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General Managers
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Eastbourne and Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Fitness Apprenticeship
Location: Maidstone, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainer
Location: Maidstone, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Membership Sales Consultant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Ten Pin Bowling Manager
Salary: £16,750 - £17,180 per annum
Location: Bicester, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Duty Sports Officer
Salary: £18,549 - £18,549
Location: Canterbury, United Kingdom
Company: University of Kent
Duty Officer - Full time
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Salary: £20,198 - £22,029 pa, pro rata
Location: Ormskirk, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Company: Edge Hill University
General Manager
Salary: £25,000-£35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Assistant General Manager
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 + optional 100% of PT earnings
Location: Sheffield City, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Duty Manager
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000
Location: Bexley, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Freelance Quality Assurance Officers
Location: Nationwide
Company: Sports Leaders UK
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: London Alperton, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Customer Relationship Manager
Salary: £30,000 pa
Location: West London, United Kingdom
Company: British Military Fitness
Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach
Salary: Upon application
Location: Chiswick, West London
Company: G14
Assistant Leisure and Spa Manager
Salary: £20k, plus excellent company benefits
Location: Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Company: Q Hotels The Hampshire Court
Stop Smoking Advisor
Salary: £16-24k
Location: Luton, United Kingdom
Company: Live Well Luton
Sport and Health Development Officer
Salary: £24,184 per annum
Location: Northampton – Any Northampton Leisure Trust Facility, United Kingdom
Company: Northampton Leisure Trust
Aztec Manager
Salary: £20,000 - £23,000
Location: Torquay
Company: TLH Leisure Resort

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Property & tenders
Inverclyde Leisure Development Partner
Location: Inverclyde Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location: Company: Wakefield Council
Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the picturesque Dee Valley
Location: Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
Procurement Consultancy support for the Tendering of a Leisure Centre Management Contract
Location: Company: Test Valley
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News headlines
Fresh Fitness Denmark sold to Fitness World  
Fresh Fitness Denmark sold to Fitness World

By Jak Phillips

The Danish arm of low-cost gym chain Fresh Fitness has been sold to the country’s largest health club operator Fitness World. Approximately 8.5 per cent of Denmark’s entire 5.3m population are now members of Fitness World clubs after the acquisition of the 22 Fresh Fitness sites (including one which will open .... more>>
NHS England unveils major project to explore secrets of DNA  
NHS England unveils major project to explore secrets of DNA

By Jak Phillips

The National Health Service (NHS) in England has unveiled a major genetics project which will seek to unravel the mysteries of DNA and disease. The publicly-funded health service is to establish 11 Genomics Medicine Centres in hospitals across the .... more>>

Wearable tech to spark ‘new era of power dressing’  
By Jak Phillips

As the industry gathers apace, wearable technology will come to represent a new form of power dressing for business leaders next year, in the same way that shoulder pads dominated 1980s .... more>>
Exercise has the power to change our DNA: study  
By Jak Phillips

Scientists in Sweden have made looks to be a significant breakthrough in the quest to establish exactly how exercise leads to better health and fitness. It’s an accepted principle that exercise helps us attain better levels .... more>>
Zoggs teams up with swimming star Adam ‘Ocean’ Walker  
By Jak Phillips

Swimming equipment supplier Zoggs has announced the appointment of renowned endurance athlete Adam ‘Ocean’ Walker as its open water / triathlon swimming ambassador. Walker hit the .... more>>
Emaar unveils wellness retreat The Burj Club in Downtown Dubai  
By Helen Andrews

Dubai developer of integrated communities, Emaar Properties, has opened The Burj Club – an exclusive fitness and wellness retreat in Downtown Dubai, adjacent to the world’s tallest building, .... more>>
Leisure Industry Week announces new two-day format  
By Jak Phillips

Leisure Industry Week (LIW) organiser UBM Live has unveiled a new two-day format for the longstanding trade event, part of its ongoing repositioning strategy. Having seen falling attendances in recent years, UBM teamed up with ukactive to survey more than more than 40,000 industry professionals for their feedback on the show. This information, .... more>>
EU courts rule obesity can be classed as a disability  
By Jak Phillips

Employers across Europe may be forced to make adjustments to work environments to accommodate overweight employees, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that obesity can constitute a disability within European law. .... more>>
A good year: ukactive profits jump 123 per cent  
By Jak Phillips

Physical activity sector representative body ukactive has reported a strong set of annual financial figures, with turnover increasing by £2.3m and profits up 123 per cent. At the organisation’s recent AGM, it was announced that the audited .... more>>
When we burn fat, how does our body get rid of it?  
By Jak Phillips

Despite generally being good at helping clients banish excess fat, a surprisingly high number of personal trainers and health professionals have little or no idea of where it actually goes. That is the finding of a new study from the University of .... more>>
Exercise helps ease pain of MS and slows brain deterioration: study  
By Ashley Harrison

Physical activity may help counter the debilitating physical symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and delay the associated cognitive impairment, researchers have .... more>>
New scheme offers shopping vouchers to those who exercise
By Ashley Harrison

A physical activity loyalty card (PAL), which rewards users with shopping vouchers, has been launched in Northern Ireland with the aim of combating inactivity. .... more>>
Body weight training named top exercise trend for 2015  
By Jak Phillips

Body weight training looks set to be the hottest exercise trend for the health and fitness sector in 2015, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Worldwide Survey of .... more>>
ukactive set to elect new governing board following review  
By Jak Phillips

Physical activity sector representative body ukactive is to elect a new board early in the new year with fewer members, following a formal review of the organisation’s governance structure. ukactive announced in June that a governance evaluation – .... more>>
Cost still biggest barrier to physical activity, finds HAFOS 2014  
By Jak Phillips

Cost remains one of the most significant barriers to physical activity, with cut-price deals the most effective way to incentivise exercise among UK consumers, .... more>>

Show me the money

Management series:
Show me the money

Health clubs rise and fall on the strength of their financial control and keeping the confidence of stakeholders, says Katherine Selby
IHRSA news

IHRSA update:
IHRSA news

Arianna Huffington to speak at IHRSA 2015, and Olav Thorstad wins European leadership award


Swiss hostel offers wellness on a shoestring, and a new cycling-focused hotel opens in Japan
Les Mills

Promotional feature:
Les Mills

90 per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group. Is your studio timetable up to scratch?
Party Conferences

ukactive update:
Party Conferences

CEO of ukactive David Stalker reviews the themes and moods at the recent Labour and Conservative Party conferences

Promotional feature:

An overview of Gerflor’s work with premium health club operator David Lloyd Leisure

Supplier showcase:

We report on recent projects by Precor, Life Fitness and Prospec
Matrix Fitness

Promotional feature:
Matrix Fitness

Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team
Hi-tech future

Tech series:
Hi-tech future

What will the digital health club of the future look like? We ask the experts for their thoughts
Ask the experts

2015 predictions:
Ask the experts

As we gear up for 2015, what looks set to drive growth for the health and fitness sector?


We meet the inventors of the Act Alarm Clock, StepJockey calorie converter and One World Futbol
Being Socially useful

Editor’s letter:
Being Socially useful

Health clubs and leisure centres should embrace the commercial opportunity derived from being ‘socially useful’, says Kate Cracknell
Product news
EMS-based training programme launches in the UK

EMS-based training programme launches in the UK


A new personal training programme is hoping to be at the forefront of an increased uptake in the UK of electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) as an effective workout.
Second facility opening for 1Life as council contract is extended

Second facility opening for 1Life as council contract is extended


1Life is opening its second facility of 2014 as part of a five year extension of its leisure services contract with Wokingham Borough Council.
Dynamic DynaBar tops taste test

Dynamic DynaBar tops taste test


A taste test at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre, training home for a number of the UK’s leading athletes, has revealed the best tasting high protein bar on the market.
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The complete membership management solution.

Ashbourne can handle Direct Debit collections for your gym or health club. By dealing directly with defaulters on your behalf, we ensure you maintain positive customer relations with your members in the club.
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