April 2024
Latest member news
Community Leisure UK’s Active Kindness project celebrates after being awarded £651,003 in National Lottery funding
Active Kindness, a volunteering programme which previously received Sport England funding, is celebrating after receiving vital National Lottery funding to leverage the power of volunteering across public leisure and culture to create greater community cohesion, stronger personal development of individuals and increase the diversity of those taking part in health, wellbeing, and creative programmes.
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Edinburgh Leisure Appoints New Chief Executive
Edinburgh-based physical activity charity, Edinburgh Leisure, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive.
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Withington Baths Receives Sports England Grant to Accelerate its Carbon Footprint Reduction Efforts
Love Withington Baths, the non-profit organisation that operates Withington Baths and co-working space Withington Works, has announced exciting plans to significantly reduce its carbon footprint and enhance energy efficiency thanks to a £105K grant secured from Sport England under the Government’s Swimming Pool Support Fund.
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GLL Celebrate £140k Arts Council Funding
VR headsets, IT hublets and improved seating, shelving and flooring are on their way to Lye Library, Dudley thanks to funding from the Arts Council.
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Much-Loved Library to Receive Grant Funding of Nearly £400,000
One of Redbridge's most popular libraries will benefit from a significant modernisation programme after being awarded nearly £400,000 in grant funding.
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Horizon Leisure Scoops Prize at Portsmouth Business Awards
Horizon Leisure, which operates Havant leisure Centre and Waterlooville Leisure Centre, was crowned Community Business of the Year at the Portsmouth Business Awards earlier this year.
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Portsmouth Tennis Centre celebrated for bringing tennis to all
Portsmouth Tennis Centre has been recognised by the LTA Tennis Awards for bringing tennis to under-represented groups and communities throughout the city.
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Wellness Hub Breaks Down Barriers to Tackle Health Inequalities in North East Lincolnshire
A new report on Lincs Inspire’s Wellness Hub has revealed the difference it is making to community health.
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Grant from Parkinson’s UK Gives Green Light to New Cycle Classes
Everybody Health & Leisure has launched a dedicated group cycling classes for people living with Parkinson's Disease.
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Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust score partnership with Club Doncaster
Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) and Club Doncaster have agreed a partnership that will see DCLT as an official sponsor of the Dons RLFC and sponsor of two Belles players.
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BPL Achieves Swim England’s Water Wellbeing Accreditation
AWARD winning community leisure trust BPL has achieved Swim England’s Water Wellbeing accreditation.
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Edinburgh Leisure Scale New Heights Following £100,000 Boost
Edinburgh Leisure’s flagship climbing arena at Ratho has benefitted from a major funding investment from sportscotland’s Sport Facilities Fund.
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78-year-old George’s marvellous weightlifting medicine
Almost an octogenarian, George Travis is still hammering out kettle bell classes as an Active Tameside fitness instructor.
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Cefn Hengoed Leisure Centre Gets Massive Makeover
A Swansea leisure centre has been totally revamped with a £7.5 million investment.
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GLL Starts 10-year Deal to Operate Newham Leisure Centres
The UK’s leading leisure and cultural charitable staff-owned trust, which runs services under the Better brand, has begun a new 10-year partnership with Newham Council that promises to increase physical activity levels and improve the customer experience for residents in one of London’s fastest growing boroughs. 
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Edinburgh Leisure & Edinburgh University team up to research aquatic based falls prevention program
An exciting new aquatic exercise research study for Falls Prevention programmes has been launched in Edinburgh. Aqua Steps, is a new exercise programme, developed by experts in the field from the University of Edinburgh, Glasgow Caledonian University and Edinburgh Leisure. The programmes are delivered as part of a research project, and aims to improve the balance, strength, endurance, confidence, and independence of the participants.
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Aura Wales’s wins inclusive award
Aura’s Sports Development Team has recently received the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Sport and Physical Activity’ Award by the Get Out Get Active programme in North Wales, a partnership between Disability Sport Wales and Pride Cymru, to support disabled and non-disabled LGBTQ+ people.
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Edinburgh Leisure support employees with family wellbeing
Two-thirds of parents in the UK are worried about their children’s mental health. And rightly so, as 1 in 6 children in the UK are experiencing mental health problems.
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Groundbreaking insights: MPower by Enable transforms workplace experiences for menopausal women
MPower by Enable is proud to unveil its latest findings, from new data drawn between July and December 2023, marking a significant milestone in the journey to revolutionise workplace support for women navigating perimenopausal and menopausal symptoms.
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GLL delight at Copper Box Arena contract extension
A decade on from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has appointed charitable social enterprise GLL, the operating contract for the Copper Box Arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park; continuing to build on the venue’s hugely successful legacy.
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Library adaptation to create greater focus on health & wellbeing in Luton
After winning the long-term contract to run Luton Libraries, Active Luton is investing £250,000 in a major refurbishment of Luton Central Library.
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Mytime Active begin £400,000 refurb with focus on layout to reduce gym intimidation
Mytime Active has begun a major refurb of one of their key sites and are putting a big focus creating a layout that reduces 'gym intimidation’.
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Children and families in temporary accommodation get half term boost with free leisure activities
Oldham Council has teamed up with the charitable trust Oldham Active (Oldham Community Leisure) to provide children living in temporary accommodation and their families with free passes to Oldham Active’s five wellbeing centres.
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Sport Aberdeen introduces walking football for individuals living with Parkinson’s Disease
Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen is excited to announce - alongside North East Active Parkinson’s Group, Parkinson’s UK, Robert Gordon University, and AFC Community Trust - a new Walking Football session for those living with Parkinson’s Disease.
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Exercise classes for people with neurological conditions worth “Every Penny”
Exercise classes for people with neurological conditions at Bolton Arena Sports Village are worth every penny, according to one of their participants.
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New healthy partnership between Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust and University Campus Doncaster
A new partnership between Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT) and University Campus Doncaster (UCDon) will support students in their learning, focus on their health and fitness and bring wellbeing opportunities to DCLT Choose Fitness members.
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Couch to Race for Life sessions launched by Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust
New sessions to get people moving and to raise awareness of cancer prevention have been launched by Doncaster Culture and Leisure Trust (DCLT).
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A love of artistic swimming wins Elizabeth Regional Coach of the Year Award
A love of artistic swimming has saved a local club from folding and won its head coach a regional award.
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Oldham Active in Greater Manchester launch new look gyms following a £750k investment
Oldham Active (Oldham Community Leisure), the charitable trust that operates leisure facilities in Greater Manchester has launched its ‘new look’ gyms following a £750,000 investment.
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Lawrence Kay appointed Chief Executive of Active Luton
Active Luton has announced the appointment of Lawrence Kay as its new Chief Executive. Lawrence is currently Director of Wellbeing and Enterprise at Trilogy Active, formerly Northampton Leisure Trust, which operates seven facilities including gyms, leisure, recreation and sports centres, a soft play centre and a cinema.
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Mytime Active launches Musculoskeletal Health Hubs
Charitable Leisure Trust, Mytime Active, has launched its Musculoskeletal (MSK) Health Hubs to support people living with chronic joint pain.
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Freedom Leisure appoints new Healthy Communities Lead to its senior team
Freedom Leisure has appointed Hannah Dyke as Healthy Communities Lead in a bid to enhance its commitment to further develop programmes and services to inspire the inactive and meet the health and wellbeing needs of the diverse communities it serves across England and Wales.
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CVS Cheshire East partner with Everybody Health & Leisure
CVS Cheshire East and Everybody Health and Leisure have announced a collaboration to raise awareness and understanding of the signs and symptoms of cancer within 17 of their leisure facilities.
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Latest industry news from leisureopportunities.co.uk
Global summit will bring together industry leaders in health, fitness and wellness
Global publishing outfit, Leisure Media, has announced details of its new annual conference for decision- makers across the health, fitness and wellness markets. The event – the HCM Summit – will be held at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster, London on 24 October 2024, with pre-summit events the day before.
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09 Apr 2024
Oxygen Consulting deep dives into padel with forthcoming report
Oxygen Consulting is about to launch its first UK Padel Report, which investigates this fast-growing sport.
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05 Apr 2024
Ronaldo crashes the app store with launch of new wellness, fitness and health app, Erakulis
Portugese footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, has launched a health and wellness app that harmonises advice on fitness, nutrition and mental wellness in one seamless experience.
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04 Apr 2024
New research shows BMI fails as a measure of childhood obesity, leading to flawed policy
Waist circumference-to-height ratio is a more reliable measure of obesity in children and adolescents than BMI according to a new study, published in Pediatric Research.
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28 Mar 2024
4Global and UK Active launch private sector health club benchmarking
The first annual Private Sector Benchmarking report was released today (27 March). A collaboration between UK Active and 4Global, the aim of the research is to provide accurate insight into the state of UK-based private sector health clubs.
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27 Mar 2024
Egym snaps up Hussle as it moves to dominate the corporate wellness market with its Wellpass product
Egym, has signalled its intention to become a dominant force in the corporate wellness sector with the acquisition of UK-based aggregator, Hussle.
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26 Mar 2024
Total Fitness turns a profit as it beats pre-COVID membership
Total Fitness has released results for its most recent financial year (to June 23), which saw a return to pre-COVID membership levels following a year-on-year uplift in membership numbers of 5 per cent.
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25 Mar 2024
Entrepreneurs share secrets of building a fitness business at PerformX
Enjoy building your business because the journey can be as good or better than the destination was one takeaway of the industry titans’ panel on empire building, comprised of three industry entrepreneurs.
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22 Mar 2024
Myzone removes the hardware barrier with launch of MZ-Open, making its system available on smart watches
Myzone is now available on smart watches, allowing Android and AppleWatch wearers to record workouts without an additional device, and taking the tech company into the multi-billion dollar smart watch market.
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General Meetings
CLUK General Meeting
15 May 2024: Glasgow
Special Interest Groups
Social Value
16 April 2024
Volunteering
24 April 2024
Finance
2 May 2024
For more information about Special Interest Group and regional / national members meetings, please contact [email protected]
Job vacancies
Chief Executive Officer, Mount Batten Centre
Salary: c£65,000pa + pension + benefits
Location: Plymouth, UK
Company: Mount Batten Group
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Relationship Officer - Physical Activity and Sport
Salary: £40,005 - £43,824pa + local govt pension + benefits
Location: Westminster, London, UK
Company: City of Westminster Council
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Diary dates
11-14 Apr 2024
FIBO Global Fitness
Cologne, Germany
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22-24 Apr 2024
UK Aufguss Championships
York
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10-12 May 2024
Asia Pool & Spa Expo
Guangzhou, China
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23-24 May 2024
European Health Prevention Day
Wiesbaden, Germany
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30 May - 02 Jun 2024
Rimini Wellness
Rimini, Italy
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08-08 Jun 2024
Global Wellness Day
Various
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11-13 Jun 2024
World Festival
Singapore, Singapore
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12-13 Jun 2024
Elevate
London, United Kingdom
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03-05 Sep 2024
ASEAN Patio Pool Spa Expo
Bangkok, Thailand
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19-19 Sep 2024
Destination Deluxe Awards & Wellness Day 2024
Bangkok 10120, Thailand
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