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Grand opening for new look Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury

A newly refurbished Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury fully reopened last week, welcoming more than 50 guests and VIPs for to the launch night event. The leisure centre in Storrington, West Sussex, was officially reopened by Wing Commander John Bell MBE DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross). Bell is one of the very few aircrew who served in the Lancaster Bombers during the Second World War. Since work began in August, Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury has undergone a £740,000 redevelopment to ensure...

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Moving with the times at Impulse Leisure Blackshots

Impulse Leisure has listened to members’ feedback and given it’s Blackshots gym in Essex a full refurbishment, complete with new Technogym kit. The gym reopened at the beginning of this month. A GYMetrix survey carried out last year revealed members and local people wanted more cable resistance kit, more free weights and state-of-the-art fitness equipment in the Blackshots gym. With this in mind, the £510,000 refurbishment included a new, larger free weights area with more weights,...

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Leisure-net reveals HAFOS 2014 results

Leisure-net Solutions’ latest Health and Fitness Omnibus Survey (HAFOS) reveals cost remains one of the most significant barriers to activity. Over a third (37%) of UK consumers stated a low-cost membership of £10-£15 would entice them to join a gym, and lower cost was also the strongest encouragement factor at 60%. Reducing fees would also persuade 60% of respondents to try out their local leisure centre. As has been the case in previous years, the percentage...

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Massive redevelopment underway at Cwmbran Stadium

Work has started on an exciting redevelopment at Cwmbran Stadium. The project will see a four-court sports hall remodelled into a vertical adventure playground, a soft play centre and a cafe. A 70-station fitness suite will also be created. The work is being carried out by specialist leisure design and build company Createability, alongside development partner Alliance Leisure, which has also part-funded the project, and will ensure the co-ordination and delivery of the complete facility on...

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World retention experts collaborate for one-off Retention Convention

World renowned retention experts will be coming together for one-off Retention Convention right here in the UK. The one-day event is being lead by international speaker and author of the world’s largest retention study, Dr. Paul Bedford, who will explain how to develop a strategy to improve member retention. The Retention Convention, which is open to just 120 people, will take place on 14 May 2015 in Central Birmingham. “The purpose of the day will be to...

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Conference celebrates 20 years of Quest

The sport and leisure industry’s leading quality scheme will be celebrating its 20th anniversary at the fifth annual Quest & NBS Conference next February. The one-day event will take place on Thursday 26th February 2015 at Holywell Park, Loughborough, and is open to anyone interested in Quest and NBS, whether you are already in the scheme, just signed up or are simply considering it. As well as celebrating Quest’s achievements over the last two decades, the conference...

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Lifetime Training expands Commercial team

Lifetime Training has added new personnel to both its Sales and Customer Service teams. Four new Commercial Course Advisors have been appointed to the Sales team - Stephen McCraith, Alastair O’Connor, Lawrence Townsend and Tobias Whitmarsh. The Customer Services department has also added four new members - Customer Services Team Leader, Leanne Appleton, Customer Services Administrators, Tom Knowles and Charlotte Rysdale, and Customer Service Apprentice Jaime Williams. Commenting on the appointments, Commercial Director Mike Jones said: “The new...

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Gladstone bolsters its team with a Customer Service Manager

Jonathan Christensen has joined Gladstone as the company’s new Customer Service Manager. With overall responsibility for the customer support teams, as well as customer retention, Christensen will focus on ensuring every member of the Gladstone team is a ‘master of all’ - fully understanding each and every solution the company offers across its different products. “We value our existing customer base just as much as we value a new customer, so there will be a real focus...

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Make Your Move funding sees 13 more leisure trusts launch programmes to engage inactive people in sport

A further 13 leisure trusts across the country are to benefit from Sport England Lottery Funding to deliver innovative projects to engage inactive people in sport. The £571,112 allocated marks the second round of funding from the Make Your Move programme, which is driven by sporta, the UK’s representative body for sport and leisure trusts who are all non-distributing profit organisations. Sport England set aside £2 million of National Lottery funding for the three-year Make Your Move...

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New look Impulse Leisure Chanctonbury opens its doors to the public

Work will soon be complete at Impulse Leisure’s Chanctonbury centre in Storrington, West Sussex, which has undergone a full redevelopment. The leisure centre will be officially opened to the public at 7pm on Tuesday 2nd December. A VIP tour will begin at 6pm with a special appearance by Sally Gunnel OBE. The extensive work has included building a brand new, extended fitness suite, which has been fully equipped by Technogym and includes the functional training equipment,...

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