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Impulse Leisure re-launches Belhus Park

Impulse Leisure has officially re-launched its Belhus Park centre following a £400,000 redevelopment to create a modern, fully social media and internet enabled facility. The new-look, open plan gym has increased from 38 to 65 workout stations to cater for growing demand with an extended free weights area and a wider selection of cables, benches and dumbbells supplied by Technogym. New cardiovascular equipment including more recumbent and upright bikes, treadmills, cross-trainers and rowing machines have been installed...

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Precor adds to its plate-loaded Discovery Series Strength range

Precor is introducing five new pieces to its plate-loaded Discovery Series Strength range. The angled leg press, hack squat, power rack, half rack and multi-adjustable bench will be released throughout the Spring. The leg press features a 45 degree angled carriage sled and an optimised seat design for precise body positioning and support. The weight horns allow for easy loading and an oversized, curved foot platform gives a solid, smooth and secure user experience. The intuitive hack squat...

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Sector leaders to discuss new government Sports Strategy at active-net 2016

A high-powered industry panel will discuss and debate the industry’s response to the Government’s Sporting Future – A New Strategy for an Active Nation at this year’s active-net, taking place at Loughborough University on the 27th and 28th of April. Sport England’s Property Director, Charles Johnston, will make a presentation on Sport England’s response to the new strategy before joining an industry panel including Mark Allman, Chair of CLOA, Vince Mayne, CEO of BUCS and Phil...

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Quest announces exciting changes to support new government strategy

Quest, the sport and leisure industry’s leading quality scheme, has announced a raft of changes aimed at making it even stronger and more relevant, in line with both government and Sport England thinking. The changes, unveiled at the annual Quest & NBS Conference in Loughborough on 10 February, will be rolled out this autumn and are designed to support Sport England as it works towards the goals of the government’s new strategy on sport. Caroline Constantine, Quest’s...

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Right Directions offers guidance around new health and safety fines

Rather than posing a threat, the new sentencing guidelines for safety offences, which came into effect on 1 February 2016, should provide an easy reference for operators, who until now may not have fully understood the implications of a lack or disregard of health and safety. The figures from our latest industry accident benchmarking tool STITCH show that 84% of recorded incidents, such as running into a squash racquet, colliding with a wall during 5 a...

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Public starting to understand correlation between activity and health says HAFOS

The public are truly beginning to understand the importance of physical activity in improving or maintaining health, according to the Health and Fitness Omnibus Survey (HAFOS), which saw a leap from 25% of people citing this as their motive to exercise in 2011 to 55% of people in 2015. The stats are part of a six-year review of HAFOS released by Leisure-net Solutions ahead of this year’s research, which will take place in March and focus...

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Oxygen Freejumping and Right Directions join forces to create sector safety guidelines

Oxygen Freejumping, the UK’s largest trampoline park operator, has joined forces with health and safety and quality management expert, Right Directions, to create a Trampoline Park Safety Operating Plan (TPSOP). Right Directions, which delivers Sport England’s quality scheme Quest, as well as ukactive’s Code of Practice, has been working with Oxygen Freejumping since July 2015 to develop specific guidance for trampoline parks, similar to the industry-recognised swimming pool guidance. Following a risk assessment process, the TPSOP sets...

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The Gym Hub shortlisted for marketing awards

Essex-based charitable leisure trust Impulse Leisure has been shortlisted for a prestigious national marketing award for its work on the new budget gym, The Gym Hub in Wickford. Organised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), the CIM Marketing Excellence Awards recognise and celebrate excellence within marketing. Impulse Leisure are a finalist in the Brand Experience Award category for their branding of The Gym Hub, successful pre-launch campaign and on-going brand experience. Impulse Leisure’s internal marketing team...

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Focus on solutions at education round table

Heads of leisure and education came together for Precor’s third annual round table event in January, where experts debated the challenges and recommendations for engaging young people in physical activity. The event, hosted by leading fitness equipment supplier and manufacturer Precor, was chaired by Dave Stalker, CEO of ukactive. The live panel included Karen Rotary from BUCS, Ellen Rowles from Skills Active and Paul Dickinson from 3D Leisure, as well as attendees from a range of...

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Lifetime Training prioritises customer care with ICS course

Lifetime Training has prioritised customer care by working with the Institute of Customer Service (ICS), the independent professional membership body for customer service, to launch new courses in customer service training for Managers and Frontline teams. An associate member of ICS, Lifetime Training recently enrolled its own Commercial Customer Services Team onto the ICS FirstImpressions course. The training programme has been designed to develop customer service knowledge, skills and understanding for those who deliver customer service...

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