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  Studio Sofield bring classic design and luxury amenities to New York residences
Studio Sofield have designed a house and tower residential pairing in New York's prestigious Upper East Side, blending classical and contemporary architecture that is drawn through into a generous offering of luxury amenities. Beckford House & Tower comprises two adjacent and complementary buildings with a .... more
  Hussle's crowd-funding 'overfunded' within days
Online fitness marketplace Hussle has reached overfunded status within days of launching its first ever crowdfunding campaign. The campaign had hoped to raise £1m from its customers, as part of a wider £8m investment from existing investors. After an initial private launch, which was restricted to members .... more
  Studio Ramoprimo's colourful gym lets users shape their training
Studio Ramoprimo has created a gym in Beijing's Indigo East Hotel that is designed to allow users to shape their own training path during one-on-one fitness classes. MFit Space 01 covers 600sq m (6,500sq ft) and is split across two levels. It features a varied selection of spaces and equipment types, .... more
  ukactive CEO calls on Boris Johnson to extend business rate discount for gyms and leisure centres
Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, has written to Boris Johnson, requesting that the Prime Minister's proposed business rate discount will be extended to gyms and leisure centres. Edwards wrote the letter following Johnson's speech at the CBI conference on 18 November, in which he unveiled a package of measures .... more
  CitizenM to break ground on Gensler and Concrete-designed hotel at Miami Worldcenter
CitizenM is due to break ground this week on its Miami Worldcenter hotel designed by Gensler and its long-term collaborator Concrete, which will mix feature-rich rooms with a varied amenities offering for guests. The 128,000sq ft (11,900sq m), 12-storey hotel will accommodate 351 guestrooms, all with rain .... more
  National Tennis Academy opens its doors at Loughborough University
The new National Tennis Academy at Loughborough University has officially opened its doors to the next generation of talented British tennis players. Developed by the sport's national governing body, Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the academy will deliver a professional-style, interdisciplinary training .... more
  New IAAPA chair Amanda Thompson targets progress on safety and sustainability
The development of a global safety standard for the attractions industry is high on the wish list of incoming IAAPA chair Amanda Thompson, whose tenure begins today (Tuesday 19 November). Thompson, who has been the managing director of Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the UK since 2004, becomes only the third woman .... more
  HOK and ERRE design sports and entertainment arena for Valencia
HOK and ERRE have designed a €220m (US$243m, £188m) arena for Valencia that will be used for music, arts, culture and sporting events. Designed for the client Licampa 1617, the facility will house a 1,200sq m (12,900sq ft) multipurpose room, a 1,300-capacity underground and multistorey car park and the .... more
  PT studio operator Ultimate Performance reveals plans for three new sites
Personal training company Ultimate Performance has revealed plans to add three new clubs to its growing UK portfolio. The company will open a 3,000sq ft (279sq m) studio in central Leeds in January 2020, followed by further launches in Liverpool and central London (St Paul's). Leeds is the company’s eighth .... more
  New images reveal Heatherwick's 1000 Trees as it nears completion
Heatherwick Studio have released new images of its 300,000sq m (3,230,000sq ft) mixed-use development 1000 Trees as it approaches completion. Located on a 15ac (6ha) site in Shanghai, 1000 Trees takes the form of a mountain-like tree-covered topography. Unconventionally, the building's hundreds of structural .... more
  Cultural buildings must create social links, says Elizabeth de Portzamparc
Elizabeth de Portzamparc has argued that cultural buildings like libraries and museums shouldn't just preserve knowledge and heritage, but should forge social links too by ensuring their accessibility and approachability. De Portzamparc was speaking in the most recent issue of CLADmag following the opening of .... more
  Physical activity may protect against depression
Increased exercise levels can significantly reduce the chances of developing depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition. That is the key finding of a study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, which showed that individuals who engaged in regular exercise each .... more
  MAD's organic bubbles provide new spaces in Beijing community
MAD Architects have inserted a number of organically-shaped bubbles into the fabric of Beijing's Qianmen district to provide new space, new use cases and incentives for younger generations to return to the area. The Hutong Bubble 218 project sees organically-shaped interstitial interventions inserted into the .... more
  MYXfitness becomes latest company to enter at-home fitness as market hots up
Wellness company MYXfitness has become the latest company to launch an on-demand, at-home fitness offer, looking to engage consumers directly through virtual fitness. MYXfitness' package includes a commercial-grade Star Trac Stationary Bike Trainer fitted with a 21.5-inch interactive tablet, accompanied with a .... more
  Luca Curci rethinks lifestyles and communities with water-based vertical city concept
Luca Curci Architects have designed a water-based vertical city concept designed to encourage healthier lifestyles and to reimagine the traditional concepts of community and society. The 750m (2,500ft)-high city-building is intended to be population-dense, accommodating 25,000 people across 180 floors, but also .... more
Jobs in this issue
Assistant General Manager - Waterloo
London, England
The Gym Group
Extreme Supervisors
W Swindon District Centre, Swindon SN5 7DL, UK
GLL
Assistant General Manager - Shirley Solihull
West Midlands, England
The Gym Group
Health, Safety and Environmental Manager
Kent, England
Mytime Active
Recreation Assistant
Cardiff, UK
Legacy Leisure
Recreation Assistant
Bristol, UK
Parkwood Leisure
Swimming Instructors
Erewash District, UK
Legacy Leisure
Yoga Instructor
West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK
Lex Leisure
Group Fitness Instructor
West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK
Lex Leisure
Group Fitness Instructor
West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK
Lex Leisure
Group Fitness Instructor
West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK
Lex Leisure
Group Fitness Instructor- HIIT
West Bridgford, Nottingham, UK
Lex Leisure
Events Manager
Salford, UK
Royal Horticultural Society
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Milton Keynes, UK
The Gym Group
Team Leader
Fareham, UK
Everyone Active
Membership Sales Advisor
Maidenhead, UK
Legacy Leisure
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Southampton, UK
The Gym Group
Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)
Berkshire, Reading, UK
GLL
SOHO Store Supervisor
Bradley Stoke, Bristol, UK
Circadian Leisure Trust
Customer Services Advisor
Yate, Bristol, UK
Circadian Leisure Trust
Customer Services Advisor
Bristol, UK
Circadian Leisure Trust
Personal Trainer / Fitness Trainer
Wealdstone, Harrow, UK
The Gym Group
Climbing Instructor
Amersham, Buckinghamshire, UK
GLL
Spa Therapist
Notting Hill, London, UK
GLL
Spa Therapist
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, UK
GLL
Ice Assistant
Swindon, Wiltshire, UK
GLL
Duty Manager
Bromley, UK
Mytime Active




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