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  Melbourne’s Lyon Housemuseum close to finishing expansion
The Lyon Housemuseum in Melbourne, Australia, is close to finishing construction on a major expansion that will see the opening of a number of new public galleries for the institution. Opening in Q1 2019, the new galleries will offer more space for exhibits of contemporary art and architecture, including .... more
  British Museum to hold largest manga exhibition ever outside Japan
The British Museum in London is set to host the largest ever exhibition of the manga comics and graphic novels to be held outside of its native Japan. The Citi Exhibition Manga, launching in May 2019, will display the art of manga as well as looking at how it emerged in Japan and how it grew to become a worldwide .... more
  Youfit to begin offering genetic testing to members
US budget club operator Youfit Health Clubs will begin offering its members genetic testing through its YouCoach personal training programme. Youfit has signed a partnership with Advanced Genomic Solutions (AGS) and the test will be made available to all members across the operator's sites in Arizona and .... more
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Victus Soul makes entrance into thriving boutique fitness market, London to become first capital city with inland surfing, visitor attraction based on The War of the Worlds set to open next year and Sir Roy Strong calls on galleries and museums to lower entrance fees for younger visitors. To watch the video, .... more
  Paris attractions closed this Saturday amid fears of renewed protester violence
World-famous attractions including the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre are among museums and tourist sites in Paris that will be closed on Saturday (8 December) – a decision made by French authorities fearing a recurrence of last week’s violence in the city. Speaking to RTL radio, France's culture minister .... more
  Surfing and skateboarding among sports to share £3m Aspiration Fund ahead of Tokyo 2020
Surfing, skateboarding and climbing are among the 14 sports to have have received investment from UK Sport's new £3m Aspiration Fund. The fund, launched in October, has been designed to help support smaller sports – those which do not receive full UK Sport funding – with their ambitions to qualify and prepare .... more
  David Stalker joins Myzone to drive European expansion
David Stalker, former CEO of ukactive, has been named CEO of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) for fitness tech company Myzone. Stalker will lead the EMEA executive team to expand its direct operations in mainland Europe while continuing to support its existing Myzone partners. He will be working closely .... more
  UNStudio reveal 'mammoth' theatre complex in Hong Kong
Dutch architecture practice UNStudio have unveiled renderings for the Lyric Theatre Complex – an expansive cultural venue currently being constructed in Hong Kong's West Kowloon Cultural District. The mammoth complex, which will occupy roughly 41,000 sq m of the city’s waterfront, will include a 1,450-seat .... more
  'Sociable' and 'energising' Living Coral selected as Pantone’s Colour of the Year
International colour authority Pantone has announced a "sociable and spirited" shade as the Colour of the Year for 2019. The company, which said it made the selection in "reaction to the onslaught of digital technology and social media" described PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral as representing intimacy and the "need .... more
  UK government to appoint heritage disability champion
The British Government is recruiting a new dedicated countryside and heritage disability champion, whose role will be to focus on improving disabled access to the various heritage sites around the UK. There are currently 14 disability champions in the UK, working in a range of sectors, including music, .... more
  Industry reacts to childhood inactivity survey – figures branded 'shocking' and 'a national disgrace'
The figures revealed in today's Active Lives Children and Young People research have been described an "urgent wake-up call" and a "national disgrace". Published today, Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People Survey showed that less than one in five of children and young people (17.5 .... more
  Inactivity crisis: 82 per cent of young people fail to hit recommended activity levels
Less than one in five of children and young people (17.5 per cent) are meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines of more than 60 minutes of activity a day, every day of the week. Perhaps most worryingly, a third of children (32.9 per cent) lead inactive, sedentary lives, doing fewer than 30 minutes of .... more
  Lord Mountbatten and Mark Foster launch tetraplegia campaign
Lord Ivar Mountbatten and former Olympic swimmer and world champion Mark Foster have launched a fundraising drive to help people who have become tetraplegics as a result of sporting accidents. The Transforming Lives campaign will be managed by Regain, the charity for sports tetraplegics, which is .... more
  Orangetheory makes northern England debut
US-based boutique fitness operator Orangetheory Fitness is preparing to open its first club in the North West of England. The £1m studio is set to open in Altrincham, Greater Manchester, on 8 December and will be operated by Wellcomm Health and Fitness – a company set up to run Orangetheory sites under .... more
  Multi-million-pound visitor centre opens doors at the home of Robin Hood
A visitor centre in Sherwood Forest – home to the world-famous tales of Robin Hood – has opened its doors in Nottinghamshire, UK, following a £5m (US$6.4m, €5.6m) development. The new centre, situated in the heart of the forest includes a welcome area, new shop and café, and an outside terrace and amphitheatre. .... more
Jobs in this issue
Recreation Assistants
Sutton, UK
Everyone Active
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Leytonstone, London, UK
GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Stoke Newington, London, UK
GLL
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Tower Hamlets, UK
GLL
Sales Prospector (Part-Time)
Hatfield, UK
énergie fitness
Personal Trainers/Fitness Trainers
Handforth, UK
The Gym Group
Duty Manager / Team Leader
Wigston, UK
Everyone Active
Senior Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Lower Clapton Road, London, UK
GLL
Membership Sales Advisor
Milton Keynes, UK
énergie group
Trainee Duty Manager
Bristol, UK
Parkwood Leisure
Personal Trainers
London, UK
Everyone Active
Fitness Instructor / Personal Trainer
Worcester, UK
Malvern St James School
Active Living Officer
London, UK
Camden Council
Community Sport and Physical Activity Officer
London, UK
Camden Council
Duty Manager
Fleet, UK
Everyone Active
Maintenance Engineer
Leamington Spa, UK
Everyone Active
Senior Aquatic Leads - 3 roles
Cheshire, UK
Everybody Sport and Recreation
Physical Activities Project Manager
Finchley, London, UK
Woodhouse College
Health and Wellbeing Coordinator
Hampton, UK
YMCA St Pauls
Party Host
Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK
Circadian Leisure Trust
Soho Coffee Team Member
Thornbury, UK
Circadian Leisure Trust
Personal Trainers/Fitness Trainers
Horsham, UK
The Gym Group
Senior Spa Therapist
Gloucestershire, UK
The Calcot Collection
Duty Manager
Llantwit Major, UK
Parkwood Leisure
Fitness Instructor
Cricklewood, London, UK
énergie group
Customer Service Manager (Health Fitness)
Bridgend, UK
Halo Leisure
General Manager
Bridgend, UK
Halo Leisure




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