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Uniting the world of fitness PHOTO: NUFFIELD HEALTH

ISSUE 8 2021 No 293

PHOTO: F45

80 Nuffield’s Healthier Nation Index explained

16 David Beckham has joined forces with F45

05 Editor’s letter

24 HCM news

54 People and planet

Consumers are returning to gyms, but there are challenge ahead, says Liz Terry

PureGym goes global, 1Rebel pivots to open local studio and Global Health and Fitness Alliance announces WHO strategy

As the world grapples with climate change and prepares for COP26 in Glasgow, David Minton says it’s time for the fitness industry to step up and make its own contribution to saving the planet

12 Write to reply Marcus Kingswood on music licensing policy and John Harling on SLT’s COVID-19 programme

16 HCM people David Beckham Following its IPO, the sporting superstar is investing in global gym franchise, F45

20 Colin Waggett The CEO of Third Space talks about the company’s recent deal with KSL and plans for growth 6

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32 Interview Russell Barnes As David Lloyd Leisure announces it has regained its pre-pandemic membership numbers, its CEO talks to HCM

44 Everyone’s talking about The bounceback There are no official numbers indicating how operators are faring after lockdown. In the first part of this special report, HCM talks to big-box operators. Next issue we talk to the boutiques

64 Full circle The Gym Group and its hybrid partner, Fiit, have taken their relationship to a new level with the opening of in-gym Fiit Pods and Studios. HCM finds out more from Dan Shellard and Barney Harrison

70 Foundation of success The GLL Sports Foundation, which supports athletes in their bid for Olympic Gold, had its best Games ever in Tokyo