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Spinning® for all – Qualified Spinning® Instructor who has cerebral palsy launches his own club in Scotland

Club McKendry opened its doors in March 2018, offering Spinning® classes seven times a week. The specialist club, based within Danderhall Leisure Centre just outside of Edinburgh, was a dream come true for Iain McKendry, 24, who runs the sessions. “Spinning® is my life,” he says. “It’s the only job I have ever wanted to do. I love being the show man up on stage.” Iain was born seven weeks premature and was diagnosed with cerebral...

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Technology takeaway at 2018 Retention Convention

Delegates at the 2018 Retention Convention were treated to a series of technology takeaways as speakers from across the world gave their take on how the digital revolution will change the face of health club membership as we know it. Dr. Paul Bedford’s fourth annual Retention Convention, hosted by industry stalwart, Dean Hodgekin, welcomed 150 guests representing 63 operators across the UK, Portugal, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Thailand, Columbia and KSA, as well as Germany, China,...

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Oxygen Consulting and DataHub partner to help operators unlock the social value they generate

As part of the DataHub’s continued drive to enrich the sector’s understanding of the data it holds, a new strategic partnership has been agreed with Oxygen Consulting. The partnership is designed to help both private and public sector leisure operators more clearly define and champion the social value generated through their venues and programmes. Founded in 2013, the DataHub is a virtual repository for sports and leisure data, holding information from more than 157 operators and...

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Bigwave Media future proofs with the appointment of Michael Dulku

Sales expert, Michael Dulku, has joined Bigwave media as Business Development Manager. Dulku originally graduated in Law and worked in audit for one of the big four accountancy firms, EY, specialising in retail and technology, before embarking on a sales and management career across Hampshire, Berkshire and London for the American brand, Enterprise Rent-a-Car. In 2008 Dulku joined DC Leisure where he worked in various contract sales management roles looking after the sales teams across multiple sites,...

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A successful start to the 2018 Milltown Race series

The Milltown Races Sprint Triathlon returned to Oldham last weekend and, despite rainy conditions, has been hailed as a roaring success. In total, 196 local people took part in the event, which took place on Sunday 22nd April and was organised by Oldham Community Leisure. The Sprint Triathlon consists of a 400 metre swim, a 20k bike ride and a 5k run, which can be done individually or as part of a team. Every competitor on the...

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fibodo launches to help Personal Trainers ‘get their swagger back’

A brand new booking management platform has been launched, to help Personal Trainers run their own business more easily. fibodo (find it, book it, do it) enables PTs to get on with delivering first class training to their clients, leaving the everyday hassles of running a business in safe hands. Backed by, among others, JJB Sports’ former CEO, Tom Knight, the easy to use platform offers PTs everything they need to successfully manage a business, including...

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Communication App leads to 50% lift in swimming income for North Lanarkshire Leisure

With around 85% of staff unable to access a computer during working hours, North Lanarkshire Leisure was actively looking for a secure and cost effective communications tool to manage its remote workforce. The leisure trust, which manages 18 venues across a wide geographical area, went live with the Our People workforce management platform for its aquatics team in January 2018, enabling management to directly communicate with more than 50 aquatics employees who work across a number...

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The Gym Group launches Personal Training Academy

Low-cost health club operator, The Gym Group, has announced the launch of its own training academy, in partnership with Lifetime Training - one of the UK’s top fitness training providers. The Gym Personal Training Academy, powered by Lifetime Training, will strive to set the standard for training and career pathways for people seeking a career as a Personal Trainer in the UK. The partnership expects to attract 350 quality candidates per year for vacancies, and applications are...

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Dr. Paul Bedford to translate DataHub insight to improve sector retention rates

A new partnership between Retention Guru and DataHub aims to help operators develop effective strategies to target member retention based on accurate, timely information around user activity. The agreement will see world-renowned retention expert, Dr. Paul Bedford, act as a translator to unravel the business intelligence held within the DataHub, helping operators understand, interpret and take action on what it tells them. Founded in 2013, the DataHub is a virtual repository for sports and leisure data, holding...

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ReferAll and Sussex health solutions service celebrates success with falls prevention programme

Active House Solutions is celebrating the success of its WellBalanced falls prevention programme in Sussex. The public health consultancy has demonstrated 75% of its participants are continuing to exercise, whilst 80% improved or maintained their strength and balance after completing the twenty-four week programme. Active Health Solutions employed ReferAll’s online exercise referral software solution when they took ownership of the falls prevention programme in July 2017. It has proved crucial not only to maintaining the security...

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