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Peleton Completes Precor Acquisition

With acquisition, Peloton will establish US manufacturing footprint, and anticipates enhancing R&D capabilities, and accelerating the growth of commercial verticals Peloton, the leading interactive fitness platform, today announced that it has officially closed the acquisition of Precor, one of the largest global commercial fitness equipment providers with a significant U.S. manufacturing presence. With this acquisition, Peloton establishes its US manufacturing capacity, anticipates boosting research and development capabilities with Precor's highly-skilled team and accelerating Peloton's penetration of the...

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Goji Group launches world-class cleaner and greener air purification system to help gyms welcome members back safely

Health clubs and leisure centres can welcome members back with confidence this April, thanks to a world-class, hospital-grade air purification system, which traps and kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, including human coronavirus.   The cleaner and greener system, which has been brought to the UK exclusively by the Goji Group, is manufactured in Hong Kong.  It uses unique Nano-Confined Catalytic Oxidation (NCCO) technology, to purify the air, without generating any harmful bi-products. The system has already...

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YOUR Personal Training launches one-stop-shop PT management app

YOUR Personal Training has launched a unique personal training management app designed to support PTs to successfully run and manage their business.   The YOUR Wellbeing app, which was developed in partnership with leading software providers, Virtuagym, has been created for fitness professional by fitness professionals.   YOUR Wellbeing is an easy-to-use, cost effective app that can be white-label branded to look and feel like the personal trainer’s unique business. By taking away the stress and hassle of administration...

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OCL to provide baby loss bereavement and yoga sessions in partnership with local baby loss charity, Beyond Bea

Oldham Active Communities, part of Oldham Community Leisure (OCL), is providing free weekly online baby loss yoga wellbeing sessions for anyone affected by the loss of a child in partnership with the Manchester based charity, Beyond Bea. The hour-long weekly sessions will take place via Zoom every Tuesday at midday starting 23rd February 2021. The sessions are free, inclusive and welcome to all. Mark Woodcock, Health and Wellbeing Advisor, Oldham Active Communities says: “Following the success of...

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Aneurin Leisure Trust set to reopen with a bang

Welsh leisure trust, Aneurin Leisure, in partnership with Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, is forging ahead with a full gym refurbishment in all three of its sites, despite the pandemic. Plans are set for reopening after lockdown in April, with the centres each offering a hybrid in-person and digital gym solution for returning and new members. Following the £600,000 refurbishment, Ebbw Vale Sports Centre, Abertillery Sports Centre and Tredegar Sports Centre will each feature a full complement...

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OCL to provide Bereavement, Health and Wellbeing Sessions in partnership with the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group

Oldham Active Communities, part of Oldham Community Leisure (OCL), is providing free online Bereavement, Health and Wellbeing sessions for anyone affected by grief, in partnership with NHS bereavement nurses from the Northern Care Alliance NHS Group.   The hour-long weekly sessions will take place via Zoom every Wednesday at 4pm starting 3rd February 2021. The sessions are free, inclusive and welcome to all.   Mark Woodcock, Health and Wellbeing Advisor, Oldham Active Communities says: “The specialist bereavement nurses will...

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Hussle launches all new Membership Conversion Service

Hussle, the first marketplace for fitness in the world, is launching a new service to help its partner operators improve membership conversion rates, grow their membership base and increase revenue. The Membership Conversion Service (MCS) proactively targets users that are visiting a gym through Hussle to directly join a club they’re attending regularly, offering up high value customers for upsell. This service identifies customers that would be best served by a direct gym membership and so...

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Precor launches white-label member-focused Preva Mobile app

Precor has launched a mobile app for its popular networked fitness solution, Preva, which has so far recorded almost a billion workouts and is used in more than 11,000 facilities worldwide. The member-focused Preva Mobile app, which can be white-labelled to match operator branding, acts as a springboard to stronger member engagement by enabling operators to connect with customers both inside and outside of their facility, as well as integrating with other apps and services members...

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Prof Greg Whyte OBE and Kevin Cahill CBE launch free virtual ‘couch to exercise’ programme

Professor Greg Whyte, OBE, and Kevin Cahill, CBE, the former CEO and Honorary Life President of Sport Relief, have joined forces again to launch a new, free, not for profit, online ‘couch to exercise’ initiative in a bid to combat inactivity in the UK.   RISE, which launches in February, will use bespoke training programmes created by Whyte to connect with the UK’s 11.3 million inactive population via an online platform, donated by virtual exercise hosting specialist,...

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OCL’s Quality and Compliance Manager volunteers to vaccinate Greater Manchester community

Kate Foster, Oldham Community Leisure’s (OCL) Quality and Compliance Manager, has swapped her desk and clip board for PPE and syringes, retraining whilst furloughed to administer the COVID-19 vaccine for the people of Greater Manchester.   Kate, 37, has worked for OCL for 14 years. Her normal day job is managing the health and safety and legal compliance of Oldham’s leisure centres, but she jumped at the chance to retrain with St John’s Ambulance whilst the leisure...

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