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  World Gym launches strength-only club concept
World Gym International has launched a strength-only gym concept, which it says will cater for a need to provide franchisees with the option of a smaller-sized footprint and strong unit economics. Called World Gym Legacy, the concept is optimized for a smaller footprint and designed for markets where larger .... more
  Universal's Epic Universe set to open in 2025
Building work on Universal's Epic Universe – a new theme park at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida, US – is advancing and the park is set to open to visitors in 2025. The park, whose construction was severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic throughout 2020 and 2021, was initially set for a 2023 opening. .... more
  Seventh International Museum Construction Congress to be held in Norway this year
The International Museum Construction Congress (IMCC) will take place in the Norwegian capital city, Oslo, from 6 to 8 November 2022. Now in its seventh edition, the three-day IMCC is designed for international museum leaders, architects, project managers, museum leaders and any other professionals involved in .... more
  The 'world's most anticipated museum' to finally open this year
The Grand Egyptian Museum is set to finally open its doors after a design and construction project which has taken more than 20 years to complete. Touted as the world's most anticipated museum – thanks to both its unique design and the treasures it will house – the attraction was first announced to the world in .... more
  Pure Gym founder, Peter Roberts, invests in personal training app Another Round
Peter Roberts, former CEO and founder of Pure Gym, has invested in Another Round, a personal training app which utilises AI and machine learning. Roberts is among a team of former Pure Gym executives – which includes Jacques de Bruin, ex-COO – to have backed the app, which was launched in 2018 by Max Cotton, an .... more
  IHRSA Global Report finds reassuring signs of recovery with some operators beating pre-pandemic numbers
Fitness markets around the globe are demonstrating "reassuring signs of recovery" following the pandemic disruptions according to the new 2022 IHRSA Global Report. The recovery shows the importance of the bricks-and-mortar component of the fitness industry, with growth returning despite the .... more
  Horniman Museum to return 72 looted artefacts to Nigeria
The Horniman Museum in London, UK has agreed to return a collection of artefacts looted in the 19th Century from the Kingdom of Benin. The objects were forcibly removed from Benin City during the British military incursion in February 1897 and were among thousands of artefacts taken out of the country, which .... more
  Sesnan questions Tower Hamlet insourcing decision – says it will increase costs by £2.1m a year
Mark Sesnan, CEO of GLL, has pushed back on Tower Hamlet Council’s decision to take the operation of its leisure services back in-house when GLL’s contract ends in April 2024, saying it will increase costs. Sesnan told HCM “We’re obviously extremely disappointed with the decision to change delivery .... more
  Decommissioned oil rig transformed into See Monster art installation
An oil rig that spent three decades in the North Sea before it was retired last year is being transformed into an interactive art installation in Weston-super-Mare, UK. Called 'See Monster', the 450-tonne structure is the brainchild of ​​design company Newsubstance. Described as a "celebration of the great .... more
  Ohm Fitness opens first EMS studio – plans 45 US locations over three years
Ohm Fitness, a new franchised studio concept, has opened its first location in Scottsdale, Arizona. Delivering small group workouts using electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), Ohm offers 25-minute, low-intense workouts which, it says, have the same benefits as two-hour "traditional" exercise sessions. Ohm .... more
  Nike's Serena Williams Building, designed by Skylab, follows the concept of flow
The new Serena Williams Building at Nike World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon, US, has been declared open. The 1m sq ft building, designed by architects Skylab, is the largest structure on the Nike campus and establishes new links to the existing campus through restored wetlands, public plazas, and view .... more
  Solar technology reduces swimming pool heating costs to zero in energy-saving pilot scheme
Easton Leisure Centre in the UK has announced a 100 per cent reduction in heating costs of its 25m swimming pool this summer. Leading a pilot project set up by Bristol City Council and Everyone Active, 800 solar thermal tubes were installed on the roof in May, costing £89,000, which has cut its energy costs .... more
  Gym Group bullish about prospects – on track for £45m EBITDA in 2022
The Gym Group saw its membership grow by 10 per cent during the first six months of 2022 to 790,000, with revenues jumping to £84.2m – a 187 per cent increase on the first half of the COVID-19-affected 2021, giving an EBITDA of £17m. Analysts are predicting a full-year EBITDA of around £45m. The low-cost .... more
  Saudi Arabia's Neom mega-development to include 100-mile long 'horizontal skyscraper city'
Plans have been revealed for a 100-mile-long structure that is set to become the centrepiece of the ambitious Neom mega-development in Saudi Arabia. Called The Line, the "horizontal city" will be 200m wide and built on a footprint of just 34sq km. Designed to run on 100 per cent renewable energy The Line will .... more
  Aussie World launches Dingo Racer coaster
The Aussie World theme park on Australia’s Sunshine Coast has launched its first rollercoaster. The Dingo Racer spinning coaster, which was built by Reverchon Rides, promises to take parkgoers on a journey through a Mad Max themed attraction close to home. The ride has a capacity of 960 people per hour, seats four .... more
Jobs in this issue
Food and Beverage Manager
Hanwell, London, UK
Everyone Active
Duty Manager Golf
Hanwell, London, UK
Everyone Active
Duty Manager
Stroud, UK
Everyone Active
Exercise Therapist
Glenburnie Road, London SW17 7DJ, UK
South West London & St.Georges NHS
Fitness Instructor (part-time)
Southport, UK
Sefton Council
Fitness Instructor
Southport, UK
Sefton Council
Assistant Development Officer (Lifestyles)
Netherton, Bootle, UK
Sefton Council
Activity Manager

Welsh Water
Duty Manager
Shipston-on-Stour, UK
Everyone Active
Leisure Centre Manager
Falkland Islands
Falkland Islands Government
Water Quality Engineer
Edinburgh, UK
Edinburgh Leisure
National Volunteer Manager
Warrington, UK
Wheels for All
Deputy Sports Centre Manager
Frimley, Camberley, UK
The Prospect Trust
Sports Coach
Chelmsford, UK
New Hall School
Fitness Motivator and Personal Trainer
Paddington, London, UK
Everyone Active
Operations Assistant (NPLQ required)
Melton Mowbray, UK
Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Melton Mowbray, UK
Everyone Active
General Manager
Pool Road, Studley, UK
Everyone Active
Swim Teacher
Linby Road, Hucknall, Nottingham, UK
Everyone Active
Swim Teacher
Kirkby in Ashfield, UK
Everyone Active
Operations Assistant
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Everyone Active
Catering Assistant
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Everyone Active
Lifeguards
Trowbridge, UK
Wiltshire Council
Fitness Instructor
Archway, London, UK
energie fitness
Team Leader
Gainsborough, UK
Everyone Active
Recreation Attendant
Basildon, UK
Everyone Active
Swimming Teacher
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK
Everyone Active




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