03 Mar 2015 Health Club Management: daily news and jobs
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Marketing Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Alicante, Spain
Company: Pavigym

Become a Gym Instructor or Personal Trainer
Location: Various, United Kingdom
Company: Amac Training Ltd
Recreation Development Officer
Salary: £26,293 - £28,746
Location: Poole, United Kingdom
Company: Borough of Poole
BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy
Salary: -
Location: High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Company: Bucks New University
FDSc Sport, Exercise and Health
Salary: -
Location: High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Company: Bucks New University
Senior Fitness Instructor
Salary: £15,765 to £17,528 pa
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: University of Leeds
MoveGB Customer Motivator
Salary: £14,000 - £16,000 dependent on experience
Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Company: Move GB
Sales Admin Co-Ordinator
Salary: £16,000-£18,000 pro rata (dependent on experience)
Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Company: Move GB
Team Leader - Harrow School Sports Club
Salary: £on application
Location: Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, London, United Kingdom
Company: Harrow School
Graduate Trainee Manager
Salary: Up to £19,369 per annum
Location: Various, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Leisure Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £6.97 an hour
Location: Swindon, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Fitness Motivator - Part Time
Salary: -
Location: Acton, London, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: City of Westminster, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Lifeguard (Training offered)
Salary: Up to £16,962 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: City of Westminster, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
GLL Leisure Apprenticeships - Customer Service
Salary: Up to £16,962
Location: East, North and Central London, United Kingdom
GLL Leisure Apprenticeships - Lifeguard
Salary: Up to £16,962
Location: East, North and South London, United Kingdom
Catering Assistant
Salary: Up to £6.97 an hour
Location: Up to £6.97 an hour, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £14,135 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Customer Relations/Sales Manager
Salary: £21000 per annum + 22 days holiday, gym membership
Location: Surrey, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle

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in this issue

• David Stalker to step down as ukactive CEO
• Boutique market 'coming of age'
• Gleneagles Hotel and golf resort up for sale

Property & tenders
Outsourcing of Food and Beverage operation
Location: Cambridgeshire Company: MW Estates
Leisure Management Opportunity
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Soft Market Testing Opportunity
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Inverclyde Leisure IT Provision Partner
Location: Company: Inverclyde Leisure
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News headlines
SLM owner signals public health ambitions with weight management acquisition  
SLM owner signals public health ambitions with weight management acquisition

By Jak Phillips

The owner of Sports Leisure Management (SLM) has acquired wellness intervention provider Weight Management Centre as it bids to cement its position as a leading public health delivery partner. Family-owned business Castle View – which led a buyout of SLM in 2000 – took control of Weight Management Centre earlier this month for an undisclosed fee. SLM operates 102 leisure venues under the trading name Everyone Active and last year made moves towards wellness intervention .... more>>
Doctors call for child wellbeing to be election priority  
Doctors call for child wellbeing to be election priority

By Jak Phillips

Ensuring that Britain’s children are leading healthy and active lifestyles should be a top priority for all parties in the forthcoming General Election. That is the view of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), backed by a new ComRes poll in which 94 per cent of adults said children’s healthcare should be an important priority for the NHS. .... more>>

Wearable start-ups make leap into skipping rope sector  
By Jak Phillips

We’ve had smartwatches, smart glasses and even smart shoes. Now the humble skipping rope is the latest age-old object to be reinvigorated as a fitness-focused .... more>>
Poor pool capacity could hinder baby swimming boom, says research  
By Jak Phillips

The infant private swim school sector that has surged in the UK over the past decade is yet to reach its peak, although growth could yet be checked by a lack of pool capacity, a Swimming .... more>>
Freedom Leisure bolsters management team  
By Jak Phillips

Operator Freedom Leisure has made a double appointment as it bids to strengthen its management team, welcoming Mike Worsnop as business development manager and Alyson Zell as aquatic business manager. Worsnop boasts 18 .... more>>
Yoga guru Bikram Choudhury faces string of sexual assault lawsuits  
By Helen Andrews

The yoga entrepreneur Bikram Choudhury, the creator of the hot yoga training programme that bears his name, is facing six civil lawsuits from women accusing him of rape or assault – the .... more>>
Nuffield Health brings in brand consultancy to bolster expansion  
By Jak Phillips

Nuffield Health has hired London-based consultancy Handsome Brands as the charity bids to drive expansion across its network of health and wellbeing services. Handsome’s brief is to .... more>>
Childhood obesity campaign combines physical activity with altruism  
By Jak Phillips

Technogym is urging health clubs around the world to get their members moving during March with the added incentive of helping to tackle childhood obesity. The latest iteration of .... more>>
Rockliffe Hall spa director Liz Holmes lands Virgin Active role  
By Jak Phillips

Spa director Liz Holmes is to leave Darlington, UK's, Rockliffe Hall after six years at the helm to take up the role of national health and beauty manager with health club chain Virgin Active. Holmes is to replace Emma .... more>>
Saunas prevent heart problems: study  
By Helen Andrews

Men who use saunas regularly are protecting themselves from heart problems, according to a study by scientists from the University of Eastern Finland, whose .... more>>
Gyms wise up to potential of extreme challenges trend  
By Jak Phillips

The growing popularity of extreme fitness challenges such as Iron Man events and triathlons has led to a raft of new training tie-ups, as health clubs scamper to offer their expertise and .... more>>
A working winter wonderland: Canadian ‘Freezeway’ conjures active commuting solution  
By Katie Buckley

Matt Gibbs, a landscape architecture student, has come up with a proposal for a frosty new transport network. An 11km (6.8m) long ‘Freezeway’ that will offer .... more>>
GP-referral specialist indie gym invests in upgrade  
By Jak Phillips

An indie club in Solihull which has attracted 20 per cent of its members through its commitment to the GP Exercise Referral Programme, has added a wide range of .... more>>
Active IQ aims to upskill college students with two-year exercise course  
By Jak Phillips

Awarding organisation Active IQ has unveiled a new two-year college diploma qualification offering an alternative to the BTEC for further education students eyeing a career in the physical .... more>>
John Oxley to swap Active Nation for Places for People Leisure  
By Jak Phillips

Active Nation managing director John Oxley is to join rival operator Places for People Leisure (PPL) as operations director and will also sit on its main Board of Directors. Oxley has spent seven years at the Active Nation helm and was previously .... more>>



Broga – aka ‘yoga for bros’ – goes on tour, while wearable technology is set to become the new form of power dressing

IHRSA interview – Adam Bryant:

The award-winning author and New York Times columnist will discuss the qualities of strong leaders at IHRSA 2015
Keep it cardio

CV equipment:
Keep it cardio

How much CV training do we need to do, and what’s the best way to do it? Lauren Chambers asks the experts for their advice

News round-up:

Xercise4Less targets 100 gyms by 2016, Sport England launches This Girl Can, and DLL to launch Immersive Fitness at Raynes Park
Rebels with a cause

New opening:
Rebels with a cause

1Rebel is a newly-launched premium lifestyle microgym which has set out to be a ‘fitness market disruptor’. Julie Cramer speaks to the founders

Promotional feature:

With cycling one of the fastest-growing sports in the UK, and the public looking to use technology to maximise training benefits, demand for Wattbike has been growing strongly
Fitness-kit.net special – Changing places

Changing rooms:
Fitness-kit.net special – Changing places

We round up some of the latest news and product launches from the world of fitness club lockers and changing rooms

Interview – Shirin Gandhi:

Kate Cracknell talks to the partner of investment firm Encore Capital about its plans to create London’s leading group of holistic health clubs
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The world’s largest health and fitness trade show takes place in Cologne, Germany, from 9–12 April, with the EHFF on 8 April
Riding the zeitgeist

Consumer trends:
Riding the zeitgeist

trendwatching.com’s Vicki Loomes offers six consumer trends for the health and fitness industry to consider harnessing in 2015

Interview – Maneesh Juneja:

Tom Walker talks to the digital health visionary about the likelihood of technology making GPs and fitness professionals redundant
Stop treading water

Swimming pools:
Stop treading water

Pools cost substantial amounts of money to run, so how can operators mitigate any losses, maximise ROI and safeguard the future of their swimming pools?
Product news
MEESA to distribute Mossa exercise programmes in Middle East

MEESA to distribute Mossa exercise programmes in Middle East


FitPro has signed a partnership deal with the Middle East Exercise Sports Academy (MEESA) for it to become the new distributor for Mossa in the Middle East.
Primal dream made into reality as LA Fitness selects Physical

Primal dream made into reality as LA Fitness selects Physical


LA Fitness has contracted Physical Company to create and equip ‘Primal Series’ gym floor classes and refresh its group fitness offering.
LED solution lights the way for Hyndburn leisure facility

LED solution lights the way for Hyndburn leisure facility


MHA Lighting’s new LED technology has been installed at Hyndburn Leisure Centre with the aim of reducing energy consumption and bills.
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Les Mills UK

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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Featured Suppliers
Addgards launches ‘Executive’ range of wet wipe stations

Available in granite, white marble, sandstone and green marble, Addgards’ new ‘Executive’ wet wipe station will add a touch of class and enhance any gym interior.
  Addgards launches ‘Executive’ range of wet wipe stations
New year, new kit!

Podium 4 Sport has supplied and delivered a range of new NXG functional and strength training equipment to The Body Barn Shropshire.
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