16 Sep 2014 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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Facilities Manager
Salary: up to £50,000
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Fitness Motivator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Cheam Leisure Centre, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Club Manager
Salary: £20-22k plus bonus
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: 3d Leisure
Fitness Instructors (3 posts)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ipswich, United Kingdom
Company: Ipswich Borough Council
Area Manager (East)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Honiton, Devon, United Kingdom
Company: LED Leisure Management Ltd
Personal Trainers Needed
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Lifetime
Community Sports Facilities Manager
Salary: £24,892 - £31,160 pa
Location: Moseley, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Company: Moseley School
Head of Finance
Salary: £46,217 - £50,834 (Band JNC1)
Location: Gwent, United Kingdom
Company: The Life Leisure Trust
Assistant Manager
Salary: Up to £25,989
Location: East Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Swimming Teachers
Salary: -
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Intensive Personal Trainer
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Lifetime
General Manager
Salary: Up to £36,616 + 8% bonus after qualifying period
Location: Waltham Forest, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Exercise Referral Programme Manager
Salary: £36,616 + 8% bonus after qualifying period
Location: Hackney, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Group Exercise Instructors
Salary: -
Location: Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Personal Training Diploma
Salary: -
Location: Nationwide
Company: Lifetime
Exercise Referral Instructor
Salary: Up £21,540 + 8% bonus after qualifying period
Location: Royal Borough of Greenwich, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
General Manager
Salary: Up to £37,522
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Sales Advisor
Salary: From 11.,438 to 14,135
Location: cambridge, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Gymnastic and Trampoline Coaches
Salary: -
Location: Fareham, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active

Training directory

in this issue

• Martin Long scotches LA fitness sell-off speculation
• Gym Group eyes 'Europe & beyond'
• Hotel union criticises Starwood robot plans

Property & tenders
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
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
Will parkour make the jump into gyms through new fitness classes?  
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, a group exercise fitness programme designed for health clubs and leisure venues. MOV’ .... more>>
What does an unhealthy BMI look like?  
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 rise, we may all lose sight of what a healthy body actually looks like. African American women are not concerned about .... 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>>
Asia Pacific survey: A path to profit  
By Kate Cracknell

The annual Fitness Industry Survey, conducted by Ezypay Australia, has identified an untapped opportunity for gyms in Asia Pacific to sell personal training. The 2014 survey reveals that across the five countries surveyed – Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong .... more>>
Romford Leisure Development plans close to fruition  
By Chris Dodd

The long-awaited creation of the Romford Leisure Development has taken a further step forward, with demolition work beginning to clear the ground of an old ice .... more>>
Short bursts of exercise still bring impressive results for health and wellbeing: study  
By Chris Dodd

Exercise may not be the all or nothing health remedy some consider it to be, with brief bursts of moderate physical activity still contributing to increased .... more>>
Genae: Fourth club open, fifth planned  
By Kate Cracknell

French operator Genae Club has added a fourth club to its portfolio with the acquisition of a 2,400sq m facility from health club brand Elixia. The club in .... more>>
Weight discrimination more likely to influence people to put on pounds: study  
By Chris Dodd

People facing discrimination because of their size may be more likely to put on weight, according to a new study published in the journal Obesity. .... more>>
GoodLife ventures into budget club sector  
By Kate Cracknell

Canadian operator GoodLife has unveiled plans to bulk up through growth of its current GoodLife Fitness club model, in addition to setting its sights on a new .... more>>
Tesco teams up with charity giants to kickstart healthy living campaign  
By Jak Phillips

Tesco is continuing its push towards wellness by teaming up with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation to form a charity partnership aiming to raise .... more>>
Star Trac lands exclusive contract to help fuel Fitness First’s global expansion  
By Jak Phillips

Star Trac has secured an exclusive global Spinner bike contract with Fitness First, as the health club giant bids to hasten its planned expansion. The three-year global agreement covers the UK, Asia, Australia, Germany and India and promises to include over 1500 bikes – .... more>>
Scarlets rugby team kicks off season in new performance gym  
By Jak Phillips

Welsh rugby union team Scarlets has been gearing up for this season’s on-field battles in the Guinness Pro12 League in the club's newly-refurbished performance gym. Wales-based strength .... more>>
Bespoke cycling hotel for Japan  
By Katie Buckley

A hotel dedicated to cyclists has opened in Onomichi – a coastal city in Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan – allowing guests to check in while still on their bikes. .... more>>
Exercise before school could help reduce symptoms of ADHD in children: study  
By Chris Dodd

Before-school exercise could help to reduce the symptoms of ADHD in children both at school and at home, according to a new study published in the Journal of .... more>>
Long-awaited Apple Watch unveiled at special event in California, US  
By Chris Dodd

Apple has finally pulled back the curtain on its long-awaited Apple Watch at a special launch event at the Flint Center in .... more>>

Behaviour change

Everyone’s talking about...:
Behaviour change

How can we change the nation’s psyche and get people moving? We ask our panel of experts

Supplier showcase:

We take a look at recent installations by Technogym, Precor and Horne Engineering

News round-up:

The Gym Group eyes international expansion, Virgin Active set to launch hi-tech clubs, and expect more acquisitions by Nuffield

Promotional feature:

A preview of next month’s natural health exhibition
Hassles & uplifts

Retention series:
Hassles & uplifts

Which elements of the member journey are most linked to retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the findings of the TRP 10,000 report

People news:

Steve Barrett joins start-up 1Rebel

LIW exhibitor news:

Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW later this month
Physical Company

Promotional feature:
Physical Company

Introducing the Total Gym Elevate Line of resistance equipment

Promotional feature:

The University of Huddersfield’s gym area gets a functional flooring boost and a brand new look – in just five hours
Organo Gold

Promotional feature:
Organo Gold

Top US nutritionist Dr Bob Rakowski explains why he offers Organo Gold coffee to his patients
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

Promotional feature:

A new query builder and business intelligence tool – eyeQ – has been brought onto the leisure market
Product news
Physical Company wins LA Fitness supply contract

Physical Company wins LA Fitness supply contract


LA Fitness has selected Physical Company as equipment supplier for its newly refurbished flagship LAX club in South Kensington, London.
New and reformed

New and reformed


Align-Pilates has launched what it’s calling “a game-changer in the UK pilates world”.
Merrithew launches Halo Trainer

Merrithew launches Halo Trainer


Merrithew Health & Fitness has launched the Halo Trainer, an exercise device that provides a multi-dimensional approach to functional training.
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24/7 365 Hosting & Back-up; 365 In-House Support Services; In-House Custom Development; Website Design; Membership Cards; Hardware Supply and Support.

With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, we have a proven track record endorsed by a diverse range of industry leaders.
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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.
  New-look fitness facilities at Isenhurst Health Club
Precor’s Discovery Series enhanced with new equipment

As more exercisers are relying on conventional strength training to achieve their fitness goals than ever before, it’s easy to see why strength is such a focus for Precor.
  Precor’s Discovery Series enhanced with new equipment

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