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  DC United wins US$25m funding to make new stadium eco-friendly
Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise DC United has secured a US$25m (£19.3m, €22m) funding package to make its soon-to-be-built new stadium more energy efficient. The package has been agreed with the mayor of Washington DC Muriel Bowser and the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE). Funding will go .... more
  Herefordshire centre reopens after £2.4m revamp
Charitable social enterprise Halo Leisure and Herefordshire Council have reopened a leisure facility in Ledbury after a £2.4m (US$3.1m, €2.7m) refurbishment project, which includes a new workout studio and upgraded gym. Ledbury Swimming Pool's 800 members can now benefit from a 262sq m (2,820sq ft) gym that .... more
  Toronto Zoo opens new Wildlife Health Centre
Toronto Zoo is about to open its CA$18m (US$13.6m, €12.1m, £10.7m) Wildlife Health Centre – a brand new high-tech zoo hospital and laboratory with visitor facilities for the public. The zoo held an official opening ceremony for the 50,000sq ft (4,645sq m) centre on 26 June, with the facility opening to the .... more
  Leeds Rhinos reveal Headingley redevelopment timescale
Super League club Leeds Rhinos will partially demolish its Headingley Carnegie stadium this summer as part of a vast redevelopment project. The South Stand is due to go down at the end of August to enable construction work to begin on the new stand, which adjoins Headingley Cricket Ground’s North Stand. At the .... more
  Yoga can cause pain like other exercise, study finds
Yoga can improve existing aches but also cause musculoskeletal pain and worsen injuries, according to University of Sydney research. A study of 354 people with a one-year follow-up, published in the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, found that yoga caused musculoskeletal pain in 10 per cent of .... more
  London takes cut to boost regional arts by £170m in Arts Council's new National Portfolio
Arts Council England (ACE) has shown its commitment to institutions outside of London and smaller arts organisations, after revealing details of its four-year National Portfolio for funding. In October, ACE announced announced “ambitious” investment plans for 2018-2022, totalling £622m a year for its three .... more
  Former FIBO event director joins McFit to lead innovation
Ralph Scholz is joining the management team at German fitness operator McFit in an executive role to lead an innovation project after four years as event director of FIBO. The 51-year-old, who will take up his post on 1 July, will report to founder Rainer Schaller. Details of the project, which is due to be .... more
  Premier Global, NASM partner up to transform fitness training
UK health and fitness education provider Premier Global has partnered up with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to transform the education and training available to its fitness professionals. The new ‘Premier Global NASM’ partnership was announced to the fitness industry at ukactive's 2017 .... more
  Circuit of Wales developer ‘hugely disappointed’ to be rejected for government funding
The firm behind the proposed Circuit of Wales project has expressed its “huge disappointment” after the Welsh government rejected requests to fund it partly with taxpayers’ money. A firmly-worded statement by the Heads of Valleys Development Company (HoVDC) said it “strongly disagreed” with the government’s .... more
  VisitBritain celebrates literary legends with new tourism campaign
VisitBritain has launched a new campaign aiming to boost visitor numbers in the UK, announcing a year of literary milestones dubbed “Magical Britain”. Launched to coincide with the 20th anniversary of JK Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, an interactive online map of sites across .... more
  ukactive chief urges industry to 'unite' at Flame Conference
ukactive’s chief executive Steven Ward has urged fitness industry leaders to unite and harness their collective potential to ensure the sector continues to thrive and creates a “healthier, wealthier, happier future for all.” The call came as this year’s annual Flame Conference got off to a start this morning (28 .... more
  Amanda Levete's mammoth V&A Exhibition Road expansion ready to open
The largest building project undertaken by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in over 100 years opens to the public on Friday (30 June). Architect Amanda Levete and her firm AL_A have designed the new V&A Exhibition Road Quarter – comprising of a courtyard, a vast underground exhibition gallery and a .... more
  Beckham's Miami dream team steps closer to reality with stadium land deal
David Beckham’s plans to launch a glamorous new Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise in Miami have taken a major step forward, with the county’s board of commissioners agreeing to sell a 2.8 acre plot of land he needs to build a stadium. Miami Beckham United (MBU), the consortium representing the footballing .... more
  LA 2024 bid recruits 10,000-plus volunteers
More than 10,000 people have signed up to volunteer at the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic Games, should the city be successful in its bid to host. If Los Angeles does win the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) backing, the 10,000 who have signed up already will have first priority to take part. Gene Sykes, .... more
  Revealed - the shape-shifting facade of Heatherwick and Foster's Shanghai theatre
Berlin-based architecture photographer Laurian Ghinitoiu has captured the first images of an elegant new Shanghai theatre designed by the studios of Thomas Heatherwick and Norman Foster with a kinetic moving facade. The flexible arts and cultural venue is the focal point of the Bund Finance Centre; a new .... more
Jobs in this issue
Team leaders (Wet)
Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Lifeguards
Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Duty Manager (Wet)
Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Leisure Attendant
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Bracknell Leisure Centre
Membership Consultants
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Duty Manager / Site Safety Coordinator
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Team Leader
Ware, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Lifeguards
Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Swim Instructor
Sutton, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Swimming Coordinator
Manchester, United Kingdom
Total Swimming Academies
International Spa Operations Manager
Farnham, Surrey, United Kingdom
ESPA International (UK) Ltd
Front of House Manager
London, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Redhill, Surrey, United Kingdom
GLL
Duty Manager
Sidcup, United Kingdom
Parkwood Leisure
Fitness Instructor
Leek, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
Parkwood Leisure
Fitness Motivator / Personal Trainer
Rainham, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Fitness Motivator / Personal Trainer
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Swimming Instructors
Heathrow, United Kingdom
Swimming Nature
Swimming Instructors
Dartmouth, United Kingdom
Swimming Nature
Swimming Instructors
Brighton, United Kingdom
Swimming Nature
Personal Trainers
Norwich City, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
London Croydon Purley Way, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
London Alperton, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Farnborough, Hampshire, United Kingdom
The Gym Group
General Manager
Beckenham, London, United Kingdom
Mytime Active
Recreation Assistants and Lifeguards
Kent, United Kingdom
Tonbridge & Malling Leisure Trust
Level 2 Swim Teachers (Self-Employed)
Merseyside, United Kingdom
Total Swimming Academies




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