News | Jobs | Sign up for our free e-zine 23 November 2014 
JD Gyms poised for growth
Retail megabrand JD Sports, which announced its entry into the gym market with the launch of its new JD Gyms brand in early 2014, has outlined plans for expansion in 2015. Due to launch its second club in December 2014 in Liverpool city centre - within a Grade II listed three-storey property – the growing chain expects to open a further two sites in Q1 2015. "Following this, we're looking to roll out further sites for the .... more
 
  Fitness firms urged to upskill young employees through free apprenticeship scheme
Active leisure employers are being urged to grasp the opportunity to improve the skills and expertise of more young people in the sector through a free scheme provided by Focus Training. The health and fitness training provider now has funding .... more
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall reopens following refurbishment
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall welcomed back members of the public on 13 November following the completion of part of its £13.8m (US$21.5m, €17.3m) refurbishment. more
London favoured for hotel investment in Europe: Deloitte study
London is the most attractive hotel investment destination in Europe according to a study by Deloitte, published ahead of the Deloitte European Hotel Investment Conference last week (12 November). more
 
 
Herzog & de Meuron’s Paris skyscraper rejected
Plans for Paris’ first skyscraper in 42 years were rejected on 17 November, following a ‘secret’ ballot. The ballot itself has been called in to .... more
Marriott and Hilton clamp down on cancellations
Both Marriott and Hilton are tightening up their cancellation policies, with plans to charge a fee of one night’s stay to guests who fail to cancel .... more
Amazon to launch hotel booking service
Online retail giant, Amazon is setting its sights on the hospitality industry with the launch of a hotel booking service in January. According to Skift, Amazon Travel will feature a specially curated .... more
Fitness wearables will dip, but then bounce back, says study
Wearable fitness devices are projected to dip in popularity in the short term, but bounce back in 2016, according to new research. .... more
Jobs in this issue
Sports Assistant
Ascot, United Kingdom
St Mary's School Ascot
Head of Leisure
South Norfolk House, Long Stratton, United Kingdom
South Norfolk Council
Learning Support Tutor
Central London , United Kingdom
YMCAfit
Unique Mobile Personal Trainers required
London and Home Counties, United Kingdom
Paul Jennings Fitness
Business Development Officer
Northampton, United Kingdom
Northampton Leisure Trust
Duty Supervisors
Northampton, United Kingdom
Northampton Leisure Trust
Deputy Sports Centre Manager
Malvern, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Malvern St James School
Casual Sports Coach / Instructor - Trampolining
Teddington and/or Hampton, United Kingdom
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Casual Leisure Assistants
London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, United Kingdom
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Casual Duty Managers (Sport and Fitness Centres)
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom
London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Receptionist (Full Time)
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Hertfordshire Sports Village
Health and Fitness Coach (Full Time)
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Hertfordshire Sports Village
Bookings Administrator (Full Time)
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Hertfordshire Sports Village
 

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