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fi t ’n’ fast launches in oz Fit ‘n’ Fast has opened its fi rst club in the Sydney suburb of Penrith. Founded by Tony de Leede, former

CEO of Fitness First Australia, and Mark Smith, former CEO and chair of TSI New York, it offers 30-minute workouts as part of a “cheaper, better, faster” approach to fi tness. The 30-minute workouts cover

a range of activities, from circuits to group cycling, 30-minute results-focused PT sessions to ‘express zone’ workouts. However, the club also accommodates those who want to do more. A second site is due to open in

central Sydney this month, with plans to open 100 clubs in Australia over the next seven to 10 years. The non-contract memberships will cost less than AUS$10 a week.

jetts fitness nz expansion Australia-based express fi tness operator Jetts Fitness has begun its expansion into New Zealand, with its fi rst club opening in Auckland. The group expects to open 25

clubs in the next 18 months, through a combination of direct entry and franchising with both New Zealand and Australian partners. Further clubs in Auckland, as well as sites in Christchurch and Wellington, are already in the pipeline. The no-frills, low-cost chain

already includes 61 clubs in Australia, with more than 50,000 members.

ihrsa global report 2010 The health club industry posted a solid performance in 2009, according to the IHRSA 2010 Global Report, launched last month. Global industry revenue reached

US$67.2bn from a total of 128,500 health clubs and 119.5 million members. With more than 42 million members, the market in Europe alone brought in an estimated US$31bn in revenue. In North America, 53.1 million members used 38,000 facilities. The Asia- Pacifi c region remained steady, with revenues of more than US$10bn and nearly 16 million members.

16 the new Just Move club near Sydney

news just move opens near sydney

Just Move, an independent club owned by Steve and Lucia Kouma, opened on 1 June in Shellharbour City, just south of Sydney, Australia. The 350sq m club has been created,

says Steve, to target “people bored of the typical gym membership experience,

where they are one of very many members”. He continues: “We’re focused on service and delivering results for our members through interaction and integration into our classes or clubs. Our target membership is just 500 members.” Just Move specialises in group training,

with classes programmed around the concept of “moving people faster, stronger or better”. Equipped by Precor, Star Trac and Cybex, it offers group exercise classes, small group training clubs, PT and a gym fl oor comprising power, strength, core and cardio zones, a group training area and a group cycling studio. Membership starts at AUS$36 a fortnight. The Koumas plan to open up to 10

refurbished gym for tel aviv uni Lucia and Steve Kouma: Owners of

clubs over the next 10 years, all in the Illawarra coastal region of New South Wales and the south coast of Australia.

The TLV University Sport Centre has offi cially re-opened in Tel Aviv, Israel, following a US$200,000 gym refurb. Owned by Elit Sport Center, TLV

Uni’s sister company, the 35,000sq m centre is the largest university sports facility in Israel, with more than 10,000 members: 70 per cent students, with the remainder from the local community. Facilities include an Olympic-sized pool,

two heated indoor pools, a 1,000sq m gym, free weights room, three fi tness studios, a multi-sports hall, tennis and squash courts, and a group cycling studio. The refurbished fi tness suite offers

seven AMTs from Precor, with other suppliers including Cybex and Star Trac.

Fitness suite at the university has had a US$200,000 refurbishment

australian music rights verdict

Australia’s fi tness sector has been dealt a blow after the Copyright Tribunal decided to increase copyright fees for use of music in group exercise classes. The verdict, delivered on 17 May, comes after a long battle with the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia (PPCA), the body representing major record labels, which had requested a 4,000 per cent increase in fees. The current PPCA licence fee is 96.8 cents per fi tness class, with a capped annual maximum of AUS$2,654. This has

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now been increased to either AUS$15 per class or AUS$1 per participant – a hike of 1,500 per cent in the cost of a PPCA licence for a typical fi tness centre. Fitness Australia, the national trade

body, has criticised the move, which could see facilities paying more than AU$23,000 (£13,200) a year. However, as Fitness Australia CEO Lauretta Stace explains: “The fi tness industry has access to high quality alternative music that gym-goers are perfectly happy with and that’s not part of the PPCA repertoire.”

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