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  A million people in England have stopped exercising due to COVID
The pandemic has had an "unprecedented" impact on physical activity levels in England, with 1 million more adults becoming physically inactive in the 12 months to May 2021. The figure comes from the latest edition of Sport England's annual Active Lives study – just published – which covers the period .... more
  Little Amal, a puppet of a refugee girl, has walked 5,000km across Europe
A puppet of a refugee girl has 'walked' across Europe on a 5,000km (3,100m) journey, with the help of eleven puppeteers and is now nearing the end of her journey from Syria to the UK. Called Little Amal – a name meaning 'hope' in Arabic – she has been created as part of an artistic project representing the .... more
  énergie opens first club in Spain as part of global expansion
The first énergie Fitness club has opened in Spain as part of a push for global expansion. énergie Barcelona St Cugat will be operated by industry veterans and business partners Rod Hill and George Houtenbos, who in 2020 signed a master franchise agreement with Empowered Brands – owners of énergie fitness – to .... more
  Eden Project Qingdao reaches construction milestone
Construction work on the Eden Project Qingdao visitor attraction in China has reached a major milestone. The main truss of the large, single biome of the project has now been topped out It will then be enclosed with triangular ETFE-pillows, similar to the hexagonal ones used at Eden Project Cornwall. .... more
  World’s first UNESCO digital trail launches in Scotland
Scotland's UNESCO World Heritage Sites are being brought together through the world’s first ever UNESCO digital trail. The trail connects the country’s 13 place-based UNESCO designations, including World Heritage Sites, Biospheres, Global Geoparks and Creative Cities to form a dedicated digital trail. Designed .... more
  International Longevity Centre launches global fitness competition
A global innovation competition has been launched to find ways to encourage and support more older workers to return or remain in the workplace. The "Work for tomorrow: Innovating for an ageing workforce" challenge aims to provide solutions to powering current and future organisations with more experienced .... more
  WilkinsonEyre-designed Compton and Edrich stands revealed at Lord's Cricket Ground
Work has been completed on two new spectator stands at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, UK, adding 2,600 seats to the total capacity of "the home of cricket". The Compton and Edrich stands, designed by WilkinsonEyre, form an integral part of the Marylebone Cricket Club’s (MCC) plans to future-proof the historic .... more
  Xponential hits 1,000 sites outside of North America following US$44m Body Fit Training deal
Xponential Fitness has acquired Body Fit Training in a deal worth US$44m. The deal takes the number of studios open – or contracted to open – across the Xponential Fitness estate outside of North America to 1,000. The Australia-based functional fitness operator becomes the 10th brand in Xponential's portfolio .... more
  Global fitness industry gets back to live events
The global health and fitness industry is returning to a busy programme of live trade shows and industry events, following an 18-month period in which the pandemic disrupted gatherings. This week has seen the 40th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) take place in Dallas, Texas, US, .... more
  Nadine Dorries says sport and physical activity must be 'at the heart of pandemic recovery'
Nadine Dorries, the recently appointed secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport at the DCMS, has promised that the government will place sport and physical activity "at the heart of pandemic recovery". Speaking at the ukactive Conference at London's Guildhall this week, Dorries said that the .... more
  Europa Park extends winter opening for the first time as part of Hallowinter celebration
For the first time in its history, Europa-Park has announced it will remain open between Halloween and the start of its winter schedule as part of a ‘HALLOWinter’ offering. The move is the latest in a series of special openings that has seen the park extending its season. Europa Park will be open every day .... more
  V&A renames childhood museum as part of £13m redevelopment
Construction work has begun on a £13m redevelopment project which will look to transform the V&A Museum of Childhood into the UK’s "premier national museum" entirely dedicated to children. Designed by De Matos Ryan and AOC Architecture, the revamp of the iconic Grade II* listed site in Bethnal Green, London, UK .... more
  ukactive Summit: Tanni sets out vision for physical activity sector’s future
Tanni Grey-Thompson has outlined her vision on how the physical activity sector can play "the fullest role in improving the health of the nation". Speaking at the opening of the annual ukactive Summit in London today (13 October), Tanni said the focus should be on adapting to a "new reality" shaped by the .... more
  Greg Oliver to chair Global Health & Fitness Alliance advisory council
The Global Health & Fitness Alliance (GHFA) has revealed the makeup of its inaugural nine-member Advisory Council, which will oversee the alliance's activities. GHFA is an initiative launched with the support of IHRSA to promote the health and fitness sector as an essential service and a key contributor within .... more
  IHRSA’s 40th annual convention kicks off as a hybrid event
The 40th Annual IHRSA International Convention & Trade Show (IHRSA 2021) begins today in Dallas, Texas, US, offering both an in-person and virtual programme and visitor experience. Sessions at IHRSA 2021 will be translated into five languages – Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and Chinese, allowing .... more
Jobs in this issue
Swimming Teacher
Bedworth, UK
Everyone Active
Operations Assistant
Bristol, UK
Everyone Active
Receptionist
Bristol, UK
Everyone Active
Operations Assistant
Bedworth, UK
Everyone Active
Active Communities Manager
Rickmansworth
Everyone Active
Duty Manager
Whitby
Everyone Active
Fitness Instructor/Gym Administrator
Berkhamsted, UK
Ashlyns School
Sports and Fitness Leader
Berkhamsted, UK
Ashlyns School
Membership Consultant
Market Rasen
Everyone Active
Commercial Operations Manager
Land's End, Penzance, Cornwall, UK
Heritage Great Britain
Membership Consultant
Bedworth, UK
Everyone Active
Swim Teacher
Bristol, UK
Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
Eltham, London, UK
énergie group
DUTY MANAGER
Rickmansworth, UK
Everyone Active
Community Centre Manager
Watford, UK
Watford Football Club Community Education Trust
Operations Manager
Daventry, UK
Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
Erith, UK
énergie group
Level 3 Personal Trainer Apprentice
Colchester, UK
energie fitness
Sports Coach/Activator
Stowmarket, UK
Everyone Active
Swim & Operations Manager
Moulton, Northampton, UK
Everyone Active
Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)
Solihull, UK
Everyone Active
Train To Be A Personal Trainer (The Gym)
Nationwide
The Training Room
Trainee Personal Trainer (Nuffield Health)
Nationwide
The Training Room
Trainee Personal Trainer
Nationwide
The Training Room
Leisure Centre Operations Manager
Bootle, UK
Sefton Council
Trainee Personal Trainer (PureGym)
Nationwide
The Training Room
Sports Centre Duty Manager
Plymouth, UK
Plymouth Marjon University




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