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Assistant Sales and Retention Manager
Salary: SO1 £24,892 - £26,539 per annum
Location: Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Company: Kirklees Active Leisure


Swim Teacher - Casual and Weekend Cover
Salary: Competitive
Location: Malvern, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Team Leader
Salary: GRADE D £17,980 - £20,400 pro rata
Location: Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Company: Erewash Borough Council
Leisure Attendant Health and Fitness
Salary: GRADE B £13,725- £15,598 pro rata
Location: Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Company: Erewash Borough Council
RECREATION ASSISTANT
Salary: £4.18 - £6.43 per hour
Location: Southend, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Customer Service Advisor - Part Time
Salary: Up to £14,135 per annum
Location: Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
General Manager
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Location: Thornton Heath, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
Dry Operations Manager - NEW Leisure Centre
Salary: £18-22K per annum
Location: Witham, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
Dry Operations Manager - Leisure Centre
Salary: £22,000 per annum
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
Casual Head Trampolining Coach
Salary: £15.31 per hour
Location: Arley, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Company: North Warwickshire Borough Council
Full Time Lifeguard (Female)
Salary: £15,189 - £15,598 pa
Location: Atherstone, Warks, United Kingdom
Company: North Warwickshire Borough Council
Aquatics Development Officer
Salary: £19,817 - £21,067 pa
Location: Preston, United Kingdom
Company: Preston City Council
Fitness Consultant
Salary: £15,000 to £17,000 pa
Location: Guildford, United Kingdom
Company: University of Surrey
Leisure Assistant / Fitness Instructor
Salary: £18,549 - £20,781 pa
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Company: Aston University
Aerobics, Dance and ZUMBA Instructors wanted
Salary: Competitive
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Company: Aston University
Personal Trainers
Location: London Barking, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Duty Manager x2
Salary: Starting: £22,685, rising annually to £24,775
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Company: Oxford Brookes University
School Leisure and Sport Manager
Salary: £24k - £35k pa
Location: North West, United Kingdom
Company: School Lettings Solutions
General Managers
Salary: £28,000 - £36,000 (experience)
Location: Stevenage / Luton / Boston / Leeds / Plymouth
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
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Have scientists cracked the brain's code for exercise motivation?  
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 research, conducted by scientists at both the Seattle Children’s Research Institute’s Centre .... more>>
Losing weight could help to increase brain power: study  
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 BMI has already been found to have significant impacts on the function of the brain, with one study suggesting that obesity .... 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>>
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 .... 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>>

Features


Supplier showcase:

A look at recent projects by Dalesauna and GYMetrix


International news:

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

IHRSA Europe update:
Movers & Shakers


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

Research round-up:
Getting intense


Research from the US shows that the key to getting exercise results lies in upping the intensity
Technogym

Promotional feature:
Technogym


Reporting on the world’s first Let’s Move for a Better World Challenge
Engaging ex-members

Everyone’s talking about...:
Engaging ex-members


Ex-members have previously bought into the idea of going to the gym, so how can we tempt them back again?
Getting the UK active

ukactive update:
Getting the UK active


CEO David Stalker looks ahead to National Fitness Day, which swings into action this September
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
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
Product news
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.
 
Converting human energy into usable electricity with SportsArt equipment

Converting human energy into usable electricity with SportsArt equipment

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

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.
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Bucks New University


We are committed to running courses that combine academic content with an industry focus in order to enhance your career development and work-related learning within the sports sector. We specialise in delivering high quality teaching in the fields of sports marketing, sport development, officiating and coaching, plus sport and exercise science.
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Precor’s Discovery Series enhanced with new equipment

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.
  Precor’s Discovery Series enhanced with new equipment
The future's bright, the future's connected!

In this increasingly fast paced world of technological developments, Life Fitness is investing heavily in LFopen, recognising that operators need to be able to address an insatiable demand from users to link personal mobile devices to equipment consoles.
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