UKSA and UK Active create joint Active Spa business membership

UK spa industry trade body the UK Spa Association (UKSA) and UK Active, the country’s organisation for the physical activity sector, have joined forces to offer tailored business support to operators that provide both spa and fitness services.

The new Active Spa membership option reflects the holistic approach to wellness that increasing numbers of spas and health centres are adopting, incorporating both spa and fitness into an integrated wellness offer.

With an Active Spa membership operators will receive advice and support from both bodies.

Key support services include health and safety advice and help improving business reputation, growing brand awareness and increasing reach across both the spa and physical activity sectors.

Members will also receive discounts on sector networking events and will benefit from public awareness campaigning and benchmarking statistics.

Charlie Thompson, chairman of the UKSA, said: "The UK Spa Association recognises the need to represent the industry more fully in the future, and the insight our experts can provide to support the national wellness drive started by UK Active makes perfect sense.

“Our members will get better value from this joint membership option and our reach will extend beyond 1,000 spas to really push the crucial issues around national wellbeing and industry staffing that are at the crux of the future for us all. We hope spa operators will see this partnership as a huge benefit to the growth and credibility of the spa industry in the UK.”

Steven Scales, client services director at UK Active added: “The ability to share best practice and expertise between us will further enhance the support we can provide to our members and ensure we make progress in our mission to get more people more active, more often.”

Figures released earlier this year show the UK fitness industry is now worth close to £5 billion.