24 Jul 2017 Independent operators: News, jobs and training
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Membership Sales Director
Salary: £78 - £84K PA Tax free
Location: United Kingdom
Company: LeisureForce

Team Leader
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: London Borough of Havering, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Aqua Aerobics Instructors
Salary: Competitive
Location: Elephant and Castle, London, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Fitness Instructor
Salary: £7.20 - £7.50 per hour
Location: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Company: Parkwood Leisure
Personal Trainers
Salary: Competitive
Location: Dagenham, Greater London, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Watford, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Kingston, London, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Sway Dance Coordinator
Salary: £15,600 per annum
Location: Cherwell, United Kingdom
Company: Legacy Leisure
Sales Manager
Salary: Competitive salary plus commission
Location: Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Operations Manager
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Duty Officer
Salary: £22,547 – £23,243 pa
Location: Bracknell, United Kingdom
Company: Bracknell Leisure Centre
Front of House Receptionist
Salary: Competitive
Location: Basildon, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active

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in this issue

• UK Sport chair unmoved by funding pleas
• Gym made from recycled aerosols
• Bodmin Jail hotel project approved

Property & tenders
Leisure Operator to manage the Central Milton Keynes Community Sports Facility (Sport Central)
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Outdoor Pursuits Partnering Soft Market Test
Location: Walsall Company: Walsall Council
Expressions of Interest for the provision of leisure management services at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Aylesbury
Location: Company: Wheelpower- British Wheelchair Sport
Opportunity to Operate Two Major West Midlands Leisure Centres
Location: Company: Solihull Metroplitan Borough Council
For Sale / To Let Outdoor Pursuits Centre
Location: Company: GVA
Invitation to Quote: Specialist Consultancy Advice - Leisure Facilities
Location: Company: Barrow in Furness Borough Council
A Historic Opportunity - Hastings Castle
Location: Hastings Company: GVA
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News headlines
Ukactive launches Manifesto for an Active Britain ahead of general election  
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 forthcoming general election on 8 June. Calling the election the “most important for a .... more>>
Sports minister to deliver keynote on tackling physical inactivity  
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 representatives from Public Health England, CIMSPA and Greater Manchester Leisure and Cultural Trusts, the minister will address how .... 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>>
Gym trials quiet sessions for members who want a more 'peaceful environment'  
By Tom Walker

A UK leisure centre gym will begin offering “silent sessions” following requests from members who want to work out in a quiet and peaceful environment. Leisure trust 1610 will introduce .... more>>
Kids yoga chain Zooga to open two new sites  
By Tom Walker

US-based Zooga Yoga, marketed as the country’s first yoga chain exclusively for children, is to open two new sites before the end of 2016. The new flagship site, Zooga Yoga Culver City, in .... more>>
‘Winning workplace culture’ to be explored at Active Training Conference  
By Tom Walker

The key ingredients to creating a successful workplace culture at physical activity companies will be among the topics explored at this year’s Active Training Conference. Organised by .... more>>
Virgin Active creates ‘new way to teach PE’  
By Tom Walker

A new approach to physical education (PE), based on physical literacy and “fun fitness”, could transform school sport and help all children embrace physical activity – according to its .... more>>
£1bn plan to save the NHS by turning leisure centres into “preventative frontline”  
By Tom Walker

The future of the National Health Service (NHS) could be secured by investing £1bn in the UK’s ageing fleet of leisure centres – and utilising them to create a new “preventative frontline” .... more>>
Xercise4Less joins campaign for men's health with Movember tie-up  
By Tom Walker

Budget health club operator Xercise4Less is hoping to highlight the “crisis in men’s health” by partnering with charity The Movember Foundation this month. Members are being encouraged .... more>>
Health club members admit to “cheat days”  
By Tom Walker

Nine in 10 health club members admit to having regular “cheat days” – when they allow themselves to indulge on treats and unhealthy food and drink. A survey by health food retailer .... more>>

The fat and fit myth

Talking Point:
The fat and fit myth

New research shows it’s impossible to be fat but fit. What does this mean for gyms?


The princess behind Saudi Arabia’s new women-only health club chain
Perri Shakes-Drayton

People profile:
Perri Shakes-Drayton

The Olympic athlete talks about why Zumba's new workout – STRONG by Zumba – appealed to her
Xn Leisure

Promotional feature:
Xn Leisure

Xn Leisure is revolutionising the physical activity sector by helping operators unlock the power of their activity data
Catching a run

Catching a run

New research shows exercise is contagious, particularly for men, and that networks of friends can influence people’s exercise habits
Kirk Vallis

People profile:
Kirk Vallis

The creative leader, coach and behaviour change agent on how the fitness sector can create a powerful culture of innovation

News round-up:

Gym Group membership breaks 500,000 mark
Treadmill running

Ask the Experts:
Treadmill running

Industry experts on how offering in-gym gait analysis can help prevent treadmill injuries
Product news
Virgin launches boxing fitness class Punch

Virgin launches boxing fitness class Punch


Virgin Active has launched Punch - a boxing workout that consists of 12 rounds, focusing on speed, core and power.
Elevate wins trade show award

Elevate wins trade show award


Health and fitness trade show Elevate has beaten a number of organisations to pick up a gong at the Association of Event Organisers (AEO) Awards 2017.
Anytime Fitness launches ‘personal trainer in your pocket’

Anytime Fitness launches ‘personal trainer in your pocket’


Anytime Fitness has launched a free app that has been integrated with platforms MapMyFitness MVP and PumpOne’s FitnessBuilder Plus, offering gym-goers access to more than 1,100 different workouts and over 2,700 exercises.
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Spirit Fitness UK offers a range of commercial-grade cardio equipment including treadmills, cross-trainers, bikes and rowers, as well as a comprehensive selection of strength products.

Spirit Fitness UK supplies high quality commercial-grade cardio and strength equipment to sectors such as education, hospitality, emergency services, the NHS, public and private sector gyms.
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