Midland Karting races away from its competitors using JR’s Quirky Kit finance for a staggering sixth time in as many years. Midland Karting has been offering the premier outdoor go-karting experience for over 20 years, with a surface offering ultimate high-grip, high-speed racing. They have three different circuits to choose from, providing fun and adventures … Read more

Unique boxing business UBX continues to spread across the UK. This time, boxing off the south-west with their specialist mix of boxing and strength training in the new lambent location in Bath. Last week was the grand opening of UBX’s third UK store and motivation swept the city of Bath, with passer-by’s engrossed with UBX’s … Read more

Chancellors budget to building the economy back better

During his autumn budget, the Chancellor announced several different governmental spending avenues to ensure a strong economic bounce back after the coronavirus pandemic. In our previous blog post, we spoke about the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS) extension until 30th June 2022, however the government has pledged more to businesses to ensure a healthy post pandemic … Read more

Offering a fusion between gymnasium, dance, circus and martial arts, Gym City champions ‘the new way to train’; providing a range of ‘unconventional’ fitness classes such as MMA, Muay Thai boxing and pole fitness. The gym is set to host the biggest range of state-of-the-art fitness equipment in any Derby gym to appeal to every member’s training preferences.

First established in 2008, Club Energy Fitness has gone from strength to strength. They specialise in many different types of training; offering studio, cardio, performance, boxing and a ladies zone under one roof. Earlier this year, directors, Gary and Patrick, approached Johnson Reed as the business was looking to relocate to larger premises to accommodate their growing membership base. With the help of Mark Johnson, they were able to quickly acquire their desired equipment though a lease; spreading the cost through monthly repayments over a fixed term. 

2017 has been another record year for the gym and leisure industry, according to the latest research by the Leisure Database. Johnson Reed Fitness Finance director, Jamie Collier, assesses the challenges gym and leisure businesses face as they go into the new year.

We’re seeing record membership figures, with 9.7 million fitness members in the UK – a 5.1% increase on the previous year. We’ve also seen increases in the number of fitness facilities and market value; 4.6% and 6.3% respectively. With many key metrics fast-approaching milestones, experts predict 2020 may be the ‘golden age of fitness’.

Doctor of Chiropractic, Hannah Beard, has started-up a brand-new clinic in the centre of Bournemouth, offering the comprehensive treatment programme, ‘8 Weeks to Wellness’. Amongst the somewhat-saturated Bournemouth chiropractic market, Pure Wellness’ main differentiator from the local competition is their emphasis on wellness and their ability to provide all elements under one roof; massage, personal training, nutritional advice and meditation.

Airea 51, the UK’s newest indoor adventure park and the first of its kind in Telford, is about to spring into action. At more than 30,000 square feet, the park boasts a wide range of indoor leisure activities, from trampolines to ninja warrior courses.

We catch up with founder and director, Dean McQuire, to discuss his first foray into the industry, the trampoline park potential in the UK and the crucial role equipment leasing played throughout the start-up process.

Established in 1991, ukactive was created as the trade association for the leisure sector, committed to improving the health of the nation through promoting active lifestyles.

We grab five minutes with senior account executive, Adam Farrant, to discuss their ongoing mission, member benefits, important dates for your diaries and predictions for the leisure and fitness industries in the coming year.

Staying fit and healthy is a high priority for many of us, but we all know how tricky it can be to stick to a training regime – especially alongside the multitude of other life commitments we need to juggle! Having accumulated 10 years’ experience in the fitness industry, personal trainer, Karla Peacock, set out to help clients achieve this balance, and started up her own training facility in Bolton. Just Fit opened at the beginning of May, and offers both personal training sessions and group options, for those wanting a big-impact workout on a smaller budget.