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1Life

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About us
1Life is an innovative lifestyle and management solutions company that engages with tens of thousands of people daily to enhance lives through health and wellbeing, physical activity, sport, learning and arts.
Partnering with some of the most forward-thinking local authorities, private and corporate partners and brands in the UK, 1Life manages venues nationwide with around 10 million customers per year.
Formerly Leisure Connection, 1Life rebranded in 2014 to refl ect a commitment to engaging with communities and enhancing their mental and physical health through exercise. 1Life is now backed by Horsforth Holdings and is managed by a board of senior and experienced professionals from the leisure and health industry.

Product range and services
1Life manages 20 venues up and down the country, consisting of leisure centres, swimming pools, golf courses, theatres and out local outreach services. 1Life is passionate about the health of the nation and giving people the tools to better themselves both physically and mentally.
A number of 1Life facilities have been recognised nationally as part of UKactive’s ‘Centre of the Year’ award for 2022 and one of its theatres has recently attracted performances from comedy superstars Jimmy Carr and Nish Kumar.
1Life is constantly reviewing how it can off er the best services possible to encourage healthier lifestyles, whether that’s by refurbishing and managing gyms at some of the biggest companies in the world or by getting two of Team GB’s superstars on board as brand ambassadors.
Plans for the next 12 months
There are several exciting projects in the pipeline to encourage people of all ages and abilities to invest in a healthier life.

Aspiring Athletes

Working alongside Max Whitlock OBE and Tom Dean MBE 1Life have launched an initiative to give 50 ‘Aspiring Athletes’ the opportunity to train at its unrivalled facilities for free and support their dreams of a career in elite sport.
The chosen athletes will also have a session with Max and Tom, where they will take part in a live demonstration, workshops and open discussion.

Health Seekers

Not everyone has aspirations of elite sport and will most likely never join a gym. However a healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, which is why 1Life has partnered with GGFit to launch Health Seekers.
Currently running at a number of pilot sites, former members are invited back for a health check using state-of-the- art InBody kit followed by a consultation with specially trained coaches. The aim of the session is to identify simple areas where people can improve their overall health outside of a gym or leisure centre, whether it’s by getting more steps in or drinking more water.

Corporate Wellness

Away from changing the world of public access leisure provision, 1Life is working with BP and dunnhumby to refurbish and manage private gyms and in turn encourage healthier lifestyles among employees.
Key personnel
Mark Braithwaite, Managing Director
Steve Bambury, Commercial Director
Ian Hendrie, CFO
Julian Nichols, Chairman
Testimonial
“I attended the Flame awards with our leisure management partner 1Life in 2015 on behalf of St Albans Council. The number of nominations that they had, speaks volumes about the successful work 1Life does, not just in St Albans but around the country.”
– Richard Shwe, Head of Community Services
updates & press releases
25 May 2022
1Life launch youth initiative to support budding athletes achieve their sporting dreams
1Life has launched a project to support young ‘Aspiring Athletes’ achieve their sporting dreams through its Aspiring Champions initiative, which aims to encourage participation and aspiration through its partnership with Olympic gold medalists Max Whitlock OBE and Tom Dean MBE.

With the Commonwealth Games set to be hosted in Birmingham later this year, 1Life is looking to help the next generation of ‘Aspiring Athletes’ from around the country achieve their dream.

Applications and nominations are now open to find 50 promising young athletes who will have the opportunity to bolster their career prospects using 1Life’s unrivalled facilities completely free of charge as part of the follow up project.

1Life is searching for 15-21 year olds who live no more than 15 miles away from one its 20 centres and compete at a regional level or above. The chosen athletes will then be given free use of 1Life facilities for a year and invited to spend a day with Olympic champions Max and Tom for a live demonstration, workshops and open discussion to kickstart the initiative.

In a recent interview Max Whitlock said: “It’s really exciting to be working with 1Life and being involved with projects to inspire people and get them more active. It’s key for me that I help youngsters out and inspire people to get into sport. I think that’s why leisure centres are so important and for me 1Life absolutely cracks it and gives people everything they need to achieve their goals.”

With a range of facilities including gyms, sports halls, golf courses, swimming pools, courts, pitches and group exercise studios, there is something to help each Aspiring Athlete achieve their sporting dreams at 1Life.

Steve Bambury, Commercial Director for 1Life, added: “While we are redefining public access leisure provision at 1Life, we also want to do our part to support those dreaming of a career in elite sport. With Max and Tom on board and our fantastic facilities, we’re sure we will uncover 50 of the nation’s next sporting stars and help them achieve their dreams.”

To nominate or apply to join the 1Life Aspiring Athlete programme for 2022, complete the online application by June 21st.
1Life: news from HCMmag.com and FitTechGlobal.com
Community benefit society Leisure in the Community (LITC) and 1Life Leisure Management Solutions (1Life) have agreed to go their separate ways after a long-standing 20-year partnership.
1Life: featured in HCM and Fit Tech magazines
Body scanning: Measuring progress
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
1Life
Tel: +44 (0) 1480 484250
Address: LDH House, St Ives Business Park, Parsons Green, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4AA , UK
Mark Braithwaite, Managing Director
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Gold company profile

1Life

Contact  |  Updates
About us
1Life is an innovative lifestyle and management solutions company that engages with tens of thousands of people daily to enhance lives through health and wellbeing, physical activity, sport, learning and arts.
Partnering with some of the most forward-thinking local authorities, private and corporate partners and brands in the UK, 1Life manages venues nationwide with around 10 million customers per year.
Formerly Leisure Connection, 1Life rebranded in 2014 to refl ect a commitment to engaging with communities and enhancing their mental and physical health through exercise. 1Life is now backed by Horsforth Holdings and is managed by a board of senior and experienced professionals from the leisure and health industry.

Product range and services
1Life manages 20 venues up and down the country, consisting of leisure centres, swimming pools, golf courses, theatres and out local outreach services. 1Life is passionate about the health of the nation and giving people the tools to better themselves both physically and mentally.
A number of 1Life facilities have been recognised nationally as part of UKactive’s ‘Centre of the Year’ award for 2022 and one of its theatres has recently attracted performances from comedy superstars Jimmy Carr and Nish Kumar.
1Life is constantly reviewing how it can off er the best services possible to encourage healthier lifestyles, whether that’s by refurbishing and managing gyms at some of the biggest companies in the world or by getting two of Team GB’s superstars on board as brand ambassadors.
Plans for the next 12 months
There are several exciting projects in the pipeline to encourage people of all ages and abilities to invest in a healthier life.

Aspiring Athletes

Working alongside Max Whitlock OBE and Tom Dean MBE 1Life have launched an initiative to give 50 ‘Aspiring Athletes’ the opportunity to train at its unrivalled facilities for free and support their dreams of a career in elite sport.
The chosen athletes will also have a session with Max and Tom, where they will take part in a live demonstration, workshops and open discussion.

Health Seekers

Not everyone has aspirations of elite sport and will most likely never join a gym. However a healthy lifestyle is important for everyone, which is why 1Life has partnered with GGFit to launch Health Seekers.
Currently running at a number of pilot sites, former members are invited back for a health check using state-of-the- art InBody kit followed by a consultation with specially trained coaches. The aim of the session is to identify simple areas where people can improve their overall health outside of a gym or leisure centre, whether it’s by getting more steps in or drinking more water.

Corporate Wellness

Away from changing the world of public access leisure provision, 1Life is working with BP and dunnhumby to refurbish and manage private gyms and in turn encourage healthier lifestyles among employees.
Testimonial
“I attended the Flame awards with our leisure management partner 1Life in 2015 on behalf of St Albans Council. The number of nominations that they had, speaks volumes about the successful work 1Life does, not just in St Albans but around the country.”
– Richard Shwe, Head of Community Services
updates & press releases
25 May 2022
1Life launch youth initiative to support budding athletes achieve their sporting dreams
1Life has launched a project to support young ‘Aspiring Athletes’ achieve their sporting dreams through its Aspiring Champions initiative, which aims to encourage participation and aspiration through its partnership with Olympic gold medalists Max Whitlock OBE and Tom Dean MBE.

With the Commonwealth Games set to be hosted in Birmingham later this year, 1Life is looking to help the next generation of ‘Aspiring Athletes’ from around the country achieve their dream.

Applications and nominations are now open to find 50 promising young athletes who will have the opportunity to bolster their career prospects using 1Life’s unrivalled facilities completely free of charge as part of the follow up project.

1Life is searching for 15-21 year olds who live no more than 15 miles away from one its 20 centres and compete at a regional level or above. The chosen athletes will then be given free use of 1Life facilities for a year and invited to spend a day with Olympic champions Max and Tom for a live demonstration, workshops and open discussion to kickstart the initiative.

In a recent interview Max Whitlock said: “It’s really exciting to be working with 1Life and being involved with projects to inspire people and get them more active. It’s key for me that I help youngsters out and inspire people to get into sport. I think that’s why leisure centres are so important and for me 1Life absolutely cracks it and gives people everything they need to achieve their goals.”

With a range of facilities including gyms, sports halls, golf courses, swimming pools, courts, pitches and group exercise studios, there is something to help each Aspiring Athlete achieve their sporting dreams at 1Life.

Steve Bambury, Commercial Director for 1Life, added: “While we are redefining public access leisure provision at 1Life, we also want to do our part to support those dreaming of a career in elite sport. With Max and Tom on board and our fantastic facilities, we’re sure we will uncover 50 of the nation’s next sporting stars and help them achieve their dreams.”

To nominate or apply to join the 1Life Aspiring Athlete programme for 2022, complete the online application by June 21st.
1Life: news from HCMmag.com and FitTechGlobal.com
Community benefit society Leisure in the Community (LITC) and 1Life Leisure Management Solutions (1Life) have agreed to go their separate ways after a long-standing 20-year partnership.
1Life: featured in HCM and Fit Tech magazines
Body scanning: Measuring progress
Body scanning has become a major fitness trend, offering both operators and members alike insight into their body composition, muscle mass and fat percentage. Operators offering body scanning share their experiences
1Life
Tel: +44 (0) 1480 484250
Address: LDH House, St Ives Business Park, Parsons Green, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 4AA , UK
Mark Braithwaite, Managing Director
Key personnel
Mark Braithwaite, Managing Director
Steve Bambury, Commercial Director
Ian Hendrie, CFO
Julian Nichols, Chairman
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