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People news Rolfe appointed new Halo CEO


Halo Leisure’s board of trustees has named enterprise mainstay Scott Rolfe as new CEO. Rolfe joined the leisure operator 12 years


Rutgers: A strong network of contacts


Rutgers appointed as new FIBO Ambassador


EuropeActive board member and fitness industry stalwart Herman Rutgers has been named new FIBO ambassador – the latest sign of the increasingly close collaboration seen between the industry body and the health and fitness trade show. Rutgers has more than 35 years’


international business experience and served as the first executive director of the European Health & Fitness Association (now EuropeActive). Working on behalf of FIBO, he’ll contribute his expertise to strengthen the sector’s international network. Details: http://lei.sr?a=v2y9r


ago as one of the founding members of its senior management team and has since been director of operations and managing director of its trading arm. Rolfe replaces Halo’s founding CEO Jon Argent, who departed after 12 years at the helm to become national partnerships director over at GLL. In his new role as Halo chief – overseeing 800 staff members – Rolfe is tasked with continuing the enterprise’s growth as it delivers health, sport and leisure across Herefordshire, Bridgend County and Shropshire. “Health and wellbeing is now recognised as a


priority for local economies and communities – it has never been more important to make sport and fitness initiatives accessible to everyone,” said Rolfe. “It has never been more important to see providers like Halo working in partnership with health practitioners to prevent health problems and to help more people get more active, more often.”


He added: “Our mission is to build on our


relationship with businesses, families, health experts, youth organisations, community groups and individual members of the community to ensure they benefit from the very best kind of sport and leisure offering,” Details: http://lei.sr?a=y6h8H


Rolfe holds an MBA from Worcester Uni Chris Brown swaps FitLinxx for PHS


Equipment supplier Performance Health Systems (PHS) has appointed Chris Brown as the new head of healthcare and medical for its Power Plate and bioDensity brands. Brown is tasked with identifying opportunities and managing sales in the


corporate wellness, elderly care and medical markets. He is expected to expand distribution of the company’s vibration training machine Power Plate, as well as introduce and sell the bioDensity osteogenic loading system – a piece of technology that helps rebuild bone density among people affected by osteoporosis – as it makes its debut in the UK market. Brown joins from FitLinxx where he spent almost 10 years, most recently serving as director for its business development within international health and wellness markets. “The technological advances achieved


Edmonds has 20 years’ experience


Active IQ promotes Edmonds after 4 months


Sarah Edmonds has been promoted to director of quality and standards for Active IQ, just four months after joining parent company Premier Global. Edmonds was announced in June as the


new head of standards and compliance for Premier Global – comprised of both Premier Training International and Active IQ – having previously been interim head of CYQ at Central YMCA Qualifications. At the time, Edmonds was hailed as a valuable acquisition thanks to her 20 years’ experience in the active leisure industry. Details: http://lei.sr?a=E7K7G


30 Chris Brown joined PHS in early October


by PHS are very exciting and I believe we can ultimately deliver measurable health improvements to those who most need it,” said Brown, who will be based at the PHS UK head office in London. “My job is to introduce these opportunities to healthcare and medical experts whose skills, combined with our products, can really make a difference.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=c3q9e


BMF names Mark Wood as head training tutor


Outdoor exercise provider British Military Fitness (BMF) has announced the appointment of Mark Wood as its new head training tutor. Wood joined BMF five years ago as an instructor – having trained at Discovery Learning in West London – and has quickly


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risen through the ranks. His new role will focus on the continuous improvement of the quality and consistency of instruction in a bid to ensure members receive high quality sessions every time they train. Details: http://lei.sr?a=v5B5C


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