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  Digme Fitness acquires Tribeca fitness studio, grows portfolio to six sites
Boutique operator Digme Fitness has acquired Tribeca Studios, the New York-inspired boutique fitness club located in the heart of Ealing Broadway in London. The club will become Digme's sixth site, joining a portfolio which includes existing studios in Richmond, Moorgate, Blackfriars, Rathbone Square and Oxford. .... more
  Dive Bahrain underwater site to feature submerged Boeing airliner
An underwater playground for divers with a submerged Boeing 747 jumbo jet as its centrepiece has been announced by the government of Bahrain, and is set to open in time for divers to explore this summer. Under the banner of Dive Bahrain, the 100,000sq m (328,000sq ft) site will be the world’s largest .... more
  Studio Egret West to develop new master plan for Horniman Museum
The Horniman Museum and Gardens has selected British architects Studio West Egret (SWE) to develop a master plan to expand its estate. SEW will lead the design for a number of as-yet-undescribed projects, which – when complete – will help the South London institution work towards its goal of attracting a .... more
  Puy du Fou España to generate €200m in economic impact by 2021
French historic theme park Puy du Fou’s forthcoming Spanish site – located in Toledo, near Madrid – is set to open this year and the people behind it have made a number of bold forecasts for its potential success. A total budget of €242m (US$275.1m, £213.2m) has been designated to the construction of the park for .... more
  Sweat 2019 event to explore whether boutique fitness is reaching 'breaking point'
The prospect of the current boutique fitness boom reaching a "breaking point" will be among the main focuses of this year's Sweat event. Now in its third year, Sweat will explore whether boutique fitness is approaching what has been deemed ‘peak boutique’ – or whether there is still room for continued growth .... more
  New wireless system adds to the magic at Disneyland Paris
In a move that takes Disneyland Paris somewhat closer to its Florida brother in terms of technological sophistication, the French theme park has launched a new wireless system allowing guests to pay more easily for everything from park tickets to food. Since it opened in 1992, Disneyland Paris has used paper .... more
  Major new waterpark opens doors in Johannesburg
A major new waterpark operation has opened its doors in Johannesburg, South Africa, with the US$36m (€31.8m, £28m) Happy Island Waterworld offering among its attractions, the continent's largest wave pool. Opened to the public on 27 December as a soft launch, the park – owned and operated by South African .... more
  Greensboro Science Centre expansion pushes forward with new attractions to open this year
Work is progressing on the expansion of the Greensboro Science Centre (GSC) in North Carolina, US, with a number of new additions scheduled to open in 2019 as part of the multi-million dollar project. The centre, which comprises a museum, planetarium, zoo and aquarium is creating a number of new exhibits, .... more
  UK culture gets £20m investment
Local culture, heritage and creative industries in five parts of the UK are set to benefit from a share of £20m (US$25.77m, €22.65m), with funding awarded by the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The money is being distributed through the Cultural Development Fund (CDF), .... more
  Diller Scofidio + Renfro unveil designs for "once in a generation" Centre for Music
New York-based architecture practice Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) have released the first concept designs for the long-anticipated London Centre for Music. Set to become the newest addition to London's Culture Mile – an array of institutes and landmarks situated around St. Paul's Cathedral – the Centre for .... more
  Travel and attractions affected as US government shutdown bites deeper
The body representing tourism in the US, has said that the ongoing shutdown of the US government is starting to impact the travel sector. Worth an estimated US$2.4tn (€2.11tn, £1.86 tn) to the US economy, the travel industry accounts for one in every nine US jobs, according to US Travel – the organisation that .... more
  HCM editor Liz Terry: 'Gym bashing has to stop'
Liz Terry, editor of HCM, has called on the industry to counter the "annual tradition of gym-bashing" by national consumer media. In her Editor's letter column in the January issue of HCM, Terry said there was a need for the sector to be aware of the potential damage done by negative reporting. .... more
  Sheffield's Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre to open this year
The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) will open its doors at Sheffield Hallam University later this year. Forming the centrepiece of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, AWRC is set to become one of the most progressive centres of its kind – developing innovations designed to improve population health .... more
  New plans released for Sacramento's Powerhouse Science Center
Renderings have been released for a new science centre and planetarium coming to Sacramento, California, in 2020. Dreyfuss + Blackford Architecture in Sacramento was tasked with designing a site that would adapt a prominent landmark in the city - a historic riverfront power station next to Interstate 5 - for use .... more
  New aquarium to open in Montenegro in 2020
Montenegro’s Institute of Marine Biodiversity is building an aquarium, with the new attraction to sit underneath the Marine Biodiversity Conservation Centre in the coastal town of Kotor. Aquarium Boka will have 16 pools across 250sq m (2,690sq ft) and will comprise three main areas when it opens to the public in .... more
Jobs in this issue
Senior Colourist/Stylist
Doha, Qatar
Urban Retreat
Spa Manager
Bushey, UK
Bushey Grove Leisure Centre
Beauty Therapist
Doha, Qatar
Urban Retreat
Personal Trainer
Cardiff, Wales
The Gym Group
Marketing Assistant
Cardiff, Wales
The Gym Group
Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Ruislip, West London
GLL
Personal Trainer
London, England, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Cardiff, Wales, UK
The Gym Group
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Chelsea, West London
GLL
Holiday Activity/Sports Centre Assistant Manager
Dorset, UK
Clayesmore School
Operations Manager
San Francisco, CA, USA
Madame Tussauds
Social Media Producer
Goshen, New York, USA
Legoland
Fitness Instructor
Godalming, UK
Charterhouse Club
Group Sales Coordinator
Chicago, IL, USA
Legoland Discovery Centre
Fitness Apprentice
énergie Fitness Cheadle
énergie group
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Woolwich, London, UK
GLL
General Manager
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
énergie fitness
Park AV System Technician 2
Carlsbad, California, USA
Legoland
Digital Marketing Executive
Sydney NSW, Australia
Merlin Entertainments Group
Group Fitness Team Leader
Wirral, UK
Wirral Borough Council
Personal Trainer
London, England, UK
The Gym Group
Centre Director
Galashiels, UK
Live Borders
Operations Manager
Longleat, Warminster, UK
Longleat
Personal Trainer
Bristol, England, UK
The Gym Group
Retail Director
Goshen, New York, USA
Legoland
Operations Manager
Concord, North Carolina, USA
Sea Life
Facilities Manager
San Francisco, CA, USA
Madame Tussauds




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