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  New Apple Watch Connected programme rewards gym members
Tech giant Apple is venturing further into the wellness space by launching a new Apple Watch Connected programme, designed to reward gym members for wearing the watch during their exercise sessions. Launched this month (January 2020), the service will be built around the "Earn with Watch" incentive programme, .... more
  Copenhagen restaurant interior made from single Douglas fir tree
Vermland design studio has created an interior for a restaurant in Copenhagen that is made entirely out of the wood from a single Douglas fir tree. Hverdagen was conceived to serve everyday food with an approach that is experimental and sustainable – in terms of both the ingredients used and the space in which it .... more
  Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre opens – signs partnership deal with GO fit
Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre (AWRC) will officially open on 24 January. The facility, which forms the centrepiece of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, has been dubbed the most advanced research centre in the world for developing innovations that increase physical activity. .... more
  Schmidt Hammer Lassen design hybrid library-theatre for Skien
A team led by Schmidt Hammer Lassen (SHL) is one of two left in the running to create a new library in Skien, Norway, with a hybrid design that will allow visitors to experience the work and influence of Henrik Ibsen. The Ibsen Library is being established to drive increased social involvement and democratic .... more
  James Mollison, founding director of The National Gallery Australia, dies, aged 88
James Mollison, the founding director of The National Gallery of Australia, has died aged 88. Mollison, who served as director of The NGA from 1977 until 1989, died of a heart attack on 19 January 2020. He was best known for coordinating the then-controversial acquisition of Jackson Pollock's abstract .... more
  Project Orange and Jealous Gallery create theatrical nhow hotel
Project Orange and Jealous Gallery have collaborated to tell the story of London through a series of "dramatic and playful installations" at nhow Hotels' new venue in the UK capital. The concept behind the design of nhow London is ‘London Reloaded’, which is conveyed through a series of theatrical vistas and bold .... more
  US$14m capital investment campaign for Florida Aquarium
The Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay, US, has announced a series of projects and initiatives, many of which are to open in 2020, in recognition of its 25th anniversary celebrations. Initiatives will seek to grow its animal collection, create new guest experiences, expand the aquarium's conservation efforts, .... more
  Action PR's Speedflex studios integrate technology for small group workouts
Action PR have created a new studio design for Everyone Active's Fortis Powered by Speedflex fitness brand that is focussed on inclusivity and integrates the workout technology into the space. Speedflex is a type of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) delivered using resistance exercise machines in .... more
  Studio Roosegaarde create glowing stone Holocaust memorial
A temporary memorial for victims of the Holocaust, designed by Studio Roosegaarde, is on display in the Netherlands, with 104,000 luminescent stones representing each one of the country's victims. Levenslicht (literally "Lifelight") was created for the National Committee for 4 and 5 May, a Dutch authority for war .... more
  Gold's Gym reports 'strongest year of growth in company history'
Gold's Gym completed 22 US franchise agreements and a total of 35 new openings worldwide during 2019 – the most in a single year in the company's history. The franchised fitness giant's growth during the year focused on emerging markets, with nine new sites opening in Japan, eight in India, five in Saudi Arabia .... more
  Querkraft Architekten create a newly social IKEA concept for Vienna
Querkraft Architekten have worked with IKEA Austria to design a new type of IKEA city centre store that will not only be a place to shop, but to meet, socialise, attend events, eat, drink and experience when it opens in 2021. IKEA Vienna Westbahnhof will be located on one of the main shopping streets in the city, .... more
  3D printing could democratise heritage and help museums in repatriation debate
Researchers at the University of Brighton in the UK have been experimenting with 3D printing technologies as a way of democratising cultural heritage, as well as helping museums to "decolonise" by repatriating items to their original owners. Dr Karina Rodriguez Echavarria, principal lecturer at the university's .... more
  Leisure sectors attracting five times as many young people as there are jobs available
Five times as many young people want to work in leisure sectors such as sport, arts, culture and entertainment as there are jobs available. The figure comes from a major report published by charity Education and Employers, which suggests that a number of industry sectors – including those within leisure – could .... more
  Francl Architecture ice sports centre features vast wave-like timber roof
Francl Architecture have created a new ice sports centre in the Canadian city of Surrey, British Columbia, with a vast timber roof that recalls the waves of the nearby Fraser River. The North Surrey Sports and Ice Complex, which opened late last year, covers an area of 134,000sq ft (12,500sq m) and houses three .... more
  Residents to enjoy $42m of amenities at Bangkok's SCOPE Langsuan tower
Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) and Thomas Juul-Hansen have designed a $300m (€270m, £230m) apartment tower for Bangkok, Thailand, that will boast 2,500sq m (27,000sq ft) of entertainment and health amenities for residents. SCOPE Langsuan, which is scheduled for completion in early 2023, will cover an area of 42,000sq .... more
Jobs in this issue
Contact Centre Advisor
Yate Leisure Centre Kennedy Way, Yate, Bristol, UK
Circadian Leisure Trust
Pool Lifeguards
Corsham, UK
Wiltshire Council
Membership Sales Officer
Horsham, UK
EMD UK
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Bracknell, UK
The Gym Group
Regional Business Manager
Belfast, UK
GLL
Leisure Project Manager
Belfast, UK
GLL
Membership Sales Advisor
Kettering
energie fitness
Personal Trainer
Kettering
energie fitness
Fitness Instructor
Kettering
energie fitness
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Stockport, UK
The Gym Group
GP Referral Instructor
Crawley, UK
Everyone Active
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Rotherham, UK
The Gym Group
Cleaner
Alton, UK
Everyone Active
Fitness Consultant
Calne, UK
Wiltshire Council
Front of House Manager
Midhurst, UK
Everyone Active
Personal Trainer
Croydon, UK
PureGym
Personal Trainer
Wandsworth, London, UK
PureGym
Personal Trainer
Hemel Hempstead, UK
PureGym
Personal Trainer
Epsom, UK
PureGym
Personal Trainer
London, UK
PureGym
Personal Trainer
Reading, UK
PureGym
Personal Trainer
Warrington, UK
PureGym
Personal Trainer
Stretford, Manchester, UK
PureGym
Personal Trainer
Debdale, Manchester, UK
PureGym
Personal Trainer
Widnes, UK
PureGym
Personal Trainer
Bedford, UK
PureGym
Personal Trainer
Manchester, UK
PureGym




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