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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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Createability restructures to support business growth

Leisure design and build firm Createability has restructured its staffing model and created several new roles to support a large influx of new business. The restructure has seen Createability’s team of Quantity Surveyors (QSs) grow, delivering redevelopment projects supported by a full-strength in-house architectural CAD team, as well as two estimators, who assist in the design, price and presentation of drawings for each new scheme, as well as managing design amends throughout the build process. “We have...

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Lifetime survey highlights commitment of fitness professionals

Lifetime Training’s latest survey of fitness professionals has highlighted their commitment to the industry with almost three quarters wanting to use their passion for fitness to help others achieve their goals. 78% of those questioned would also never consider changing roles. The survey results showed professionalism is high on the agenda with a real desire amongst fitness professionals to develop their businesses with leadership and management skills (42%) and with support setting up and marketing their...

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East Sussex families encouraged to re:balance their lifestyles

Local families are being given the chance to take part in a free, 12-week re:balance East Sussex programme, designed to help them learn about healthy eating, participate in fun activities and assist with weight loss. Available to families with children from 2 to 11 years old and to young people from 12 to 17 years old, the weekly, re:balance group weight loss programmes, which start at the end of April will take place at Freedom Leisure...

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PROACTIVE support launched for prostate cancer sufferers

Health improvement consultancy Zest People is launching a free 12-week programme for prostate cancer sufferers supported by Prostate Cancer UK and Movember Foundation. PROACTIVE, which will run in East and West Sussex, is the first of its kind in the UK. The weekly 90-minute sessions are available to anyone who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, whether they are in remission or currently undergoing treatment. The sessions, taught by specialist Exercise Referral or Cancer Rehabilitation instructors, are...

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TRIBE Team Training™ Master Coaches train at FitPro

FitPro, TRIBE Team Training™’s UK partner, has selected a group of talented fitness professionals to become the New Zealand-based brand’s first UK Master Coaching Team. The six ambassadors, from FitPro’s Trainer Team and health clubs where TRIBE Team Training™ has been trialed, underwent intensive Master Coaching in all five of the small group Personal Training programmes at FitPro’s headquarters in East London. TRIBE Team Training™ brings together groups of 7-10 participants. It features five programmes each focused...

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