22 Nov 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
Company: Bewilderwood

Sports Assistant
Salary: £12,050 pa
Location: Ascot, United Kingdom
Company: St Mary's School Ascot
Head of Leisure
Salary: £46,312 - £49,254 per annum
Location: South Norfolk House, Long Stratton, United Kingdom
Company: South Norfolk Council
Learning Support Tutor
Salary: Circa £23,500.00, grade 5
Location: Central London , United Kingdom
Company: YMCAfit
Unique Mobile Personal Trainers required
Salary: Competitive
Location: London and Home Counties, United Kingdom
Company: Paul Jennings Fitness
Business Development Officer
Salary: Up to £22,667
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom
Company: Northampton Leisure Trust
Duty Supervisors
Salary: £21,278 per annum
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom
Company: Northampton Leisure Trust
Deputy Sports Centre Manager
Salary: £20,000 per annum, pro rata
Location: Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Company: Malvern St James School
Casual Sports Coach / Instructor - Trampolining
Salary: Level 2 = £17 per hour. Level 3 = £25 per hour.
Location: Teddington and/or Hampton, United Kingdom
Company: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Casual Leisure Assistants
Salary: Scale 1c, £8.80 per hour
Location: London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, United Kingdom
Company: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Casual Duty Managers (Sport and Fitness Centres)
Salary: Scale 3, £9.40 per hour
Location: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom
Company: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Receptionist (Full Time)
Salary: £17,217 per annum + PRP
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Health and Fitness Coach (Full Time)
Salary: £18,792 per annum + PRP
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Bookings Administrator (Full Time)
Salary: £18,792 per annum + PRP
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Personal Trainer and Nutrition Coach
Salary: Upon application
Location: Chiswick, West London
Company: G14
Leisure Centre Manager
Salary: £32,277 - £35,256 per annum
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom
Company: De Montfort University
Centre Manager - Manchester Climbing Centre
Salary: Competitive
Location: Manchester
Company: Climbing Centre Group Ltd
Crew Member / Fitness Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Long Eaton, United Kingdom
Company: énergie group
Assistant General Manager
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 + optional 100% of PT earnings
Location: Barking, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Training directory

in this issue

• Sports Direct offer £5 gym memberships
• Third Space bought by Encore
• Tune Hotels outlines £200m UK expansion

Property & tenders
Procurement Consultancy support for the Tendering of a Leisure Centre Management Contract
Location: Company: Test Valley
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Leisure Management Contract: Market Engagement Day
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset Company: Borough of Poole
Aldershot Lido – Expressions of interest sought for complementary attractions
Location: Aldershot Company: Rushmoor Borough Council
Sports facility provision
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
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
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Fitness wearables will dip, but then bounce back, says study  
Fitness wearables will dip, but then bounce back, says study

By Kath Hudson

Wearable fitness devices are projected to dip in popularity in the short term, but bounce back in 2016, according to new research. Analyst Gartner believes there will be a dip in shipments of smart wristbands, sports watches, fitness monitors, .... more>>
Exercise could help arthritis sufferers: study  
Exercise could help arthritis sufferers: study

By Kath Hudson

New research has found that regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis. The study, carried out at the University of Otago in New Zealand, involved 206 people over two years. It found that those who did exercise and/or physical therapy had greater improvements in pain, stiffness and physical function than those who received usual medical care alone. There is a growing body of evidence to show the effectiveness of exercise to improve outcomes for those with poor health, including those suffering from chronic kidney disease and even patients in intensive care. .... more>>

Shocking stats show obesity costs as much as smoking  
By Kath Hudson

The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or the war on terror and more than both alcoholism and climate change, according to new research. .... more>>
Fitness gadget could mean you never have to plug your phone in again  
By Kath Hudson

No longer will your phone running out of juice be a problem: providing you are prepared to have a quick run. New gadget AMPY converts energy from motion into battery life to charge any USB-powered device. A 30-minute run, 10,000 steps or an hour’s .... more>>
Exercise can raise the pain barrier: study  
By Kath Hudson

Scientists have found that an individual’s post-workout level of pain sensitivity could indicate their chances of developing chronic pain. In a study carried out by the Rutgers School of .... more>>
MPs get on board to tackle physical inactivity  
By Kath Hudson

MPs attending the first ever first Parliamentary Debate on physical activity have agreed the government has a large role to play in kickstarting a reversal of the current trend towards .... more>>
Exercise shown to help kidney disease patients  
By Kath Hudson

Simple exercises can help improve the health of patients with kidney disease, according to research carried out at London’s King’s College Hospital. Researchers found that 12 months of exercise-based rehabilitation significantly slowed the rate of .... more>>
£9m transformation of Parklands Leisure Centre and Wigston Pool underway  
By Jak Phillips

Oadby and Wigston Borough Council is to invest £9m into improvement works for two leisure centres as part of a drive to boost participation levels across all .... more>>
Adventure operator launches £2m Airspace indoor trampoline park  
By Ashley Harrison

A £2m indoor urban sports and trampoline park is set to open at the Playsport complex in East Kilbride. AirSpace, a ‘spring loaded urban playground’ will be .... more>>
Exercise to be used to help manage blood pressure  
By Kath Hudson

New figures from Public Health England (PHE) reveal that diseases caused by high blood pressure are estimated to cost the NHS over £2bn a year. However, .... more>>
Fitness apps to be promoted through the NHS  
By Ashley Harrison

The Department of Health has launched a “framework for action” to improve the nation’s activity levels through the use of digital technology. In its .... more>>
Mediterranean diet is best way to tackle obesity, say doctors  
By Helen Andrews

Doctors suggest a Mediterranean diet may be a better way to tackle obesity than calorie counting. In an article for the Postgraduate Medical Journal (PMJ), leading doctors have .... more>>
Training providers to deliver CIMSPA-endorsed skills development courses  
By Jak Phillips

Leisure-net Solutions will soon kick off its physical activity management training scheme having become – along with Right Directions – the first accredited CIMSPA Skills Development Partners for Endorsed Training. CIMSPA is working with partners such as Leisure-net and Right .... more>>
Nintendo to develop non-wearable sleep tracker device  
By Helen Andrews

Games firm Nintendo is moving into the hardware market with a specific focus on sleep tracking, following the company’s .... more>>
Burnham outlines Labour vision for activity-focused NHS  
By Jak Phillips

Shadow health secretary Andy Burnham believes the coalition has failed to tackle Britain’s inactivity epidemic and has pledged that physical activity would be available on prescription from .... more>>

Interaction = progress = retention

Retention series:
Interaction = progress = retention

Does interaction with fitness staff impact on member progress, and does this have an effect on retention? Melvyn Hillsdon reports
Ask the experts

2015 predictions:
Ask the experts

As we gear up for 2015, what looks set to drive growth for the health and fitness sector?
IHRSA news

IHRSA update:
IHRSA news

Arianna Huffington to speak at IHRSA 2015, and Olav Thorstad wins European leadership award

Promotional feature:

An overview of Gerflor’s work with premium health club operator David Lloyd Leisure
Fasting find

Research round-up:
Fasting find

A groundbreaking US study has found that fasting can strengthen the immune system, and may have a role to play in healthy ageing
Never say no

Gymtopia series:
Never say no

Ray Algar reports on the remarkable health club in the US that’s been giving back to its community for 26 years

Supplier showcase:

We report on recent projects by Precor, Life Fitness and Prospec

News round-up:

Fitness First to sell off German estate, and PHE publishes new framework to combat inactivity
Party Conferences

ukactive update:
Party Conferences

CEO of ukactive David Stalker reviews the themes and moods at the recent Labour and Conservative Party conferences
LIW 2014

Show review:
LIW 2014

Nicky Jobson reports on all the news, excitement and product launches from this year’s Leisure Industry Week, which took place at the Birmingham NEC
Keep on running

Service & maintenance:
Keep on running

Innovations in service and maintenance can keep frustrating ‘out of order’ signs from appearing in your club. Kate Langrish reports
fitness-kit.net special

fitness-kit.net special

We round up some of the latest innovations in the world of lockers
Product news
London studio chooses Physical Company kit

London studio chooses Physical Company kit


Physical Company has been selected as equipment supplier for a newly opened studio in London.
Taking the F.I.T challenge in the face of obesity

Taking the F.I.T challenge in the face of obesity


Forever Living Products' new weight management programme ‘F.I.T’ has been launched in the UK, at a time when obesity levels in the country continue to rise.
London Olympics inspires bodycare range for active people

London Olympics inspires bodycare range for active people


A range of skin and bodycare products designed for active people by active people has been launched. British entrepreneur Lara Morgan is the creative force behind ‘activbod’.
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Life Fitness

Our enduring commitment to helping people live healthier lives means we’re always looking at what’s next.

For over forty years, Life Fitness has been at the forefront in meeting the product needs that match, and often lead, these trends.
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Featured Suppliers
Serco extends multi-site contract with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength

Life Fitness’ multi-site contract with Serco has been extended for a further five years under which it will provide fitness equipment across the management company’s entire leisure portfolio.
  Serco extends multi-site contract with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength
Spyro launches brand of premium supplement shakers

A new brand has emerged in the health and fitness industry offering a new alternative to the way supplements are consumed.
  Spyro launches brand of premium supplement shakers

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