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New look for Poult Wood driving range

The driving range at Poult Wood Golf Course has reopened for business after a total refurbishment costing £30,000. As well as boasting 12 new True Strike mats, a £10,000 investment which ensures the range is as close to practicing on a natural surface as possible, there are new target nets and flags, and new tower markers to help golfers accurately judge the distance they’re hitting the ball. A new ball dispenser, conveyor and pick-up machine have...

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PT Success seminars launched by Lifetime Training

Lifetime Training is launching a series of seminars specifically designed to highlight the benefits of becoming and building a business as a Personal Trainer. Hosted by fitness industry and business development expert and author, Dave Fletcher, alongside members of the Lifetime Coaching Team, the PT Success Seminars explore the whole ‘journey’ from qualification to the creation of a thriving business. The seminars feature highly pertinent themes such as choosing appropriate qualifications, maximising income potential, the pros and...

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Boost to facilities at Lancing Manor

Work has commenced at Impulse Leisure Lancing Manor on a project to create a new Wellbeing Studio and Community Meeting Room, plus a new larger café. The leisure centre in West Sussex has received a £35,330 grant from Sport England towards to £93,000 project. The money is part of £10 million of National Lottery funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. A grant of £18,000 has also been awarded by The Veolia Environmental Trust through the...

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Refer-all wins second tender with Wandsworth Council

Refer-all, which specialises in software solutions to enhance the efficiency of exercise referrals from GPs to leisure providers, has won a second tender with Wandsworth Council. In 2012, Footsteps for Health in Wandsworth tasked Refer-all with creating a software hub to assist with the running of their service. This umbrella service commissions lifestyle services for patients via GPs using a single form to refer their patients to a central hub. The aim was to improve the...

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Get customer experience right first time

Leisure-net Solutions and Bigwave Media are launching Insight 2015, a new series of marketing and customer insight seminars. Designed to provide attendees with the tools needed to enhance the marketing, customer experience and business decisions they make, the seminars will take place on 10th March 2015 at Orford Park in Warrington, and 11th March at K2 in Crawley. Insight 2015 is aimed at customer insight specialists and strategic marketers, as well as senior managers, decision makers and...

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Sports insiders graduate from Loughborough’s new MBA

Industry veterans Mark Davis, a Sussex County Cricket Club Coach, and David Monkhouse, Director of Leisure-net Solutions, have graduated from Loughborough University's inaugural International Sports Management (ISM) MBA programme. The new Loughborough ISM MBA was created in 2012 to help blend the outstanding sporting history of Loughborough University with the world-renowned management education at the School of Business and Economics. The programme, which is set to be re-launched later this year at Loughborough's new London Olympic Park...

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Level 3+ personal training course created by Lifetime Training partnership with PTA Global

Lifetime Training has partnered with PTA Global to create a Level 3+ personal training course. The new Lifetime PTA Global Maxima course combines two flagship qualifications: Lifetime’s Level 3 Personal Training Diploma and PTA’s Global Advanced certificate. The PTA Bridging Course certification, also included within the course, provides the foundation knowledge, techniques and insights to take personal trainers beyond Level 3 and provides them with the structure and techniques to take their career to this new...

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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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