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Head of Facilities
Salary: £40,192 pa (plus essential car user allowance)
Location: Oldham, United Kingdom
Company: Oldham Community Leisure


Fitness Instructor
Salary: Up to £17,375 pa
Location: Stanmore, United Kingdom
Company: Aspire National Training Centre
Childrens Activities Manager
Salary: £20,000 – 22,000
Location: Bletchingley, Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: The Hawthorns School
Franchise Manager
Salary: Competitive salary circa £33,000
Location: Fulham, London and the UK, United Kingdom
Company: Tinies UK Ltd
Senior Operations Assistant
Salary: pa £14,819 to £18,600 pro rata
Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Company: Shenley Leisure Centre Trust
Assistant Manager - Resources
Salary: £24,000
Location: Chester, United Kingdom
Company: Cheshire County Sports Club
Assistant Gym Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Epsom, London, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Duty Manager
Salary: £16,500 - £17,500
Location: Kettering, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Wetside and Dryside Programme Officer
Salary: £20,000
Location: Ashford, United Kingdom
Company: Ashford Leisure Trust
Conningbrook Country Park and Stadium Manager
Salary: £28,000 to £30,000
Location: Ashford, United Kingdom
Company: Ashford Leisure Trust
Sports Coach
Salary: £22,292.00 per annum
Location: (London and Berkshire), United Kingdom
Company: Norwood
Instructor Recruitment Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Les Mills
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Southend, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Dry Side Leisure Assistant
Salary: Up to £6.97 an hour
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Creche Assistant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Southend, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Product Demonstrators Required
Salary: £15,000
Location: South West / South East of England, United Kingdom
Company: Cyber Coach
Duty Manager
Salary: £16,750 per annum
Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Senior Recreation Assistant
Salary: Up to £18,845 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Kentish Town, United Kingdom
Company: GLL

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in this issue

• 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
Fitness First eyes sale of 80 German clubs  
Fitness First eyes sale of 80 German clubs

By Jak Phillips

Fitness First is in talks to sell its 80 health clubs in Germany as the business bids to hasten its transformation and Asian expansion, Health Club Management understands. Corporate finance firm Lincoln International is advising the Oaktree Capital-owned gym chain on disposal of its German arm – speculated to be worth around £200m (US$323m €253m). Several parties have expressed interest in the portfolio, which has 300,000 members and EBITDA of around €30m (US$38.3m .... more>>
Chris Brown swaps FitLinxx for Performance Health Systems  
Chris Brown swaps FitLinxx for Performance Health Systems

By Jak Phillips

Equipment supplier Performance Health Systems (PHS) has appointed Chris Brown head of healthcare and medical for its Power Plate and bioDensity brands. Brown is tasked with identifying opportunities and managing sales in the corporate wellness, elderly care and medical markets. He is expected to expand distribution of the company’s vibration training machine Power Plate, as well as introduce and sell the bioDensity .... more>>

Scott Rolfe replaces Jon Argent as Halo CEO  
By Jak Phillips

Halo Leisure’s board of trustees has named enterprise mainstay Scott Rolfe as its new chief executive. Rolfe joined the leisure operator 12 years ago as one of the founding members of its senior management team and has .... more>>
Microsoft poised to launch a wearable device ‘within weeks’  
By Jak Phillips

Microsoft is reportedly weeks away from launching its own smartwatch with fitness tracking features, expected to challenge existing offerings from rivals .... more>>
Cycling specialist Neil Troutman joins Keiser UK as master instructor  
By Jak Phillips

Keiser UK has appointed Neil Troutman as new master instructor, tasked with building a team of master instructors to deliver Keiser’s M Series and Air training .... more>>
Naked mixed-gender yoga takes off in London  
By Helen Andrews

The latest fitness trend to hit London is mixed-gender naked yoga classes. Actor Matthew McConaughey and pop artist Lady Gaga are said to be fans of the .... more>>
Turkish hospital brand plans new chain of health clubs  
By Kate Cracknell

A new club, Acibadem Sports, has opened in Istanbul, Turkey. Owned by Acibadem, a leader in healthcare and hospitals, the 4,000sq m (43,056sq ft) club is .... more>>
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 .... more>>
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 .... 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>>

Features


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
Intelligent systems

Tech series:
Intelligent systems


How can health clubs better use the reams of data generated by their in-club software systems to make smarter business decisions? Kate Langrish reports
Technogym

Promotional Feature:
Technogym


Technogym powered the 2014 Commonwealth Games and is set to do the same for Rio 2016
Gladstone

Promotional Feature:
Gladstone


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

Everyone’s talking about...:
Expanding overseas


As the economy improves, will fitness operators eye new markets or consolidate their existing bases?
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
Integrated technology

Group CV:
Integrated technology


Technology has the power to transform group exercise classes. We speak to operators who are putting the latest technology to good use
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
Technogym

Promotional Feature:
Technogym


mywellness cloud – delivering the ultimate digital workout experience for your members
Consumer insight

IHRSA update:
Consumer insight


Findings from the 2014 IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report
Bidding for the obesity buck

Obesity:
Bidding for the obesity buck


Kath Hudson offers an overview of the groups and schemes pitching to help tackle the UK’s obesity crisis
Social addiction

Social media:
Social addiction


Manraaj Sunner offers his advice to health clubs looking to develop an effective social media strategy
Product news
Bionic Leg is a unique rehabilitation aid from AlterG

Bionic Leg is a unique rehabilitation aid from AlterG

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

AlterG’s ‘Bionic Leg’ rehabilitation aid is the only wearable, battery-powered robotic device that can sense the user’s intent to move and respond accordingly.
 
Protein-packed peanut butter launched by GoNutrition

Protein-packed peanut butter launched by GoNutrition

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

A range of flavoured natural peanut butters fortified with whey protein isolate has been launched by sports nutrition company GoNutrition.
 
Gladstone wins Sports Direct software contract

Gladstone wins Sports Direct software contract

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Sports Direct has selected Gladstone Health and Leisure to be its software supplier for the roll out of the retailer’s health and fitness clubs.
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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.
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