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Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group



Customer Service Assistant (Maternity Cover)
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Location: Lee Valley VeloPark, United Kingdom
Company: Vibrant Partnerships



Female Personal Trainer / Wellness Coach
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Recreation Assistant
Salary: Up to £8.21 per hour
Location: Kent, England
Company: Mytime Active
Personal Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Wembley, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
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Location: Handforth, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Bedford, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Fitness Instructor
Location: Loughborough
Company: energie fitness
Personal Trainer
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Location: Swansea, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
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Location: Tottenham, London, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
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Location: Norwich, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
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Location: Norwich, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Harrow on the Hill, Harrow, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
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Location: Ilford, UK
Company: The Gym Group
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Location: Burnley, UK
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in this issue

• Leeds: first to lower childhood obesity
• PayAsUGym rebrands as Hussle
• Construction set to begin on Scottish tapestry attraction


Property & tenders
TO LET: Marine Lake & Unit 7 Marine Point, Marine Promenade
Location: New Brighton, Wirral, Merseyside Company: Wirral Borough Council
Major Instruction Opportunity
Location: Various Sites Company: Porters Commercial
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News headlines
How is Japanese radio helping the over 55s get more physically active?  
How is Japanese radio helping the over 55s get more physically active?

By Tom Walker

A new collaboration between Sport England, think tank Demos and care and housing provider Anchor Hanover looks to get the over 55s in the UK more physically active – using a model that has proved popular in Japan. Called "10 Today", the scheme provides a series of easy, accessible and enjoyable 10-minute .... more>>
Mental health: what can health clubs do to support members' needs?  
Mental health: what can health clubs do to support members' needs?

By Andy Knaggs

Exercise has been shown to have a positive impact on people's mental health, but is the health club sector doing the most it can, both to support its members' mental health needs, and to maximise what is both a responsibility and an opportunity? Chris O'Sullivan, head of engagement at the Mental Health .... more>>

Fitness industry commits to education after third of gym users 'aware' of dangerous drug use at their gym  
By Tom Walker

A survey of UK gym users has found that a third (34 per cent) of gym users said they were aware of other members at their gym taking image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs) and .... more>>
Boutique operator Solidcore accelerates expansion plans  
By Tom Walker

US-based boutique fitness operator Solidcore has revealed plans for five new clubs the booming New York market. Adding to its existing NY flagship studio in Chelsea, the new locations .... more>>
Report: UK fitness sector worth £5bn, penetration rate hits 15 per cent  
By Tom Walker

The UK health and fitness industry is healthier than it has ever been, according to The 2019 State of the UK Fitness Industry Report. Published today by The Leisure Database .... more>>
Wellness Week 2019 launches at the Technogym Forum  
By Liz Terry

Wellness Week 2019 has kicked off in Romagna, Italy. The event will run from 17 to 26 May. Wellness Week was founded by Technogym as part of its Wellness Valley initiative. During the .... more>>
Boutique operator Flywheel to expand its at-home fitness operations with Amazon deal  
By Tom Walker

Boutique cycle studio operator Flywheel has teamed up with Amazon.com to make its Flywheel Home Bike available to customers. Flywheel was launched in 2010 and offers indoor cycling-based .... more>>
Equinox to introduce workspaces across its club portfolio  
By Tom Walker

Premium fitness operator Equinox will begin offering furnished office spaces adjacent to its high-end health clubs. The company has signed a partnership with premium flexible workspace .... more>>
Research: physically active students enjoy better mental health  
By Tom Walker

Physical activity could be a major tool in battling rising levels of loneliness among young people. A study of college students found that physically active students were 21 per cent less .... more>>
Jenny Patrickson: mental health qualification gaining interest  
By Tom Walker

A new qualification focusing on mental health – one of the first of its kind for the physical activity and fitness industry – is creating interest across the sector. Officially recognised .... more>>
Newly rebranded Hussle partners with mobile provider Three  
By Tom Walker

Fitness marketplace Hussle has revealed its first major deal since it changed its name and brand identity from PayAsUGym earlier this month. Hussle has signed a partnership deal with .... more>>
Glofox raises US$10m to fund US expansion  
By Tom Walker

Fitness software startup Glofox has secured a US$10m worth of Series A funding. Led by Octopus Ventures – and supported by Partech, Notion Capital and Tribal VC – the funding round will be .... more>>
Unhealthy lifestyles: premature heart deaths rise for first time in 50 years  
By Tom Walker

The number of people dying prematurely from heart attacks and strokes in the UK has risen for the first time in 50 years. Research by British Heart Foundation (BHF) shows that 42,384 .... more>>
Depression linked to obesity due to dietary fats entering the brain  
By Tom Walker

Researchers have linked the consumption of diets high in saturated fats – which lead to obesity – with the development of depression phenotypes. A study led by the University of Glasgow, .... more>>
White paper: more needs to be done to promote group exercise  
By Tom Walker

Group exercise is being presented as a solution to two of society's growing problems – inactivity and loneliness. A white paper published this week by EMD UK – the national governing .... more>>

Features
Mark Wahlberg

People profile:
Mark Wahlberg


The 47-year-old Hollywood actor and fitness enthusiast has recently invested in Australian fitness concept F45
Jon Canarick

Interview:
Jon Canarick


Private equity firm North Castle Partners has made possible the Barry’s Bootcamp expansion and Curves’ success in Asia. We talk to the firm’s fitness lead, Jon Canarick
Age concern

Active ageing:
Age concern


Older people are less likely to exercise, making them more prone to developing long-term health conditions. How can fitness providers reach people in their 50s, 60s, 70s and above?
Olia Sardarova

Interview:
Olia Sardarova


The founder of London-based luxury boxing gym BXR discusses her journey to creating a facility that would be good enough for world heavyweight boxing champion and investor Anthony Joshua
Wattbike

Promotional feature:
Wattbike


Two new Wattbikes, the Atom X and Icon, offer complete indoor cycling solutions that create immersive experiences for the rider
Matrix

Promotional feature:
Matrix


How to stop your members suffering from ‘fitness failure syndrome’
Active IQ

Promotional feature:
Active IQ


The Active IQ Mental Health Awareness Course
Mental health first aid

Talking point:
Mental health first aid


With one in six people expected to suffer from some form of mental health issue each year, should our industry be training staff as mental first aiders?
Product news
Pulse Fitness combines cardio and strength training with new CrossClimb

Pulse Fitness combines cardio and strength training with new CrossClimb

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Billed as 'the first ever cross-trainer and incline stepper hybrid' Pulse's CrossClimb combines cardio and strength training.
 
Matrix unveils Glute Trainer

Matrix unveils Glute Trainer

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

At this year's FIBO fitness equipment giant Matrix debuted a host of new products and innovations, including the Glute Trainer.
 
Physical Company unveils rebrand at Elevate

Physical Company unveils rebrand at Elevate

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Physical Company, a UK-based fitness equipment supplier, has announced a total rebrand to commemorate its thirtieth anniversary.
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Company profile
Focus Training

Founded in 1999, the company delivers high quality courses and achieves excellent levels of student satisfaction.

Focus Training is a leading provider of Active IQ and YMCA Awards certified Personal Trainer courses. Flexible learning with full and part time courses available at venues across the UK.
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TRX MAPS offers complete body movement assessment solution

TRX MAPS, powered by PHYSMODO, performs a complete body movement assessment in less than 30 seconds to provide a person with personalised exercises.
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MoveGB continues drive to put industry talent at its heart

Here at Move we’ve recently taken a pause for thought in the midst of continued growth.
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