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

Aztec Manager
Salary: £20,000 - £23,000
Location: Torquay
Company: TLH Leisure Resort
Full time Membership Consultant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Watford, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Nottingham, United Kingdom
Company: Pure Gym Limited
Tennis Performance Officer
Salary: £22,221 (under review)
Location: Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Company: Aspire Sport and Culture Trust
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: East Croydon, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Health and Fitness Adviser (Part time)
Salary: £15,001 per annum, pro rata
Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Company: University of Essex Campus Services
Health and Fitness Supervisor
Salary: £18,413 per annum
Location: Essex, United Kingdom
Company: University of Essex Campus Services
Beauty Therapists - Full and Part Time
Salary: £8.09 per hour
Location: Woburn, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs Ltd
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) x2
Salary: £14,880 - £15,598 pa
Location: Whitby and Scarborough, United Kingdom
Company: Scarborough Borough Council
Group Health and Fitness Manager
Salary: Negotiable for the right candidate
Location: South Manchester, United Kingdom
Company: Trafford Community Leisure
Sports Assistant
Salary: £12,050 pa
Location: Ascot, United Kingdom
Company: St Mary's School Ascot
Leisure Assistant
Salary: £16,215 - £17,333 pa
Location: Wymondham, United Kingdom
Company: South Norfolk Council
Unique Mobile Personal Trainers required
Salary: Competitive
Location: London and Home Counties, United Kingdom
Company: Paul Jennings Fitness
Duty Supervisors
Salary: £21,278 per annum
Location: Northampton, United Kingdom
Company: Northampton Leisure Trust
Tours Manager
Salary: £35 – 40,000
Location: St John's Wood, London, United Kingdom
Company: MCC (Marylebone Cricket Club)
Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer
Salary: £14,520 per annum
Location: Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Company: Malvern St James School
Deputy Sports Centre Manager
Salary: £20,000 per annum, pro rata
Location: Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Company: Malvern St James School

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in this issue

• Labour reveals vision for activity-focused NHS
• Snap Fitness targets UK rollout
• The Student Hotel to target millennials

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
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News headlines
Matrix triumphs in battle for £25m Gym Group contract  
Matrix triumphs in battle for £25m Gym Group contract

By Jak Phillips

Matrix Fitness has beaten off fierce competition from rivals to retain its supplier agreement with The Gym Group, in a new deal worth £25m over the next three years. Having provided fitness kit to The Gym Group since 2008, Matrix was one of five .... more>>
Weekly strength training sessions can shave decades off biological age: study  
Weekly strength training sessions can shave decades off biological age: study

By Jak Phillips

Humans have searched for the secret to eternal youth since the dawn of time, but a new study suggests the elixir of life is more likely to be found in the gym than the holy grail. Research from Southampton Solent University has found that just two 15-minute strength training sessions a week can take decades off our biological age, reversing some of the most debilitating effects of ageing. British Association of Aesthetic .... more>>

Precor lands Health & Fitness Nordic contract  
By Jak Phillips

Fitness supplier Precor has landed a major contract to deliver all cardiovascular and strength machine equipment for Health & Fitness Nordic Company (HFN), Scandinavia’s largest health club operator. HFN, whose CEO Olav Thorstad was presented with the EU Club Leadership Award 2014 at the recent IHRSA European Congress in Amsterdam, has more than .... more>>
Exclusive: énergie set for ‘biggest growth ever’ in 2015  
By Jak Phillips

énergie Group chair and CEO Jan Spaticchia has set his sights on leading the fitness franchise company through its biggest growth phase yet, with a raft of new gym openings planned in the UK and Europe during 2015. Due to .... more>>
David Lloyd announces tech and design-driven gym innovation programme  
By Jak Phillips

David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has launched a new gym transformation programme, which will see innovative design, technology and ‘best-in-class’ equipment installed .... more>>
STA announces new CEO as Roger Millward steps down  
By Jak Phillips

Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA) CEO Roger Millward has announced that he will retire next summer, with his son Theo set to take over the reigns at the .... more>>
Serco to sell leisure arm  
By Jak Phillips

Up to 70 UK leisure and sports facilities face an uncertain future after operator Serco announced plans to sell its leisure arm. Services giant Serco is .... more>>
East Lindsey to tackle obesity issues with new leisure trust  
By Ashley Harrison

East Lindsey District Council (ELDC) has set up a charitable trust to run leisure and cultural services within the district .... more>>
Van Gogh glowing cycle trail shimmers in Netherlands  
By Katie Buckley

Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde has unveiled what is arguably the world’s most artistic cycle path in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Vincent Van Gogh’s .... more>>
JD Gyms poised for growth  
By Kate Cracknell

Retail megabrand JD Sports, which announced its entry into the gym market with the launch of its new JD Gyms brand in early 2014, has outlined plans for expansion in 2015. Due to launch its second club in December 2014 in Liverpool city centre - .... more>>
Fitness First India invests US$26m in 30 new fitness clubs  
By Helen Andrews

Fitness First Group has announced plans to spend more than Rs160 crores (US$26m, €21m, £16.4m) on its expansion in India, to open 30 new premium fitness clubs .... more>>
Fitness firms urged to upskill young employees through free apprenticeship scheme  
By Jak Phillips

Active leisure employers are being urged to grasp the opportunity to improve the skills and expertise of more young people in the sector through a free scheme .... more>>
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 .... more>>
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 .... 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>>

Hi-tech future

Tech series:
Hi-tech future

What will the digital health club of the future look like? We ask the experts for their thoughts
Wearing it well

Wearable technology:
Wearing it well

We catch up with the latest products in wearable technology – a market that’s expected to be worth US$2bn by 2018


We meet the inventors of the Act Alarm Clock, StepJockey calorie converter and One World Futbol

International news:

Fitness First opens its third club in Kuwait, and the 4,000sq ft club Acibadem Sports opens in Istanbul
fitness-kit.net special

fitness-kit.net special

We round up some of the latest innovations in the world of lockers
The winners

Health Club Awards:
The winners

Meet the winning health and fitness clubs, announced at the recent Health Club Awards, as voted for by club members around the UK

Promotional feature:

Have you considered installing fingerprint access technology in your club?

Interview - Dr John Morgan:

Kate Cracknell talks to the GP who hit the headlines for recommending walking to his patients, and finds out why he thinks more GPs should be following suit
IHRSA news

IHRSA update:
IHRSA news

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

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
Product news
SATS/Elixia selects Body Bike indoor cycles

SATS/Elixia selects Body Bike indoor cycles


Body Bike International’s Scandinavian distributor Qicraft has entered into an agreement with SATS/Elixia to supply the ‘Body Bike Connect’ indoor cycle to its more than 200 locations in Finland, Norway and Sweden.
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.
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Star Trac offer a complete line of cardiovascular, strength and functional training equipment.

Star Trac is a fitness company focused on customer relationships, solutions that help our clients grow and fitness equipment design innovation.
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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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