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What%is%Leisure%and%Fitness%Exchange?% ! Leisure!&!Fitness!Exchange!(Lfx)!is!a!popular,!expanding!network!for!professional!people!working!in! the!‘Active!Leisure’!industry.!The!network!currently!covers!the!North!West!of!England,!North!Wales,! North!East!England!and!Southern!Scotland!and!enjoys!a!variety!of!meetings!and!events.!! !

Lfx!events!run!in!‘Seasons’,!which!begin!in!September!and!end!in!June.!Meetings!take!place!at!various! locations!throughout!a!season!and!members!provide!the!majority!of!venues.!! %

How%Did%Lfx%Evolve?%% !

Graeme!Hinde,!former!operator!and!current!member!of!the!Board!of!Directors!of!the!FIA!launched! ‘Leisure!Exchange’!in!2007!with!a!vision!to!create!a!networking!community!for!managers!working!in!all! sectors!of!the!leisure,!health!and!fitness!industry.!! !

Due!to!member!demand!for!an!additional!focus!on!fitness!Leisure!Exchange!became!Leisure!&!Fitness! Exchange!and!a!fitness!‘stream’!was!added!to!the!network.!! ! The!Lfx!network!also!offers!occasional!group!session!that!focus!on!specific!topics!such!as!Marketing.! !

A%Typical%Meeting%% !

A!typical!meeting!involves!a!guest!speaker!or!speakers,!group!discussions!and!business/performance! updates!from!each!member!organisation.!Speaker!topics!range!from!commercial!themes!to! operational!and!management!themes.!! !

Lfx%Ireland% ! On!Tuesday!15!May!2012!the!first!ever!Lfx!Ireland!will!be!held!at!Edenmore!Golf!and!Country!Club!in! Craigavon.!! ! The!event!will!feature!a!management!‘stream’!with!guest!speakers!including!Andy!Jackson!of!Fitpro,! Sarah!Watts,!Managing!Director!of!Alliance!Leisure!Ltd!and!project!management!specialist!James! Foley.! ! The!event!will!also!feature!a!fantastic!fitness!‘stream’!hosted!by!our!colleagues!from!Fitpro,!the!details! of!which!are!on!page!three!of!this!document.! ! This!introductory!event!will!be%free!to!attend!and!each!interested!organisation!is!invited!to!send!two! people!to!each!stream.! ! To!enjoy!being!a!part!of!the!very!first!Lfx!Ireland!please!email!graeme@leisureexchange.co.uk!! ! !


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Lfx$Ireland$ Management$Agenda$ $ ! 10.30am$ ! 11.00am$ ! 11.15am$

! 12.00pm$ ! 12.45pm$

Arrival,$drinks$and$networking$ Welcome$to$Leisure$&$Fitness$Exchange$–$Graeme$Hinde,$Founder.$ Global$Fitness$Trends$–$Andy$Jackson,$Global$Commercial$Director,$Fitpro$

Andy!has!been!instrumental!in!shaping!the!UK!fitness!industry!and!now!operates!on!a!global! scale!with!Fitpro.!An!experienced,!international!speaker,!Andy!is!a!favourite!with!Lfx!members! and!will!be!joining!us!to!provide!and!update!on!fitness!trends!from!around!the!world.!

Lunch$ Your$Business$ Your!Business!gives!Lfx!members!the!chance!to!update!colleagues!on!good!news!and!to!ask!for! advice!or!assistance!with!any!workCrelated!issues.!

! 1.45pm$$

Local$Authority$Innovation$–$Sarah$Watts,$Managing$Director,$Alliance$Leisure$Ltd.$ Sarah!will!discuss!the!changing!agendas!in!local!authority!leisure!and!will!look!at!new! innovations!that!provide!both!financial!and!social!benefits.!

! 2.15pm$$ ! 2.30pm$$

Break$ Social$Media$in$Leisure$–$James$Foley,$Consultancy$Director$

James!has!presented!at!a!number!of!our!events!and!is!an!accomplished!project!consultant.! James!will!talk!about!the!effective!use!of!social!media!in!our!industry!and!will!draw!on!his! experience!of!good!and!bad!practice.!

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3.15pm$$ ! 3.30pm$$

Any$Other$Business$ Close$ !

This!introductory!event!will!be!free!to!attend!and!each!interested!organisation!is! invited!to!send!two!people!to!each!stream.! ! ! Venue' Edenmore!Golf!&!Country!Club,!70!Drumnabreeze!Road!Magheralin,!Craigavon!Co.!Down!BT67!0RH'

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Lfx$Ireland$ $ Fitness$Agenda$ $ As!we!put!the!final!details!to!our!Fitness!Stream!for!Lfx!Ireland!we!can!confirm!that!our!good!friends!at! Fitpro!will!host!the!day!and!the!trainer!for!the!day!is!the!excellent!Steve!Powell.!! ! As!an!educator,!Steve!co?authored!the!Power!Plate!&!ViPR!Education!Series!with!Michol!Dalcourt,!and! is!a!Master!Trainer!for!Power!Plate!International,!presenting!and!delivering!education!across!the!UK! and!Internationally.!In!addition,!he!is!part!of!the!UK!Faculty!for!PTA!Global,!a!leading!and!innovative! education!provider!for!fitness!professionals,!co?founded!by!some!of!the!industry’s!leading!experts,! presenters!and!authors.! ! Here’s!an!idea!of!what!will!be!happening…! ! 10.00am$ Arrival$and$registration$ $ 10.15am$ Welcome$to$Leisure$&$Fitness$Exchange$–$Graeme$Hinde,$Founder.$ $ 10.30am$ Morning$Session$Commences$ $ The!morning!session!will!focus!on!your!fitness!business!and!in!particular,!leadership/mission/vision! and!core!values.! ! 12.30pm$ Lunch$ ! 13.30$$ $ Afternoon$Session$Commences$ ! The!afternoon!session!will!be!practical!orientated!with!the!introduction!of!3!dimensional!movement! and!the!science!behind!ViPR.!The!afternoon!session!will!conclude!with!a!workout!for!fitness!attendees.! ! 3.30pm$$ Close$ !

This!introductory!event!will!be!free!to!attend!and!each!interested!organisation!is! invited!to!send!two!people!to!each!stream.! ! ! Venue' Edenmore!Golf!&!Country!Club,!70!Drumnabreeze!Road!Magheralin,!Craigavon!Co.!Down!BT67!0RH!

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