Community Leisure UK ezine
August 2021
Latest member news
ukactive and Community Leisure UK announce new partnership to help support sector recovery and development
ukactive and Community Leisure UK (CLUK) have strengthened the collaboration between the organisations by announcing a new working partnership. The member organisations have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), formalising their relationship at an important moment for the survival, recovery and development of the sector.
Black Swimming Association partners with Community Leisure UK
The Black Swimming Association (BSA) and Community Leisure UK (CLUK) have announced a new partnership, working towards a future with ethnic diversity in aquatics.

Fit, Fed and Read with Aura Leisure and Libraries
Over the May Half Term, colleagues from Aura Libraries joined forces with the Aura Sports Development team to provide some exciting activities for children in the Flintshire community.

Aquapark and new natural lake pool set to make a splash this summer at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre
The Aquapark is set to return as a summer feature on the lake at Hatfield Outdoor Activity Centre from June 26.

Falkirk Community Trust celebrates a Decade of Champions with a public thank you
Falkirk Community Trust has marked the occasion of its tenth anniversary with a commemorative video, released on social media at the beginning of July, hailing the successes of the last ten years as a result of a “decade of champions”.

A passport to summer fun and Ageing Well and Keeping Active
While COVID-19 travel restrictions mean that many of us will be having staycations this year, Edinburgh Leisure has their own passport for a summer of fun for your children and the family.

Activities for all the family from High Life Highland
For young people looking for holiday activities, the Inverness Museum & Art Gallery (IMAG) has this week launched Flora’s Museum Explorer Trail.

Impulse Leisure announced as ukactive awards finalists
Impulse Leisure who are operated by Thurrock Community Leisure; a community focused Leisure Trust and registered charity have been shortlisted as a finalist for the ukactive awards 2021.

A Stepping Stone to Wellness
VITAL funds have been secured to develop a specialist Wellness Hub in North East Lincolnshire, bringing new therapy equipment and a relaxation studio to the heart of Grimsby’s Health and Wellbeing Centre.

New service helps children thrive in education
A new service has launched in the Rochdale borough to make sure school children with low-level emotional and behavioural difficulties receive the right help, at the right time, in the right place.

Trilogy Gyms in Northampton giving FREE access to NHS employees on ‘Thank You’ weekend
Northampton’s NHS heroes who have worked throughout the Covid-19 Pandemic are being offered free access to all Trilogy gyms for two days as the business says ‘Thank You’ to them this July.

Wheels for All, inclusive cycling programme launches in Newport
A new inclusive cycling programme was officially launched in Tredegar Park yesterday by Leader of Newport City Council, Cllr Jane Mudd, and Cllr Deb Harvey, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism.

Memory Map for the Muni Theatre
Pendle Leisure Trust has created a Memory Map for the Muni Theatre in Colne. The Trust received funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for this exciting project, which has been made possible through money raised by National Lottery players.

Eat Well, Keep Well
Pendle Leisure Trust’s Up and Active team is offering a free Eat Well, Keep Well Programme to local residents.

Sport Aberdeen shortlisted in national award
Registered charity Sport Aberdeen is delighted to announce that it has been named as a finalist in the ukactive Awards 2021, a national awards ceremony celebrating the UK active lifestyle sector.

Community Festivals are back in Redbridge for Summer 2021
Vision Redbridge Culture & Leisure is bringing the local community back together again in Redbridge Parks with a programme of summer festivals.

West Lothian Leisure secure summer funding!
West Lothian Leisure (WLL) have secured funding £48k from West Lothian Council to provide inclusive access to its Summer of Activity Programme as part of the council’s Get into Summer Project.

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Latest industry news from
Operators should focus on 'ability rather than age' to get older people active
Health clubs, gyms and leisure centres should focus on ability, rather than age, when designing, marketing and delivering activities to those aged 55 and over. The insight comes from the Life In Our Years, a new report, carried out by the ukactive Research Institute in partnership with Egym, which is based on a consultation on the fitness and leisure sector for the over-55s.
05 Jul 2021
Xsens set to make its high-end motion analysis tech available for physical activity practitioners
Physiotherapists, fitness coaches and other physical health practitioners will be offered access to leading motion analysis technology normally only available to top universities and elite sports clubs.

05 Jul 2021
Alun Peacock "Xercise4Less deal accelerated JD Gyms' growth plans by three years"
The growth of budget health club chain JD Gyms has been accelerated by "at least three years" thanks to the company's acquisition of Xercise4Less during the pandemic.

03 Jul 2021
The Gym Group plans £31m warchest to fund 40 new sites
The Gym Group aims to raise £31m from investors to fund 40 new sites around the UK.

30 Jun 2021
Chris Boardman appointed as Sport England chair
Former Olympian and racing cyclist Chris Boardman has been appointed the new chair of grassroots body, Sport England.

28 Jun 2021
Kids' physical activity gets £320m funding
The UK government has confirmed that the PE and Sport Premium will continue to run during the academic year 2021-22, resulting in around £320m being invested in physical activity.

23 Jun 2021
European health club revenues fell by a third in 2020
The number of active memberships across European health clubs fell by roughly 10 million – or 15.4 per cent – during 2020, a year defined by the pandemic.

22 Jun 2021
Calories don't count – but the way a body absorbs them does
Dr Giles Yeo, a geneticist at Cambridge University in the UK, has written a new book in which he makes the case that the current approach to understanding calories is "entirely wrong".

18 Jun 2021
Exercise should be prescribed for depression, finds report from the John W Brick Mental Health Foundation
People with depression should be prescribed exercise and then monitored for the first 12 weeks of their regime – similar to the way physical therapy is used to help people recover from injuries.

17 Jun 2021
Strenuous exercise increases chance of developing motor neurone disease in some people
Frequent strenuous exercise increases the risk of developing motor neurone disease (MND) in people with certain genetic profiles.

15 Jun 2021
Health clubs and gyms need more support to survive delay to Step 4
Operating a further four weeks at reduced capacity will place serious pressure on English fitness facilities – if the government doesn't urgently provide additional financial support.

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Business partner news
GO read more about booking & joining with GladstoneGo
Following the launch of their new cloud native SaaS solution for managing memberships and bookings, Gladstone has released a new blog post with even more details.

All weekly HR and finance meetings have been ceased. For more information about Special Interest Group and regional / national members meetings, please contact [email protected]
Regional Meetings
Scotland members
14 July 2021 – 10am
Scotland members
25 August 2021 – 10am
Special Interest Groups
Data and Insight
7 July 2021 – 10.30am
Health Group (Scotland)
29 July 2021
Job vacancies
General Manager truGym
Location: Stockton-on-Tees, UK
Company: truGym
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Lead Swimming Teacher
Salary: Up to £27,125.00 per annum
Location: London Borough of Richmond, UK
Company: Springboard Swimmers
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Facilities Manager/Sports Development Officer
Salary: £23,080 to £24,491 (Pay Award Pending)
Location: Fleckney, Leicester, UK
Company: Fleckney Parish Council
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Leisure Development Officer
Salary: £25,991 - £27,041
Location: Nuneaton, UK
Company: Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council
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Head of Active Leeds
Salary: £70,039 - £77,043
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Leeds City Council
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Leisure Supervisor (Front of House)
Salary: £30,046 - £36,914
Location: London, UK
Company: City University of London
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Area Manager (Active Leeds)
Salary: £35,745 - £38,890
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Leeds City Council
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Sports Complex Manager
Salary: £28,672 - £29,577
Location: Newton Aycliffe, UK
Company: Great Aycliffe Town Council
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Assistant Pavilion Supervisor
Salary: £20,130 to £22,417 per annum (pro-rata)
Location: Birmingham, UK
Company: Aston University
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Fitness Instructor (Part-time)
Salary: Competitive
Location: Warrington, UK
Company: énergie fitness
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Duty Manager
Salary: £23,826
Location: Ilford, UK
Company: Vision Redbridge Culture and Leisure Ltd
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Community Coach (Part Time)
Salary: £18,680 pro rata
Location: Watford, UK
Company: Watford Football Club Community Education Trust
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Sports Club Weekend Duty Manager
Salary: £10.85 per hour
Location: Croydon, UK
Company: Trinity School
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Assistant Manager
Salary: £20k basic + Bonus + PT earnings
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
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Membership Consultant
Salary: £15k basic + commission + Bonus
Location: Leeds, UK
Company: Coach Gyms
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Diary dates
18-19 Sep 2021
World Wellness Weekend
21-24 Sep 2021
13-14 Oct 2021
Piscine Connect: The digital pool & wellness event
01-03 Feb 2022
Spatex 2022
Coventry, United Kingdom
07-10 Apr 2022
FIBO Global Fitness
Cologne, Germany
15-16 Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom
01-07 Dec 2022
World Leisure Congress 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand
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