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Hopefully everyone has settled into their
2010 training programme by now, but with
the warmer months not far away it’s more
than likely many are thinking even more
about picking up the pace and achieving
their goals.
As many of you are aware, at the Lucozade
Sports Science Academy (LSSA) I spend
a large portion of my time working
with professional athletes and coaches
talking about how nutrition can underpin
performance. Unfortunately, this work is
not always applicable to general exercisers,
The quarterly report aims to monitor the mood of the fi tness industry
quite simply because the concept of
leisure-net launches new survey
‘performance’ is not appropriate.
However, from research into the general
A new quarterly survey, which is trends. Mike Hill, Leisure-net’s MD,
exerciser it is increasingly clear that
designed to gauge the confi dence levels says that more than 100 of the health
identifying sports nutrition, specifi cally
of managers working in the fi tness and fi tness sector’s “top people” will
in relation to fuel and hydration can be
industry, will be launched in April. be invited to complete a short online
crucial to enjoyment, well-being and total
Produced by research and consultancy survey. The headline results will be
work done in the gym. For this reason, the
provider Leisure-net Solutions, the released to the entire sector.
LSSA team are continually working to help
Health and Fitness Confi dence Survey The survey will be sponsored by
develop and evolve the Lucozade Sports
Nutrition range to ensure that the variety of
is an online-based qualitative survey Leisure Industry Week and is backed by
needs sports participants have are met.
targeting senior managers from both the Fitness Industry Association (FIA).
the public and private sectors. The FIA’s executive director, Dave So, at a time when the achievement of
The survey will ask managers to look Stalker, says: “Anything that improves
a goal is even more important to clients,
back over the last three months, as well our understanding of the sector
attention to appropriate nutrition strategies
as forward to the next quarter, and is a positive step. During this time
and education is crucial to the total service
offer their thoughts on the industry’s of challenges and rapid change, it’s
provision. I would like to invite HCM
confi dence, the major challenges it particularly important that we listen and
readers to forward their sports nutrition
faces, awareness and attitudes towards learn from the thoughts and experiences
questions, which could be featured in my
government initiatives, and investment of senior people within our industry.”
bi-monthly in this column.
I look forward to receiving your questions!
essex facilities set for cash injection Nick Morgan
Head of Sport Science for Lucozade Sport
Three leisure centres in Essex are equipment for Epping Sports Centre
Email questions to:
Great For Personal Training & IFI Accredited
set to benefi t from a share of and Ongar Leisure Centre.
£930,000 after Epping Forest District The council’s policy on the use of its
P.S. All letters featured in the magazine
Council (EFDC) recommended plans capital assets is that this should result in
will receive a relevant prize pack from the
to invest in improved facilities. either income generation or a decrease Lucozade Sport range. So, email soon!
Last month, the council’s cabinet in the use of revenue. Its report states
The LSSA has extensive knowledge
approved £800,000 in funding to that: “Proposals put forward by SLM
drawing on over 30 years of experience
go towards the creation of a new [which manages the centres] appear
in sports nutrition research.
movement studio, as well as an to meet those primary objectives,

extended health and fi tness suite, at in that the provision of £930,000 of

Small Footprint • GluteKicker • ArmBlaster

Loughton Leisure Centre. capital will result in a revenue saving,
Meanwhile, a further £130,000 through a reduced management fee, of
• IFI Stage 2 Accredited Elliptical X-Trainer
is set to be invested in new approximately £150,000”.
LUCOZADE and LUCOZADE SPORT are registered trade
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