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Facilities Manager
Salary: up to £50,000
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group


General Manager
Salary: Up to £37,522
Location: Amersham, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Sports Services Manager
Salary: Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Company: Oxford University Sport
Senior Sports Administrator
Salary: Grade 5: £24,057 - £28,695 pa
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Company: Oxford University Sport
Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor/ Aqua Fit Instructor
Salary: -
Location: Swanage, Dorset, United Kingdom
Company: Darwin Holiday and Leisure Resorts
Sports Development Officer
Salary: £20972 - £24289 p.a.
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: University of Leeds
Club Manager
Salary: £20-22k plus bonus
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: 3d Leisure
Personal Trainers Needed
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Lifetime
Intensive Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Lifetime
Duty Manager
Salary: UP to £17,502
Location: South Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Membership Consultant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Watford, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Events Officer
Salary: UP to £21,540 + 8% bonus after qualifying period
Location: Hackney, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Fitness Motivator - Part Time
Salary: -
Location: Sutton, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Recreation Attendant
Salary: -
Location: Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Health Wise Facilitator
Salary: Up £21,540 + 8% bonus after qualifying period
Location: Hackney, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Gym Instructor
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Amac Training Ltd
Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Amac Training Ltd
Personal Training Diploma
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Lifetime
Senior Recreation Assistant
Salary: £18,549 to £20,781 pa
Location: Brighton - Falmer, United Kingdom
Company: University of Brighton

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in this issue

• Industry leaders rail at 'irresponsible' exercise claims
• Nuffield eyes further gym buyouts
• Volkswagen: camper van pop-up


Property & tenders
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Leisure Management Business Opportunity
Location: Company: Powys County Council
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
Leisure Development Land for Sale
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Attractive Mixed Holiday Park Within Beautiful Tourist Location For Sale
Location: Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross Company: Colliers International
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Health leaders call for emergency obesity measures  
Health leaders call for emergency obesity measures

By Jak Phillips

A group of leading GPs and health experts have called on the government to create an emergency taskforce to quell the rising epidemic of childhood obesity. In an open letter to Chief Medical Officer for England, Professor Dame Sally Davies – timed .... more>>
Nottingham to go green with solar panels on leisure centres  
Nottingham to go green with solar panels on leisure centres

By Jak Phillips

Nottingham City Council is looking to the heavens to power a number of its leisure centres, by installing solar panel canopies above the facility's car parks. The Ken Martin Leisure Centre, Harvey Hadden Leisure Centre and Nottingham Tennis Centre .... more>>

Apple’s ‘iWatch’ could send wearable sector into overdrive: research  
By Jak Phillips

Launches of wearables from tech giants such as Apple have the potential to revolutionise the fast-growing market and “reshape the way people think,” according .... more>>
CIMSPA embarks on new partnership with IQL and IoS  
By Jak Phillips

The Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has announced a new partnership with aquatics bodies the Institute of Qualified .... more>>
Breakfast is not 'the most important meal of the day': study  
By Helen Andrews

Breakfast is not the most important meal of the day, contrary to popular belief that food eaten after a good night’s sleep is vital to kickstart metabolism and .... more>>
Have scientists cracked the brain's code for exercise motivation?  
By Chris Dodd

Scientists may have discovered the part of the brain responsible for exercise motivation, according to a study in the Journal of Neuroscience. The .... more>>
Losing weight could help to increase brain power: study  
By Chris Dodd

Losing weight and reducing BMI levels could lead to increased brain power, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Having a high .... more>>
Second LAX premium health club launches in South Kensington  
By Jak Phillips

LA fitness has converted its flagship South Kensington club into the chain’s second LAX site, signalling its commitment to .... more>>
Revealed: The top 10 biggest gym pet peeves  
By Jak Phillips

Selfie-snapping narcissists are the biggest pain in the gluteals for British gymgoers, according to a survey uncovering the nation’s most annoying health club .... more>>
60,000 UK youngsters take part in activity initiative targeting deprived areas  
By Jak Phillips

Approximately 7,500 trained sports leaders helped over 61,000 young people run, jump, skip and dance their way to activity participation this summer as part of .... more>>
Steve Barrett to join fitness startup 1Rebel as programme director  
By Jak Phillips

Soon to be launched gym chain 1Rebel has scored an early coup by securing the services of marketing and fitness guru Steve Barrett as the group’s programme .... more>>
Exclusive: Martin Long scotches LA fitness sell-off speculation  
By Jak Phillips

LA fitness CEO Martin Long has played down media speculation that LA fitness will offload more than the 33 clubs outlined in its CVA (company Voluntary Arrangement) and says the company is focused on pushing forward. Reports implied that the .... more>>
Hatha yoga improves brain function in senior adults: study  
By Helen Andrews

Practising hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved sedentary older adults’ cognitive performance, according to a research report by the .... more>>
US Fitness boosts empire through major acquisition  
By Kate Cracknell

US Fitness has announced it has added Sport & Health’s 23 clubs to its portfolio. US Fitness was formed in 2011 as a partnership between industry veterans Kirk and John Galiani and New Evolution Ventures (NeV). It .... more>>
Think-tank proposes GPs prescribe fitness classes in local parks  
By Chris Dodd

Think-tank Policy Exchange has suggested that the UK government pilots a scheme to allow GPs to refer patients to non-clinical sources of support, such as .... more>>

Features
Obesity responsibility

Editor’s letter:
Obesity responsibility


How should we define obesity – is it a disease, a disability or a lifestyle condition? And why does this definition matter? Kate Cracknell shares her thoughts
Safe and sound

Child welfare:
Safe and sound


The Child Protection in Sport Unit is turning its attention to helping the leisure sector put safeguards in place
Technogym

Promotional feature:
Technogym


Reporting on the world’s first Let’s Move for a Better World Challenge
Peak performance

New opening:
Peak performance


David Thompson visits the new Athlete Lab cycle hub in London, to see how its team is putting a different spin on performance training
Movers & Shakers

IHRSA Europe update:
Movers & Shakers


IHRSA unveils the world’s top health and fitness brands in this year’s Global 25 report
Getting intense

Research round-up:
Getting intense


Research from the US shows that the key to getting exercise results lies in upping the intensity
Theory into practice

Mind-body:
Theory into practice


Amanda Baker investigates how much of an impact new research findings have on the way mind-body classes are delivered in gyms
Active design

Wellness cities:
Active design


Could adopting a different approach to city design and planning help make the UK population healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
Show them you care

Management series:
Show them you care


Chris Lane reports on the link between good management and customer care, outlining how a focus on staff satisfaction can translate into huge benefits for end customers


Interview – Malcolm McPhail:

The CEO of Life Leisure talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the public health commissioners, and about totally rethinking the model of fitness facilities


International news:

Turkish operator MACFit rolls out its new budget concept, while Fitness First Middle East opens three new sites


People news:

Matrix Fitness bolsters UK sales force, IHRSA appoints new chair, and Alan Cuthbert joins Pavigym
Product news
Technogym wins Rio Olympics supply contract

Technogym wins Rio Olympics supply contract

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

With two years to go to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Technogym has been selected as the official fitness equipment supplier for all athletic preparation centres.
 
Scottish council selects Syx software

Scottish council selects Syx software

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Syx Automations has won its first contract in Scotland after Argyll and Bute Council selected the company to install its ‘ReCreateX’ software suite across its leisure venues.
 
Exercise through walking with the BungyPump training pole

Exercise through walking with the BungyPump training pole

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

BungyPump is a training pole that offers a versatile and social way to exercise through walking. The device was originally developed as a summer training aid for elite cross-country skiers.
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