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  Queen Elizabeth II to be commemorated by Thames' Illuminated River
Illuminated River, described as the world’s longest public artwork, will be lit in commemoration of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II. Incorporating nine bridges across the river Thames in London, UK, Illuminated River’s main colour scheme will be threaded with tones of purple and silver in .... more
  New Athlo app will enable consumers to resell classes and gym memberships
Athlo, an app enabling consumers to sell unwanted classes has soft-launched in the UK. The platform was founded by Matthew Mansell to help consumers avoid wasting unwanted class slots and to enable operators to take an additional slice of revenue from classes they've already sold. Initially, Athlo’s registered .... more
  Energy bills subsidised by 50 per cent under UK government relief scheme
The UK government has announced it will subsidise energy bills by at least 50 per cent for businesses, charities and public sector organisations for six months, starting from 1 October 2022. This is welcome news for health and fitness operators in the UK, some of whom are facing an "existential threat" due to the .... more
  Millions take part in National Fitness Day to celebrate the power of exercise
Operators across the physical activity sector open up to the public today offering free sessions and activities in celebration of National Fitness Day, an initiative organised by industry body, UK Active. This year’s theme, ‘Fitness Unites Us’, aims to emphasise how sport and physical activity can bring people .... more
  Brad Pitt makes debut as sculptor at Finnish art museum
Hollywood superstar, Brad Pitt, has made his debut as a sculptor as part of British artist Thomas Houseago’s first ever exhibition in the Nordic countries. The actor visited The Sara Hildén Art Museum in Tampere, Finland, to open the exhibition personally. Pitt launched the display alongside Houseago and .... more
  Peloton launches connected rower
Peloton has opened pre-orders in the US for its new connected rowing machine. Consumers can reserve a rower for delivery in December and have the option to test it in a 30-day commitment-free trial. Offering a low impact cardio and strength workout, Peloton claims that it has been designed to work 86 per cent .... more
  Liz Truss faces potential legal challenges in her bid to dump sugar tax
Plans to shelve the UK's sugar tax (Soft Drinks Industry Levy) and other pieces of legislation designed to tackle the obesity epidemic have hit legal hurdles and fierce resistance from both MPs and the medical profession. Last week, The Guardian, reported Whitehall sources saying the Department of Health .... more
  World's longest and 'technologically advanced' zipline planned for Iceland
A 1km-long zipline, offering riders speeds of 120km/h, is set to open in Iceland later this year. Called Mega Zipline, the project is the brainchild of Iceland-based Kambagil Ehf, which has now partnered with two attractions specialists to create the experience. Mega Zipline will offer two 1km "flights" over .... more
  Apply now – Churchill Fellowship is offering financial support to ten innovators in the physical activity sector
The Churchill Fellowship – the operating name of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust – is searching for innovative exercise-inspired projects that could transform people’s mental and physical health. The initiative is part of a partnership with UK Active, which is now in the second of a three-year tie up. This year’s theme is “physical activity: making moves .... more
  Who’s open and closed during Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral?
With an additional bank holiday announced in the UK out of respect for Queen Elizabeth II and to observe the state funeral on Monday 19 September, business owners are making decisions about whether to close, modify opening times or stay open to serve the public’s needs. In the fitness industry, the action that .... more
  New 100-station gym drives attendances up by 43% at Tarka Leisure Centre
The Tarka Leisure Centre in North Devon, which reopened in June after a £15m revamp, welcomed 33,800 visitors in August – up 43 per cent from the previous year. Participation in July had increased by 33 per cent from the same month in 2021, showing an accelerating trend. The investment transformed the town’s .... more
  Harvard research identifies optimal workout intensity and duration
Researchers at Harvard have found the optimal amount of exercise is between 150 and 600 minutes a week, with no harm done by intensity, but with a ceiling when it comes to impact. Adults who perform two to four times the recommended amount of moderate or vigorous physical activity each week have a significantly .... more
  Anaheim's US$4bn ocV!BE project approved by planners
Ambitious plans to create a US$4bn entertainment district in Anaheim, California, US, have been approved by the city's planning commission. The 95-acre, mixed-use ocV!BE development will be anchored by the Honda Center – the 18,000-capacity indoor arena which is the home of National Hockey League's (NHL) Anaheim .... more
  Zwift aims to shake up the smart trainer market with new Hub
Zwift is launching its own brand direct-drive smart trainer, Zwift Hub, on 3 October in the US, UK and Europe. Up until now, users had to buy a third party smart trainer to convert their bike, but they will now be able to meet that need with Zwift Hub. “Getting set up on Zwift hasn’t been an easy process,” .... more
  Energy prices pose an “existential threat” to parts of the industry warns UK Active in letter to Liz Truss
As the UK’s new prime minister Liz Truss prepares an energy bailout, UK Active has sent a letter to the government warning of a “major mental and physical crisis” if financial support is not provided for the sector. The issue is especially focused on operators that run large swimming pools. Non-profit UK Active .... more
Jobs in this issue
Team Leader
Moulton
Everyone Active
Operations Assistant
Moulton
Everyone Active
Swim Teacher
Daventry
Everyone Active
Swim Teacher
Moulton
Everyone Active
Climbing Instructor
Harrow
Everyone Active
Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)
Middlesbrough
Everyone Active
Theatre Manager - St Albans
St Albans
Everyone Active
Membership Consultant
Market Harborough, UK
Everyone Active
Fitness Manager
Market Harborough, UK
Everyone Active
Fitness Motivator
Alcester
Everyone Active
Activity and Wellbeing Coordinator
Stratford-upon-Avon
Everyone Active
Head of Health and Leisure
Doncaster, UK
Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust
Head of Visitor Experience
Gibraltar
Hollow Rock
Swimming Teacher
Solihull
Everyone Active
Swimming Coach
Wimbledon, London, UK
Wimbledon College
Head of On-Site Visitor Experience
England, UK
English Heritage
Head of On-Site Visitor Experience
Home-based
English Heritage
Head of Leisure Services
Lambeth, London, UK
Lambeth Council
Full Time Receptionist
Warwick, UK
Everyone Active
HQ Sales Director
Warsaw, Poland
Perfect Gym
Head of Cricket
Chelmsford, UK
New Hall School
Operations Director
Warrington, UK
LiveWire Warrington
Water Quality Engineer
Edinburgh, UK
Edinburgh Leisure
Leisure Shift Leader
Sheffield, UK
Sheffield City Trust
Duty Manager
Warwick, UK
Everyone Active
Contract Activity and Wellbeing Manager
Cirencester, UK
Everyone Active
Leisure Attendant (Lifeguard)
Walsall, UK
Walsall Council




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