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Duty Manager - Facilities
Salary: Up to £18,000 pa
Location: Stanmore, London, United Kingdom
Company:Aspire National Training Centre


Action Challenge Instructor
Salary: £6.73 per hour
Location:Cumbria, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs
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Deputy General Manager
Salary: Circa £67k per annum
Location:Wiltshire, United Kingdom
Company: Center Parcs
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Instructors
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Location:London, United Kingdom
Company: Les Mills
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Assistant Manager
Salary: £15,000 - £19,000 depending on experience
Location:Various, United Kingdom
Company: Powerleague
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Gym Manager
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Location:Tilehurst, Reading, United Kingdom
Company: Rivers Health and Fitness
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BA (Hons) Sports Development and Coaching
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Location:High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Company: Bucks New University
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BA (Hons) Sports Marketing
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Location:High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Company: Bucks New University
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BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science
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Location:High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Company: Bucks New University
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BSc (Hons) Coaching Science (Top-up)
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Location:High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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Leisure Facilities Manager
Salary: £21,144 – £23,213 pa
Location:Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Company: North Hertfordshire College
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24 Apr 2014
New uni course delves deep into the business of football
The Open University (OU) and The Football League Trust have teamed up to launch a free online short course offering an insight into the business and complexities behind the beautiful game. More>>
24 Apr 2014
Ben Ainslie launches 'inner-city sailing academy' in Southampton
Olympic sailing champion Ben Ainsley has helped launch a sailing academy in Southampton, which aims to attract young inner-city children to take part in the sport. More>>
24 Apr 2014
Liverpool reveals £150m Anfield stadium expansion design plans
Liverpool FC has revealed plans for a new look Anfield stadium, set to boost capacity by 13,300 seats at a cost of £150m. More>>
23 Apr 2014
Tour de France UK volunteers all set for Yorkshire showdown
Thousands of volunteers are gearing up for the ride of their life after being selected as the first ever Tour Makers for the UK-leg of the 2014 Tour de France. More>>
23 Apr 2014
Disability sport in England to receive £8m boost
A total of 44 disability sport projects will share an £8m funding boost from Sport England. More>>
22 Apr 2014
Most children wouldn't miss competitive aspect of school sport
The majority of UK children would not miss the competitive element of school sport if it was removed, according to a survey by Marylebone Cricket Club and cricket charity Chance to Shine. More>>
22 Apr 2014
Sport an "important tool" for promoting the UK globally
The House of Lords Committee on Soft Power has highlighted the role sport plays in promoting Britain internationally. More>>
17 Apr 2014
Community initiative launched to train 50,000 'sport leaders'
A new community sport initiative will train up 50,000 young people as sport leaders as part of efforts to significantly increase the number of young people who take part in physical activity. More>>
17 Apr 2014
Lack of exercise and sport participation prevalent in EU, says new research
More than half of European Union citizens never or seldom take part in exercise or play sport, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey. More>>
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22-24 Apr 2014
Piscine Middle East
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre Abu Dhabi
United Arab Emirates
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30 Apr 2014
Postgraduate Open Evening - Bucks New Uni
Buckinghamshire New University High Wycombe
United Kingdom
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30 Apr - 01 May 2014
Active-net 2014
Ricoh Stadium Coventry
United Kingdom
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13-14 May 2014
Soccerex Asian Forum 2014
The Dead Sea
Jordan
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19-20 May 2014
Total Supply Chain Summit
Heythrop Park Resort Chipping Norton
United Kingdom
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19-22 May 2014
14th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing and Social Aspects
TBC Athens
Greece
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20 May 2014
Sports Facility Show
Edgbaston Cricket Ground Birmingham
United Kingdom
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27-31 May 2014
ACSM's 61st Annual Meeting
Orange County Convention Center Orlando
United States
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28 May - 01 Jun 2014
CIFTIS Sports
China National Convention Center Beijing
China
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03-04 Jun 2014
NSSCE - National Synthetic Surfaces Conference & Expo
Rosehill Garden Racecourse Sydney
Australia
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17 Jun 2014
Sports Facility Show
Leeds United Football Club Leeds
United Kingdom
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26 Jun 2014
Sports and Leisure Facilities Forum
Royal Berkshire Conference Centre Reading
United Kingdom
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Commercial Development Opportunities At Brockholes Visitor Centre And Nature Reserve
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Company:Lancashire Wildlife Trust
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Invitation to provide a quotation to conduct an Options Appraisal for the future management of Chichester District Council's Sport and Leisure facilities
Location: Chichester
Company:Chichester District Council
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Edinburgh Leisure Fitness Equipment Tender
Location: Edinburgh
Company:Edinburgh Leisure
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Leisure Opportunity To Lease
Location: Isle of Wight
Company:Scotcher and Co
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Seasonal Coastal Visitor - Transport Operator
Location: North Tyneside
Company:North Tyneside Council
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Commercial development of multiple buildings
Location: Redbridge
Company:Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Ltd
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Former Ten Pin Bowling Centre - Offers Invited Leasehold
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Company:Christie + Co
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Prime Seafront Development Opportunity
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Promenade Park Concessions
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Company:Maldon District Council
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Outdoor Leisure Centres for Sale
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Invitation to let by formal tender for the Operation and maintenance of a nine hole, Par 3, golf course in oakwood park
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Company:Enfield Council
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Having a ball

Distributed in the UK by GymKit UK, the Ugi ball combines the squish of a beanbag with the bounce-back of a stress ball. The balls - which come in pink and lime green - are used in a 30- minute class-based workout. More>>
  Having a ball
Shaping futures  
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Shaping futures
Delivering training for the next generation of active leisure workers is a great responsibility. Choosing which awarding organisation to go with can play a significant role in the learner's levels of success, and in turn, yours too. Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ) has been setting the highest of standards for a number of years and continues to grow. More>>
Fitness operators hiding behind health and safety prevents active participation
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Fitness operators hiding behind health and safety prevents active participation

Many gym customers who regularly work away from their home club, find the rigid operational procedures enforced by public sector gym operators prevent them from enjoying exercise. More>>
 
Cap2's CoursePro introduced by GLL
Cap2's CoursePro introduced by GLL

Leisure trust GLL has launched new software to simplify the management of the 68,000 people taking part in lessons and courses across its 115 centres. More>>
 
Reynolds Retreat adds fitness trail
Reynolds Retreat adds fitness trail

With indoor fitness space at a premium, many leisure facilities are looking for ways to make more of their outside space. More>>
Adding resistance

Stroops has agreed a deal with Physical Company for the rights to distribute its patented Slastix resistance band products in the UK. Slastix are multi-purpose elastic exercise bands that add resistance to natural, athletic movements in the full range of motion. More>>
  Adding resistance
Rural college goes for Gerflor  
Rural college goes for Gerflor
Sports flooring specialist Gerflor has completed a challenging sports hall refurbishment at the Oatridge Campus of Scotland's Rural College in West Lothian. The new sports floor had to be installed on the concrete base of a former tractor shed. More>>
Dalesauna hybrid sauna offers the best of both worlds
Dalesauna hybrid sauna offers the best of both worlds

Dalesauna has launched a sauna that combines infrared technology with a traditional sauna. More>>
 
Get ripped!
Get ripped!

Fitness professionals wanting to integrate the TRX Rip Trainer resistance cord in studio settings can now sign up for a new eight-hour education course. More>>
 
No-slip comfort
No-slip comfort

Airex has launched its new Calyana line of yoga mats, currently comprising two different mat types: Calyana Professional Yoga and Calyana Prime Yoga. More>>
First ever Gym-Specific Risk Management Guide launched

Chartered Insurance Broker, Independents, which has specialised in insuring gyms for nearly 15 years, has produced the first ever risk management guide specifically aimed at the gym sector. Joe Ryan, managing director of RDHS, has provided consultancy throughout the guide's development. More>>
  First ever Gym-Specific Risk Management Guide launched
New Moov fitness tracking device acts as personal trainer
New Moov fitness tracking device acts as personal trainer

Fitness tracking device Moov has made its market debut, offering data capture as well as acting as a personal trainer to users. More>>
 
GRAVITY Training proves popular at Everyone Active
GRAVITY Training proves popular at Everyone Active

Leisure centre operator Everyone Active has embraced GRAVITY training with more than one third of its centres in the South East region now offering classes to members. More>>
 
FIBO debut for VibroGym's new VG Evolution
FIBO debut for VibroGym's new VG Evolution

This year's FIBO show at Cologne, Germany in April will see the launch by VibroGym of a new development in vibration training called the VG Evolution. More>>
Has Your Club got the 'X' Factor?  
Has Your Club got the 'X' Factor?
Entry is now open for the 4th annual Members' Choice Health Club Awards in partnership with Health Club Management.
Since their inception in 2011, the awards have captured the imagination of both clubs and members, with winning establishments selected purely on ratings from their clients.
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Jupiter Play acquires Park Leisure
Jupiter Play acquires Park Leisure

Edinburgh-based Jupiter Play and Leisure has acquired outdoor play equipment manufacturer Park Leisure Ltd. More>>
 
Hyperice launches Ice Compression Technology
Hyperice launches Ice Compression Technology

Hyperice USA has created a two-part system for treatment of sports injuries. More>>
 
Visit the Retail Business Technology Expo in March
Visit the Retail Business Technology Expo in March

Retail Business Technology Expo (RBTE) is Europe's largest and fastest growing retail, hospitality and leisure event and the must attend event for your calendar. More>>
UK Premier League club West Bromwich Albion trials Q App for mobile food ordering
Through the Q App mobile ordering platform, fans can use their mobile phones to place food and drink orders within West Bromwich Albion Football Club's The Hawthorns stadium. More>>
  UK Premier League club West Bromwich Albion trials Q App for mobile food ordering
One World Futbol Project goes wide  
One World Futbol Project goes wide
The US-based One World Futbol Project has established a new European distribution centre meaning clubs in Europe, Africa and the Middle East can purchase the One World Futbol. More>>
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Euro premiership clubs take on the Versapulley
Euro premiership clubs take on the Versapulley
European football clubs, including top Spanish squads, have been getting to grips with the Versapulley strength and conditioning machine from fitness firm Versaclimber UK. More>>
DLF seed for Brazil
DLF seed for Brazil
Seed from DLF's Johnsons Sports Seeds range has been chosen for all World Cup stadiums and training pitches for Brazil 2014. More>>
 
Polytan installs surface for athletics event in Berlin
Polytan installs surface for athletics event in Berlin
Polytan is installing its modern Polytan M athletics surface at the O2 World at Ostbahnhof, Berlin, ahead of the first indoor Internationale Stadionfest Berlin (ISTAF). More>>
 
Spatial Structures to build covered training pitch for Brighton and Hove FC
Spatial Structures to build covered training pitch for Brighton and Hove FC
Spatial Structures, manufacturer and builder of steel framed membrane-covered buildings, will build a covered training pitch for UK championship football team Brighton and Hove Albion. More>>
Gunnell becomes CNP brand ambassador
CNP's parent company First Milk has revealed that Sally Gunnell OBE will be its brand ambassador.
The British sporting hero, who holds World Record and Olympic Gold winning experience, will showcase, develop and promote new products for both of First Milk key brands, sport nutrition experts CNP, and dairy brand, Lake District Dairy Co.
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  Gunnell becomes CNP brand ambassador
New tools for strength-based fitness work
New tools for strength-based fitness work
Jordan Fitness has launched new Ignite range of studio dumbells and barbells with an anti-roll design. More>>
 
WebRacing gets the wheels spinning
WebRacing gets the wheels spinning
WebRacing Peloton is a new indoor cycling group exercise programme which uses computer software to let participants compete against each other. More>>
 
The Floating Lounge by uwe JetStream
The Floating Lounge by uwe JetStream
Creator of swimming pool countercurrent technology, uwe JetStream has developed a FloatingLounge concept. More>>
USN Bolton Arena undergoes £400,000 renovation work  
USN Bolton Arena undergoes £400,000 renovation work
The USN Bolton Arena has undergone £400,000 worth of gym renovation work over the winter, including the installation of Technogym Artis cardio equipment, with the facility one of the first in the country to adopt the new kit. More>>
 
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Dior-inspired uniform
The design of a new top by workwear brand Simon Jersey is based on Christian Dior's iconic peplum design of the 1940s.



 
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Sothys launches seasonal facial for spring/summer 2014
Sothys has launched a new, seasonal, in-spa facial to enable spa's clients to prepare their skin for summer.



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Addressing functional imbalances
The Jordan Training Academy has launched five brand new courses designed to bridge the gap between medical and alternative healthcare intervention and the prevention of injury, by teaching healthcare and fitness professionals to identify, assess and train distinctive functional imbalances.



 
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Neptune-Benson installs Defender water filters at the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort, Australia
Neptune-Benson has installed an aquatic filtration system to help the Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort save water and energy.



 
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Book4Time Boosts Bottom Line for Viceroy Sugar Beach
Book4Time continues to boost the Viceroy Sugar Beach’s spa revenue by 20% year on year and offers their guests the convenience of booking spa appointments from their in- room iPads.



 
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Gyms get in the Zone Match
Myzone has recently launched Zone Match, a game- based group cardio class for the gym floor.



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Let your brand shine, whatever the weather
StayDry is the UK's favourite promotional rainwear company and has been supplying Merlin Entertainments' Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park and Warwick Castle attractions for the past eight years.



 
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Imagineear sends in the cavalry with interactive audioguide
Imagineear has developed an interactive audioguide for the Household Cavalry museum, set to re-open in April 2014 following redevelopment.



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DLF seed for Brazil
Seed from DLF's Johnsons Sports Seeds range has been chosen for all World Cup stadiums and training pitches for Brazil 2014.



 
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Tornado water slide blasts into Wet'n'Wild Las Vegas
Thrill-seekers visiting Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas will be able to experience the Tornado – an extreme funnel water slide that simulates a natural storm – when the park opens for its second season on 12 April.




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