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active-net gets behind campaign to delete blood cancer

active-net is supporting the work of blood cancer charity, DKMS, by encouraging greater awareness of stem cell donation within the BAME community as part of its diversity, inclusivity and equality theme. Delegates at this year’s event, which takes place on 27-28 March, will be asked to register onto the blood stem cell donor database.   Every 20 minutes in the UK, someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma or myeloma. If a patient...

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Trafford Leisure Partners with Myzone at its Altrincham Leisure Centre

Trafford Leisure is partnering with wearable technology company Myzone at its Altrincham site.   Trafford Leisure is incorporating Myzone heart rate and tracking technology in its new cycle studio and refreshed holistic Move Zone area. The Myzone programme will work with, and enhance Trafford Leisure’s new timetable and bespoke classes.  The programme plans to strengthen customers’ experience making physical activity more rewarding and enjoyable.   Jo Cherrett, COO, Trafford Leisure said: “We are delighted to be upping our game,...

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Bury St. Edmunds Leisure Centre first in the UK to receive Exercise Referral Scheme accreditation

Abbeycroft’s Bury St. Edmunds Leisure Centre has become the first in the country to be awarded a quality standard for its Exercise Referral Scheme (ERS). The accreditation has been developed by Suffolk County Council’s Public Health team in partnership with leisure operators and quality management expert Right Directions; with input from GPs and health professionals. The county-wide standard is the first of its kind in the UK and aims to reassure GPs and health professionals that they...

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4global expands its Sports Intelligence team

As part of 4global’s continued drive to enrich the sector’s understanding of the data it holds, Alice John has been employed by the company’s Sports Intelligence practice as Business Development Manager. She will work with the DataHub’s clients and partners, in particular County Sports Partnerships (CSPs) and Delivery Partners, to help them translate their data and transform it into actionable insight. Her role will include helping the DataHub’s clients to develop strategies, campaigns and programmes that...

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OCL wins Customer Engagement Award

Oldham Community Leisure (OCL) has been awarded a Silver Customer Engagement Award for dedication to its customers by TRP.   The Customer Engagement Awards were launched by the Customer Engagement Academy (CEA), the brainchild of TRP, in September 2018. The Awards recognise and reward health and fitness club operators who are consistently delivering a high standard of member experience in their facilities.   The Awards are determined by the Net Promoter Score® (NPS), a system used to measure customer...

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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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