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  Workouts are with a view through one of world's largest glass panels in Invisible Studio-designed gym
UK-based architects Invisible Studio, founded by Piers Taylor, have designed a 150sq m (1,600sq ft) gym for the Newt Hotel in Somerset that they say has one of the largest glass panels in the world. Measuring 15m (49ft) wide and 3.3m (10.8ft) tall, the window is designed to give a clear and unbroken view of the .... more
  Swiss National Museum debuts exhibition in renovated west wing
An overview of Swiss craftsmanship dating back a thousand years of history has gone on display at the Swiss National Museum in Zurich, with the opening of a new exhibition in the building's newly renovated west wing. The Collection is stage-managed by Atelier Brückner and is set across a number of rooms .... more
  David Adjaye's Ruby City art gallery has opened in Texas
The Ruby City contemporary art centre, designed by British architect Sir David Adjaye, has opened in San Antonio, Texas. So-called because of the ruby red colour of its precast concrete exterior, the 14,000sq ft (1,300sq m) gallery houses more than 900 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works. Its .... more
  £4m TIED project activates 5,000 people from low socio-economic groups
Around 5,000 people from low socio-economic groups have been encouraged to become more physically active during the first year of The Tackling Inactivity and Economic Disadvantage (TIED) project. Funded by Sport England, TIED has seen a total of £4m being invested in 35 projects, delivering activities in .... more
  The Foundry plans to expand its inclusive boutique fitness concept outside of London
Boutique fitness operator The Foundry, which offers free and subsidised classes for those on state benefits, is preparing to expand its presence beyond its current base in London. Founded by Ben Gotting and Dave Thomas in 2015, the company offers group exercise classes and semi-private personal training. .... more
  Aerotel opens short-stay, nap-focused hotel inside Heathrow T3
Airport hotel chain Aerotel has opened the first and only hotel inside Heathrow Airport's Terminal 3, which is located and designed for the convenience and comfort of late-night and early morning travellers. Aerotel London Heathrow is located "steps away" from the check-in desks, a five-minute walk to the .... more
  Sculptural shipwreck tower with observation deck planned for Prague
Sculptor David Černý and architect Tomáš Císař from the studio Black n' Arch have designed a 135m ( 450ft)-tall tower for Prague that is shaped like an upended shipwreck and has an observation deck at the top. Top Tower comprises a conventional high-rise tower with a base section that partially acts as a .... more
  Colliers: health and fitness sector presenting 'great opportunities' for real estate developers
Real estate developers are increasingly looking to tap into the "great opportunities" being offered by the growth of the UK’s health and fitness sector. According to Ross Kirton, head of UK leisure agency at property specialist Colliers International, the heightened awareness of the importance of physical .... more
  Silverstone Experience to open later this month following construction delays
The Silverstone Experience, a National Lottery Heritage Fund-backed project that will put the archive of the British Racing Drivers' Club (BRDC) on display to the public, will open in Northamptonshire, UK, on 25 October. The £20m (US$24.6m, €22.3m) project has taken seven years to bring to fruition, with a .... more
  Scotland's Active Schools programme continues to grow
Latest figures from the Active Schools programme in Scotland show that the number of children taking part in the initiative is still growing, with 7.3 million visits made to activities across Scotland in 2018-19. The figure marks a small increase of 0.4 per cent on the previous year – but follows a year of .... more
  Three rising stars named winners of Future Fit Training's Legacy Award
Three health and fitness industry professionals at the beginning of their careers have been named as winners of Future Fit Training's Legacy Awards. The Legacy Awards were set up to commemorate Future Fit’s 25th anniversary and "give something back to the sector" by rewarding individuals who are passionate about .... more
  Salient converts neglected Indian heritage plaza into boutique hotel
Kolkata-based Salient Design Studio has, for the first time outside India, shown off a boutique hotel it designed on a converted heritage plaza that recollects a 19th century, pre-independence Bengali home. Based on the fictional story of Kaliprasanna Singha who fought off British soldiers from his property, the .... more
  PortAventura announces plans to build Europe's largest solar park
PortAventura, the theme park and resort near Barcelona, Spain, is planning to install what will be the largest self-consumption solar plant in a European resort, enabling it to derive a third of its energy needs from the sun. The US$6m (€5.4m, £4.9m) project will see the installation of 22,000 solar panels, .... more
  CMO report: 10 recommendations to end childhood obesity
The outgoing chief medical officer, professor Dame Sally Davies, has called for urgent action across the industry – and the public sector – to help the government reach its target of halving childhood obesity by 2030. In a hard-hitting report, entitled Time to Solve Childhood Obesity, professor Davies sets .... more
  Brooks + Scarpa and KMF Architects design revealed for Mennello Museum expansion
Newly unveiled designs Brooks + Scarpa and KMF Architects for a $20m (€18m, £16m), 40,000sq ft (3,700sq m) expansion of Florida's Mennello Museum of American Art show a mixture and merging of indoor and outdoor spaces. Integrated with the existing 12,000sq ft (1,100sq m) museum building, the new structure mixes .... more
Jobs in this issue
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Liskeard, Cornwall, UK
GLL
Duty Manager
Snaresbrook, London, UK
Sylvestrian Leisure Centre
Operations Manager
Enderby, Leicester, UK
Everyone Active
Catering Assistant
Midhurst, UK
Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
Thanet, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Kent, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
Nottinghamshire, England
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer
London, UK
The Gym Group
Leisure Centre Supervisor
Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK
GLL
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Birmingham, UK
The Gym Group
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Norwich, UK
The Gym Group
Swimming Teacher
Boreham, Chelmsford, UK
New Hall School
Lifeguard
Boreham, Chelmsford, UK
New Hall School
Saturday Swimming Teacher
Boreham, Chelmsford, UK
New Hall School
Graduate Boarding Assistants
Boreham, Chelmsford, UK
New Hall School
Female Lifeguard
London, UK
Everyone Active
Lecturer in Cricket
Preston, UK
Myerscough College
Level 2 Swimming Teacher
South Oxhey, Watford, UK
Everyone Active
Level 2 Swimming Teachers
South Oxhey, Watford, UK
Everyone Active
Beauty Therapists
Brandon, UK
Center Parcs
Beauty Therapist
Woburn, Milton Keynes, UK
Center Parcs
Beauty / Spa Therapist
Ballymahon, County Longford, Ireland
Center Parcs
Spa Assistant
County Longford, Ireland
Center Parcs
Beauty Therapist
Warminster, UK
Center Parcs
Weekend Express Beauty Therapist
Warminster, UK
Center Parcs
Weekend Beauty Therapists
Warminster, UK
Center Parcs
Duty Manager
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, UK
GLL




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