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Non-runner to seven marathons in just one year

Just one year ago running never really featured in Laura Jones’s life. Now the 29 year old from Dorset is halfway through an epic challenge to run seven marathons around the world within a year and raise £10,000 for The Jonny Wilkinson Foundation and The Scout Association. Jones signed up to the Mount Everest Marathon after a client from the adventure travel company she runs with her husband, Rhys, was looking for a team mate to...

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Swim record smashed in Oldham pool

A new European record has been set by a swimmer in the pool at Oldham Leisure Centre (OLC). Julie Hoyle of East Leeds Swimming Club set a new LEN European Short Course* backstroke record over 50m, in the 55-59 age category.   The record was broken in the 25m pool at Oldham Community Leisure’s flagship site on Sunday 12th November 2017. Hoyle swam 50m in 33.15 seconds.   Hoyle, who is a primary school teacher in Leeds, broke her...

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£1m transformation for Sevenoaks Leisure Centre

Sevenoaks Leisure Centre is set to benefit from a £1 million investment, which will see a complete redesign of the fitness facilities over two floors, including the transformation of a large, underused toddler pool into a 104 sq m dry side multi purpose room, new members changing and a new look reception and cafe area. The redevelopment is being carried out by leisure design and build expert, Createability, which has a long-standing relationship with Sencio, the...

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New gym for University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush campus

The University of Edinburgh has launched its first satellite gym at its Easter Bush campus. The 250sq m gym is part of the brand new £32 million Roslin Innovation Centre, which has been specifically designed to support research in the Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Agri Tech and One Health industries and is part of Europe's largest concentration of animal science related expertise. Situated seven miles from the city centre and around a mile from the famous Roslin...

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Celebrity trainer to the stars works up a sweat in Trafford

Trafford residents were treated to a special surprise when celebrity personal trainer, Pierre Pozzuto, head coach at London’s famous Third Space health club, dropped in to the borough’s local leisure centres to teach his classes. The five group exercise classes, which took place on Saturday 30 September and Sunday 1 October, were part of Trafford Leisure’s extended celebration of National Fitness Day, which also saw Spinning®, circuits, plyometrics and Zumba events added to the programme. Pozzuto is...

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Blackpool Council outsources leisure marketing to boost income

Blackpool Council has outsourced its leisure marketing and business development in a bid to increase its commercial focus, using strategic marketing to promote health and wellbeing to the local community. Leisure marketing specialist, Bigwave media has won the contract to support the council in the expansion of a number of key business areas, as well as investigating future growth opportunities. A key focus will be developing the income potential of health and fitness and the council’s learn...

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New roles at Gladstone create smoother process for customers

Changes at the top have seen former Regional Sales Manager, Andrew Marshall, promoted to Pre Sales Architect at Gladstone Software. The brand new role will see Marshall take a three-pronged attack, creating a seamless link between customers, the entire sales team and Gladstone’s development team, whilst also managing the internal sales team and working on new business development. Marshall will attend regular meetings with the development department to ensure product prototypes would work from a sales perspective...

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Createability ramps up its team

With the industry showing no slow down in the redevelopment of old, outdated leisure centres and the launch of boutique and low cost health clubs, Createability has bolstered its team of 39 with four new joiners. Mark Beckett has been appointed as Mechanical and Electrical Technical Manager. Having met Createability’s Managing Director, Ian Cotgrave, more than 20 years ago, when he consulted on a leisure project, Becket has worked on a number of projects for Createability...

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Exercise Referral App from ReferAll could save millions

A new app enabling Exercise on Referral (EOR) clients to fill out questionnaires online could collectively save operators millions of pounds, according to its developer, software specialist ReferAll. The app massively reduces staff administration, freeing up valuable time for them to concentrate supporting clients through a bespoke physical activity programme based on their health needs, as identified through the online questionnaires. “Saving money is a key priority for all referral schemes and across the 178 services we...

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Are you GDPR ready?

From May 2018, the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will change the way all businesses think about Data Protection.   The new rules set out a wider definition of 'personal data' and a new definition of 'consent', and bring in heavier fines for companies that don't comply.   The GDPR is a hot topic for all the members of the DataHub Club, from sports clubs, leisure operators and activity providers to software companies, data capturers, processors and users....

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