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Membership Consultant
Salary: £15k basic + commission + Bonus
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms



Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms



Membership Experience Team Member
Salary: Competitive
Location: Rugby, UK
Company: Xercise4Less



Account Manager London and South East
Salary: Competitive salary plus commission
Location: South East, UK
Company: Core Health & Fitness


Personal Trainer - Self Employed
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sunbury-on-Thames, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sandhurst, UK
Company: énergie group
Sales Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Brighton, UK
Company: énergie group
Health and Fitness Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Dundee, UK
Company: énergie group
General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Maidstone, UK
Company: truGym
Membership Experience Team Member
Salary: £8.35 per hour + Bonus
Location: St Helens, Merseyside, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
Membership Experience Team Member
Salary: £8.72 per hour + Commission
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
Train as a Les Mills Instructor
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Les Mills
Assistant Manager
Salary: £20K Basic circa
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
Personal Trainers
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: truGym

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in this issue

• Gyms on the high street – it's a go!
• JD Gyms buys Xercise4Less out of administration
• Family operator, GetSetGo! reveals launch plans


Property & tenders
Tender for license to occupy outstanding sports facilities in central London
Location: 11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD Company: Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Exciting leisure farm opportunity
Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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News headlines
Gyms could get payouts on business interruption insurance following high court ruling  
Gyms could get payouts on business interruption insurance following high court ruling

By Tom Walker

Hundreds of thousands of small companies in the UK – including those operating in fitness and leisure – are set to receive payouts on interruption insurance policies, following a high court judgment in a test case brought by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The case examined the policy wording of eight .... more>>
Boutiques back to 91 per cent of pre-COVID levels in some world regions  
Boutiques back to 91 per cent of pre-COVID levels in some world regions

By Tom Walker

Boutique gym attendance and class bookings in some world regions have bounced back to around 91 per cent of pre-COVID levels. The figure comes from research by gym management software provider, Glofox, which collated and analysed data from gym attendance and class bookings globally – including online classes – .... more>>

Government's extension of commercial rent protections a 'lifeline' for gyms  
By Tom Walker

The government has further extended protection from rent enforcement activity until the end of the year. The measure, in force for England and Wales, provides relief for gyms and leisure .... more>>
Investors, led by Tacit Capital, are working to buy Town Sports International out of Chapter 11  
By Tom Walker

Town Sports International – which operates a raft of brands, including the New York Sports Club and Boston Sports Club – is looking to secure a takeover deal to safeguard its long-term .... more>>
Les Mills unveils ‘blended fitness solutions' to help operators create hybrid model  
By Tom Walker

Les Mills has launched a trio of digital solutions to help fitness operators shift towards a hybrid model. Designed to future-proof studios and clubs, the products are intended to help .... more>>
This Girl Can returns with campaign focusing on challenges of the pandemic  
By Tom Walker

Sport England has launched the latest edition of the popular This Girl Can campaign, celebrating the inventive ways women have been staying active during the pandemic. The refreshed .... more>>
HCM updates 2020 Fitness Trends with special COVID-19 edition  
By Tom Walker

COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it – and the fitness industry with it. As a result, operators have had to change their forecasts and suppliers adapt to evolving consumer .... more>>
Peloton creates two-tier offer for Bike and Tread with launch of new products  
By Tom Walker

Indoor cycling giant Peloton has cut the price of its popular Bike, while launching two entirely new products for the lucrative at-home fitness market. For the US market, Peloton is .... more>>
Pure Gym negotiates additional £150m liquidity  
By Tom Walker

PureGym has secured a £100m cash injection from shareholders to help deal with both the opportunities and threats posed by COVID-19. The move takes its borrowings to around £480m. The .... more>>
Government confirms: fitness, sport and swimming 'not affected' by new Rule of Six restrictions  
By Tom Walker

Organised fitness, sports and other leisure activities (including swimming) can continue despite the introduction of the new "Rule of Six" on 14 September – providing that the activities .... more>>
Study: Exercise strengthens brain’s resilience to stress  
By Tom Walker

A study by researchers at Emory University in the US has shown how exercise can strengthen the brain's resilience to stress through a protein called galanin. The research team studied two .... more>>
£1.5m of free training will retool the physical activity workforce  
By Tom Walker

A new training initiative is aiming to 'retool the physical activity workforce' to help businesses recover after lockdown. Funded by Sport England, the £1.5m ReTrain scheme has been set up .... more>>
Most gyms in New Zealand and Australia have reopened - what are the learnings?  
By Tom Walker

Althought local lockdowns are impacting gyms in Melbourne and also the state of Victoria, most gyms across Australia and New Zealand began reopening in mid-May. Key operators have been .... more>>
US gyms are beating COVID-19  
By Tom Walker

A study of gym visit data from the US suggests that health clubs and fitness facilities are not contributing to the spread of COVID-19. An analysis of 49.4 million member check-ins across .... more>>
Every £1 spent on physical activity generates around £4 for the economy  
By Tom Walker

Every £1 spent on community sport and physical activity in England generates £3.91 in return for the economy and society. A wide-ranging study by the Sport Industry Research Centre at .... more>>

Features
Positive feedback

Supplier showcase:
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The historic Stoke Park hotel has installed the latest Matrix Fitness 7xi Cardio Range to upgrade its gym and introduce more tech


HCM News:

Stay up to date with the latest news in health, fitness and physical activity. This month, keeping gyms COVID-free and boutiques bounce back
High street gyms

Talking point:
High street gyms


Gym operators in the UK can now open on the high street, without planning permission. What impact will this have on the industry?
GymNation

Interview:
GymNation


The senior management team at GymNation saw the need for an affordable offering in Dubai and are rolling out 50,000sq ft gyms
The lay of the land

Research:
The lay of the land


Five months after the start of lockdown, Leisure-net Solutions surveyed the public leisure sector to gauge how its faring
Steven Schwartz

Interview:
Steven Schwartz


The CEO of Midtown Athletic Clubs tells of the brand’s rollercoaster journey throughout the COVID-19 pandemic


HCM directory:

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Technogym's Excite Live

Sponsored briefing:
Technogym's Excite Live


Welcome to the world of creative fitness, where exercise and fun merge to change the way we train.
Product news
Core Health & Fitness announces Michel Somford as director of European sales

Core Health & Fitness announces Michel Somford as director of European sales

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Core Health & Fitness has appointed Michel Somford, a 25-year industry veteran, as director of European sales.
 
New Halotherapy Solutions device delivers salt therapy in treatment rooms

New Halotherapy Solutions device delivers salt therapy in treatment rooms

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

There’s growing consumer interest in halo (salt) therapy since COVID-19 as people look to improve their respiratory health and boost their immune systems.
 
Bryte develops AI smart-bed to improve and optimise restorative sleep

Bryte develops AI smart-bed to improve and optimise restorative sleep

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Silicon Valley tech startup, Bryte, proposes that hotels need to commit to in-room wellness in every guest room – for Bryte, the true catalyst to in-room wellness is through improving restorative sleep.
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EXF Fitness

EXF design and manufacture equipment from their UK base in Suffolk.

EXF offer so much more than modular systems and pick and mix installations, they don’t stock ‘standard’ sizes as everything is produced to a bespoke design.
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Featured Suppliers
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Keepme is an AI revenue acceleration platform created for the fitness industry. Blending Artificial Intelligence, operational tools, and a unique automations engine, Keepme supercharges and streamlines effort to attract, retain, and re-engage members.
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Xn Leisure advises on virtual memberships and how operators can move memberships online

According to software solutions provider, Xn Leisure, the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 has made it more important than ever to pull out all the stops to keep members active and engaged and your profits healthy.
  Xn Leisure advises on virtual memberships and how operators can move memberships online

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