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Girls wanna have fun
Recent research shows that 88 per cent of teenagers enjoying park facilities are boys. Susan Johnson, senior business manager at street furniture specialist Broxap, discusses how a shift in focus at the planning stage to update park facilities and prioritise safety could help to address the imbalance
Phase one
Senior architect and research & development lead at GT3 Architects, Judith Atkinson, discusses designing for dementia and highlights the importance of ensuring it is considered at the design phase and not an after-thought or tick box exercise.
Outside of the box
The health and fitness benefits of boxing training are no secret. And a new partnership between Walsall Council and Alliance Leisure has brought this further to the fore with the delivery of the area’s first dedicated BOX12 studio.
Stay and play
The Association of Play Industries is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year. It is now calling on the government to provide greater support for the sector, amid local authority closures
Stay equipped
Ben Barker, marketing manager at GymkitUK highlights the importance of investing in a robust maintenance programme long-term success
Alliance Leisure to design Kingston Leisure Centre
Alliance Leisure has been appointed to work on the concept design for a new leisure centre for Kingston upon Thames London Borough Council in south-west London.
Your gym matters!
At Leisure DB, work is underway on the UK-wide audit that will shape and inform the State of the UK Fitness Industry Report 2024 – and with it, sector growth. Founder David Minton explains
Ireland’s first power-assisted exercise studio opens
Hildegarde Naughton T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for Public Health and Wellbeing, has officially opened Ireland’s first power-assisted exercise studio.
Guard of honour
Introducing new, assisted lifeguard technology promises to take safety in public swimming pools to unprecedented heights. Jo Talbot, RLSS UK’s commercial director, explains how.

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