Posts tagged “Gymtopia”

Gymtopia social good platform building momentum

                        Gymtopia has come a long way since its 2013 inception. We have now published inspiring stories from five continents outlining how the global health and fitness industry is using its community of members and staff to help people and communities. The stories are powerful and impactful so do drop by ...

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One place for all of the stories of good by health/fitness industry

IHRSA has today published  a great bog post about the work of Gymtopia under the heading 'One place for all of the stories of good by health/fitness industry'. ------- "The health and fitness industry does plenty of good on a daily basis by helping every person who walks through the door onto ...

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Gymtopia article series with Health Club Managment – article 1 Cia Athletica Brazil

This is the first of a year-long series of Gymtopia projects being serialised in Health Club Management magazine. This first article discusses a gym member shoe donation programme by Cia Athletica clubs in Brazil. You can read here why I developed Gymtopia.

Why giving back to communities matters to The Gym Group

Recently, I caught up with John Treharne, CEO of UK-based, The Gym Group. We were discussing Gymtopia, my new project, and the various Charity partners that the The Gym Group supports. Here is the interview: ------------- Ray Algar: When was The Gym Group founded and why was it started? John Treharne: ‘The Gym ...

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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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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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A story telling platform that captures the social impact of global health clubs

Today I am announcing the start of Gymtopia, an important new digital platform that aims to capture the wider social good undertaken by the world’s health clubs. This achieves two things; it shows the social impact projects that are already taking place, and critically, encourages other clubs to do the ...

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