20 Aug 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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Commercial Manager
Salary: c£40,000+bonus
Location: Guildford + UK travel, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Fitness Consultant
Salary: £15,000 to £17,000 pa
Location: Guildford, United Kingdom
Company: University of Surrey
Community Club and Coach Officer (Training)
Salary: Circa £22,000 - £25,000 (F/T)
Location: Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Company: Disability Sports Coach Ltd
Community Club and Coach Officer
Salary: Circa £22,000 - £25,000 (FT)
Location: Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Company: Disability Sports Coach Ltd
Operations Manager
Salary: Circa £26,000 – £28,000 (FT)
Location: Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Company: Disability Sports Coach Ltd
Recreation Assistant
Salary: Up to £18,318 per annum
Location: London Borough of Islington, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Receptionist (Customer Service Advisor)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Amersham, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Group Exercise Instructors
Salary: £25 per hour class
Location: Bromley, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Sales Advisor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Amersham, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: London Hounslow, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Sales Advisor
Salary: Up to £15,549 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Chiltern, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Deputy Centre Manager
Salary: (SCP 24-29) £21,330.63 - £25,203.29
Location: Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
Company: Tone Leisure
Pilates Instructors / Personal trainers wanted
Salary: £16K basic salary, plus PT bonus ( OTE 20k +)
Location: Central London, United Kingdom
Company: Ten Pilates
Fitness Advisors
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Private Members Club, Chelsea
Qualify as a Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Fitness Industry Education.
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self employed
Location: Stockport, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Sales Advisor
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, W1H 5TJ, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Membership Sales Consultant / Receptionist
Salary: Minimum wage Plus Bonus Potential
Location: Dundee, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Guidance Assessor
Salary: Circa £27,147 pa
Location: Central London and surrounding Home Counties with significant travel, United Kingdom
Company: YMCAfit

Training directory

in this issue

• Industry leaders rail at 'irresponsible' exercise claims
• Nuffield eyes further gym buyouts
• Volkswagen: camper van pop-up

Property & tenders
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
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
Leisure Development Land for Sale
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Attractive Mixed Holiday Park Within Beautiful Tourist Location For Sale
Location: Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross Company: Colliers International
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News headlines
Regular exercise could help stave off depression in older men: study  
Regular exercise could help stave off depression in older men: study

By Chris Dodd

Regular exercise could help to stave off depression in older men, according to new research published by Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. Exercise has long been mooted as a potential treatment for older people who are suffering .... more>>
Fitness, not food, holds key to solving health crisis: report  
Fitness, not food, holds key to solving health crisis: report

By Jak Phillips

An influential new report from a British think tank has given further support to the notion that inactivity, not obesity, is at the root of the UK’s health crisis. Published by the Institute of Economic Affairs, The Fat Lie studies evidence .... more>>

British Military Fitness swells ranks with return of founder  
By Jak Phillips

Harry Sowerby, the original founder of British Military Fitness (BMF) in 1999, is returning to the company as chair, 11 years after he left to serve as a section commander in Iraq and Afghanistan. He first conceived the BMF concept while working .... more>>
Routine exercise could help prevent development of breast cancer in post-menopausal women: study  
By Chris Dodd

Routine exercise could potentially reduce the risk of post-menopausal women developing breast cancer, according to research published in the American .... more>>
Pure Gym to maintain march on Manchester with latest club launch  
By Jak Phillips

PureGym is to continue its expansion after the failed merger with The Gym Group by opening yet another new club in Manchester by the end of the year. The latest gym – located in Exchange Quay – will be the chain’s sixth in .... more>>
£9.5m Witham Leisure Centre open for business  
By Jak Phillips

A brand new leisure centre for Witham in Essex – replacing the existing Bramston Sports Centre facility – is now open for business after a 15-month build. The .... more>>
Interval training could be more beneficial for sufferers of type 2 diabetes, says new study  
By Chris Dodd

Interval training could prove to be more beneficial for glucose control in sufferers of type 2 diabetes than continuous amounts of exercise, according to the .... more>>
The Gym Group exploring ‘Europe and beyond’ for expansion  
By Jak Phillips

The Gym Group is “positively exploring” foreign markets and engaging in discussions with a number of parties as it bids to banish the ghost of its failed merger .... more>>
More gain, less pain: Exercise could help to increase pain tolerance, says new study  
By Chris Dodd

The longer we exercise the more tolerance we may have towards pain, a new study has found, potentially showing how physical activity can impact perceptions of .... more>>
12,000 cancers each year caused by people being overweight or obese, new study finds  
By Chris Dodd

Around 12,000 cases of cancer each year are caused by people being overweight or obese, according to a new study published in The Lancet medical journal. .... more>>
From half-time pies to weekly exercise: Football club’s fitness initiative puts fans through paces  
By Jak Phillips

English football club Bristol Rovers wants to help its fans emulate the fitness of its players, through an innovative community initiative which sees supporters swap half-time pies for .... more>>
Gym chains to spotlight growth opportunities at national franchising exhibition  
By Jak Phillips

A number of high-profile gym chains and businesses will be demonstrating the potential for health and fitness industry profits by featuring at The National Franchise Exhibition. Taking .... more>>
Physically fit schoolgirls 'less prone to depression', show preliminary findings of study  
By Chris Dodd

Middle school-aged girls who are physically fit could be less prone to depression, according to preliminary university-led research. Conducted by Camilo .... more>>
No pain no gain? Wristband provides electric shock to help banish bad habits  
By Jak Phillips

Be it sleeping in or skipping the gym, everyone wishes they could kick those bad habits that hurt productivity and prevent physical activity. Now, a new wearable is bidding to not just track activity, but use pain and shame to ensure users have no .... more>>
David Haye to launch gym in downtown Dubai  
By Jak Phillips

Boxing legend and two-time World Champion David Haye is to launch a flagship 'Hayemaker Gym' in downtown Dubai, with plans to expand across the wider GCC and Middle East. The high-end venture is to include a boxing ring, functional training zone .... more>>

Engaging ex-members

Everyone’s talking about...:
Engaging ex-members

Ex-members have previously bought into the idea of going to the gym, so how can we tempt them back again?
Fitness of the future

Activity tracking:
Fitness of the future

Tech-savvy members are using apps and devices to take fitness into their own hands. Are you ready for the health tech revolution?
Indoor revolution

Cycling round-up:
Indoor revolution

We round up some of the latest products that are helping to power the boom in indoor cycling

International news:

Turkish operator MACFit rolls out its new budget concept, while Fitness First Middle East opens three new sites
Show them you care

Management series:
Show them you care

Chris Lane reports on the link between good management and customer care, outlining how a focus on staff satisfaction can translate into huge benefits for end customers

Interview – Malcolm McPhail:

The CEO of Life Leisure talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the public health commissioners, and about totally rethinking the model of fitness facilities
What’s hot in spa?

Spa experiences:
What’s hot in spa?

Spa products for health clubs have moved way beyond just sauna and steamrooms. We take a look at some exciting new options
Safe and sound

Child welfare:
Safe and sound

The Child Protection in Sport Unit is turning its attention to helping the leisure sector put safeguards in place
Active design

Wellness cities:
Active design

Could adopting a different approach to city design and planning help make the UK population healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports

Promotional feature:

Reporting on the world’s first Let’s Move for a Better World Challenge
Peak performance

New opening:
Peak performance

David Thompson visits the new Athlete Lab cycle hub in London, to see how its team is putting a different spin on performance training
Fitness-kit.net special

Fitness-kit.net special

A round-up of the latest drink products to boost your club’s secondary spend
Product news
Exercise through walking with the BungyPump training pole

Exercise through walking with the BungyPump training pole


BungyPump is a training pole that offers a versatile and social way to exercise through walking. The device was originally developed as a summer training aid for elite cross-country skiers.
Converting human energy into usable electricity with SportsArt equipment

Converting human energy into usable electricity with SportsArt equipment


SportsArt Fitness equipment is to be used in academic research to measure how much kinetic energy can be converted into usable electricity that can be wired back into the National Grid.
‘Black Belt’ Star Trac bike to launch in UK

‘Black Belt’ Star Trac bike to launch in UK


Star Trac’s belt driven Spinner bike is to launch in the UK at a new, independent club. Fitness Hub UK in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, will open on 7 September.
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We deliver nationally accredited qualifications through face-to-face and distance learning styles.

Premier Training International is a leading health and fitness industry Training Provider dedicated to helping you launch a successful career in the health and fitness industry.
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Precor’s Discovery Series enhanced with new equipment

As more exercisers are relying on conventional strength training to achieve their fitness goals than ever before, it’s easy to see why strength is such a focus for Precor.
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01-03 Sep 2014

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