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

Head of Service (Leisure Service Operations)
Salary: £50,282 - £55,430 pa
Location: Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Company: Wiltshire Council
Leisure Assistant
Salary: £16,215 - £17,333 pa
Location: Wymondham, United Kingdom
Company: South Norfolk Council
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
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Ealing, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Gym Instructor
Salary: £16,200-£18,300
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Achieve Lifestyle
Regional Account Manager
Salary: OTE £35K-£40K
Location: Midlands and South, United Kingdom
Company: Harlands Group
FOH Reception Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Malvern, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Recreation Assistant
Salary: £15,500-£16,500
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Achieve Lifestyle
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Surrey , United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Part Time Operations Assistants
Salary: Competitive
Location: Middlesex, United Kingdom
Company: Harrow School
Swim Teachers
Salary: Attractive Salary
Location: Nuneaton, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Assistant General Manager
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 + optional 100% of PT earnings
Location: Barking, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Eltham, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Lifeguard (Leisure Assistant)
Salary: Up to £6.97 an hour
Location: Faringdon, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Crew Member
Salary: Competitive
Location: Maidstone, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Maidstone, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bromley, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group

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in this issue

• Labour reveals vision for activity-focused NHS
• Snap Fitness targets UK rollout
• The Student Hotel to target millennials

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
Weekly strength training sessions can shave decades off biological age: study  
Weekly strength training sessions can shave decades off biological age: study

By Jak Phillips

Humans have searched for the secret to eternal youth since the dawn of time, but a new study suggests the elixir of life is more likely to be found in the gym than the holy grail. Research from Southampton Solent University has found that just two 15-minute strength training sessions a week can take decades off our biological age, reversing some of the most debilitating effects of ageing. British Association of Aesthetic .... more>>
Precor lands Health & Fitness Nordic contract  
Precor lands Health & Fitness Nordic contract

By Jak Phillips

Fitness supplier Precor has landed a major contract to deliver all cardiovascular and strength machine equipment for Health & Fitness Nordic Company (HFN), Scandinavia’s largest health club operator. HFN, whose CEO Olav Thorstad was presented with the EU Club Leadership Award 2014 at the recent IHRSA European Congress in Amsterdam, has more than 200 clubs ranging from high-end to low cost, with in excess of 500,000 members. The company, which already comprised the SATS and Fresh Fitness chains, grew significantly when it merged with Elixia, a process .... more>>

Exclusive: énergie set for ‘biggest growth ever’ in 2015  
By Jak Phillips

énergie Group chair and CEO Jan Spaticchia has set his sights on leading the fitness franchise company through its biggest growth phase yet, with a raft of new gym openings planned in the UK and Europe during 2015. Due to .... more>>
David Lloyd announces tech and design-driven gym innovation programme  
By Jak Phillips

David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has launched a new gym transformation programme, which will see innovative design, technology and ‘best-in-class’ equipment installed .... more>>
STA announces new CEO as Roger Millward steps down  
By Jak Phillips

Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) CEO Roger Millward has announced that he will retire next summer, with his son Theo set to take over the reigns at the .... more>>
Serco to sell leisure arm  
By Jak Phillips

Up to 70 UK leisure and sports facilities face an uncertain future after operator Serco announced plans to sell its leisure arm. Services giant Serco is .... more>>
East Lindsey to tackle obesity issues with new leisure trust  
By Ashley Harrison

East Lindsey District Council (ELDC) has set up a charitable trust to run leisure and cultural services within the district .... more>>
Van Gogh glowing cycle trail shimmers in Netherlands  
By Katie Buckley

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has unveiled what is arguably the world’s most artistic cycle path in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Vincent Van Gogh’s .... more>>
JD Gyms poised for growth  
By Kate Cracknell

Retail megabrand JD Sports, which announced its entry into the gym market with the launch of its new JD Gyms brand in early 2014, has outlined plans for expansion in 2015. Due to launch its second club in December 2014 in Liverpool city centre - .... more>>
Fitness First India invests US$26m in 30 new fitness clubs  
By Helen Andrews

Fitness First Group has announced plans to spend more than Rs160 crores (US$26m, €21m, £16.4m) on its expansion in India, to open 30 new premium fitness clubs .... more>>
Fitness firms urged to upskill young employees through free apprenticeship scheme  
By Jak Phillips

Active leisure employers are being urged to grasp the opportunity to improve the skills and expertise of more young people in the sector through a free scheme .... more>>
Fitness wearables will dip, but then bounce back, says study  
By Kath Hudson

Wearable fitness devices are projected to dip in popularity in the short term, but bounce back in 2016, according to new research. Analyst Gartner believes .... more>>
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 .... more>>
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. .... 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>>

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We round up some of the latest innovations in the world of lockers

News round-up:

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

International news:

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


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

ukactive update:
Party Conferences

CEO of ukactive David Stalker reviews the themes and moods at the recent Labour and Conservative Party conferences
The winners

Health Club Awards:
The winners

Meet the winning health and fitness clubs, announced at the recent Health Club Awards, as voted for by club members around the UK

Promotional feature:

An overview of Gerflor’s work with premium health club operator David Lloyd Leisure

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
Les Mills

Promotional feature:
Les Mills

90 per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group. Is your studio timetable up to scratch?

Promotional feature:

Have you considered installing fingerprint access technology in your club?
Keep on running

Service & maintenance:
Keep on running

Innovations in service and maintenance can keep frustrating ‘out of order’ signs from appearing in your club. Kate Langrish reports
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
Product news
SATS/Elixia selects Body Bike indoor cycles

SATS/Elixia selects Body Bike indoor cycles


Body Bike International’s Scandinavian distributor Qicraft has entered into an agreement with SATS/Elixia to supply the ‘Body Bike Connect’ indoor cycle to its more than 200 locations in Finland, Norway and Sweden.
London studio chooses Physical Company kit

London studio chooses Physical Company kit


Physical Company has been selected as equipment supplier for a newly opened studio in London.
Taking the F.I.T challenge in the face of obesity

Taking the F.I.T challenge in the face of obesity


Forever Living Products' new weight management programme ‘F.I.T’ has been launched in the UK, at a time when obesity levels in the country continue to rise.
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Precor is part of the Amer Sports Corporation, with other internationally recognised brands including Wilson, Atomic, Suunto and Salomon.

Through the continual development and provision of premium fitness products and services, Precor have progressively developed a reputation for quality, excellence and category innovation.
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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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