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Precor signs distributor agreement with Nordome Fitness

Precor has partnered with Nordome Fitness AS to distribute fitness equipment to the Norwegian market. Nordome Fitness AS is a new company specialising in the health and fitness industry, offering a consultative approach to running a fitness business; and is already working with SATS Elixia, Norway’s largest health club operator to supply staff training and equipment service and maintenance. Precor has been delivering high quality fitness equipment to the Norwegian market for more than 20 years, and...

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New internal sales position to boost Gladstone customer service

Gladstone has created a new internal sales position to ensure its single site health club operators receive the best possible customer service experience. Jack Grant, 20, will build relationships with all Gladstone’s single site accounts, manage any queries and keep them up to date with information about the latest products and services, as well as general Gladstone news. “Although this is my first role within the health and leisure industry, prior to this I worked in support...

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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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