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REPs to restructure and clarify role
Rhyl Leisure centre
Framework to be updated to make it more understandable to sector employees
gets new gym
Denbighshire County Council By Tom Walker
(DCC) has opened a new fitness
suite at the Rhyl Leisure Centre. The Register of Exercise
DCC invested more than Professionals (REPs) has
£300,000 in the new facility, announced plans to restructure
which includes a range of CV and as part of efforts to make its
resistance stations supplied by operations "more realistic" and
Technogym, including the "easier to understand".
supplier's Kinesis range Established in 2002, the
organisation is owned by
Leicestershire golf
SkillsActive, the Sector Skills
club opens new gym
Council for Active Leisure,
Greetham Valley Hotel, Golf Learning and Wellbeing.
and Conference Centre near Registrar Jean-Ann Marnoch According to Marnoch, REPs' restructuring will provide simplicity
Oakham, Rutland, has opened a said that the organisation's
new health club. Supplied by framework will be updated to "We hope the new structure then write the courses to meet
Cybex, the 180sq m (1,938sq ft) make it more understandable will be much more realistic and the qualifications.
club has been created in a space to people working within the easy to understand." "All of this means new courses
previously occupied by part of health and fitness industry. According to a statement, the reflecting the new structure will
the hotel's golf shop The club Marnoch said: "The previous new structure is a revised set of not be available until after
has invested more than £40,000 framework was a good starting National Occupational April 2010", the statement says.
in the creation of the gym, point for both REPs and Standards developed by The current 44 categories of
which offers 15 stations of Cybex SkillsActive but desperately industry experts to reflect the accreditations will be cut to 24.
cv and resistance equipment. needs updating to reflect needs of the industry. Changes include an additional
The gym has been specifically current working practices as The awarding bodies are category at Level 2 – Physical
designed as part of efforts to well as offering much-needed currently writing qualifications Activity for Children. The Level
boost member loyalty, increase simplicity to those both within to meet these new standards 3 advanced fitness instructor
visits and generate additional and outside the industry. and the training providers will has also been dropped.
revenue at the golf club.
DW Fitness agrees
Revamped gym
Primary Authority deal
opens in Ealing
Work underway at Selby centre
DW Sports Fitness, the health A new fitness suite has By Pete Hayman
club chain owned by former JJB opened at Ealing Squash
founder Dave Whelan, has and Fitness Club in Selby District Council has
formed a Primary Authority London, following the announced the start of work on
partnership with Wigan Council. completion of a £450,000 a £1.1m renovation of the
The deal will allow DW Sports scheme to expand the North Yorkshire town's Abbey
Fitness to use Wigan Council as site's existing gym facility. Leisure Centre, which is set to
its single point of contact when The fitness suite has take six months to complete.
working across the country on doubled in size from Wigan Leisure and Culture
all of its health and safety issues. 1,800sq ft (167.2sq m) to Trust, which was appointed to The new-look fitness suite will
The Primary Authority scheme, 3,600 sq ft (334.4sq m) operate Abbey Leisure Centre be equipped by Technogym
launched by the Local Better after three squash courts in September 2009, will
Regulation Office in April 2009, were converted to create oversee the improvements on studio and a 50sq m (538sq ft)
gives companies the right to a new two-level facility. behalf of the council – includ- spinning studio. The gym will
form a statutory partnership Life Fitness has installed ing the construction of a new house 68 pieces of equipment
with a single local authority, 65 stations of cv equip- health suite featuring a sauna supplied by Technogym.
designed to provide robust and ment in a bid to help and a steamroom. The refurbishment project
reliable advice for other councils members to boost squash Abbey Leisure Centre's fitness also includes the creation of a
to take into account when performance, as well a suite is set to be expanded to new multi-purpose room,
carrying out inspections or further 50 pieces of 180sq m (1,938sq ft) as part of which will be used for functions,
dealing with non-compliance. strength equipment. the work, which will incorpo- meetings and crèche activities,
rate a 70sq m (753sq ft) dance as well as a café.
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