01 Aug 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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Temporary Swimming Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: East Sussex, United Kingdom
Company: Chailey Heritage Foundation

Maintenance Technician
Salary: £4.18 - £7.70 per hour
Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Salary: 10140
Location: Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Operations Manager
Salary: £30,000 per annum
Location: St Albans, United Kingdom
Company: Oaklands College
Fitness Advisors
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Private Members Club, Chelsea
Pilates Instructors / Personal trainers wanted
Salary: £16K basic salary, plus PT bonus ( OTE 20k +)
Location: Central London, United Kingdom
Company: Ten Pilates
Studio Manager
Salary: £25,000 basic (plus performance bonus
Location: London City (Liverpool Street), United Kingdom
Company: Ten Pilates
Duty Manager
Salary: £19,802 and rising to £22,927 per annum.
Location: Sussex, United Kingdom
Company: University of Sussex
Qualify as a Personal Trainer
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Location: Nationwide
Company: Fitness Industry Education.
Online Fitness Sales
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Location: Work from anywhere, United Kingdom
Company: Fitness4mum
Full Time Duty Assistant
Salary: £16,879
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Fitness Instructor - Consultant - Freelance
Salary: Competitive
Location: Gravesend and Watford, United Kingdom
Company: NRG Gym Limited
Trainee Personal Trainer - Full time / Part time
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Training Room
Senior Fitness Instructor at The Grammar
Salary: Competitive
Location: Trafford, United Kingdom
Company: Trafford Community Leisure
Centre Manager
Salary: 34k OTE
Location: Trafford, United Kingdom
Company: Trafford Community Leisure
Fitness Coach and Member Engagement Coordinator
Salary: £16,143 per annum
Location: High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Company: Bucks New University.

Training directory

in this issue

• Pure Gym to push expansion despite failed merger
• ukactive criticises NICE guidelines
• Maiden voyage for Titanic Hotel

Property & tenders
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
A fantastic opportunity to acquire a prime Family Entertainment Centre
Location: Company: GVA
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
£12.5m Flitwick Leisure Centre given go-ahead  
£12.5m Flitwick Leisure Centre given go-ahead

By Jak Phillips

Plans for a new Flitwick Leisure Centre to replace the existing facility were given full approval by Central Bedfordshire Council’s (CBC) development committee on Wednesday (30 July). The new leisure centre will be located on land adjacent to the .... more>>
Innovative intensive care exercise scheme signals hope for sick patients  
Innovative intensive care exercise scheme signals hope for sick patients

By Jak Phillips

Physical activity is helping seriously ill and injured patients at Southampton’s university hospitals spend less time in intensive care – thanks to an innovative bedside bicycle. All patients in the general intensive care unit at Southampton General Hospital are screened on admission and, if suitable, are .... more>>

Active commuting on the rise in Bristol  
By Jak Phillips

Bristol is bucking the inactivity trend: a new report from Bristol City Council shows that 57 per cent of residents under 40 .... more>>
EU politicians want to turn the Iron Curtain into a cycle trail  
By Jak Phillips

Once the defining symbol of Soviet might, the former Iron Curtain could soon become a hotspot for lycra tights if EU politicians get their way. Plans have .... more>>
Precor switches up sales team  
By Jak Phillips

Fitness equipment supplier and manufacturer Precor has shuffled the pack of its sales team, moving two senior members into new roles. Senior group account manager James Moffat has been promoted to sales director EMEA .... more>>
Revealed: The health and fitness divide between iPhone and Android users  
By Jak Phillips

iPhone users are typically more interested in general health, while the average Android user consumes more fitness content, according to a study from mobile .... more>>
No clear benefits to eating more than five portions of fruit and veg  
By Helen Andrews

There are no added benefits to eating more than five 80g portions of fruit and vegetables daily, according to researchers from Chinese and US universities including the Harvard School of .... more>>
Essex yoga studio stretches out into cycle hub craze  
By Jak Phillips

An independent yoga studio in Essex has got the wheels in motion on its new venture – a 1,000sq ft cycling studio with a focus on high-intensity training, the .... more>>
Matrix promotes James Blower to drive international sales charge  
By Jak Phillips

Matrix Fitness has made another tweak to its sales force as the equipment provider bids to spark a major global expansion, promoting UK strategic account manager James Blower to the role of international hospitality manager EMEA. Blower’s promotion is the latest in a string of .... more>>
Active IQ and CIMSPA unite for qualification partnership  
By Jak Phillips

Training provider Active IQ has teamed up with The Chartered Institute for Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) to help launch a series of new management and leadership qualifications. The qualifications, which include the first .... more>>
Sports Direct to reportedly launch in-store gyms  
By Jak Phillips

Following the news that JD Sports plans to incorporate a JD Gym into its major Newcastle store, retail and health club rival Sports Direct is eager to not be outdone and will reportedly also .... more>>
‘Steps into Work' finds leisure opportunities for students with learning disabilities  
By Jak Phillips

GLL, the UK's largest leisure charitable social enterprise, held its first ‘Steps into Work' graduation ceremony this week, which saw eight students with learning disabilities graduate from an internship programme run by .... more>>
Could high intensity workouts be the answer to ageing population issues?  
By Jak Phillips

One of the first studies into the effects of high intensity interval training (HIIT) on elderly people has thrown up results suggesting six seconds bursts of exercise could have a significant impact on their health. With health services stretched to .... more>>
Controversial £9.4m leisure centre in Cumbria gets council green light  
By Jak Phillips

Allerdale Borough Council’s development panel has approved plans to build a new leisure complex in Workington, west Cumbria, .... more>>
Sports Direct shop relocation opens door to latest site for rival JD Gyms  
By Jak Phillips

Recent health club market debutant JD Sports has submitted plans to Newcastle City Council to extend its large store on Newcastle’s main shopping street and incorporate a two-storey JD Gym. .... more>>

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
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
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

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
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
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
Theory into practice

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

Supplier showcase:

A look at recent projects by Dalesauna and GYMetrix

People news:

Matrix Fitness bolsters UK sales force, IHRSA appoints new chair, and Alan Cuthbert joins Pavigym
Product news
Metro Fitness selects Gerflor flooring

Metro Fitness selects Gerflor flooring


Gerflor’s Taraflex flooring has been installed at a gym complex owned by a European boxing champion. Metro Fitness in Stockport launched as a premium-offer budget gym in August 2012.
Virgin rolls out Escape Fitness equipment

Virgin rolls out Escape Fitness equipment


Escape Fitness’ range of functional equipment has been rolled out across Virgin Active clubs around the UK.
Holiday Inn awards contract to Matrix Fitness

Holiday Inn awards contract to Matrix Fitness


Matrix Fitness has won a contract to supply fitness equipment at three Holiday Inn properties, expanding its portfolio of hospitality sector installations.
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Newcastle University recently upgraded its 400sq m, 125- station gym with Precor equipment and its cloud-based Preva networked fitness. The upgrade is in line with the university’s digital interactive strategy.
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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.
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