Health Club Management January 2018

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Les Mills’ global Workout for Water raises US$850,000


global fitness fundraising

and their families gain access

initiative, Workout For

to safe water, health care,

Water, has raised more

nutrition and vital sanitation.

than US$850,000 (€720,490,

Workouts, involving Les

£633,620) to help combat

Mills’ 19,000 gym partners

ongoing humanitarian crises.

and 130,000 instructors, took

The campaign centred on a one-day exercise event

place on 18 November 2017. More than £36,000 (€41,000,

organised by children’s

US$49,100) was raised in the

charity Unicef and global

UK alone – an amount Les Mills

fitness brand Les Mills to

has pledged to match.

provide funds to help children

Unicef New Zealand’s executive director Vivien Maidaborn said: “Water is central to everything we do. When children have access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene, they have more than just life, they have a chance to be healthy, to gain an education and to have a brighter future.”

The one-day workout raised funds to provide clean water for children

Vivien Maidaborn, executive director, Unicef New Zealand


Apple’s GymKit debuts in Fitness First and Virgin Active


TRIB3 targets Asian market as part of global expansion Boutique gym operator TRIB3

The news comes as TRIB3

Members with an Apple

is in advanced talks to take

prepares to launch in Helsinki,

become the first operator

Watch will be able to pair it

its brand into Asia as part of

after Sami Hurme bought

in the world to introduce

with TechnoGym kit.

its ongoing global expansion.

the rights to open studios in

itness First Australia has

gym floor cardio equipment

Once connected, the watch

TRIB3 chief executive

that pairs wirelessly with

and equipment exchange data

Kevin Yates told Health Club

Apple GymKit technology,

without the need to download

Management: “We’re working

with Virgin Active UK hot on

additional apps, press extra

with a partner to grow our

its heels with a December

buttons or navigate menus.

international expansion

launch at its Mansion House location in London.

throughout Asia.”

the country, with a target of creating 18 new sites in total. Hurme is hoping to shake up the fitness industry in Finland. More:


The technology debuted in Fitness First clubs in Sydney and Melbourne

We’re working with a partner to grow our international expansion throughout Asia Kevin Yates