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fi tness fi rst to train up staff training scheme
Health club operator Fitness First has
for dc leisure
appointed Premier Training to improve DC Leisure has rolled out a new
the standard of its UK workforce. training element designed to improve
The health club giant is training up 500 customer service levels among its
members of staff and hoping to provide fi tness staff.
all of its fi tness staff with a qualifi cation Working in partnership with training
at Level 3 NVQ, as well as making sure provider Lifetime, all members of staff
that its non-fi tness qualifi ed staff are completing the NVQ Level 2 in Fitness
trained to Level 2 NVQ. now undertake a NVQ Level 2 in
Premier Training will deliver the Customer Service before progressing
NVQ Level 2 Certifi cate in Instructing to the Fitness NVQ Level 3.
Exercise and Fitness and the NVQ DC Leisure’s group fi tness manager,
Level 3 in Instructing Physical Activity Sarah Leonie, says: “We feel that
and Exercise. The modules leading to it’s important for those fi nishing the
these qualifi cations will be the NASM Fitness Level 2 qualifi cation to have
Introduction to Personal Fitness the opportunity to consolidate their
Training and NASM Certifi ed Personal learning, put their new knowledge into
Trainer respectively. practice and gain some experience
As part of its strategy to improve before moving on to the next stage.
services for members, the group is The group aims to ‘upskill’ the “The new element allows
also launching a drive to recruit 100 majority of its fi tness staff participants to continue learning
apprentices. These will be trained by during this time, as well as helping to
Premier Training with funding provided, in Keith Selwood, spokesperson for deliver skills.”
part, by the government’s apprenticeship Fitness First, says: “We’re embarking DC Leisure is currently working to
scheme aimed at nurturing young talent on this project in order to upskill our identify new candidates via the Centre
and winning places in employment. current workforce.” of Excellence for Fitness (CEFF).
cybex fi ts out corporate gym
matrix targets
Cybex has equipped a new £80,000
fi tness club at the UK head offi ce of
the forces
Shire Pharmaceuticals in Basingstoke.
Called Shire Fitness Centre, the Fitness equipment supplier Matrix
facility is housed in the company’s new Fitness Systems has tasked David
£15m, 5,575sq m (60,000sq ft) building, Cox to lead efforts to increase sales
which is one of four buildings the to the uniformed services sector.
company occupies in Basingstoke. Cox will focus solely on managing
The 152sq m (1,636sq ft), 13-station the sales of fi tness equipment to the
club includes CV and resistance military, police and fi re services.
equipment, as well as a group exercise Cox says: “I relish the opportunity
studio, therapy room, changing rooms to work with the Ministry of Defence
The £80,000 installation included and reception area. Currently around to provide fi tness kit to the military.”
a new 13-station fi tness suite 265 members of staff use the gym.
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