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Personal Trainers
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active


Casual Lifeguard x3
Location: Solihull, United Kingdom
Company: Lex Leisure
Creche Assistant (15 hours)
Location: Solihull, United Kingdom
Company: Lex Leisure
Kitchen Assistant (Casual)
Location: Solihull, United Kingdom
Company: Lex Leisure
Assistant General Manager
Salary: up to £20,000 + optional 100% of PT earnings
Location: Burnley, Lancashire
Company: The Gym Group
Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) -Thame
Salary: Up to £17,690 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Thame, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) -Thame
Salary: Up to £17,133 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Thame, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Recreational Assistant (Lifeguard)-Amersham
Salary: Up to £17,133 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Amersham, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Recreational Assistant (Lifeguard)-Amersham
Salary: Up to £17,133 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Amersham, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Part Time Recreational (Lifeguard)-Amersham
Salary: Up to £17,133 per annum (39 hours a week pro rata)
Location: Amersham, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) -Witney
Salary: Up to £17,133 per annum (39 hours a weeks pro rata
Location: Witney, United Kingdom
Company: GLL
Personal Trainers / Class Instructor
Salary: Days £15 hour / Nights £20 hour
Location: Watford, United Kingdom
Company: Finesse Corporate
Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ipswich, United Kingdom
Company: energie group

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in this issue

• UK Sport's decade of 'mega-events'
• Inactivity costs NHS Wales £35m a year
• Warwick Castle set for 80-bed hotel


Property & tenders
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham 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
More property/tenders>>

News headlines
On-demand fitness provider Fortë partners with Wexer  
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 new partnership will allow gyms and health clubs signed up with Wexer access to Fortë content. Club members will be .... more>>
Strava expands gym presence with launch of new service and operator partnerships  
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 users upload and register their gym exercises and sessions, as well as discover new gyms, studios and fitness routines. .... 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>>
Virgin Active to keep two clubs following competition enquiry into DLL deal  
By Tom Walker

Two of the 16 health clubs which David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) intended to acquire from Virgin Active will now not be included in the deal, after concerns were raised by a competition watchdog. .... more>>
DLL considering rolling out ‘group napping classes’  
By Tom Walker

Health club operator David Lloyd Leisure (DLL) is considering rolling out a new fitness class – which consists of nothing but sleeping. Primarily targeted at exhausted parents, the .... 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>>
IHRSA names new chair and board members  
By Tom Walker

Derek Gallup, executive vice president of fitness and Retail at New Evolution Ventures, has been elected the new chair of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). .... 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>>
Barrecore appoints new CEO and plans UK expansion  
By Tom Walker

Boutique fitness studio operator Barrecore is looking to expand “rapidly across the UK and Europe” after securing private investment funding from venture capital firm Octopus Investments. .... more>>

Features
Handle with care

Data protection:
Handle with care


We explain what operators need to do to get ready for the upcoming change to data protection legislation
Staying Competitive

IHRSA update:
Staying Competitive


Catherine Larner looks at how a UK country club is staying competitive with IHRSA’s support and resources
Virtually fit

Technology:
Virtually fit


The latest virtual reality innovations providing exercisers with an engaging and entertaining approach to working out
Active leisure trends

ukactive update:
Active leisure trends


Dr Steven Mann shares findings from a new report on leisure centre usage trends
Matrix

Promotional feature:
Matrix


Building a strong foundation
Let’s dance

Dance fitness:
Let’s dance


We catch up with the founder of dancebased fitness concept Swing Train
Helen Quirk

People profile:
Helen Quirk


The exercise psychologist on combining psychology with gym design
Jane Moodie

People profile:
Jane Moodie


Challenge through Sport Initiative’s project coordinator explains how exercise is helping people to overcome substance misuse
Product news
Providing cohesive leisure integration solutions

Providing cohesive leisure integration solutions

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Busy leisure facilities will understand the significance behind an exceptional customer relationship management (CRM) system.
 
Innovative hydration for gyms

Innovative hydration for gyms

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

Surrey-based startup The Vitapure Drinks Company is launching its Vitastream Drink Station at BodyPower’s BP Fitness Trade Show at the NEC in September.
 
eGym completes first leisure installation at Laura Trott Leisure Centre

eGym completes first leisure installation at Laura Trott Leisure Centre

FROM FITNESS-KIT.NET

The Laura Trott Leisure Centre, in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, has become the first UK leisure facility to install eGym.
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The Exerp Platform (SaaS) is a highly advanced yet easy-to-use chain management platform for membership management and billing processes (Direct Debit).

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