28 May 2018 Independent operators: News, jobs and training
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Company: The Gym Group

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Company: Everyone Active

Assistant General Managers
Salary: up to £20,000
Location: Leeds, Reading and Glasgow, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

General Managers
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Location: Farnborough & West Reading, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Personal Trainer
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Location: Buckinghamshire, UK
Company: The Langley Spa
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Location: Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Company: Smart Fitness
Operations Manager, Erith Leisure Centre
Salary: £22,000 - £23,500 per annum
Location: Avenue Road, Erith DA8 3AT, UK
Company: Lex Leisure
Personal Trainer
Salary: Unlimited Earning Potential!
Location: Southwark SE1 1YZ, UK
Company: énergie group
Swimming Instructor
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Parkwood Leisure
General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford, East London
Company: GLL
Director (Operations and Core Market)
Salary: £40,858 with potential future progression to £45,648
Location: Exeter, UK
Company: Active Devon
Personal Trainer
Salary: 100% of PT takings - No Rent.
Location: Banbury, UK
Company: énergie fitness
Apprenticeship in Fitness and Customer Services
Salary: Competitive
Location: Warrington, UK
Company: énergie fitness
Sales Manager
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Location: Chingford, London, UK
Company: énergie fitness
Club Manager
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Location: Chingford, London, UK
Company: énergie fitness
Club Promoter - New Gym Opening
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Location: Chingford, London, UK
Company: énergie fitness

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in this issue

• Spending on fitness and sport on the up
• Xponential Fitness to enter UK market
• IHG moves in on UK luxury market

Property & tenders
Leasing opportunity
Location: Lee Valley Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Development Opportunity
Location: Dundonald International Ice Bowl Company: Lisburn and Castlereagh Council
Getting People in North Wales Active. For Life.
Location: Company: Sport Wales
Invitation to Tender - Former Plaza Cinema
Location: Port Talbot Company: Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council
Opportunity to develop and operate catering and leisure facilities
Location: Castle Park, Colchester Company: Colchester Borough Council
Major Instruction Opportunity
Location: Various Sites Company: Porters Commercial
FOR SALE - Hasting's Pier, A Symbol of Regeneration
Location: White Rocks, Hastings Company: GVA
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
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News headlines
PayAsUGym secures £6.5m investment following rapid expansion  
PayAsUGym secures £6.5m investment following rapid expansion

By Tom Walker

Online gym pass provider PayAsUGym has secured a £6.5m investment from Albion Capital as part of its expansion plans. PayAsUGym enables gym users to access a national network of health clubs, gyms, exercise classes and spas on a pay-as-you-go basis. It also offers a premium reciprocal membership to the wider .... more>>
Finnish healthcare provider Pihlajalinna expands into wellness with fitness chain deal  
Finnish healthcare provider Pihlajalinna expands into wellness with fitness chain deal

By Tom Walker

Finnish private healthcare provider Pihlajalinna has announced plans to expand operations into the wellness sector, following the acquisition of health club chain Forever. The company will become the majority owner in Forever, with 10 of the 12 Forever locations transferring under the ownership of Pihlajalinna. .... more>>

Regular exercise  
By Tom Walker

Those wanting to stop the main arteries to the heart from stiffening up need to exercise at least four to five times each week, according to a new report. Researchers at the Institute for .... more>>
YMCA becomes first awarding organisation to secure CIMSPA accreditations  
By Tom Walker

YMCA Awards has become the UK’s first awarding organisation to achieve accreditation from the Chartered Institute of the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) across three new .... more>>
Government publishes new ‘Fitness at Work’ guidance for businesses  
By Tom Walker

The UK government is encouraging businesses to get their staff more physically active, as part of efforts to make the workforce healthier and more productive. The Fitness at Work .... more>>
Scottish university launches masters degree in wellbeing coaching  
By Tom Walker

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new degree aimed at helping exercise professionals "change the public’s perspective of exercise and keeping fit". The new MSc Exercise Health .... more>>
Fitness sector recruits entering industry with  
By Tom Walker

A huge majority – 87 per cent – of fitness professionals working in the physical activity industry think new recruits are entering the sector with "unrealistic expectations". The .... more>>
Xercise4Less secures £42m in private investment to fund expansion plans  
By Tom Walker

Budget chain Xercise4Less has secured growth investment worth £42m from Swedish credit provider Proventus Capital Partners. The funding will allow Xercise4Less to press forward with its .... more>>
National Fitness Day 2018 to celebrate local 'fitness heroes'  
By Tom Walker

This year's National Fitness Day (NFD) will look to find and celebrate the most inspiring fitness individuals in communities across the UK. During the run-up to the event in September – .... more>>
'Huge growth' in number of people doing group exercise  
By Tom Walker

The number of people doing group exercise increased by 3.76 million during 2017, according to research by Exercise Move Dance UK (EMD UK), the national governing body for group exercise. .... more>>
Supervised resistance training a ‘key tool’ for weight loss  
By Tom Walker

New research has shown that those taking part in supervised resistance training benefit from vast improvements in strength, fitness and weight loss, in comparison to traditional training .... more>>
GPs at gyms and standardised health screenings – RSPH calls for leisure to play an enhanced role in public health  
By Tom Walker

Having GPs based in gyms and health clubs – where they could work together with exercise professionals to get those struggling with obesity more active – is among key recommendations made in .... more>>
Breaking: Jeremy Hunt to headline ukactive National Summit 2018  
By Tom Walker

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has been revealed as the headline speaker for the ukactive’s National Summit 2018. He is expected to use his appearance at the event – described by ukactive .... more>>
DW Fitness First reveals plans to becoming  
By Tom Walker

Gym chain DW Fitness First has revealed its strategic vision to become the UK’s largest sports participation brand. Formed following DW Fitness' takeover of Fitness First's 62-strong UK .... more>>
Barrecore becomes the latest operator to tap into 'bridal fitness' market  
By Tom Walker

The growing bridal fitness trend is seeing operators and personal training providers adding bespoke, pre-wedding workouts to their schedules. Catering for women, eager to get in shape .... more>>


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David Cooper

David Cooper

The co-founder of Gymbox talks to Kate Cracknell about breaking the rules, innovation in fitness concepts and spending £39m on growth
Road trip

Road trip

David Minton reports from California on the latest fitness concepts
Active Careers

IHRSA update:
Active Careers

IHRSA’s career and US salary research
Susan Dyson

Susan Dyson

The co-founder of HiitGirl was inspired by consumer wellness brands to create a boutique HIIT studio for busy women

Supplier showcase:

This month, the HSBC UK National Cycling Centre in Manchester welcomes the arrival of 12 brand new Wattbikes, as UK sales manager Steve Marshall explains
Bryce Hastings

People profile:
Bryce Hastings

The head of research at Les Mills explains his latest research into calorie burn
Product news
Les Mills launches ballet-inspired training programme

Les Mills launches ballet-inspired training programme


Billed as the modern interpretation of classical ballet, Les Mill new Barre class capitalises on the trend for ballet-inspired training of recent years.
WestWon named as official leasing partner for WaterRower

WestWon named as official leasing partner for WaterRower


WestWon has announced a new partnership with WaterRower UK, that will see the fitness equipment leasing and finance company become WaterRower's official UK leasing partner.
Concept2 expands range with new BikeErg

Concept2 expands range with new BikeErg


Concept2 has expanded its line of ergometers with the launch of its latest innovation, the BikeErg.
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Ecore offers a variety of products to outfit virtually every area of your fitness space.

Ecore transforms reclaimed materials into unique performance surfaces that make people’s lives better. Ecore has a long history of vertically integrated capabilities in composition rubber.
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Getting a fitness business up and running is no sweat with Portman

When setting up a new gym or expanding an existing business, the purchasing of fitness equipment is a significant outlay that often requires a six-figure sum.
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GRYPiT unveils bicep and tricep rope handles at Elevate 2018

Gym handle designers and manufacturers GRYPiT is expanding its range of cable equipment products with the release of its bicep and tricep rope handles at Elevate.
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