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The Fitne s s Indus t r y Association (FIA) has signed a partnership deal with the Meditation Foundation. As a result, the Meditation


Foundation will become a FIA Vanguard member and wi l l suppor t the association’s initiatives with GPs, healthcare providers, educational institutions and social/community groups. The partnership will look


to provide FIA members with the opportunity to experience a Meditation and Mindfulness for Health and Wellbeing programme, which can be used as an additional revenue stream alongside traditional group exercise. There will also be an accredited teacher training programmes for members of staff. FIA chief executive David Stalker says: “This


FIA members will be able to add meditation classes to their offering


partnership highlights our extending role to work across all aspects of health and wellbeing.


Evidence-based research supports the benefits of meditation and mindfulness in public health, and we are looking forward to working closely with the foundation to establish core programmes and teacher training initiatives to help us create a healthier nation.” The long-term programme will also tie in with National Stress Awareness Day.


énergie cancels float and opts for PE deal


Health club franchise énergie Group has withdrawn from its planned initial public offering (IPO) due to the combination of volatile market conditions and a “very attractive offer” from a private equity firm. The énergie Group, which


operates 98 clubs across six countries, had previously set out plans to list on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM). The IPO was to take place


Pozzoni have drawn up plans for the new facility


Public exhibition for new Hertfordshire facility plans


An exhibition of plans for a new facility at Cotlandswick, Hertfordshire, has been launched by St Albans City and District Council and DC Leisure Management. Residents in London Colney have been


given the opportunity to comment on proposals for the new centre, which include a 60-station gym and an exercise studio. A single-court sports hal l and


The énergie Group’s chief executive officer Jan Spaticchia


by means of a reverse acquisition by Hubco Investments Plc. In a statement, however, énergie CEO Jan


Spaticchia said that the private equity offer was seen to “more appropriately” recognise the value of the group than was likely to be the case with the current state of equity markets.


As a result, the board made the decision


that the private equity deal provided the most desirable structure to fund the next stage of the company’s development. Spaticchia says: “The offer we’ve received


against the backdrop of uncertain market conditions made this the right choice.”


Life Fitness equips independent Stamford school gym


A new sports complex to be used by students, staff and the general public opened at Stamford Endowed Schools in Stamford, Lincolnshire, last month. The centre includes a 25m swimming pool, wet and dry areas and a hospitality zone, as well


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as a health club with a fitness suite fitted with 40 pieces of equipment from Life Fitness. Fitness equipment includes the Elevation


Engage CV series as well as Signature Strength and Hammer Strength equipment. Details: http://lei.sr?a=G1T1w


synthetic turf pitches will also form part of the Pozzoni-designed leisure centre. Meanwhile, 50 per cent of the Cotlandswick site will remain as green open space.


Leisure upgrades part of Strabane’s three-year plan


The upgrade and modernisation of three leisure facilities across Strabane, Northern Ireland, forms part of the local authority’s new three-year corporate strategy. Strabane District Council has committed


to a £12m capital development programme between 2012 and 2015, which will improve provision. Riversdale Leisure Centre, Derg Valley Leisure Centre and Melvin Sports Complex are the three leisure facilities earmarked for improvements.


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£30m Orford Park complex opens to the public


The Queen has officially unveiled a new £30m sport, health and education complex that has transformed a former landfill site in the centre of Warrington, Cheshire. Orford Park has been developed


by Warrington Borough Council and incorporates a 9,000sq m (96,875sq ft) Sports Hub with facilities such as two swimming pools and a 75-station fitness suite The gym has been equipped by


Technogym and includes the Element strength range, as well as the Excite cardio range. Other on-site facilities include three GP surgeries and a Diploma Centre for 14- to 19-year-olds.


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