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Anytime Fitness Opens in Ruislip

The world’s largest 24-hour fitness club chain, Anytime Fitness, has opened in Ruislip Manor. The gym is located near the tube station, in a thriving regenerated area that was relaunched by Boris Johnson back in 2014. Franchisee Matthew Capp was looking for a new challenge having worked in the City for 30 years. Passionate about fitness and, having always played sports, he decided to open an Anytime Fitness club. The site, originally a public house and more...

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GymWorks Spins Ahead – The first UK club to install Precor Spinner Rally bikes

GymWorks in Chorley, Lancashire is the first club in the UK to introduce Precor’s new Spinner® Rally bikes to its Spinning studio. The independent gym has replaced its existing 26 cycles with 31 new Spinner Rally bikes, with extremely positive feedback since the upgrade. With bike space always in demand the gym has added additional Spinning classes to the timetable, now offering three a day. Peter Guy, Director at GymWorks, comments: “The new Precor Spinner Rally bikes...

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Gladstone launches ‘game-changing’ software application

Gladstone has released a groundbreaking new signature software application called Gladstone360, which is not only mobile-responsive but also fully customisable. “The technology we’ve used is genuinely game-changing,” says Gladstone’s managing director, Tom Withers. “In short, it’s an off-the-shelf application that allows operators to design their perfect leisure management solution and then deliver it on any device.” Browser-based and touch-friendly, the application works on tablets as well as desktop computers, meaning that for the first time staff can...

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LES MILLS signs exclusive partnership agreement with Lifetime Training

Lifetime Training and LES MILLS™ have teamed up to develop an exclusive training offer to raise quality standards across group exercise and fitness instructor training in England. The education partnership has been designed to provide aspiring fitness professionals with a unique and compelling package which will advance instructors by combining Fitness Instructing, Exercise to Music and Les Mills qualifications. By adding further value to the Les Mills certification with the addition of Les Mills Advanced Instructor Modules,...

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TMLT launches community fund to help local people get active

Tonbridge & Malling Leisure Trust (TMLT) has launched a new community fund to benefit local people and voluntary organisations committed to increasing health and wellbeing in Tonbridge and Malling. The not-for-profit organisation, which delivers sport and leisure facilities on behalf of Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, has established the new tmactive Community Fund to assist local projects dedicated to encouraging physical activity. Derived from the trust’s annual profits, the Community Fund will award grants to individuals, formally...

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Lifetime Training and English Institute of Sport team up to secure athletes’ future in fitness

The English Institute of Sport (EIS) is working with Lifetime Training to assist athletes to qualify and develop careers as Personal Trainers via their award winning courses. Designed to provide qualifications that can potentially secure the athletes’ future, Lifetime Training is supporting all EIS athletes with access to discounted training. The project currently includes around twenty athletes, who compete in a wide variety of sports. Melanie Chowns, Senior Performance Lifestyle Adviser for Great Britain at the English Institute...

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Lifetime launches first Beauty Academy in Birmingham

Lifetime Training, the multi-award winning training provider, has launched its first Beauty Academy in Birmingham. Located in Church Street in central Birmingham, the Academy is part of an ambitious roll out to cities such as Manchester, London and Liverpool during 2016. The launch was attended by Academy suppliers Aston & Fincher, Your Salon Store, Monu Skin and Dermalogica, alongside bloggers, prospective students and members of the Lifetime Beauty Therapy Tutor team. The new state of the art...

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Falkirk Community Trust wins Refer-all Foundation award 2016

Falkirk Community Trust has won ReferAll’s 2016 Foundation Award. The Award gifts the trust a one-year exercise referral software licence worth over £2,000. ReferAll, which specialises in software solutions to enhance the efficiency of exercise referrals from GP to leisure provider, created the Foundation Award in 2014 as an altruistic venture with a vision to provide the tools for organisations to help people to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Falkirk Community Trust, a leisure trust which manages four...

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International basketball star Karl Brown to speak at active-net 2016

International basketball star and head coach of the England under 18 Men’s Basketball Team, Karl Brown, will be the after dinner speaker at active-net next month. The sportsman, who went from inner city Leicester to America and back again using sport as his ticket, will tell the delegates at the two-day event his inspiring story. active-net, now in its third year, will take place from 27-28 April at Loughborough University. As well as one-to-one buyer and...

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Places for People partners with ReferAll to deliver its exercise on referral programming

Places for People Leisure has partnered with exercise referral software specialist ReferAll to deliver the programme across its group. The award-winning, not-for-dividend leisure management operator is expanding and developing its health offering by switching from paper-based systems to ReferAll’s software. This will be rolled out across its estate over the next twelve to eighteen months. Sarah Leonie, Head of Fitness at Places for People Leisure, explained: “We are very aware that a key weakness for the leisure...

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