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Local authorities to receive free inequalities review

Every local authority in England is to receive a free Quest review from Sport England as part of the Moving Communities programme. The aim is to help provide opportunities to people and communities that have traditionally been left behind as the sector continues its recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.   The Quest Foundation Review (QFR) will provide scored and benchmarked insight into real-life, ‘live’ customer service experiences from people who’ve traditionally been excluded from physical activity...

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Trafford Council Leader, Andrew Western and special guests attend celebration and the formal opening of move Urmston

The new £7m state-of-the-art move Urmston has been formally opened as part of a special celebration event attended by the Mayor, Cllr Laurence Walsh, The Leader of Trafford Council, Cllr Andrew Western, Cllr Liz Patel, Executive Member for Leisure and Culture, as well other special guests.   The centre first opened in March 2020, and following its lockdown closures, has reopened going from strength to strength. It has recorded an impressive 65% increase in Active Trafford passes in the...

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YOUR Personal Training create Hyperice Recovery Hub for Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club

YOUR Personal Training (YPT), the UK’s largest PT management company, has created a dedicated recovery hub for members of the Waterside Hotel and Leisure Club.   The hub, which has been created in an unused corridor space, brings Hyperice’s specialist recovery products to its members, aiding warm up and recovery times pre and post physical activity, as well as helping people to move more freely.   The Waterside’s recovery zone consists of four mats with two slimline Hyperice charging...

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Oldham Mayor, Councillor Jenny Harrison, attends launch of ‘new look’ gym at Chadderton Wellbeing Centre

Active Oldham (Oldham Community Leisure) held an open day attended by special guest, the Mayor of Oldham, Councillor Jenny Harrison, as well as many local residents.   The day showcased the ‘new look’ gym at Chadderton Wellbeing Centre following its substantial refurbishment, including the installation of modern fitness equipment.   Oldham Active’s open day, which took place on the 13th February, included a fun-packed wellness activity programme, encouraging local residents to try out new activities that perhaps they...

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Boost for Right Directions as team swells by four

Health and safety and quality management expert, Right Directions, has expanded its team with four new industry experts that will cover all aspects of the business, reflecting the leisure sector’s gradual bounce back. Sarah Maxwell has joined the Right Directions team as Head of External Accreditations, which will see her manage and act as brand ambassador for the leading national quality scheme, Quest, on behalf of Sport England; overseeing its future direction, training, recruitment and mentoring...

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ANGUSalive to bring new PT provision to its sports centres

The charitable trust, ANGUSalive, which provides culture, sport and leisure services for the county of Angus, has partnered with YOUR Personal Training to bring a new PT provision across seven of its leisure sites in Scotland. The collaboration will help support the trust’s vision to change lives by inspiring healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices.   The brand new 12-month agreement will see YOUR Personal Training bringing dedicated PT’s to ANGUSalive’s operation, helping to improve its offering...

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Oldham Community Leisure reveals refurbished gym and new indoor cycling studio at Failsworth Sports Centre

Oldham Community Leisure (OCL) has made a substantial investment into Failsworth Sports Centre, completing a refurbishment of its gym, including the installation of modern fitness equipment, and the creation of a bespoke indoor cycling studio. The works took a month to complete and were carried out over the Christmas period to reduce customer disruption.   The new equipment includes a high-tech cardio zone with upgraded Matrix cardiovascular equipment, as well as a comprehensive resistance area, which includes...

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Slimming World partners with 1FitLife to launch online exercise videos enhancing Body Magic programme

Slimming World, the UK and Ireland’s leading weight management company, has partnered with digital workout specialist, 1FitLife, to create 52 bespoke Body Magic fitness videos to support its group and online members to make being active part of their daily routine.   The move comes after Slimming Worlds’ research showed there was demand for more online resources for members at every stage of being active. The Body Magic content has been designed to support members from true...

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Council set to approve multi-million pound refurbishment of Trafford’s leisure centres

Trafford Council has announced massive plans for a multi-million pound refurbishment of Altrincham, Sale and Stretford Leisure Centres.   The huge investment in the leisure centres supports the Council’s strategy and commitment to get people moving more often to help improve health and reduce obesity.   The investment – which is subject to approval by Trafford Council’s Executive at a meeting on Monday December 13th is part of its Physical Activity Strategy, ‘Trafford Moving’, and forms part of a...

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Premier Global NASM team up with YOUR Personal Training to create new career pathway for learners

Leading training provider, Premier Global NASM, has collaborated with PT management company, YOUR Personal Training (YPT), to deliver a seamless and streamlined career pathway from qualification to application as a Personal Trainer.   Strategically, the partnership aims to continue to professionalise the role of the personal trainer and to develop career sustainability and advancement. Aspiring fitness professionals will be able to access world renowned training and certification through Premier Global NASM, including the Level 3 Diploma in...

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