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BH Live CEO Peter Gunn named vice chair of sporta


Les Mills UK has appointed former easyGym joint CEO Keith Burnet as its new chief executive. He will work alongside interim CEO Jill Tattersall from 1 July, before assuming the role as CEO from 1 September. Burnet brings more


than 20 years’ operational experience to the role. He joined easyGym in September 2010. Prior to that, he was MD of Livingwell Health and Leisure. He has also held the role of global vice president of spa and fitness at hotel giant Hilton Worldwide. Phillip Mills, founder and CEO of Les Mills


Gunn has been named as sporta’s new vice chair


BH Live chief executive officer Peter Gunn has been named as the new vice chair of sporta – the organisation which represents more than 900 leisure facilities operated by trusts across the UK. Te appointment was announced at the


sporta AGM in Manchester last month following Jon Argent’s decision to step down due to work commitments, while also studying for a doctorate. Commenting on his appointment, Gunn


says: “Te opportunity to help influence the agenda, in terms of the benefits of the trust model for delivering quality culture and leisure services, is an exciting one for me.” BH Live is the leisure trust responsible


for managing leisure and cultural facilities in Bournemouth. Details: www.sporta.org


IHRSA chair Art Curtis joins board of Cybex


US-based fitness equipment supplier Cybex has appointed Art Curtis, chair of the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), to its board of directors. Curtis has held a variety of senior athletic


club industry executive positions over the past 30 years. His tenure as chair of IHRSA comes to an end on 30 June. Curtis says: “I’m privileged to join the


other directors on the Cybex board. Tey have built a strong company in Cybex, and I’m looking forward to learning from them as we work together in the coming weeks and months.”


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NEWS Les Mills appoints Keith Burnet


Keith Burnet is the former CEO of budget health club chain easyGym


International, says: “Keith is an exceptional manager with outstanding industry experience. His operational background means that he truly understands the needs of our customers. “Te UK is an incredibly important market for us and we’re delighted to have someone


of Keith’s calibre to drive the business over the coming years. “Te transitional period until September will


provide Keith with the opportunity to review the global Les Mills business and to meet many of our key customers across the UK.” Tattersall will remain as a member of the Les Mills UK Board.


Alex Khan named new CEO of Lifetime


Alex Khan has been named as the new chief executive officer of training company Lifetime. With more than 12 years’ experience in the training industry, Khan has joined Lifetime from his role as managing director of education and training at Babcock International Group. He ather Frankham,


founder and chair of Lifetime, says: “Alex has an excellent understanding of apprenticeship funding and delivery within Lifetime’s core sectors – fitness, hospitality and care – along with a wide range of other sectors including defence, energy, emergency services, automotive and education.” Commenting on his appointment, Khan adds: “Tis is a time when vocational training


Khan joins Lifetime with more than 12 years’ experience in training


and employability skills are highly sought aſter by business, and when investment in young people is key to the social and economic health of UK plc. “With youth unemployment exceeding one


million, a demand-driven approach to training and functional skills is a priority.”


GRAVITY recruit to target independent operators


Rob Lisowski has joined GRAVITY UK as key account manager, both to manage existing accounts and to actively target independent and small chain operators. Lisowski joins the fitness industry having


previously been a regional sales and client service manager in the courier industry.


Read Health Club Management online at healthclubmanagement.co.uk/digital GRAVITY UK is the exclusive UK distributor


for Total Gym, which has undergone international rebranding to coincide with the release of a new range of equipment. With the programming and training support arm of GRAVITY UK performing well, the company is expanding to increase focus on new installations.


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