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  Fitness First UK’s Red Monday campaign bags a thousand new members with 'burn off your bills' energy prize
Fitness First’s annual Red Monday campaign, which ran across the UK on 16 January 2023, increased visits by a third and resulted in sign ups from a thousand new members. Usually member attendances during January are 13,000 a day, on average, across all 39 clubs, but Red Monday brought in 17,885 – a 32 per cent .... more
  Xponential to open first BFT franchise in London
Xponential Fitness will open its first Body Fit Training (BFT) franchise in London in February in Queen's Circus, half a mile from the new Battersea Power Station development which will be home to Third Space, Boom Cycle and BMF when complete. The BFT studio will be led by personal trainer Charlie Hendrie and – .... more
  Tanni Grey-Thompson joins fight for sector energy support
The damaging effect of the energy crisis due to government inaction and the impact on the health of the UK population saw Tanni Grey-Thompson lobbying the government in the House of Lords recently. Grey-Thompson said the current state of the UK’s health and wellbeing was a “real barrier to levelling up” and that .... more
  London's Natural History Museum works with Thoughtworks and Amazon on Urban Nature project
Natural History Museum has embarked on a project which will turn the iconic museum's London location into a biologically diverse green space. The Museum's five-acre site in South Kensington is being transformed into a welcoming and accessible green space, which will include new outdoor galleries. As part of .... more
  Continuum Attractions takes over Loch Ness attraction and pledge £1.5m investment
Continuum Attractions has acquired The Loch Ness Centre and Exhibition near Inverness, Scotland, UK. The visitor attractions group has taken a long lease on the iconic tourism site with immediate plans to upgrade the guest offer. The company will invest £1.5m into the refurbishment and reopening of the .... more
  All Trails – now with 45m users globally – rebrands and revamps community platform
All Trails, an app that connects people with hiking and running trails all over the world, has expanded its community platform and unveiled a new brand identity. The app, which launched in 2011, now has over 400,000 curated trails and supports 45m users who have logged 700m miles of trails in every continent and .... more
  Workforce State of Mind survey for health and fitness goes live
The 2023 Workforce State of Mind Survey is now live and available for all professionals working in the fitness, physical activity and wellness industries. Now in its third year, the research project explores the mental wellbeing of people at all levels of the workforce as well as asks employers about approaches .... more
  Esbjerg’s landmark maritime center, designed by WERK Arkitekter and Snøhetta, opens to the public
A new landmark maritime centre has opened to the public in Esbjerg, Denmark. Created by WERK Arkitekter and Snøhetta, the centre has been designed as a shared space for watersport clubs and visitors along the port, providing the town with a social maritime hub and architectural landmark. Dubbed "The .... more
  Mike Farrar says physical activity sector must ‘be at the heart’ of the health service
In his first speech as chair at UK Active, Mike Farrar said the physical activity sector must be “at the heart” of the NHS, the care system, the education system and the workplace. Speaking at UK Active’s inaugural Strategic Partner event – which brought together the health, fitness, local government, sport and wellbeing sectors in London on 17 January – Farrar .... more
  Pure Gym launches first club in Dubai and plans second opening next week
Pure Gym Arabia, the franchise partner of Pure Gym Group in the Middle East, has opened its first club, Nad Al Sheba, in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. The chain will be launching its second Dubai club next week as part of its plans to open over 20 gyms across the UAE. Facilities at Nad Al Sheba include a .... more
  SEVEN to open world’s first indoor Discovery Adventures centres in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Entertainment Ventures (SEVEN) has signed an exclusive partnership agreement with Warner Bros. Discovery to bring purpose-built indoor adventures centres to the Kingdom. The new Discovery Adventures centres will integrate Discovery’s media content and will be designed to enable young people to "be .... more
  Eden Project Morecambe secures £50m Levelling Up investment
Plans to create a new Eden Project North attraction in Morecambe, UK, have been given a major boost after the central government pledged to support the scheme with £50m worth of funding. The £50m investment is half of the £100m needed to build the coastal-themed, eco-tourism attraction. The development .... more
  This new wearable is powered by motion and bodyheat
BHeart – a health-tracking wrist wearable with an “endless” battery – was unveiled by Baracoda at CMS 2023. The screenless watch band has been designed to integrate with an existing timepiece or to be worn as a bracelet. It uses patent-pending BMotion energy harvesting technology, which charges from motion, body .... more
  Storm LDN to raise £2m for ten clubs – 25% of profits fund charity for at-risk youths
Storm LDN, a community-supporting boutique boxing gym concept based in London, is gearing up to open a £2m seed-funding round from 9 February. Currently with one site, in Queens Park, the raise will support the company’s growth to six studios by Q2 2024. Further scaling to ten locations – which will be .... more
  Myzone CEO Dave Wright elected to UK Active board
Dave Wright, CEO of Myzone, has re-joined UK Active’s board of directors for a three-year term. He previously served from 2009 to 2014 and will represent the ‘Wider Activity’ section of the non-profit’s 4,500-strong membership body. The election process was held in November 2022 and approved on 15 December 2022, .... more
Jobs in this issue
Head of Leisure Service Operations
Tower Hamlets, UK
Tower Hamlets
Lifeguard
Liverpool, UK
University of Liverpool
Swimming Teachers
High Wycombe, UK
Seriously FUN Swimming Schools
Swimming Teacher
Wooburn Green
Seriously FUN Swimming Schools
Health and Wellbeing Facilities Manager
Beverley, UK
East Riding of Yorkshire Council
Swimming Teacher
Bristol
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Swim Teacher
Bristol
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Operations Assistant/Lifeguard (NPLQ required)
Bristol
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Contract Fitness Manager
Bristol
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Fitness Manager
Wythenshawe, Manchester, UK
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Operations Assistant/Lifeguard (NPLQ required)
Basildon, UK
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Recreation Attendant
Wythenshawe
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Swim Teacher
Wythenshawe
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Sales & Front of House Manager
Wythenshawe
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Contract Activity & Wellbeing Manager
West Midlands
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Operations Assistant/Lifeguard
Sevenoaks
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Centre Manager
Nottingham, UK
Lex Leisure
Swim Teacher
Sevenoaks
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Operations Assistant/Lifeguard (NPLQ required)
Sevenoaks
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Membership Consultant
Basildon, UK
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Team Leader
Basildon, UK
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Duty Manager
Parkstone, Poole, UK
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Team Leader
Parkstone, Poole, UK
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Leisure Services Officer
Burton-on-Trent, UK
East Staffordshire Borough Council
Contract Swim Manager
Cirencester, UK
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Operations Assistant/Lifeguard
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, UK
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Swim Teacher
Harpenden, UK
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