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Vice President - Regional Business Development
Salary: Competitive Six Figure Package
Location: North America, United States
Company: Picsolve

Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £30,000 pa
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Company: Bramley Baths
General Manager
Salary: Circa £47,500 per annum plus benefits
Location: Scarborough, United Kingdom
Company: Sheffield International Venues
Leisure Manager
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Location: Devon, United Kingdom
Company: Teignbridge D C
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Property Acquisition Managers
Salary: Up to £60,000 + significant bonus
Location: Midlands, Northern Home Counties and East Anglia / Region inside the M25, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Freelance Personal Trainer
Salary: Competitive
Location: Harrow, United Kingdom
Company: Everyone Active
Membership Advisor
Salary: £15,500 & 16,500 per year with an uncapped commission
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Achieve Lifestyle
Fitness Coach and Group Exercise Coordinator
Salary: £16,143 per annum, pro-rata
Location: High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Company: Bucks New University.
Club Manager
Salary: -
Location: Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Company: East Glos Glub
Duty Manager
Salary: £16,500 & £18,500 per year
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Company: Achieve Lifestyle
Fitness Supervisor
Salary: £19,644 per annum
Location: High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Company: Bucks New University.
Sports Development Centre Manager
Salary: £23,000 - £25,000
Location: Somerset, United Kingdom
Company: Bridgwater College
Leisure Operations Manager
Salary: £38,961 - £41,616
Location: Wirral, United Kingdom
Company: Wirral Borough Council
Operations Assistant (Lifeguard)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Middlesex, United Kingdom
Company: Harrow School

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in this issue

• Pure Gym to push expansion despite failed merger
• ukactive criticises NICE guidelines
• Maiden voyage for Titanic Hotel

Property & tenders
Leisure Management Business Opportunity
Location: Company: Powys County Council
Expression of interest for golf service
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Rhyl Coastal Facilities Expressions of Interest
Location: North Wales Company: Denbighshire County Council
Leisure Contract Briefing Day
Location: Hornchurch, London Company: London Borough of Havering
Tender for the sole concession to trade in ice creams, cold drinks and confectionery
Location: Milton Keynes Company: The Parks Trust
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News headlines
Significant part of Eastbourne Pier destroyed in fire  
Significant part of Eastbourne Pier destroyed in fire

By Tom Anstey

A large part of Eastbourne Pier was reduced to a burned out shell yesterday (30 July) after a blazing inferno tore through the Grade II-listed structure, destroying a significant amount of the visitor attraction. More than 60 firefighters tackled the fire, which is believed to have broken out in the 144-year .... more>>
Revitalize Wellness Center launches in Nairobi, Kenya  
Revitalize Wellness Center launches in Nairobi, Kenya

By Helen Andrews

The Revitalize Wellness Center has opened in the commercial neighbourhood of Westlands in Nairobi, Kenya, offering a new gym, group fitness classes, spa treatments, nutrition consultations, meditation, yoga, a hair salon, plus a coffee and juice bar. .... more>>

Bulgarian designer unveils innovative concept for diving complex  
By Katie Buckley

Mocked up for his project called ‘The Art of Diving,' Bulgarian-based designer Kristian Terziev has designed a new diving centre-cum-public space to showcase .... more>>
Revealed: The health and fitness divide between iPhone and Android users  
By Jak Phillips

iPhone users are typically more interested in general health, while the average Android user consumes more fitness content, according to a study from mobile .... more>>
BREAKING: Fire rips through Eastbourne Pier  
By Tom Anstey

A fire has engulfed the historic Eastbourne Pier in Sussex, UK. About 60 firefighters are battling the blaze, which broke out in the arcade building. The Grade II listed pier has been .... more>>
No clear benefits to eating more than five portions of fruit and veg  
By Helen Andrews

There are no added benefits to eating more than five 80g portions of fruit and vegetables daily, according to researchers from Chinese and US universities including the Harvard School of .... more>>
NHL outlines green credentials in pioneering Sustainability Report  
By Jak Phillips

The National Hockey League (NHL) has underlined its determination to preserve the ice sheets many of its players learn their trade on through the release of the .... more>>
Baltics' largest theme park opens on former Soviet missile base  
By Tom Anstey

The largest theme park in the Baltics opened in Pärnu, Estonia on Saturday (26 July), based around the Estonian children’s series Lotte. Showcasing .... more>>
Stakeholders at Indian medical tourism summit focus on improvements  
By Helen Andrews

Major stakeholders at the Medical & Wellness Tourism Summit 2014 in New Delhi, India, discussed the need for a national accreditation body for the sector, in .... more>>
Steiner extends spa operations contract with Windstar Cruises  
By Helen Andrews

Steiner Leisure has entered into an amendment to its operating agreement with cruise line company Windstar Cruises, maintaining Steiner’s longstanding role as the exclusive provider of .... more>>
VAT rate puts British tourism at 'disadvantage' says Merlin's Nick Varney  
By Jak Phillips

In the wake of a new report which says cutting the value added tax (VAT) rate on visitor accommodation and attractions would massively boost the UK’s tourism economy, Merlin CEO Nick Varney has said that the current VAT rate .... more>>
V&A museum launches UK photography training scheme for regional museums  
By Tom Anstey

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) is launching a two-year pilot training scheme to enable regional museums in the UK to develop their photography collections .... more>>
Medi-spa and art gallery enhances aesthetic treatment menu, Florida  
By Helen Andrews

The La Vida Bella MediSpa & Art Gallery on the Davis Islands in Florida has appointed a Master Aesthetician to lead its wellness programmes, including yoga .... more>>
Noah's Ark theme park to push forward despite controversy  
By Tom Anstey

Plans for a controversial US$120m (£71m, €86.5m) Old Testament theme park in Kentucky, US, based around a central Noah’s Arc .... more>>
Matrix promotes James Blower to drive international sales charge  
By Jak Phillips

Matrix Fitness has made another tweak to its sales force as the equipment provider bids to spark a major global expansion, promoting UK strategic account manager James Blower to the role of international hospitality manager EMEA. Blower’s promotion is the latest in a string of .... more>>


Sector News:

From spa to sports and technology to tourism, we look at leisure’s big stories
Paul Baker

Architect focus:
Paul Baker

The Wilkinson Eyre director on the challenges of designing Singapore’s award-winning cooled conservatories
Val Kempadoo

Val Kempadoo

The politician turned social entrepreneur on his plan to create a sustainable future for the Caribbean


Is the government’s crackdown on term time holidays damaging tourism? Those affected slug it out
HRH Prince Harry

People news:
HRH Prince Harry

Prince Harry to launch Invictus Games


How the Jeff Bezos-funded Bezos Center for Innovation is celebrating Seattle’s history of innovation
Tim and Kit Kemp

People news:
Tim and Kit Kemp

Kit and Tim Kemp open Ham Yard Hotel
Nicolas Ronco

Nicolas Ronco

The New York spa that offers naps and massages to stressed out executives is going global. Its founder tells us more
Making tracks

Health & Fitness:
Making tracks

No tvs or mirrors and no equipment except recycled tyres – Amen Iseghohi on his back to basics chain of gyms
Product news
GLL invests in Legend technology

GLL invests in Legend technology


Leisure trust GLL has extended its contract with software provider Legend Club Management Systems.
Virgin rolls out Escape Fitness equipment

Virgin rolls out Escape Fitness equipment


Escape Fitness’ range of functional equipment has been rolled out across Virgin Active clubs around the UK.
Holiday Inn awards contract to Matrix Fitness

Holiday Inn awards contract to Matrix Fitness


Matrix Fitness has won a contract to supply fitness equipment at three Holiday Inn properties, expanding its portfolio of hospitality sector installations.
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Lemi unveils hot and cold spa cabin concept

Thermal contrast therapy, in which contrasting hot and cold stimuli are used to activate the immune and circulatory systems, was originally conceived by Dr Sebastian Kneipp during the 19th century.
  Lemi unveils hot and cold spa cabin concept
UK Sport enlists Wattbike in search for Olympic champions

UK Sport, the agency responsible for investing in high performance sport, is searching to find the next generation of Olympic champions and has turned to the Wattbike for assistance.
  UK Sport enlists Wattbike in search for Olympic champions
One card solution for Newcastle University

Newcastle University recently upgraded its 400sq m, 125- station gym with Precor equipment and its cloud-based Preva networked fitness. The upgrade is in line with the university’s digital interactive strategy.
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