is about to start bulking up the size of its operation with a £7.6m investment from the Business Growth Fund (BGF) and impressive sales growth, with up to 20 new gym openings over the next year.
The fitness sector isn’t immune to change, but Real Business found the weapon used to challenge large gym chains is to keep things small and simple with a “boutique” approach.