24 Nov 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
 
 
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General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Company: Bewilderwood


Full time Membership Consultant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Fitness Apprenticeship
Salary: Competitive
Location: Croydon, Greater London, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Fitness Apprenticeship
Salary: Competitive
Location: Preston, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Fitness Apprenticeship
Salary: Competitive
Location: Wallington , United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Sports Activity Apprentice
Salary: £4305
Location: Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Learning Support Tutor
Salary: Circa £23,500.00, grade 5
Location: Central London , United Kingdom
Company: YMCAfit
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Pure Gym Leeds Hunslet, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Tours Manager
Salary: £35 – 40,000
Location: St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom
Company: MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club)
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Morden, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
Salary: Up to £15,549 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Group Health and Fitness Manager
Salary: Negotiable for the right candidate
Location: South Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: Trafford Community Leisure
GP Referral Instructor
Salary: £17,992 - £21,424
Location: Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Regional Merchandiser/Account Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Zoggs
Sports Assistant
Salary: £12,050 pa
Location: Ascot, United Kingdom
Company: St Mary's School Ascot
Unique Mobile Personal Trainers required
Salary: Competitive
Location: London and Home Counties, United Kingdom
Company: Paul Jennings Fitness
Duty Supervisors
Salary: £21,278 per annum
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom
Company: Northampton Leisure Trust
Deputy Sports Centre Manager
Salary: £20,000 per annum, pro rata
Location: Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Company: Malvern St James School

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in this issue

• Sports Direct offer £5 gym memberships
• Third Space bought by Encore
• Tune Hotels outlines £200m UK expansion


Property & tenders
Procurement Consultancy support for the Tendering of a Leisure Centre Management Contract
Location: Company: Test Valley
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Leisure Management Contract: Market Engagement Day
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset Company: Borough of Poole
Aldershot Lido – Expressions of interest sought for complementary attractions
Location: Aldershot Company: Rushmoor Borough Council
Sports facility provision
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Conference Director - for 7th International UNESCO conference on Global Geoparks
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom Company: Global Geoparks Network
Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys Company: Powys County Council
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
JD Gyms poised for growth  
JD Gyms poised for growth

By Jak Phillips

Retail megabrand JD Sports, which announced its entry into the gym market with the launch of its new JD Gyms brand in early 2014, has outlined plans for expansion in 2015. Due to launch its second club in December 2014 in Liverpool city centre - within a Grade II listed three-storey property – the growing chain expects to open a further two sites in Q1 2015. "Following this, we're looking to roll out further sites for the .... more>>
Fitness First India invests US$26m in 30 new fitness clubs  
Fitness First India invests US$26m in 30 new fitness clubs

By Helen Andrews

Fitness First Group has announced plans to spend more than Rs160 crores (US$26m, €21m, £16.4m) on its expansion in India, to open 30 new premium fitness clubs in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore in the next five years. Based on research by .... more>>

Fitness firms urged to upskill young employees through free apprenticeship scheme  
By Jak Phillips

Active leisure employers are being urged to grasp the opportunity to improve the skills and expertise of more young people in the sector through a free scheme .... more>>
Fitness wearables will dip, but then bounce back, says study  
By Kath Hudson

Wearable fitness devices are projected to dip in popularity in the short term, but bounce back in 2016, according to new research. Analyst Gartner believes .... more>>
Exercise could help arthritis sufferers: study  
By Kath Hudson

New research has found that regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis. The study, carried out at the University of Otago in New Zealand, involved 206 people over two years. It found that those who did exercise and/or physical therapy had greater improvements in pain, stiffness and physical function than those who received usual medical care alone. There is a .... more>>
Shocking stats show obesity costs as much as smoking  
By Kath Hudson

The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or the war on terror and more than both alcoholism and climate change, according to new research. .... more>>
Fitness gadget could mean you never have to plug your phone in again  
By Kath Hudson

No longer will your phone running out of juice be a problem: providing you are prepared to have a quick run. New gadget AMPY converts energy from motion into battery life to charge any USB-powered device. A 30-minute run, 10,000 steps or an hour’s .... more>>
Exercise can raise the pain barrier: study  
By Kath Hudson

Scientists have found that an individual’s post-workout level of pain sensitivity could indicate their chances of developing chronic pain. In a study carried out by the Rutgers School of .... more>>
MPs get on board to tackle physical inactivity  
By Kath Hudson

MPs attending the first ever first Parliamentary Debate on physical activity have agreed the government has a large role to play in kickstarting a reversal of the current trend towards .... more>>
Exercise shown to help kidney disease patients  
By Kath Hudson

Simple exercises can help improve the health of patients with kidney disease, according to research carried out at London’s King’s College Hospital. Researchers found that 12 months of exercise-based rehabilitation significantly slowed the rate of .... more>>
£9m transformation of Parklands Leisure Centre and Wigston Pool underway  
By Jak Phillips

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is to invest £9m into improvement works for two leisure centres as part of a drive to boost participation levels across all .... more>>
Adventure operator launches £2m Airspace indoor trampoline park  
By Ashley Harrison

A £2m indoor urban sports and trampoline park is set to open at the Playsport complex in East Kilbride. AirSpace, a ‘spring loaded urban playground’ will be .... more>>
Exercise to be used to help manage blood pressure  
By Kath Hudson

New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal that diseases caused by high blood pressure are estimated to cost the NHS over £2bn a year. However, .... more>>
Fitness apps to be promoted through the NHS  
By Ashley Harrison

The Department of Health has launched a “framework for action” to improve the nation’s activity levels through the use of digital technology. In its .... more>>
Mediterranean diet is best way to tackle obesity, say doctors  
By Helen Andrews

Doctors suggest a Mediterranean diet may be a better way to tackle obesity than calorie counting. In an article for the Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ), leading doctors have .... more>>

Features
Gerflor

Promotional feature:
Gerflor


An overview of Gerflor’s work with premium health club operator David Lloyd Leisure


International news:

Fitness First opens its third club in Kuwait, and the 4,000sq ft club Acibadem Sports opens in Istanbul
Ask the experts

2015 predictions:
Ask the experts


As we gear up for 2015, what looks set to drive growth for the health and fitness sector?
Never say no

Gymtopia series:
Never say no


Ray Algar reports on the remarkable health club in the US that’s been giving back to its community for 26 years
Matrix Fitness

Promotional feature:
Matrix Fitness


Matrix Fitness rounds up the news from its elite cycling team
Hi-tech future

Tech series:
Hi-tech future


What will the digital health club of the future look like? We ask the experts for their thoughts
Keep on running

Service & maintenance:
Keep on running


Innovations in service and maintenance can keep frustrating ‘out of order’ signs from appearing in your club. Kate Langrish reports
Les Mills

Promotional feature:
Les Mills


90 per cent of exercisers say they prefer to work out in a group. Is your studio timetable up to scratch?
LIW 2014

Show review:
LIW 2014


Nicky Jobson reports on all the news, excitement and product launches from this year’s Leisure Industry Week, which took place at the Birmingham NEC


People news:

Scott Rolfe is appointed CEO of Halo, and Mark Talley swaps LA fitness for Everyone Active
Fasting find

Research round-up:
Fasting find


A groundbreaking US study has found that fasting can strengthen the immune system, and may have a role to play in healthy ageing


Supplier showcase:

We report on recent projects by Precor, Life Fitness and Prospec
Product news
London studio chooses Physical Company kit

London studio chooses Physical Company kit

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Physical Company has been selected as equipment supplier for a newly opened studio in London.
 
Taking the F.I.T challenge in the face of obesity

Taking the F.I.T challenge in the face of obesity

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Forever Living Products' new weight management programme ‘F.I.T’ has been launched in the UK, at a time when obesity levels in the country continue to rise.
 
London Olympics inspires bodycare range for active people

London Olympics inspires bodycare range for active people

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

A range of skin and bodycare products designed for active people by active people has been launched. British entrepreneur Lara Morgan is the creative force behind ‘activbod’.
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We believe that things should be made to “just work” and that our product and service offering should be simple, efficient, and measurable.

Welcome to the D2F Group - specialists in ecommerce solutions, customer reward programmes and functional fitness equipment.
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Featured Suppliers
Serco extends multi-site contract with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength

Life Fitness’ multi-site contract with Serco has been extended for a further five years under which it will provide fitness equipment across the management company’s entire leisure portfolio.
  Serco extends multi-site contract with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength
Spyro launches brand of premium supplement shakers

A new brand has emerged in the health and fitness industry offering a new alternative to the way supplements are consumed.
  Spyro launches brand of premium supplement shakers

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