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Various illustrations of people exercising from Zumba in church hall, running in the park and exercising in front of the TV

Health club industry mid-market report

The ‘Health club industry mid-market report’ (subtitled ‘investigating how brands are repositioning in an era of rising competition’) is the latest report researched and written by respected industry analyst Ray Algar and released by Oxygen ... Read more »

Front cover for a new UK boutique fitness studio report showing a range of execise items foundin studios such as hand weights, treadmills and indoor bikes

UK boutique fitness studio report

The ‘2015 UK boutique fitness studio report’ (subtitled ‘A strategic investigation into an exciting growth segment’) is written by respected industry analyst Ray Algar and released by Oxygen Consulting, the Brighton-based global fitness industry consultancy. ... Read more »

Two November Project participants hug after completing their workout

ukactive ActiveLab launch event

Invited to deliver a talk to inaugural members of ActiveLab, a UK accelerator programme for the best and brightest physical activity start-ups.

Ray Algar speaking at Club Industry fitness conference in Chicago during October 2016

Guest international speaker at Club Industry – USA

Invited to deliver a talk at the Club Industry Conference to an audience of American health club owners discussing themes from my recent Health Club Industry Mid-Market report.

Tren16 conference Norway

Guest international speaker at Tren16 Conference — Norway

Commissioned to give a one hour talk at the Tren16 conference to an audience connected to the Norwegian health and fitness industry. The talk was titled: 'Understand the market — build your brand.' The talk was ... Read more »

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2016 TaiSpo Fitness Club Management Forum — Taiwan

One of two international speakers invited to give a one hour talk to an audience connected to the Taiwanese health and fitness industry. The talk was well received with 96% of the audience rating it ... Read more »

Ray Algar LIW presentation on the health and fitness industry

Leisure Industry Week Presentation by Ray Algar — UK

Below is a copy of the presentation I delivered at Leisure Industry Week in Birmingham during September 2015. The presentation theme was looking at how the health and fitness industry is evolving and how a ... Read more »

Colourful report front cover showing hand drawn illustration of a brain. From the brain is a cable and plug being held by a man in black trousers

Brief presentation of Fitness Sector Social Good Report

On 28 May 2014 I was invited to the offices of ukactive in London to present a short overview of my new report to the communications forum. The comms' forum is a quarterly event that ... Read more »

Health Club Management magazine cover–February 2014

Click to join, click to give: The Gym Group

This is the second of a year-long series of Gymtopia projects being serialised in Health Club Management magazine. This second article discusses UK-based The Gym Group and their online charity giving programme.

Cover image of 2013 Review of UK Health & Fitness Industry and 2014 Outlook

2013 Review of the UK Health and Fitness Industry and 2014 Outlook

Today I am publishing my 2013/2014 review of the UK Health and Fitness Industry. The document captures the key events that shaped the industry during 2013 and then discusses the outlook for 2014. The report ... Read more »

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Global launch of Gymtopia

Gymtopia is a digital story telling platform capturing the social impact projects powered by the global health and fitness industry. The project is now live and already features inspiring stories from the United States, United Kingdom, Argentina and Mexico. Please visit Gymtopia and get your organisation involved. Introductory video below (click on four arrows to enlarge video):