ukactive recently unveiled the latest cohort of young fit-tech businesses to join the ActiveLab programme. I was involved as a mentor in last year’s ActiveLab programe, so I decided to take a quick look at this year’s contenders. Although ActiveLab is billed as an accelerator programme for the Fit-Tech sector, in truth this year’s cohort … Continue reading ActiveLab 2018
Sport England released the latest Active Lives results the other day. This is a huge survey of almost 200,000 adults in England, designed to track levels of physical activity over time, so it's worth a bit of time digging in to the data. The main headline this time was that there isn't really a headline. … Continue reading Active Lives Insights
An interesting report from Mintel in the news this morning, revealing that "fun-loving Britons are expected to spend £129 billion on leisure activities this year, a 17% increase on five years ago, with activities such as trampolining and outdoor assault courses seeing a surge in interest from adults". This contrasts with a 17% decline in … Continue reading UK adults spend large on having fun
A couple of weeks ago I went to SWEAT, an event organised by UK Active for the boutique fitness market. For the uninitiated, boutique is loosely defined as smaller, independent venues offering a highly engaging and specialised fitness experience, usually based around a single form of activity and with flexible pay-as-you-go options instead of the … Continue reading Can boutique fitness keep on growing?