22 Aug 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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General Managers
Salary: £25,000 - £35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Colchester and London Alperton, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Senior Recreation Assistant
Salary: £18,549 to £20,781 pa
Location: Brighton - Falmer, United Kingdom
Company: University of Brighton
Deputy Centre Manager
Salary: (SCP 24-29) £21,330.63 - £25,203.29
Location: Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
Company: Tone Leisure
Pilates Instructors / Personal trainers wanted
Salary: £16K basic salary, plus PT bonus ( OTE 20k +)
Location: Central London, United Kingdom
Company: Ten Pilates
Fitness Advisors
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Private Members Club, Chelsea
Qualify as a Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Fitness Industry Education.
Contract Compliance Manager
Salary: 22500 - 28000
Location: Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Recreation Assistant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sidcup Leisure Centre, Kent, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Recreation Assistant
Salary: £13,520 per annum
Location: Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Recreation Assistants
Salary: £6.31 per hour
Location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Creche Supervisor
Salary: £5,223
Location: Exeter, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Soulbury, Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: F4L Bethnal Green, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Fitness Consultant
Salary: £15,000 to £17,000 pa
Location: Guildford, United Kingdom
Company: University of Surrey
Front of House Advisor
Salary: £15,000 pa
Location: Guildford, United Kingdom
Company: University of Surrey
Recreation Attendant (two positions)
Salary: £15,000 to £17,000 pa
Location: Guildford, United Kingdom
Company: University of Surrey
Salary: -
Location: Stevenage, Maidstone, Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: truGym
Membership Sales
Salary: -
Location: Maidstone, United Kingdom
Company: truGym

Training directory

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
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News headlines
Think-tank proposes GPs prescribe fitness classes in local parks  
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 fitness classes held in local parks. The idea would see the patient pay a standard .... more>>
Green dream? Suburban living linked to obesity epidemic in US study  
Green dream? Suburban living linked to obesity epidemic in US study

By Jak Phillips

Despite its long-held connotations with health and wellbeing, leafy suburban living could in fact be a contributing factor in obesity, diabetes and heart disease, according to two American academics. Assistant professors of engineering Norman Garrick (University of Connecticut) and Wesley Marshall (Colorado .... more>>

Employers should provide a wide range of wellness activities – not just gym memberships  
By Helen Andrews

Nine out of every 10 employees who try a new fitness or wellness activity feel inspired to continue it on a consistent basis and try other healthy activities as .... more>>
Boutique group fitness is about to explode, says Heartcore co-founder  
By Jak Phillips

The co-founder of London-based group fitness studio chain Heartcore Fitness has revealed ambitious expansion plans as the business bids to cash in on a sector .... more>>
Aerobic fitness leads to better cognitive function: study  
By Chris Dodd

Greater aerobic fitness could lead to more fibrous and compact white matter, a type of nerve tissue connected to learning and brain function, according to a new .... more>>
RAF appoints Pulse as exclusive supplier of leased fitness equipment  
By Jak Phillips

Pulse has been named the exclusive supplier of leased fitness equipment to Britain’s Royal Air Force for the next four and a half years. The contract will .... more>>
High-intensity workouts more beneficial for heart transplant survivors: study  
By Chris Dodd

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been proven to be beneficial for clinically stable heart transplant recipients, with workouts helping to increase exercise capacity, maintain control of blood pressure and improve .... more>>
Wearable Bite Counter device bids to improve eating habits  
By Chris Dodd

A new piece of wearable kit has been developed to stop people from overeating, with the Bite Counter looking to provide a remedy to the developed world’s .... more>>
Newly-acquired Irish club becomes largest in énergie estate  
By Jak Phillips

énergie Fitness is the new operator of Naas Health and Fitness, a 31,000sq ft (2,880sq m) health club in North Kildare, Ireland, which replaces Wilmslow as the largest club in the énergie .... more>>
Survey says 84 per cent of fitness graduates find work within a month of completing course  
By Jak Phillips

A new survey of fitness professionals has revealed that as many as 84 per cent of UK personal training graduates are able to find work within a month of the .... more>>
Scientists explore potential of the human body and paper-thin printable batteries to power wearables  
By Jak Phillips

Batteries may soon be a thing of the past for low-power wearable technology devices, with the potential for energy to be generated from body heat and movement, plus ambient energy from the .... more>>
Regular exercise could help stave off depression in older men: study  
By Chris Dodd

Regular exercise could help to stave off depression in older men, according to new research published by Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism. .... more>>
Fitness, not food, holds key to solving health crisis: report  
By Jak Phillips

An influential new report from a British think tank has given further support to the notion that inactivity, not obesity, is at the root of the UK’s health .... more>>
British Military Fitness swells ranks with return of founder  
By Jak Phillips

Harry Sowerby, the original founder of British Military Fitness (BMF) in 1999, is returning to the company as chair, 11 years after he left to serve as a section commander in Iraq and Afghanistan. He first conceived the BMF concept while working .... more>>
Routine exercise could help prevent development of breast cancer in post-menopausal women: study  
By Chris Dodd

Routine exercise could potentially reduce the risk of post-menopausal women developing breast cancer, according to research published in the American .... more>>


International news:

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

News round-up:

Pure Gym and The Gym Group scrap merger plans, Gymbox secures £10m capital, 1Rebel’s crowdfunding investment drive, and Google launches first smartwatch
Fitness of the future

Activity tracking:
Fitness of the future

Tech-savvy members are using apps and devices to take fitness into their own hands. Are you ready for the health tech revolution?
What’s hot in spa?

Spa experiences:
What’s hot in spa?

Spa products for health clubs have moved way beyond just sauna and steamrooms. We take a look at some exciting new options
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
Indoor revolution

Cycling round-up:
Indoor revolution

We round up some of the latest products that are helping to power the boom in indoor cycling
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
Give back to move forward

Gymtopia series:
Give back to move forward

Ray Algar reports on US charity-powered gym The Movement
Fitness-kit.net special

Fitness-kit.net special

A round-up of the latest drink products to boost your club’s secondary spend

Promotional feature:

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

Supplier showcase:

A look at recent projects by Dalesauna and GYMetrix
Product news
Exercise through walking with the BungyPump training pole

Exercise through walking with the BungyPump training pole


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.
Converting human energy into usable electricity with SportsArt equipment

Converting human energy into usable electricity with SportsArt equipment


SportsArt Fitness equipment is to be used in academic research to measure how much kinetic energy can be converted into usable electricity that can be wired back into the National Grid.
‘Black Belt’ Star Trac bike to launch in UK

‘Black Belt’ Star Trac bike to launch in UK


Star Trac’s belt driven Spinner bike is to launch in the UK at a new, independent club. Fitness Hub UK in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, will open on 7 September.
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Born in Alicante, Spain in 1963, PAVIGYM recently celebrated our 50th anniversary as the global leader in health club flooring systems and solutions, with a sales presence in more than 80 countries worldwide.
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As more exercisers are relying on conventional strength training to achieve their fitness goals than ever before, it’s easy to see why strength is such a focus for Precor.
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01-03 Sep 2014

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