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Personal Trainer
Salary: Self Employed
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms



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


Duty Manager
Salary: £18,950 - £22,302
Location: Wigan, UK
Company: Leigh Sports Village
Lifeguards
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Studley, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Lifeguards
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Shipston-on-Stour, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Casual Swimming Teachers
Salary: £19,312 Fixed Point (Pro-rata)
Location: Carmarthenshire, UK
Company: Actif Sport and Leisure
Membership Experience Team Member
Salary: £8.72 per hour + Commission
Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
Assistant Manager
Salary: £20K Basic circa
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
Membership Experience Team Member
Salary: £8.35 per hour + Bonus
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
Nationwide survey will benchmark the mental health of the physical activity workforce   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 – employed or self-employed – working in fitness and physical activity. Designed and managed by Workplace Mental Wealth, the .... more>>
Personal trainers on alert as police in England say restrictions on travelling to exercise should be written in law   Personal trainers on alert as police in England say restrictions on travelling to exercise should be written in law


By Tom Walker

One of England's highest ranking police officers has called on government ministers to clearly define the maximum distance people are allowed to travel to undertake their daily exercise, in a move that could impact the way personal trainers are operating under England's lockdown restrictions. Personal training is .... more>>
People exercise less and drink more during lockdowns   People exercise less and drink more during lockdowns


By Tom Walker

Some Brits drop their exercise habits, eat unhealthily and drink more alcohol during lockdowns, according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A study of 1,000 people, currently being tracked for the new tier 5 restrictions, shows how lifestyle behaviours changed in the first month of initial .... 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>>
UK fitness sector facing fight to keep group exercise open in tier 3 areas  
By Tom Walker

To the relief of the sector, the UK government confirmed yesterday (23 November) that gyms, health clubs and leisure centres will be allowed to open under all three tiers of the new COVID-19 .... more>>

Features
The show must go on

Arts & Culture:
The show must go on


When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative
Mental health

Editor’s letter:
Mental health


Liz Terry shares her thoughts
Louis D’Amore

Interview:
Louis D’Amore


Louis D’Amore on the work of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism
The benefits of retreats

Last word:
The benefits of retreats


Research is showing retreats could have a positive health impact
Hybrid fitness

Fitness:
Hybrid fitness


ESPA Life at Corinthia's 'revolutionary' new fitness service, BodySPace
Ivo Gormley

Social good:
Ivo Gormley


GoodGym founder Ivo Gormley fights back against loneliness in society
Sharing the love

Restaurants:
Sharing the love


Famous restaurants are popping up in unexpected places. We found out more
Stefano Boeri

People profile:
Stefano Boeri


Stefano Boeri is working on a number of major green schemes in China
Fuelling fitness

News report:
Fuelling fitness


Fitness brand Reebok has partnered with global architecture practice Gensler to create 'Get Pumped' – a proposal which sees redundant gas stations across the US turned into fitness hubs
Spice of life

Social good:
Spice of life


Oomph! founder Ben Allen is bringing variety to residential homes
Product news
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.
 
Core Health & Fitness collaborates with Olympic champion, Dame Kelly Holmes

Core Health & Fitness collaborates with Olympic champion, Dame Kelly Holmes

FROM SPORT-KIT.NET

Core Health & Fitness has announced a collaboration with double Olympic Gold medal winner, Dame Kelly Holmes.
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MiE FitQuest

FitQuest brings full bio-mechanical lab technology to the fitness facility.

FitQuest (MiE Medical Research) are specialists in the field of human performance measurement. We have developed advanced measurement equipment including human telemetry, EMG, myometry, gait, goniometry, ECG & heart rate variability, providing us with a unique understanding of human physical performance and it’s measurement.
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Featured Suppliers
Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes

Red light therapy equipment supplier, Red Light Rising, has partnered with Aidan Robinson of ITRM Clinic in the UK
  Red Light Rising teams up with ITRM Clinic to supply red light therapy for injured athletes
Storytelling - the future of fitness content

Heading into 2021, storytelling will be a key trend among fitness content creators and connected fitness providers, as the industry recognises its potential to unlock ultra- engaging experiences that boost retention.
  Storytelling - the future of fitness content

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