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news and jobs updated daily on www.healthclubmanagement.co.uk edited by tom walker. email: tomwalker@leisuremedia.com Health Club Awards: Results


The second annual Health Club Awards ceremony, in partnership with Health Club Management and sponsored by Centrum, took place at LIW last month. Over 400 entries came from


a mixture of independents, public leisure centres, hotel clubs and some of the industry’s best-known brands. Pure Gym was the most


successful group on the night, taking 10 gold awards including Best Budget and Best Medium Chain. Everyone Active claimed the Best National Chain Award, having taken silver last year, with David Lloyd Leisure taking silver and Energie Fitness for Women bronze. Independents also shone on the night, taking


The gold winners celebrate at last month’s Health Club Awards ceremony The two Grand Prix awards – Best Club in


11 gongs in total including four regional golds, while Nuffield Health and Fusion Lifestyle both bagged a brace of regional golds.


the UK with less than 2,000 members and Best Club in the UK with more than 2,000 members – were won by Energie Fitness for Women Eastbourne and Pure Gym Southampton. A full list of winners can be found on the


inside back cover of this issue. Entries for 2013 are now open: www.healthclubawards.co.uk


The gym is open to staff, students and the public £11m Rochdale Leisure Centre fully open


The new £11m Rochdale Leisure Centre is now fully open following an 18-month construction period. The opening marks the final


stage of a wider £33.8m capital programme agreed by Rochdale Council in 2007, following the launch of Link4Life, the local cultural trust. Facilities at the centre


include an eight-lane, 25m swimming pool and a 17m learner pool with moveable floor. The main fitness area incorporates 120 stations, including equipment from Life Fitness, Trixter, Escape, Concept2 and Power Plate. There is also a smaller ‘activity’ gym


kitted out by Life Fitness, with pieces from its Signature Series, Circuit Series, Elevation Series CV, and Hammer Strength racks and


Opening marks the final stage of a £33.8m investment in local leisure


benches. A further studio will host 31 Star Trac Spinner bikes and Escape equipment. A sauna and steamrooms, dance studios


and a four-court sports hall also form part of the new KKA-designed centre, which was built by Willmott Dixon.


ISG/Trebor to design and construct five GLL sites


A joint venture between ISG and Trebor Developments has been appointed by GLL to design, develop and construct five leisure centres for London Borough of Waltham Forest. The five projects – which will consist of refurbishments, extensions and new-build


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leisure centres – will see leisure provision in Waltham Forest transformed over the next two and a half years, with a capital value in the order of £26m, funded by the local authority. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=G3n5I


Yeovil school’s new £800k leisure centre completed


Work has been completed on an £800,000 scheme to create a new dual-use leisure centre at Preston School in Yeovil. Createability has worked with the school,


Alliance Leisure, leisure trust 1610 and Somerset County Council to provide a facility for people of all abilities. A 143sq m (1,539sq ft) gym with 30


stations, a 70sq m (753sq ft) multi-use fitness studio, and a reception area form part of the centre, while the existing sports hall at the school was refurbished. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=w1n8j


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motive8 completes revamp of Richmond College’s gym


motive8, the consulting firm that specialises in gym and spa design, has completed an upgrade of fitness facilities at Richmond upon Thames College in Twickenham. The gym is open to staff, students and


members of the local community and work to renovate its offer was carried out with the aim of attracting new members. motive8 has expanded the CV element


with the addition of three Star Trac treadmills, two upright bikes and two further Octane Fitness cross-trainers. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=V9V0f


Cybex IFI equipment for Cambridge sports centre


Cambridge’s Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre is set to expand its fitness provision with the addition of new Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI)-accredited equipment from Cybex. A total of 13 pieces of kit – including the


VR3 line and Bravo functional trainer – will be provided, which will join existing Cybex equipment already at the centre. Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre has two


gyms on offer to members – the Outlooks Gym with cardio and resistance equipment, and the Free Weights Gym. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=D9r9d


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