The Successful Gym Owner

The health and fitness industry continues to grow, as everyone has become more interested in keeping fit, losing weight and improving their general health. According to the State of the UK Fitness Industry study, total gym membership stands at almost 10 million and the industry as a whole is...
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Tokyo 2020: Swimming

The Olympic Games 2020 are due to begin in Tokyo on 24th July, when the cream of the world’s athletes will converge at the new National Stadium for the spectacular opening ceremony. The Tokyo Metropolitan Government set aside more than £2.8 billion to cover the costs of hosting the...
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The Story of the Christmas Truce

The Christmas truce of 1914 has been revered for more than a century as an iconic moment of peace amid the horrors of World War I. Thanks to first-hand testimonies, we can learn what really happened when British and German troops played an impromptu game of football on the...
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January Newbies: How to Prepare your Gym

If you own a gym, it’s already time to start prepping for the influx of January newbies! Although many of us haven’t even put up the Christmas decorations yet, the spike in new gym memberships as people fulfil new year resolutions is something that requires a great deal of...
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Brittas Empire

The BBC1 sitcom, The Brittas Empire, revolved around the fictional Whitbury New Town Leisure Centre, where inept manager Gordon Brittas always managed to create disaster and mayhem with his bright ideas. Written by Richard Fegen and Andrew Norriss, the show was first broadcast in 1991. It was originally intended...
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David Wilkie

David Wilkie was Great Britain’s first superstar swimmer, becoming the only person to have held Olympic, European, British, American, Commonwealth and world swimming titles simultaneously! As the most successful international swimmer of the 20th century, he became a household name after winning Olympic gold in 1976 in the 200m...
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Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean

When anyone mentions Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean, a vision of their iconic performance of Ravel’s Boléro at the 1984 Winter Olympics inevitably springs to mind. The best-loved British ice-dancers of all time made history when they received 12 perfect six scores for their memorable routine. Their stunning performance...
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Case Study: Leisure Design and Build June 2017

  A hotel once described as “tired looking” has been totally refurbished to give it a new lease of life. Against a backdrop of the magnificent Malvern Hills – an area protected by Malvern Hills Trust so it retains its natural beauty – the picturesque Bank House Hotel, Spa...
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