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Matrix focuses on education with Lifetime link-up

Lifetime Training is partnering with Matrix Fitness to deliver its new Education Programme. The aim of the partnership is to provide Matrix customers with quality training and education so their fitness teams can provide excellent member-focused service and help to improve retention. Driven by Matrix’s mission to keep training and education simple but effective, Lifetime will provide a suite of REPs accredited courses. These will enable clubs and centres using Matrix equipment to ensure their team...

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Leisure-net and LIW launch Industry Confidence Survey

Industry insight specialist Leisure-net Solutions has joined forces with Leisure Industry Week (LIW) to launch a new Industry Confidence Survey. The 2015 survey, which has been sent out to all operators on the LIW database in the lead up to this year’s show on 22/23 September, is first survey of its kind in three years. The questionnaire will gauge how confident operators are about the overall future of the health and fitness industry, their own business...

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Commercial Training Operations Manager appointed

Lifetime Training has appointed Mark Newman as its new Operations Manager. As Operations Manager, Newman will lead Lifetime’s ever-expanding commercial training team, overseeing its full-time and freelance tutors who are located around the UK. The role includes responsibility for developing and driving the delivery of the quality, innovative qualifications for which Lifetime is renowned, as well as overseeing course scheduling, venue management and corporate bookings, and maintaining strong relationships with awarding bodies, external verifiers and internal...

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Life Leisure uses software solution to collate meaningful Exercise Referral data

Life Leisure is using Refer-all’s software solution to collate meaningful data from its Exercise on Referral scheme. Refer-all provides software solutions to enhance the efficiency of exercise referrals from healthcare to leisure provider. One of the first Exercise Referral schemes in the country, Life Leisure first established their programme in 1992. PARiS (Physical Activity Referral in Stockport) is a joint partnership between the trust and NHS Stockport. Michelle Childs, Senior Physical Activity Development Officer at Life Leisure,...

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Top PTs gather to share learning from the best at UK’s first Meeting of the Minds

‘Don’t stop learning’. That was the verdict from some of the industry’s top Personal Trainers and thought leaders at this year’s Meeting of the Minds, hosted by FitPro and Lifetime Training, who almost unanimously voted on the importance of ongoing education and training beyond becoming a Level 3 Personal Trainer. The day-long educational event - Movement, Mindset and Metabolism - was the UK’s first Meeting of the Minds (MOTM), which originated more than seven years ago...

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Right Directions launches induction tool to log and track staff training

Quality and health and safety specialist, Right Directions has launched an Induction Matrix Template to help operators manage, update and monitor the induction and ongoing training of staff in line with their individual role’s health & safety and quality management standards. The tool allows a list of tasks and management procedures to be aligned to all job titles, enabling operators to log and track their staff training from initial induction to ongoing needs, as well as...

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Precor challenges the fitness industry to go the distance

Premium fitness equipment manufacturer, Precor, has thrown down the fitness gauntlet to operators, gyms and health clubs across the UK with the announcement of their pioneering, complimentary fitness challenge, the ‘AMT 3 Challenge’, that will run for three weeks in September 2015. A first in the health and fitness industry, Precor is asking new and existing customers to pit their members against the clock to see how far they can travel in three minutes on the...

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Createability starts work on GLL’s Better Gym Stratford

Createability has started work on its third GLL Better Gym. The no contract, low-cost offering, Better Gym, Stratford, is located in the heart of East Village in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, just a stone’s throw from Westfields Shopping Centre and Stratford International Station, situated above a Sainsbury’s Local. The leisure design and build specialists are creating a 10,000 sq f health club with 130 Technogym stations, a functional training area with an XCube functional frame...

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Emergency Service Fitness and Lifestyle Qualification launched by Lifetime Training

A bespoke Fitness and Lifestyle Certificate for the emergency service has been created by Lifetime Fitness. The course has been developed to ensure responders are equipped to maintain the standards of fitness required to perform their physically demanding role safely and effectively. The responder undergoing the training will take on the role of ‘lifestyle ambassador’, alongside their existing work, training colleagues in all aspects of fitness, lifestyle and wellbeing, including stress management. The Fitness and Lifestyle Certificate...

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Dedicated support for new shared insight and accident reporting platform

Milva Gaudiosi has recently joined the Leisure-net Solutions and Right Directions teams as a Business Development Executive, bringing with her more than 15 years of sales and service experience. In April, Leisure-net and Right Directions merged their online platforms (customer insight software E-Focus and accident reporting software STITCH) to create a one-stop online tool for the leisure industry. Gaudiosi’s role will be to work with the merged platform’s new and existing clients, identify how the new...

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