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Oxygen Freejumping strengthens board with CFO appointment

Ross's experience will be invaluable as we expand our business through acquisitions and organic growth
– David Stalker, CEO of Oxygen Freejumping

UK trampoline park operator Oxygen Freejumping has appointed Ross Chester to its board as chief financial officer.

Chester, who has more than 20 years’ experience working in the health and fitness industry, has held roles that include CFO at LA Fitness, where he played a leading role in its sale to Pure Gym in 2015.

Chester trained with accountancy and business advisory firm BDO in London, specialising in advising public limited companies and multi-site retail and consumer businesses.

“Ross brings with him a wealth of commercial and financial experience in the leisure sector which will be invaluable for us as we continue to expand our business through both acquisitions and organic growth,” said David Stalker, CEO of Oxygen Freejumping. “Between us we have worked in some of the biggest and best names in leisure and we look forward to working together as we plan and execute the next phase of Oxygen’s growth strategy.”

In July, Oxygen Freejumping bought Air Space Trampoline in a multi-million pound deal. The acquisition was part of Oxygen’s strategy to reach 20 parks by the end of 2018. It currently operates 10 sites in the UK.

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Trampoline park operator Oxygen Freejumping has appointed Ross Chester to its board as chief financial officer.
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Oxygen Freejumping strengthens board with CFO appointment

Ross's experience will be invaluable as we expand our business through acquisitions and organic growth
– David Stalker, CEO of Oxygen Freejumping

UK trampoline park operator Oxygen Freejumping has appointed Ross Chester to its board as chief financial officer.

Chester, who has more than 20 years’ experience working in the health and fitness industry, has held roles that include CFO at LA Fitness, where he played a leading role in its sale to Pure Gym in 2015.

Chester trained with accountancy and business advisory firm BDO in London, specialising in advising public limited companies and multi-site retail and consumer businesses.

“Ross brings with him a wealth of commercial and financial experience in the leisure sector which will be invaluable for us as we continue to expand our business through both acquisitions and organic growth,” said David Stalker, CEO of Oxygen Freejumping. “Between us we have worked in some of the biggest and best names in leisure and we look forward to working together as we plan and execute the next phase of Oxygen’s growth strategy.”

In July, Oxygen Freejumping bought Air Space Trampoline in a multi-million pound deal. The acquisition was part of Oxygen’s strategy to reach 20 parks by the end of 2018. It currently operates 10 sites in the UK.

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Features
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88.9% of gym members are expected to return and group ex will be fastest to recover
Features
Consumer culture
Ken Hughes, expert in consumer culture and human behaviour spoke as part of the Technogym Talks series of webinars about how operators can navigate the new consumer landscape
Features
Opinion
The over-70s were treated as one homogenous group during the lockdown and advised to shield. Colin Milner, founder and CEO of the International Council on Active Aging says this is leading to an increase in ageism that the industry must fight to overcome
Features
Staff welfare
As staff and members prepare to return to the gym, Dr Dane Vishnubala gives advice to operators on gearing up to offer them mental health support
Features
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The fitness industry has shown incredible flexibility during lockdown, pivoting to digital to keep people active. But as lockdowns end, we ask what impact the pandemic will have on facility provision
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
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Exercise equipment
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