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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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Redevelopment for Gosport Leisure Centre as Demand for Facilities Increases

Gosport Leisure Centre has reopened boasting a brand new dance studio and extended car park following significant redevelopment by leisure design and build specialist Createability. The popular centre, managed by Places for People Leisure (PfPL) on behalf of Gosport Borough Council as part of a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain contract, first opened just five years ago, but with high demand for the facilities, further space was needed to extend its activity programme. James Dumper, Centre Manager...

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OCL Swimmers head to British Championships

Two years after moving into Oldham Community Leisure's state-of-the-art facilities, four swimmers from the centre's Advanced Training Scheme have qualified for the upcoming British Swimming Championships. Molly Roodhouse, Jessica Calderbank, Callum Quigley and Luke Kearslake will all compete in the Edinburgh International meet, which includes the British Championships within it, between March 1 and 4. The quartet are Oldham's first group of swimmers to qualify since Jessica Lloyd and Jessica Fullalove, before London 2012. They all train...

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£6.5m redevelopment for Urmston Leisure Centre approved

Plans have been approved for the £6.5 million redevelopment of Urmston Leisure Centre, as part of Trafford Borough Council's overarching plans for leisure improvements across the entire borough. The planning application, which will see building contractor Willmott Dixon brought in to totally overhaul the 1980s leisure centre, include replacing the front section of the building with a double-height welcoming lounge/cafe area complete with modern touch screens for class and activity booking and a soft play area. Large,...

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High-class local offering follows redevelopment of Knightwood Leisure Centre

There’s nothing ‘local authority’ about Knightwood Leisure Centre apart from the pricing, following a two-month, facelift that’s seen a total transformation of the small community facility in Chandler’s Ford into a destination that rivals even the best private health club. The internal space of the leisure centre, managed by Places for People Leisure (PfPL) on behalf of Test Valley Borough Council has been totally reconfigured by leisure design and build specialist, Createability, to create a modern,...

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4 global adopts new approach to personal data ahead of GDPR legislation

4 global, the leading provider of major events consultancy and data services to the sports and leisure industries, today announced its new approach to personal data. The modifications come ahead of major changes that will arrive with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in May. This follows a GDPR White paper, released in August last year. "The upcoming regulation is a wake-up call to the leisure sector," commented Utku Toprakseven, Director of Sport Intelligence at 4...

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