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YMCA refurbishes two Y+ Fitness gyms in London

YMCA London South West’s Y+ Fitness gyms – Surbiton and Hawker Centre, Kingston – are being transformed as part of refurbishments at both locations. The 285sq m (3,068sq ft) facility at

YMCA Surbiton has already been unveiled following its facelift, with 32 stations of Precor CV equipment installed. Meanwhile, the revamp of the 225sq

m (2,422sq ft) facility at YMCA Hawker Centre is part of a wider development and will feature a new studio when complete. Read more:

Nuf f ie ld He a l th has announced the official launch of 15 new fitness and wellbeing centres across the UK, which have been unveiled at former Greens gyms acquired by Nuffield earlier this year. The sites – bought from

De Vere Group – will help Nuffield Health increase its presence in England and Scotland and the number of facilities it operates in metropolitan areas. Among the locations of the centres are Stoke,

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The former Greens sites have been rebranded by Nuffield Health

Edinburgh, Birmingham and two in Glasgow. Each is designed to provide a “joined-up approach” to managing health and fitness. Every member will be able to benefit from a

comprehensive Health MOT to provide a clear overview of an their health status and to offer a bespoke plan to remain healthy. The new openings take Nuffield Health – one of the UK’s largest healthcare charities

Britons’ healthy life expectancy is on the increase

ONS: UK residents living longer, healthier lives

People in the UK are living longer, healthier lives than ever before according to an Office for National Statistics (ONS) report. The healthy life expectancy increased

by more than two years between 2005 and 2010, with more than 75 per cent of a lifetime from birth spent in good health. The figures do, however, differ regionally.

While the proportion of life spent in very good or good general health is increasing in England and Wales it is, on the whole, falling in Scotland and Northern Ireland. Read more:

Wyre Council plans leisure investment

Members of Wyre Council’s cabinet were to discuss new proposals for a £7.4m investment in improvements to local leisure centres at a meeting scheduled for 12 September. It follows a comprehensive review of provision, and the local authority has now set out new plans for an overhaul of services and to redevelop its existing facilities. The plans will benefit three leisure centres, with Thornton Leisure Centre to receive a £3.4m upgrade that will deliver an extreme sports facility and improved fitness provision.

High street personal training concept for DLL

David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has announced the launch of its new high-street-based personal training concept, which will be trialled in three locations from the end of September. The inaugural DL Studio site will open on

Upper Richmond Road in Putney, London, while a second location is expected to follow in Winchester – subject to planning approval. A third site is being planned in the centre

of London, and DLL is looking to roll out the new format on a wider scale. The first three DL Studios represent a £500,000 investment. It is anticipated that the new concept will

provide one-to-one personal training sessions, exercise classes and group training run by DLL- qualified instructors. The non-membership based model is designed for “time-pressed exercise enthusiasts” and will offer a variety of options to purchase blocks of three or 10 sessions, or to pay monthly. DLL chief executive Scott Lloyd says: “The

creation of our new studio training concept provides a complementary alternative to the

Tone Leisure has announced that it is to launch a new indoor cycling studio at its Wellsprings site in Taunton, Somerset. The leisure trust has invested £40,000 in

the new facility, including the acquisition of 24 new Keiser M3 spinning bikes.

10 Read Health Club Management online at The new concept will be trialled in three sites

traditional gym and brings an exciting new offer to the high street. “We’re excited by the potential for this

concept, which fills a gap in the market for a convenient, local fitness solution, easily fitted around our customers’ other day to day commitments and time pressures.”

Tone completes Taunton indoor cycling studio Tone’s commercial director Joel Chapman

says: “We had noticed for some time that our studio class numbers had been growing in all our Taunton sites despite the general downturn in the economy.” Read more:

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– to 65 clubs open to the public and nearly 200,000 members. Nuffield Health managing director,

consumer wellbeing, Laura Kerby, says: “We are closer to achieving our strategic ambition of a national network of fitness and wellbeing facilities. We’ve introduced many fantastic benefits for our members at these centres, including the Nuffield Health MOT and Meet our Expert events.”

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