LONDON, UK – May 3, 2023 – Legend by Xplor, a leading leisure management software for UK leisure operators, has today announced its official partnership with British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS), the national body for higher education sports in the United Kingdom (UK). The three-year collaboration is focused on driving digital transformation in the higher education sports industry and supporting BUCS’ mission to deliver the best university sport experience for students, staff, and local communities.

As large-scale fitness campuses, university fitness facilities usually span a number of gyms, indoor athletics centres, outdoor stadiums, sports halls, all-weather pitches, swimming pools, and sports courts – to support community recreation and sports leagues, intervarsity competitions, national athletics leagues, along with ensuring that fitness is easily accessible to all university students.

The national body chose to work with Legend for its superior cloud-based technology, digital experience, and API capabilities, which allows users to operate efficiently, using online bookings, classes, and timetables in real-time across multiple sites, and the flexibility to easily integrate other software and services depending on their needs. Legend is already used by a number of universities in the UK, including Loughborough, Bristol, and Nottingham.

Nathan Best, General Manager UK & Europe, Fitness and Wellbeing at Xplor Technologies comments, “The quality of university facilities is unsurpassed, members can swim in Olympic-grade swimming pools and train in first-class sports courts and fitness centres. These universities deserve to be able to provide an exemplary digital experience that matches their fitness facilities – with a fully branded app, live timetable updates and class bookings. With this collaboration, we believe universities can deliver a world-class higher education sport and physical activity experience.”

Education, thought-leadership and events will be a key part of the three-year collaboration between Legend and BUCS. To enhance awareness of digital booking experiences, real-time membership management, and dynamic timetable approaches, Legend will be attending the BUCS conference in July to collaborate and help universities navigate digital transformation in the university sports sector.

Lazar Zindovic, British Universities and Colleges Sport confirmed, “The needs of university sports and fitness facilities are more complex because they need to efficiently manage facilities across multiple sites, plus deliver large-scale sporting competitions, all while attracting new visitors, and delivering an exceptional experience to keep people coming back. By working with the Legend team, we’ll be able to educate our members on best practices for streamlining operations, engaging, and retaining members, and the technology solutions needed to future-proof their facilities.”

Founded in 2002, Legend was created to give leisure operators, universities, and gyms an all-in-one platform for running their fitness facilities more effectively. The cloud-based, all-in-one platform is designed to support multiple sites in real-time, with best-in-class reporting, integrated payments, and a full suite of digital services including a branded app. Over 1,500 operators use Legend to manage their leisure facilities and deliver exceptional experiences.

For more information visit the Legend by Xplor website.

About Xplor Technologies

Xplor Technologies is a global platform integrating SaaS solutions, embedded payments, and Commerce Accelerating Technologies. Xplor Technologies provides enterprise-grade SaaS solutions for businesses in “everyday life” verticals: Childcare & Education, Fitness & Wellbeing, Field Services and Personal Services – and a global, cloud-based payment processing platform. Xplor Technologies serves over 78,000 customers that processed over $36 billion in payments, operating across 20 markets in 2022.

Xplor Technologies’ innovative SaaS solutions support fitness businesses of all sizes, from personal trainers and coaches to fitness studios, gyms, health clubs, along with leisure, sports and recreation centers, clubs, and federations. Products include Xplor Mariana TekXplor GymXplor RecreationXplor Triib and TrueCoach.

About British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS)

For over 100 years British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) has been at the forefront of university sport in the United Kingdom. Our mission is simple – create the best university sport experience in the world. BUCS works with its member institutions to get more students active more often, through traditional competitive sport and providing physical activity opportunities. BUCS is a world class higher education sport and physical activity experience, creating the most engaged university communities in the world. To learn more visit:

Article by Xplor Technologies

First published: May 03 2023

Last updated: May 21 2024