This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
people news
mark talley joins la fi tness
Health club operator LA fi tness has
appointed Mark Talley as its new
national fi tness manager.
Talley, a former regional boss at
leisure trust Fusion Lifestyle, will be
tasked with overseeing the group’s
fi tness operations, including research
and development and the creation of
new fi tness concepts.
He will also be part of the team
implementing LA Fitness’ £30m
redevelopment programme of the
company’s 81 UK clubs.
Talley will be tasked with helping the
Gilpin takes over at LED this month group bring to life its new “customer- Talley will assist with the group’s
focused experience”. £30m redevelopment programme

new ceo for
Chief executive Martin Long says:
“Mark’s appointment is another plank in customers fi rst and we’re confi dent that
devon trust
our strategy to recruit and retain both this, along with his excellent knowledge
more members and quality employees. and understanding of the science
Peter Gilpin has been named as “Mark already has vast experience behind health and fi tness, will be a key
the new chief executive offi cer of ensuring leisure facilities put their contributor to our future success.”
of Leisure East Devon (LED), the
charitable trust that operates leisure
facilities on behalf of East Devon
premier appoints victoria branch
District Council.
Gilpin – who is a former managing Training provider Premier Global has At Premier, Branch will report to sales
director of Avalon Leisure – will appointed Victoria Branch as its new and marketing director Mark Botha,
take over when current leader David global marketing manager. who also joined Premier from Leisure
Pagett retires in March. Branch joins Premier from public Connection in October 2009.
He says: “I am taking over just as access leisure provider Leisure Branch says: “I’m looking forward
LED and East Devon District Council Connection, where she spent the past to working for a growing company,
are facing considerable challenges in two and a half years. and to the challenge of integrating its
the face of unprecedented economic She started in her new role on 22 marketing across the digital and social
constraints. I am very much looking February and has been tasked with networking platforms.”
forward to the challenge and marketing the entire Premier Global Premier Training International was
working with the team at LED, the portfolio, including its Premier Training founded in 1992 by Norman and Jane
council and customers.” International arm and the awarding Basson under its original name of
body ActiveIQ. Premier Fitness Instructor Training.
in b
new chair for scw grey-thompson enters lords new boss for hillsborough
Professor Laura McAllister, the new Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson has Hillsborough Leisure Centre in
chair of the Sports Council for Wales been appointed to the House of Lords, Sheffi eld, Yorkshire, has appointed a
(SCW), has announced her ambition where she will serve as a crossbench new operations manager.
to place sport at the centre of Welsh peer. One of the most successful Andy McGrath is a familiar face in
culture in the coming years. disabled athletes in the history of the Sheffi eld International Venues (SIV)
This is just one of a number of British sport, Grey-Thompson retired group – he joins the Hillsborough team
goals that McAllister is hoping to from competitive sports in 2007 from Ponds Forge International Sports
achieve after taking up the position after winning a total of 16 medals Centre and, before that, the English
at the organisation – soon to be at Paralympic Games held between Institute of Sport – Sheffi eld (EISS),
renamed Sport Wales – at the start 1992 and 2004. UK Athletics chair both of which are part of SIV’s 14-
of the month. Among McAllister’s Ed Warner says: “I would like to pass strong portfolio of venues in Sheffi eld.
other ambitions are ensuring that on my warmest congratulations to McGrath will be responsible for
every Welsh child is given the chance Baroness Grey-Thompson. This is an overseeing general operations of the
to become “hooked” on sport, and honour that refl ects her unrivalled facility, which includes a sports hall,
identifying untapped talent. success on the track.” gym, and leisure and teaching pools.
24 Read Health Club Management online march 2010 © cybertrek 2010
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
Produced with Yudu -