How to Maximise Gym Downtime and Boost Revenue

How to Maximise Gym Downtime and Boost Revenue

Eleni Plakitsi is the founder of Esquared, a unique new on-demand fitness app that is helping gym owners make the most out of their under-utilised assets by connecting busy fitness enthusiasts with two-hour gym sessions and one-off classes in real […]

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Why pool-based fitness is the next big trend

Michael Clark is the Business Development Director at Swimming Nature, the largest provider of premium swimming lessons in the UK. Michael has over 25 years of experience within the sector, which include senior positions at Living Well and Leisure Connection […]

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7 Mistakes every Leisure Centre makes

Paul Woodford is Alliance’s Director of Marketing and Partnerships. With over 22 years experience, Paul is considered one of the leisure sectors top experts in brand development, sales, marketing and customer service. We met with Paul to find out where […]

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Fitness tracking: the next big thing for boutiques? 

Ben Steadman is the COO of Speedflex, the high intensity circuit training company set up by Sage Software founder Graham Wylie and former Newcastle United and England Captain Alan Shearer. Ben has been pivotal in driving forward three clear markets; […]

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Maximising the Return on Training

Kristoph Thompson is the director of S8 Training, specialising in tailored training solutions for the fitness industry. Kristoph is the Director of Sideways8, a training provider specialising in creating bespoke training solutions for the fitness industry. Kristoph has worked in […]

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Why a gym membership doesn’t equal results

Sam Theyers is an experienced fitness director with two decades global industry experience. Most recently Head of Fitness at Anytime Fitness Australia, Sam has been instrumental in the development and rollout of new products and services which increase participation and […]

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Driving innovation at club level

Adrian Worsley is a Regional Manager with more than a decade of experience. Currently with Bannatyne, he oversees their largest region with 13 sites and 40,000 members. Most recently he has spearheaded the development of a functional class series, created […]

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The art of building and keeping a strong PT team

Rob Johnson is the managing director and founder of Future Fit Training, the ukactive Training Provider of the Year, 2016. He built the business out of a desire to deliver better qualified personal trainers and fitness instructors to the industry […]

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Are you maximising return from your swimming pool?

Michael Clark is the Business Development Director for Swimming Nature, the largest independent provider of personalised swimming tuition in the UK. Michael has over 20 years of experience within the sector, which include senior positions at Living Well and Leisure […]

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9 Steps To Enhancing Member Retention

Alister Rollins is the founder and CEO of MoveGB, a free online platform that enables fitness operators to offer their services to a network of 100,000s of active people in the UK. Think ‘Netflix’ for physical fitness outlets. Prior to […]

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5 steps to improve your gym monetization

Zoom Media is one of the world’s leading providers of advertising and promotion for the health and fitness sector. In the UK alone it has 4000 screens across 700 venues and works in association with all the leading health and fitness chains […]

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How to create the perfect gym

Andy Gill is the MD of Ethics Leisure, a leading fitness consultancy with specific expertise in gym floor design. Over the past 20 years Andy has advised more than 200 facilities on equipment procurement, mix and layout. We spoke to […]

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Write fitness content that’s engaging & shareable

Becky Fletcher, Senior Digital Writer at NetDoctor, is regarded as one of the UK’s leading fitness journalists, having worked with the likes of Health & Fitness, The Express, and Cosmopolitan. NetDoctor is the UK’s independent health website, which aims to […]

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Products & services that make your club stand out

Rob Beale is the leading consultant to multi-site fitness operators. He is currently advising Next Gen on product and member services in Australasia. He has spent the last decade in senior roles with Holmes Place, Virgin Active and David Lloyd […]

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The rise of the boutique rehab offering

Joanne Mathews is Founder and Managing Director of Ten Health and Fitness, widely regarded as the UK’s leading chain for dynamic pilates. The brand is highly regarded for its holistic approach to health, exercise and rehabilitation, and for its unique […]

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Take a chance on pole dance

Sarah Scott has been pole dancing for the last 8 years and is a master trainer for Xpert Pole and Aerial Fitness. Her many accolades include 1st place for Miss Pole Dance UK, 2012, and 2nd place in the 2012 […]

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How to get your gym in the press

Christina Eccles is the Editor of Workout Magazine, one of the UK’s top industry magazines. Christina has been a journalist for 10 years and has been the editor at Workout Magazine for the past three, so she certainly knows a […]

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4 steps to a brilliant boutique gym

Award winning fitness expert and author of The High Fat Diet, Zana Morris is founder of The Library Gym, The Little Library and The Clock, a collection of premium boutique gyms around London. We met with Zana to learn why […]

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How to write an award winning blog

Gemma Newton is the Managing Director of the UK Blog Awards with a legal background and over 10 years’ experience in the events and marketing sector. Gemma sat on the idea of developing the UK Blog Awards for over 2 […]

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13 mistakes to avoid when opening a new club

Lesley Aitken is one of the fitness industry’s leading experts in lead generation and conversion. With over 25 years experience in sales, Lesley now works internationally across many brands, including the likes of Matrix Fitness, and speaks at regular industry […]

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Three Steps For The Perfect Club Launch On Facebook

Having launched nearly 50 separate health clubs, Neil Haughin of Impact Fitness is regarded as one of the UK’s leading experts in gym and health club pre-sales, with huge experience in everything from sales systems and offline media to SEO […]

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Gyms: growing your sales through secondary spend

Michael Clark heads up Customer Relationships and Business Development for e-commerce fitness specialists Gym-Partners. Over 25 years Michael has held numerous senior positions with the likes of Leisure Connection (1Life), Livingwell and Fitness First as well as having created and […]

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The secret behind increasing member retention

Dr Paul Bedford of Retention Guru is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on gym membership retention. With a master’s degree in exercise and health behaviours and a PHD from the London Sports Institute into adherence and […]

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What does the future hold for the gym sector?

Jon Johnston is the Managing Director of Matrix Fitness UK, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of fitness equipment. He has helped grow the commercial division of the business from £3m to over £31m in under 8 years. Jon has […]

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Why every gym owner needs to pay attention to Parkour

Dan Edwardes is a founder and director of Parkour Generations, and the co-creator of two global instructor certifications: A.D.A.P.T™ and Movement Fitness Specialist™. Over the past decade Parkour has gone from being a very underground sport to one that is […]

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How gym owners can help make the UK more active

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson is the chair of the board for ukactive, an organisation set up to get more people, more active, more often. She is widely regarded as one of the UK’s most successful disabled athletes; during her career she […]

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Why group fitness isn’t just for London

Jonathan Woodward and Nick Luder are the management team of Edge Cycle, an indoor cycling studio based in Holborn, London. The studio has been described as London’s most innovative cycle studio, offering a wide variety of combination-based workouts alongside the […]

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Is this the biggest threat to the gym sector?

Christina Albe is the Marketing Director of BOOM Cycle, “A high energy, bike-based, music focused fitness experience.” In 2011 American Model Hilary Gilbert partnered with Robert Rowland to set up BOOM Cycle. Their Shoreditch site was London’s first indoor cycling […]

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The budget gym sector is just getting started

John Treharne pioneered the Budget Gym model with The Gym Group back in 2007. They now have 62 gyms live with have a further 18 due to launch this year. However, far from approaching saturation, John believes the budget market […]

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How to build a Facebook community that provides serious ROI

Scott Baptie is a physique and sports nutritionist who specialises in helping people lose fat, build muscle and improve their sports performance. In addition to running Food For Fitness, Scott provides nutrition advice to many multinational companies, professional football clubs, […]

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