05 Mar 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: Newcastle East, Bournemouth and Newport Wales, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Dry/Fitness Operations Manager
Salary: £20000 per annum + 22 days holiday, gym membership
Location: London, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Customer Service Advisor
Location: Chalfont Saint Peter, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Customer Service Advisor
Location: Buckinghamshire , United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Membership Sales Manager
Salary: IRO £1,000/month tax free + commission
Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Company: SportsJobs4Women
12 x Fitness Class Teachers
Salary: IRO £1,600/month tax free
Location: Kuwait
Company: SportsJobs4Women
Wellness Centre Manager
Salary: IRO £2,250/month tax free
Location: Muscat, Oman
Company: SportsJobs4Women
Customer Service Advisor
Location: Cambridge , United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Studio For Hire
Salary: n/a
Location: Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Fitness Apprenticeship
Salary: Competitive
Location: Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Wembley, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Health and Fitness Instructor
Salary: -
Location: Hatfield, United Kingdom
Company: Finesse Leisure Partnership
Wet/Pool Operations Manager - Leisure Centre
Salary: £24000 per annum + 22 days holiday, gym membership
Location: Bedfordshire, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
General Manager - dual-site role
Salary: £36000 per annum + private medical, 25 days holiday and more
Location: Essex, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
General Manager - Newest Leisure Centre in Croydon
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday, free gym membership
Location: Surrey, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Divisional Business Manager - Sports, Fitness & Leis
Salary: £47000 - £55000 per annum + 25 days holiday, medical, car allowan
Location: Middlesex, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Fitness Duty Manager
Salary: £16,392 (pro rata) plus commission and optional PT income
Location: Wickford Essex, United Kingdom
Company: Impulse Leisure
Club Manager
Salary: £25,000 plus commission and optional PT Income
Location: Wickford Essex, United Kingdom
Company: Impulse Leisure

Training directory

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• Man Utd legends unveil Hotel Football

Property & tenders
Extra-Curricular Karate Tuition
Location: Wandsworth, London SW11 & SW12 Company: Northwood Schools Ltd
Office space available
Location: Company: Brunel University
Outsourcing of Food and Beverage operation
Location: Cambridgeshire Company: MW Estates
Leisure Management Opportunity
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
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News headlines
Boutique cycling heads to Dubai through stylish studio  
Boutique cycling heads to Dubai through stylish studio

By Kate Cracknell

New independent cycling studio Souplesse Cycle opened in Dubai at the end of February. Owned by Inga Frolova, the 223sq m (2,400sq ft) facility is equipped by RealRyder. There are 24 bikes in the studio, which also features a fibreoptic ceiling, giving riders the impression of cycling under a starry night sky. Luminous textile panels to the sides of the stage are part of the lighting system; these are synchronised with the beat of the music. The Performance IQ system allows riders to monitor their heart rate via a leaderboard in the studio, while the reception area features a bike chain counter and bike chain seats. Souplesse not .... more>>
ukactive seeks board members to launch ‘new era’  
ukactive seeks board members to launch ‘new era’

By Jak Phillips

ukactive is inviting applications for its new board from today (4 March) as it embarks on a “new era,” following the conclusion of a nine-month governance review. The call for applications marks the start of a new chapter for the physical activity organisation, following the recent announcement that longstanding CEO David Stalker is to stand down this June after seven years at the helm. The recently-concluded governance .... more>>

Kyricos: brands must recognise the 'huge opportunity' of wellness  
By Mia Kyricos

Spa and wellness brands have a massive opportunity to shape the future of wellness by assisting consumers in their quest to live healthier, even richer lives, says Mia Kyricos, chief brand officer for Spafinder Wellness, Inc, writing in the latest .... more>>
The end of smelly gyms? Google targets body odour with new patent  
By Jak Phillips

Stinky armpits in gyms could soon be a thing of the past if Google is able to bring its latest patent to fruition. The tech giant has filed designs for an .... more>>
Can a treadmill test tell us when when we’re going to die?  
By Jak Phillips

Cardiologists who have developed a new formula to predict the likelihood of death based on a treadmill test, say fitness was the single most powerful indicator .... more>>
TRX expands EMEA team with triple appointment  
By Jak Phillips

TRX has announced three new appointments to further strengthen its EMEA team, having recently recruited Alan Holl from Virgin Active to serve as the region’s senior director. The hat-trick of new hires sees Anthony Foster .... more>>
SLM owner signals public health ambitions with weight management acquisition  
By Jak Phillips

The owner of Sports Leisure Management (SLM) has acquired wellness intervention provider Weight Management Centre as it bids to cement its position as a leading public health delivery partner. Family-owned business Castle View – which led a buyout of SLM in 2000 – took control .... more>>
Doctors call for child wellbeing to be election priority  
By Jak Phillips

Ensuring that Britain’s children are leading healthy and active lifestyles should be a top priority for all parties in the forthcoming General Election. That is the view of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health .... more>>
Wearable start-ups make leap into skipping rope sector  
By Jak Phillips

We’ve had smartwatches, smart glasses and even smart shoes. Now the humble skipping rope is the latest age-old object to be reinvigorated as a fitness-focused .... more>>
Poor pool capacity could hinder baby swimming boom, says research  
By Jak Phillips

The infant private swim school sector that has surged in the UK over the past decade is yet to reach its peak, although growth could yet be checked by a lack of pool capacity, a Swimming .... more>>
Freedom Leisure bolsters management team  
By Jak Phillips

Operator Freedom Leisure has made a double appointment as it bids to strengthen its management team, welcoming Mike Worsnop as business development manager and Alyson Zell as aquatic business manager. Worsnop boasts 18 .... more>>
Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury faces string of sexual assault lawsuits  
By Helen Andrews

The yoga entrepreneur Bikram Choudhury, the creator of the hot yoga training programme that bears his name, is facing six civil lawsuits from women accusing him of rape or assault – the .... more>>
Nuffield Health brings in brand consultancy to bolster expansion  
By Jak Phillips

Nuffield Health has hired London-based consultancy Handsome Brands as the charity bids to drive expansion across its network of health and wellbeing services. Handsome’s brief is to .... more>>
Childhood obesity campaign combines physical activity with altruism  
By Jak Phillips

Technogym is urging health clubs around the world to get their members moving during March with the added incentive of helping to tackle childhood obesity. The latest iteration of .... more>>
Rockliffe Hall spa director Liz Holmes lands Virgin Active role  
By Jak Phillips

Spa director Liz Holmes is to leave Darlington, UK's, Rockliffe Hall after six years at the helm to take up the role of national health and beauty manager with health club chain Virgin Active. Holmes is to replace Emma .... more>>

Sam Hill and Ben Barker

Sam Hill and Ben Barker

PAN Studio's Run An Empire app aims to bring sport to a gaming generation
 A picture speaks 1,000 words

A picture speaks 1,000 words

Video can ignite your social media, but you need to know how to use the medium to its best effect. Manraaj Sunner offers his advice

News round-up:

Virgin Active partners Tough Mudder, David Stalker to step down as ukactive CEO, and filmmakers’ favourite Stoke Park unveils new gym

International news:

Innovation in Hong Kong, with utimeFitness’ inaugural 24/7 club and Pure Group’s first hybrid site

Supplier showcase:

We take a look at recent installations by Star Trac, Technogym and Safe Space Lockers
Exercise is medicine

Exercise referral:
Exercise is medicine

What do health and fitness providers need to know before committing to an exercise referral scheme? We offer an overview of the key points to consider
fitness-kit.net special

Vibration training:
fitness-kit.net special

We round up some of the latest news from the world of vibration training, including the launch of the VibroGym Evolution in the UK
Yoga for men

Yoga for men

How can gyms better position the popular discipline to appeal to male clients? We talk to the operators who are having success in this area

Promotional feature:

Here come the girls – Matrix offers an overview of its initiatives to promote, develop and encourage women’s sport and activity
Infectious inactivity

Consumer research:
Infectious inactivity

New Ipsos MORI research highlights a worrying trend for people to follow the sedentary norm
Promoting activity

Everyone’s talking about...:
Promoting activity

Physical inactivity is a major factor in lifestyle diseases like cancer and diabetes. Is it time for a top-down intervention to get people moving?

People news:

Tara Dillon is CIMSPA CEO, and Keith Burnet takes on international role for Les Mills
Product news
MEESA to distribute Mossa exercise programmes in Middle East

MEESA to distribute Mossa exercise programmes in Middle East


FitPro has signed a partnership deal with the Middle East Exercise Sports Academy (MEESA) for it to become the new distributor for Mossa in the Middle East.
Primal dream made into reality as LA Fitness selects Physical

Primal dream made into reality as LA Fitness selects Physical


LA Fitness has contracted Physical Company to create and equip ‘Primal Series’ gym floor classes and refresh its group fitness offering.
LED solution lights the way for Hyndburn leisure facility

LED solution lights the way for Hyndburn leisure facility


MHA Lighting’s new LED technology has been installed at Hyndburn Leisure Centre with the aim of reducing energy consumption and bills.
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Taylor Made Designs

Our main services are uniform & merchandise supply and management services.

We supply branded / logoed uniforms and branded promotional products. Our uniform range varies from front of house & managerial corporate wear, through to leisure wear for rec assistants and gym staff.
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Matchmaking at the Sports & Leisure Facilities Forum

The Sports & Leisure Facilities Forum is taking place this year on 8 July, at the Hilton London Wembley hotel.
  Matchmaking at the Sports & Leisure Facilities Forum
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

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