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David Langridge launches on-demand fitness provider 1FitLife

T

he on-demand fitness

1FitLife will target UK and

sector has a new

European-based operators,

player, following the

offering them a white label

launch of 1FitLife.

digital platform to host both

The brainchild of industry

veteran and entrepreneur

live and on-demand content via US platform Intelivideo.

David Langridge – a former global marketing director for Fitness First and founder of Connected Fitness Labs – the company will produce a wide range of virtual fitness content and looks to tap

1FitLife will target UK and European-based operators

into the rising popularity of exercise apps.

“Fitness providers are

1FitLife has secured a platform Wexer to host its own channel, and has also worked with Fitbench to create exercise videos.

of fitness clubs will have

increasingly attempting

incorporated virtual fitness in

By 2020, most clubs will have incorporated virtual fitness

to monetise digital fitness

some form, but few have the

and there’s a market for it,”

expertise to make it work.”

David Langridge

it’s estimated the majority

deal to supply virtual fitness

Langridge said. “By 2020, More: http://lei.sr/D4Z4X_H

Fusion and Active Life merge – £11.5m earmarked for facilities Leisure operators Fusion

for the council’s three main

Lifestyle and Active Life

leisure centres and then

package will result in

have committed to investing

work with Fusion to deliver

the refurbishment and

£11.5m in improving facilities

an investment package of

redeveloping of the leisure

in Kent, following the signing

circa £11.5m into Kingsmead

centres – including the

of a long-term lease deal with

Leisure Centre in Canterbury,

creation of extended and

Canterbury City Council.

Herons Leisure Centre in

improved fitness facilities,

Herne Bay and Whitstable

new family-friendly play

Swimming Pool.

facilities and on-site cafés.

The deal will see Active Life enter into 50-year leases

The investment

As part of the deal, Active

Active Life has signed 50-year leases for three facilities

Life – set up as a local charity to operate the sites – will become a subsidiary of Fusion,

There’s a demand for greater efficiency and innovative thinking Peter Kay

but will continue operating with an independent identity and a local board. Peter Kay, CEO of Fusion,

“This partnership between Fusion and Active Life allows both organisations to further

added: “In an increasingly

their charitable objectives

challenging environment

and delivers significant

for local authority leisure

improvements to the council’s

services, there is a demand for

leisure facilities.”

greater efficiency and more innovative thinking.

More: http://lei.sr/q5h5m_H

Profile for Leisure Media

Health Club Management May 2019  

Health Club Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global health club, fitness and gym industry.

Health Club Management May 2019  

Health Club Management is the magazine and online community for decision-makers in the global health club, fitness and gym industry.