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Gymtopia was set up with a simple aim – to spread the word about how the fitness industry is helping communities across the world. In the October 2014 edition of Leisure Management magazine, Ray Algar shares four amazing stories.

Gymtopia: a place where clubs do social good

Gymtopia was conceived by founder and chief engagement officer Ray Algar, who believes the global health and fi tness industry has enormous infl uence and potential to do good in the world, beyond its immediate customers. The idea of Gymtopia is simple: to curate and spread remarkable stories in which the fitness industry uses its influence to reach out and support an external community in need. It was created with the generous support of five organisations:

Companhia Athletica, Gantner Technologies, Les Mills, Retention Management and The Gym Group.

Gymtopia received an Outstanding Achievement Award in the ukactive Matrix Flame Awards 2014.

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