20 Oct 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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Rackets Manager
Salary: -
Location: Ilkley, United Kingdom
Company: Ilkley Lawn Tennis and Squash Club

Fitness Apprenticeship
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Finchley, N12, United Kingdom
Company: Ènergie Group
Crèche Assistant
Salary: £4.18-£6.73 per hour
Location: Southend, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Maintenance Engineer - Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary dependant on experience and qualifications
Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Fitness Instructor - part time
Salary: Competitive
Location: Harrow, London, United Kingdom
Company: Harrow School
Membership Sales Executives
Salary: Basic up to £19,000 OTE £30,000
Location: London & Midlands, Manchester United Kingdom
Company: Momentum Excel
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Surrey , United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Lifeguard (Leisure Assistant)
Salary: Up to £8.80 an hour
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Group Exercise Coordinator
Salary: (£)24,057 - 24,057
Location: Northampton Square, London, United Kingdom
Company: City University London
General Managers
Salary: -
Location: North Shields, Middlesbrough, Hull and Barnsley, United Kingdom
Company: DW Sports Fitness
Support Advisor
Salary: £18,549 - 20,781
Location: Northampton Square, London, United Kingdom
Company: City University London
Senior Receptionist
Salary: £21,391 - 23,386
Location: Northampton Square, London, United Kingdom
Company: City University London
Recreation Assistant
Salary: £18,549 - 20,781
Location: Northampton Square, London, United Kingdom
Company: City University London
Fitness Instructor
Salary: £21,391 - 23,386
Location: Northampton Square, London, United Kingdom
Company: City University London
Duty Manager
Salary: £18000
Location: Willink, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Recreational Assistant
Salary: £5.30 - £6.50
Location: Willink, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Membership Consultant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
HR Administration Officer
Salary: Grade 4 starting at £15,598
Location: Chester, United Kingdom
Company: Brio Leisure

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• Nuffield Health lands £330m to fuel expansion
• Experts examine referral issues
• Lancs CCC targets funds for hotel project

Property & tenders
Expressions of Interest invited: Contract to operate London horizons Leisure Club and Accommodation
Location: Company: Horizon Leisure
Leisure Management Contract
Location: Company: Hart District Council
Phase 2 for the provision of a Strategic Leisure Development Partner
Location: Suffolk Company: Suffolk Coastal District Council
Invitation for Expressions of Interest for new cinema provision in Abingdon-on-Thames
Location: Company: Abingdon-on-Thames 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
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
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News headlines
IHRSA 2014: Health clubs under threat from march of microgyms, says Ray Algar  
IHRSA 2014: Health clubs under threat from march of microgyms, says Ray Algar

By Jak Phillips

Traditional health clubs offering a broad selection of activities at a mid-range price are at serious risk of having their business ‘salami-sliced’ away by specialised competitors. That was the view of respected industry analyst Ray Algar during .... more>>
IHRSA 2014: Olav Thorstad wins European Leadership Award  
IHRSA 2014: Olav Thorstad wins European Leadership Award

By Jak Phillips

Health & Fitness Nordic Company CEO Olav Thorstad was presented with the EU Club Leadership Award 2014 during the 14th Annual IHRSA European Congress in Amsterdam this morning (17 October). Announcing the award, IHRSA president and CEO Joe Moore praised Thorstad for his efforts to advance both his company and the industry, as well as for his involvement in charity efforts and commitment to giving back. Thorstad joined .... more>>

GLL toasts double leisure contract success  
By Jak Phillips

Leisure operator GLL is in the mood for celebration after picking up two major contracts in quick succession. The not-for-profit leisure provider has been awarded long-term leases for six of Swindon’s leisure facilities – joining the Oasis Leisure .... more>>
IHRSA 2014: CEO Joe Moore hails industry ALS campaign  
By Jak Phillips

IHRSA president and CEO Joe Moore paid tribute to the health and fitness industry's growing sense of philanthropism during .... more>>
IHRSA Europe Congress kicks off in Amsterdam  
By Jak Phillips

The 14th IHRSA European Congress gets underway in Amsterdam today (16 October) with delegates arriving for an action-packed four days of networking and .... more>>
Indie gym fuses fitness with physiotherapy  
By Jak Phillips

A new independent health club in Christchurch, Dorset, is bidding to bring healthcare and fitness under one roof as part of a new integrative offering. Manoj .... more>>
LIW to rebrand as fitness-focused event for 2015  
By Jak Phillips

Organisers of Leisure Industry Week (LIW) have announced a rebrand that will see it become a health, wellbeing and fitness-focused event for 2015 onwards. .... more>>
Floating bikeway joins pot of ideas for London cycling  
By Alice Davis

When it comes to how best to cater for cyclists in the UK’s capital, more ideas are being "floated" than ever before. The latest is the Thames Deckway, a 7-mile .... more>>
UK wearable tech uptake ‘set to double’ in 2015  
By Jak Phillips

The number of people who own wearable tech in the UK is set to double in 2015 – from 6 to 13 per cent – as products make the leap from niche to mainstream. These are the findings from .... more>>
Arianna Huffington to deliver keynote at IHRSA 2015  
By Jak Phillips

IHRSA has announced a diverse mix of keynote speakers for the association’s 34th Annual International Convention & Trade Show in Los Angeles next year, with media mogul Arianna Huffington .... more>>
LA fitness appoints Sam Theyers as new national head of fitness  
By Jak Phillips

LA fitness has promoted Sam Theyers to the role of national head of fitness for the 47-club chain. Theyers, who has been with LA fitness since April 2013, took up his new role on 1 October, after a successful year as .... more>>
Pure Gym becomes latest gym chain to target London dominance  
By Jak Phillips

Pure Gym has joined a number of high-profile UK gym chains in setting its sights on dominating the capital’s fitness market by announcing a raft of new health clubs in the coming months. Set to open in Autumn, Pure Gym .... more>>
Andy Burnham to headline ukactive National Summit 2014  
By Jak Phillips

Shadow health secretary and respected activity advocate Andy Burnham will return as a headline speaker for ukactive’s National Summit 2014 next month, one of several high-profile thought leaders due to feature. Having delivered an engaging session at last year’s summit, .... more>>
Les Mills CEO Keith Burnet: Great British Bake Off to blame for rising obesity  
By Jak Phillips

TV shows like the phenomenally successful The Great British Bake Off are fuelling a culture of junk food ubiquity, resulting in soaring levels of obesity, according to the CEO of Les Mills UK Keith Burnet. In response to a .... more>>
Bloomingdale's runs in-store cycle race event  
By Kate Cracknell

Bloomingdale’s, the famous US department store brand, has been involved in an innovative fitness venture. On August 20, it hosted its Fashionable Fundraiser to support amfAR, the Foundation .... more>>

Studio equipment

Fitness-kit.net special:
Studio equipment

We round up some of the latest launches for your studio space
Les Mills

Promotional Feature:
Les Mills

How can you get more members attending more often and recommending your club to their friends and family?
A sense of purpose

Gymtopia series:
A sense of purpose

UK-based Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs is working with a charity in Uganda to rediscover the company’s mission. Ray Algar reports
Embracing active design

Editor’s letter:
Embracing active design

Even so-called hard to reach groups have to use our streets, so that’s where we should start getting them active, says Kate Cracknell

News round-up:

Fitness First revs up its rebrand, LA fitness launched second LAX club, and Apple unveils its iWatch
Child’s play

Childhood obesity:
Child’s play

A look at a selection of initiatives designed to promote physical activity among children
Managing risk

Management series:
Managing risk

A bottom-up approach to risk management can work for clubs, says Right Directions’ Gill Twell in her step-by-step guide

Promotional Feature:

One of the early adopters of the Gladstone MobilePro app explains how it has improved their business

People news:

Alan Holl leaves Virgin Active to join functional specialist TRX
Consumer insight

IHRSA update:
Consumer insight

Findings from the 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report

Interview – Amen Iseghohi:

Inspired by his childhood in Africa, Amen Iseghohi launched a chain of back-to-basics gyms that use recycled tyres. He talks to Magali Robathan
The future of fitness

Consumer research:
The future of fitness

Michael Oliver analyses the findings of Mintel’s 2014 Health and Fitness Clubs industry report
Product news
NXG equipment range launched by Podium 4 Sport

NXG equipment range launched by Podium 4 Sport


Belfast-based Podium 4 Sport has launched a new range of fitness equipment, while the company is also expanding into mainland UK.
Ergonomic classroom chair now available in leisure facilities

Ergonomic classroom chair now available in leisure facilities


The leisure industry is being urged to do more to encourage good posture with the availability of an ergonomically- shaped chair designed to prevent the hazards of prolonged sitting positions.
Getting ready for the fight

Getting ready for the fight


Fight Life is a new range of supplements that deliver ready- made “shots” to assist the body in absorbing nutrients more efficiently.
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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
Addgards makes branded wet wipe stations for Gambaru gyms

When Gambaru decided to open 24 hours a day, Addgards’ Hand & Handle Wet Wipe stations provided the perfect solution for fast, effective cleaning of all gym equipment for their members.
  Addgards makes branded wet wipe stations for Gambaru gyms

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