31 Oct 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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Speedflex Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: City of London, Bank, United Kingdom
Company: Speedflex

Business Development Manager
Salary: £40k - £45k
Location: East Sussex, United Kingdom
Company: Freedom Leisure Ltd
Fitness Instructor - Consultant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Gravesend, United Kingdom
Company: NRG Gym Limited
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Camden, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Food and Beverage Manager
Salary: £19,000
Location: Basildon, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Title: Assistant Manager – Resources
Salary: £24,000
Location: Chester, United Kingdom
Company: Cheshire County Sports Club
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Brierley Hill, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Gymnastics Club Coach
Salary: Competitive
Location: Southend on Sea, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Assistant General Manager
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 + optional 100% of PT earnings
Location: London Angel, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Membership Sales Advisor
Salary: Attractive salary package
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Product Demonstrators Required
Salary: £15,000
Location: South West / South East of England, United Kingdom
Company: Cyber Coach
Fitness Instructor - part time
Salary: Competitive
Location: Harrow, London, United Kingdom
Company: Harrow School
Sales - National Accounts Manager
Salary: £30,000-£50,000
Location: London, Midlands or similar, United Kingdom
Company: Anytime Leisure
Deputy Sports Facilities Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Harrow, United Kingdom
Company: Harrow School
School Sport Activator
Salary: £18,453 - £20,198 pro rata
Location: Erdington, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Company: Kingsbury School Sports Partnership CIC
Leisure Manager
Salary: £22,221 - £25,472 pa + benefits
Location: Sidmouth, East Devon, United Kingdom
Company: LED Leisure Management Ltd
Personal Trainers Needed
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Lifetime
Football Coach
Salary: -
Location: Lincoln Park, New Jersey, United States
Company: The Sports Factory
Sales Advisor
Salary: Up to £15,549 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Chiltern, United Kingdom
Company: GLL

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in this issue

• PHE launches framework to tackle inactivity
• Fitness First plans German sale
• Luxury yachyt hotel debuts in Victoria Docks

Property & tenders
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
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
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News headlines
Microsoft makes long-awaited wearable tech debut  
Microsoft makes long-awaited wearable tech debut

By Jak Phillips

Just weeks after being the subject of intense speculation over its entry to the wearable tech market, Microsoft has duly proven that there’s no smoke without fire by unveiling the Microsoft Band. The wearable device boasts 10 sensors that can track a number of exercise and health metrics, including sleep .... more>>
Government creates independent centre to explore how policy impacts on wellbeing  
Government creates independent centre to explore how policy impacts on wellbeing

By Jak Phillips

The government has announced the launch of a new wellness-focused policy think tank to evaluate services and interventions through the prism of wellbeing. The ‘What Works Centre for Wellbeing’ is the latest addition to the ‘What Works Network’, which was launched by the government last year to improve public services through evidence-based policy and practice. The new centre will soon be commissioning universities to research the impact that different interventions and .... more>>

Exclusive: Sports Direct to offer £5 gym memberships  
By Jak Phillips

Sports Direct’s gym chain – Sports Direct Fitness – is to offer memberships from as little as £5 per month for its business model, which will see health clubs embedded in the group’s retail .... more>>
IHRSA targets stronger insights for members though data partnership  
By Jak Phillips

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has formed a strategic partnership with data insight company STR Sector Analysis in a bid to offer more comprehensive .... more>>
CIMSPA starts search for new CEO  
By Jak Phillips

CIMSPA has begun the recruitment process for its long term CEO as the organisation pushes forward with its transformation programme. The closing date for applications for the CEO role – based at CIMSPA HQ in Loughborough – is 14 November and the .... more>>
TRX names Paul Zadoff as new president  
By Jak Phillips

Paul Zadoff has been promoted to the role of TRX president, charged with heading up the functional training company’s leadership team and driving its next chapter of expansion. Zadoff joined TRX in June 2013 as chief .... more>>
Parks and leisure centre budgets at risk due to ‘£4.3bn social care black hole’  
By Jak Phillips

Council-run parks and leisure centres could be in jeopardy thanks to a £4.3bn funding 'black hole' in adult care services caused by austerity cuts and an ageing .... more>>
Celebrity-studded gym chain Third Space bought by investment firm Encore  
By Jak Phillips

The Third Space – a premium London health club chain which reportedly counts Prince Harry and Guy Ritchie among its members – has been bought by the same group .... more>>
Bitcoin: Can the fitness industry cash in?  
By Jak Phillips

Health Club Management recently revealed how online gym pass provider PayasUgym will soon begin testing Bitcoin, potentially paving the way for the .... more>>
Beyoncé teams up with TopShop to launch active clothing brand  
By Jak Phillips

Popstar Beyoncé has teamed up with fashion magnate Sir Philip Green to form the latest venture seeking to cash in on the convergence between the fashion and .... more>>
Finalists announced for Active Training Awards 2014  
By Jak Phillips

The finalists have been named for the Active Training Awards 2014, which will see the physical activity sector’s top training providers honoured for their .... more>>
Will.i.am enters wearables market with ‘smart cuff’ offering  
By Jak Phillips

Black Eyed Peas superstar will.i.am is poised to make a surprise assault on the burgeoning wearable tech market with a “smart cuff” featuring fitness tracking software. The musician, born William Adams, hopes his i.amPuls .... more>>
Physical activity leaders to drive apprenticeship reforms  
By Jak Phillips

A coalition of leading leisure employers and industry organisations have today (23 October) launched a government-backed programme to revolutionise apprenticeships for the physical activity sector. Led by Places for People .... more>>
Jo Monkhouse swaps Everyone Active for Leisure-net  
By Jak Phillips

Industry consultancy Leisure-net Solutions has appointed Jo Monkhouse as a data insight manager, a role that will see her supporting clients to maximise the outcomes of the data they .... more>>
Public Health England launches framework to tackle inactivity  
By Jak Phillips

Public Health England (PHE) has today published Everybody Active, Every Day, a framework for nationwide action to combat the physical inactivity .... more>>



Zombie races, selfies top the poll of gym-goers’ peeves, and action movies prove bad for your waistline

News round-up:

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

Promotional Feature:

mywellness cloud – delivering the ultimate digital workout experience for your members
Approaching the summit

ukactive update:
Approaching the summit

CEO of ukactive David Stalker looks ahead to this year’s ukactive National Summit
Early start

Research round-up:
Early start

Two new studies into children’s exercise look at why it matters, and how we can help ensure it happens
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
Les Mills

Promotional Feature:
Les Mills

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

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
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

Promotional Feature:

David Hopkins, MD and founder of mystery shopping and research company Proinsight, on turning everyday insights into profits
Product news
City workers benefit from “unrivalled” Wattbike suite

City workers benefit from “unrivalled” Wattbike suite


A Wattbike ‘Performance Zone’ has been installed at Nuffield Health’s flagship London City gym.
Intelligent workouts the result of Technogym integration with Polar

Intelligent workouts the result of Technogym integration with Polar


Technogym’s fitness equipment and solutions have been integrated with Polar products with the aim of creating a “more engaging wellness on the go experience”.
Fitness tracking app launched by Pulse

Fitness tracking app launched by Pulse


A new app from Pulse has been designed to act as an enhanced communication tool for operators, while making tracking in-gym and external activity easier for consumers.
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