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Regional Sales Manager London and South East
Salary: Competitive salary plus commission
Location: South East, UK
Company: Core Health & Fitness



Duty manager - catering
Salary: £23,874 to £30,459
Location: Colchester Northern Gateway Sports Park, United Kingdom
Company: Colchester Borough Council



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



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


Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sandhurst, UK
Company: énergie group
Casual Lifeguards
Salary: Competitive
Location: Marylebone, London, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Level 2 Swimming Teacher
Salary: Competitive
Location: Taunton, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Level 2 Swimming Teacher
Salary: Competitive
Location: Taunton, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Level 2 Swimming Teacher
Salary: Competitive
Location: Wellington, Somerset, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Membership Experience Team Member
Salary: £8.35 per hour + Bonus
Location: St Helens, Merseyside, UK
Company: Xercise4Less
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

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• Gyms on the high street – it's a go!
• JD Gyms buys Xercise4Less out of administration
• Family operator, GetSetGo! reveals launch plans


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
People believe exercising is the best way to support the NHS   People believe exercising is the best way to support the NHS


By Tom Walker

Exercise has been voted the number one way the public can help the NHS – ahead of paying taxes and cutting down on smoking and drinking. A study of 2,123 UK adults by Savanta ComRes found people believe being physically active to improve their health will support the NHS and reduce pressure on its services. .... more>>
Government confirms: fitness, sport and swimming 'not affected' by new Rule of Six restrictions   Government confirms: fitness, sport and swimming 'not affected' by new Rule of Six restrictions


By Tom Walker

Organised fitness, sports and other leisure activities (including swimming) can continue despite the introduction of the new "Rule of Six" on 14 September – providing that the activities have been through COVID-19-secure protocols. It means that people can continue to use leisure facilities, such as health clubs, .... more>>
Bletchley Park and Eltham Palace's immersive LGBTQ+ show among winners of UK Heritage Awards   Bletchley Park and Eltham Palace's immersive LGBTQ+ show among winners of UK Heritage Awards


By Tom Walker

The home of British codebreaking, Bletchley Park has been named among the winners of this year's UK Heritage Awards – alongside an immersive performance charting LGBTQ+ heritage. Bletchley Park was named winner of the Must Visit award and also took home the Best of Heritage prize. Eltham Palace won the Best .... more>>

Gyms could get payouts on business interruption insurance following high court ruling  
By Tom Walker

Hundreds of thousands of small companies in the UK – including those operating in fitness and leisure – are set to receive payouts on interruption insurance policies, following a high court .... more>>
Government's extension of commercial rent protections a 'lifeline' for gyms  
By Tom Walker

The government has further extended protection from rent enforcement activity until the end of the year. The measure, in force for England and Wales, provides relief for gyms and leisure .... more>>
This Girl Can returns with campaign focusing on challenges of the pandemic  
By Tom Walker

Sport England has launched the latest edition of the popular This Girl Can campaign, celebrating the inventive ways women have been staying active during the pandemic. The refreshed .... more>>
£1.5m of free training will retool the physical activity workforce  
By Tom Walker

A new training initiative is aiming to 'retool the physical activity workforce' to help businesses recover after lockdown. Funded by Sport England, the £1.5m ReTrain scheme has been set up .... more>>
Public leisure sector facing catastrophic job losses without government bail-out  
By Tom Walker

Over 22,000 jobs are at risk across the UK's public leisure sector, out of a total of 46,000, according to a new report, out today, from industry body Community Leisure UK (CLUK). .... more>>
Nearly a quarter of public pools are still closed, says Swim England  
By Tom Walker

Almost a quarter of public swimming pools across the country remain closed – nearly a month after they were given the green light to reopen. Research from Swim England shows that while .... more>>
High intensity exercise in early adolescence could lead to stronger bones in adulthood  
By Tom Walker

HIIT exercise activity in early life could help improve bone health and prevent osteoporosis, according to new research. A study by University of Bristol in the UK analysed data from 2,569 .... more>>
Gym businesses await decision on business interruption insurance  
By Tom Walker

Health and fitness and leisure businesses in the UK will find out in September if they can make a claim on their business interruption insurance for losses caused by the pandemic. The .... more>>
Study: fitness 'must be included' in future pandemic planning  
By Tom Walker

Ensuring physical activity levels do not fall significantly should be treated as a "public health priority" in response to any future pandemics – as well as during crisis planning for a .... more>>
Property Bounceback Grant 'would save 375,000 jobs' across physical activity, hospitality and retail sectors  
By Tom Walker

A government investment of £1.75bn – to pay 50 per cent of rents across the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors for six months – would save 375,000 jobs and offer a return on investment .... more>>
Birmingham 2022 'de-risks' Commonwealth Games – scraps plans for £520m athletes' village  
By Tom Walker

The organising committee of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games have shelved plans to create an athletes' village in the Perry Barr area of the city. The £520m development would have .... more>>
Wales is back in business - gyms, pools and leisure centres reopen their doors  
By Tom Walker

Health clubs, gyms, indoor pools and leisure centres have reopened in Wales – nearly five months after being forced to close as part of the nationwide lockdown. The latest easing of .... more>>
Last chance to take part in Leisure-net's confidence survey  
By Tom Walker

Today (10 August) is the last day for companies to enter the follow-up survey to Leisure-net's Supplier and Operators Confidence Survey, which was first conducted in the weeks .... more>>

Features
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
Louis D’Amore

Interview:
Louis D’Amore


Louis D’Amore on the work of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism
High flyers

Tourism:
High flyers


How bmi and Projekt Spielberg are growing British tourism to Graz
Back to nature

Environment:
Back to nature


British wildlife is being attacked on many fronts. Stephanie Hilborne, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, wants to involve everyone in preserving nature
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
Stefano Boeri

People profile:
Stefano Boeri


Stefano Boeri is working on a number of major green schemes in China
Sharing the love

Restaurants:
Sharing the love


Famous restaurants are popping up in unexpected places. We found out more
Transforming Istria

Tourism:
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
Sir David Attenborough

People profile:
Sir David Attenborough


David Attenborough and Jumbo the elephant at the American Museum of Natural History
Stephen Hulme

Profile:
Stephen Hulme


We look back on the career of Everyone Active CEO Stephen Hulme
Product news
The rise of the training pod

The rise of the training pod

FROM SPORT-KIT.NET

Belfast based gym equipment manufacturer BLK BOX designs, engineers and fabricates a range of rigs for the most elite, performance-driven organisations globally.
 
Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training

Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training

FROM SPORT-KIT.NET

In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
 
Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka

Fisikal chosen as tech partner for ‘JP4’; new health app from fitness expert, Jessie Pavelka

FROM SPORT-KIT.NET

Fitness expert and television host, Jessie Pavelka has collaborated with Fisikal, experts in digital management solutions, to create the new JP4 app, a premium 12-week personal health and fitness transformation programme that takes the user on a journey of change through four key elements of health.
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Company profile
TRIB3 International Ltd

A world class experience to challenge every client. Affordable luxury brand with award winning design that creates a total experience each time.

First established in Sheffield in January 2016 TRIB3 is a bootcamp boutique studio designed to excite all the senses and a workout to challenge our TRIB3 members and guests.
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Featured Suppliers
Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement

In April 2020, two-thirds of the world’s gyms went into temporary closure due to COVID-19.
  Volution explains how to drive the lifetime value of members through virtual engagement
Carbon Trainer raises the bar in strength training with next-generation AI Fitness Mirror

Carbon, creators of the first AI-powered at-home fitness mirror that tracks workouts announces the launch of Carbon Trainer.
  Carbon Trainer raises the bar in strength training with next-generation AI Fitness Mirror

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22-23 Sep 2020

(PAF) The Physical Activity Facilities Forum

Heythrop Park, United Kingdom



30 Sep 2020

European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF)

Exhibition Centre Cologne, Cologne, Germany



01-02 Oct 2020

CCR London

ExCeL London, United Kingdom



01-04 Oct 2020

Cosmobeaute Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



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FIBO Global Fitness

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07 Oct 2020

CES Unveiled in Paris

Palais Brongniart, Paris, France



07 Oct 2020

World Fitness & Wellness Online Summit

Online, Singapore, Singapore



08 Oct 2020

VAC 2020 VIRTUAL (The Annual National Conference of Visitor Attractions)

Online, United Kingdom



11-12 Oct 2020

World Spa & Wellness London

ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom



11-12 Oct 2020

The Les Nouvelles Esthetiques Spa Conference 2020

The Houghton Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa



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World Leisure Congress 2020

Pinggu, Beijing, China



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