LFX North 3
Mar
1
10:00 AM10:00

LFX North 3

#ThisGirlCan

We've all read the 2018 fitness predictions, particularly those from 'industry stalwarts' and large organisations. But what about those who are actively inspiring others? The ultra-runners, the entrepreneurial trainers and the social media influencers?

In particular we will focus on women and how we attract, engage and retain female participants.

Attendees will leave this event brimming with ideas and new contacts.

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The LFX Games 2018
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

The LFX Games 2018

LFX members can enter teams to take part in our unique mix of Obstacle Course Racing and Crossfit-style challenges....it's going to be awesome!

Set in the beautiful backdrop of the Tamworth countryside at the fantastic, award-winning Cliff Lakes.

For many years Cliff Lakes has been offering expert coaching in waterskiing and wakeboarding. Today the lake also offers a range of other sporting activities including open water swimming, triathlon events, obstacle course racing and stand up paddle boarding. The facilities at Cliff Lakes have grown to keep up with the wide range of sporting activities that take place there. On site there are changing rooms with hot showers, a Waterfront Bar, the Coffee Hut, sports shop and an activity room to hire. Back to basics camping is also available in a stunning lakeside setting and there are toilets, showers and numerous other facilities on site.

The event and location will ensure that LFX members have an amazing day and a night full of food, fun and laughter!

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LFX North 4
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

LFX North 4

Making More from Outdoor Spaces

For our final event of Season 10 our management stream focus will be on ways of making the best use of outdoor spaces...from bootcamps to obstacle course racing.

Our fitness focus features a coaching masterclass (theory and practical) and both streams will enjoy an outdoor team challenge!
 

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LFX Scotland 2
Mar
21
10:30 AM10:30

LFX Scotland 2

  • Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Campus (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Revenue Generation

Agenda

A fantastic session which will include the following topics:

  • Tried and Tested Social Media - Jon Winkle
  • The OCR (Obstacle Course Racing) Opportunity - Emma Waring/MacTuff
  • Sustainable Programming for Children - Justine Williams

Use our contact form if you are interested in attending. 
 

 

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LFX North 3
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

LFX North 3

Inspiring and Leading

This event is aimed at Managers and Fitness Professionals and will feature both groups working together for part of the day.

Speakers include a range of highly-respected individuals, all of whom have a story to tell. Each has been asked to share the people and things that have motivated them throughout their lives.

Use our contact form if you are interested in attending.

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LFX North 2
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

LFX North 2

Children - Are We Getting it Right?

Management
Childhood health programmes and initiatives...what are we offering and are we doing it right?
Programming for Kids Activities - Key Components

Fitness
Indoor Cycling - a full day of theory and programming based on Wattbike, Stages Cycling and Les Mills Sprint.

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LFX Midlands at The Matrix International Show
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

LFX Midlands at The Matrix International Show

Back in the Midlands

After two successful events during Season 9 we return to the Midlands at the fantastic Matrix International Show.

Discussion topics include...

Facilities
Monitoring standards and performance.

The benefits of mystery visits and telephone calls programmes.

Managing Group Exercise - How to make your group exercise programme more effective and profitable.

Group Debate - Fighting Obesity - What are we doing now and how can we halt the crisis in the future?

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LFX at Les Mills Live
Sep
30
10:00 AM10:00

LFX at Les Mills Live

We Are 10

To celebrate our tenth birthday we have teamed up with our friends at Les Mills UK and will hold our joint event at Manchester Central on Friday 30th September.

Our management focus will be on public health partnerships and our guest speakers include Dr Steve Mann, Research Director at UK Active.

Our fitness sessions include 'Good to Great' which helps instructors realise their potential.

More details to follow...

#weare10

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LFX South West 1
Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

LFX South West 1

New Region - New Faces!

Our FIRST-EVER South West event takes place at The Springfield Academy, Horsham, Wiltshire.

Agenda

10.00am - 10.30am      Arrival and morning networking

10.30am - 10.45am      Welcome to LFX South West - Graeme Hinde - Founder of LFX                                 Graeme will provide some background as to how LFX has grown since its inception in 2007. 

10.45am - 12.00pm     Monitoring Standards - Caroline Constantine - Right Directions                                                  In addition to running the Quest scheme across the UK, Caroline and her team at             Right Directions offer a wide range of services designed to help operators monitor             and manage performance. 

Using her vast experience Caroline will discuss ways in which LFX delegates can             monitor customer service standards.

12.00pm - 1.00pm     Lunch and Networking                                                                                                      Networking is the foundation on which LFX has grown so please use this time to chat to people you haven't met before or haven't seen in a while!

1.00pm - 2.00pm     Managing Your Group Exercise Programme - Blake Fletcher - Les Mills UK                 With tremendous experience in our industry with Holmes Place, Fitness First and Life Fitness, Blake will explain how your group exercise programme is one of the most important elements of a modern fitness business.

2.00pm - 2.45pm     Public Health and Leisure - Making it Work - John Goodall                                  John is a Consultant in Public Health for Public Health Wiltshire and will explain the vision his organisation has for delivering sports and leisure provision across the county. 

2.45pm    Summary and Action Points                                                                                  After discussions on standards, group ex and public health delivery what will you take back to your business?                

3.00pm…        Event Close

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LFX Scotland 1
Sep
13
10:00 AM10:00

LFX Scotland 1

Season 10 Starts Here!

Back in Scotland for the start of Season 10 we will cover the following topics...

Managing and Monitoring Standards - Gillian Twell - Director at Right Directions
Gill will discuss ways in which we can monitor standards using mystery visits and telephone call programmes.

Managing Group Exercise - Matt Adey - Director of Business Development at Les Mills UK. How to make your group exercise programme more effective and profitable.

Managing and Retaining Freelance Instructors - Jen Wilson and Lisa Wallace. A hot topic delivered by two of Scotland's leading fitness professionals.

 

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LFX North 4
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

LFX North 4

'How Technology is Helping Our Industry' will be our management focus for the final event of Season Nine. Fitness delegates will enjoy a mix of theoretical and practical components with a full day on 'Delivering Fantastic Outdoor Workouts'.

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LFX North 3
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

LFX North 3

Our Management focus for this event is Customer Service.

Fitness delegates will look at 'Managing Studio Space for Optimum Business Performance'. There will be a practical element to this session too.

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LFX Business Club (Wales) in partnership with Matrix Fitness
Dec
3
10:30 AM10:30

LFX Business Club (Wales) in partnership with Matrix Fitness

Be First!

Our very first event in Wales will be held at Parc Eiras In Conwy and I would love you to get involved.

Have Your Say…

LFX Business Club gatherings give industry professionals the opportunity to meet with colleagues from other organisations and to discuss some of the key issues facing the sector.  We pride ourselves in attracting guests from all areas of the industry and hope to see operators and business owners who have a keen interest in influencing the future of fitness and wellbeing in Wales.

Special Guest - Denise Hampson

I am especially pleased to announce that this event will be attended and supported by Denise Hampson, a local, well respected health sector specialist.

Discussion Topics

Hooked on Sport for Life - Is it Happening?       

Are we getting people hooked on sport? Are we more active, more often in Wales? Are we influencing more healthy, active behaviour? Have your say! 

Swimming and Fitness - A True Partnership?

Firstly we look at ‘Every Child a Swimmer’ and discuss whether it is working in Wales. Then we will look at the link between swimming and fitness? Do we include swimming when we develop programmes for our gym and group exercise clients or are the two completely separate?

The Future of Fitness in Wales  

As industry influencers and leaders where are we taking fitness in Wales? How will fitness provision look in five years time?

What do we need from a professional institute/association?

CIMSPA, UK Active and others - what do we need from them?

Attending the Event - Attendance is FREE!

Attendance will be by invitation only and your invitation may come directly from LFX or from one of our partners. 

The Event - Finer Details - 10.00am for a 10.30am start

We aim to finish no later than 1.00pm although this often depends on how discussions progress.

Graeme Hinde, Founder of the LFX network.

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LFX Business Club (Scotland) in partnership with Matrix Fitness
Nov
10
10:30 AM10:30

LFX Business Club (Scotland) in partnership with Matrix Fitness

The Future of Fitness in Scotland

Be First - Our very first event in Scotland will be held at the Village Urban Resort, Glasgow and I would love you to get involved.

Have Your Say - LFX Business Clubs give fitness industry professionals the opportunity to meet with colleagues from other organisations and to discuss some of the key issues facing the sector.

Special Guest - I am delighted to announce that Katie Bulmer-Cooke will be joining us for the event. Katie represented the industry on the BBC’s Apprentice series last year and has won several awards for entrepreneurialism. Katie will lead debate on 'The Future of Fitness in Scotland'.

Key Topics...                                                                                                                                

The Future of Fitness in Scotland                                                                                              

As industry influencers and leaders where are we taking fitness in Scotland? Where should we be heading and what (if any) support do we need along the way?

Performance Management                                                                                                    

What are the key performance indicators that fitness business leaders should be monitoring?How can we improve performance? How can we think more ‘commercially’?

Swimming and Fitness                                                                                                               

Are we doing enough to link swimming and fitness?  

Do we include swimming when we develop programmes for our clients?                               

Your Issues                                                                                                                            

General discussion and debate on the issues affecting you and your fitness business/service.

Attending the Event - Attendance is FREE!                                                                     

Attendance will be by invitation only and your invitation may come directly from LFX or from one of our partners.

The Event - Finer Details - 10.00am for a 10.30am start                                                       

Finish: We aim to finish no later than 1.00pm although this often depends on how discussions progress.

Graeme Hinde, Founder of the LFX network.

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LFX North 1
Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

LFX North 1

What's Wrong with Swimming?

We’re back for Season Nine with an important theme…Swimming.

The latest industry report from David Minton suggests that Swimming participation is declining and that operators cite a number of reasons for this alarming trend.

So we decided to invite David to speak to LFX members and to prompt positive debate on how we can re-invigorate the activity on which many of our businesses were founded.

Complementing David’s presentation will be Adam Walker, Sean Kelly and LFX members who have made a positive contribution to swimming.

Our fitness delegates will spend the morning learning some of the best ‘land’ training techniques for swimmers/swimming and will then join the management group for the afternoon sessions.

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