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‘It could only happen in a leisure centre’

‘It could only happen in a leisure centre’ - that’s the title of the charity book being launched by Right Directions Quality Management and Big Fish Public Relations to celebrate the companies’ 10th anniversaries. Individuals from the health, fitness and leisure industry are being invited to submit their ‘funnies’, which have a chance to appear in the final book. Each month one story will be crowned funniest and awards will presented when the final book is...

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Refer-all expands technical team

Refer-all, specialists in software solutions for exercise referral, has added to its technical team. Lorcan O’Connor, an experienced graphic designer and 3D artist, has been appointed as 3D and UI/UX Designer. His role is to mastermind the user interface and user experience in Refer-all’s software, further enhancing its efficiency for GPs, public health commissioners, leisure centres and instructors. Degree educated, O’Connor will use his digital design experience to develop Refer-all’s visual content across all media from website...

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Meetings, millennials and mindfulness at active-net 15

Key figures from the health and fitness industry came together last week for active-net 2015. The event, now in its second year, welcomed 65 buyer and 71 supplier delegates to imago Burleigh Court and Holywell Park, Loughborough, for one-to-one meetings, networking and educational sessions. The event kicked off with a standing mindfulness session from guru Deniz Paradot. He challenged his audience to remember the last time they did absolutely nothing before explaining how the art of...

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Leading online platforms to merge

Leisure-net Solutions and Right Directions are merging their online platforms to create a one-stop online tool for the leisure industry. Leisure-net Solutions currently provides insight services to more than 250 sites through its e-Focus Customer Insight Platform, which includes mystery shops and phone calls, The Net Promoter Score, Closed Loop surveys, feedback-Focus –an online comments and complaints system that enables operators to easily keep on top of all forms of customer feedback –and staff-Recog, which allows...

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Lifetime Training takes PT Diploma online

Lifetime Training’s Personal Training Diploma is now available online. The new interactive learning resource has been designed to offer versatility so that any potential learner can access the course, whatever their schedule or location. The online diploma includes all the modules currently available in the Level 2 Fitness Instructor certificate and the Level 3 Personal Training diploma, such as Anatomy & Physiology, Planning & Instructing Gym Sessions, as well as Nutrition and Business Planning. Within each course there...

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Industry leader issues call to arms at Quest & NBS conference

The sport and leisure industry must fundamentally change and become a serious contributor to the public health agenda if it is to survive the challenges of austerity, a leading industry figure has warned. Martyn Allison, chair of the Quest board and former national advisor for culture and sport with the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA), told 280 delegates at the Quest & NBS Conference in Loughborough on 26 February: “Health reform is the biggest opportunity this...

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Global live streaming for World’s first retention convention

Health club operators across the globe can take part in a world first as industry renowned retention experts come together for one-off Retention Convention. The one-day event, being lead by international speaker and author of the world’s largest retention study, Dr. Paul Bedford, will be live streamed across the world on 14 May 2015, enabling operators from all four corners of the globe to learn from the experts what does and doesn’t impact on retention, key...

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Investment in new wet side changing at Kingfisher Leisure Centre

Createability has started work on a £450,000 redevelopment of the wet side changing rooms at Kingfisher Leisure Centre in Kingston Upon Thames. The centre, which is managed by Places for People Leisure (PfP) on behalf of Kingston Council, is undergoing a complete refurbishment of its changing village, jointly funded by Sport England and PfP. Leisure design and build specialist Createability has reconfigured the existing space to include more lockers and cubicles, including family, group and disabled changing,...

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Fitness suite for Middleton Pool

Middleton Pool and Fitness Centre in Newport Pagnell is undergoing a £1 million make over including the addition of a brand new gym. Work at the centre, which is managed by Places for People Leisure on behalf of Newport Pagnell Town Council, is being carried out by leisure design and build specialist Createability, and will see a 200 sq m fitness suite, complete with Precor CV equipment and Matrix strength kit, built on to the side...

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Changing Pavilion for Desborough Recreation Ground

Work has completed on the new £390,000 changing pavilion at Desborough Recreation Ground in High Wycombe. The building provides quality changing facilities that will service the park’s football pitches and enable adult teams to play football matches at the park for the first time in a decade. The changing rooms were officially opened on behalf of Wycombe District Council by Cllr Lesley Clarke OBE, Chairman of Wycombe District Council, accompanied by Cllr Zia Ahmed, Sands ward member...

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