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  Love is the secret to success says Jetts Fitness CEO Elaine Jobson
Elaine Jobson, CEO of Jetts Fitness, has revealed the fitness company’s unique culture and strategy behind member growth and retention in a competitive market. In an exclusive interview with HCM, Jobson explained how she has adapted Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs to break the member journey down, and give .... more
  Blok reveals new fund-raise and ambitious growth plan
Blok has launched a third fundraising campaign on Crowdcube. The company’s goal is to reach £500,000 – ahead of a £3-£5m Series A funding round in 2023 – to drive the development of its hybrid digital platform and additional clubs in the UK. The raise is currently sitting at over £200k from 81 investors after two .... more
  Alton Towers' iconic Nemesis coaster closes for major revamp
The famous Nemesis ride at UK theme park, Alton Towers, has closed for a major revamp. The steel rollercoaster, designed by Bolliger & Mabillard first opened in 1994 and has since become one of the park's most popular rides. Costing £10m to build at the time, the ride was the first inverted rollercoaster in Europe – with train carriages running under the tracks .... more
  Educational charity NCFE acquires Active IQ from Ascend Learning
Active IQ has been acquired by educational charity NCFE from its parent company, US-based Ascend Learning. The move follows Ascend's decision to close down its other UK-based brand, Premier Global NASM – a move that was announced in June this year and takes effect at the year-end. The NCFE deal marks the final .... more
  Battersea Power Station's chimney experience whisks guests up 109m in a glass elevator
The highly anticipated chimney lift experience at the Battersea Power Station has opened to the public. Called Lift 109, the glass elevator adds a unique experience to the capital's wide range of visitor attractions, offering guests an ascent of 109m up to the top of one of the power station's iconic chimneys .... more
  Mark Braithwaite moves from 1Life to launch LATC for Sandwell BC
Mark Braithwaite is to join Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council as chief operating officer. Braithwaite, formerly CEO of leisure management contracting firm 1Life, will start with Sandwell on 11 January. Ian Hendrie will assume the role of MD at 1Life, with Steve Bambury stepping into the role of COO. In his .... more
  Eureka! tackles STEM with new Science + Discovery Centre
Eureka! Science + Discovery Centre in Seacombe, UK has opened its doors to the public. The attraction is the second in the Eureka! family, following the opening of the original and much loved Eureka! The National Children's Museum in Halifax in 1992. Using interactive and immersive exhibits and attractions, .... more
  Exercise should be considered a core treatment for arthritis
Exercise should be considered as a core treatment for those suffering from arthritis caused by wear-and-tear. New draft guidelines, published for the UK's National Health Service (NHS) by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), state that physical activity can ease pain and help .... more
  UK fitness industry fights for continuation of government energy support from April 2023
A number of UK local authorities and their leisure management partners are in crisis due to rising energy costs, with 40 per cent saying leisure centres and swimming pools will be closed or services reduced before the end of March 2023 unless they receive support from the government. The numbers come from a .... more
  Trib3’s Kevin Yates named as an Entrepreneur of the Year at Great British Entrepreneur Awards
Kevin Yates, founder and CEO of Trib3 has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. He joins eight other winners in the health and beauty section, which includes the fitness industry. "It’s fantastic that entrepreneurs building a healthier, fitter future are getting .... more
  National Trust plans immersive experience at Bath Assembly Rooms
The National Trust has appointed design and build practice Sarner to create a new immersive visitor experience at the iconic Bath Assembly Rooms. Designed by John Wood the Younger in 1769, the Assembly Rooms are located in the heart of the World Heritage City of Bath, UK. In their time, the Assembly Rooms were .... more
  Instagram’s most popular UK gyms revealed
A list of 250 of the UK’s most popular gyms on Instagram has crowned Psycle in Oxford Circus the most posted club. According to the list drawn up by Versaclimber UK, it has accrued 14,200 posts on the social media network. UFit Fitness in Cardiff came second with 12,800 tags, and Equinox Kensingtonmore
  Digital art installation in Nanjing helps the public keep an eye on exoplanets
A permanent public art sculpture allows the public to observe the galaxy's exoplanets – which human life could potentially exist on. Data Gate is the brainchild of creative media studio, Ouchhh, and is comprised of 360 LED installations. Commissioned by the Chinese Government and located in Nanjing, the .... more
  World Health Organization, FIFA and Qatar launch gamified movement-tracking app
Sport for Health, a collaboration between The World Health Organization (WHO), FIFA and Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health, has released an app called Gen Move Season 1 to coincide with the World Cup in Qatar, with the aim of increasing physical activity among millions of children worldwide. Game developer G13R, .... more
  Google’s Health Connect launches to the public in beta mode
Google’s Health Connect is now accessible to the public in beta mode and can be downloaded from Google Play. The app’s development started earlier this year in a tie-up with Samsung, with early adopters such as MyFitnessPal, Oura and Peloton. Today there are more than ten apps available, adding the likes of .... more
Jobs in this issue
Leisure Development Officer
Canterbury, UK
Canterbury Council
Operations Assistant/Lifeguard
Lutterworth, UK
Everyone Active
Membership Consultant
Lutterworth, UK
Everyone Active
Duty Manager
Sevenoaks, UK
Everyone Active
Fitness Motivator and Personal Trainer
Romford, UK
Everyone Active
Fitness Motivator and Personal Trainer
Pimlico, London, UK
Everyone Active
Fitness Motivator and Personal Trainer
Paddington, London, UK
Everyone Active
Fitness Motivator and Personal Trainer
Dagenham, UK
Everyone Active
Membership Consultants
Bristol, UK
Everyone Active
Operations Assistant/Lifeguard
Warwick, UK
Everyone Active
Finance and Admin Manager
Market Harborough, UK
Everyone Active
Duty Manager
Potters Bar, UK
InspireAll
Contract Fitness Manager
Leamington Spa, UK
Everyone Active
Leisure Attendant
Darlaston, Wednesbury, UK
Walsall Council
Sales
Leamington Spa, UK
Everyone Active
Leisure Assistant (Lifeguard)
Potters Bar, UK
InspireAll
Head of SportsPark
Whiteknights Road, Reading, UK
University of Reading
The Wave Destination Venue Manager
Coventry, UK
CV Life
Lifeguard
Liverpool, UK
University of Liverpool
Leisure Attendants (Lifeguards)
Bloxwich, Walsall, UK
Walsall Council
General Manager
Wrexham, UK
Wrexham Tennis Centre
Membership Consultant
Southam
Everyone Active
Sports Coach/Activity Leader
Rickmansworth
Everyone Active
Sports Coach/Activity Leader
Wembley, London
Everyone Active
Sports Coach/Activity Leader
Harrow
Everyone Active
Duty Officer
Brighton, UK
University of Brighton
Active Communities Coordinator
Harrow
Everyone Active




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