02 Sep 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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Facilities Manager
Salary: up to £50,000
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Assistant General Manager
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 + optional 100% of PT earnings
Location: Glasgow Quay, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Club Manager
Salary: £20-22k plus bonus
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: 3d Leisure
Sports Development Officer
Salary: £20972 - £24289 p.a.
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: University of Leeds
Personal Trainers Needed
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Lifetime
Customer Service Advisor - Part Time
Salary: Up to £14,135 per annum
Location: Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Intensive Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Lifetime
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Fitness Motivator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Swimming Teachers
Salary: -
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Amac Training Ltd
Personal Training Diploma
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Lifetime
Fitness Motivator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Spelthorne Leisure Centre, Staines, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Group Exercise Instructors
Salary: -
Location: Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Sales Advisor
Salary: From 11.,438 to 14,135
Location: cambridge, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Assistant Manager
Salary: Up to £25,989
Location: Chilterns, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Health & Fitness Supervisor
Salary: Up to £18,845 + 8% bonus after qualifying period
Location: Hackney, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Gymnastic and Trampoline Coaches
Salary: -
Location: Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Swimming Teachers
Salary: -
Location: Northolt, London, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active

Training directory

in this issue

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

Property & tenders
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
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
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News headlines
House of Culture, Denmark, to be opened in 2016  
House of Culture, Denmark, to be opened in 2016

By Katie Buckley

Work has started on Copenhagen’s House of Culture and Movement (Ku.Be.) in Denmark, aimed at engaging the local population in a healthy and active .... more>>
The Gym Group targets equipment giants for new supply proposals  
The Gym Group targets equipment giants for new supply proposals

By Jak Phillips

The Gym Group is to undertake a review of its existing supplier contract with Matrix and is seeking proposals from a number of leading equipment providers in the health sector. A company spokesperson told Health Club Management the chain .... more>>

RunKeeper to reward users with gifts for reaching fitness goals  
By Chris Dodd

Fitness tracking application RunKeeper has partnered with mobile reward service Kilp to give users gifts and brand samples when they reach their exercise goals. .... more>>
Work progressing on £13.4m beachfront leisure centre in Neath, Wales  
By Chris Dodd

The Welsh coastal region of Aberavon is to become home to a new multi-million pound leisure development with work well underway on the construction of Neath’s .... more>>
Health leaders call for emergency obesity measures  
By Jak Phillips

A group of leading GPs and health experts have called on the government to create an emergency taskforce to quell the rising epidemic of childhood obesity. In .... more>>
Nottingham to go green with solar panels on leisure centres  
By Jak Phillips

Nottingham City Council is looking to the heavens to power a number of its leisure centres, by installing solar panel canopies above the facility's car parks. .... more>>
Apple’s ‘iWatch’ could send wearable sector into overdrive: research  
By Jak Phillips

Launches of wearables from tech giants such as Apple have the potential to revolutionise the fast-growing market and “reshape the way people think,” according .... more>>
CIMSPA embarks on new partnership with IQL and IoS  
By Jak Phillips

The Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has announced a new partnership with aquatics bodies the Institute of Qualified .... more>>
Breakfast is not 'the most important meal of the day': study  
By Helen Andrews

Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day, contrary to popular belief that food eaten after a good night’s sleep is vital to kickstart metabolism and .... more>>
Have scientists cracked the brain's code for exercise motivation?  
By Chris Dodd

Scientists may have discovered the part of the brain responsible for exercise motivation, according to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience. The .... more>>
Losing weight could help to increase brain power: study  
By Chris Dodd

Losing weight and reducing BMI levels could lead to increased brain power, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Having a high .... more>>
Second LAX premium health club launches in South Kensington  
By Jak Phillips

LA fitness has converted its flagship South Kensington club into the chain’s second LAX site, signalling its commitment to .... more>>
Revealed: The top 10 biggest gym pet peeves  
By Jak Phillips

Selfie-snapping narcissists are the biggest pain in the gluteals for British gymgoers, according to a survey uncovering the nation’s most annoying health club .... more>>
60,000 UK youngsters take part in activity initiative targeting deprived areas  
By Jak Phillips

Approximately 7,500 trained sports leaders helped over 61,000 young people run, jump, skip and dance their way to activity participation this summer as part of .... more>>
Steve Barrett to join fitness startup 1Rebel as programme director  
By Jak Phillips

Soon to be launched gym chain 1Rebel has scored an early coup by securing the services of marketing and fitness guru Steve Barrett as the group’s programme .... more>>

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
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
Getting intense

Research round-up:
Getting intense

Research from the US shows that the key to getting exercise results lies in upping the intensity
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

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

Promotional feature:

Reporting on the world’s first Let’s Move for a Better World Challenge
Give back to move forward

Gymtopia series:
Give back to move forward

Ray Algar reports on US charity-powered gym The Movement
Fitness-kit.net special

Fitness-kit.net special

A round-up of the latest drink products to boost your club’s secondary spend

People news:

Matrix Fitness bolsters UK sales force, IHRSA appoints new chair, and Alan Cuthbert joins Pavigym
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
Theory into practice

Theory into practice

Amanda Baker investigates how much of an impact new research findings have on the way mind-body classes are delivered in gyms

News round-up:

Pure Gym and The Gym Group scrap merger plans, Gymbox secures £10m capital, 1Rebel’s crowdfunding investment drive, and Google launches first smartwatch
Product news
Technogym wins Rio Olympics supply contract

Technogym wins Rio Olympics supply contract


With two years to go to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Technogym has been selected as the official fitness equipment supplier for all athletic preparation centres.
Scottish council selects Syx software

Scottish council selects Syx software


Syx Automations has won its first contract in Scotland after Argyll and Bute Council selected the company to install its ‘ReCreateX’ software suite across its leisure venues.
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.
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With 13 fitness programmes, inspirational instructor training, the best fitness management training and marketing we want to not only create a great future for our industry, but also make the world a better place.

Les Mills is a global fitness brand that is offered in over 80 countries. We are here to help people to fall in love with fitness and learn a healthier way of life.
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01-03 Sep 2014

4th International Conference on Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise

Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom

07-12 Sep 2014

2014 World Leisure Congress

Arthur R. Outlaw Mobile Convention Center and the University of South Alabama, Mobile Bay, United States

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