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Independent group exercise instructors and personal trainers to pose a threat to clubs?

Leading US-based fitness educator and past FILEX speaker Sara Kooperman, has expressed fears that with the current COVID-19 pandemic having caused gyms to furlough their group exercise…

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Nov 24, 2020 Features / Finance / Fitness / Recreation / Wellness /


McDonald Jones Stadium looks to grow reputation as the place where Newcastle celebrates

#KeepItLocal is the mantra of an experienced venue catering team at Newcastle’s McDonald Jones Stadium, which as Arthur Stanley reports, is determined to support local suppliers and…

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Oct 30, 2020 ByArthur Stanley Events / Features / Hospitality / Sport / Venues /


Traditions and working culture an obstacle to fitness club growth in Japan

The potential of Asia’s fitness market is one many international brands are keen to exploit, reaching out to today’s millennials who make up the largest percentage of gym…

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Sep 1, 2020 ByRichard Young Features / Fitness / Wellness /


Fitness facilities at the crossroads and demanding new approaches

Chris Skinner, Managing Director of leading equipment supplier HF Industries, believes that the operation of exercise facilities through and after the Coronavirus pandemic demands a new…

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Aug 11, 2020 ByChris Skinner Features / Fitness / Safety / Wellness /


After ‘the Great Lockdown’

Simon Weatherill considers the leadership challenge facing fitness, recreation and sport Leadership in a Crisis We all know that the impact of the Coronavirus crisis has been massive with…

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Apr 25, 2020 BySimon Weatherill Aquatics / Features / Recreation / Sport / Venues /


A Massive Disruption but a Big Opportunity

Wayne Middleton sees that the current Coronavirus is a unique test of resilience As venues and events internationally come to terms with the impact of the COVID-19 virus shutdown,…

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Mar 20, 2020 ByWayne Middleton Features / Recreation / Sport /


Why dealing with COVID-19 needs to be the first item on all sporting board agendas: 10 questions all boards must consider now

Dealing with the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak needs to the top item on the agenda of all sporting board, posing 10 questions all boards must consider now. At the time of…

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Mar 11, 2020 ByAlex Mednis Features / Recreation / Sport /


Hong Kong’s Park for All

Populous sees the plan for Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Sports Park as setting a new multipurpose sport precinct benchmark International sports architects Populous say that Hong Kong’s…

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May 6, 2019 Features / Sport / Venues /



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