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  Park Hyatt Group to roll out island residences in Vietnam
Luxury hospitality brand Park Hyatt Group has announced plans to develop a new resort and residential community on Phu Quoc, Vietnam's largest island. The getaway, which will be situated on 160 acres of sea-facing land in the vicinity of the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, will .... more
  Long-awaited Tottenham Hotspur arena opens to the public
The £1bn (US$1.3bn, €1.1bn) Tottenham Hotspur stadium – the largest club ground in London – has finally thrown open its doors to fans. Designed by global architecture firm Populous, the new attraction can accommodate over 62,000 people and features a 40-metre climbing wall, hotel, and multiple dining outlets. .... more
  Be My Robo Date: Elderly and disabled in Singapore will soon 'visit' attractions via remote robot
A new directive in Singapore, set to launch in June, will allow elderly and disabled people who cannot physically get to museums to see exhibitions with the help of a mobile ‘telepresence’ robot. The programme, an initiative of the National Heritage Board of Singapore, will allow them to tour the Sun Yat Sen .... more
  Basra Museum opens three new galleries in Saddam Hussein’s former palace
Based inside the former palace of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, Basra Museum has just opened three new galleries – quadrupling its display space following its launch in 2016. The museum, which displays archaeological artefacts and antiquities from Iraq, opened the new galleries on 19 March. The new .... more
  What gets kids active – five findings from Sport England's Active Lives study
Enjoyment is the single biggest factor in motivating children to be active – while "physically literate" children do twice as much activity. These are among the key findings uncovered by a detailed analysis of Sport England's Active Lives Children and Young People Survey. More than 130,000 children .... more
  Minister for sport vows to increase women's participation in sport
Increasing sports participation among women and girls will be one of the "cornerstones" of a new government drive for sport, according to sports minister Mims Davies. In her first national newspaper interview since succeeding Tracey Crouch – published in the Daily Telegraph – Davies outlined how a .... more
  V&A Museum of Childhood interiors to be designed by AOC
The V&A Museum of Childhood (MOC) in East London has chosen architecture firm AOC to design the new interiors for its £13.5m (US$17.8m, €15.7m) overhaul project. Working alongside base build and exterior architects De Matos Ryan, AOC will open up and modernise the Grade 2-listed building in Bethnal Green in .... more
  Spartan launches into workplace wellness in partnership with Praktice Health
Spartan, the obstacle course and endurance brand, has launched into the corporate wellness market with the development of the Spartafit Challenge App. The app, which was developed in partnership with corporate wellness specialist, Praktice Health, enables employees to compete in company-wide 30-day health .... more
  Regional museum in Chilean desert gets redesign from Studio Libeskind
The Museo Regional de Tarapacá in the Atacama Desert, Chile, has been reimagined by architect Daniel Libeskind’s practice Studio Libeskind. The new 3,760sq m (40472.3sq ft) building will allow for a larger showcase of the existing museum collection and provide a modern update to the original, which was .... more
  Compagnie des Alpes acquires Austrian theme park Familypark
French theme park and ski resort operator Compagnie des Alpes (CDA) has acquired Austria's Familypark in a deal worth €72.5m (US$82m, £62.3m). The deal sees CDA assume 100 per cent of the shares in the theme park, which is located in the tourist region of Neusiedl Lake, near Vienna. Familypark welcomed .... more
  AB Concept transform Hong Kong police rooms into resplendent dining complex
Chinese interior design studio AB Concept have created three restaurants in a century-old former police station in Hong Kong. Crafted in part to honour the memory of the city's immigrants and police officers, the three dining outlets – The Dispensary, The Chinese Library, and Statement – collectively occupy a .... more
  New Rockhampton art gallery goes ahead as government funding announced
The award of a federal government funding grant to the tune of AU$10m (US$7.1m, €6.25m, £5.35m) will see plans advance for the development of a new site for the Rockhampton Art Gallery in Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Designed by Conrad Gargett in conjunction with Clare Design and Brian Hooper Architect, .... more
  Protein before bed may increase training gains
Drinking a protein shake just before going to bed at night might increase gains in muscle-mass and strength following a resistance workout, according to researchers in the Netherlands. In a preliminary study, they questioned whether this effect relates to increased protein intake, or whether any nighttime .... more
  Boys who do structured exercise less likely to be depressed
A new study has found that taking part in structured exercise such as team sports can reduce levels of depression in boys from the age of nine to 11. Researchers at Washington University in St Louis found children taking part had larger hippocampi volumes – a part of the brain known to play a role in depression, .... more
  Rugby League World Cup 2021 to leave a lasting legacy in England
The legacy of the Rugby League World Cup – to be held in England in 2021 – will stretch far beyond the immediate horizons of the game itself, incorporating public health and cultural projects and international development programmes. This was the message from Jon Dutton, chief executive of the event, speaking .... more
Jobs in this issue
Personal Trainer
Middlesex, England
The Gym Group
Assistant General Manager
West Midlands, England
The Gym Group
Assistant General Manager
Glasgow, Scotland
The Gym Group
Commercial Manager - Retail Operations
Silverstone, Towcester, UK
The Silverstone Experience
Membership Lead Generation Manager
Wandsworth, London, UK
Enable Leisure & Culture
Personal Trainer
Gloucester, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Cameron Toll, Edinburgh, UK
The Gym Group
Casual Recruitment - Kingswood
Kingswood, Bristol, UK
Circadian Leisure Trust
General Assistant
Holloway, London, UK
GLL
Customer Services Advisor
Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK
Circadian Leisure Trust
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Fallowfield, Manchester, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Vauxhall, London, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Streatham, London, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Norwich, UK
The Gym Group
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Woolwich, London, UK
GLL
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Northampton, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Berkshire, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Buckinghamshire, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
London, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Wakefield, UK
The Gym Group
Visitor Services Manager
Branton, Doncaster, UK
Yorkshire Wildlife Park
Club Manager
Cheltenham, UK
énergie group
Front of House Receptionist
Burton-on-Trent, UK
Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
Stoke-on-Trent, UK
The Gym Group
Crèche Assistant
Uttoxeter, UK
Everyone Active
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Farnborough, UK
The Gym Group
Cleaner
Barnstaple, UK
Lex Leisure




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