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  Headingley begins £40m transformation as mystery backer revealed
Work is underway to transform Headingley into a stadium for the future, after Legal & General was revealed as the investor behind the £40m (US$52.6m, €44.48m) project. The insurance and investment management group announced it has partnered with Leeds City Council to guarantee the long-term future of the iconic .... more
  Liberty Science Center seeks US$25m funding for 25th birthday upgrade
The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, has launched a fundraising campaign to raise US$25m (€21m, £19m) in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Donors will be honoured with the launch of the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium, which will be one of the largest in the world. Attendance has more than .... more
  Barrecore targets new mums and mums-to-be with Signature Lite
Boutique studio Barrecore has created a new class targeted at pre- and post-natal clients, and those returning to exercise from injury. Signature Lite has also been created to appeal to a wider age demographic, providing a less intense alternative to the brand’s Signature class. Available at all 12 Barrecore .... more
  Bupa retirement homes bring new fitness kit in-house to avoid 'intimidating gyms'
A group of retirement homes is installing specialist fitness equipment because residents find traditional gyms intimidating, according to healthcare provider Bupa. Richmond Villages, owned by Bupa, has brought in Life Fitness equipment at its homes in Witney, Oxfordshire, and Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire – with .... more
  Obama administration science advisor takes up chief role at ASTC
Cristin Dorgelo, a former White House science and technology chief of staff, is joining the Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC) as president and CEO. Dorgelo, who worked at the Office of Science and Technology Policy under the science advisor to then-president Barack Obama from 2014 to January .... more
  Football outreach project gets extra £860k to meet demand
More than 1,500 new football teams and 3,400 coaches will be created after the FA increased funding to its grassroots campaign. The FA upped its investment in the Grow the Game scheme to £2.36m ($3.11, €2.63) after the initial funding window saw “unprecedented demand from clubs”. The initiative, delivered by .... more
  UK falling behind on childhood fitness, says parliamentary group
The UK trails other countries when it comes to early childhood physical activity, with no cohesive approach between the devolved nations, according to a report by a parliamentary group. The 86-page document, titled Physical Activity In Early Childhood by an all-party parliamentary group (APPG), .... more
  Denny Solomona calls on rugby community to connect with children from all walks of life
Sale Sharks winger Denny Solomona has urged fellow players, coaches and clubs to reach out to young people from minority groups and encourage more into rugby. “We need to connect with communities that don’t really know rugby and wouldn’t think about playing it," Solomona told Sports Management at the .... more
  Primary school PE gets major funding boost
Primary schools across the country will see PE and sport funding doubled this month in a bid to change the lives of a generation. The average state-funded primary school has 275 pupils according to the Department of Education’s Schools, pupils and their characteristics report, meaning the average school .... more
  Lausanne opens major freshwater aquarium-vivarium
Aquatis, a groundbreaking new aquarium and vivarium that’s home to some 100 reptile and 10,000 fish species, is set to open its doors this weekend. The largest facility of its kind in Europe, Aquatis is located near Lake Geneva in Lausanne, Switzerland, and promises to take visitors on a journey through 20 .... more
  MVRDV win competition for Shanghai Future Park showcasing nature, culture and entertainment
Dutch architects MVRDV are have announced a large-scale leisure project in Shanghai that will see the firm meld nature, culture and entertainment in a huge public park on an island in the Yangtze River. Zhangjiang Future Park will become a new focal point for the district of Pudong, with communal public .... more
  Adjaye Associates collaborate with former spy chiefs to design New York museum dedicated to espionage
Adjaye Associates have revealed their design for a new spy museum and interactive experience in the heart of New York, which is set to open this December. The studio’s design for the 60,000sq ft (5,500sq m) building, called SPYSCAPE, is inspired by the architectural language of the world’s largest spy .... more
  IAAPA supporting Give Kids the World at 2017 expo
Give Kids the World Village – a cost-free resort for children with life threatening illnesses – will enter its 22nd year in partnership with IAAPA at the organisation’s annual expo, with a number of initiatives and events lined up for this year’s show. On Sunday 12 November ahead of the show’s official launch, .... more
  Green roof and 80-station gym planned for new Waltham Abbey leisure centre
Places for People Leisure has begun construction work on a £9.5m (US$12.5m, €10.7m) leisure centre in Waltham Abbey, Essex. Building partners Pellikaan Construction and architects Pozzoni are also working on the project, which will have a green roof. The building will also house an 80-station fitness suite, 25m .... more
  Merlin planning global rollout for Bear Grylls attractions, says Varney
After announcing its intention to develop a Bear Grylls attraction in the UK, Merlin CEO Nick Varney has revealed further plans for the adventure survivalist, with plans to take the concept overseas in a major attraction rollout. Opening in 2018, the first Bear Grylls attraction will be based at the Birmingham .... more
Jobs in this issue
Swimming Instructors
London, United Kingdom
Swimming Nature
Swimming Instructors
Yateley, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Swimming Nature
Personal Trainer
Ipswich, United Kingdom
energie group
Duty Manager
Kettering, United Kingdom
Legacy Leisure
Duty Manager
Kettering, United Kingdom
Legacy Leisure
Sales Ledger Administrator / Credit Controller
Worcester, United Kingdom
Parkwood Leisure
Sports Facilities Manager
Leeds, United Kingdom
Leeds Beckett University
Fitness Instructors / Personal Trainers
Bristol, United Kingdom
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club/BS7
Membership Sales Advisor
Loughborough, United Kingdom
fit4less
Sales Advisor
Windsor, United Kingdom
Legacy Leisure
Duty Manager
Burghfield Common, United Kingdom
Legacy Leisure
Sports Centre Duty Manager/s
St Albans, United Kingdom
St Albans School
Membership Manager
Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Tonbridge School
Recruitment Administrator
Bristol, United Kingdom
Circadian Trust
Personal trainers
Elephant and Castle, London, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Personal Trainers
Dagenham, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Personal Trainers
Barking, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Assistant Manager
London, United Kingdom
Vibrant Partnerships
Duty Supervisors
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Sport Aberdeen
Spa Therapist
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Hatherley Manor Hotel
Spa Receptionist
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Hatherley Manor Hotel
Swimming Instructors
Harrow, United Kingdom
Swimming Nature
Swimming Instructors
Cheshunt, United Kingdom
Swimming Nature
Leisure Centre Supervisor
Filton, United Kingdom
Filton Town Council
Lifeguards
Cobham, Surrey, United Kingdom
ACS International Schools
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard) Apprentice
Stratford, East London
GLL
Fitness Instructor
Loughborough, United Kingdom
fit4less




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