31 Jul 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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Female Fitness Manager (Ladies Only Fitness Centre)
Salary: IRO £21,000 pa tax free plus benefits
Location: Saudi Arabia
Company: LeisureForce

Sports Development Manager
Salary: £40,911 - £43,584
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Tower Hamlets
Partnership and Participation Manager
Salary: £42,681 - £45,360
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Tower Hamlets
Duty Officer - H and S - Splashpoint
Salary: £15,882 - £19,317
Location: Worthing, United Kingdom
Company: Worthing Leisure
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Mayfair, United Kingdom
Company: Matt Roberts Personal Training Company
Corporate Health Trainer
Salary: FTE £18,000-23,000 per annum (depending on experience)
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: Lets Get Healthy
Football Operations Manager - sports centre
Salary: circa £21,000 per annum
Location: N22 5QW, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
Wet Operations Manager - Sports
Salary: £23,000 per annum
Location: Hillingdon, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
Swimming Teachers
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Community Swimming
Salary: Competitive
Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Company: Bounce GB
Customer Service Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Company: Bounce GB
Sales and Marketing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Company: Bounce GB
Assistant Sports Facilities Manager
Salary: Starting: £27,316 pa
Location: Twickenham, London, United Kingdom
Company: St Mary's University
Leisure Manager
Salary: £40,520 - £45,017 p.a.
Location: Devon, United Kingdom
Company: Teignbridge D C
General Managers
Salary: £28,000 - £36,000 (experience)
Location: Stevenage / Luton / Boston / Leeds / Plymouth
Company: truGym
Health and Wellbeing Assistant
Salary: 16 hours per week. £8.23 per hour
Location: Peterborough, United Kingdom
Company: Vivacity

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in this issue

• Pure Gym to push expansion despite failed merger
• ukactive criticises NICE guidelines
• Maiden voyage for Titanic Hotel

Property & tenders
Leisure Management Business Opportunity
Location: Company: Powys County Council
Expression of interest for golf service
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Rhyl Coastal Facilities Expressions of Interest
Location: North Wales Company: Denbighshire County Council
Leisure Contract Briefing Day
Location: Hornchurch, London Company: London Borough of Havering
Tender for the sole concession to trade in ice creams, cold drinks and confectionery
Location: Milton Keynes Company: The Parks Trust
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
Request for Quotations
Location: Company: Bridgend County Borough Council
A fantastic opportunity to acquire a prime Family Entertainment Centre
Location: Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
EU politicians want to turn the Iron Curtain into a cycle trail  
EU politicians want to turn the Iron Curtain into a cycle trail

By Jak Phillips

Once the defining symbol of Soviet might, the former Iron Curtain could soon become a hotspot for lycra tights if EU politicians get their way. Plans have been put forward to transform the historic dividing line between east and west – which .... more>>
Precor switches up sales team  
Precor switches up sales team

By Jak Phillips

Fitness equipment supplier and manufacturer Precor has shuffled the pack of its sales team, moving two senior members into new roles. Senior group account manager James Moffat has been promoted to sales director EMEA Partners. The role sees Moffat managing the company’s export partners where Precor does not have a direct office. Having worked for Precor for the .... more>>

Revealed: The health and fitness divide between iPhone and Android users  
By Jak Phillips

iPhone users are typically more interested in general health, while the average Android user consumes more fitness content, according to a study from mobile .... more>>
No clear benefits to eating more than five portions of fruit and veg  
By Helen Andrews

There are no added benefits to eating more than five 80g portions of fruit and vegetables daily, according to researchers from Chinese and US universities including the Harvard School of .... more>>
Essex yoga studio stretches out into cycle hub craze  
By Jak Phillips

An independent yoga studio in Essex has got the wheels in motion on its new venture – a 1,000sq ft cycling studio with a focus on high-intensity training, the .... more>>
Matrix promotes James Blower to drive international sales charge  
By Jak Phillips

Matrix Fitness has made another tweak to its sales force as the equipment provider bids to spark a major global expansion, promoting UK strategic account manager James Blower to the role of international hospitality manager EMEA. Blower’s promotion is the latest in a string of .... more>>
Active IQ and CIMSPA unite for qualification partnership  
By Jak Phillips

Training provider Active IQ has teamed up with The Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) to help launch a series of new management and leadership qualifications. The qualifications, which include the first .... more>>
Sports Direct to reportedly launch in-store gyms  
By Jak Phillips

Following the news that JD Sports plans to incorporate a JD Gym into its major Newcastle store, retail and health club rival Sports Direct is eager to not be outdone and will reportedly also .... more>>
‘Steps into Work' finds leisure opportunities for students with learning disabilities  
By Jak Phillips

GLL, the UK's largest leisure charitable social enterprise, held its first ‘Steps into Work' graduation ceremony this week, which saw eight students with learning disabilities graduate from an internship programme run by .... more>>
Could high intensity workouts be the answer to ageing population issues?  
By Jak Phillips

One of the first studies into the effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) on elderly people has thrown up results suggesting six seconds bursts of exercise could have a significant impact on their health. With health services stretched to .... more>>
Controversial £9.4m leisure centre in Cumbria gets council green light  
By Jak Phillips

Allerdale Borough Council’s development panel has approved plans to build a new leisure complex in Workington, west Cumbria, .... more>>
Sports Direct shop relocation opens door to latest site for rival JD Gyms  
By Jak Phillips

Recent health club market debutant JD Sports has submitted plans to Newcastle City Council to extend its large store on Newcastle’s main shopping street and incorporate a two-storey JD Gym. .... more>>
Celebrity trainer Mark Anthony offloads Notting Hill gym  
By Jak Phillips

Celebrity fitness trainer Mark Anthony has sold his eponymous club in Notting Hill to HIIT-focused chain Heartcore Fitness for an undisclosed fee. The deal .... more>>
ClanFit Glasgow chills members with cryotherapy offering  
By Jak Phillips

Scotland has never been known for its warm climate, but members of the ClanFit gym in Glasgow were given the chance to go seriously sub-zero this week, thanks to an extreme cryotherapy treatment. BOC – an industrial and medical gases and technologies business – has developed .... more>>
UK’s biggest dedicated Parkour training facility gets a leg-up  
By Jak Phillips

The UK’s largest dedicated Parkour training facility has quadrupled in size, after North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) commissioned facilities provider Freemove to .... more>>

Caroline Pugh

People profiles:
Caroline Pugh

On a new 3D body scanner
Partnering with Coca-Cola

ukactive update:
Partnering with Coca-Cola

CEO David Stalker talks about a new tie-up with Coca-Cola and how it fits with ukactive's mission
A matter of trust

Management series:
A matter of trust

Are you a manager or a leader, and are you getting the best out of your team? Justin Tamsett offers his advice on employee motivation
Industry in motion

European research:
Industry in motion

EuropeActive and Deloitte share the topline findings from their new European Market Report
Making the cut

Health Club Awards:
Making the cut

The shortlist is announced for the 2014 Members' Choice Health Club Awards. Is your club in the running?

Interview – Reynir Indahl:

The chair of Health & Fitness Nordic talks to Kate Cracknell about the disruptive influence of technology and the fundamental need for businesses to be useful
The big questions

SIBEC review:
The big questions

Key topics of discussion from this year's SIBEC UK event
Competing with the budget clubs

IHRSA Europe update:
Competing with the budget clubs

Rafi Mohammed on competing with the budget clubs, and IHRSA's new publication aimed at children
Money talks

Member payments::
Money talks

Kath Hudson reports on payment trends in health and fitness
Product news
Virgin rolls out Escape Fitness equipment

Virgin rolls out Escape Fitness equipment


Escape Fitness’ range of functional equipment has been rolled out across Virgin Active clubs around the UK.
Holiday Inn awards contract to Matrix Fitness

Holiday Inn awards contract to Matrix Fitness


Matrix Fitness has won a contract to supply fitness equipment at three Holiday Inn properties, expanding its portfolio of hospitality sector installations.
Samsung teams with Trek to improve mobile fitness

Samsung teams with Trek to improve mobile fitness


Samsung Electronics has announced a global partnership with bicycle manufacturer Trek Bicycle. The South Korean giant is seeking to enhance the fitness and healthcare features of its mobile devices.
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Our enduring commitment to helping people live healthier lives means we’re always looking at what’s next.

For over forty years, Life Fitness has been at the forefront in meeting the product needs that match, and often lead, these trends.
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UK Sport enlists Wattbike in search for Olympic champions

UK Sport, the agency responsible for investing in high performance sport, is searching to find the next generation of Olympic champions and has turned to the Wattbike for assistance.
  UK Sport enlists Wattbike in search for Olympic champions
One card solution for Newcastle University

Newcastle University recently upgraded its 400sq m, 125- station gym with Precor equipment and its cloud-based Preva networked fitness. The upgrade is in line with the university’s digital interactive strategy.
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Life Fitness appoints Basildon’s Ripped Gym as Hammer Strength centre

Life Fitness has appointed the Basildon branch of Ripped Gym as one of its elite Hammer Strength Training Centres following a major new installation worth about £300,000.
  Life Fitness appoints Basildon’s Ripped Gym as Hammer Strength centre

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