16 Apr 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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UK Sales Director
Salary: Attractive salary package
Location: United Kingdom
Company: Pavigym UK

Gym Manager
Salary: -
Location: Tilehurst, Reading, United Kingdom
Company: Rivers Health and Fitness
Assistant Manager
Salary: £15,000 - £19,000 depending on experience
Location: Various, United Kingdom
Company: Powerleague
Deputy General Manager
Salary: Circa £67k per annum
Location: Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs
Deputy Leisure Manager
Salary: Circa. £37,000 plus 13% annual bonus
Location: Elveden Forest, Brandon, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs
Area Sales Managers (South)
Salary: Competitive
Location: South, United Kingdom
Company: Fitness Systems
Club Development Manager
Salary: £34,000
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Wimbledon Racquets and Fitness Club
Activity Coach
Salary: Competitive
Location: Daventry, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
YMCAed Sales Executive
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Location: Central London, United Kingdom
Company: YMCAed
Manager, Portsmouth Golf Course
Salary: Competitive according to skills and experience
Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Company: Glendale Golf
Duty Reception Manager
Salary: Starting Salary between 14,000 to 16,000
Location: cambridge, United Kingdom
Company: The Glassworks Health Club
Beauty Therapist
Salary: £6.75-£8 per hour
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Company: The Glassworks Health Club
Recreation Assistant
Salary: £15,000 - £17,000
Location: Guildford, United Kingdom
Company: Surrey Sports Park Ltd
Assistant Community Sport Officer
Salary: £16,998
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Company: Nottingham City Council
Active Communities Officer
Salary: Grade J £20,400 - £22,443 (pro rata)
Location: Stratford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
Company: Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Pilates Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Belgravia - London, United Kingdom
Company: Matt Roberts Personal Training Company

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in this issue

• Olympic Park opens to public after £300m investment
• Disregard 'feelings' over obesity
• Bill Shankly hotel plans revealed

Property & tenders
Maximise Your Property Asset Potential With Natural Retreats
Location: Company: Natural Retreats
Commercial Development Opportunities At Brockholes Visitor Centre And Nature Reserve
Location: Company: Lancashire Wildlife Trust
Invitation to provide a quotation to conduct an Options Appraisal for the future management of Chichester District Council's Sport and Leisure facilities
Location: Chichester Company: Chichester District Council
Edinburgh Leisure Fitness Equipment Tender
Location: Edinburgh Company: Edinburgh Leisure
Leisure Opportunity To Lease
Location: Isle of Wight Company: Scotcher and Co
Seasonal Coastal Visitor - Transport Operator
Location: North Tyneside Company: North Tyneside Council
Commercial development of multiple buildings
Location: Redbridge Company: Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Ltd
Former Ten Pin Bowling Centre - Offers Invited Leasehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Big brands must embrace social purpose to thrive in H&F sector: report  
Big brands must embrace social purpose to thrive in H&F sector: report

By Tom Anstey

A new report from Oxygen Consulting has said that the physical activity sector must “unleash” its social purpose to thrive among the wave of private and budget gyms. The report – a collaboration between Matrix, The Gym Group and ukactive – said that health and fitness clubs must take cues from social purpose-led brands such as Innocent, TOMS and Apple to successfully thrive in the future. The Fitness Sector Social Good .... more>>
Nielsen survey reveals the trends driving wearable tech  
Nielsen survey reveals the trends driving wearable tech

By Jak Phillips

The digital revolution may well be upon us, but health and fitness consumers buying wearable tech still prefer to make their purchase in-store than from the company’s website, according to new research from Nielsen. Results from the February Nielsen Health and Wellness survey of 471 American consumers were .... more>>

Mark Reynolds joins Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs in regional manager role  
By Jak Phillips

Mosaic Spa & Health Clubs has appointed Mark Reynolds to serve as regional manager covering two of the group’s locations – The Shrewsbury Club and Holmer Park .... more>>
Doncaster's Eco Fitness lands rugby league star Jon Goddard  
By Jak Phillips

Doncaster health club Eco Fitness has added some star power to its training staff with the addition of rugby league player Jon Goddard. Goddard, who plied his trade for Hull KR, .... more>>
Manchester City teams up with TRX for fitness programmes  
By Jak Phillips

English Premier League title contender Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) is hoping a new tie-up with fitness equipment supplier TRX can give it the edge in .... more>>
Derelict bowling alley to be replaced with £6m hotel and gym development in Harrogate  
By Tom Anstey

Work has begun on a new £6m hotel and gym facility in Harrogate town centre. Pure Gym and Travelodge will occupy the mixed-use development, occupying a .... more>>
Obesity docs must disregard 'hurt feelings', says specialist  
By Jak Phillips

A leading leisure industry medical advisor has said doctors need to ditch concerns about hurting obese patients’ feelings and be more proactive in prescribing .... more>>
Brian Thompson to head up Createability's sales ops  
By Jak Phillips

Leisure design and build specialist Createability has secured health, fitness and leisure industry veteran Brian Thompson as its new sales director. Thompson, whose career spans more than .... more>>
EuropeActive aims to almost double EU health club membership by 2025  
By Jak Phillips

EuropeActive (formerly EHFA – European Health and Fitness Association) has set itself the ambitious goal of almost doubling the number of health club members in .... more>>
Workington’s £9.4m leisure centre plans unveiled by Allerdale Council
By Tom Anstey

Allerdale Council has revealed images for Workington’s new £9.4m leisure centre in Cumbria. If given the go ahead .... more>>
Premier and Pure Gym offer guaranteed employment to graduates
By Tom Anstey

Premier Training International has teamed up with fitness brand Pure Gym to provide its graduates with guaranteed employment, giving students a definitive pathway into the working world. .... more>>
ukactive highlights its credentials to be regulator of national activity strategy  
By Jak Phillips

ukactive CEO David Stalker has outlined his organisation’s credentials to serve as independent watchdog for the national physical activity plan suggested in today’s report from the All-Party Commission on Physical Activity. The report – launched .... more>>
EHFA becomes EuropeActive under rebrand and strategy shift  
By Jak Phillips

The European Health and Fitness Association (EHFA) has rebranded under the new name EuropeActive, as part of a concerted shift towards becoming an EU-level .... more>>
£500,000 redevelopment begins at Green Bank Leisure Centre  
By Tom Walker

Work has started on a £500,000 redevelopment of the Green Bank Leisure Centre in Swadlincote, South Derbyshire. The improvements will see a new, 30-station cycling studio being added, .... more>>
Eye-catching designs emerge for Iranian rock climbing gym  
By Jak Phillips

Tehran-based New Wave Architecture have designed a 4,500sq m (48,438sq ft) rock climbing gym for Porlour, Iran, that resembles a giant boulder. The gym overlooks Iran’s highest peak – Mount Damavand – and features a bouldering hall with a climbing .... more>>

Take a shower, build a well

Gymtopia series:
Take a shower, build a well

Ray Algar takes a look at an initiative by Denmark's Fresh Fitness to fund fresh water wells in Uganda
Going Deutsch

European market review:
Going Deutsch

Dirk Kemmerling gives an overview of Germany's fitness market
Turning the tide

Physical inactivity:
Turning the tide

Is ukactive's campaign to tackle inactivity on track to achieve its goals?
Changing places

Changing rooms:
Changing places

We look at some recent, brand-enhancing changing room projects
fitness-kit.net special

Studio special:
fitness-kit.net special

The latest news and products for group exercise studios

Interview – Matt Roberts:

Kate Cracknell talks to the fitness entrepreneur and celebrity PT about data-based training, personalisation and driving a health-focused message
A nudge in the right direction

Public health:
A nudge in the right direction

ukactive's 'Turning the Tide on Obesity' campaign is the latest to rely on nudging. But what is nudging, and does it work? Tom Walker looks at what's involved

News round-up:

LA fitness announces the sale of 33 of its clubs, énergie unveils plans to open 40 new clubs this year, Mike Balfour invests in new One Rebel gym chain, and Precor announces a new partnership with YMCA
Escape fitness

Promotional feature:
Escape fitness

Functional training is generating a real buzz both for members and for the balance sheet
Product news
Box clever

Box clever


Star Trac has launched BoxMaster education - instructor training to accompany its BoxMaster boxing training station.
Having a ball

Having a ball


Distributed in the UK by GymKit UK, the Ugi ball combines the squish of a beanbag with the bounce-back of a stress ball.
Getting a grip

Getting a grip


With grip strength the foundation of all lifting exercises, Escape Fitness has created the GripR - a Grip Resistance Trainer that helps members develop grip strength and thereby fully maximise their studio experience.
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Gladstone Health & Leisure

We are the trusted software partner for leisure centres, sports facilities, universities and health clubs across the UK, Ireland, and Australasia.

Gladstone Health & Leisure has been at the forefront of leisure management software technology for over 30 years.
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Shaping futures

Delivering training for the next generation of active leisure workers is a great responsibility.
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Fitness operators hiding behind health and safety prevents active participation

Many gym customers who regularly work away from their home club, find the rigid operational procedures enforced by public sector gym operators prevent them from enjoying exercise.
  Fitness operators hiding behind health and safety prevents active participation

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