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Workout experience-themed 2021 Retention Convention to continue online following record attendees in 2020

World renowned retention expert, Dr Paul Bedford, will be continuing his popular annual event online after 1,700 people from around the globe attended the 2020 Retention Convention. The 2021 Retention Convention will take place on 9 December, where five sessions will cover how to craft online and offline customer experiences from a workout perspective to create exercise adherence, build loyalty and aid retention.  Dr Paul Bedford explains: “You only have to look at the investment big brands...

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YOUR Personal Training calls on sector to join gruelling 4 x 4 x 48 Help for Heroes challenge

Personal Training management company, YOUR Personal Training (YPT), is calling on the sector to get behind its 4 x 4 x 48 challenge to raise funds for Armed Forces charity Help for Heroes.   The YPT senior leadership team will be taking part in the gruelling two-day trial, which will see them run four miles every four hours for 48 hours, at the Waterside Hotel and Health Club in Manchester on 20/21 October.   James Lorey, Operations Director at...

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Celebration time at Oldham Leisure Centre’s Line Dancing Group

It was party time at Oldham Leisure Centre’s weekly line dancing class, as customers got together for the postponed ‘Christmas’ party, and to celebrate the birthdays of two of its most ‘mature’ dancers.   Rachel Holloway, the OCL line dancing instructor says: “It was time to finally get our dancing shoes on for a special party.  We set out tables for refreshments and encouraged everyone to wear seasonal jumpers; we even had a Christmas tree!  Of course,...

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CIMSPA partners with YOUR Personal Training

  YOUR Personal Training (YPT) has gained its CIMSPA Training Provider Partner status, giving authority and industry recognition to YPT’s CPD and mentoring programme.   YPT’s digital training elements, which include business support, how to market and promote your business, and lead generation strategy, are complimentary to all YPT trainers, supporting the PT’s to have a more sustainable career and PT business.   Aaron McCulloch, Managing Director, YOUR Personal Training says: “We are always looking at ways to professionalise the...

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Councillor Liz Patel bring family to opening of move Urmston’s Clip and Climb wall

The Clip and Climb wall at move Urmston has finally opened, with Councillor Liz Patel and her family attending a free public opening event.   The climbing wall, which features 12 different challenges for adults and children, is the first of its kind within Trafford, and sits within move Urmston’s stunning glass atrium. The climbing sessions are available to both adults and children, and are suitable for anyone from the age of four, as long as they can...

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Peleton Completes Precor Acquisition

With acquisition, Peloton will establish US manufacturing footprint, and anticipates enhancing R&D capabilities, and accelerating the growth of commercial verticals Peloton, the leading interactive fitness platform, today announced that it has officially closed the acquisition of Precor, one of the largest global commercial fitness equipment providers with a significant U.S. manufacturing presence. With this acquisition, Peloton establishes its US manufacturing capacity, anticipates boosting research and development capabilities with Precor's highly-skilled team and accelerating Peloton's penetration of the...

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Goji Group launches world-class cleaner and greener air purification system to help gyms welcome members back safely

Health clubs and leisure centres can welcome members back with confidence this April, thanks to a world-class, hospital-grade air purification system, which traps and kills 99.9% of viruses and bacteria, including human coronavirus.   The cleaner and greener system, which has been brought to the UK exclusively by the Goji Group, is manufactured in Hong Kong.  It uses unique Nano-Confined Catalytic Oxidation (NCCO) technology, to purify the air, without generating any harmful bi-products. The system has already...

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YOUR Personal Training launches one-stop-shop PT management app

YOUR Personal Training has launched a unique personal training management app designed to support PTs to successfully run and manage their business.   The YOUR Wellbeing app, which was developed in partnership with leading software providers, Virtuagym, has been created for fitness professional by fitness professionals.   YOUR Wellbeing is an easy-to-use, cost effective app that can be white-label branded to look and feel like the personal trainer’s unique business. By taking away the stress and hassle of administration...

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OCL to provide baby loss bereavement and yoga sessions in partnership with local baby loss charity, Beyond Bea

Oldham Active Communities, part of Oldham Community Leisure (OCL), is providing free weekly online baby loss yoga wellbeing sessions for anyone affected by the loss of a child in partnership with the Manchester based charity, Beyond Bea. The hour-long weekly sessions will take place via Zoom every Tuesday at midday starting 23rd February 2021. The sessions are free, inclusive and welcome to all. Mark Woodcock, Health and Wellbeing Advisor, Oldham Active Communities says: “Following the success of...

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Aneurin Leisure Trust set to reopen with a bang

Welsh leisure trust, Aneurin Leisure, in partnership with Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council, is forging ahead with a full gym refurbishment in all three of its sites, despite the pandemic. Plans are set for reopening after lockdown in April, with the centres each offering a hybrid in-person and digital gym solution for returning and new members. Following the £600,000 refurbishment, Ebbw Vale Sports Centre, Abertillery Sports Centre and Tredegar Sports Centre will each feature a full complement...

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