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Phoenix Equity Partners invest in The Gym Group

After much speculation about The Gym Group's new investment partner, Phoenix Equity Partners today confirmed it has agreed terms to finance further UK expansion. Phoenix is a leading UK middle-market private equity firm. Phoenix's strategy is to acquire significant stakes in businesses alongside management teams and work with those teams to ...

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il club, piattaforma del bene comune

Gymtopia è la nuova piattaforma web tramite la quale i club di tutto il mondo possono raccontare le proprie iniziative benefiche. Un modo per aiutare chi ne ha bisogno, rendere più profonda la relazione con i socie la comunità, tutto a vantaggio della propria “reputazione sociale” edell’immagine del settore

Short video to introduce Gymtopia

Gymtopia, my new project launches on June 19th 2013 in London. This four minute video explains the big idea. You can keep up-to-date with the project on Gymtopia's Facebook page. Gymtopia's big idea from Gymtopia on Vimeo. This short video explains how the global health and fitness industry can use its influence ...

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Health Club Management discuss Gymtopia

Kate Cracknell, Editor of UK-based Health Club Management devotes her 'Letter from the Editor' to discuss the idea of health clubs becoming more socially orientated. The letter discusses Gymtopia which launches at the end of May 2013. ------------- Social responsibility Why do health clubs – operations that pivot around the idea of doing ...

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Ray Algar discusses Gymtopia, his new digital project

Adriano Zanni recently contacted me about an article for Fitness Business Magazine Brasil. He wanted to know more about Gymtopia, which launches during May 2013. Adriano Zanni (AZ): How and why did you start to think about Gymtopia? Ray Algar (RA): For many years I have been thinking about how the fitness ...

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El ABC del fenómeno low cost

Lean en este artículo lo mejor del reportaje de #MercadoFitnessTV al consultor Ray Algar, Director Gerente de la firma Oxygen Consulting, con base en el Reino Unido. La primera palabra que viene a mi cabeza cuando pienso en cómo explicar el fenómeno de los gimnasios de bajo costo (low cost) es ...

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Harnessing the health club as a platform for social good

Article reproduced from IL Nuovo Club Magazine, Italy. Recently, I discovered that Ray Algar, the Managing Director of UK-based Oxygen Consulting was developing a new digital project called ‘Gymtopia’. He describes Gymtopia ‘as a place where clubs do social good’. I was interested to discover more about this project and we ...

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Gymtopia – a place where clubs do social good

What I love about this globally connected world in which we now live and work is that our ability to influence and make an impact is dramatically amplified. Never have we been able to reach out to more people. However, when we reach out, do we give or take? Some ...

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Exploring ideas for my next health club industry report

Five years ago, I was invited to speak to Swedish health and fitness operators at a conference in Gothenburg. My presentation was called: What does your fitness clubs stand for? You can read the presentation here: The themes in this presentation were: Proliferation of consumer choice and growing sense of ‘choice trauma’ Clubs beginning ...

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Gymtopia is now gaining momentum

Here is further information on Gymtopia, an exciting new project I am launching over the next few months: What is Gymtopia? Gymtopia will be a digital platform with one simple aim; to discover, capture and share the wider social good undertaken by the world’s health clubs. This achieves two things; it shows ...

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