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Business Development Manager
Salary: Band 13 £35,662 - £39,267 pa
Location: Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Company: Hartlepool Borough Council


Area Leader
Salary: Competitive
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: YMCA
Marketing Co ordinator
Salary: £17,000 to £20,000
Location: South Hams, Devon, United Kingdom
Company: Tone Leisure
Duty Manager (Part-Time)
Salary: Scale 3 £10,526.25 - £11,189.50
Location: East Sheen, London, United Kingdom
Company: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Bookings Administrator (Full Time)
Salary: £18,792 per annum + PRP
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Receptionist (Full Time)
Salary: £17,217 per annum + PRP
Location: Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Calling All Awesome Yorkshire Fit-Pros
Salary: Competitive
Location: York, Harrogate, Leeds and Wakefield, United Kingdom
Company: Fitness4mum
Technical Standards Manager
Salary: Circa £32,000
Location: Home-based with travel or Central London, United Kingdom
Company: CYQ
Part time Lifeguard - FULL Training Provided
Salary: Inder 21 £5.25 per hour Over 21 £6.50 per hour
Location: Southam Leisure Centre, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Sports Participation/Physical Activity Dev Officer
Salary: £19,089 - £22,692 pa
Location: Coventry, United Kingdom
Company: Coventry University
Recreational Assistant
Salary: £6.50 per hour
Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Duty Manager
Salary: £16,500 to £18,000
Location: Reading, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Deputy Club Managers
Salary: up to £22k
Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Company: Freedom Leisure Ltd
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Newtownabbey, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Beauty Therapist (Part Time)
Salary: £8.10 per hour
Location: Elveden Forest, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Lifeguard
Salary: up to 15,650 per annum
Location: Middlesex, United Kingdom
Company: Aspire Leisure Centre
InstructAbility Regional Project Coordinator
Salary: £11,500 per annum PT
Location: Home based with travel required across Northern Regions, United Kingdom
Company: Aspire Leisure Centre
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Glasgow Quay, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Casual Lifeguard
Salary: Very competitive rates of pay
Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Company: Stonyhurst College

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in this issue

• We want to be the Audi A4 of gyms: Cosslett
• Xercise4Less targets 100 gyms
• Luxury art hotel plans for Edinburgh school


Property & tenders
Consultancy Services
Location: Company: Three Rivers District Council
Inverclyde Leisure Development Partner
Location: Inverclyde Company: Inverclyde Leisure
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location: Company: Wakefield Council
Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the picturesque Dee Valley
Location: Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
University of Edinburgh unveils major Cardio gym refurb  
University of Edinburgh unveils major Cardio gym refurb

By Jak Phillips

The University of Edinburgh’s Centre for Sport and Exercise (CSE) has raised the curtain on its extensive Cardio gym refurbishment, which saw the installation of 102 pieces of Precor cardiovascular equipment. The refurbishment is part of the university’s pledge to ensure its members and guests have access to the .... more>>
Study spotlights heightened dangers of elevated cholesterol  
Study spotlights heightened dangers of elevated cholesterol

By Jak Phillips

Slightly high cholesterol in a person’s 30s and 40s could lead to an exponential risk of heart disease in later life, according to a study. Scientists from the Duke Clinical Research Institute in North Carolina, US, have found that for every decade .... more>>

1Rebel launches first boutique in City of London  
By Jak Phillips

After much anticipation and a raft of headlines, the first 1Rebel microgym has launched in the City of London. The company, which aims to shake-up the .... more>>
Les Mills announces 2015 global fitness tour with Reebok  
By Jak Phillips

Reebok and Les Mills are teaming up to stage a series of one-day festivals that will see mass-participation group workouts take place around the world. Having .... more>>
Crowdfunding campaign for swimming pool in London’s Thames  
By Katie Buckley

Launching next month, an online crowdfunding campaign is looking for £10m (US$15m, €13.3m) to make outdoor swimming in London’s Thames a reality. Plans for .... more>>
Lifestyle Fitness founder Carl Gripenstedt dies, aged 59  
By Jak Phillips

Moving tributes have been paid to Lifestyle Fitness chair and founder Baron Carl Gripenstedt, who has died suddenly one month shy of his 60th birthday. Regularly referred to as a ‘legend’ of the health club industry, the Swede started Competition Line (UK) – the company behind Lifestyle Fitness – in 1982. His tireless .... more>>
Exercise a vital component of PTSD treatment: study  
By Jak Phillips

A landmark research project has concluded that individualised and targeted exercise programmes are a vital part of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. The findings, published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica are the result of work by researchers at the .... more>>
BMF becomes preferred career supplier for ex armed forces personnel  
By Jak Phillips

Outdoor exercise provider British Military Fitness (BMF) is in line to offer even more career opportunities to ex-armed forces personnel, after winning Ministry .... more>>
New fitness trackers aim to delve deeper into data  
By Jak Phillips

A new pair of fitness tracking devices from heart rate monitor specialist Mio Global have been designed to set pulses racing by offering unprecedented levels of .... more>>
Virgin Active to offer Tough Mudder training sessions  
By Jak Phillips

Virgin Active has landed an exclusive three-year partnership with Tough Mudder that will see the health club chain offer tailored training sessions to new .... more>>
Major redevelopment underway at Cwmbran Stadium  
By Jak Phillips

Work has started on a major redevelopment at Cwmbran Stadium in Wales, which will see the creation of a 70-station fitness .... more>>
2015 to be the year of gym innovation, predicts Ray Algar  
By Jak Phillips

Major health club brands such as LA Fitness, Fitness First, Anytime Fitness and Sports Direct will seriously innovate their consumer offering as they battle to .... more>>
York’s £41m multi-use stadium set for 2016 opening  
By Tom Walker

Building services firm ISG has been confirmed as the preferred construction partner for the £41m York Community Stadium and Leisure Complex scheme. The mixed-use stadium development, .... more>>
Pete Burt named new managing director of WLCT  
By Jak Phillips

Leisure provider Wigan Leisure and Culture Trust (WLCT) has appointed Pete Burt as its new managing director. Burt, who joined WLCT in 2004, assumes the role as current chief executive .... more>>
Humphrey Cobbold appointed new Pure Gym CEO  
By Jak Phillips

Low cost operator Pure Gym has recruited Humphrey Cobbold to be the chain’s new CEO, with current incumbent and company founder Peter Roberts to assume the role .... more>>

Features


Supplier showcase:

We report on a recent project by MYZONE and Village Urban Resorts in Aberdeen


Interview – Grover Daly:

The vice president of Downsize Fitness in the US talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the lives of an overweight population


News round-up:

JD Gyms reveals expansion plans, NHS to promote fitness apps, and Matrix retains Gym Group contract
Leading the charge

Management series:
Leading the charge


What does it really take to be a great leader? Kath Hudson asks our panel of management experts
Frozen

Gymtopia series:
Frozen


Ray Algar reports on a pioneering fitness facility that’s been built at Antarctica’s front door
The year ahead

ukactive update:
The year ahead


Will 2015 prove to be a turning point for the fitness and physical activity sector? ukactive CEO David Stalker offers his thoughts


People news:

Steve Philpott to retire from Places for People; Sandra Dodd becomes CEO
Memory upgrade

Research round-up:
Memory upgrade


A small trial suggests wellness interventions, including exercise, can help reverse memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients


International news:

Fitness First announces plans to open 30 new clubs in India, while Vivafit continues global roll-out
New year, new strategy

Retention:
New year, new strategy


Targeting older members and focusing on social interaction are among Dr Melvyn Hillsdon’s top five tips for boosting retention in 2015
State of play

Market analysis:
State of play


Where does the UK health and fitness sector currently sit in its product lifecycle, and what comes next? Kate Cracknell asks the experts for their thoughts
A New call to action

Editor’s letter:
A New call to action


The four words ‘everybody active, every day’ are more than just the name of PHE’s framework to combat inactivity: they’re also a rallying cry for our sector, says Kate Cracknell
Product news
First class fitness the aim at Wigan sports centre

First class fitness the aim at Wigan sports centre

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Work has begun on a £2.9m project to transform Howe Bridge Sports Centre into a “first class” family fitness facility.
 
Easy installation for Helmsman

Easy installation for Helmsman

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Budget gym chain easyGym has selected Helmsman to provide lockers and cubicles across its sites.
 
Glass door system unveiled by Crown Sports

Glass door system unveiled by Crown Sports

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Crown Sports Lockers has unveiled a new glass door system for wooden lockers. The 8mm toughened glass doors are hung on a patent protected hinge system, and are offered in any RAL colour.
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Escape Fitness Limited

Gym design, flooring and education complete the full solution offered by Escape Fitness.

Escape Fitness provides ‘a one stop shop’ by supplying solutions for all areas of the gym, in terms of equipment, flooring, design and education for coaches and personal trainers.
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Goodwood completes ‘glorious’ refurb

Goodwood Health Club has completed an asset refresh of changing areas for its 2,200 members, under the first phase of a three-to-four year site refurbishment, partnered by Craftsman Lockers.
  Goodwood completes ‘glorious’ refurb
SuperVitality helps rugby star in fight tougher than any on-pitch battle

Former England captain and Rugby World Cup winner Lewis Moody was used to some tough battles on the pitch but none were to prove harder than coping with bowel disease.
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