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Createability develops new independent gym in Aylesbury

Leisure design and build specialist Createability has started work on Rush Fitness, an independently-owned health club in Aylesbury. The gym is one of three clubs owned by Mark Anthony, 44, who opened his first Rush Fitness sites in Uxbridge and Southend in 2013, and will be the brand’s flagship site. The 24-hour, no contract gym has a pre opening price of just £12.99, which will rise to £24.99 per month when the club opens in August. Createability...

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OCL recognised as an investor in people

Oldham Community Leisure (OCL) has been awarded the Investors in People Bronze Standard, which demonstrates its commitment to realising the potential of its people. OCL is a community benefit society, which manages and operates 14 sports centres, swimming pools and synthetic pitches in Oldham. It employs approximately 250 local people at its head office and leisure centres in and around Oldham. OCL has been employing local people since it was founded back in 2002, and in...

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The Gym Hub launches for just £20 a month

People were queuing up last week to get their first glimpse of The Gym Hub, a brand new low-cost gym which has launched in Wickford offering a great fitness experience for just £20 a month. More than 120 people attended the VIP launch, enjoying exclusive early access to the equipment, advice from personal trainers as well as a special merchandise pack. Managed by Impulse Leisure, the new 10,000sq ft facility in Robert Way offers a wide range...

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If you can move you can Groove

“It's a mashup of club, Latin and urban styles, guaranteed to get your feet moving and your heart racing! I left feeling pumped, primed and eager to share the experience with as many people as possible!” said instructor Rachel Fortnum, leaving the training for MOSSA’s latest workout launch. Group Groove® a cardio fusion of club, urban, and Latin dance styles set to the hottest current hits and the best dance songs landed at FitPro HQ this...

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FitPro celebrates 25 years

FitPro is celebrating 25 years at the apex of educational excellence. Established in May 1990, today FitPro has over 150,000 members worldwide and representation in 84 countries. During its quarter of a century, FitPro has become renowned for its creativity. This includes the introduction of now staple products, such as ViPR, collaborations with group exercise programming developer MOSSA and most recently small group training pioneer TRIBE Team Training™. David Stalker, Chair of the ukactive Membership Council, said:...

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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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