22 Aug 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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Leisure Centre Manager - Trampoline Park
Salary: £30k plus bonus
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: AirHop

Fitness Instructor
Salary: Up to £15,549 per annum
Location: Cheham, HP5 1BB, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Senior Recreation Assistant
Salary: £18,549 to £20,781 pa
Location: Brighton - Falmer, United Kingdom
Company: University of Brighton
Swimming Teachers
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Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Start your Personal Training Career
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Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Diverse Trainers
Community Club and Coach Officer (Training)
Salary: Circa £22,000 - £25,000 (F/T)
Location: Southwark, London, United Kingdom
Company: Disability Sports Coach Ltd
Duty Manager
Salary: UP to £17,502
Location: South Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Fitness Motivator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Spelthorne Leisure Centre, Staines, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £30,000 pa
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: Bramley Baths
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Reginal Sales Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: North, United Kingdom
Company: Sports Art Fitness
Salary: -
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Les Mills
Events Officer
Salary: UP to £21,540 + 8% bonus after qualifying period
Location: Hackney, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Health Wise Facilitator
Salary: Up £21,540 + 8% bonus after qualifying period
Location: Hackney, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Duty Manager
Salary: Up £21,540 + 8% bonus after qualifying period
Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
General Manager
Salary: up to £41,168 + 8% bonus after qualifying period
Location: Lambeth, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Finance Assistant
Salary: £14,885 - £19,950 + 8% bonus after qualifying peri
Location: Woolwich, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Duty Manager
Salary: UP to £17,502
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
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
Boutique group fitness is about to explode, says Heartcore co-founder  
Boutique group fitness is about to explode, says Heartcore co-founder

By Jak Phillips

The co-founder of London-based group fitness studio chain Heartcore Fitness has revealed ambitious expansion plans as the business bids to cash in on a sector that is “about to explode.” Speaking exclusively to Health Club Management .... more>>
Aerobic fitness leads to better cognitive function: study  
Aerobic fitness leads to better cognitive function: study

By Chris Dodd

Greater aerobic fitness could lead to more fibrous and compact white matter, a type of nerve tissue connected to learning and brain function, according to a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Building on .... more>>

RAF appoints Pulse as exclusive supplier of leased fitness equipment  
By Jak Phillips

Pulse has been named the exclusive supplier of leased fitness equipment to Britain’s Royal Air Force for the next four and a half years. The contract will .... more>>
High-intensity workouts more beneficial for heart transplant survivors: study  
By Chris Dodd

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been proven to be beneficial for clinically stable heart transplant recipients, with workouts helping to increase exercise capacity, maintain control of blood pressure and improve .... more>>
Wearable Bite Counter device bids to improve eating habits  
By Chris Dodd

A new piece of wearable kit has been developed to stop people from overeating, with the Bite Counter looking to provide a remedy to the developed world’s .... more>>
Newly-acquired Irish club becomes largest in énergie estate  
By Jak Phillips

énergie Fitness is the new operator of Naas Health and Fitness, a 31,000sq ft (2,880sq m) health club in North Kildare, Ireland, which replaces Wilmslow as the largest club in the énergie .... more>>
Survey says 84 per cent of fitness graduates find work within a month of completing course  
By Jak Phillips

A new survey of fitness professionals has revealed that as many as 84 per cent of UK personal training graduates are able to find work within a month of the .... more>>
Scientists explore potential of the human body and paper-thin printable batteries to power wearables  
By Jak Phillips

Batteries may soon be a thing of the past for low-power wearable technology devices, with the potential for energy to be generated from body heat and movement, plus ambient energy from the .... more>>
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. .... more>>
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 .... 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>>

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

Supplier showcase:

A look at recent projects by Dalesauna and GYMetrix
Movers & Shakers

IHRSA Europe update:
Movers & Shakers

IHRSA unveils the world’s top health and fitness brands in this year’s Global 25 report

People news:

Matrix Fitness bolsters UK sales force, IHRSA appoints new chair, and Alan Cuthbert joins Pavigym
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?
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
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?
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
Getting the UK active

ukactive update:
Getting the UK active

CEO David Stalker looks ahead to National Fitness Day, which swings into action this September

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
Give back to move forward

Gymtopia series:
Give back to move forward

Ray Algar reports on US charity-powered gym The Movement
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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Gym design, flooring and education complete the full solution offered by Escape Fitness.

Escape Fitness provides ‘a one stop shop’ by supplying solutions for all areas of the gym, in terms of equipment, flooring, design and education for coaches and personal trainers.
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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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