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training news trixter directors complete mbo
leeds college joins nsa
Leeds Trinity & All Saints college
in Yorkshire has introduced a new
foundation degree for people aspiring
to be physical activity teachers.
As Academy Provider for
Community Sports Enterprise –
accredited by the National Skills
Academy for Sport and Active
Leisure (NSA) – the college has
introduced Supporting Learning:
Sport, Physical Education and Health.
This work-based degree programme
is designed for teaching assistants, Murray, Mills and Rice at the Indoor Mountain Bike World Championships
sports coaches, youth workers and
health advisors who are looking to Three directors of UK-based fi tness new company Trixter Europe, as well as
learn new ways to educate young equipment supplier Trixter have subsidiaries Trixter North America and
people about healthy lifestyles. completed a management buy-out the i3Sport software arm.
A variety of short courses have (MBO) of the company. Rice says: “This deal puts the Trixter
also been introduced including Sports Chief executive Michael Rice, brand and products in a much stronger
Nutrition, Sports Drinks, Fitness managing director Patrick Murray position in the current economic climate
Testing, Eating Disorders, Sports and service director John Mills have and provides us with a clear platform to
Psychology and Doping in Sport. purchased the core businesses, global fund worldwide expansion.”
rights, intellectual properties, products Trixter has recently taken on
new course for minorities and services to all Trixter brands. distributors in South Africa and Australia,
YMCAfi t is re-running its free The management team secured a to help service Virgin Active clubs in these
kids’ fi tness instructor course to fi nancing package worth more than £1m countries, and is in talks with distributors
get more women from black and to complete the deal, which includes the in Germany, Italy and Benelux.
minority ethnic (BME) communities
working in the fi tness industry and
participating in physical activity. cybex’s new pink treadmill to support research
The course is the fourth of fi ve
government-funded programmes In the pink: Cybex International will launch its
to run since November 2008, Cybex’s new fi rst pink treadmill to support The
aimed at unemployed women from treadmill Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Bangladeshi, Pakistani or Somali during Breast Cancer Awareness
communities in London’s Newham Month – October 2009.
and Tower Hamlets areas. For every mile logged on the pink
The 10-week scheme offers BME 750T treadmill in the United States
women the chance to become a throughout the month of October,
qualifi ed kids’ fi tness instructor. It’s Cybex will donate 10 cents to the
the second time this YMCA Kids’ Foundation. The pink treadmill is
Fitness Play & Games Instructor aimed at health clubs, YMCAs, hotels,
course has run, following its spas and gyms.
success in February 2009.
The course is designed to equip
women with the skills to plan and
star trac scores football deal
teach exercise classes for children,
as well as monitor changes to their Star Trac has announced it will be four years and we’re proud to continue
fi tness levels and wellbeing. sponsoring the 2009 Master Football to work as a successful partnership.
Each participant is supported by a Cup for the fourth year running. “Our involvement with Gatorade has
mentor and, once qualifi ed, receives Star Trac installed fi ve Spinner NXT helped them come on board as offi cial
help in fi nding a job or to source exercise bikes for use by the players in drinks partner, so now the players not
further training. The courses are between games, to help maintain their only reduce the risk of injury by warming
co-fi nanced by the Tower Hamlets fi tness levels. The event started in June up on our equipment, they can also
Council, Newham Council and the and will end in a grand fi nal in September. keep themselves suffi ciently hydrated
European Social Fund. “Star Trac has built a strong during the game,” says Matt Pengelly, UK
relationship with Masters over the past managing director of Star Trac.
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