24 Sep 2014 World leisure: news, training & property
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Vice President - Regional Business Development
Salary: Competitive Six Figure Package
Location: North America
Company: Picsolve

Fitness First Middle East
Location: Middle East
Company: Premier Training International Ltd
Football Coaching - USA
Salary: Competitive
Location: United States
Company: UK Elite Soccer
Assistant General Manager
Salary: £16,000 - £20,000 + optional 100% of PT earnings
Location: Crawley, East Sussex, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Area Manager (East)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Honiton, Devon, United Kingdom
Company: LED Leisure Management Ltd
General Manager - Leisure Centre
Salary: £40K + 25 days holiday, private health
Location: SE8 4RJ, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
General Manager
Salary: £35-45K / 25 days holiday
Location: South London, United Kingdom
Company: Fusion
General Manager
Salary: £25,000-£35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Bedford, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
General Manager
Salary: £25,000-£35,000 + c20% bonus + optional PT income
Location: Colchester, United Kingdom
Company: The Gym Group
Spa Senior Therapist / Supervisor
Salary: Negotiable
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Company: Luxury Collection
Head of Marketing - Midway North America
Salary: Competitive
Location: New York-New York, United States
Company: Merlin Entertainments Group Ltd
Supervisor – Ground Service
Salary: Competitive
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia
Supervisor - Admission
Salary: Competitive
Location: Johor, Malaysia
Company: Legoland Malaysia

Training directory

in this issue

• Legal challenge leaves Spurs in stadium limbo
• Industry to rally for Fitness Day
• WHG snaps up Manchester's Lowry Hotel

Property & tenders
Sports Playing Field for sale
Location: Company: Stiles Harold Williams
Fitted treatment rooms at Lee Valley VeloPark
Location: Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Commercial unit to let
Location: Windermere, Cumbria Company: South Lakeland District Council
Procurement of Operator for Catering Facilities
Location: Company: Kirklees Active Leisure
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Offers Invited by Informal Tender
Location: Company: Goadsby
Leisure Management Business Opportunity
Location: Company: Powys County Council
Adventure Play and Day Nursery - Freehold
Location: Company: Christie + Co
Leisure Development Land for Sale
Location: Company: Carmarthenshire County Council
Attractive Mixed Holiday Park Within Beautiful Tourist Location For Sale
Location: Blairgowrie, Perth and Kinross Company: Colliers International
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News headlines
Liverpool FC gets go-ahead for major stadium expansion  
Liverpool FC gets go-ahead for major stadium expansion

By Jak Phillips

Liverpool FC’s plans to increase capacity of the club’s Anfield Stadium by around 13,000 seats have been given the green light by Liverpool City Council (LCC). LCC’s planning committee met earlier today (23 September and resolved to grant planning .... more>>
Abandoned train tunnels below London 'to be transformed' into leisure sites  
Abandoned train tunnels below London 'to be transformed' into leisure sites

By Katie Buckley

Up to 34 Transport for London (TfL)-owned “ghost” train tunnels running beneath the UK capital could soon be transformed into an array of attractions and leisure sites, according to reports. It is understood that TfL is preparing to invite companies to bid to take part in the transformation of several disused .... more>>

Exclusive: PayasUgym targets Bitcoin payments for one third of UK gyms  
By Jak Phillips

Online gym pass provider PayasUgym will soon begin testing Bitcoin as a form of payment across its network, paving the way for more than a third of UK gyms to be able to sell membership via the cryptocurrency. The news marks a major step forward for the health and fitness .... more>>
Stanford Prevention Research Center to recruit 'citizen scientists' for wellness tracking project  
By Helen Andrews

A new wellness project planned by the Stanford Prevention Research Center is set to launch in 2015 and will focus on wellness rather than disease – under the .... more>>
Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England  
By Helen Andrews

Obesity is the new smoking in terms of its impact on health and cost to the national health service (NHS), according to the organisation's England chief .... more>>
Rio 2016 signs up Dow to provide ‘most comprehensive carbon programme’ in Games history  
By Tom Walker

The Rio 2016 Olympic Games Organising Committee has named US-based Dow Chemical Company as its official carbon partner. The committee announced that the partnership will result in "the most comprehensive carbon mitigation .... more>>
Homely spa design is the future, says Bill Bensley  
By Helen Andrews

Spas need to be designed more like homes, according to Bill Bensley, owner of spa design company Bensley Design Studios. In a letter to Spa Business, .... more>>
Airbnb eyes share of wider travel market  
By Jak Phillips

Online spare room rental service Airbnb is poised to expand its travel offerings through an online marketplace that would enable locals to sell tours and a range of other experiences related to their city. The plan, which is part of a strategy to build on Airbnb’s success in .... more>>
Construction begins on the new National Art Museum of China  
By Katie Buckley

Following a lengthy competition process ending in 2013, French architect Jean Nouvel and the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design (BIAD) have begun work on the greatly-anticipated National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) in .... more>>
Oily massage towels left in day spa dryer cause fire  
By Helen Andrews

A fire at a day spa in Adelaide, Australia, has caused damage to the tune of AU$200,000 (US$177,000, €138,000, £109,000) and will need an extensive .... more>>
Andrew Gibson opens first FRHI spa since his appointment in January  
By Helen Andrews

FRHI Hotels & Resort’s Raffles Istanbul opened earlier this month on the European side of Istanbul, Turkey, at the heart of the new Zorlu Center – a high .... more>>
New research undertaken to explore benefits and drawbacks of hatha yoga for bipolar sufferers  
By Chris Dodd

A new research scheme has set out to explore the positive and negative impacts of hatha yoga on those suffering from bipolar disorder, with the investigation .... more>>
Pakistani government announces first phase redevelopment of country's zoos and wildlife parks  
By Tom Anstey

The Pakistani government has announced plans to upgrade facilities at Lal Sohanra National Park, Lahore Zoo and Safari Park to bring the visitor attractions up to scratch with international .... more>>
First continental European Neal's Yard Remedies spa opens in Portugal  
By Helen Andrews

The first continental European Neal’s Yard Remedies Spa has opened in what used to be the private home of a 17th Century noble family, now known as the Boutique .... more>>
John Kerry leads call for protection of Iraqi and Syrian heritage sites  
By Tom Anstey

US secretary of state John Kerry will be on-hand later today (22 September) to highlight the destruction of Iraq and Syria’s cultural heritage by violent .... more>>



How the Jeff Bezos-funded Bezos Center for Innovation is celebrating Seattle’s history of innovation
Martin Dalby

Martin Dalby

The Center Parcs CEO tells us why giving up on Woburn Forest was not an option, and what’s next for the company
Making tracks

Health & Fitness:
Making tracks

No tvs or mirrors and no equipment except recycled tyres – Amen Iseghohi on his back to basics chain of gyms
Tim and Kit Kemp

People news:
Tim and Kit Kemp

Kit and Tim Kemp open Ham Yard Hotel
Val Kempadoo

Val Kempadoo

The politician turned social entrepreneur on his plan to create a sustainable future for the Caribbean
Tim Jahnigen and Lisa Tarver

People news:
Tim Jahnigen and Lisa Tarver

The co-founders of One World Futbol

Design News:

Ace Hotels’ newest launch, Nobu’s first European hotel and a look at the Danish House of Music
Paul Baker

Architect focus:
Paul Baker

The Wilkinson Eyre director on the challenges of designing Singapore’s award-winning cooled conservatories


Is the government’s crackdown on term time holidays damaging tourism? Those affected slug it out
Product news
Fitness tech adapted as immersive display for attractions

Fitness tech adapted as immersive display for attractions


An open platform dome display which began life as a high- end running experience for treadmill users is set to provide the latest in immersive audience experiences for the attractions industry.
Tabata workout aims to improve both aerobic and anaerobic fitness

Tabata workout aims to improve both aerobic and anaerobic fitness


The first ever Tabata Cycle workout has been launched, providing a 20 minute exercise regime that extends the four minute Tabata protocol.
Oxygen training rig gives gyms more breathing room

Oxygen training rig gives gyms more breathing room


Health clubs and personal trainers will be able to offer group training sessions outdoors with D2F Fitness’ new functional training rig.
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International Play Company

International Play Company was established in 1999. Iplayco Corporation Ltd is the owner and key stakeholder.

Commercial play structures; playground equipment; custom theming; FEC development; soft toddler play; climbing walls; sport courts; air trek; ballistic ball shooters; tuff stuff; soft sculpted foam play; toddler rinks; jungle gyms; and playframes.
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Featured Suppliers
New-look fitness facilities at Isenhurst Health Club

Life Fitness has installed new fitness equipment at Isenhurst Country Club, which has sites in Heathfield, Uckfield and Crowborough, East Sussex.
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A sublime sensory experience from Elemis

Elemis takes you on a sublime sensory experience, transforming your skin, whilst delivering extraordinary results.
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25 Sep 2014

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