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Assistant Sales and Retention Manager
Salary: SO1 £24,892 - £26,539 per annum
Location: Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Company: Kirklees Active Leisure


Intensive Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Lifetime
Personal Trainers Needed
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Lifetime
Sales Advisor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Amersham, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Swim Teacher
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ely, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Personal Training Diploma
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Lifetime
Sales Advisor
Salary: Up to £15,549 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Chiltern, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Sales Advisor
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, W1H 5TJ, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Lifeguard
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hackney, London, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Fitness Motivator Part Time
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Lifeguards
Salary: Competitive
Location: Cleveland, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Gym Instructor
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Amac Training Ltd
Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Amac Training Ltd
Facilities Manager
Salary: up to £50,000
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Senior Recreation Assistant
Salary: £18,549 to £20,781 pa
Location: Brighton - Falmer, United Kingdom
Company: University of Brighton
Deputy Centre Manager
Salary: (SCP 24-29) £21,330.63 - £25,203.29
Location: Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom
Company: Tone Leisure
Pilates Instructors / Personal trainers wanted
Salary: £16K basic salary, plus PT bonus ( OTE 20k +)
Location: Central London, United Kingdom
Company: Ten Pilates
Community Sports Development Officer
Salary: £24,089 - £27,487
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom
Company: Northamptonshire Sport
Qualify as a Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Fitness Industry Education.

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in this issue

• Industry leaders rail at 'irresponsible' exercise claims
• Nuffield eyes further gym buyouts
• Volkswagen: camper van pop-up


Property & tenders
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
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
Leisure Development Land for Sale
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Attractive Mixed Holiday Park Within Beautiful Tourist Location For Sale
Location: Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross Company: Colliers International
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Second LAX premium health club launches in South Kensington  
Second LAX premium health club launches in South Kensington

By Jak Phillips

LA fitness has converted its flagship South Kensington club into the chain’s second LAX site, signalling its commitment to driving forward with the .... more>>
Revealed: The top 10 biggest gym pet peeves  
Revealed: The top 10 biggest gym pet peeves

By Jak Phillips

Selfie-snapping narcissists are the biggest pain in the gluteals for British gymgoers, according to a survey uncovering the nation’s most annoying health club habits. 76 per cent of gym users listed fellow fitness enthusiasts taking endless photos .... more>>

60,000 UK youngsters take part in activity initiative targeting deprived areas  
By Jak Phillips

Approximately 7,500 trained sports leaders helped over 61,000 young people run, jump, skip and dance their way to activity participation this summer as part of .... more>>
Steve Barrett to join fitness startup 1Rebel as programme director  
By Jak Phillips

Soon to be launched gym chain 1Rebel has scored an early coup by securing the services of marketing and fitness guru Steve Barrett as the group’s programme .... more>>
Exclusive: Martin Long scotches LA fitness sell-off speculation  
By Jak Phillips

LA fitness CEO Martin Long has played down media speculation that LA fitness will offload more than the 33 clubs outlined in its CVA (company Voluntary Arrangement) and says the company is focused on pushing forward. Reports implied that the .... more>>
Hatha yoga improves brain function in senior adults: study  
By Helen Andrews

Practising hatha yoga three times a week for eight weeks improved sedentary older adults’ cognitive performance, according to a research report by the .... more>>
US Fitness boosts empire through major acquisition  
By Kate Cracknell

US Fitness has announced it has added Sport & Health’s 23 clubs to its portfolio. US Fitness was formed in 2011 as a partnership between industry veterans Kirk and John Galiani and New Evolution Ventures (NeV). It .... more>>
Think-tank proposes GPs prescribe fitness classes in local parks  
By Chris Dodd

Think-tank Policy Exchange has suggested that the UK government pilots a scheme to allow GPs to refer patients to non-clinical sources of support, such as .... more>>
Green dream? Suburban living linked to obesity epidemic in US study  
By Jak Phillips

Despite its long-held connotations with health and wellbeing, leafy suburban living could in fact be a contributing factor in obesity, diabetes and heart disease, according to two American .... more>>
Employers should provide a wide range of wellness activities – not just gym memberships  
By Helen Andrews

Nine out of every 10 employees who try a new fitness or wellness activity feel inspired to continue it on a consistent basis and try other healthy activities as .... more>>
Boutique group fitness is about to explode, says Heartcore co-founder  
By Jak Phillips

The co-founder of London-based group fitness studio chain Heartcore Fitness has revealed ambitious expansion plans as the business bids to cash in on a sector .... more>>
Aerobic fitness leads to better cognitive function: study  
By Chris Dodd

Greater aerobic fitness could lead to more fibrous and compact white matter, a type of nerve tissue connected to learning and brain function, according to a new .... more>>
RAF appoints Pulse as exclusive supplier of leased fitness equipment  
By Jak Phillips

Pulse has been named the exclusive supplier of leased fitness equipment to Britain’s Royal Air Force for the next four and a half years. The contract will .... more>>
High-intensity workouts more beneficial for heart transplant survivors: study  
By Chris Dodd

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) has been proven to be beneficial for clinically stable heart transplant recipients, with workouts helping to increase exercise capacity, maintain control of blood pressure and improve .... more>>
Wearable Bite Counter device bids to improve eating habits  
By Chris Dodd

A new piece of wearable kit has been developed to stop people from overeating, with the Bite Counter looking to provide a remedy to the developed world’s .... more>>

Features
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
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


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
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
Fitness-kit.net special

Drinks:
Fitness-kit.net special


A round-up of the latest drink products to boost your club’s secondary spend
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


International news:

Turkish operator MACFit rolls out its new budget concept, while Fitness First Middle East opens three new sites
Engaging ex-members

Everyone’s talking about...:
Engaging ex-members


Ex-members have previously bought into the idea of going to the gym, so how can we tempt them back again?


Interview – Malcolm McPhail:

The CEO of Life Leisure talks to Kate Cracknell about challenging the public health commissioners, and about totally rethinking the model of fitness facilities
Movers & Shakers

IHRSA Europe update:
Movers & Shakers


IHRSA unveils the world’s top health and fitness brands in this year’s Global 25 report
Getting the UK active

ukactive update:
Getting the UK active


CEO David Stalker looks ahead to National Fitness Day, which swings into action this September
Fitness of the future

Activity tracking:
Fitness of the future


Tech-savvy members are using apps and devices to take fitness into their own hands. Are you ready for the health tech revolution?
Product news
Exercise through walking with the BungyPump training pole

Exercise through walking with the BungyPump training pole

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

BungyPump is a training pole that offers a versatile and social way to exercise through walking. The device was originally developed as a summer training aid for elite cross-country skiers.
 
Converting human energy into usable electricity with SportsArt equipment

Converting human energy into usable electricity with SportsArt equipment

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

SportsArt Fitness equipment is to be used in academic research to measure how much kinetic energy can be converted into usable electricity that can be wired back into the National Grid.
 
‘Black Belt’ Star Trac bike to launch in UK

‘Black Belt’ Star Trac bike to launch in UK

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Star Trac’s belt driven Spinner bike is to launch in the UK at a new, independent club. Fitness Hub UK in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, will open on 7 September.
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With 13 fitness programmes, inspirational instructor training, the best fitness management training and marketing we want to not only create a great future for our industry, but also make the world a better place.

Les Mills is a global fitness brand that is offered in over 80 countries. We are here to help people to fall in love with fitness and learn a healthier way of life.
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