27 Jul 2017 Independent operators: News, jobs and training
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Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Centre Manager
Salary: £30,435 - £33,791 pa
Location: Totton, Southampton, United Kingdom
Company: New Forest District Council
VP, European Sales, Professional Sports and Ent.
Location: Europe
Company: KORE Software
Club Promotional Staff
Salary: Competitive
Location: Enfield, United Kingdom
Company: energie group
Sway Dance Coordinator
Salary: £15,600 per annum
Location: Cherwell, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Senior Fitness Instructor
Salary: (£)24565 to 27629
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: City University of London
Creche Assistant
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Parklife Project Managers / Engagement Managers
Salary: £37 - £47,000 dependent on experience*
Location: London or homeworking, United Kingdom
Company: The Football Foundation
Leisure Centre Duty Manager
Salary: £16,209 to Step 5 - £17,955 plus 14% shift allowance
Location: Southampton, United Kingdom
Company: Wildern School
Sports Development and Physical Activity Manager
Salary: £20,000 + Bonus and Life Insurance
Location: Horsham, United Kingdom
Company: The Holbrook Club
Personal Trainers
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Location: Redhill, Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
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Location: Newcastle Gosforth, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer with FREE RENT
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Location: Cheadle Hulme, United Kingdom
Company: fit4less

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in this issue

• Leisure projects compete for Stirling Prize
• Holidays driving fitness inequality
• Longleat hotel and waterpark plan

Property & tenders
Leisure Operator to manage the Central Milton Keynes Community Sports Facility (Sport Central)
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Outdoor Pursuits Partnering Soft Market Test
Location: Walsall Company: Walsall Council
Opportunity to Operate Two Major West Midlands Leisure Centres
Location: Company: Solihull Metroplitan Borough Council
For Sale / To Let Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Location: Company: GVA
Invitation to Quote: Specialist Consultancy Advice - Leisure Facilities
Location: Company: Barrow in Furness Borough Council
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
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News headlines
Ukactive launches Manifesto for an Active Britain ahead of general election  
Ukactive launches Manifesto for an Active Britain ahead of general election

By Tom Walker

Ukactive has launched a five-point manifesto designed to improve the health of the nation, urging all parties to adopt policies within it ahead of the forthcoming general election on 8 June. Calling the election the “most important for a .... more>>
Sports minister to deliver keynote on tackling physical inactivity  
Sports minister to deliver keynote on tackling physical inactivity

By Deven Pamben

Sports minister Tracey Crouch MP will deliver this year’s keynote address at Elevate, the UK’s largest cross-sector event focused on tackling physical inactivity. Speaking alongside representatives from Public Health England, CIMSPA and Greater Manchester Leisure and Cultural Trusts, the minister will address how .... more>>

ukactive to unveil National Fitness Day at This Morning Live  
By Deven Pamben

ukactive will start its countdown to National Fitness Day 2017 by unveiling a line-up of events at consumer exhibition This Morning Live next month. The show, which takes place on 18-21 .... more>>
Focus on city locations is behind the sale of Virgin Active clubs
By Deven Pamben

The sale of 16 Virgin Active sites in the UK is the final step of the company's strategy to focus its operations on metropolitan and commuter hubs in its key markets, the health and fitness .... more>>
Sports Coach UK acquires REPs  
By Liz Terry

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), has been taken over by Sports Coach UK “in its entirety”. The deal was announced today (24 January 2017). REPs was founded by SkillsActive, .... more>>
YourZone45 to open fifth studio, and first in the North  
By Deven Pamben

Fitness studio franchise YourZone45 is planning to open a fifth site in West Yorkshire this spring. The business, which has partnered with wearable technology firm MyZone for its UK .... more>>
FitCon expo to stage bodybuilding competitions  
By Deven Pamben

Fitness expo FitCon will be staging UK and international bodybuilding qualification competitions during its conference in London this year. The UK Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation .... more>>
GLL partners Disability Sports Coach to set up community clubs  
By Deven Pamben

Leisure operator Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) has signed a deal with Disability Sports Coach (DSC) to improve disability provision by creating community clubs. The clubs are designed to be .... more>>
Gym trials quiet sessions for members who want a more 'peaceful environment'  
By Tom Walker

A UK leisure centre gym will begin offering “silent sessions” following requests from members who want to work out in a quiet and peaceful environment. Leisure trust 1610 will introduce .... more>>
Kids yoga chain Zooga to open two new sites  
By Tom Walker

US-based Zooga Yoga, marketed as the country’s first yoga chain exclusively for children, is to open two new sites before the end of 2016. The new flagship site, Zooga Yoga Culver City, in .... more>>
‘Winning workplace culture’ to be explored at Active Training Conference  
By Tom Walker

The key ingredients to creating a successful workplace culture at physical activity companies will be among the topics explored at this year’s Active Training Conference. Organised by .... more>>
Virgin Active creates ‘new way to teach PE’  
By Tom Walker

A new approach to physical education (PE), based on physical literacy and “fun fitness”, could transform school sport and help all children embrace physical activity – according to its .... more>>
£1bn plan to save the NHS by turning leisure centres into “preventative frontline”  
By Tom Walker

The future of the National Health Service (NHS) could be secured by investing £1bn in the UK’s ageing fleet of leisure centres – and utilising them to create a new “preventative frontline” .... more>>
Xercise4Less joins campaign for men's health with Movember tie-up  
By Tom Walker

Budget health club operator Xercise4Less is hoping to highlight the “crisis in men’s health” by partnering with charity The Movember Foundation this month. Members are being encouraged .... more>>
Health club members admit to “cheat days”  
By Tom Walker

Nine in 10 health club members admit to having regular “cheat days” – when they allow themselves to indulge on treats and unhealthy food and drink. A survey by health food retailer .... more>>



The princess behind Saudi Arabia’s new women-only health club chain
Catching a run

Catching a run

New research shows exercise is contagious, particularly for men, and that networks of friends can influence people’s exercise habits
World of fitness

IHRSA update:
World of fitness

IHRSA’s Kirsten Walsh analyses the key findings from the 2017 IHRSA Global Report

News round-up:

Gym Group membership breaks 500,000 mark
Kirk Vallis

People profile:
Kirk Vallis

The creative leader, coach and behaviour change agent on how the fitness sector can create a powerful culture of innovation
Sticking to the facts

Editor’s letter:
Sticking to the facts

When it comes to communicating the value of activity initiatives, our sector must avoid overstating the facts, as this may undermine our credibility, says Lauretta Ihonor
Luxe London

New Opening:
Luxe London

DLL’s new Kensington Harbour Club
Ryan Crabbe

Ryan Crabbe

Hilton’s Senior Director for wellness speaks to Jane Kitchen about new in-room fitness concept
Product news
Virgin launches boxing fitness class Punch

Virgin launches boxing fitness class Punch


Virgin Active has launched Punch - a boxing workout that consists of 12 rounds, focusing on speed, core and power.
Elevate wins trade show award

Elevate wins trade show award


Health and fitness trade show Elevate has beaten a number of organisations to pick up a gong at the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Awards 2017.
Anytime Fitness launches ‘personal trainer in your pocket’

Anytime Fitness launches ‘personal trainer in your pocket’


Anytime Fitness has launched a free app that has been integrated with platforms MapMyFitness MVP and PumpOne’s FitnessBuilder Plus, offering gym-goers access to more than 1,100 different workouts and over 2,700 exercises.
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Established in 1977, SportsArt supplies over 80 countries worldwide and continues to develop innovative and industry leading solutions.

SportsArt manufacture and supply a complete range of high quality, commercial, retail and Biomedical grade fitness equipment products.
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Featured Suppliers
Leisure-net launches theme for active-net 2018

Places at active-net 2018 are already filling up following the roaring success of the 2017 event in March, which saw 95% of delegates say they’d like to attend next year.
  Leisure-net launches theme for active-net 2018
Wexer introduces embedded people counting system

Digital fitness specialists Wexer have announced the launch of Wexer Count, a people counting solution for both live and virtual group exercise classes.
  Wexer introduces embedded people counting system

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