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Assistant Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Harrogate, United Kingdom
Company: Beckwith Health Club

Assistant General Manager
Salary: up to £20,000 (more in London) + optional PT earnings
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

General Managers
Salary: Up to £40,000 (OTE £60,000) plus lots of great benefits
Location: South West, United Kingdom
Company: Successful UK-wide leisure business

Fitness Instructor
Location: Newbury, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Train as a Les Mills Instructor
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdon
Company: Les Mills
Personal Trainer
Location: Canterbury
Company: fit4less
Sway Dance Co-ordinator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Windsor, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Personal Trainer - Employed
Salary: Realistic OTE of £30,000
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise4Less
Personal Trainers
Salary: £25 – 30k+
Location: London, United Kingdom
Company: Matt Roberts Personal Training Company
Leisure Operations Apprentice
Salary: £10,105 - £12,485
Location: Hatfield, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Hatfield, United Kingdom
Company: Hertfordshire Sports Village
Operations Manager
Salary: Up to £30,000 dependent on experience
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Company: Premier Education Group
Personal Trainers
Salary: Self-employed
Location: Barking, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Club Promoter / Prospector - New Gym
Salary: Competitive
Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Company: energie group
Regional Presale Manager - South
Salary: £35k +uncapped bonus + expenses +laptop & phone
Location: Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Company: energie group

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• Pure Gym sold to US investors LGP
• 1Rebel secures £6.6m for expansion
• Admiralty Arch set for hotel conversion

Property & tenders
East Cambridgeshire District Council is seeking expressions of interest for Mepal Outdoor Centre.
Location: Company: East Cambridgeshire District Council
Early Market Engagement for sport, leisure and golf facilities operators
Location: Company: Taunton Deane Borough Council
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
Major UK Visitor Attraction for sale
Location: Company: GVA
Opportunity To Develop and Operate Outdoor Leisure Facilities at Castle Park
Location: Company: Colchester Borough Council
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
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News headlines
Triyoga introduces trauma-releasing exercises as London expansion continues  
Triyoga introduces trauma-releasing exercises as London expansion continues

By Deven Pamben

Innovative trauma-releasing exercises (TRE) are being introduced at Triyoga as it continues its London expansion with a new studio in Ealing next month. TRE classes are designed to help the body “let go of chronic stress” and “deep tension”. Advocates of the exercises say regular practice can bring the body and .... more>>
Group exercise better at reducing stress than solo workouts – study  
Group exercise better at reducing stress than solo workouts – study

By Rob Gibson

Working out in a group lowers stress by 26 per cent and significantly improves quality of life, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine recruited 69 medical students – a group known for high levels of stress and self-reported low quality of life – and .... more>>

Jean-Ann Marnoch:  
By Rob Gibson

The fitness industry must do more for instructors by increasing salaries and investing in training, according to Jean-Ann Marnoch, instructor experience director at Les Mills UK. In an .... more>>
On-demand fitness provider Fortë partners with Wexer  
By Tom Walker

US-based Fortë, which provides live and on-demand access to premiere boutique fitness classes for consumers at home, has signed a partnership deal with virtual fitness provider Wexer. The .... more>>
Strava expands gym presence with launch of new service and operator partnerships  
By Tom Walker

Activity-based social network Strava has continued its expansion onto the gym floor with the introduction of a new Gym and Studio Sync function. The newest addition to the Strava app lets .... more>>
Ex-Premier CEO Debra Stuart appointed chair of The Training Room  
By Tom Walker

Former Premier Global Group chief executive Debra Stuart has been named chair of The Training Room PT, a training company specialising in personal trainer education. Stuart, a fitness .... more>>
Virtuagym launches on the go coaching app for PTs  
By Lauretta Ihonor

Fitness software company Virtuagym has released a mobile coaching app designed to help PTs monitor and coach their clients while on the go. Virtuagym Coach .... more>>
Ukactive launches Manifesto for an Active Britain ahead of general election  
By Tom Walker

Ukactive has launched a five-point manifesto designed to improve the health of the nation, urging all parties to adopt policies within it ahead of the .... more>>
Sports minister to deliver keynote on tackling physical inactivity  
By Deven Pamben

Sports minister Tracey Crouch MP will deliver this year’s keynote address at Elevate, the UK’s largest cross-sector event focused on tackling physical inactivity. Speaking alongside .... more>>
ukactive to unveil National Fitness Day at This Morning Live  
By Deven Pamben

ukactive will start its countdown to National Fitness Day 2017 by unveiling a line-up of events at consumer exhibition This Morning Live next month. The show, which takes place on 18-21 .... more>>
Focus on city locations is behind the sale of Virgin Active clubs
By Deven Pamben

The sale of 16 Virgin Active sites in the UK is the final step of the company's strategy to focus its operations on metropolitan and commuter hubs in its key markets, the health and fitness .... more>>
Sports Coach UK acquires REPs  
By Liz Terry

The Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), has been taken over by Sports Coach UK “in its entirety”. The deal was announced today (24 January 2017). REPs was founded by SkillsActive, .... more>>
YourZone45 to open fifth studio, and first in the North  
By Deven Pamben

Fitness studio franchise YourZone45 is planning to open a fifth site in West Yorkshire this spring. The business, which has partnered with wearable technology firm MyZone for its UK .... more>>
FitCon expo to stage bodybuilding competitions  
By Deven Pamben

Fitness expo FitCon will be staging UK and international bodybuilding qualification competitions during its conference in London this year. The UK Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation .... more>>
GLL partners Disability Sports Coach to set up community clubs  
By Deven Pamben

Leisure operator Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) has signed a deal with Disability Sports Coach (DSC) to improve disability provision by creating community clubs. The clubs are designed to be .... more>>



Luxury London spa ESPA Life at Corinthia recently launched a tech-centred hybrid fitness and wellness concept: BodySPace. We meet the duo behind it
Building on the success of 2017

Editor’s letter:
Building on the success of 2017

Exciting opportunities lie ahead for the industry in 2018, says Lauretta Ihonor
Em Sheldon

People profile:
Em Sheldon

The social media influencer explains how operators can tap into influencer marketing
Generation Z

Consumer trends:
Generation Z

How can clubs best get ready for a new generation of consumers and employees?

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Connected solutions
No pain, no gain?

Talking point:
No pain, no gain?

Are DOMS-free exercise programmes needed to get more people moving?
Product innovations

Product innovations

Lauren Heath-Jones takes a look at the latest health and fitness products and innovations, including Speedflex’s training pods and Bkool’s smart trainers

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Leading the race to a more connected world
Product news
Bkool launches smart trainers

Bkool launches smart trainers


Spanish sporting goods company Bkool has launched two new smart trainers, the Smart Pro 2 and the Smart Air, for cyclists.
Yoga Design Lab launched eco-friendly yoga mats

Yoga Design Lab launched eco-friendly yoga mats


California based company Yoga Design Lab (YDL) has launched a range of eco-friendly yoga mats into the UK and European markets.
Life Fitness launches IC8 trainer

Life Fitness launches IC8 trainer


Commercial supplier Life Fitness has launched the IC8, a new indoor power trainer for cyclists.
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Our mission is to develop the fitness solutions that get the world moving, and our strong heritage and collection of successful brands illustrates our commitment to delivering the best products.

For more than 45 years, Life Fitness has been dedicated to creating fitness solutions that benefit both facilities and exercisers.
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