22 Mar 2018 Independent operators: News, jobs and training
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Regional Sales Manager
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Aquaphysical

General Managers
Salary: £Competitive + bonus + optional PT income
Location: Wolverhampton and Exeter, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Speedflex Personal Trainers
Salary: £15.63 per hour + employee benefits scheme
Location: Wilmslow, UK
Company: Everybody Sport and Recreation

Assistant General Managers
Salary: up to £20,000 + optional PT earnings
Location: Manchester and Bristol, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)- Henley-on-Thames
Salary: Up to £7.50 per hour
Location: Henley-on-Thames, UK
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) - Wimbledon
Salary: Up to £ 20.285 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata
Location: Latimer Road, London SW19 1EW, UK
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) -Swindon
Salary: Up to £7.50 per Hour
Location: Swindon
Company: GLL
Personal Trainers
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Hertford, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Recreation Assistant, Spiceball Leisure Centre
Salary: Up to £16,286.40 per annum
Location: Banbury OX16 2BW, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Duty Manager, Stratfield Brake Sports Ground
Salary: £17,000 - £17,400 per annum
Location: Kidlington OX5 1UP, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Assistant Manager
Salary: Up to £27,037 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, UK
Company: GLL
Apprentice Recreation (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £17,133 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Gerrards Cross, UK
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £8.45 per hour
Location: Gerrards Cross, UK
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) - Old Street
Salary: Up to £20,285 per annum (40 hours a week pro rata)
Location: London, UK
Company: GLL
Duty Manager
Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 plus benefits
Location: Bromley, United Kingdom
Company: Mytime Active
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £15,210 per annum
Location: Kendal, UK
Company: GLL

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• UFC Gym enters UK and Ireland markets
• Virgin Active relaunches Kensington club
• BrewDog to open craft beer hotel

Property & tenders
Major Instruction Opportunity
Location: Various Sites Company: Porters Commercial
FOR SALE - Hasting's Pier, A Symbol of Regeneration
Location: White Rocks, Hastings Company: GVA
Soft market testing for a substantial leisure opportunity
Location: Royal Leamington Spa Company: Warwick District Council
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
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News headlines
Xercise4Less plans 10 new openings for 2018 – will reach 50-club landmark in June  
Xercise4Less plans 10 new openings for 2018 – will reach 50-club landmark in June

By Tom Walker

Low-cost gym operator Xercise4Less will open its 50th UK club in Chesterfied later this year. The 30,000sq ft (2,800sq m) site, due to open in June, will house a large free-weights area, a 50m sprint track, a self-contained ladies only gym, large main studio and spin studio offering 200 free classes every month. .... more>>
Study: resistance training triggers far greater fat-burning than calorie count suggests  
Study: resistance training triggers far greater fat-burning than calorie count suggests

By Tom Walker

The results of a new study suggest that counting calories might not be the best way to measure the effectiveness of exercise as a means to lose fat. A study, conducted by Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand, shows that different workouts have different effects on the hormonal and physiological .... more>>

The Gym Group ‘still breaking records’ as profits and revenue increase  
By Tom Walker

The Gym Group has posted record revenues and profits as it strengthens its position in the UK’s low-cost fitness sector. Speaking to Health Club Management, CEO John Treharne said: .... more>>
UFC Gym enters UK and Irish fitness markets with plan for 100 clubs  
By Tom Walker

UFC Gym has revealed plans to open 100 fitness clubs across the UK and Ireland – marking the company's entry into the European market. The US-based chain – a brand extension of the world’s .... more>>
Study: exercise in old age prevents immune system from declining  
By Tom Walker

Regular exercise in older age can prevent the human immune system from declining and protect people against illness, according to a study by King's College London and the University of .... more>>
Club W launches in Sydney to help older women “live longer, well”  
By Tom Walker

Fitness industry veteran Tony de Leede has opened the inaugural Club W in Sydney, Australia. Positioned as a women-only lifestyle space, the 400sq m club specifically targets older women .... more>>
GOCO Hospitality invests in fitness brand Space Cycle for international expansion  
By Jane Kitchen

International wellness consultancy, development and management firm GOCO Hospitality has entered into a long-term strategic partnership with fitness company Space Cycle. Joining other .... more>>
Details confirmed for first ever FIBO USA event  
By Tom Walker

Reed Exhibitions has confirmed the dates and venue for the first ever FIBO USA fitness trade show later this year. The event will take place between 6 and 8 December at the Orange County .... more>>
Former travel warehouse transformed into functional fitness club  
By Tom Walker

A quartet of fitness entrepreneurs have converted an industrial warehouse into a 13,000sq ft (1,200sq m) functional fitness-led health club with four exercise studios. James Tindale, Kate .... more>>
New Customer Engagement Academy aims to improve fitness sector’s interactions with customers  
By Tom Walker

A new research and educational initiative aims to help fitness operators improve the customer experience they offer, by providing insight into the interactions they have with members. The .... more>>
Free gym entry could 'increase physical activity across all social groups'  
By Tom Walker

Offering free access to gyms and leisure centres – and promoting them heavily – could have dramatic results on the health of communities. That is the finding of a study into Re:fresh, a .... more>>
New training levy under fire as number of new apprenticeships plunges by 35 per cent  
By Tom Walker

The number of people starting new apprenticeships has fallen by a third, igniting worries that the government’s new apprenticeship levy is having an adverse effect on companies taking on .... more>>
Matt Roberts reveals details of spa and fitness partnership at The Langley  
By Jane Kitchen

London-based fitness entrepreneur, author and personal trainer Matt Roberts has called for a greater integration of spa and fitness in today’s holistic wellness space. “It’s got to be much .... more>>
Blink Fitness signs franchise deal with NBA star Draymond Green  
By Tom Walker

National Basketball Association (NBA) star Draymond Green has revealed plans to become a fitness entrepreneur, after signing a franchise deal with New York, US-based chain Blink Fitness. .... more>>
Programme of speakers revealed for boutique fitness event Sweat  
By Tom Walker

Daniel Macaulay, CEO of sports marketing group Brandwave, has been revealed as the keynote speaker at this year’s Sweat event, taking place on 8 March. Now in its second year, Sweat will .... more>>

Active lifestyles

ukactive update:
Active lifestyles

ukactive head of public affairs Huw Edwards says it’s time for the NHS to prioritise preventive healthcare
Ariana Alexander-Sefre

People profile:
Ariana Alexander-Sefre

Sweat and Sound’s founder on creating immersive fitness experiences for all ages
Stuart Green

People profile:
Stuart Green

The corrective exercise specialist says poor breathing and movement techniques can lead to serious injury during exercise
Saving energy

Supplier showcase:
Saving energy

Pure World Energy is delivering energy savings to Bristol and Weymouth leisure centres via its gas microturbine units
In-club tech

Health club software:
In-club tech

Our new series explores the latest developments in the world of health club management software

Events calendar:

Millennial 20/20 and IHRSA 2018 are some of the events taking place this month
Paul Lorimer-Wing

Paul Lorimer-Wing

easyGym is ready for global expansion and its CEO says it will hit its goal by franchising
Jaime Lissavetsky

Jaime Lissavetsky

The president of España Activa Foundation explains how the not-for-profit is addressing Spain’s inactivity problem
Product news
Versaclimber launches contra-lateral climbing edition

Versaclimber launches contra-lateral climbing edition


Vertical cardio climbing machine Versaclimber has undergone a makeover, moving from its original up-down climbing pattern of movement to a contra-lateral or crawling pattern.
Physical Company launches combat fitness range

Physical Company launches combat fitness range


Physical Company has launched a comprehensive range of combat fitness equipment.
Technogym named as lead supplier for Nuffield Health

Technogym named as lead supplier for Nuffield Health


Nuffield Health has announced a new partnership with fitness equipment supplier Technogym, that will see the company become the key equipment provider for Nuffield Health.
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Company profile

Known as the number one go-to for flooring and for their unique PRAMA interactive range, PAVIGYM prides itself on engineering gold-standard workout experiences, for every type of audience.

PAVIGYM is the premier innovator of flooring and interactive solutions for the global fitness industry.
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Featured Suppliers
Record numbers expected to attend Elevate 2018

Registration to attend the Elevate exhibition on 9- 10 May at London’s ExCeL is reported to be up 70 per cent on last year’s figures.
  Record numbers expected to attend Elevate 2018
HIT HUB – the functional frame to unleash the athlete in everyone

Escape Fitness has launched an innovative, space efficient frame-based solution for functional training in boutiques, studios and gyms looking to offer challenge, community, novelty and results to their experience-seeking member bases.
  HIT HUB – the functional frame to unleash the athlete in everyone

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