21 Nov 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Company: Bewilderwood

Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Bedford, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach
Salary: Upon application
Location: Chiswick, West London
Company: G14
General Manager - Leisure Centre
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday, private medical
Location: London, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Learning Disability Co-ordinator
Salary: £27,000 - £30,000
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Tottenham Hotspur Football Club
Leaflet Distributer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Newtown Abbey, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Park Royal, London, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Epsom, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Customer Relations/Sales Manager - Leisure Centre
Salary: £26000 per annum + 22 days holiday, gym membership
Location: London, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Studley Leisure Centre, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Sales and Membership Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom
Company: Speedflex
Part Time Operations Assistants
Salary: Competitive
Location: Middlesex, United Kingdom
Company: Harrow School
Sales - National Accounts Manager
Salary: £30,000-£50,000
Location: London, Midlands or similar, United Kingdom
Company: Anytime Leisure
Personal Training Diploma
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Lifetime
Full-Time & Part-Time Personal Trainers
Salary: £20k OTE plus additional personal training income
Location: West London, United Kingdom
Company: Hogarth Group - The Park Club
Centre Manager
Salary: £26k - £40k
Location: West Byfleet, Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Speedflex
Regional Account Manager
Salary: OTE £35K-£40K
Location: Midlands and South, United Kingdom
Company: Harlands Group
Recreation Assistant
Salary: £15,500-£16,500
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Achieve Lifestyle

Training directory

in this issue

• Sports Direct offer £5 gym memberships
• Third Space bought by Encore
• Tune Hotels outlines £200m UK expansion

Property & tenders
Procurement Consultancy support for the Tendering of a Leisure Centre Management Contract
Location: Company: Test Valley
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Leisure Management Contract: Market Engagement Day
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset Company: Borough of Poole
Aldershot Lido – Expressions of interest sought for complementary attractions
Location: Aldershot Company: Rushmoor Borough Council
Sports facility provision
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Conference Director - for 7th International UNESCO conference on Global Geoparks
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom Company: Global Geoparks Network
Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys Company: Powys County Council
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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News headlines
Exercise could help arthritis sufferers: study  
Exercise could help arthritis sufferers: study

By Kath Hudson

New research has found that regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis. The study, carried out at the University of Otago in New Zealand, involved 206 people over two years. It found that those who did exercise and/or physical therapy had greater improvements in pain, stiffness and physical function than those who received usual medical care alone. There is a growing body of evidence to show the effectiveness of exercise to improve outcomes for those with poor health, including those suffering from chronic kidney disease and even patients in intensive care. .... more>>
Shocking stats show obesity costs as much as smoking  
Shocking stats show obesity costs as much as smoking

By Kath Hudson

The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or the war on terror and more than both alcoholism and climate change, according to new research. The McKinsey Global Institute has calculated that, in the UK, the cost is £47bn, when .... more>>

Fitness gadget could mean you never have to plug your phone in again  
By Kath Hudson

No longer will your phone running out of juice be a problem: providing you are prepared to have a quick run. New gadget AMPY converts energy from motion into battery life to charge any USB-powered device. A 30-minute run, 10,000 steps or an hour’s .... more>>
Exercise can raise the pain barrier: study  
By Kath Hudson

Scientists have found that an individual’s post-workout level of pain sensitivity could indicate their chances of developing chronic pain. In a study carried out by the Rutgers School of .... more>>
MPs get on board to tackle physical inactivity  
By Kath Hudson

MPs attending the first ever first Parliamentary Debate on physical activity have agreed the government has a large role to play in kickstarting a reversal of the current trend towards .... more>>
Exercise shown to help kidney disease patients  
By Kath Hudson

Simple exercises can help improve the health of patients with kidney disease, according to research carried out at London’s King’s College Hospital. Researchers found that 12 months of exercise-based rehabilitation significantly slowed the rate of .... more>>
£9m transformation of Parklands Leisure Centre and Wigston Pool underway  
By Jak Phillips

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is to invest £9m into improvement works for two leisure centres as part of a drive to boost participation levels across all .... more>>
Adventure operator launches £2m Airspace indoor trampoline park  
By Ashley Harrison

A £2m indoor urban sports and trampoline park is set to open at the Playsport complex in East Kilbride. AirSpace, a ‘spring loaded urban playground’ will be .... more>>
Exercise to be used to help manage blood pressure  
By Kath Hudson

New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal that diseases caused by high blood pressure are estimated to cost the NHS over £2bn a year. However, .... more>>
Fitness apps to be promoted through the NHS  
By Ashley Harrison

The Department of Health has launched a “framework for action” to improve the nation’s activity levels through the use of digital technology. In its .... more>>
Mediterranean diet is best way to tackle obesity, say doctors  
By Helen Andrews

Doctors suggest a Mediterranean diet may be a better way to tackle obesity than calorie counting. In an article for the Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ), leading doctors have .... more>>
Training providers to deliver CIMSPA-endorsed skills development courses  
By Jak Phillips

Leisure-net Solutions will soon kick off its physical activity management training scheme having become – along with Right Directions – the first accredited CIMSPA Skills Development Partners for Endorsed Training. CIMSPA is working with partners such as Leisure-net and Right .... more>>
Nintendo to develop non-wearable sleep tracker device  
By Helen Andrews

Games firm Nintendo is moving into the hardware market with a specific focus on sleep tracking, following the company’s .... more>>
Burnham outlines Labour vision for activity-focused NHS  
By Jak Phillips

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham believes the coalition has failed to tackle Britain’s inactivity epidemic and has pledged that physical activity would be available on prescription from .... more>>
TRX sets sights on Scottish market with new tie-up  
By Jak Phillips

Suspension training company TRX has announced plans to target the Scottish fitness market through a new distribution partnership with Anytime Leisure. The deal will see Midlothian-based Anytime ensure fitness facilities have readily-available .... more>>

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

Supplier showcase:

We report on recent projects by Precor, Life Fitness and Prospec

International news:

Fitness First opens its third club in Kuwait, and the 4,000sq ft club Acibadem Sports opens in Istanbul

News round-up:

Fitness First to sell off German estate, and PHE publishes new framework to combat inactivity

People news:

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

Interview - Dr John Morgan:

Kate Cracknell talks to the GP who hit the headlines for recommending walking to his patients, and finds out why he thinks more GPs should be following suit
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


Swiss hostel offers wellness on a shoestring, and a new cycling-focused hotel opens in Japan
LIW 2014

Show review:
LIW 2014

Nicky Jobson reports on all the news, excitement and product launches from this year’s Leisure Industry Week, which took place at the Birmingham NEC
Ask the experts

2015 predictions:
Ask the experts

As we gear up for 2015, what looks set to drive growth for the health and fitness sector?
Product news
London Olympics inspires bodycare range for active people

London Olympics inspires bodycare range for active people


A range of skin and bodycare products designed for active people by active people has been launched. British entrepreneur Lara Morgan is the creative force behind ‘activbod’.
FitLinxx enters consumer market with tracker built on accuracy and comfort

FitLinxx enters consumer market with tracker built on accuracy and comfort


A device as small and offering the same level of comfort as a plaster will allow users to accurately track their heart rate and activity.
Unique fitness machines offer improved rehabilitation

Unique fitness machines offer improved rehabilitation


The world’s first range of fitness machines which allow users to perform controlled multi-axial exercises though all ranges of motion has been launched by Multiple Joint Fitness Systems (MuJo).
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Life Fitness

Our enduring commitment to helping people live healthier lives means we’re always looking at what’s next.

For over forty years, Life Fitness has been at the forefront in meeting the product needs that match, and often lead, these trends.
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Featured Suppliers
Serco extends multi-site contract with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength

Life Fitness’ multi-site contract with Serco has been extended for a further five years under which it will provide fitness equipment across the management company’s entire leisure portfolio.
  Serco extends multi-site contract with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength
Spyro launches brand of premium supplement shakers

A new brand has emerged in the health and fitness industry offering a new alternative to the way supplements are consumed.
  Spyro launches brand of premium supplement shakers

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