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Salary: £15k basic + commission + Bonus
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms



Personal Trainer
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Location: Leeds, UK
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Head of global sales
Salary: Competitive
Location: Europe
Company: VOYA Products Ltd


General Manager
Salary: Excellent salary plus benefits
Location: Taunton, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Assistant Development Officer (Active Lifestyles)
Salary: Band D (scp 5-6 £19,321 - £19,698)
Location: Sefton, Liverpool, UK
Company: Sefton Council
Climbing manager
Salary: Competitive salary plus benefits
Location: Plymouth, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Lifeguards
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Location: Studley, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Lifeguards
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Location: Shipston-on-Stour, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Membership Experience Team Member
Salary: £8.72 per hour + Commission
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
Assistant Manager
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Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
Membership Experience Team Member
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Location: St Helens, Merseyside, UK
Company: Xercise4Less

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in this issue

• Gyms open, but group exercise fight looms
• ukactive reveals details of new Active Standard
• PureGym 'burning £4m a week' during lockdown


Property & tenders
Tender for license to occupy outstanding sports facilities in central London
Location: 11 - 25 Union St, London SE1 1SD Company: Bankside Open Spaces Trust
Exciting leisure farm opportunity
Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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News headlines
Sport Wales offers £2.5k grants to PTs, fitness instructors and coaches as part of £14m recovery package   Sport Wales offers £2.5k grants to PTs, fitness instructors and coaches as part of £14m recovery package


By Tom Walker

Fitness instructors, personal trainers, coaches and other self-employed physical activity workers in Wales are being given extra financial support through Sport Wales. The grassroots sports body has reopened its Sport Freelancer Fund, which will offer individuals grants of up to £2,500. The scheme will close .... more>>
Children and disadvantaged groups at the heart of Sport England's 10-year strategy   Children and disadvantaged groups at the heart of Sport England's 10-year strategy


By Tom Walker

Sport England has vowed to tackle inequality and create a nation of "more equal, inclusive and connected communities" through physical activity. Revealing its 10-year strategy today (26 January), the grassroots body wants to see a country where people live "happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives". Children .... more>>
Donald Trump returns to London – in balloon mode   Donald Trump returns to London – in balloon mode


By Tom Walker

The Donald Trump baby blimp, which was flown over London's Parliament Square in July 2018 during the then-US president's visit to the UK, has found a new home at the Museum of London. The 6m-high (19.7ft) inflatable blimp was handed to the museum to mark the departure of the Trump family from the White House, .... more>>

Nationwide survey will benchmark the mental health of the physical activity workforce  
By Tom Walker

A national survey has launched to chart the mental health of the fitness and physical activity workforce. Undertaken in partnership with CIMSPA, the survey will be open for anyone – .... more>>
70 per cent of UK adults 'want to get healthy' in 2021 – another reason for gyms to reopen  
By Tom Walker

An England-wide survey of over 5,000 adults found that 80 per cent of people aged over 18 have made the decision to change their lifestyle in 2021. Of those, 70 per cent want to become .... more>>
Fitness sector represented at Parliamentary Committee – calls for plan to deliver pandemic recovery  
By Tom Walker

The government needs to provide the fitness and physical activity sector with a plan which will not only provide immediate, essential measures to secure its future, but will also help it to .... more>>
UK gyms will lose around £400m a month during lockdown  
By Tom Walker

The UK physical activity sector will lose around £400m a month during lockdown. The figure, from industry body ukactive, is based on lost membership fees and takes into account existing .... more>>
UK gym industry calls for sector-specific government financial support  
By Tom Walker

ukactive has called on the UK government to draft a new National Physical Activity Plan and provide further sector-specific financial protection for operators in the activity sector, to .... more>>
ukactive: gyms and leisure centres must be allowed to operate in tier 4  
By Tom Walker

Forcing gyms, health clubs and leisure centres to stay shut in tier 4 areas is unthinkable, according to industry insiders – especially if the lifting of these measures will have to wait .... more>>
Fitness industry fights government's 'baffling' and discriminatory group exercise decision  
By Tom Walker

The fitness sector is mounting a challenge to overturn the government's decision to ban group exercise in tier 3 areas in England, calling the ruling "baffling" and one which "defies .... more>>
Promoting physical activity to be a key priority in EU's five-year strategy  
By Tom Walker

Promoting physical activity as a preventative healthcare measure has been listed as a key priority in the European Union's five-year strategy. The EU Work Plan for Sport .... more>>
Members flock to gyms at midnight as the industry reopens  
By Tom Walker

Gyms, health clubs, leisure centres and fitness studios in England are back in business today as the one-month lockdown ends. Many gyms opened their doors at 00.01 this morning (2 .... more>>
COVID-19 impact report: gyms 'prioritised' in all three tiers due to fear of falling physical activity levels  
By Tom Walker

The UK government has published its impact report for the three-tier COVID-19 alert system, which will be introduced in England tomorrow (2 December), when the one-month long national .... more>>
Chris Whitty: physical activity must play key role in nation’s recovery  
By Tom Walker

Professor Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, has said exercise and physical activity should play a key role in the UK's recovery from the pandemic – as well as the way the .... more>>
The fitness industry can drive the UK’s economic recovery from the pandemic, says Huw Edwards  
By Tom Walker

This year's UK government Spending Review, announced in Parliament by chancellor Rishi Sunak on 25 November, offers the physical activity sector opportunities to "transform communities", .... more>>
100k people to get free gym sessions as fitness industry strengthens its position as an essential service  
By Tom Walker

Up to 100k people will benefit from the free gym and physical activity sessions, thanks to a partnership between ukactive, NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I), Sport England and the .... more>>

Features
Spice of life

Social good:
Spice of life


Oomph! founder Ben Allen is bringing variety to residential homes
Sioux-per foods

Interview:
Sioux-per foods


The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman, is on a mission to revive indigenous cuisine
Matt Dwyer

People profile:
Matt Dwyer


Matt Dwyer is driving change behind the scenes at the ECB with his 'growth mentality'
Right to roam

Tourism:
Right to roam


Sweden is inviting everyone to come and stay – and indulge in a spot of wild camping. Jenny Kaiser from VisitSweden talks about the initiative
Hybrid fitness

Fitness:
Hybrid fitness


ESPA Life at Corinthia's 'revolutionary' new fitness service, BodySPace
Maria Sharapova

People profile:
Maria Sharapova


Maria Sharapova – who's spent her life training on the pro tennis circuit – is bringing this experience to her fitness facility designs
High flyers

Tourism:
High flyers


How bmi and Projekt Spielberg are growing British tourism to Graz
The show must go on

Arts & Culture:
The show must go on


When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative
Ivo Gormley

Social good:
Ivo Gormley


GoodGym founder Ivo Gormley fights back against loneliness in society
Louis D’Amore

Interview:
Louis D’Amore


Louis D’Amore on the work of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism
Product news
ASPA International launches handheld UV-C light disinfection lamp

ASPA International launches handheld UV-C light disinfection lamp

FROM SPORT-KIT.NET

For over 30 years, ASPA International has designed and built high-quality spas for the hotel, health and wellness sectors.
 
Playfinder launches Bookteq to increase revenue for independent facility operators

Playfinder launches Bookteq to increase revenue for independent facility operators

FROM SPORT-KIT.NET

Playfinder has launched Bookteq, a booking system aimed at increasing revenue for operators of independent physical activity venues.
 
The Shredquarters partners with Physical Company to underpin expansion plans

The Shredquarters partners with Physical Company to underpin expansion plans

FROM SPORT-KIT.NET

Functional training gym, The Shredquarters, has moved into franchising, partnering with Physical Company to support its rapid growth.
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Myzone Group Ltd

For Health Club Operators, we provide a member engagement system that enhances the fitness experience, and drive revenue.

At Myzone we reward Effort to solve the pervasive problem of ‘diminishing motivation within exercisers’ by leveraging the most relevant wearable technology for gym users.
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