18 Dec 2014 Leisure Management: daily news and jobs
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Property Project Manager
Salary: up to £50,000
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group

Programme Manager (Sports & Leisure)
Salary: £39,351 - £41,148 pa
Location: Warwick, United Kingdom
Company: Warwick District Council
Visitor Centre Attraction Manager
Salary: Up to £50,000 plus bonus and excellent benefits
Location: Pontyclun, South Wales, United Kingdom
Company: The Royal Mint
General Manager
Salary: £25,000-£35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
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Location: Nationwide, UK
Company: Premier Training International Ltd

Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Personal Trainers
Salary: 100% of your PT earnings
Location: London Hounslow, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Cafe Supervisor
Salary: £9.00 - £9.50 per hour + gym membership, 22 days holiday and more
Location: London, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Sport and Health Development Officer
Salary: £24,184 per annum
Location: Northampton – Any Northampton Leisure Trust Facility, United Kingdom
Company: Northampton Leisure Trust
Customer Relationship Manager
Salary: £30,000 pa
Location: West London, United Kingdom
Company: British Military Fitness
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise 4 Less
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise 4 Less
Leisure Assistant
Salary: £16,215 - £17,333 pa
Location: Wymondham, United Kingdom
Company: South Norfolk Council
Membership Consultant
Salary: Salary £13,000 + commission
Location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
Company: Xercise 4 Less

Training directory

in this issue

• Liverpool FC kicks off £75m stadium expansion
• Les Mills: No workout, no meeting
• Harry Potter-themed hotel aims to enchant

Property & tenders
Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield – opportunities for leisure licences/leases
Location: Company: Wakefield Council
Unique opportunity to acquire a Grade II* listed building in the heart of the picturesque Dee Valley
Location: Company: Lambert Smith Hampton
Procurement Consultancy support for the Tendering of a Leisure Centre Management Contract
Location: Company: Test Valley
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset Company: Borough of Poole
Aldershot Lido – Expressions of interest sought for complementary attractions
Location: Aldershot Company: Rushmoor Borough Council
Sports facility provision
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Conference Director - for 7th International UNESCO conference on Global Geoparks
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom Company: Global Geoparks Network
Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys Company: Powys County Council
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News headlines
When we burn fat, how does our body get rid of it?  
When we burn fat, how does our body get rid of it?

By Jak Phillips

Despite generally being good at helping clients banish excess fat, a surprisingly high number of personal trainers and health professionals have little or no idea of where it actually goes. That is the finding of a new study from the University of New South Wales, which examined the biochemistry of weight loss and the ignorance that surrounds it. The most common misconception among health professionals is that the missing .... more>>
Andrew Gibson outlines industry hot topics at Spameeting Middle East  
Andrew Gibson outlines industry hot topics at Spameeting Middle East

By Helen Andrews

Andrew Gibson, VP of spa and wellness for FRHI Hotels & Resorts, identified several key factors currently affecting the spa industry during a speech at Spameeting Middle East in Abu Dhabi last week. During the twelfth edition of Spameeting – a trade industry event that allows buyers and suppliers to network and .... more>>

London’s War Office to be turned into luxury hotel  
By Katie Buckley

The old War Office building in Whitehall, London, has been sold to investment conglomerate Hinduja Group, in partnership with Spanish group Obrascon Huarte Lain .... more>>
Exercise helps ease pain of MS and slows brain deterioration: study  
By Ashley Harrison

Physical activity may help counter the debilitating physical symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and delay the associated cognitive impairment, researchers have .... more>>
Noah theme park denied US$18m in tax credits for refusing to hire non believers  
By Tom Anstey

A controversial theme park development based around Noah’s Ark in Kentucky, US, has been denied more than US$18m (€14.4m, .... more>>
Bidding for 2024 Olympics hots up as USA joins race  
By Tom Walker

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has confirmed it will bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, with one of Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco or .... more>>
Canberra Zoo luxury lodges allow guests to take a walk on the wildside  
By Tom Anstey

Australia’s Canberra National Zoo & Aquarium is about to launch a unique new hotel offering, allowing guests the opportunity to reside alongside sharks, bears, .... more>>
Five Four Seasons properties to open in 2015 around the world  
By Helen Andrews

Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has five new openings planned around the world for 2015 in Hawaii, Morocco, Korea, the Kingdom .... more>>
Blow for Chester Zoo as 'Our Zoo' axed by the BBC  
By Tom Anstey

Our Zoo, the popular TV drama about the history of Chester Zoo, has has been cancelled “to create room for new shows” according to the BBC. The news .... more>>
WTS International teams up with hair experts Paul Labrecque  
By Helen Andrews

Global spa and leisure consultancy WTS International has teamed up with luxury hair care brand Paul Labrecque (PLB) to provide customers of spas in five-star destinations with expert hair treatments. While most spa management companies do not have .... more>>
Taylor Swift gets dedicated exhibition at Grammy Museum  
By Tom Anstey

A new exhibit dedicated to the life and times of Taylor Swift has been launched at Los Angeles’ Grammy Museum. Opened on 13 December – the date of the .... more>>
Body weight training named top exercise trend for 2015  
By Jak Phillips

Body weight training looks set to be the hottest exercise trend for the health and fitness sector in 2015, according to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Worldwide Survey of .... more>>
Bollywood star's RS10bn theme park to be 'like Disneyland'  
By Tom Anstey

Bollywood star Sanjay Khan’s RS10bn (US$162m, €127.5m, £99.7m) theme park in Agra, based on developing replicas of past and future civilisations, will be .... more>>
'Everyone needs a daily dose of touch,' says touch doctor  
By Helen Andrews

A cuddling shop has opened in Oregon, US, charging US$60 (€48, £38) for an hour of hugging – highlighting the potential for the spa industry to cash in on .... more>>
American Museum of Natural History planning US$325m expansion  
By Tom Anstey

New York’s American Museum of Natural History is planning a major expansion with the addition of a US$325m (€261m, £207m), six storey building, intended to expand the institution’s role for scientific research and education. .... more>>

A cool customer

A cool customer

We explain the science behind Vasper, a high-tech fitness system that’s being used by athletes and astronauts
LIW 2014

LIW show preview:
LIW 2014

Nicky Jobson on Leisure Industry Week

LIW exhibitor news:

LIW product launches and innovations
Back to basics

Back to basics

Grahame Senior takes a look at the trend for more casual dining, and rounds up some operators doing it well
Active Design

Wellness Cities:
Active Design

Could adopting a different approach to city design help make residents healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports
A good workout

A good workout

From the gym using old squash balls to help autistic children to a project aimed at reintegrating war veterans, we look at how the fitness industry is doing its bit
Nigel Walker

Nigel Walker

The ex hurdler and rugby player talks about the challenges of leading the English Institute of Sport
Singapore Sports Hub

Singapore Sports Hub

Tom Walker finds out how Singapore’s new national stadium took shape

Design News:

BIG’s safari zoo, Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation and a compostable tower made from mushrooms
The art of collaboration

The art of collaboration

Dreamworks and Merlin tell us about the new Shrek-themed attractions

People News:

Paul Cummins’ poppy installation, the latest on Bristol’s proposed surfing lake and architect Shigeru Ban on the opening of the Aspen Art Museum
Product news
Seminar programme at VAE encourages sharing of ideas

Seminar programme at VAE encourages sharing of ideas


Details of a comprehensive seminar and education programme at the Visitor Attraction Expo (VAE) have been revealed.
EMS-based training programme launches in the UK

EMS-based training programme launches in the UK


A new personal training programme is hoping to be at the forefront of an increased uptake in the UK of electronic muscle stimulation (EMS) as an effective workout.
Conica the new name for Charles Lawrence International

Conica the new name for Charles Lawrence International


Charles Lawrence International is changing its name to Conica as of January 2015. The change comes as a result of the acquisition of the company by the Munich-based Serafin Group in October 2013.
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EAG International

EAG International is a showcase for the latest innovative products targeted at the coin-op, amusements and attractions industries, attended by over 5,400 visitors from 62 countries.

EAG International is in its sixth successful year. EAG International 2015 will take place at ExCel London on 13th-15th January 2015. The show continues a long tradition of an amusement and coin-op expo being held in London at the start of the year.
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