28 Feb 2024 Sport, parks, & leisure: daily news and jobs
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Leisure and Active Wellbeing Manager
Salary: £43,060 to £44,088pa + pension + benefits
Location: Hybrid working - Oxford / work from home, United Kingdom
Company: Oxford City Council

Operations Manager
Salary: £34,544pa (pending pay award) + Local Govt pension + benefits
Location: Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
Company: The Pickaquoy Centre

Membership Advisor
Salary: Competitive salary plus commission & benefits
Location: Moulton
Company: Everyone Active
Sport Facilities Assistant and Lifeguard
Salary: £25,000pa + excellent benefits
Location: Chelmsford, UK
Company: New Hall School
Recycling and Waste Manager
Salary: £40,056 - £44,934pa + local govt pension + benefits
Location: Epping Forest, UK
Company: City of London Corporation
Recreation Assistant/Lifeguard (NPLQ required)
Salary: 9.50 ph
Location: Cleveland
Company: Everyone Active
Recreation Assistant (Dry Site)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Market Rasen
Company: Everyone Active
Fitness Motivator and Personal Trainer
Location: Gainsborough
Company: Everyone Active
Fitness Motivator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Gainsborough
Company: Everyone Active
Cleaning Assistant
Salary: Competitive pay rates
Location: Gainsborough
Company: Everyone Active
Senior Duty Manager - Sports Centre
Salary: from £32,000 + pension + benefits
Location: Caterham, UK
Company: Caterham School
Recreation Assistant/Lifeguard (NPLQ required)
Salary: 9.50 ph
Location: Middlesbrough
Company: Everyone Active
General Manager
Location: Bromsgrove
Company: Everyone Active
Sport Coach
Salary: £25,000pa-£29,000pa (year-round role)
Location: Chelmsford, UK
Company: New Hall School
Duty Manager
Salary: Full time position - up to £23k Circa
Location: Gainsborough
Company: Everyone Active
Fitness Manager
Location: Lutterworth
Company: Everyone Active
Recreation Assistant
Salary: Competitive salary
Location: Stratford-upon-Avon
Company: Everyone Active
Swim Teacher
Salary: Competitive
Location: Slough
Company: Everyone Active
Sports Development Officer
Salary: £24,000-£28,000pa
Location: Surrey, UK
Company: LimbPower (Charity CIO)
Swimming Teacher
Salary: Competitive rates of pay
Location: Rickmansworth, UK
Company: Everyone Active

Training directory

Les Mills


in this issue

• Virgin gets right to wipe out rent arrears
• Fitness industry mourns passing of Jan Spaticchia
• STA offers mindfulness resources

Property & tenders
30 acres at Clays Lane, Debden Green, Loughton
Location: Loughton, IG10 Company: Knight Frank
Tender: retail units at The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
Location: Grantham, Leicestershire Company: Belvoir Castle
To Let – Potterne Park Sports Ground
Location: Verwood, Dorset Company: AVISON YOUNG
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News headlines
Yale study shows HIIT can reverse nerve damage caused by Parkinson’s   Yale study shows HIIT can reverse nerve damage caused by Parkinson’s

By Kath Hudson

According to a pilot study by Yale School of Medicine, exercise can not only slow down the neurodegeneration associated with Parkinson’s Disease, there is evidence it can also reverse the damage. Parkinson’s is currently the most increasingly prevalent neurological disease and estimated to impact more than 12 .... more>>
CIMSPA sets out its vision for professionalising the leisure workforce in new strategy   CIMSPA sets out its vision for professionalising the leisure workforce in new strategy

By Kath Hudson

CIMSPA has published its 2024-2030 strategy Releasing the Power of Our Profession, which sets out how the sector’s 600,000-strong workforce can be supported and professionally recognised. Introducing the strategy, CIMSPA CEO, Tara Dillon, says the strategy is the result of a collaboration with .... more>>
Les Mills refreshes its top team and gears up for new workout launches   Les Mills refreshes its top team and gears up for new workout launches

By Kath Hudson

Les Mills has been through a senior management refresh following the recent departure of CEO Clive Ormerod and Keith Burnet, who was CEO of global markets. Founder, Phillip Mills, has stepped back into the overall leadership role as group managing director and is now working closely with James Graham, the new .... more>>

Eight leisure operators issued warnings over the use of biometric data  
By Kath Hudson

The ICO has ruled that eight leisure operators have been unlawfully processing the biometric data of their employees to be used for attendance checks and the resulting salary payments. .... more>>
Soul Padel to get seed investment status – takes on Ben Davies as non-exec  
By Liz Terry

Mark Hewlett, founder of padel tennis operator Soul Padel has told HCM the company is in the process of securing seed investment status, which will enable backers to get tax breaks on .... more>>
As the strength training trend gathers pace, researchers highlight the benefits of keeping up the cardio  
By Kath Hudson

While strength training gives valuable muscular gains it doesn’t give the heart health benefits of aerobic exercise, according to new research from Iowa State University. The .... more>>
Go fit confirms plans to enter the Italian market following release of strong financials  
By Kath Hudson

Iberian operator, Go fit, has confirmed its plans to move into the Italian market next year, following the release of strong year-end results for 2023. The company currently has 20 clubs: two in Portugal and the rest spread .... more>>
Brownlee brothers launch free AI tool to help triathletes  
By Kath Hudson

Triathlon legends, Alistair and Jonny Brownlee, have launched a free conversational AI tool to share their vast training knowledge with multisport enthusiasts. Designed to answer any .... more>>
Farrer tells government the physical activity sector is critical to fixing the UK’s sluggish economy  
By Liz Terry

Mike Farrar, chair of UK Active, has called on the UK government to deploy the physical activity sector to support the NHS and tackle the UK’s pandemic of poor health and sluggish economy.   .... more>>
Living a longer, healthier life is bigger motivation to exercise than looking good, finds Life Time research  
By Kath Hudson

According to the annual US consumer health and wellness survey from Life Time, people are placing increasing importance on their health and wellbeing. Of the 3,000 people polled .... more>>
Adidas and Bumble buddy up to tackle gymtimidation  
By Kath Hudson

Sportswear giant, Adidas, and social network app, Bumble for Friends, have collaborated to help people find gym buddies. The partnership has been formed in response to international .... more>>
As cost of living crisis reduces activity levels in the least well off. Mike Hill calls for subsidies and flexible provision  
By Kath Hudson

Two new research reports have highlighted the impact of the UK's cost of living crisis on people's physical activity levels and there have been calls for interventions to make access more .... more>>
Three quarters of of Brits join a health club to manage their mental wellbeing  
By Kath Hudson

People in the UK are getting the message that health clubs can support and protect their health and now the government needs to get on board by delivering greater support for the sector, .... more>>
HCM campaigns for fitness sector to assist with stroke rehab  
By Kath Hudson

HCM editor, Liz Terry, has called on the sector to step up to assist the NHS with stroke rehabilitation to avoid millions being left with life-changing disabilities. Writing in the .... more>>
ACSM publishes its 2024 Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends  
By Kath Hudson

The fitness industry is gearing up to engage with the medical profession according to the results of the American College of Sport’s Medicine (ACSM) trends list for 2024. Now in its 18th .... more>>
Pocket Rocket ventures into the training market with new Academy  
By Liz Terry

Pocket Rocket Marketing has launched a training academy to deliver education to the health, fitness and wellness industry. Speaking to HCM, director Cheriee Wales said the company .... more>>

Transforming Istria

Transforming Istria

In Istria, Croatia, tourism firm Maistra is changing the face of hospitality in the region, with a series of intriguing design-led hotels. As its most ambitious hotel project takes shape, Professor Terry Stevens finds out more
Stephen Hulme

Stephen Hulme

We look back on the career of Everyone Active CEO Stephen Hulme
Sir David Attenborough

People profile:
Sir David Attenborough

David Attenborough and Jumbo the elephant at the American Museum of Natural History
High flyers

High flyers

How bmi and Projekt Spielberg are growing British tourism to Graz
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
Right to roam

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
The benefits of retreats

Last word:
The benefits of retreats

Research is showing retreats could have a positive health impact
Ivo Gormley

Social good:
Ivo Gormley

GoodGym founder Ivo Gormley fights back against loneliness in society
Sioux-per foods

Sioux-per foods

The Sioux Chef, Sean Sherman, is on a mission to revive indigenous cuisine
Sheila McCann

People profile:
Sheila McCann

Sheila McCann is a key figure in the global spa industry and used to run Chiva-Som
Product news
Team GB chooses Absolute Performance for Olympic gym contract for third time

Team GB chooses Absolute Performance for Olympic gym contract for third time


Cardiff-based gym design and installation company, Absolute Performance, has been awarded the contract to design, supply and install three gyms for Team GB for the 2024 games in Paris.
Skillcourt UK launches at The Kia Oval, London

Skillcourt UK launches at The Kia Oval, London


Skillcourt UK is thrilled to announce the official launch of its innovative platform at The Kia Oval in London.
Hyperice and Escape Fitness partner to redefine recovery

Hyperice and Escape Fitness partner to redefine recovery


Fitness and recovery brands Hyperice and Escape Fitness have teamed up to create dedicated recovery stations for spas, gyms and high-performance sport-specific training facilities.
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InBody UK

InBody is dedicated to inspiring and leading people to live a healthier life, providing medically graded commercial and home use products.

InBody provides products that are accurate, medically rated holding a CE mark and certified to ISO standards for the medical and health and fitness industry.
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Featured Suppliers
Anticipation builds for 2024 Medical Wellness Congress

The much-anticipated 2024 Medical Wellness Congress (MWC) will be themed around Vitality – The Key to Longevity and take place from 8-9 April at St. Martin’s Spa & Lodge in Austria, near Vienna.
  Anticipation builds for 2024 Medical Wellness Congress
Espa unveils limited edition Alabastros Bergamot & Jasmine Candle

Encapsulating the essence of Espa in one beautiful, ornamental art piece, the new Espa Alabastros Bergamot & Jasmine Candle honours the senses with precious aromatherapy ingredients and natural materials.
  Espa unveils limited edition Alabastros Bergamot & Jasmine Candle

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02-04 Mar 2024

World Spa & Wellness Conference

Excel exhibition and conference centre , London, United Kingdom

03-05 Mar 2024

IBS New York

Javits Convention Center, New York, United States

20-20 Mar 2024

Global Massage Makes Me Happy & Healthy Day

Virtual, United States

20-22 Mar 2024

APSWC Round Table & APSWC Awards 2024

The Salil Hotel Riverside, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

21-24 Mar 2024

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna

Fair District, Bologna, Italy

11-14 Apr 2024

FIBO Global Fitness

Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany

14-15 Apr 2024

Natural & Organic Products Europe

ExCel, London, United Kingdom

22-24 Apr 2024

UK Aufguss Championships

Galgorm Resort, York,

23-25 Apr 2024

ISPA Conference 2024

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, United States

28-30 Apr 2024

Spa Life Scotland

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow,

08-08 May 2024

Hospitality Design Conference

Hotel Melià , Milano , Italy

13-16 May 2024


Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia , Italy

30-30 May 2024

Forum HOTel&SPA

Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris, France

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