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Sales Account Manager
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Location: South West and Wales, United Kingdom
Company: Technogym

Duty Manager
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Location: Snaresbrook, London, UK
Company: Sylvestrian Leisure Centre

Nationwide Apprenticeships Now Available
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Location: Nationwide, UK
Company: Everyone Active

General Manager - West Croydon
Salary: Bonus
Location: Surrey, England
Company: The Gym Group
Accounts Payable Assistant
Location: Surrey, England
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Manchester, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
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Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: truGym
Fitness Motivator / Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive Rate of Pay
Location: Hornchurch, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Rotherham, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Salary: £18,426 - £19,171 pro rata
Location: Marlborough, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
Sales Advisor
Location: Erith, UK
Company: Lex Leisure
Centre Manager
Salary: £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Location: Vale of Glamorgan, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Membership Advisor
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Location: Penarth, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Duty Manager
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Location: Leamington Spa, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: London, UK
Company: The Gym Group

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in this issue

• Access to leisure for all NHS patients
• Westminster 'must focus on inactivity'
• £20m Silverstone Experience opens

Property & tenders
Expression of Interest in the management and maintenance of the sport and community facilities in Fairfields, Milton Keynes.
Location: Company: Milton Keynes
Expressions of interest to identify suitable operator to assume the operation of swimming lake at Beckenham Place Park
Location: South East London Company: Lewisham Council
Sale of Exceptional Development Site: Portugal's first truly holistic wellness retreat
Location: Company: Cadavais Investimentos Turisticos
Location: Company: Savills
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News headlines
1Rebel partners with Technogym to launch at-home fitness platform  
1Rebel partners with Technogym to launch at-home fitness platform

By Tom Walker

Boutique fitness operator 1Rebel has partnered with Technogym to develop an at-home indoor cycling platform to rival the likes of Peloton. The new Ride Live service will combine live classes streamed from 1Rebel's studio in Londons Victoria – as well as a library of on-demand sessions – with the Technogym Bike, .... more>>
Sport England: 'Spogo was unsustainable, but not a waste'  
Sport England: 'Spogo was unsustainable, but not a waste'

By Tom Walker

Sport England has published an update on its digital strategy, in which the grassroots organisation offers insight into its handling of Spogo, a now defunct online resource which was meant to offer the public an easy way to find sporting opportunities. Spogo was marketed as the cornerstone of Sport England's .... more>>

Beachbody co-founder Jon Congdon launches digital health and fitness platform Openfit  
By Tom Walker

A new all-in-one digital platform will begin offering certified, trainer-led live group fitness classes in tandem with personalised nutrition programming and wellness tracking. Called .... more>>
Peloton CEO John Foley says he finds company's falling share price baffling  
By Tom Walker

Peloton co-founder and CEO John Foley has admitted that he is baffled as to why shares in the company have "gone backwards" since its IPO in September. The company's share price has fallen .... more>>
Just 15 min of exercise a day would 'boost world economy by US$100bn'  
By Tom Walker

A study assessing the impact of physical inactivity on national economies has suggested that if all adults aged 18-64 walked just 15 minutes more a day, the world economy would grow by an .... more>>
Basic-Fit cranks up expansion plans for European market  
By Tom Walker

Low-cost operator Basic-Fit is set to speed up its expansion plans across the European market. Citing "current developments and a strong pipeline", the Dutch company said it plans to .... more>>
Study: any amount of running offers 'substantial improvements' to health  
By Tom Walker

Any amount of regular running can dramatically reduce the risk of death, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. A team of researchers looked at 14 previous .... more>>
David Lloyd Clubs to spin off its Blaze training format as boutique studio concept  
By Tom Walker

David Lloyd Clubs has revealed plans to spin off its HIIT-based group exercise format Blaze and launch it onto the high street. The first stand-alone boutique studio – branded BLAZE by .... more>>
Google enters fitness tracker market – buys FitBit for US$2.1bn  
By Tom Walker

Google has revealed plans to acquire wearable company Fitbit in a deal worth US$2.1bn (€1.88bn, £1.62bn). The sale, which is expected to be finalised in early 2020, was announced in a blog .... more>>
Ukactive National Summit kicks off: party leaders challenged to commit to improving nation’s health  
By Tom Walker

The physical activity sector has called for the UK's party leaders to commit to improving the nation's health in their election manifestos. The appeal was made by ukactive chair, Baroness .... more>>
Could limiting mealtimes increase motivation for exercise?  
By Tom Walker

Research has suggested that limiting access to food might increase motivation to exercise. According to a study by the Kurume University School of Medicine in Japan – published in the .... more>>
No improvement in personal wellbeing among UK population  
By Tom Walker

There has been no improvement in the way the UK population feels about its personal wellbeing in the past year. The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) chart .... more>>
British Medical Association: government must tackle 'stark inequalities' in physical activity levels  
By Tom Walker

Doctors have called on the Conservative government to take "urgent action" to improve low levels of physical activity across the UK. The British Medical Association (BMA) said the .... more>>
Boutique operator P.volve opens flagship studio in New York  
By Tom Walker

P.volve, the boutique fitness brand founded by celebrity trainer couple Stephen Pasterino and Rachel Katzman, has opened a new "multi-million dollar" flagship studio in the heart of New .... more>>
All NHS patients to be given opportunity to access sport and leisure activities  
By Tom Walker

The government has set out plans for every patient in the country to have access to sport and leisure activities through social prescribing on the NHS. Health and social care secretary Matt .... more>>

Securing the silver pound

Active ageing:
Securing the silver pound

Attracting older members into health clubs could drive significant growth for the industry, but uptake is slow. How can clubs secure the silver pound?


Cryotherapy is taking off, with many people attracted by a raft of cited benefits. Cryo operators offer their advice
Cathy Brown

Cathy Brown

The former boxing champion is passionate about using the sport to increase confidence and reduce stress, through her PT training course and her Boxing Sisters initiative

Events calendar:

Don’t miss these important industry events taking place in October and November, including the Women in Wellness Leadership Conference and the ukactive National Summit

Promotional feature:

IT FITS YOU Introducing Technogym Biocircuit


Stay up-to-date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity from around the world
Equinox, Soul Cycle and Trump

Thought leaders:
Equinox, Soul Cycle and Trump

Equinox and Soul Cycle lost members when it became known that the CEO of their parent company hosted a fundraiser for Donald Trump. What can we learn?
Product innovations

Product innovations

Check out innovative new products in health and fitness
Product news
CryoAction looks for rapid growth

CryoAction looks for rapid growth


London-based CryoAction is expecting to quadruple its business in the next year or so, as demand for "freeze therapy" increases among the leisure sector.
Nautilus creates award recognising excellence in clubs

Nautilus creates award recognising excellence in clubs


Nautilus, a strength training brand owned by Core Health & Fitness, has created an award recognising best in class fitness facilities around the globe.
ClassPass inspires with digital campaign

ClassPass inspires with digital campaign


ClassPass has launched an out-of-home (OOH) and digital campaign celebrating the stories of its instructors and studios.
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TRIB3 International Ltd

A world class experience to challenge every client. Affordable luxury brand with award winning design that creates a total experience each time.

First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to excite all the senses and a workout to challenge our TRIB3 members and guests.
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RLSS UK - First choice for all aquatic rescue, pool management, first aid qualifications and training

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) is proud to be the industry leader in water-related safety qualifications and training. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with an RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) every year.
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Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019

Crown Sports Locker will launch a waterproof locker that will open the door to facilities demanding a sustainable solution for wet changing areas.
  Crown Sports Lockers to launch sector first at IHS 2019

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