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Gymshark to open its first gym and ‘innovation hub’

F

itness wear and apparel

to create the 55,000sq ft

time in this industry we have

supplier Gymshark

space, which will include a

had the pleasure of visiting

has revealed plans

large, 20,000sq ft health

and training at the best gyms

to open a large gym

club, a studio space for the

in the world.

and innovation hub in

new Gymshark fitness app, a

order to help it with its

100-person auditorium, an

product development.

R&D factory and several high tech photographic studios.

The company will open

The space acts as a base for

the Gymshark Lifting Club,

“Gymshark

described as a creative hub

Gymshark’s creative teams,

Lifting Club

combining “R&D and working

providing “unique zones to

will see us

out” in Birmingham this year.

test ideas and products”.

combine our

Ben Francis, Gymshark

Gymshark has appointed

founder, said: “During our

design specialists Oktra

favourite parts of each of these gyms to create something that will serve as the ultimate home to anyone really interested in

We’ll combine our favourite parts of the best gyms in the world Ben Francis

conditioning.”

The space will be used by Gymshark to test new ideas and products

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Peloton removes workout classes after copyright lawsuit Home fitness giant Peloton

The lawsuit, by a number

The tracks mentioned in

has pulled a wide range of its

of US music publishers –

the lawsuit include some

popular live and on-demand

including Downtown Music

of the most well-known

home workouts after a lawsuit

Publishing, Pulse Music

contemporary artists –

was filed alleging that many of

Publishing, Reservoir and

including Rihanna, Bruno

its classes feature songs the

Round Hill – accuses Peloton

Mars, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry,

company has “used without

of infringement of more than

Justin Timberlake, Ed Sheeran

obtaining proper licenses”.

a thousand musical works.

and Justin Bieber. The plaintiff s – all members

The lawsuit claims Peloton failed to license the music it uses

of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) – are seeking damages of more than US$150m. In a statement, NMPA

The filing of the lawsuit is unfortunate and disappointing John Foley

said: “While Peloton has licensed with some of the

Peloton CEO John Foley said:

music publishing industry,

“The lawsuit is unfortunate

it has failed to do so with

and disappointing, as it

a significant number of

occurred after what appeared

publishers, leaving a great

to be fruitful discussions.”

deal of income lost to songwriters.”

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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.