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Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning

Eden project uses drones to spell out climate change warning

Almost 300 drones were used to signal an environmental message above the Eden Project’s biomes, during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).



Councils target leisure centre investment to drive decarbonisation

Councils target leisure centre investment to drive decarbonisation

As global leaders meet for the COP26 climate summit, local authorities across England are partnering with leisure development specialist, Alliance Leisure, to slash leisure portfolio carbon emissions to achieve local and national net zero targets.



Espa makes pledge to work in harmony with nature

Espa makes pledge to work in harmony with nature

Espa has announced three new changes to enhance its commitment to being a natural and environmentally-friendly skincare brand.




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Chief Executive Officer, Mount Batten Centre
Salary: c£65,000pa + pension + benefits
Location: mount batten centre, plymouth, United Kingdom
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Director of Operations
Salary: £61,000 - £64,000 + exceptional pension + excellent benefits
Location: Luton, United Kingdom
Company: Active Luton


Team Leader (Harrow School Fitness Club)
Salary: £13.71 per hour
Location: Harrow on the Hill, Harrow, UK
Company: Harrow School
Centre Manager (Leisure)
Salary: £40,221 - £42,403pa + pension + benefits
Location: Exeter, UK
Company: Exeter City Council
Fitness Motivator
Salary: Competitive
Location: Lutterworth
Company: Everyone Active
Recreation Assistant/Lifeguard (NPLQ required)
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Location: Lutterworth
Company: Everyone Active
Membership Manager
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Location: Coventry, UK
Company: University of Warwick
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in this issue

• Virgin gets right to wipe out rent arrears
• Fitness industry mourns passing of Jan Spaticchia
• STA offers mindfulness resources


Property & tenders
30 acres at Clays Lane, Debden Green, Loughton
Location: Loughton, IG10 Company: Knight Frank
Tender: retail units at The Engine Yard, Belvoir Castle
Location: Grantham, Leicestershire Company: Belvoir Castle
To Let – Potterne Park Sports Ground
Location: Verwood, Dorset Company: AVISON YOUNG
Tender: Open Day at Hall Place, Bexley to discuss commercial opportunities
Location: Hall Place House, Bexley, DA5 1PQ Company: London Borough of Bexley
Tender: Forestry Commission - Forest Nets Concession Opportunity
Location: 15 Concessions across the nation's forests Company: Forestry England
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News headlines
Go Fit CEO, Mário Barbosa, unveils expansion plans in this month’s HCM  
Go Fit CEO, Mário Barbosa, unveils expansion plans in this month’s HCM

By Kath Hudson

Having redefined the model of public-private collaboration in Spain, Go Fit is now expanding into Italy and has ambitious plans to grow its estate, memberships and profits. Speaking exclusively in this month’s HCM, Go Fit’s new CEO, Mário Barbosa, talks about the company’s ambitions to enter new markets, .... more>>
GoCo Health Innovation City in Sweden plans to lead the world in delivering wellness and new science  
GoCo Health Innovation City in Sweden plans to lead the world in delivering wellness and new science

By Kath Hudson

A new urban city centre in Gothenburg, Sweden is in development with the aim of accelerating health innovation. Next Step Group and Vectura Fastigheter joined forces to create GoCo Health Innovation City, with over US$400 million being invested in the 200,000sq m project. The architects for the development are .... more>>

€38m geothermal spa and leisure centre to revitalise Croatian city of Bjelovar  
By Megan Whitby

A multi-million-euro geothermal spa and leisure centre, called Terme Bjelovar, is scheduled to open in the Croatian city of Bjelovar in Q3 of 2025. Already six years in the making, the .... more>>
Two Santani eco-friendly wellness resorts coming to Oman, partnered with Omran Group  
By Megan Whitby

Sri Lankan retreat brand Santani Wellness Resorts has joined forces with the Oman Tourism Development Company (Omran Group) to develop and operate two new locations in Oman, marking its .... more>>
WTTC’s Hotel Sustainability Basics verification surpasses 1,700 properties  
By Megan Whitby

The World Travel & Tourism Council's (WTTC) Hotel Sustainability Basics verification (Basics) has achieved a significant milestone, with over 1,700 hotels verified across 70 countries. .... more>>
The Gym Group reveals positive full-year results and plans to roll out Hyrox  
By Kath Hudson

The Gym Group has announced its positive H1 trading trends have continued, with year end revenue up by 18 per cent and members by an average of 8 per cent. In a results briefing, The Gym .... more>>
Jesse's House will offer innovative wellness workspace meets workout model  
By Kath Hudson

Lifestyle work and wellness concept, Jesse’s House has told HCM it's gearing up to open in spring 2024. This is the second site from Little Houses Group (LHG) in West London. The .... more>>
The Gym Group is first health club operator in the world to get Net-Zero targets SBTi approved  
By Kath Hudson

The Gym Group has become the first fitness operator in the world to have its Net-Zero targets validated by the Science Based Targets initiative. Sustainability is one of the operator’s .... more>>
UK Active launches consultation on collective energy procurement  
By Kath Hudson

UK Active has launched a programme designed to support the physical activity sector as it targets Net Zero. The initiative - called Sustainable Futures - will provide educational .... more>>
UK’s new super-council commits £47.9m to health and wellbeing  
By Liz Terry

The UK’s most recently-formed local government body – North Yorkshire Council – is making wellbeing a fundamental priority, with the launch of a raft of new facilities backed by £47.9m .... more>>
King of Bhutan unveils ‘Mindfulness City’ masterplan for Southern Bhutan  
By Megan Whitby

The King of Bhutan has announced plans to create a 1,000sq km economic hub inspired by the Bhutanese culture of respect and compassion for others and nature in Gelephu, Bhutan. Referred to .... more>>
SeaWorld to introduce marine life-themed rides and experiences 'at every park' during 2024  
By Tom Walker

SeaWorld has revealed plans to open new, "one-of-a-kind" marine life themed rides and attractions at all three of its SeaWorld parks during Spring 2024. The new attractions include .... more>>
Nike Strength launches – targets health clubs via wholesale purchase option  
By Liz Terry

Nike, which teased a possible foray into the strength training market six weeks ago, via a soft launch at Dick's Sporting Goods in the US, has finally unveiled its new line via a dedicated .... more>>
Net Zero advocate Håkon Lund named IAAPA EMEA chair  
By Tom Walker

Håkon Lund, president and owner of Lund Gruppen, which runs theme parks in Norway and Sweden – including Kongeparken and Skånes Djurpark – has been named chair of IAAPA EMEA. Lund will .... more>>
L’Occitane Group achieves B Corp certification  
By Megan Whitby

The L’Occitane Group, international retailer and manufacturer of sustainability-inspired beauty and wellness products, is now a certified B Corporation (B Corp). What are B Corps? B .... more>>

Features
Everyone's talking about CBAM

Talking point:
Everyone's talking about CBAM


The EU is introducing laws to tax imports, with extra penalties for goods and materials from countries with lax eco standards. HCM’s panel explains
Devin Consulting

Consultant profile:
Devin Consulting


Devin Consulting are specialists in the design, engineering and specification of environments that use water for wellness, leisure and sport.
Robert D. Henry Architects

Consultant profile:
Robert D. Henry Architects


Robert D. Henry Architects strive to design sustainable environments that prioritise the well-being of clients, promoting personal health and longevity.
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Letters:
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Ray Algar has researched the impact of exercise on longevity and explains how the findings can help the industry, while GLL is heading for net zero carbon
Active IQ: Ambitious plan

Sponsored:
Active IQ: Ambitious plan


Active IQ has set itself the fast-track target of being carbon neutral by 2024, as CEO, Jenny Patrickson explains
BLK BOX: Amazing spaces

Sponsored:
BLK BOX: Amazing spaces


Creating successful training environments requires a deep knowledge of functional design. Gregory Bradley, sales director at BLK BOX Fitness talks us through the company’s approach
The right price

Research:
The right price


With such a tough economic climate, it’s tempting to pass some of the costs on to members. Some operators are already doing so. But will the beleagured consumer stand it? Julie Allen passes on some interesting insights from Leisure-net’s pricing report.
Product news
Dutch furniture design company secures Dragon's Den funding

Dutch furniture design company secures Dragon's Den funding

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

Sustainable furniture design company Van De Sant has secured a £70,000 (€80,000, US$91,000) investment package from serial entrepreneur and TV personality Deborah Meaden.
 
How energy efficiency can boost your bottom line

How energy efficiency can boost your bottom line

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

Today’s energy landscape is changing fast bringing new challenges for businesses.
 
SportsArt creates line of sustainable fitness equipment

SportsArt creates line of sustainable fitness equipment

FROM GREEN-KIT.NET

SportsArt has developed a new line of environmentally-friendly fitness equipment that could dramatically reduce a facility's carbon footprint, as well as lower operational costs.
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Serco Leisure

Serco Leisure Operating Limited is one of the UK’s leading national operators of leisure centres, destination venues and elite sporting facilities.

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21-21 Apr 2024

Below the Belt Melbourne Pedalthon

Sandown Racecourse , Springvale , Australia



22-24 Apr 2024

UK Aufguss Championships

Galgorm Resort, York,



23-25 Apr 2024

ISPA Conference 2024

Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, United States



28-30 Apr 2024

Spa Life Scotland

Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow,



08-08 May 2024

Hospitality Design Conference

Hotel Melià , Milano , Italy



10-12 May 2024

Asia Pool & Spa Expo

China Import & Export Fair Complex, Guangzhou, China



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W3Spa EMEA

Conrad Chia Laguna Sardinia , Italy



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