22 Jul 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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General Manager
Salary: £41,148 - £44,427 a year
Location: Derby Arena, United Kingdom
Company: Derby City Council

Recreation Attendant
Salary: £15,500 & £16,200 per year
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Achieve Lifestyle
Personal Trainers Needed
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Lifetime
Full Time Operations Assistant
Salary: -
Location: Harrow on the Hill, London, United Kingdom
Company: Harrow School
Fitness Coach and Group Exercise Coordinator
Salary: £16,143 per annum, pro-rata
Location: High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Company: Bucks New University.
Club Manager
Salary: -
Location: Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Company: East Glos Glub
Fitness Supervisor
Salary: £19,644 per annum
Location: High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Company: Bucks New University.
Membership Advisor
Salary: £15,500 & 16,500 per year with an uncapped commission
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Achieve Lifestyle
Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Amac Training Ltd
Duty Manager
Salary: £16,500 & £18,500 per year
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Achieve Lifestyle
Crew Member/Fitness Instructor (part time)
Location: Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainers
Location: Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Recreation Assistants
Salary: £6.15 - £6.35 per hour
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Sports Apprentice (Business Administration)
Salary: £10,240 per annum
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Company: Oxford Brookes University
Duty Manager
Salary: c£16,750
Location: Thatcham, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Trainee Duty Manager
Salary: £15267.20 - £16161.60
Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure

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in this issue

• Fitness industry toasts top talent at Flame Awards
• Gyms should "learn from Parkour"
• Andy Murray's hotel under fire

Property & tenders
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
A fantastic opportunity to acquire a prime Family Entertainment Centre
Location: Company: GVA
A Diverse Leisure Portfolio in the Mendip District of Somerset
Location: Company: GVA
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News headlines
Construction to finally start on new £8.4m Grimsby Leisure Centre  
Construction to finally start on new £8.4m Grimsby Leisure Centre

By Jak Phillips

Work will begin on the new £8.4m Grimsby Leisure Centre this summer, after Interserve Construction was awarded the building contract by North East .... more>>
Sports Direct shares shrink despite punchy profits  
Sports Direct shares shrink despite punchy profits

By Jak Phillips

The latest high-profile entrant to the health and fitness industry had analysts scratching their heads on Thursday (17 July), as shares in Sports Direct dropped more than three per cent in the hours after the company reported “record” figures. The sports group, founded by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley, .... more>>

TRX broadens training reach with Lifetime partnership  
By Jak Phillips

TRX is aiming to bring its education range of training courses to the wider market through a six-month exclusive partnership with provider Lifetime Training. TRX education courses have never been delivered by a training provider in the UK before .... more>>
Wrestling star The Rock to spearhead énergie fitness initiative  
By Jak Phillips

Health club franchise the énergie Group has taken the unusual step of teaming up with summer Hollywood blockbuster Hercules to launch a new fitness campaign encouraging members to ‘train like a Gladiator’. The film – starring wrestling legend .... more>>
Achmea withdraws from health club sector  
By Kate Cracknell

Dutch health insurance provider Achmea has withdrawn from the fitness sector, pulling the plug on its chain of Achmea Health Centers. Only in November, .... more>>
Pixformance tracking system powers first Lovfit  
By Kate Cracknell

New operation Lovfit Sports Club opened its first club in the heart of Berlin, Germany, on 30 June. Lovfit has been conceived as a smaller, community type of .... more>>
iPhone 6 and iOS8 could foster progression for booming fitness technology market  
By Chris Dodd

Apple is expected to continue its push into the health and fitness technology market when it releases the iPhone 6 and its new iOS8 operating system. The .... more>>
9.8 Gravity takes off in Madrid  
By Kate Cracknell

The second 9.8 Gravity Training Studio has opened in Madrid, Spain. Owned by Daniel Meneses and targeting men and women with medium to high purchasing power, the new 160sq m (1,722sq ft) .... more>>
€12m growth funding for Fitness Hut  
By Kate Cracknell

Low-cost operator Fitness Hut has announced it completed a transaction with Portuguese investment fund Oxy Capital on 2 July, providing the chain with access to .... more>>
Pure Gym to push forward with expansion despite failed merger  
By Jak Phillips

Low cost operator Pure Gym plans to banish the blues of its failed merger with The Gym Group by foraging ahead with a substantial expansion, possibly aided by further attempted acquisitions. In the wake of yesterday’s news .... more>>
Google continues wearable tech push with smart lens plans  
By Chris Dodd

Google’s plans to develop smart contact lenses, designed to foster health benefits and aid vision, have progressed after the firm outlined a partnership with .... more>>
Pure Gym and The Gym Group scrap planned merger  
By Jak Phillips

Low cost health club operators Pure Gym and The Gym Group have announced the termination of their proposed merger. The move comes in the wake of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) .... more>>
Strike threat could affect museums and leisure centres during Commonwealth Games  
By Tom Anstey

Trade union members operating under the Glasgow Life banner are planning to walk out in a dispute over overtime pay and shift patterns – with the strike set to .... more>>
Exclusive: 1Rebel gym chain hits £1.15m crowdfunding target in 11 days  
By Jak Phillips

Fitness startup 1Rebel has raised more than £1m of investor capital for its fledgling business in under two weeks, thanks to an innovative crowdfunding venture. .... more>>
Camden to welcome progressive 5 Pancras Square leisure facility this weekend  
By Chris Dodd

The London Borough of Camden will become home to a new community space featuring a leisure centre, public art pieces and library when 5 Pancras Square opens on .... more>>

Industry in motion

European research:
Industry in motion

EuropeActive and Deloitte share the topline findings from their new European Market Report
Partnering with Coca-Cola

ukactive update:
Partnering with Coca-Cola

CEO David Stalker talks about a new tie-up with Coca-Cola and how it fits with ukactive's mission
The big questions

SIBEC review:
The big questions

Key topics of discussion from this year's SIBEC UK event
Running for a reason

Gymtopia series:
Running for a reason

Ray Algar reports on the GoodGym initiative, where the act of running is given a valuable social purpose

International news:

Demonstrations in Washington DC over plans to impose a ‘fitness tax', sale of 24 Hour Fitness is completed, and Anytime Fitness opens its 2,500th club

People news:

OCL boosts outreach work with two new appointments
New to market

New to market

A round-up of some of the latest product launches for the sector

Promotional feature:

Software supplier Gladstone talks about completing the switch-over of Active Newham's three leisure centres in just six weeks
Gut feeling

Research round-up:
Gut feeling

Exercise may reduce the risk of obesity thanks to its impact on good bacteria in the gut, says new research
Product news
Rugby star Moody lends support to hot new product

Rugby star Moody lends support to hot new product


A new thermal support harnesses the power of body heat in order to aid recovery and provide pain relief. Former England rugby captain Lewis Moody has endorsed the product – Fireactiv.
First Aid for rising energy bills

First Aid for rising energy bills


Utility Bidder is offering its First Aid service to help businesses find the most competitive energy deals on the market.
Beet It bar an easier to consume alternative to shots

Beet It bar an easier to consume alternative to shots


James White Drinks has developed a nutrition bar for its Beet It range combining beetroot with oats.
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Technogym UK Limited

Technogym was the official supplier for the last five Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, and London 2012.

Founded in 1983, Technogym is the world’s leading supplier of Wellness and Fitness products, services and solutions.
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Featured Suppliers
Life Fitness appoints Basildon’s Ripped Gym as Hammer Strength centre

Life Fitness has appointed the Basildon branch of Ripped Gym as one of its elite Hammer Strength Training Centres following a major new installation worth about £300,000.
  Life Fitness appoints Basildon’s Ripped Gym as Hammer Strength centre
TMD supplies range of uniforms for BH Live

Christchurch-based uniform and branded merchandise supplier Taylor Made Designs (TMD) supplies uniforms to leisure management companies all over the UK and is widely regarded as a market leader in the sector.
  TMD supplies range of uniforms for BH Live
Addgards makes branded wet wipe stations for all UK Active4Less gyms

Addgards has been commissioned by Active4Less to produce wet wipe stations for all its UK gyms, featuring its corporate colours and logos.
  Addgards makes branded wet wipe stations for all UK Active4Less gyms

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