18 Dec 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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Facility and Hospitality Manager
Salary: £40k plus negotiable benefits per annum
Location: St Albans, United Kingdom
Company: Old Albanians Sport Association

Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Enfield, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
General Managers - Pools and Fitness
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + 25 days holiday, gym, private medical
Location: Bedfordshire, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Sales and Marketing Manager
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Stevenage, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Lifeguard / Relief Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Shipston On Stour, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Leisure Club Manager
Salary: £25k+ Benefits
Location: Chester, United Kingdom
Company: Renard Resources
Senior Recreation Assistant
Salary: Up to £18,845 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Camden, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Camden, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Tower Hamlets, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: London Hounslow, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Cafe Supervisor
Salary: £9.00 - £9.50 per hour + gym membership, 22 days holiday and more
Location: London, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Sport and Health Development Officer
Salary: £24,184 per annum
Location: Northampton – Any Northampton Leisure Trust Facility, United Kingdom
Company: Northampton Leisure Trust
Customer Relationship Manager
Salary: £30,000 pa
Location: West London, United Kingdom
Company: British Military Fitness
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise 4 Less
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise 4 Less
Aztec Manager
Salary: £20,000 - £23,000
Location: Torquay
Company: TLH Leisure Resort
Membership Consultant
Salary: Salary £13,000 + commission
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise 4 Less

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in this issue

• Liverpool FC kicks off £75m stadium expansion
• Les Mills: No workout, no meeting
• Harry Potter-themed hotel aims to enchant

Property & tenders
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location: Company: Wakefield Council
Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the picturesque Dee Valley
Location: Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
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
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News headlines
Leisure Industry Week announces new two-day format  
Leisure Industry Week announces new two-day format

By Jak Phillips

Leisure Industry Week (LIW) organiser UBM Live has unveiled a new two-day format for the longstanding trade event, part of its ongoing repositioning strategy. Having seen falling attendances in recent years, UBM teamed up with ukactive to survey more than more than 40,000 industry professionals for their feedback on the show. This information, together with focus groups and consultations with key exhibitors and buyers, plus a suggestions hub at this year’s event, has been gathered to explore how the industry’s longest-running trade show can be .... more>>
EU courts rule obesity can be classed as a disability  
EU courts rule obesity can be classed as a disability

By Jak Phillips

Employers across Europe may be forced to make adjustments to work environments to accommodate overweight employees, after the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that obesity can constitute a disability within European law. Intended to protect severely overweight employees – those with a BMI of more than 30 – from job-related discrimination, the judgement leaves .... more>>

A good year: ukactive profits jump 123 per cent  
By Jak Phillips

Physical activity sector representative body ukactive has reported a strong set of annual financial figures, with turnover increasing by £2.3m and profits up 123 per cent. At the organisation’s recent AGM, it was announced that the audited .... more>>
When we burn fat, how does our body get rid of it?  
By Jak Phillips

Despite generally being good at helping clients banish excess fat, a surprisingly high number of personal trainers and health professionals have little or no idea of where it actually goes. That is the finding of a new study from the University of .... more>>
Exercise helps ease pain of MS and slows brain deterioration: study  
By Ashley Harrison

Physical activity may help counter the debilitating physical symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and delay the associated cognitive impairment, researchers have .... more>>
New scheme offers shopping vouchers to those who exercise
By Ashley Harrison

A physical activity loyalty card (PAL), which rewards users with shopping vouchers, has been launched in Northern Ireland with the aim of combating inactivity. .... more>>
Body weight training named top exercise trend for 2015  
By Jak Phillips

Body weight training looks set to be the hottest exercise trend for the health and fitness sector in 2015, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Worldwide Survey of .... more>>
ukactive set to elect new governing board following review  
By Jak Phillips

Physical activity sector representative body ukactive is to elect a new board early in the new year with fewer members, following a formal review of the organisation’s governance structure. ukactive announced in June that a governance evaluation – .... more>>
Cost still biggest barrier to physical activity, finds HAFOS 2014  
By Jak Phillips

Cost remains one of the most significant barriers to physical activity, with cut-price deals the most effective way to incentivise exercise among UK consumers, .... more>>
Bannatyne finance director arrested – accused of multi-million pound fraud  
By Liz Terry

The Bannatyne Group's director of finance, Christopher Watson, has been arrested by Durham Police on suspicion of fraud. He sits on the company's main board. Durham Police have made a short statement, saying: "We confirm a 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of a multi-million pound fraud on a Darlington-based .... more>>
Parks and trails could mobilise city dwellers  
By Kath Hudson

Providing public parks, walking and biking trails is the most cost-effective way of increasing physical activity in urban populations, according to a new systematic review in the American .... more>>
Low cost gyms make waves on Fast Track 100 list  
By Jak Phillips

Pure Gym, Xercise4Less and The Gym Group have all been named on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, as low cost operators put in a strong showing on the list of UK private companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. In a sign that there is plenty more to come in terms of growth for .... more>>
Obesity cuts lives short by ‘up to 8 years’  
By Jak Phillips

Being severely obese can cut a person’s life short by up to eight years and cause decades of ill health, according to a study carried out by researchers from .... more>>
Smart bra could support women’s exercise needs  
By Ashley Harrison

Researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia have developed a smart bra which tightens and supports during exercise, using minuscule sensors .... more>>
ukactive's Turning the tide of inactivity scoops Public Affairs Award  
By Kath Hudson

ukactive has won the Trade Body Campaign of the Year award for its Turning the tide of inactivity campaign at the Public Affairs Awards 2014. The report was something of a game changer, defining physical inactivity as a major national .... more>>


International news:

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

Promotional feature:

Have you considered installing fingerprint access technology in your club?
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
Matrix Fitness

Promotional feature:
Matrix Fitness

Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team
IHRSA news

IHRSA update:
IHRSA news

Arianna Huffington to speak at IHRSA 2015, and Olav Thorstad wins European leadership award
Party Conferences

ukactive update:
Party Conferences

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


We meet the inventors of the Act Alarm Clock, StepJockey calorie converter and One World Futbol
Interaction = progress = retention

Retention series:
Interaction = progress = retention

Does interaction with fitness staff impact on member progress, and does this have an effect on retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports

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

Promotional feature:

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


Swiss hostel offers wellness on a shoestring, and a new cycling-focused hotel opens in Japan
Wearing it well

Wearable technology:
Wearing it well

We catch up with the latest products in wearable technology – a market that’s expected to be worth US$2bn by 2018
Product news
EMS-based training programme launches in the UK

EMS-based training programme launches in the UK


A new personal training programme is hoping to be at the forefront of an increased uptake in the UK of electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) as an effective workout.
Second facility opening for 1Life as council contract is extended

Second facility opening for 1Life as council contract is extended


1Life is opening its second facility of 2014 as part of a five year extension of its leisure services contract with Wokingham Borough Council.
Dynamic DynaBar tops taste test

Dynamic DynaBar tops taste test


A taste test at the Lilleshall National Sports Centre, training home for a number of the UK’s leading athletes, has revealed the best tasting high protein bar on the market.
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