16 Apr 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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Head of Badminton
Salary: Competitive
Location: Wimbledon, London, United Kingdom
Company: Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club

Membership Sales Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Cranleigh Golf & Country Club
Assistant Community Sport Officer
Salary: £16,998
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Company: Nottingham City Council
Active Communities Officer
Salary: Grade J £20,400 - £22,443 (pro rata)
Location: Stratford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Company: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Recreation Assistant
Salary: £15,000 - £17,000
Location: Guildford, United Kingdom
Company: Surrey Sports Park Ltd
Duty Reception Manager
Salary: Starting Salary between 14,000 to 16,000
Location: cambridge, United Kingdom
Company: The Glassworks Health Club
Beauty Therapist
Salary: £6.75-£8 per hour
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Company: The Glassworks Health Club
Swimming Teachers
Salary: -
Location: London and the South, United Kingdom
Company: Community Swimming
Technical Manager
Salary: Dependant on experience
Location: United Kingdom
Company: Borders Sport and Leisure Trust
Development and Support Officer
Salary: £23,000 (pro rata -£11,500 - 18.5 hrs pw)
Location: Northwich, United Kingdom
Company: Sport Cheshire
Strategic Lead - Organisational Development
Salary: £28,000-£32,000 (pro rata for 20 hrs pw)
Location: Northwich, United Kingdom
Company: Sport Cheshire
Strategic Lead - Physical Activity and Health
Salary: £36,000-£40,000
Location: Northwich, United Kingdom
Company: Sport Cheshire
Intensive Personal Trainer
Location: Nationwide
Company: Lifetime
Spa / Beauty Therapists
Salary: Competitive
Location: Suffolk, United Kingdom
Company: Bedford Lodge Hotel
Personal Training Diploma
Location: Nationwide
Company: Lifetime
MSc Health Rehabilitation and Exercise
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Bucks New University

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in this issue

• Olympic Park opens to public after £300m investment
• Disregard 'feelings' over obesity
• Bill Shankly hotel plans revealed

Property & tenders
Maximise Your Property Asset Potential With Natural Retreats
Location: Company: Natural Retreats
Commercial Development Opportunities At Brockholes Visitor Centre And Nature Reserve
Location: Company: Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Invitation to provide a quotation to conduct an Options Appraisal for the future management of Chichester District Council's Sport and Leisure facilities
Location: Chichester Company: Chichester District Council
Edinburgh Leisure Fitness Equipment Tender
Location: Edinburgh Company: Edinburgh Leisure
Leisure Opportunity To Lease
Location: Isle of Wight Company: Scotcher and Co
Seasonal Coastal Visitor - Transport Operator
Location: North Tyneside Company: North Tyneside Council
Commercial development of multiple buildings
Location: Redbridge Company: Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Ltd
Former Ten Pin Bowling Centre - Offers Invited Leasehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
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News headlines
Dundee aquatic facility spurs city-wide swimming participation  
Dundee aquatic facility spurs city-wide swimming participation

By Chris Dodd

The number of people in Dundee taking part in swimming has jumped 17.5 per cent, with the boom being attributed to the city’s £31m Olympia development. The swimming centre opened in June 2013 and has been an instant hit. City figures show that .... more>>
The Gym Group rockets up the profit charts  
The Gym Group rockets up the profit charts

By Jak Phillips

The Gym Group has taken 16th place in a Sunday Times financial league table ranking companies according to growth in profits over the last three years. It is the only operator in the list from the health and fitness sector, reinforcing the notion that the budget end of the health club market is .... more>>

Sugar sin bin strikes chord with club members  
By Jak Phillips

A west country gym’s new sugar sin bin has inspired more than 100 members to dump their sweet treats and seek nutritional advice on how to live a healthier lifestyle. Staff at theclub at Cadbury House in Congresbury, Somerset decided to launch the .... more>>
Life Fitness sets sights on public sector with new appointments
By Jak Phillips

Equipment supplier Life Fitness has strengthened its focus on the public sector through the promotion of Andy McLaughlan as public sector development manager and the appointments of Roger Eldergill and Rebecca Knight as public sector account managers .... more>>
Fusion Lifestyle attracts top talent to bolster management team  
By Jak Phillips

Two new recruits from leisure giants David Lloyd Leisure and Virgin Active have joined London-based chairty Fusion Lifestyle’s business management team. Following a strong 2013, the company has brought in Ian Cooper as regional business manager and Stephen Wren as divisional business manager to drive standards and .... more>>
Watford girls school upgrades gym gear  
By Jak Phillips

FullerLife Health & Fitness Centre, a community club run by Watford Grammar School for Girls, has been refurbished and relaunched with a new range of equipment supplied by SportsArt Fitness. .... more>>
Big brands must embrace social purpose to thrive in H&F sector: report  
By Tom Anstey

A new report from Oxygen Consulting has said that the physical activity sector must “unleash” its social purpose to thrive among the wave of private and budget gyms. The report – a collaboration between Matrix, The Gym Group and ukactive – said .... more>>
Nielsen survey reveals the trends driving wearable tech  
By Jak Phillips

The digital revolution may well be upon us, but health and fitness consumers buying wearable tech still prefer to make their purchase in-store than from the company’s website, according to .... more>>
Mark Reynolds joins Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs in regional manager role  
By Jak Phillips

Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs has appointed Mark Reynolds to serve as regional manager covering two of the group’s locations – The Shrewsbury Club and Holmer Park .... more>>
Doncaster's Eco Fitness lands rugby league star Jon Goddard  
By Jak Phillips

Doncaster health club Eco Fitness has added some star power to its training staff with the addition of rugby league player Jon Goddard. Goddard, who plied his trade for Hull KR, .... more>>
Manchester City teams up with TRX for fitness programmes  
By Jak Phillips

English Premier League title contender Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) is hoping a new tie-up with fitness equipment supplier TRX can give it the edge in .... more>>
Derelict bowling alley to be replaced with £6m hotel and gym development in Harrogate  
By Tom Anstey

Work has begun on a new £6m hotel and gym facility in Harrogate town centre. Pure Gym and Travelodge will occupy the mixed-use development, occupying a .... more>>
Obesity docs must disregard 'hurt feelings', says specialist  
By Jak Phillips

A leading leisure industry medical advisor has said doctors need to ditch concerns about hurting obese patients’ feelings and be more proactive in prescribing .... more>>
Brian Thompson to head up Createability's sales ops  
By Jak Phillips

Leisure design and build specialist Createability has secured health, fitness and leisure industry veteran Brian Thompson as its new sales director. Thompson, whose career spans more than .... more>>
EuropeActive aims to almost double EU health club membership by 2025  
By Jak Phillips

EuropeActive (formerly EHFA – European Health and Fitness Association) has set itself the ambitious goal of almost doubling the number of health club members in .... more>>


News round-up:

LA fitness announces the sale of 33 of its clubs, énergie unveils plans to open 40 new clubs this year, Mike Balfour invests in new One Rebel gym chain, and Precor announces a new partnership with YMCA
Passing on the fitness bug

ukactive update:
Passing on the fitness bug

ukactive teams up with Judy Murray to put family exercise on the agenda
Ordering phase

Promotional feature:
Ordering phase

Part seven of a nine-part Alliance Leisure brings strong supply chain benefits to clients – not just in terms of price, but range, quality and aftercare
GX vs gym

Group exercise:
GX vs gym

Group exercisers versus gym-only exercisers. Who does what, and does this predict retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon reports

International news:

World Class International opens its eighth club in Bucharest, Romania, and Just Fit opens a new flagship facility in Cologne, Germany

IHRSA update:

Eric Vandenbeele presents an overview of the Belgian market, while Kristen Walsh highlights IHRSA's new Trends Report
Take a shower, build a well

Gymtopia series:
Take a shower, build a well

Ray Algar takes a look at an initiative by Denmark's Fresh Fitness to fund fresh water wells in Uganda

Promotional feature:

Getting active online

Health Club Awards:

Now in its fourth year, the deadline is looming for entry to the awards
Product news
Box clever

Box clever


Star Trac has launched BoxMaster education - instructor training to accompany its BoxMaster boxing training station.
Having a ball

Having a ball


Distributed in the UK by GymKit UK, the Ugi ball combines the squish of a beanbag with the bounce-back of a stress ball.
Getting a grip

Getting a grip


With grip strength the foundation of all lifting exercises, Escape Fitness has created the GripR - a Grip Resistance Trainer that helps members develop grip strength and thereby fully maximise their studio experience.
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Cybex International UK

The company’s dedication to exercise science, through the CYBEX Institute, leads the fitness industry in the development of exercise machines that enhance human performance.

CYBEX International is a leading manufacturer of premium commercial fitness equipment.
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Fitness operators hiding behind health and safety prevents active participation

Many gym customers who regularly work away from their home club, find the rigid operational procedures enforced by public sector gym operators prevent them from enjoying exercise.
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