02 Feb 2015 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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General Managers
Salary: up to £35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Recreation Assistants
Salary: £12,152.00 - £12,844.00 Per Annum
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
General Assistants
Salary: £11,992.00 - £12,675.00 Per Annum
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Wolverhampton South, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Fitness Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Harrow, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Casual Lifeguard
Salary: Very competitive rates of pay
Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Company: Stonyhurst College
Fitness Equipment SALES ADVISOR
Salary: 9.25 - £9.50 per hour (bonuses+overtime)
Location: Frimley, Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Fitness Superstore
Swimming Teacher
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Becky Adlington's Swim Stars
Freelance Yoga Tutors
Salary: Very competitive pay rates
Location: Regions include: Manchester and the Midlands, United Kingdom
Company: YMCAfit
Area Leader
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: YMCA
Senior Recreation Assistant
Salary: £18,549 to £20,781
Location: Brighton - Falmer, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Company: University of Brighton
Relationship Coordinator
Salary: -
Location: Birmingham or London, United Kingdom
Company: National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Head of Inclusive Activities
Salary: -
Location: Birmingham or London, United Kingdom
Company: National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)
Duty Manager, Part-Time (20 Hrs)
Salary: £10,025.00 - £10,656.66 actual
Location: Hampton TW12, United Kingdom
Company: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Community Health Coach
Salary: £16k - £24k
Location: Luton, United Kingdom
Company: Live Well Luton
Receptionist (Full Time)
Salary: £17,217 per annum + PRP
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Bookings Administrator (Full Time)
Salary: £18,792 per annum + PRP
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Leisure Assistants / Personal Trainers
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: Hallmark Hotels

Training directory

in this issue

• We want to be the Audi A4 of gyms: Cosslett
• Xercise4Less targets 100 gyms
• Luxury art hotel plans for Edinburgh school

Property & tenders
Inverclyde Leisure IT Provision Partner
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Consultancy Services
Location: Company: Three Rivers District Council
Inverclyde Leisure Development Partner
Location: Inverclyde Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location: Company: Wakefield Council
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
IHRSA launches global health club survey  
IHRSA launches global health club survey

By Jak Phillips

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) is urging health club operators around the world to take part in the 2015 Global Report Survey – designed to paint a picture of international gym market outlook and prevailing trends. Operators are being encouraged to complete the survey, .... more>>
US obesity rate rises to 27.7 per cent in 2014: Gallup  
US obesity rate rises to 27.7 per cent in 2014: Gallup

By Helen Andrews

The percentage of US adults who are obese increased in 2014 to reach 27.7 per cent – up from 27.1 per cent in 2013 and 25.5 per cent in 2008, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-being Index study. Based on more than 167,000 interviews .... more>>

GLL expansion continues with North Country Leisure merger  
By Jak Phillips

Leisure operator GLL has furthered expanded its territories beyond the enterprise’s London heartland, through the acquisition of North Country Leisure (NCL). NCL, which operates 12 leisure and sporting facilities across Cumbria and Newcastle City, .... more>>
Weekend lie-ins driving obesity: study  
By Helen Andrews

Social jet lag, which occurs when the body clock becomes confused by changing sleep patterns - such as weekend lie-ins - may be driving obesity and illness, .... more>>
New fitness app offers tailored workouts for mums  
By Jak Phillips

A newly-launched fitness app aims to help busy mums stay in shape and restore body confidence by offering a range of specialised workouts. Research has shown that body confidence issues affect up to 60 per cent of the UK .... more>>
£7.5m Tewkesbury leisure centre to launch in 2016  
By Jak Phillips

Tewkesbury Borough Council has announced that it hopes the new £7.5m Tewkesbury leisure centre will be open by July 2016, .... more>>
Southwark Council to pilot free leisure access for young and old  
By Jak Phillips

Southwark Council is to offer free leisure access to under 18s and over 60s as the south London authority bids to make good on its pledge to provide free swim .... more>>
Boris Johnson pushes ahead with “Crossrail for Bikes”  
By Katie Buckley

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced finalised plans for a new cycle superhighway in the UK capital. After what Johnson called “one of the the biggest consultation exercises in .... more>>
Xercise4Less to push ahead with 7 new sites  
By Jak Phillips

Xercise4Less, the 21st fastest growing private company in Britain, is to launch seven new clubs by the end of April as it bids to make good on its target of 100 .... more>>
'First class' fitness facility planned for Wigan sports centre  
By Jason Holland

Work has begun on a £2.9m project to transform Howe Bridge Sports Centre into a “first class” family fitness facility. Alliance Leisure is working in .... more>>
University of Edinburgh unveils major Cardio gym refurb  
By Jak Phillips

The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Sport and Exercise (CSE) has raised the curtain on its extensive Cardio gym refurbishment, which saw the installation of 102 pieces of Precor .... more>>
Study spotlights heightened dangers of elevated cholesterol  
By Jak Phillips

Slightly high cholesterol in a person’s 30s and 40s could lead to an exponential risk of heart disease in later life, according to a study. Scientists from the .... more>>
1Rebel launches first boutique in City of London  
By Jak Phillips

After much anticipation and a raft of headlines, the first 1Rebel microgym has launched in the City of London. The company, which aims to shake-up the .... more>>
Les Mills announces 2015 global fitness tour with Reebok  
By Jak Phillips

Reebok and Les Mills are teaming up to stage a series of one-day festivals that will see mass-participation group workouts take place around the world. Having .... more>>
Crowdfunding campaign for swimming pool in London’s Thames  
By Katie Buckley

Launching next month, an online crowdfunding campaign is looking for £10m (US$15m, €13.3m) to make outdoor swimming in London’s Thames a reality. Plans for .... more>>


Supplier showcase:

We report on a recent project by MYZONE and Village Urban Resorts in Aberdeen
Entering a new cycle

Indoor cycling:
Entering a new cycle

Cycling microgyms are bringing a new buzz to fitness markets around the world. We round up some of the different models and offerings
A New call to action

Editor’s letter:
A New call to action

The four words ‘everybody active, every day’ are more than just the name of PHE’s framework to combat inactivity: they’re also a rallying cry for our sector, says Kate Cracknell
The year ahead

ukactive update:
The year ahead

Will 2015 prove to be a turning point for the fitness and physical activity sector? ukactive CEO David Stalker offers his thoughts
Les Mills

Promotional feature:
Les Mills

Les Mills rocks out final Group Fitness Experience (GFX) event in Liverpool
Question time

SIBEC review:
Question time

This year’s SIBEC Europe event opened with a lively discussion forum covering wearable technology and Sports Direct Fitness’ £5 membership announcement

News round-up:

JD Gyms reveals expansion plans, NHS to promote fitness apps, and Matrix retains Gym Group contract

People news:

Steve Philpott to retire from Places for People; Sandra Dodd becomes CEO

Promotional feature:

MD Chris Johnson explains why Pulse is about so much more than just equipment
New year, new strategy

New year, new strategy

Targeting older members and focusing on social interaction are among Dr Melvyn Hillsdon’s top five tips for boosting retention in 2015
Direct hit

Market analysis:
Direct hit

Sports Direct Fitness will offer gym memberships from as little as £5 a month. Jak Phillips asks an expert panel for their thoughts on the implications for the rest of the sector

Gymtopia series:

Ray Algar reports on a pioneering fitness facility that’s been built at Antarctica’s front door
Product news
Feel the power of new Jordan Fitness workout

Feel the power of new Jordan Fitness workout


‘PowerWave’ is the latest product from Jordan Fitness – a 20- minute workout for the entire body focusing on posture, core strength and endurance.
DFC managing director steps down after 27 years

DFC managing director steps down after 27 years


Transaction Services Group (TSG) has announced that DFC managing director Lynn Young is to retire at the end of March. She has held the position for 27 years.
Virtual reality bikes launch in the UK

Virtual reality bikes launch in the UK


Incorporating virtual reality trails, tracks and games, a new range of indoor cycles is launching in the UK, with React Fitness as the distributor.
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Featured Suppliers
Addgards launches ‘Executive’ range of wet wipe stations

Available in granite, white marble, sandstone and green marble, Addgards’ new ‘Executive’ wet wipe station will add a touch of class and enhance any gym interior.
  Addgards launches ‘Executive’ range of wet wipe stations
New year, new kit!

Podium 4 Sport has supplied and delivered a range of new NXG functional and strength training equipment to The Body Barn Shropshire.
  New year, new kit!

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