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COVID lockdowns and their impact on Japan’s already struggling fitness industry

With Japanese Prime Minister Yoshida Suga announcing that the country would be extending its state of emergency by one month, ending on 7th March, as it handles country's third wave of…

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Feb 17, 2021 ByRichard Young Features /


Tourist destinations at risk from global warming and sea level rise

With global warming and sea levels rising and some of our most popular tourist destinations at risk of being lost in the next 100 years, energy experts investigated which tourist…

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Feb 8, 2021 ByBen Gallizzi Features /


COVID-19 forces a rethink of major stadiums and sports facilities around the world

Kevin Wilson suggests that the Coronavirus pandemic has further exaggerated the ‘white elephant’ characteristics of just about all large spectator sport facilities. In recent…

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Jan 25, 2021 ByKevin Wilson Events / Features / Finance / Sport / Venues /


What Does Japan’s Low Birth Rate Mean For Its Fitness Industry?

It's been well-documented that Japan's population is decreasing.  According to Japan's Minister of Internal affairs, a 0.22% decrease in population accord between 2018 and…

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Jan 18, 2021 ByRichard Young Features / Fitness / Wellness /


Independent group exercise instructors and personal trainers to pose a threat to clubs?

Leading US-based fitness educator and past FILEX speaker Sara Kooperman, has expressed fears that with the current COVID-19 pandemic having caused gyms to furlough their group exercise…

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Nov 24, 2020 Features / Finance / Fitness / Recreation / Wellness /


McDonald Jones Stadium looks to grow reputation as the place where Newcastle celebrates

#KeepItLocal is the mantra of an experienced venue catering team at Newcastle’s McDonald Jones Stadium, which as Arthur Stanley reports, is determined to support local suppliers and…

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Oct 30, 2020 ByArthur Stanley Events / Features / Hospitality / Sport / Venues /


Traditions and working culture an obstacle to fitness club growth in Japan

The potential of Asia’s fitness market is one many international brands are keen to exploit, reaching out to today’s millennials who make up the largest percentage of gym…

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Sep 1, 2020 ByRichard Young Features / Fitness / Wellness /


Fitness facilities at the crossroads and demanding new approaches

Chris Skinner, Managing Director of leading equipment supplier HF Industries, believes that the operation of exercise facilities through and after the Coronavirus pandemic demands a new…

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Aug 11, 2020 ByChris Skinner Features / Fitness / Safety / Wellness /



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