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  Jetts 24 Hour Fitness reports trading in south-east Asia is going to plan
Mike Lamb CEO, Asia of Jetts 24 Hour Fitness, which has clubs in south-east Asia, says the company’s locations in Vietnam are trading well since reopening at the end of April. Speaking at the Fit Summit in Singapore, Lamb said: “Our Vietnam business has reopened – with no glitches so far – and it’s trading line .... more
  Chaos: Scotland, Wales, England and Ireland must unify to support gym reopening process, says Huw Edwards
The varying approaches taken by the UK's four home nations to reopening businesses is creating confusion among fitness operators who are running facilities in more than one country. Concerns have been raised by Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, who is calling for increased collaboration between governments in Wales, .... more
  Richard Caborn: use Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park as a model for post-pandemic recovery
Former sports minister Richard Caborn has called on the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park to be used as a model for steering the country’s post-pandemic economic and healthcare recovery. The park, on the site of the old Don Valley Stadium, opened in phase one in 2016. The focus of the park project is to harness .... more
  RDHA's library and Komagata Maru Park project given RAIC medal
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has named the Springdale Library and Komagata Maru Park – designed by RDH Architects (RDHA) – among the winners of its bi-annual Governor General’s Medals. The biennial awards recognise and celebrate excellence in recently built and designed projects by Canadian .... more
  Community Leisure UK appoints Mark Tweedie as new CEO
Mark Tweedie has been named as the new CEO of Community Leisure UK (CLUK), the organisation representing charitable leisure trusts. Tweedie joins CLUK after spending the past 10 years as CEO of two trusts – Active Tameside (from 2011 to 2018) and Active Northumberland (2018-2020). He began his career as a PE .... more
  DataHub launches COVID-19 tracking app for gyms
DataHub has launched a contact tracking app, specifically designed for the fitness and physical activity sector. The customer-facing Tractiv8 allows gym, health club and leisure centre members a quick and simple way to inform their facility, should they contract coronavirus. The app then uses the facility’s .... more
  Moederscheim Moonen reveal plans for mixed-use towers at Rotterdam stadium
Plans have been revealed to redevelop the Van Donge & De Roo Stadium in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, into a mixed-use complex dominated by four towers rising from the stands. Designed by architects Moederscheim Moonen, the proposals include expanding the capacity at the stadium from 4,300 to 6,500 to seats, .... more
  Magic Mountain app uses the power of group psychology to get people active
A new app, which aims to help people get physically active and build healthy habits through the power of group psychology, teamwork and friendship, has launched after securing £500,000 worth of funding. Magic Mountain is a socially interactive tool which allows users to set activity-based goals, share them with .... more
  Research: Nearly 90 per cent of Brits will spend the same or more on being active after lockdown. Motivation from instructors a major factor
In a major headline figure for operators, nearly 90 per cent of consumers say they intend to spend the same or more on being active as we come out of lockdown. Researchers found 82.3 per cent of people in the UK are prepared to spend the same on being active and 7.5 per cent prepared to spend more after lockdown, .... more
  Premier Global NASM appoints Dan Rees to lead UK operations
Dan Rees has been appointed to oversee the growth of training company Premier Global NASM's operations in the UK. As managing director, Rees will be responsible for the strategic leadership and growth strategy, as the organisation looks to expand its footprint in the sport, fitness and wellbeing training .... more
  ukactive: government's one size fits all changes to furlough scheme a 'guarantee of redundancies'
ukactive has questioned the government's decision to make all employers start paying towards the wages of their furloughed staff. On 29 May, chancellor Rishi Sunak announced changes to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), which will let businesses bring back staff part-time from July – but introduce a .... more
  Could a simple blood test show how physically fit a person is?
A study on how exercise changes the body at a molecular level has suggested that a simple blood test could be used to determine how physically fit a person is. A team of researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine undertook a study based on hundreds of thousands of molecular measurements from a .... more
  Fitness United launches today. HCM talks to founder, Neil Harmsworth
A new industry support association, Fitness United, launches today (1 June) to bring suppliers and operators more closely together, HCM talks to founder, Neil Harmsworth Fitness United is launching today, can you tell our readers a bit more about the organisation and what it's seeking to achieve? .... more
  Buy shares in Gym Group says Peel Hunt, as gym reopenings in Europe raise hopes of recovery
Corporate broking and advisory firm, Peel Hunt, has issued a 'buy' recommendation for shares in The Gym Group. Peel Hunt says if gyms in the UK can reopen soon, evidence suggests The Gym Group "could resume profitable trading soon." In this scenario, it expects its financial forecasts for the company to 'remain .... more
  24 Hour Fitness begins reopenings amid rumours of Chapter 11
Health club chain 24 Hour Fitness has reopened some of its sites in Texas and is preparing to open further locations in Florida and Hawaii, the three states in which it has operations and where gyms are allowed to reopen. Clubs to have already reopened are the company's six sites in Houston and 10 in Dallas/Fort .... more
Jobs in this issue
Personal / Fitness Trainer
Devon, UK
The Gym Group
Personal / Fitness Trainer
East Midlands, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Yorkshire and the Humber, UK
The Gym Group
Personal / Fitness Trainer
North West, England, UK
The Gym Group
Personal / Fitness Trainer
North East England
The Gym Group
Gymnastics Coach
West Lindsey, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Watford, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Fleet, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Washington, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Rossmore, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
St Albans, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Alton, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Nuneaton, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Leicester, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Blaby, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Bordon, United Kingdom
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Gymnastics Coach
Dunstable, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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Gymnastics Coach
Plymouth, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Watford, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Slough, United Kingdom
Everyone Active
Gymnastics Coach
Spelthorne, United Kingdom
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Gymnastics Coach
Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom
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Gymnastics Coach
Chichester, United Kingdom
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Gymnastics Coach
Ealing, United Kingdom
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