18 Sep 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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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

Sports Performance Officer
Salary: £24,775 - £27,864
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Company: UWE (University of West England)
Duty Manager
Salary: £17,973 - (37 hours per week)
Location: Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
Company: Great Marlow Sch/Redgrave Sports Centre
General Manager - Leisure Centre
Salary: £40K + 25 days holiday, private health
Location: SE8 4RJ, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
General Manager
Salary: £35-45K / 25 days holiday
Location: South London, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
Lifeguard (Recreation Assistant)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Camden, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Membership Sales Executive
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Momentum Excel
Sports Centre Manager
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Queensland Road, Islington, London, United Kingdom
Company: Arsenal Football Club plc
Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Queensland Road, Islington, London, United Kingdom
Company: Arsenal Football Club plc
Start your Personal Training Career
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Diverse Trainers
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Manchester Openshaw, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Community Sports Development Officer (NGBs)
Salary: £24,089 - £27,487
Location: Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Company: Northamptonshire Sport
Qualify as a Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Fitness Industry Education.
Freelance Tutor
Salary: Very competitive pay rates
Location: Bristol and South Wales, United Kingdom
Company: YMCAfit
Assistant Centre Manager - Hampton Pool
Salary: £25,500 pa
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: YMCA London South West
Trainee Personal Trainer - Full time / Part time
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Training Room
National Sport Manager
Salary: £32,000 per annum
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Mencap
Swim Teachers Level 1 and Level 2
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chester / Winsford / Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
Company: Brio Leisure
Splash Team Member
Salary: -
Location: Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Company: Butlins

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in this issue

• Legal challenge leaves Spurs in stadium limbo
• Industry to rally for Fitness Day
• WHG snaps up Manchester's Lowry Hotel

Property & tenders
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
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Leisure Management Business Opportunity
Location: Company: Powys County Council
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
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
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News headlines
Compass announces joint review with ukactive  
Compass announces joint review with ukactive

By Jak Phillips

Compass – the representative body for providers of children’s activity and sport in schools and communities – has become the latest high-profile physical activity organisation to form an alliance with ukactive, following in the footsteps of Skills Active and CIMSPA, to name a few. Compass and ukactive have announced a six month collaboration that will see the organisations review Compass’ strategy, with a view to integrating the organisation and its members within ukactive. Formed in 2011, Compass represents .... more>>
Work begins on enhanced £9.3m Queen’s Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield  
Work begins on enhanced £9.3m Queen’s Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield

By Chris Dodd

Work has now officially begun on the £9.3m Queen’s Park Sports Centre in Chesterfield, with a ceremony confirming the start of the construction process last week. The project recently received a boost when £2m of extra funding was awarded by Sport .... more>>

Alan Holl leaves Virgin Active to join TRX  
By Jak Phillips

Body weight training supplier TRX has announced the appointment of Alan Holl – previously head of fitness at Virgin Active UK – to operate as senior director of Europe, Middle East, Africa and India. Holl has held senior .... more>>
Health club teams up with timber firm to create beastly boot camp  
By Jak Phillips

One of the South West’s largest independent health clubs has teamed up with a local timber merchant to produce a boot camp obstacle course designed to push even .... more>>
Miami's Museum of Science gets US$5m donation for health and wellness  
By Tom Anstey

The Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science (formerly known as the Miami Science Museum), which is nearing the halfway stage of moving to a new US$275m .... more>>
Battle of the beverages: Energy drinks edging out sports solutions  
By Jason Holland

Sales of sports and energy drinks are expected to pass the £1.5bn mark in the UK in 2014 – but the majority are drunk at home rather than the gym, according to .... more>>
Apple Watch: will the smartwatch trend really catch on in the UK?  
By Chris Dodd

Last week saw the long-awaited unveiling of Apple’s first truly new product in four years as it pulled back the curtain on .... more>>
Everyone Active joins PayasUgym network  
By Jak Phillips

Online gym pass provider PayasUgym has continued its busy start to September by adding Everyone Active clubs to its growing network – which comprises more than .... more>>
Les Mills to host tri-city fitness sessions on National Fitness Day  
By Jak Phillips

Global group fitness brand Les Mills will support National Fitness Day on 26 September with mass participation exercise events engaging hundreds of people in .... more>>
Peppa Pig workout programme to tackle inactivity among toddlers  
By Jak Phillips

Leisure operator Places for People is to harness the ubiquitous popularity of Peppa Pig in a bid to banish inactivity among children under five. Entertainment One – creator of the all-conquering IP – has teamed up with activity programme design startup Tumuv to produce the new .... more>>
Is Vasper the future of spa fitness offerings?  
By Helen Andrews

Vasper, a hi-tech training system based on cooling and compression, has been designed to deliver the benefits of anaerobic exercise without the high intensity effort. With organisations including Google and NASA among its .... more>>
Higher levels of physical activity in schoolboys related to improved academic performance: study  
By Chris Dodd

Higher levels of physical activity during boys' first three school years has been linked to improved academic performance, according to a new study published in .... more>>
Will parkour make the jump into gyms through new fitness classes?  
By Jak Phillips

Coaching company Parkour Generations (PG) is hoping to give a leg-up to the increasingly popular parkour training discipline by launching its new MOV’ concept, .... more>>
What does an unhealthy BMI look like?  
By Helen Andrews

Health messages and pictures of what a healthy and unhealthy BMI look like should be combined, according to researchers who believe that as the rest of the global population’s obesity levels .... more>>
Cosslett turns to ex-IHG colleague for Fitness First CMO position  
By Jak Phillips

Fitness First has appointed David Anderson as chief marketing officer to lead the latest phase of its brand transformation. Anderson is thought to have impressed group CEO Andy Cosslett .... more>>


Promotional feature:

A preview of next month’s natural health exhibition
Running like clockwork

Management series:
Running like clockwork

When planning a new schedule for your facility, remember to apply the ‘four Cs’, says Everyone Active’s James Bowden


A fitness wristband with a sting in the tail, and a new fitness workout for the face
Media irresponsibility

Editor’s letter:
Media irresponsibility

With the nation dying from obesity and related issues, it’s irresponsible to give people grounds to opt out of activity, says Kate Cracknell

Show preview – LIW 2014:

Nicky Jobson looks ahead to the highlights in store for visitors to this year’s Leisure Industry Week

Promotional feature:

How has Wattbike gained a foothold in both fitness and sport, and what lies ahead for the brand?
Assigning a Value

ukactive update:
Assigning a Value

An upcoming report promises to put a true value on the fitness sector, say ukactive’s David Stalker
March of the microgyms

New opening:
March of the microgyms

As the microgym sector continues to grow, Dawn Tuckwell visits three new clubs in London and gives her verdict on the experience
European Congress 2014

IHRSA update:
European Congress 2014

Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the European Congress, being held in Amsterdam from 16–19 October

International news:

Fitness Hut signs a €12m funding deal for growth, and luxury club Oxygen Pro opens in Tehran, Iran
Gut restoration

Digestive health:
Gut restoration

A growing body of research shows how gut health can impact anything from our immunity to our mood

Interview – Paul Kienstra:

The CEO of corporate wellness specialist High Five Health Promotion talks to Kate Cracknell about entering the UK market and about pan-European growth plans
Product news
Tabata workout aims to improve both aerobic and anaerobic fitness

Tabata workout aims to improve both aerobic and anaerobic fitness


The first ever Tabata Cycle workout has been launched, providing a 20 minute exercise regime that extends the four minute Tabata protocol.
Oxygen training rig gives gyms more breathing room

Oxygen training rig gives gyms more breathing room


Health clubs and personal trainers will be able to offer group training sessions outdoors with D2F Fitness’ new functional training rig.
Tennis ace Serena Williams on a Mission to combat overheating

Tennis ace Serena Williams on a Mission to combat overheating


Mission Athletecare – which was co-founded by a group of athletes including tennis champion Serena Williams – has launched its ‘EnduraCool’ instant cooling towel in the UK.
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Featured Suppliers
New-look fitness facilities at Isenhurst Health Club

Life Fitness has installed new fitness equipment at Isenhurst Country Club, which has sites in Heathfield, Uckfield and Crowborough, East Sussex.
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