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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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Salary: £34,544pa (pending pay award) + Local Govt pension + benefits
Location: Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom
Company: The Pickaquoy Centre


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Location: Moulton
Company: Everyone Active
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Location: Chelmsford, UK
Company: New Hall School
Recreation Assistant/Lifeguard (NPLQ required)
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Fitness Motivator
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Company: Everyone Active
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Senior Duty Manager - Sports Centre
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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
The Gym Group reveals positive full-year results and plans to roll out Hyrox  
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 Group CEO, Will Orr, told HCM the company is well positioned for the coming year, saying: “We're seeing good growth and .... more>>
Jesse's House will offer innovative wellness workspace meets workout model  
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 brainchild of Charlie Gardiner, founder of hospitality business, Incipio Group, LHG has received funding from Imbiba, a UK-based .... 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>>
Marc Cohen joins the board of Gather By to develop health products based on medicinal honey  
By Liz Terry

Wellness guru, Professor Marc Cohen, has joined the board at Gather By, specialists in Manuka honey production. In his role, Cohen will work on the development of an entirely new line of .... more>>
Alliance Leisure awarded £13m to develop new sports facility in Barking  
By Frances Marcellin

Alliance Leisure has been awarded funding of £13m to develop a new sports hub at Parsloes Park in Barking. The leisure development specialist was appointed through the UK Leisure Framework .... more>>
Psycle pivots to memberships and opens fifth studio powered by renewable energy  
By Tom Walker

At a time when some London boutiques are under pressure financially, boutique indoor cycling operator, Psycle, has opened its fifth studio in the capital and launched a membership model, .... more>>
Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs launch as hubs for health and wellbeing with new visitor centre  
By Tom Walker

Two of Cardiff’s iconic reservoirs are being brought back to life this month, when they reopen to the public as a hub for health and wellbeing. Lisvane and Llanishen Reservoirs are set to .... more>>
Mandarin Oriental announces new luxury hotel, spa and branded residences on London's South Bank  
By Megan Whitby

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (MOHG) is set to open its third London hotel and spa in the British capital in 2028. Situated on London's South Bank with dramatic views over St Paul’s .... more>>

Features
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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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
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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MECOTEC GmbH

Innovation is in our DNA: Founded in 2006 by CEO Enrico Klauer, MECOTEC has grown from a pioneer in the field of electrical cryotechnology to the world's leading company for high-tech cooling solutions in the medical, wellness and sports sector.

Innovation is in our DNA: Founded in 2006 by CEO Enrico Klauer, MECOTEC has grown from a pioneer in the field of electrical cryotechnology to the world's leading company for high-tech cooling solutions in the medical, wellness and sports sector.
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seca TRU: Medical values for medical fitness

Developed for the world of medicine, tailored to the needs of modern fitness studios. The seca TRU seamlessly provides medical expertise for health-focused training with a clinically validated body composition analysis meeting the health and fitness industry's evolving demands.
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Espa unveils limited edition Alabastros Bergamot & Jasmine Candle

Encapsulating the essence of Espa in one beautiful, ornamental art piece, the new Espa Alabastros Bergamot & Jasmine Candle honours the senses with precious aromatherapy ingredients and natural materials.
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02-04 Mar 2024

World Spa & Wellness Conference

Excel exhibition and conference centre , London, United Kingdom



03-05 Mar 2024

IBS New York

Javits Convention Center, New York, United States



20-20 Mar 2024

Global Massage Makes Me Happy & Healthy Day

Virtual, United States



20-22 Mar 2024

APSWC Round Table & APSWC Awards 2024

The Salil Hotel Riverside, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand



21-24 Mar 2024

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna

Fair District, Bologna, Italy



11-14 Apr 2024

FIBO Global Fitness

Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany



14-15 Apr 2024

Natural & Organic Products Europe

ExCel, London, United Kingdom



22-24 Apr 2024

UK Aufguss Championships

Galgorm Resort, York,



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