November 2023
Latest member news
GLL Marks 30 Years at House of Commons
Charitable leisure & library social enterprise GLL marked its first 30 years with a special celebration at The House of Commons in November attended by an array of industry, sporting and library leaders alongside politicians and Members of the House of Lords.
AURA’s Impressive Social Value Unveiled
As the employee-owned community benefit society unveiled its vision for the future, staff and board members met to celebrate its achievements in delivering services that have benefited the health and well-being of communities across the region.

Momentwm Celebrates Successful Launch Event: A Brighter, Greener Future for Newport
Newport Live is hailing the resounding success of its Momentwm launch event which marks the beginning of a groundbreaking initiative set to transform transportation in Newport towards a happier and healthier city.

Latest Impact Report Highlights the Difference Your Trust Makes
Your Trust, the charitable organisation operating venues and leisure centres throughout Rochdale, has revealed it 2022-23 Impact Report, showing how they support the local community through re-investment and new initiatives.

One Wirral CIC and Everybody Health and Leisure partner to deliver Cancer Prehabilitation in Cheshire East
Registered Charity Everybody Health and Leisure is celebrating a new collaboration with One Wirral CIC, to deliver a Cancer Prehabilitation programme in four of their leisure facilities in Cheshire East.

New report on the transformative power of exercise for older adults
Lincs Inspire is celebrating the impact power-assisted exercise is having on their members’ physical and mental wellbeing – highlighted in Innerva’s End User Impact Report 2023.

High Life Highland partners with Active IQ to upskill staff with REP training and accreditation
High Life Highland is delighted to announce its delivery of ‘Register of Exercise Professionals’ (REP) training sessions, in partnership with Active IQ.

Trilogy Active and Northants Police join forces to support Fitness of the Force
Trilogy Active has formed a new partnership with Northamptonshire Police that will see Police Officers and Support Staff for the first time being able to use the town’s swimming pools.

Sport Aberdeen is the first leisure provider in Scotland to launch the pioneering ‘Good Boost’ programme to support people living with musculoskeletal conditions
Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen is proud to be the first provider in Scotland to offer a unique aquatic rehabilitation service in partnership with social enterprise ‘Good Boost’, which has developed an NHS digital technology certified app called ‘Aqua Move’ – powered by artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

Partnership Brings Extension of Free Activities and Lunch for Children
Abbeycroft Leisure has extended their free Adventure Days programme to include October, February and May half term holidays, thanks to additional funding from local charity, Newmarket Charitable Foundation.

Community at Heart of Trilogy’s New Contract Extension
Trilogy Active and Duston Parish Council have formally agreed to extend their contractual arrangements for the management of Duston Sports Centre until April 2042.

UEFA Disney Playmakers Programme Empowering Young Girls in Scotland
High Life Highland’s Active Schools Team have been working with the Scottish Football Association (SFA) to offer a girls-only sports programme that uses Disney themes to introduce football skills.

You’re More than Welcome at this Award-Winning Museum
Bosses at Charitable Trust Inspiring Healthy Lifestyle were celebrating last month following yet another accolade for the museum they manage on behalf of Cannock Chase District Council.

High Life Highland partners with Home Energy Scotland to Support Staff Wellbeing
The cost-of-living, including energy prices, is worrying for everyone – particularly as the nation heads into the darker, colder winter months.

Pendle Leisure Trust Steps in to Provide Skill and Physical courses for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award
Pendle Leisure Trust is pleased to announce they are creating courses specifically for the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Awards for local secondary school children.

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Latest industry news from
Accenture says AI is bringing on a decade of deconstruction
The rapid advance of technology in all areas of life is putting societies in flux, creating uncertainty and forcing people to reassess their plans for the future, according to a new report from consulting firm Accenture.
08 Nov 2023
GWS celebrates Simone Biles with Debra Simon Award for excellence in mental wellbeing
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has honoured legendary gymnast Simone Biles with the 2023 Debra Simon Award.

08 Nov 2023
World’s largest franchise operator enters the health club market – plans aggressive growth
Flynn Restaurant Group, the world’s largest fast food franchise operator, with ambitions to be the largest global franchise operator across all markets, has entered the fitness market with the acquisition of a portfolio of Planet Fitness clubs.

07 Nov 2023
Global wellness economy reaches record-breaking $5.6trn – predicted to hit $8.5trn by 2027
The global wellness economy will be worth US$8.5 trillion by 2027, according to new research unveiled by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI).

02 Nov 2023
Anytime Fitness and Apple Fitness+ announce collaboration
Apple has teamed up with Anytime Fitness to offer levels of reciprocal access between Apple Fitness+ and Anytime Fitness health clubs as Apple seeks to add in-person workout elements to its digital package.

01 Nov 2023
Huawei sets up Health Lab to research wearables and health and fitness
Tech giant, Huawei, has launched a new Health Lab, where it will conduct research on how it can "provide better health and fitness support for users with wearables".

01 Nov 2023
F45 was a 'slow motion train wreck', says new CEO, Tom Dowd, as the company reveals US$372.3 million losses and turnaround strategy
Tom Dowd, recently appointed CEO of F45, said he remains optimistic the business can be turned around, in spite of retrospectively revealing losses of US$372.3 million over the past two years and being entangled in a number of legal challenges.

29 Oct 2023
First look at Virgin Active's all-new luxury Wimbledon club with wellness offering
Virgin Active has opened the doors to its Wimbledon club following a comprehensive redevelopment and refurbishment of the site.

27 Oct 2023
ukactive Awards winners revealed as sector unites in Leeds for a night of celebration
The top operators, suppliers and facilities from across the physical activity sector were celebrated last night (26 October), as the winners of the prestigious ukactive Awards 2023 were announced at the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

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General Meetings
CLUK Annual General Meeting
22 November 2023
Regional Meetings
North East Regional Meeting
6 December 2023
South East Regional Meeting
7 December 2023
Special Interest Groups
Health Scotland
29 November 2023
29 November 2023
4 December 2023
Sales & retention
7 December 2023
For more information about Special Interest Group and regional / national members meetings, please contact [email protected]
Job vacancies
Activity Leader/Lifeguard Coordinator
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Location: Luton, UK
Company: Active Luton
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Duty Manager
Salary: £24,755pa
Location: Luton, UK
Company: Active Luton
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Operations Manager
Salary: £32,000 - £35,000pa + pension + benefits
Location: Gravesend, UK
Company: Cyclopark
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Diary dates
06-08 Feb 2024
Spatex 2024
Coventry, United Kingdom
11-14 Apr 2024
FIBO Global Fitness
Cologne, Germany
30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Wellness
Rimini, Italy
08-08 Jun 2024
Global Wellness Day
11-13 Jun 2024
World Festival
Singapore, Singapore
22-25 Oct 2024
04-07 Nov 2024
Global Wellness Summit (GWS)
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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