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1610 invests £150,000 in Taunton sports centre


Leisure trust 1610 has started a £150,000 refurbishment at Castle Sports Centre in Taunton, Somerset, which will provide new fitness facilities for members. A new gym with 29 cardio machines


from London 2012 supplier Technogym is to be created as part of the project. Free weights will also be provided. Castle Sports Centre will house a


temporary fitness facility for gym members, which they will be able to use until work on the refurbishment – and the new fitness suite – is completed.


New research has claimed that individuals can be obese and “metabolically” healthy, with no greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease or cancer than non- obese people. The study – the findings of


which were published in the European Heart Journal – was led by Dr Francisco Ortega, who is affiliated to Spain’s University of Granada. Dr Ortega is also affiliated to


Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, but undertook the project at the University of South Carolina, US, under Professor Steven Blair. As part of the research, 43,265 people


The research claims obese people can be “metabolically” fit and healthy


recruited to the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study between 1979 and 2003 completed a questionnaire and a physical examination. Participants were tracked until they died, or until the end of 2003, with nearly half (46


C-SALT launched in July as a charitable trust


C-SALT trust to manage Wokingham facilities


Wokingham Borough Council-owned leisure facilities are now operated by a new trust linked to Leisure Connection. C-SALT – launched in July – will manage


Loddon Valley, Carnival Pool and St Crispins, with each of the venues retaining the Harpers brand and current facilities. The charitable trust will re-invest


any of the profits generated by the centres into improving facilities, while also being able to benefit from VAT exemption, business rate relief and other funding opportunities.


Three new leisure centres for Everyone Active


Everyone Active has opened two new leisure venues in Daventry and Ely, while also renewing its contract to operate Waterfield Leisure Centre in Melton Mowbray. All three centres will be operated in


partnership with their respective local authorities and recently received a combined total of £3m-worth of improvements. Daventry Leisure Centre, operated


on behalf of Daventry District Council, has undergone a £500,000 modernisation programme. Read more: http://lei. sr?a=d8D0V


per cent) of obese individuals found to be metabolically healthy by the research team. Obese-yet-healthy individuals had a 38 per


cent lower risk of death than unhealthy peers, while there were no “significant differences” compared with normal weight participants. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=z8O5L


Fit4less opens ‘smallest ever’ health club


Budget operator Fit4less by énergie has opened its smallest ever club in Maidstone, Kent. The 279sq m (3,000sq ft ) club is the chain’s 23rd in the UK. Facilities at the new club


include equipment supplied by TRX, Precor cardio stations, resistance machines, free weights, changing facilities and showers. The new Maidstone club


is the third Fit4less site headed by entrepreneur and ex-Fitness First manager Tom Burke since he became a franchisee in 2010. The club reached 500 pre-opening


The new club in Maidstone measures just 278sq m (3,000sq ft)


memberships, which Burke believes is due to the brand’s strict and aggressive marketing guidelines. David Beattie, Fit4less brand and marketing director, adds: “This pint-sized gym


demonstrates the versatility of the énergie Group’s low-cost brand. “Our gyms are adaptable to the space,


and the ‘small box’ concept is becoming increasingly popular for franchise investors, as well as the end user looking for a convenience and ‘on the doorstep’ venue to work out.”


£1m boost for Windsor and Maidenhead initiatives


The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (RBWM) has unveiled proposals for a post-Olympic funding boost worth £1m towards local fitness and sports projects. Members of the council’s cabinet discussed the planned cash injection on 23 August,


12 Read Health Club Management online at healthclubmanagement.co.uk/digital


with the majority – £945,000 – to come from Section 106 developers’ contributions. It takes investment in leisure across the


borough to £2.4m and will include expanding the BodyZone gym at Charters Leisure Centre. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=c7F5H


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