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An ‘inclusive and diverse’ workforce theme for active-net 2019

An inclusive and diverse workforce has been announced as the theme for active-net 2019, with bookings already being taken for the sixth annual two-day conference. The 2019 event will take place on 27-28 March at Eastwood Hall in Nottingham, a charming property set in 26 acres of spectacular grounds, just a short drive from Nottingham City Centre. active-net brings together over 100 operators and suppliers within the active leisure sector for business focused, pre-selected one-to-one meetings, together...

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Operators to lead fifth Retention Convention

Dr. Paul Bedford’s fifth annual Retention Convention will be lead by operators from across the globe, who will share the secrets of their success, when it takes place in Birmingham on Thursday 2 May. Already confirmed to speak are Californian health club owner turned international speaker on retention strategies, Chris Stevenson, Portugal’s Jose Teixeira and Dean Hodgkin from the UK, who will also host the event for the third year running. When the industry’s first Net Promoter...

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OCL’s trampoline academy jumps to success

Last month, three gymnasts who train at Oldham Leisure Centre with Dynamo Trampoline Academy took part in the English Championships. Held the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, they competed alongside with many of the country’s best trampoline, tumbling and double mini trampoline gymnasts. All three of Dynamo’s gymnasts performed outstanding passes. Hannah Bucys, 15, became English Champion in the 15-16 age group, while Ruth Shevelan, 25, from Stockport, won the silver medal in the Senior...

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A half marathon to remember…

This weekend’s Milltown Races Oldham Half Marathon took the town by storm, with 278 runners pounding the streets from Oldham to Saddleworth. Gareth Raven from Sale Harriers Manchester and Eleanor Davies from Preston Harriers were crowned male and female winners of the 13.1 mile race, which is renowned for being one of the most challenging half marathons in the UK. Gareth finished in 1:15:02 while Eleanor recorded a time of 1:22:28. Second place went to Jan Pichl...

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fibodo to sponsor Elevate 2019

Elevate has announced the headline sponsor for the next event, taking place 8-9 May at ExCeL London. fibodo (Find it. Book it. Do it.) is the first fully-customisable booking management platform that connects personal trainers, sports and activity professionals with clients; saving hours of administration and reducing costs, whilst helping them to reach new audiences and increase revenue. The fibodo booking management platform will become an integral part of Elevate 2019, with all attendees being able to...

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Make a success of your business with new CPD e-learning course

fibodo, the creator of a new booking management platform, launched earlier this year to help Personal Trainers (PTs) and coaches run their own business more easily, has partnered with FitPro to create a CIMSPA-accredited CPD e-learning course. ‘Grow Your Coaching Business’ is aimed at coaches and PTs wanting to gain valuable business skills to more effectively and efficiently run their business. The course empowers them to set-up and run a successful PT or coaching business, making...

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The Grand Finale: Oldham Half marks end of Milltown Races 2018 Series

The Milltown Races Oldham Half Marathon – the last event in the 2018 Milltown Races Series – is fast approaching. This year’s event will take place on Sunday 28 October. More than 300 runners are already signed up to take part in the 13.1 mile race, which is renowned for being one of the most challenging half marathons in the UK. There are still some places left for the event, which starts in Oldham Town Centre...

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Industry’s first comparison website launches

The health and fitness industry’s first comparison website has launched, to help operators secure a range of quotes for the equipment they need; 24/7, all within a few clicks. FitnessCompared brings together many of the sector’s leading equipment manufacturers and suppliers, offering an impartial platform where operators can quickly and easily compare the attributes and cost of like for like equipment. Industry stalwart and Managing Director, Daniel Jones explains: “We’ve been developing this bespoke online platform for...

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Createability completes world’s first sunlight simulation-based indoor cycling experience

Leisure, design and build specialist, Createability, has finished its most exciting project to date, revolutionising the world of indoor cycling with the world’s first sunlight simulation studio at Westfield shopping centre in Shepherd’s Bush, London. FirstLight, part of Westfield’s new £600m expansion, is the brainchild of celebrity trainer, Mark Anthony. It’s the second time the two have worked together. Createability was the development partner on Anthony’s previous health club concept, Rush Fitness, which he sold in...

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The Michael Carrick Foundation has partnered with Trafford Leisure for a boot amnesty this summer

The Michael Carrick Foundation has teamed up with Trafford Leisure and Manchester City Council to launch a boot amnesty this summer to help encourage all children to participate in football. As part of the Carrick Boot Room Campaign, from the 26th July until the 3rd September, local people are invited to drop off football boots and astro trainers at Trafford Leisure’s and Manchester City Council’s leisure centres. The boots will be cleaned, bagged and redistributed to...

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