Health & Fitness in the news – 11/10/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Aspire trust secures contract for budget gym
Leisure Management

Aspire Sports & Cultural Trust – which operates both GL1 Leisure Centre and Oxstalls Tennis Centre in Gloucester – has expanded its services by opening a budget gym in Cheltenham.

Leisure Management

2. UPDATE 1-BC Partners could still float Fitness First-source
London South East

SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE Oct 11 (Reuters) – UK-based private equity firm BC Partners has not ruled out an initial public offering for the Australian and Asian operations of its Fitness First gym chain, even as it considers a sale that could fetch more than A$1 billion ($996 million), a source said.

London South East

3. Gym’ll fix it for residents with weight-loss exercise programme
Beautiful North Yorkshire

City of York Council’s sport and active leisure team is launching a new programme to help residents lose weight through exercise.

Beautiful North Yorkshire

4. New children’s Zumba classes starting in Cradley Heath
Stourbridge News

A LEISURE centre in Cradley Heath has launched a Zumba class designed to keep children fit.

Stourbridge News

Health & Lifestyle

1.Does running make you fat?
The Independent

Many of us take up jogging to help lose weight. But the latest research shows it could have just the opposite effect. Sophie Morris, who ran a marathon and ended up heavier, explains why

The Independent

2. FIT IN THE CITY
City AM

BAREFOOT running, toning shoes, green tea… there’s a lot that’s being debated at the moment.

City AM

3. Put some ‘pep’ into your life with Pilates
Global Business Magazine

What do the names The Mermaid, The Saw, Scissors, The Bicycle and The Hundred have in common?

Global Business Magazine

4. Swimming is one of the best ways to boost fitness
Plymouth Herald

SWIMMING is well known for being one of the best forms of all-round exercise for anyone wanting to get fit.

Plymouth Herald