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Developmental Gymnastics Instructor
Salary: Competitive
Location: Godalming, UK
Company: The Little Gym Godalming



Programme Director
Salary: Competitive + performance related bonus
Location: Godalming, UK
Company: The Little Gym Godalming



Managing Director - LACC
Salary: Grade ACE: £69,871 - £74,307 per annum
Location: Harrogate, UK
Company: Harrogate Borough Council



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


General Manager
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Location: Gateshead, UK
Company: truGym
Personal Trainer
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Location: Chelmsley Wood
Company: energie fitness
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self-employed
Location: Catford, London, UK
Company: énergie group
Personal Trainers
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Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Train as a Les Mills Instructor
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Les Mills
General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
General Manager
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Location: Dundee, Dundee City, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise4Less
General Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: St Helens, Merseyside, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self-employed
Location: Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self-employed
Location: Dundee, Dundee City Council, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self-employed
Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Company: Xercise4Less
Personal Trainer
Salary: Self-employed
Location: Appley Bridge, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise4Less

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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
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News headlines
Gyms and pubs should shut to allow schools to reopen, says SAGE advisor  
Gyms and pubs should shut to allow schools to reopen, says SAGE advisor

By Tom Walker

A member of SAGE, the government’s independent group of scientific advisers, has said gyms, pubs and other leisure venues may have to close in England in order for schools to reopen, if we are to eliminate COVID-19. There is no indication that this is government policy. Speaking to The Independent, .... more>>
Rene Moos: Basic-Fit's recovery  
Rene Moos: Basic-Fit's recovery "very strong" following lockdown. Long term plans still viable

By Tom Walker

Europe's largest gym chain, Basic-Fit, has provided the European fitness sector with some optimism, after recording high membership growth in the months following lockdown. Reporting its first-half year results for 2020, the operator said it had seen higher membership growth in June and July than it did in .... more>>

DW Sports calls in the administrators – Fitness First unaffected  
By Tom Walker

DW Sports is going into administration saying it's working to save its 73-strong gym portfolio. HCM understands administrators will be appointed this afternoon. Fitness First remains .... more>>
New law would promote exercise and 'transform' public health in the US  
By Tom Walker

The American Council on Exercise (ACE) is urging US Congress to pass a new law which would encourage healthier lifestyles through physical activity. ACE says that if the COVID-19 Youth .... more>>
Scotland's decision to keep gyms shut until September 'ridiculous' and shows lack of respect for the sector  
By Tom Walker

Gyms, health clubs and swimming pools in Scotland have finally been given an "indicative" time for a possible re-opening – but the 14 September date has angered the sector. First .... more>>
Gyms on the high street – it's a go!  
By Tom Walker

Gyms will be free to open on high streets across England from September 1, following changes to legislation, following intense lobbying from industry body, ukactive, supported by the .... more>>
Everyone Active launches permanent Everyone On Demand platform following successful 'pivot to digital' during lockdown  
By Tom Walker

Leisure operator Everyone Active has launched a new digital offering, to run alongside its bricks and mortar operations. During lockdown, the operator – which currently manages 190 .... more>>
National Fitness Day 2020 to help UK bounce back from COVID-19 with ‘Fitness Unites Us’ theme  
By Tom Walker

This year's National Fitness Day (NFD) will be the "biggest unified celebration of fitness in UK history", according to plans revealed today (30 July). The theme for NFD 2020, which .... more>>
JD Gyms buys 50 Xercise4Less clubs out of administration  
By Tom Walker

JD Gyms has acquired the gym estate of Xercise4Less, following the budget chain calling in administrators. Xercise4Less ran into financial trouble earlier this year after being hit badly .... more>>
ukactive: clarification needed on leisure reopening in Scotland  
By Tom Walker

ukactive has questioned the Scottish government's handling of the lockdown, following reports of a delayed reopening of leisure facilities in the country. There is currently no agreed date .... more>>
Government reveals new obesity strategy – but where's the bit about gyms?  
By Tom Walker

Bans on meal deals, stricter rules on food advertising and printing calorie contents on menus are among the measures introduced in the government's new anti-obesity strategy – but there is .... more>>
Gyms, pools and leisure centres reopen – collective responsibility 'crucial' for safe operations  
By Tom Walker

Health clubs, swimming pools, leisure centres and other indoor sports facilities have reopened to the public for the first time since March. In order to reopen legally, gyms and leisure .... more>>
World United, backed by New Zealand PM, Jacinda Ardern, will help operators relaunch businesses  
By Tom Walker

Les Mills will launch a new global campaign in September, celebrating the return of fitness and designed to help operators grow their memberships. The campaign will be free of Les Mills .... more>>
Schools should teach kids how to use fitness tech to 'protect them from risks'  
By Tom Walker

Children and young people need more support to navigate the growing number of digital wellness technologies which track and manage their fitness and health. According to a new report, 70 .... more>>
Joe Wicks hosts final youtube PE session – donates £580,000 to NHS charities  
By Tom Walker

Fitness sessions with Joe Wicks, that defined lockdown mornings for many families, have finally come to an end. After 18 weeks, Wicks has hosted his last "PE with Joe" workout on .... more>>

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University College Birmingham has invested in elite performance equipment


Write to reply:

Readers respond to Colin Milner’s ‘Challenging Ageism’ column and Liz Terry’s editor’s letter from HCM June
Looking long term

Sponsored briefing:
Looking long term


Active IQ has partnered with Nuffield Health who have created a new Level 3 Diploma in Working with People with Long-term Conditions
The fightback begins

Finance:
The fightback begins


Nadim Meer advises operators on how to position themselves as an attractive prospect for investment


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Paul Bowman

Interview:
Paul Bowman


The CEO of Wexer says COVID-19 has changed customer expectations and operators must adopt a hybrid physical/digital model to survive post-pandemic
Best defence

Immunity:
Best defence


The impact of exercise on the immune system has never been more important. We look at immunity-boosting protocols from two equipment developers
Product news
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.
 
myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package

myFitApp launches branded live-streaming as part of its COVID-19 support package

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Innovatise, the company behind myFitApp, has announced the immediate availability of its customer- branded live-streaming solution.
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Gympass partners with F45 Training to bring functional team training to world's largest corporate fitness platform

Gympass, the world’s largest corporate fitness platform, has announced a partnership with F45 Training, one of the world’s fastest-growing fitness franchisors that will give its corporate members access to their global network of workout facilities.
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