24 Jan 2020 Independent operators: News, jobs and training
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Leisure Attendant(s)
Salary: £16,600 to £19,945 pa
Location: Gedling, Nottingham, UK
Company: Gedling Borough Council

Duty Manager
Salary: £23,000 - £25,000 per annum
Location: Westminster, London, UK
Company: Westminster School

General Manager
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Nationwide, UK
Company: The Gym Group

Assistant Manager
Salary: £20K Basic circa
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms

Gym Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bridgwater, UK
Company: PureGym
Gym Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Thornbury, Bradford, UK
Company: PureGym
Gym Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Haverhill, UK
Company: PureGym
Estates Management Co-ordinator
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Croydon, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Wickford, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Fitness Motivator / Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive rate of pay
Location: Romford, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Contact Centre Advisor
Salary: £6.77 - £8.21 per hour
Location: Yate, Bristol, UK
Company: Circadian Leisure Trust
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Bracknell, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Bracknell, UK
Company: The Gym Group
Pool Lifeguards
Salary: £9.55 - £9.94 per hour
Location: Corsham, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
Membership Sales Officer
Salary: £24,000 per annum
Location: Horsham, UK
Company: EMD UK
Regional Business Manager
Salary: From £42,921 per annum
Location: Belfast, UK
Company: GLL

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in this issue

• Health club membership hits record
• Digme Fitness acquires Another Space
• £24m Game of Thrones attraction for N-Ireland

Property & tenders
Opportunity to Operate Allestree Park Golf Course
Location: Company: Derby City Council
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
Mindbody secures five-year tech partnership deal with F45  
Mindbody secures five-year tech partnership deal with F45

By Tom Walker

Wellness tech platform Mindbody has signed a five-year partnership deal with fitness franchise F45. The deal will see Mindbody's integrated software and payments platform used across all of F45's studio operations globally. “The F45 team are true innovators, and are helping lead the global fitness movement,” .... more>>
First 'floating fitness studio' set to launch at Maldives resort  
First 'floating fitness studio' set to launch at Maldives resort

By Tom Walker

Luxury resort Coco Bodu Hithi has revealed plans to launch the first "floating yoga studio" in the Maldives. The resort is working with Beijing-based AquaX Academy – founded by lululemon China Ambassador Queenie Xiao – on the project, which looks to utilise the increasing popularity of floating yoga. Floating .... more>>

New Apple Watch Connected programme rewards gym members  
By Tom Walker

Tech giant Apple is venturing further into the wellness space by launching a new Apple Watch Connected programme, designed to reward gym members for wearing the watch during their exercise .... more>>
Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre opens – signs partnership deal with GO fit  
By Tom Walker

Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) will officially open on 24 January. The facility, which forms the centrepiece of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, .... more>>
Snap Fitness: 'global expansion a priority for 2020'  
By Tom Walker

Snap Fitness has made international expansion its priority for 2020, with plans to enter new territories during the year. The franchised fitness chain saw healthy growth during 2019, .... more>>
Action PR's Speedflex studios integrate technology for small group workouts  
By Stu Robarts

Action PR have created a new studio design for Everyone Active's Fortis Powered by Speedflex fitness brand that is focussed on inclusivity and integrates the workout technology into the .... more>>
Gold's Gym reports 'strongest year of growth in company history'  
By Tom Walker

Gold's Gym completed 22 US franchise agreements and a total of 35 new openings worldwide during 2019 – the most in a single year in the company's history. The franchised fitness giant's .... more>>
F45 continues UK expansion amid stock market listing rumours  
By Tom Walker

F45 is expanding its UK footprint with the launch of two new studios in Manchester. The Australia-based franchised operator already has a presence in a number of big UK cities and towns – .... more>>
The Gym Group plans further expansion as revenues hit £150m mark  
By Tom Walker

The Gym Group is set to continue its fast pace of growth in 2020, with plans to open – on average – around two new sites per month during the year. Announcing its pre-close statement, the .... more>>
Research project to chart physical activity needs of families with disabled children  
By Tom Walker

A three-year research project will look to provide the physical activity industry with a better understanding of the needs of families with disabled children. The ukactive Research .... more>>
This Girl Can campaign celebrated for featuring 'real' female fitness stories  
By Tom Walker

The latest edition of the highly-successful This Girl Can Campaign has been celebrated for its "taboo-busting" and "brave" take on what female fitness really looks like. The new .... more>>
Anytime Fitness UK CEO Stuart Broster to step down – Neil Randall named successor  
By Tom Walker

Stuart Broster, chief executive of Anytime Fitness UK, will step down from his role in April 2020. Broster, who was named CEO in August 2017, recently relocated to Scotland and outlined .... more>>
Digme Fitness acquires premium operator Another Space  
By Tom Walker

Digme Fitness has acquired Another Space – the boutique studio arm of premium health club operator Third Space. The deal includes the Another Space's two London sites in Covent Garden and .... more>>
Mintel study: more than six million Brits now members of private health clubs  
By Tom Walker

The number of people in the UK who are members of a private health and fitness club reached a record-breaking six million during 2019. According to research by Mintel, the number of people .... more>>
Study: cardiorespiratory fitness is good for brain health  
By Tom Walker

A study has offered new evidence of the association between cardiorespiratory fitness and brain health – particularly in the regions of the brain involved with cognitive decline and ageing. .... more>>


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Run right

Run right

How can you ensure your members are running right and enjoying and benefitting from the experience? Danny Dreyer invented ChiRunning so everyone can be a runner. Kath Hudson finds out all about it

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We talk to two high-end operators who’ve established a valuable USP by offering EMS training
Product innovations

Product innovations

Auro launches a new personal training app; Pavigym’s Wexo flooring supports cross-training zones; FunXtion’s online training tool explained and Vitapure presents its drinks dispenser, which makes money, while reducing single plastic usage
Alina & Anna Epeykina

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Alina & Anna Epeykina

HCM talks to the sister duo behind the launch of flexology, one of the UK’s first stretching studio brands
On the road

On the road

A top trend for 2020 is retreats, as fitness operators such as Third space and Dime partner with boutique travel operators to extend their relationship with members beyond the club
Making a splash

Aqua Health:
Making a splash

The pool is the most expensive facility in most clubs. HCM explores how it can be used for aqua rehab, to sweat the assets and offer a valuable service to customers
Product news
Gerflor completes major fit-out at Axholme North Leisure Centre

Gerflor completes major fit-out at Axholme North Leisure Centre


Sports flooring specialist Gerflor has completed a major fit-out at the new Axholme North Leisure Centre in the Isle of Axholme, North Lincolnshire.
Auro fitness app democratises personalised training

Auro fitness app democratises personalised training


Auro, a London-based fitness tech start-up, has developed a motivational fitness app that delivers audible on-demand workouts and fitness classes.
Core Health & Fitness announce partnership with professional OCR athlete, Rea Kolbl

Core Health & Fitness announce partnership with professional OCR athlete, Rea Kolbl


Core Health & Fitness announced a new and exciting partnership with professional obstacle course race (OCR) athlete, Rea Kolbl. Kolbl is an impressive athlete with a variety of experience that ranges from OCR to competitive gymnastics in her native Slovenia.
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