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Regional Account Manager to the South
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Location: York, UK
Company: Legend Club Management Systems

Sport and Leisure Services Manager
Salary: £42,683 - £44,632
Location: Ipswich, UK
Company: Ipswich Borough Council

Facility Manager
Salary: £39,638 per annum
Location: Ellesmere Port, UK
Company: Brio Leisure

Facilities Manager
Salary: £39,243 to £41,164 per annum (pro-rata for part time)
Location: Oxford, UK
Company: Oxford City Council
Fitness Motivator
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Peckham, London, UK
Company: Everyone Active
Apprenticeships Manager
Salary: Up to £46,529 per annum
Location: Crystal Palace, London, UK
Company: GLL
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Gymnastics Coaches
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Company: Everyone Active

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Location: Nationwide, UK
Company: Everyone Active

Trampoline Park Manager
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Location: Burton on the Wolds, Loughborough, UK
Company: Jump Giants

Club and Communities Coordinator
Salary: £30,596 inc. London weighting
Location: Stratford, London, UK
Company: MIND

Assistant General Manager - Blackpool
Salary: Fantastic Benefits
Location: Lancashire, England
Company: The Gym Group
General Manager - Manchester Fallowfield
Salary: Bonus
Location: Greater Manchester, England
Company: The Gym Group
Gymnastics Coach
Salary: £13.84 - £15.00 per hour (inclusive of 10% market supplement)
Location: Tisbury, Salisbury, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
Salary: £20,269 - £21,088 (inclusive of 10% unsocial hours plussage)
Location: Calne, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council
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Location: Calne, UK
Company: Wiltshire Council

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• Merlin sold in US$7.49bn mega deal
• Rathbone Boxing Club opens in London
• Serpentine Pavilion opens to thje public

Property & tenders
Expression of Interest for Moray’s Leisure and Libraries Service contract
Location: Company: Moray Council
Sale of Exceptional Development Site: Portugal's first truly holistic wellness retreat
Location: Company: Cadavais Investimentos Turisticos
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News headlines
Former president Chris Clawson returns to Life Fitness as CEO  
Former president Chris Clawson returns to Life Fitness as CEO

By Tom Walker

Life Fitness has appointed Chris Clawson as its CEO, succeeding the outgoing Jason Worthy. Clawson previously served as President of Life Fitness – from 2010 to 2016 – and most recently was chair of the Sports and Fitness Industry Association. He first joined Life Fitness in 1994 in a product development role .... more>>
Physical activity boosts brain function in overweight individuals  
Physical activity boosts brain function in overweight individuals

By Tom Walker

Exercise has the ability to improve brain function in previously sedentary, overweight individuals. The University of Tübingen in Germany studied a group of overweight or obese (an average BMI of 31) people, who underwent two brain scans before and after an eight-week exercise intervention, which included .... more>>

We can help politicians to help the museum sector, says NEMO chief  
By Andy Knaggs

Julie Ward – a member of the European Parliament – had an interesting and informative day, hands-on as an intern at the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht, The Netherlands. She had an .... more>>
Second Lefay Resort with 5,000sq m spa set for August opening  
By Jane Kitchen

Destination spa Lefay will open its second luxury eco spa resort in the Italian Dolomites on 1 August. Located in the ski area of Madonna di Campiglio, Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti .... more>>
Architect Bill Bensley to speak about sustainability at Global Wellness Summit  
By Lauren Heath-Jones

The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced that landscape-designer-turned-architect Bill Bensley will deliver a keynote speech on hospitality design and sustainability at this year's .... more>>
Nautilus appoints former Microsoft executive Jim Barr as CEO  
By Tom Walker

Fitness equipment giant Nautilus has named James "Jim" Barr IV as its chief executive officer. Barr will take over the role on July 29 and will also join Nautilus' board of directors. .... more>>
Iowa waterpark to expand with new theme park  
By Andy Knaggs

The owners of Lost Island Waterpark, in Waterloo, Iowa, US, have announced plans to augment their attraction with a new US$100m (€89.2m, £80.6m) theme park. The Lost Island Themepark, .... more>>
Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim museum added to UNESCO World Heritage List  
By Tom Walker

The World Heritage Committee has inscribed the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, US on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The museum is one of eight .... more>>
Third World Wellness Weekend will be the largest to date  
By Tom Walker

This year's World Wellness Weekend (WWW) will be the largest to date, with more than 2,000 spas, fitness studios and health clubs taking part across 100 countries. Now in its third year, .... more>>
Microsoft adds cultural heritage to artificial intelligence programme  
By Andy Knaggs

Cultural heritage has become the latest focus for Microsoft in its AI for Good portfolio – a five-year commitment to using artificial intelligence to tackle some of society's biggest .... more>>
Two killed and 15 injured as pendulum ride breaks apart at Indian amusement park  
By Tom Anstey

Two people have been killed and 15 seriously injured in India, following an accident at the Kankaria Adventure Park in Ahmedabad. The accident occurred when the arm of a spinning .... more>>
Virgin Galactic merger brings commercial space travel closer  
By Andy Knaggs

Virgin Galactic believes it has the necessary financial muscle to reach commercialisation with its proposed space tourism flights, after merging with investment partnership Social Capital .... more>>
David Lloyd commits to 'silver fitness' – will have trainer aged 55 or over in every club  
By Tom Walker

David Lloyd Clubs (DLC) has revealed plans to become the first fitness operator to commit to having a fitness trainer aged 55 or over in every one of its clubs by the end of 2022. The move .... more>>
Rollercoaster dedicated to Pittsburgh Steelers opens at Kennywood  
By Tom Anstey

A new record-breaking ride dedicated to American Football team the Pittsburgh Steelers has come to Kennywood in Pennsylvania, US. Named after the legendary Steelers defensive line from the .... more>>
Jurassic World - The Ride opens at Universal Hollywood  
By Tom Anstey

Revamped and completely reimagined, Universal's popular Jurassic Park thrill ride has undergone a full rebranding and retheming as Jurassic World – The Ride. Inspired by the popular IP's .... more>>

Sir David Attenborough

People profile:
Sir David Attenborough

David Attenborough and Jumbo the elephant at the American Museum of Natural History
Ivo Gormley

Social good:
Ivo Gormley

GoodGym founder Ivo Gormley fights back against loneliness in society
Aaron Simpson

Aaron Simpson

Quintessentially is an exclusive concierge service for some of the world’s richest people. Co-founder Aaron Simpson reveals what wealthy people want
Transforming Istria

Transforming Istria

In Istria, Croatia, tourism firm Maistra is changing the face of hospitality in the region, with a series of intriguing design-led hotels. As its most ambitious hotel project takes shape, Professor Terry Stevens finds out more
Back to nature

Back to nature

British wildlife is being attacked on many fronts. Stephanie Hilborne, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts, wants to involve everyone in preserving nature
Spice of life

Social good:
Spice of life

Oomph! founder Ben Allen is bringing variety to residential homes
The benefits of retreats

Last word:
The benefits of retreats

Research is showing retreats could have a positive health impact
The show must go on

Arts & Culture:
The show must go on

When austerity hits hard, UK theatres adapt and get creative
Louis D’Amore

Louis D’Amore

Louis D’Amore on the work of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism
Stephen Hulme

Stephen Hulme

We look back on the career of Everyone Active CEO Stephen Hulme
Hybrid fitness

Hybrid fitness

ESPA Life at Corinthia's 'revolutionary' new fitness service, BodySPace
Product news
UK Tech business Triotech opens XD Dark Ride at Granby Zoo

UK Tech business Triotech opens XD Dark Ride at Granby Zoo


The Granby Zoo in Quebec, Canada, has expanded its attration offering to include Triotech's XD Dark Ride interactive theatre, the company's first at the zoo.
Lancashire Cricket Club partners with Rewards4 to offer 'unprecendented rewards' for fans

Lancashire Cricket Club partners with Rewards4 to offer 'unprecendented rewards' for fans


Lancashire Cricket Club (LCC) has announced a new partnership with Rewards4 a sport-based rewards programme, to launch the Rewards4Cricket programme
IAE: DreamWave presents advanced VR and AR tech

IAE: DreamWave presents advanced VR and AR tech


At this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia (IEA), formerly the Asian Attractions Expo (AAE), DreamCraft is pioneering fully immersive experiences using advanced VR and AR technology.
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Dyaco UK Ltd

We cater for all markets, aiming to be at the cutting edge of developments in the industry to react accordingly and provide operators and gym users with the equipment they need and want.

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3 Editor’s letter: Failing the elderly
Liz Terry shares her thoughts
8 People profile: Joe Taylor
The founder of Wave Project uses surfing to get through to troubled kids
10 People profile: Nick Gray
Nick Gray tells the story of his guided tour company, Museum Hack, (for people who don't like museums)
12 People profile: Lak Mitchell
Lak Mitchell on driving the Boomtown Festival for eight successful years
14 People profile: James White
Thermal spa researcher and consultant on leading major overhaul of Maruia Hot Springs in New Zealand
16 People profile: Dr William Bird
The outdoor exercise pioneer on the FLAME Award-winning Beat the Street
18 People profile: Jason Torrance
Sustrans director Jason Torrance talks about the relationship between active transport and sport
20 Interview: Tony Butler
Derby Museums Trust executive director delivers social justice in museums
24 Talking Point: Cruise control
The cruise industry is expanding, but concerns are growing about pollution
28 Disruption: Rule breakers
Leisure architecture that’s pushing boundaries and upturning expectations
34 Tourism: Ireland’s wild side
The Wild Atlantic Way is helping tourists discover a whole new side of Ireland
42 Interview: Craig Lister
Green Gym’s managing director is harnessing the power of gardening
46 Thermal Spa: Taking the waters
Magali Robathan met the key people behind the Gainsborough Bath Spa
52 Community: Bright Hart Lane
Grant Cornwell on the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation’s community work
56 Visitor profiles: Beyond demographics
Gerri Morris, of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre, on defining cultural consumers
60 Regeneration: High ideals
In Utah, a bunch of hip entrepreneurs is creating a crowdfunded ski resort
66 Hospitality: Wasted opportunity
Restaurants take innovative approaches to solve the problem of food surplus
70 Social good: Winds of change
Learn about the Change Foundation and the opportunities it creates
74 Adult play: Making a big play
LM reports on the emerging trend of adults playing like kids
80 Sports: Play to the crowd
When public sector budgets are tight, crowdfunding is an attractive option
82 New opening: Future of leisure
Selby Summit focuses on activity, not sport. Is it a new era for leisure centres?
86 Green space: Space age
With land at a premium, the definition of public parks and green space is evolving
92 Gymtopia: Angels’ advocate
Gymtopia founder Ray Algar on making a difference beyond the health club walls
98 Last word: Nature’s bounty
FairWild is setting standards in the harvesting of wild ingredients
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