20 Dec 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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Sports Assistant
Salary: £12,050 pa
Location: Ascot, United Kingdom
Company: St Mary's School Ascot

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 & 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
Assistant Health and Fitness Manager
Salary: £24,775 per annum
Location: University Park Campus, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Company: University of Nottingham
Sports Centre Supervisors 3 x part time
Salary: £16,380 pro rata (£9 per hour)
Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Company: St Aubyn's
Assistant Manager x2 posts
Salary: Band 6: £20,400 - £21,734 pa
Location: Carlton, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Company: Gedling Borough Council
Freelance Quality Assurance Officers
Location: National
Company: Sports Leaders UK
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: London North Harrow, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Glasgow Quay, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Shirley, Solihull, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Sales & Membership Advisors
Salary: £6.50 - £6.80 Per Hour
Location: Cherwell, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Cleaning Operative
Salary: £6.50 - £6.80 Per Hour
Location: Kidlington & Gosford Leisure Centre, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure

Training directory

in this issue

• Liverpool FC kicks off £75m stadium expansion
• Les Mills: No workout, no meeting
• Harry Potter-themed hotel aims to enchant

Property & tenders
Inverclyde Leisure Development Partner
Location: 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
Exercise has the power to change our DNA: study  
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 of fitness and reduce the risk of many cardiovascular diseases, but the biology behind this has long remained unclear. Now, researchers at the .... more>>
Zoggs teams up with swimming star Adam ‘Ocean’ Walker  
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 headlines earlier this year when he became the first Briton to complete the Oceans7 - known as the toughest seven ocean swims on 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>>
Bannatyne finance director arrested – accused of multi-million pound fraud  
By Liz Terry

The Bannatyne Group's director of finance, Christopher Watson, has been arrested by Durham Police on suspicion of fraud. He sits on the company's main board. Durham Police have made a short statement, saying: "We confirm a 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a multi-million pound fraud on a Darlington-based .... more>>
Parks and trails could mobilise city dwellers  
By Kath Hudson

Providing public parks, walking and biking trails is the most cost-effective way of increasing physical activity in urban populations, according to a new systematic review in the American .... more>>
Low cost gyms make waves on Fast Track 100 list  
By Jak Phillips

Pure Gym, Xercise4Less and The Gym Group have all been named on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, as low cost operators put in a strong showing on the list of UK private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. In a sign that there is plenty more to come in terms of growth for .... more>>

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


We meet the inventors of the Act Alarm Clock, StepJockey calorie converter and One World Futbol
Fasting find

Research round-up:
Fasting find

A groundbreaking US study has found that fasting can strengthen the immune system, and may have a role to play in healthy ageing
fitness-kit.net special

fitness-kit.net special

We round up some of the latest innovations in the world of lockers
The winners

Health Club Awards:
The winners

Meet the winning health and fitness clubs, announced at the recent Health Club Awards, as voted for by club members around the UK

Promotional feature:

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

Service & maintenance:
Keep on running

Innovations in service and maintenance can keep frustrating ‘out of order’ signs from appearing in your club. Kate Langrish reports
Matrix Fitness

Promotional feature:
Matrix Fitness

Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team
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
Never say no

Gymtopia series:
Never say no

Ray Algar reports on the remarkable health club in the US that’s been giving back to its community for 26 years

People news:

Scott Rolfe is appointed CEO of Halo, and Mark Talley swaps LA fitness for Everyone Active
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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Technogym UK Limited

Technogym was the official supplier for the last five Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, and London 2012.

Founded in 1983, Technogym is the world’s leading supplier of Wellness and Fitness products, services and solutions.
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