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Director of Visitor Experience
Salary: Competitive
Location: Leavesden, Hertfordshire
Company: Warner Bros


General Manager - Leisure Centre & Pool
Salary: £30-35K + 25 days holiday, private medical
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
Cycle Manager
Salary: c£23,000
Location: Alice Holt Forest, Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Cycle Mechanic and Coach
Salary: c£17,000
Location: Alice Holt Forest, Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Freelance Tutor
Salary: Very competitive pay rates
Location: Bristol and South Wales, United Kingdom
Company: YMCAfit
Freelance Yoga Tutor
Salary: Very competitive pay rates
Location: Manchester and the Midlands, United Kingdom
Company: YMCAfit
Assistant Centre Manager - Hampton Pool
Salary: £25,500 pa
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: YMCA London South West
Trainee Personal Trainer - Full time / Part time
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Training Room
National Sport Manager
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Mencap
Qualifications Officer
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Location: Central London, United Kingdom
Company: CYQ
Swim Teachers Level 1 and Level 2
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chester / Winsford / Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Company: Brio Leisure
Qualify as a Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Fitness Industry Education.
Instructors
Salary: up to £22.50 per hour
Location: Kidlington, Cherwell, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Welcome Host (Security) x 3
Salary: £23,140 - £26,030 p.a.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: City of London
Start your Personal Training Career
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Diverse Trainers
Centre Manager
Salary: £37,237-£38,139 pa
Location: Bracknell, United Kingdom
Company: Coral Reef (Bracknell Forest)
Group Exercise Coordinator
Salary: Range (£) 24,057 - 27,057
Location: Northampton Square, London, United Kingdom
Company: City University London
Leisure Supervisor (Recreation)
Salary: Range (£) 27,864 - 34,233
Location: Northampton Square, London, United Kingdom
Company: City University London
Leisure Supervisor (Sales)
Salary: Range (£) 27,864 - 34,233
Location: Northampton Square, London, United Kingdom
Company: City University London

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in this issue

• Legal challenge leaves Spurs in stadium limbo
• Industry to rally for Fitness Day
• WHG snaps up Manchester's Lowry Hotel


Property & tenders
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Commercial unit to let
Location: Windermere, Cumbria Company: South Lakeland District Council
Procurement of Operator for Catering Facilities
Location: Company: Kirklees Active Leisure
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Leisure Management Business Opportunity
Location: Company: Powys County Council
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
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
Exclusive: PayasUgym targets Bitcoin payments for one third of UK gyms  
Exclusive: PayasUgym targets Bitcoin payments for one third of UK gyms

By Jak Phillips

Online gym pass provider PayasUgym will soon begin testing Bitcoin as a form of payment across its network, paving the way for more than a third of UK gyms to be able to sell membership via the cryptocurrency. The news marks a major step forward for the health and fitness industry, making it a relatively early adopter of a digital currency described by Bill Gates as a “technological tour de force.” Launched in 2009, Bitcoin is the ‘currency of the internet’ and has been .... more>>
Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England  
Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England

By Helen Andrews

Obesity is the new smoking in terms of its impact on health and cost to the national health service (NHS), according to the organisation's England chief executive. NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens, set to publish a five-year plan for the .... more>>

Nuffield Health showcases £1.9m refurb at flagship London gym  
By Jak Phillips

Nuffield Health has cut the ribbon on its newly-refurbished London City flagship gym, following a £1.9m redevelopment of the 80,000sq ft (7,432sq m) facility. .... more>>
New research undertaken to explore benefits and drawbacks of hatha yoga for bipolar sufferers  
By Chris Dodd

A new research scheme has set out to explore the positive and negative impacts of hatha yoga on those suffering from bipolar disorder, with the investigation .... more>>
Aerobic exercise could help to maintain self-control and prevent junk food cravings: study  
By Chris Dodd

Running and other forms of aerobic exercise could help people to maintain self-control and prevent cravings for junk food, according to research published in the journal Psychosomatic .... more>>
Revealed: the exercises PT clients hate the most  
By Jak Phillips

It may be a great exercise for increasing all-round body strength, but the burpee is the exercise most likely to weaken morale, according to new research. To mark National Fitness Day on 26 September, Premier Training International conducted a .... more>>
Quarter of preventable US cancers impacted by obesity and inactivity: report  
By Chris Dodd

Around a quarter of preventable cancers in the United States are thought to be impacted by people either being obese or overweight, or being physically .... more>>
Mr Porter makes wearable tech moves with exclusive Google Glass tie up  
By Chris Dodd

Online fashion retailer Mr Porter has made moves to try and establish dominance in the wearable technology sector, with the website becoming the exclusive .... more>>
Plymouth-led research team given £1.3m funding to explore impact of web tool on GP exercise referral scheme  
By Chris Dodd

A Plymouth-led research team has been awarded £1.3m in funding to investigate how a web-based exercise coaching tool could benefit people who are prescribed .... more>>
Aquatics industry moves to standardise baby swimming regulations  
By Jak Phillips

Infant swim school Water Babies, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) and specialist baby swim product manufacturer Splash About, have joined forces to establish a new code of practice .... more>>
Compass announces joint review with ukactive  
By Jak Phillips

Compass – the representative body for providers of children’s activity and sport in schools and communities – has become the latest high-profile physical activity organisation to form an alliance with ukactive, following in the footsteps of Skills Active and CIMSPA, to name a few. Compass and ukactive have announced a .... more>>
Work begins on enhanced £9.3m Queen’s Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield  
By Chris Dodd

Work has now officially begun on the £9.3m Queen’s Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield, with a ceremony confirming the start of the construction process last .... more>>
Alan Holl leaves Virgin Active to join TRX  
By Jak Phillips

Body weight training supplier TRX has announced the appointment of Alan Holl – previously head of fitness at Virgin Active UK – to operate as senior director of Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. Holl has held senior .... more>>
Health club teams up with timber firm to create beastly boot camp  
By Jak Phillips

One of the South West’s largest independent health clubs has teamed up with a local timber merchant to produce a boot camp obstacle course designed to push even .... more>>
Miami's Museum of Science gets US$5m donation for health and wellness  
By Tom Anstey

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (formerly known as the Miami Science Museum), which is nearing the halfway stage of moving to a new US$275m .... more>>

Features


Supplier showcase:

We take a look at recent installations by Technogym, Precor and Horne Engineering
Media irresponsibility

Editor’s letter:
Media irresponsibility


With the nation dying from obesity and related issues, it’s irresponsible to give people grounds to opt out of activity, says Kate Cracknell
Assigning a Value

ukactive update:
Assigning a Value


An upcoming report promises to put a true value on the fitness sector, say ukactive’s David Stalker
Les Mills

Promotional feature:
Les Mills


Why Les Mills group programming can have a powerful impact on retention


Show preview – LIW 2014:

Nicky Jobson looks ahead to the highlights in store for visitors to this year’s Leisure Industry Week
Physical Company

Promotional feature:
Physical Company


Introducing the Total Gym Elevate Line of resistance equipment
Wattbike

Promotional feature:
Wattbike


How has Wattbike gained a foothold in both fitness and sport, and what lies ahead for the brand?
Gladstone

Promotional feature:
Gladstone


A new query builder and business intelligence tool – eyeQ – has been brought onto the leisure market
Life after war

Gymtopia series:
Life after war


Ray Algar reports on a joint US mission bringing war veterans and communities together through fitness initiatives
In it for the long term

Weight management:
In it for the long term


What can health clubs and leisure centres do to improve their weight management offering?


News round-up:

The Gym Group eyes international expansion, Virgin Active set to launch hi-tech clubs, and expect more acquisitions by Nuffield
Organo Gold

Promotional feature:
Organo Gold


Top US nutritionist Dr Bob Rakowski explains why he offers Organo Gold coffee to his patients
Product news
Winning back clients key to Mindbody’s new platform

Winning back clients key to Mindbody’s new platform

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

The problem of customers not returning within a year of their first visit is being addressed by a new tool designed to improve client retention for health, wellness and beauty businesses.
 
Tabata workout aims to improve both aerobic and anaerobic fitness

Tabata workout aims to improve both aerobic and anaerobic fitness

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

The first ever Tabata Cycle workout has been launched, providing a 20 minute exercise regime that extends the four minute Tabata protocol.
 
Oxygen training rig gives gyms more breathing room

Oxygen training rig gives gyms more breathing room

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Health clubs and personal trainers will be able to offer group training sessions outdoors with D2F Fitness’ new functional training rig.
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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
New-look fitness facilities at Isenhurst Health Club

Life Fitness has installed new fitness equipment at Isenhurst Country Club, which has sites in Heathfield, Uckfield and Crowborough, East Sussex.
  New-look fitness facilities at Isenhurst Health Club
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

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