17 Jan 2019 Independent operators: News, jobs and training
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Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Nottingham, UK
Company: Nottingham City Council

Duty Manager
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Peterborough, UK
Company: truGym

General Managers
Salary: £Competitive + Significant bonus
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Leisure Centre Manager
Salary: £32,233 – £36,153 a year
Location: Queen's Leisure Centre - Derby, United Kingdom
Company: Derby City Council

Gym Trainer - Manchester Fallowfield
Salary: Fantastic Benefits
Location: Greater Manchester, England
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Newport, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: Keep 100% of your earnings
Location: West Yorkshire, England, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Extreme Sport Supervisor
Salary: UP to £11,160 per annum based on 20 hours per week
Location: London, UK
Company: GLL
Fitness Manager
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Bristol, UK
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Commercial Marketing Director
Salary: Up to £90000 per annum
Location: Kent, England, UK
Company: Mytime Active
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits
Location: Greater Manchester, England
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
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Location: Greater Manchester, England, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer - London Peckham Rye
Location: London, England
Company: The Gym Group
Fitness Motivator
Salary: Competitive rate of pay
Location: Carshalton, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
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Location: Surrey, England, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
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Location: London, England, UK
Company: The Gym Group

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in this issue

• Long-term plan for NHS published
• NIHR to study role of exercise in cancer care
• Hilton unveils quayside hotel in London

Property & tenders
Expressions of Interest - High Lodge attractions 2019
Location: High Lodge, Thetford Forest Company: Forestry Commission
FOR SALE - Hasting's Pier, A Symbol of Regeneration
Location: White Rocks, Hastings Company: GVA
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News headlines
UFC Gym to open first two UK sites in April  
UFC Gym to open first two UK sites in April

By Tom Walker

Franchised fitness operator UFC Gym has revealed that it will open its first UK locations in Nottingham and Woking. The US-based company is set to open both sites in April, kick-starting an ambitious roll-out programme which will see 100 clubs open across the UK and Ireland over the next 10 years. The .... more>>
GLL and STA partnership delivers 'boosts in swim teacher numbers'  
GLL and STA partnership delivers 'boosts in swim teacher numbers'

By Tom Walker

A partnership between leisure operator GLL and the Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) – designed to address the national shortage of swim teachers – has been hailed a success after delivering more than 300 new instructors in just 12 months. Set up in January 2018, the programme has resulted in GLL and STA .... more>>

Tesco signs Gympass deal to offer discounted fitness to 300,000 staff members  
By Tom Walker

Tesco has signed a corporate fitness deal with Gympass, which will see the retail giant's 300,000 staff members being offered subsidised gym memberships. The deal will see every Tesco .... more>>
Bungee Workout launches onto UK market  
By Tom Walker

Bungee Workout, which offers group fitness classes utilising the increasingly popular, acrobatics-style indoor bungee technology, has launched on the UK market. Fusing movement and .... more>>
ukactive adds sector representatives to Membership and Supplier Councils  
By Tom Walker

ukactive has appointed six additional sector professional to its Membership Council and Supplier Council. The additions are part of ukactive's efforts to offer a fresh injection of .... more>>
GLL to make its leisure centres more dementia-friendly  
By Tom Walker

Leisure operator GLL has revealed plans to make its 14,000-strong workforce "dementia-aware" in order to make its 350 public facilities more accessible for those living with the condition. .... more>>
Study: obesity linked with 13 common cancers globally  
By Tom Walker

Obese people have an increased risk of developing 13 types of cancer – and the threat is greatest in developed nations with sedentary populations. The finding comes from a report .... more>>
Snap Fitness and Fitness on Demand owner looks for new leadership and 'strategic vision'  
By Tom Walker

Lift Brands, the parent company of fitness franchises and brands – including Snap Fitness, YogaFit and Fitness On Demand – will shuffle its top team and create a new strategic vision during .... more>>
New long-term plan for NHS – what will it mean for physical activity?  
By Tom Walker

Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed a new long-term plan for the NHS, saying that it will help "secure the future of the health service", with measures to support people at all stages of .... more>>
Boutique studio Body Machine opens in London  
By Tom Walker

An independently-owned boutique fitness operator focusing on TRX training has opened its first studio on London’s Kensington High Street. Occupying three floors, the 7,400sq ft Body .... more>>
Life Time expands – opens premium lifestyle club in Houston  
By Tom Walker

US-based health and racquets club operator Life Time has opened a new premium facility at the Baybrook retail mall in Houston, Texas. The huge, 255,000sq ft (23,700sq m) Life Time Athletic .... more>>
Social enterprise to deliver physical activity for carers in partnership with NHS and council  
By Tom Walker

Sport For Confidence is to deliver a series of physical activity sessions to carers, following a unique partnership with the NHS Southend Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Southend .... more>>
DLL to spend £15m on rolling out Blaze across portfolio  
By Tom Walker

David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) has revealed details of the roll-out of its boutique-style HIIT concept, Blaze. Currently available at around a dozen clubs, the operator said it will invest £15m .... more>>
Study: CEOs 'extremely confident' of European fitness market  
By Tom Walker

European fitness leaders are "extremely confident" about the current economic and marketplace conditions for the industry. According to the new 2018 IHRSA European CEO Study Report, .... more>>
1Rebel looking to expand in London and 'down under'  
By Tom Walker

Boutique fitness operator 1Rebel is looking to expand its London portfolio – as well as enter the Australian wellness market. With a recently secured £6.6m investment from venture capital .... more>>

Best year ever

IHRSA Update:
Best year ever

The latest numbers from the US show health clubs had more members in 2017 than at any time since records began. IHRSA’s Kristen Walsh reports
Legal high

Legal high

Altitude training is growing in popularity as the ‘train like an athlete’ trend sees more people getting serious about exercise

Promotional feature:

Fitness gets personal
Body Insights

Fitness testing:
Body Insights

Fitness testing and body scanning is becoming a must-have for gyms. HCM gives the low down on the latest systems

Supplier showcase:

Trafford Leisure have joined forces with DFC, The Engine Room turns indoor rowing into a fitness experience with Technogym and FTC Gym in Suffolk working closely with TRX
Andy Tee

People profile:
Andy Tee

The co-founder of V1BE on taking a London boutique concept to Manchester
Philip Newborough

Philip Newborough

The co-founder of Bridges Fund Management, which has backed The Gym Group, Planet Fitness and Fitness Hut tells Kate Cracknell every business needs to think about social impact
Content that kills

Sweating the details:
Content that kills

Jak Phillips says we need to stop demonising screen use and adopt a more nuanced attitude
Product news
Bungee Workout launches

Bungee Workout launches


Bungee Workout has launched its inaugural group fitness class, featuring specially designed bungees that enable participants to move freely without restrictions.
Free Soul celebrates first year in business with new product launches

Free Soul celebrates first year in business with new product launches


Free Soul, a UK-based lifestyle brand, has celebrated its first year in business by expanding its product range to include new Vegan and Whey Proteins.
Core Health & Fitness launch better concept in rowing

Core Health & Fitness launch better concept in rowing


Core Health & Fitness has launched a brand new HIIT rower to take on the market leader.
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Life Fitness

The Life Fitness family of brands offers an unrivalled broad and deep product portfolio, allowing facilities access to the equipment they need to target every segment of the fitness market.

For more than 45 years, Life Fitness has been dedicated to creating fitness solutions that benefit both facilities and exercisers.
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Dates revealed for Reebok Les Mills Live 2019

Reebok Les Mills Live will return to Singapore in 2019 – the second time the event will be held in the city-state.
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Matrix Fitness launches range of Target Training Cycles to UK market

Matrix Fitness is set to transform the indoor cycling class with the launch of its Target Training Cycles.
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