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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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A mindful addition to Leisure-net

Following on from a successful keynote session at active-net, Deniz Paradot – mindfulness coach and founder of Human-Business – will be joining Leisure-net Solutions as an Associate Consultant this month. Paradot’s role will be to lead on delivering Human-Business mindfulness service, The Way of the Chimp, into the active leisure sector. A unique eight-week programme, it brings the benefits of mindfulness to the workplace using authentic practices backed by scientific research. The Way of the Chimp...

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Huddersfield Leisure Centre Launches

A £36m leisure centre has opened in Huddersfield to replace Huddersfield Sports Centre. Operated by Kirklees Active Leisure (KAL) on behalf of Kirklees Council, the new Huddersfield Leisure Centre offers a wide range of facilities designed to appeal to all members of the community. The new centre also offers one of the most comprehensive swimming offers in West Yorkshire with a 25m, eight-lane competition pool; a 20m training pool with moveable floor and a family leisure...

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Leisure World wins Digital Award with Gladstone’s MobilePro

Leisure World Colchester has won Gold at the Essex Digital Awards for its use of Gladstone Health and Leisure’s app, MobilePro. The Mobile App Award seeks out the finest apps for business, information, entertainment and everything in between, as well as first class conception, design, user experience and innovation. The top prize was presented to Colchester Borough Council’s Leisure World complex this month for its mobile app, which enables customers to book fitness classes, get up...

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