1. FIA responds to new £1 billion sports strategy
Commenting on the new strategy, David Stalker, CEO, FIA said “We fully support the strategy’s objective to engage people in sport and make activity a lifelong habit for more people. Our recent legacy ready summit reverberated the need for partnerships across all sectors to capitalise on a nation united by the 2012 Games to grow levels of participation.”
2. Newsweek Scotland
FIA CEO David Stalker appeared on Newsweek Scotland this week, discussing the fitness industry and how gym membership has moved away from being a luxury to a necessity for many people.
3. Breath screening tool for employers launched to save £6.4 billion annual cost of workplace hangovers
The FIA (Fitness Industry Association) has welcomed the UK launch of the BreathScan programme as an important new way to trigger changes to healthier lifestyles. The FIA has joined up with fitness equipment manufacturer Johnson Health Tech UK Ltd to help pilot the scheme.
4. Mother who shed six stone after gastric band surgery stunned to discover it had broken… and weight loss was through EXERCISE
A mother-of-two, who thought it was ‘impossible’ to lose weight on her own, has told how she lost six stone purely through exercise after, unbeknown to her, her gastric band snapped.
5. Team Stylist catch Olympic fever
Eight Stylist team members of varying fitness levels are taking on physical challenges which they must achieve in time for the Olympics, to try and inspire an Olympic sporting revolution.
6. London 2012 chiefs decide future of three Olympic venues
The handball arena – which will become a multi-use arena that can host community sport, concerts, exhibitions and other events after the Games – and the aquatics centre, will both be run by a company called Greenwich Leisure.
7. Extreme gym team
For a new fat-fighting series, Channel 4 has recruited four of London’s oddest personal trainers. Jasmine Gardner steeled herself for a weird workout.
It’s the year of the London Olympics, and fitness instructor Bella-Marie says it’s time to focus on health.