This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
SUPPLIER & TRAINING UPDATE


sutton facilities in line for major refurbishment


Big surge in leisure apprentices


New figures from SkillsActive have reported a 600 per cent increase in the number of apprentices working in the sport and active leisure sectors over the last six years. SkillsActive says that the figures – released to Sports and Leisure Management (SLM) – is funding the sc emes, which will see Cheam Leisure Centre receive a £600,000 makeover, including a new gym entrance. In the 12 months to last September, SkillsActive


Sutton Council has announced that two facilities – Cheam Leisure Centre and Sutton Arena, London – are to benefit from a joint £950,000 refurbishment. Everyone Active – the trading name of coincide with National Apprenticeships Week (6-12 February) – show more employers are now realising the value of such programmes to their firms.


Te remaining £350,000 will be invested


in extending the gym at Sutton Arena. Both schemes are to be completed ahead of an £11m rebuild of Westcroſt Leisure Centre.


issued 9,342 apprenticeship certificates, compared to the 1,271 certificates issued in the 12 months ending September 2006. SkillsActive’s interim CEO Suki Kalirai says


apprenticeship programmes are not limited to larger employers, but are available to small and medium-sized firms with the help of the Group Training Association. Kalirai adds: “It enables employers running


small to medium enterprises to group together and access funded training. “This training is delivered through


SkillsActive’s network of approved National Skills Academy training providers.”


Te gym will be used by elite student athletes


new performance gym opens at bath university


One of the largest mass studies on the benefits of exercise has revealed that just 15 minutes of physical activity a day can boost a person’s life expectancy by up to three years. Taiwan’s Department of


Health carried out research between 1996 and 2008 and involved 416,175 individuals in standard medical screening programmes, with people placed into one of five categories of exercise volumes. The results of the study


NEWSNEWS 15 minutes’ exercise ‘beneficial’


New horizontal bikes to get club members Smovin


Launched last month, Smovin from Smovetec is a new type of indoor cycling – a system which makes fitness bikes horizontally flexible. In use, the standing rig of a conventional


fitness bike is replaced with the SMOVE- system. This introduces a vertical, rotational axis which replicates the movement of a real bike, whether the rider is in a sitting position during warm-up or undertaking hard, out-of-saddle training. The SMOVE-system is suitable for all


levels of user, as it can simulate slow CV training and intense ascents.


SkillsActive issued nearly 10,000 certificates in 2011 were published in the dical journal Lancet and showed that, when compared with the ‘inactive’ group, hose in the ‘low volume’


meThe news came just days before deputy prime minister Nick Clegg has launched a new £126m government programme in a bid to t create training and employment opportunities for at least 55,000 young people.


group who exercised for an average of 1 Under the programme, charities an risk of all-cause mor ality and three more years of life expectancy.


Academy to deliver KidzMove resources


Active IQ Academy has been selected to deliver the eLearning and online resources as part of instructor training for FitPro’s new children’s fitness product, KidzMove. Launched by FitPro in conjunction with television brand LazyTown last year, KidzMove will be delivered in clubs across the country, with tailor-made programmes for young titute of Sport, Sport England, TASS and UK Sport t undertake the project, which s an extension to an existing venue.


A new £100,000 performance gym has been unveiled at the University of Bath to help boost the preparations of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls. Te university worked with the English I pnesople. It aims to tackle childhood obesity in the UK through promoting physical activity. i FitPro global commercial director Andy An integrated testing platform to provide


in-depth physical analysis, a video feedback system and a system providing feedback on strength and power outputs are on offer at the new performance facility.


Jackson says: “[KidzMove] will be a massive boost to the fitness industry as we play our part in improving the nation’s health.” Active IQ Academy director Yvonne Cooper adds: “The academy’s eLearning and online


5 minutes a day had a 14 per cent reduced businesses will be entitled to contracts worth up to £2,200 for each individual helped.


15 minutes of activity a day can prolong life expectancy by three years Each additional 15 minutes of daily exercise


beyond the initial 15 minutes further reduced all-cause mortality by 4 per cent and all-cancer mortality by 1 per cent. Tese benefits were applicable to all age groups and both sexes.


£31m redcar leisure plans move forward


Detailed plans for a new £31m leisure, business support and community facility in the heart of Redcar have been submitted to the local planning authority for consideration. Outline plans drawn up by S&P Architects


and Plus3 Architects were given the green light by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council (RCBC) earlier this summer. Middlesbrough-based Buckler Demolition has already started work to clear the site at Kirkleatham Street and Coatham Road, which


Trixter Xdream bikes are on offer at 10 DLL sites


Trixter bikes for eight more David Lloyd Leisure clubs


David Lloyd Leisure’s (DLL) eight flagship Region One venues now offer Trixter Xdream bikes, following the success of the machines at its Basildon and Exeter sites. Two DLL clubs in London – Finchley


idzMove: LazyTown’s Sportacus leads the way will be the location for the development. resFources will give the instructors the tools to swimming pool, a training pool and a leisure pool as well as a dance and performance space, a fi ness suite, junior gym and sports hall.


acilities w ll include a six-lane, 25m make sure their knowledge levels and training delivery are exceptional.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=L1I8Y


and Hampton – received four bikes, as have locations in Farnham in Surrey, Milton Keynes, Leeds, Cambridge, Chigwell in Essex and Beckenham in Kent. A three-week installation schedule firms and community facilities also f rm t of the scheme, along with public spaces. ott Dixon is the lead contractor.


Facilities will include three pools, gym and sports hall


Business space for small to medium-sized included presentations to sales and front- parof-house staff, while respective gym teams Wil almlso attended an Xdream training day.


Simplicity by


Easy 3 step, 2nd user Life Fitness CV


Choose the option that suits your budget best.


With 3 standards to purchase, Servicesport has the solutions.


Call: 0845 402 2456 www.servicesport.co.uk sales@servicesport.co.uk


image: monkey business images /shutterstock.com


image: kzenon/shutterstock.com


Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52  |  Page 53  |  Page 54  |  Page 55  |  Page 56  |  Page 57  |  Page 58  |  Page 59  |  Page 60  |  Page 61  |  Page 62  |  Page 63  |  Page 64  |  Page 65  |  Page 66  |  Page 67  |  Page 68  |  Page 69  |  Page 70  |  Page 71  |  Page 72  |  Page 73  |  Page 74  |  Page 75  |  Page 76  |  Page 77  |  Page 78  |  Page 79  |  Page 80  |  Page 81  |  Page 82  |  Page 83  |  Page 84  |  Page 85  |  Page 86  |  Page 87  |  Page 88  |  Page 89  |  Page 90  |  Page 91  |  Page 92  |  Page 93  |  Page 94  |  Page 95  |  Page 96  |  Page 97  |  Page 98  |  Page 99  |  Page 100