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Duty Supervisor (Health and Fitness)
Salary: £19,083 to £22,685 per annum
Location: Loughborough, United Kingdom
Company: Loughborough University


Assistant General Manager
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 + optional 100% of PT earnings
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Promotional Staff
Salary: Competitive
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Crew Member / Fitness Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Lincoln, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Customer Relations & Marketing Manager
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 pa (all inclusive)
Location: Leigh, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Company: Leigh Sports Village
Group Exercise Co-ordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Redcar, Cleveland, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Supervisor
Salary: -
Location: Stevenage, Maidstone, Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: truGym
Membership Sales
Salary: -
Location: Maidstone, United Kingdom
Company: truGym
Equipment Service Engineer - mobile (national)
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: truGym
SDO Multi-Sports Instructors
Salary: IRO £18,500 pa tax free
Location: Saudi Arabia
Company: LeisureForce
Group Exercise Class Teachers and Personal Trainers
Salary: Basic salary IRO £17,000 pa tax free + bonus
Location: Saudi Arabia
Company: LeisureForce
Director of Recreation and Spa (5 star resort hotel)
Salary: Up to £2,500 month tax free plus benefits
Location: United Arab Emirates
Company: LeisureForce
Female Fitness Trainer Supervisor
Salary: IRO £1,650 month tax free plus benefits
Location: Saudi Arabia
Company: LeisureForce
General Manager (large Outdoor Activities Complex)
Salary: Up to £35,000 pa
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: LeisureForce
Sales and Membership Executive
Salary: Competitive
Location: Longfield, Kent, United Kingdom
Company: Handpicked Hotels

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in this issue

• Pure Gym to push expansion despite failed merger
• ukactive criticises NICE guidelines
• Maiden voyage for Titanic Hotel


Property & tenders
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
A fantastic opportunity to acquire a prime Family Entertainment Centre
Location: Company: GVA
A Diverse Leisure Portfolio in the Mendip District of Somerset
Location: Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
UK’s biggest dedicated Parkour training facility gets a leg-up  
UK’s biggest dedicated Parkour training facility gets a leg-up

By Jak Phillips

The UK’s largest dedicated Parkour training facility has quadrupled in size, after North Lanarkshire Council (NLC) commissioned facilities provider Freemove to carry out the £100,000 upgrade. The contract involved extending the second phase of the .... more>>
The Gym Group / Pure Gym merger stall due to CMA's 'narrow' view of health club market: Algar  
The Gym Group / Pure Gym merger stall due to CMA's 'narrow' view of health club market: Algar

By Jak Phillips

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) decision to refer the proposed merger of The Gym Group and Pure Gym to an in-depth investigation – a move which prompted the low cost operators to scrap the deal – was based on a “narrow definition of the .... more>>

Work starts on Adwick Leisure Centre improvement plan  
By Jak Phillips

Work has got underway this week on a £1.9m regeneration project to upgrade facilities at Adwick Leisure Centre in Doncaster. Operator Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) has .... more>>
Revealed: why consumers stop using fitness trackers  
By Jak Phillips

A new research paper examining why as many as one in three people ditch fitness trackers shortly after buying them, has found that better education of the benefits is key to ensuring more .... more>>
Exercise referral software specialist launches foundation to promote public health  
By Jak Phillips

Software provider Refer-all, which specialises in solutions to enhance the efficiency of exercise referrals from GP to leisure provider, has launched a new foundation designed to support leisure providers as they seek to work .... more>>
The definition of health and wellness according to millennials  
By Helen Andrews

Consumer research company The Hartman Group has published an infographic of ten defining attributes of ‘health and wellness,’ as perceived by millennials. .... more>>
Almost half of UK students belong to a gym: study  
By Jak Phillips

Despite the stereotypes of living on beer, black coffee and baked beans, students are actually a lot more active than we give them credit for, with almost a half of UK students belonging to .... more>>
Construction to finally start on new £8.4m Grimsby Leisure Centre  
By Jak Phillips

Work will begin on the new £8.4m Grimsby Leisure Centre this summer, after Interserve Construction was awarded the building .... more>>
Sports Direct shares shrink despite punchy profits  
By Jak Phillips

The latest high-profile entrant to the health and fitness industry had analysts scratching their heads on Thursday (17 July), as shares in Sports Direct dropped more than three per cent in .... more>>
TRX broadens training reach with Lifetime partnership  
By Jak Phillips

TRX is aiming to bring its education range of training courses to the wider market through a six-month exclusive partnership with provider Lifetime Training. TRX education courses have never been delivered by a training provider in the UK before .... more>>
Wrestling star The Rock to spearhead énergie fitness initiative  
By Jak Phillips

Health club franchise the énergie Group has taken the unusual step of teaming up with summer Hollywood blockbuster Hercules to launch a new fitness campaign encouraging members to ‘train like a Gladiator’. The film – starring wrestling legend .... more>>
Achmea withdraws from health club sector  
By Kate Cracknell

Dutch health insurance provider Achmea has withdrawn from the fitness sector, pulling the plug on its chain of Achmea Health Centers. Only in November, .... more>>
Pixformance tracking system powers first Lovfit  
By Kate Cracknell

New operation Lovfit Sports Club opened its first club in the heart of Berlin, Germany, on 30 June. Lovfit has been conceived as a smaller, community type of .... more>>
iPhone 6 and iOS8 could foster progression for booming fitness technology market  
By Chris Dodd

Apple is expected to continue its push into the health and fitness technology market when it releases the iPhone 6 and its new iOS8 operating system. The .... more>>
9.8 Gravity takes off in Madrid  
By Kate Cracknell

The second 9.8 Gravity Training Studio has opened in Madrid, Spain. Owned by Daniel Meneses and targeting men and women with medium to high purchasing power, the new 160sq m (1,722sq ft) .... more>>

Features
The big questions

SIBEC review:
The big questions


Key topics of discussion from this year's SIBEC UK event


Interview – Reynir Indahl:

The chair of Health & Fitness Nordic talks to Kate Cracknell about the disruptive influence of technology and the fundamental need for businesses to be useful
Molly Crockett

People profiles:
Molly Crockett


Molly Crockett on precommitment
Dr Charles Eugster

People profiles:
Dr Charles Eugster


On his dream for the fitness industry
What drives you?

Retention series:
What drives you?


Lose weight, tone up, get fit? Is this what your members really want from a club, and how does it affect retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
Gladstone

Promotional feature:
Gladstone


Software supplier Gladstone talks about completing the switch-over of Active Newham's three leisure centres in just six weeks
Matrix

Promotional feature:
Matrix


46 Promotional feature: Matrix The opportunity to work out while on the move has become an expectation – Matrix Fitness can help you turn it into an experience for staying guests
Money talks

Member payments::
Money talks


Kath Hudson reports on payment trends in health and fitness
Gerflor

Promotional feature:
Gerflor


Gerflor completes its installation at Metro Fitness in Stockport, owned by European boxing champion Matthew Hatton and his father Ray
Product news
Samsung teams with Trek to improve mobile fitness

Samsung teams with Trek to improve mobile fitness

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Samsung Electronics has announced a global partnership with bicycle manufacturer Trek Bicycle. The South Korean giant is seeking to enhance the fitness and healthcare features of its mobile devices.
 
Cutting edge tech takes activity tracking to new level

Cutting edge tech takes activity tracking to new level

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

A new activity tracking tool for gyms and health club operators has been created following a collaboration between healthcare manufacturer Tanita and soft and hardware solutions provider Boditrax Technologies.
 
Rugby star Moody lends support to hot new product

Rugby star Moody lends support to hot new product

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

A new thermal support harnesses the power of body heat in order to aid recovery and provide pain relief. Former England rugby captain Lewis Moody has endorsed the product – Fireactiv.
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Established in 1984, YMCAfit is the UK's most experienced fitness training provider.

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UK Sport, the agency responsible for investing in high performance sport, is searching to find the next generation of Olympic champions and has turned to the Wattbike for assistance.
  UK Sport enlists Wattbike in search for Olympic champions
One card solution for Newcastle University

Newcastle University recently upgraded its 400sq m, 125- station gym with Precor equipment and its cloud-based Preva networked fitness. The upgrade is in line with the university’s digital interactive strategy.
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Life Fitness appoints Basildon’s Ripped Gym as Hammer Strength centre

Life Fitness has appointed the Basildon branch of Ripped Gym as one of its elite Hammer Strength Training Centres following a major new installation worth about £300,000.
  Life Fitness appoints Basildon’s Ripped Gym as Hammer Strength centre

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