This page contains a Flash digital edition of a book.
Find great staff


400,000+ READERS leisure opportunities 05 DEC – 11 DEC 2014 ISSUE 647 Daily news & jobs: énergie set for ‘biggest growth ever’ in 2015

énergie Group chair and chief executive Jan Spaticchia has set his sights on leading the fitness franchise company through its biggest growth phase yet, with a raſt of new gym openings planned in the UK and Europe during 2015. Due to conclude 2014 with

around 90 clubs open or in presale, the group aims to open 36 clubs between January and December next year, across its three core brands: Fit4less, énergie Fitness for Women and énergie Fitness Clubs. In the first three months of

2015, énergie will open two clubs per month, which will increase to three per month from April and four from October. Te first quarter will see openings of low cost brand Fit4less in Preston, West Ealing, Epsom, Manchester, Aylesbury and Bedford. “Te fitness franchise market is at a confi-

dent high as we enter 2015,” said Spaticchia, whose group reports a network turnover of £26m per annum. “Te énergie Group has

Marketing and ops top agenda at Spa Life UK

Te fiſth annual Spa Life UK event took place recently at Center Parcs Woburn Forest, featuring a jam- packed schedule of expert talks. Te event comprised three main

parts: the Conference; the Spa Life Forum; and the invitation-only CEO Summit, where BBC business guru Dr Paul Tomas provided insights into increasing effectivity in the work- place without losing front-line staff. Te Good Spa Awards were also

incorporated into this year’s event, with a live ceremony held for the first time. Details:



Magazine sign up at

Job board live job updates

énergie chief Jan Spaticchia started the fitness franchise in 2003

invested considerably in improving ser- vices, training and systems right across the board, which has put us in a strong position as the market leader. Next year is set to be a pivotal year for the group as its looks to create a platform for unprecedented growth.” énergie will also extend its interna- tional portfolio in the New Year, as well as

Business boom for suppliers at IAAPA

“Big starts here” was the official theme for this year’s IAAPA Attractions Expo in Orlando, Florida, and big was certainly what was deliv- ered as millions of pounds worth of contracts were signed at the event last month. Many UK suppliers were present as attend-

ees shared insight, sparked new relations and viewed new innovations on the trade floor. Tis year’s event saw more than 1,000 com-

panies exhibiting products, 225 educational speakers giving talks and more than 27,000 people from all over the world in attendance. Some of the more notable unveils from

the trade floor included Sally’s £64,000 Joker animatronic for the upcoming ride Justice

PDF for iPad, Kindle & smart phone

Ezine sign up for weekly updates,

Sally Corp won a Brass Ring award for its booth

League: Battle for Metropolis 4D, while Triotech offered new details on the Voyage to the Iron Reef dark ride and US Trill Rides unveiled its record-breaking Polercoaster. Details:

Online on digital turning pages

Instant sign up for instant alerts,

Twitter follow us: @leisureopps @leisureoppsjobs

RSS sign up for job & news feeds

continuing its expansion in the Irish market. Having opened its third Fitness for Women franchise in Latvia in October, énergie will open its first Fit4less clubs in Plavnieki, Latvia, and Gadansk, Poland in Q1 of 2015. “We have mainly been focusing

on ensuring that our existing clubs are well supported, introducing a new support structure and man- agement team,” added Spaticchia. “Next year, we will continue to build on this, but with additional personnel we will also be able to focus on growth abroad.” Meanwhile, énergie recently

unveiled its latest Fit4less club in Lincoln – the 34th gym in the brand portfolio and the first to occupy a purpose-built new premise. Te 7,500sq ſt (697sq m) building features all the latest Precor equipment, a large free weights section, a Hampton training rig and a spacious studio that offers a wide range of classes. Details:

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