23 Nov 2014 World leisure: news, training & property
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Head of Leisure
Salary: £46,312 - £49,254 per annum
Location: South Norfolk House, Long Stratton, United Kingdom
Company: South Norfolk Council
Conference Director
Salary: -
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom
Company: Global Geoparks Network
Centre Manager - Manchester Climbing Centre
Salary: Competitive
Location: Manchester
Company: Climbing Centre Group Ltd
Spa Manager
Salary: attractive remuneration package
Location: Polis, Paphos, Cyprus
Company: Thanos Hotels Ltd
General Manager - Leisure Centre
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday, private medical
Location: London, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Customer Relations/Sales Manager - Leisure Centre
Salary: £26000 per annum + 22 days holiday, gym membership
Location: London, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Team Leader - Lifeguard Qualified
Salary: £18720 per annum + 22 days holiday, gym membership
Location: London, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Personal Trainers - self employed
Salary: £5 - £100000 per annum + self employed
Location: , England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle
Fitness First Middle East
Location: Middle East
Company: Premier Training International Ltd
Sports and Leisure Manager
Salary: £39,351 - £41,148 pa
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Company: Warwick District Council
Leisure Services Development Manager
Salary: Grade 10 £35,455 - £39,912 (inclusive of Local Weighting)
Location: Hertford, United Kingdom
Company: East Herts Council
Team Leader - lifeguard qualified
Salary: £7.50 per hour + 22 days holiday, gym membership
Location: Buckinghamshire, England
Company: Fusion Lifestyle

Training directory

in this issue

• Sports Direct offer £5 gym memberships
• Third Space bought by Encore
• Tune Hotels outlines £200m UK expansion

Property & tenders
Procurement Consultancy support for the Tendering of a Leisure Centre Management Contract
Location: Company: Test Valley
Sandbanks Recreational Business Opportunities
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Leisure Management Contract: Market Engagement Day
Location: Company: Milton Keynes Council
Market Sounding
Location: Poole, Dorset Company: Borough of Poole
Aldershot Lido – Expressions of interest sought for complementary attractions
Location: Aldershot Company: Rushmoor Borough Council
Sports facility provision
Location: Company: Borough of Poole
Conference Director - for 7th International UNESCO conference on Global Geoparks
Location: Torquay, United Kingdom Company: Global Geoparks Network
Specialist leisure operator required to deliver quality sports and leisure services
Location: Powys Company: Powys County Council
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
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News headlines
IAAPA 2014: Triotech wins big at IAAPA  
IAAPA 2014: Triotech wins big at IAAPA

By Alice Davis

Interactive dark ride company Triotech was celebrating at the IAAPA convention in Orlando, Florida, this week after winning two of the association’s .... more>>
Spa opens on Catalina Island, owned by chewing gum magnate Wrigley  
Spa opens on Catalina Island, owned by chewing gum magnate Wrigley

By Helen Andrews

Twenty-two miles off the coast of Los Angeles, US, a five-star day spa has opened on the island of Catalina. The majority of the island is owned by .... more>>

Charlie Thompson of QHotels reveals customer satisfaction plan  
By Helen Andrews

UK Spa Association chair and group spa support at QHotels, Charlie Thompson revealed how he and his team at QHotels has managed to attain 90.9 per cent customer satisfaction at throughout the hospitality group’s 21 properties .... more>>
Herzog & de Meuron’s Paris skyscraper rejected  
By Katie Buckley

Plans for Paris’ first skyscraper in 42 years were rejected on 17 November, following a ‘secret’ ballot. The ballot itself has been called in to question by Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, .... more>>
Amazon to launch hotel booking service  
By Kath Hudson

Online retail giant, Amazon is setting its sights on the hospitality industry with the launch of a hotel booking service in January. According to Skift, Amazon Travel will feature a specially curated selection of four star, or above, hotels within a .... more>>
Looking down at your smartphone exerts 27kg on your neck  
By Helen Andrews

The amount of force exerted on the head of an adult human looking down at his or her phone is equivalent to 60lb (27kg) – the .... more>>
London favoured for hotel investment in Europe: Deloitte study  
By Helen Andrews

London is the most attractive hotel investment destination in Europe according to a study by Deloitte, published ahead of the Deloitte European Hotel Investment .... more>>
Exercise could help arthritis sufferers: study  
By Kath Hudson

New research has found that regular exercise and physical therapy may benefit people with hip and knee arthritis. The study, carried out at the University of Otago in New Zealand, involved 206 people over two years. It found that those who did exercise and/or physical therapy had greater improvements in pain, stiffness and physical function than those who received usual medical care alone. There is a .... more>>
IAAPA 2014: Latin America set for attractions boom says new IAAPA chair  
By Tom Anstey

New IAAPA chair Gerardo Arteaga has said that Latin America will become a "huge market" for the attractions middle class once the region stabilises. Arteaga, general manager of Fantasilandia in Santiago, Chile, was introduced as the new IAAPA chair for 2015 earlier this week .... more>>
IAAPA 2014: World’s tallest rollercoaster a 'gamechanger', says its creator  
By Jak Phillips

The theme park capital of the world is on course to quite literally scale new heights when the world’s tallest rollercoaster .... more>>
Shocking stats show obesity costs as much as smoking  
By Kath Hudson

The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or the war on terror and more than both alcoholism and climate change, according to new research. .... more>>
Saudi Arabia's first international health and beauty show set for this month  
By Helen Andrews

Saudi Arabia’s first international health and beauty show is set to be held between 24 and 27 November 2014 at the Jeddah Centre for Forums and Events. .... more>>
Fitness gadget could mean you never have to plug your phone in again  
By Kath Hudson

No longer will your phone running out of juice be a problem: providing you are prepared to have a quick run. New gadget AMPY converts energy from motion into battery life to charge any USB-powered device. A 30-minute run, 10,000 steps or an hour’s .... more>>
Marketing and operations advice dominates Spa Life UK  
By Helen Andrews

The fifth annual Spa Life UK event took place on 18-19 November at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, featuring a jam-packed schedule of talks from industry experts. The event comprised three main parts: the Conference; the Spa Life Forum; and the invitation-only CEO Summit, where the BBC’s business guru Dr Paul Thomas .... more>>
Grimshaw and Andrew Burges win Sydney Aquatic Centre design contest  
By Katie Buckley

Global architecture firm Grimshaw and Australian firm Andrew Burges have won an international competition to design and build .... more>>

Active Design

Wellness Cities:
Active Design

Could adopting a different approach to city design help make residents healthier? Jacqueline Bennett reports

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Design News:

BIG’s safari zoo, Frank Gehry’s Louis Vuitton Foundation and a compostable tower made from mushrooms
A good workout

A good workout

From the gym using old squash balls to help autistic children to a project aimed at reintegrating war veterans, we look at how the fitness industry is doing its bit

Sector News:

From spa to sports and technology to tourism, we look at leisure’s big stories
A cool customer

A cool customer

We explain the science behind Vasper, a high-tech fitness system that’s being used by athletes and astronauts
The art of collaboration

The art of collaboration

Dreamworks and Merlin tell us about the new Shrek-themed attractions
Nigel Walker

Nigel Walker

The ex hurdler and rugby player talks about the challenges of leading the English Institute of Sport

LIW exhibitor news:

LIW product launches and innovations
Product news
London studio chooses Physical Company kit

London studio chooses Physical Company kit


Physical Company has been selected as equipment supplier for a newly opened studio in London.
A new generation of drinking water appliance

A new generation of drinking water appliance


London landmark The Gherkin was the scene of the official launch of Zip Heaters UK’s “new generation” of drinking water appliance.
Taking the F.I.T challenge in the face of obesity

Taking the F.I.T challenge in the face of obesity


Forever Living Products' new weight management programme ‘F.I.T’ has been launched in the UK, at a time when obesity levels in the country continue to rise.
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EAG International

EAG International is a showcase for the latest innovative products targeted at the coin-op, amusements and attractions industries, attended by over 5,400 visitors from 62 countries.

EAG International is in its sixth successful year. EAG International 2015 will take place at ExCel London on 13th-15th January 2015. The show continues a long tradition of an amusement and coin-op expo being held in London at the start of the year.
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Featured Suppliers
Serco extends multi-site contract with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength

Life Fitness’ multi-site contract with Serco has been extended for a further five years under which it will provide fitness equipment across the management company’s entire leisure portfolio.
  Serco extends multi-site contract with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength
LPG teams with Guerlain for luxurious spa at Cheval Blanc Courchevel

As a leader in cellular stimulation with Endermologie for almost 30 years, LPG offers anti-ageing and body-contouring treatments thanks to its latest spa technologies, ‘Cellu M6’ (face and body) and ‘Mobilift M6’ (face only).
  LPG teams with Guerlain for luxurious spa at Cheval Blanc Courchevel

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St Regis Hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

25 Nov 2014

SAPCA Technical Meeting

Loughborough University, Loughborough, United Kingdom

25-26 Nov 2014

BASES Conference

St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent, United Kingdom

26-27 Nov 2014

Sleep - The Hotel Design Event

Business Design Centre, London, United Kingdom

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