21 Apr 2018 Independent operators: News, jobs and training
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Operations Manager
Salary: £35,000
Location: Hampstead, London, UK
Company: University College School

Duty Manager
Salary: £18,500 rising to £20,200 per annum
Location: Trafford, UK
Company: Trafford Leisure

Assistant General Managers
Salary: up to £20,000
Location: Oldham and West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Membership Sales Manager
Salary: £18,000 Basic + Benefits
Location: Winchester, UK
Company: énergie group

Duty Manager
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Location: Banbury OX16 2BW, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Membership Sales Manager
Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits
Location: Cheadle, UK
Company: énergie group
Freelance Personal Trainers
Salary: Self-Employed
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Regional Course Tutors and Assessors
Location: London, UK
Company: Future Fit Training
Fitness Professional
Salary: Competitive basic + commission
Location: Bromley, UK
Company: Mytime Active
Exercise Referral Co-ordinator
Salary: £8.62 - £9.10 per hour
Location: Essex, UK
Company: South Suffolk Leisure
Group Fitness Instructors
Salary: £18.79 per hour
Location: Sudbury, UK
Company: South Suffolk Leisure
Group Fitness Instructors
Salary: £18.79 per hour
Location: Ipswich, UK
Company: South Suffolk Leisure
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Up to £10.20 per hour
Location: London, UK
Company: GLL
Fitness Instructor
Salary: £7.83 per hour
Location: Hungerford, UK
Company: Legacy Leisure
Personal Trainer
Location: F4L Catford
Company: énergie group
Part Time Fitness Instructor
Location: Solihull, UK
Company: énergie group

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in this issue

• Boutique fitness boom fuelled by women
• Fusion opens zynk-designed London club
• The Principal opens organic wellness spa

Property & tenders
Opportunity to develop and operate catering and leisure facilities
Location: Castle Park, Colchester Company: Colchester Borough Council
Major Instruction Opportunity
Location: Various Sites Company: Porters Commercial
FOR SALE - Hasting's Pier, A Symbol of Regeneration
Location: White Rocks, Hastings Company: GVA
Recreational Land for Development of Sporting Activities
Location: Company: Gravesham Borough Council
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News headlines
New generation of fitness tech  
New generation of fitness tech "could ease pressure on the NHS"

By Tom Walker

Emerging fitness technologies could be the "cradle to grave game-changer" for public health in the UK. That's the message from ukactive CEO Steven Ward, who said that fitness tech could play a vital role in easing the pressure on an overstretched NHS. "Imagine tech that could break down the barriers to .... more>>
énergie Fitness appoints financial advisors ahead of sale and 'aggressive expansion'  
énergie Fitness appoints financial advisors ahead of sale and 'aggressive expansion'

By Tom Walker

Budget club operator énergie Fitness is looking for a new financial partner after appointing Clearwater International and Canaccord Genuity as its new financial advisors. The firms – both which have pedigree in the fitness sector – have been tasked with finding énergie a financial partner which will be able to .... more>>

Boutique fitness boom  
By Tom Walker

The rapid growth of the UK's boutique fitness sector is being driven by strong demand from women for a more personalised gym experience, new research has found. The Global Boutique .... more>>
W Hotels launches wellness weekends  
By Jane Kitchen

W Hotels has announced the next iteration of the brand’s take on fitness and wellness with a new programme, Fuel weekends by W Hotels. Fitness experts will host workout getaways in W .... more>>
Personal training studio operator Ultimate Performance opens third London site  
By Tom Walker

Personal training company Ultimate Performance has launched its third London gym in Kensington. UP Kensington joins a portfolio which includes UP City, the inaugural studio opened by CEO .... more>>
Functional training studio operator Sweat IT opens first site in central London  
By Tom Walker

An independently-owned functional training studio has opened its doors in Aldwych, central London. The 38,000sq ft (3,530sq m) Sweat IT is owned by fitness entrepreneur Ben Paul and .... more>>
Stessa Leisure begins building énergie gym portfolio  
By Tom Walker

Newly established health club group Stessa Leisure has completed the first stage of plans to build up a portfolio of énergie Fitness clubs in the North East of England. The .... more>>
£16m dementia-friendly community and fitness hub opens in Warrington  
By Tom Walker

A £16m community hub and leisure centre has opened in Warrington, Cheshire. Operated by health and wellbeing company LiveWire, the Great Sankey Neighbourhood Hub has been designed to .... more>>
Boutique operator FirstLight Cycle to open first site at Westfield London  
By Tom Walker

A new boutique fitness concept is set to make its entry onto the booming London fitness market this June. FirstLight Cycle – an indoor cycling concept – will open its first site at .... more>>
Fitness start-ups selected for ActiveLab accelerator programme  
By Tom Walker

Ukactive has named the 11 fitness tech disruptors that have made it to the industry body's start-up accelerator programme ActiveLab. Now in its second year, ActiveLab provides the .... more>>
The Gym Group partners with Lifetime to open personal training academy  
By Tom Walker

The Gym Group has revealed plans to launch its own branded personal training academy. Working in partnership with Lifetime Training, The Gym Personal Training Academy will look to offer .... more>>
Omni Fight Club plans entry to UK fitness market  
By Tom Walker

Omni Fight Club has become the latest US-based fitness franchise to enter the UK with plans to carve out a share of the market. The cardio kickboxing experience, which operates under the .... more>>
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 .... more>>
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 .... 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>>

Julian Hitch

People profile:
Julian Hitch

The director of wellbeing at healthy fast food chain Leon discusses the company’s wellbeing centre for employees
Elevate 2018

Elevate 2018

As the event draws nearer, we take a look at what attendees can expect from Elevate 2018, including conference speakers, seminar topics, exhibitors and award categories
Training Europe

Training Europe

New research commissioned by EuropeActive gives us fresh insights into the personal training market in Europe
Turn up the heat

Supplier showcase:
Turn up the heat

ICG partners with Nuffield, Precor proves popular at Anytime Fitness, and FitQuest teams up with The Gym Group
Personal approach

IHRSA update:
Personal approach

Personal training is a hot topic, with a recent study by IHRSA shedding light on how health club members in the US use personal and small group training
Willmott Dixon

Promotional feature:
Willmott Dixon

Construction specialist Willmott Dixon is looking to shake up the way public sector procures leisure facilities, with a new partnership-based approach

Promotional feature:

Wattbike: innovating for a decade

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SKILLRUN - delivering an amazing running experience to members
Product news
Reiver signs software deal with FunXtion

Reiver signs software deal with FunXtion


Fitness solution provider Reiver Fitness has signed a technology partnership with software specialist FunXtion.
Physical Company to launch new Evo Bench at Elevate

Physical Company to launch new Evo Bench at Elevate


Fitness equipment manufacturer Physical Company has announced the launch of the Evo Bench, a single-station multi-functional workout bench.
Ridgeway names John Gibbs as chair

Ridgeway names John Gibbs as chair


Changing room furniture specialist Ridgeway has strengthened its management team with the appointment of John Gibbs as chair. Gibbs joins Ridgeway at a time of dramatic growth for the business, which has seen seen turnover increase by more than 20 per cent over the past five years.
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Company profile
Escape Fitness Limited

As a leading expert in functional fitness solutions, Escape Fitness can design, equip, install and programme any facility with quality training and exclusive products.

Since starting 15 years ago, Escape Fitness has built a reputation for product innovation, quality and design and, through great partnerships, has managed to grow and compete in very challenging markets.
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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
Gantner’s smart card technology – Helping build the foundation of networked fitness

Technology in today’s health clubs is being increasingly geared towards creating an ultra- convenient, intelligent workout experience.
  Gantner’s smart card technology – Helping build the foundation of networked fitness

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