Leisure is now the largest component of household spending. And it’s growing fast. Private equity firms are huge investors in the area. But with fashion as important as fundamentals, the sector is not without its pitfalls. The leisure industry has been riding a roller-coaster for the past two years. In the UK, the foot-and-mouth epidemic of 2001 devastated parts of the attractions market and some pub and hotel groups. And September 11 took a huge toll on international travel and tourism The key point is that most leisure industry spending is “discretionary” ? which means it comes out of what’s left over after paying for the essentials. A large proportion of the leisure industry – pubs and restaurants, for example – is heavily influenced by fashion. Other parts of the sector, such as home entertainment, are influenced by new technology
Two key factors driving the market are the amount of time people spend on leisure pursuits and the income they have available for discretionary spending, according to Professor Peter Taylor. He is director of the Leisure Management Unit at Sheffield University and, along with Professor Chris Gratton of Sheffield Hallam University, the brains behind Leisure Forecasts. I am however going to discuss the differences between: Folkestone Fitness Works at Radnor park avenue Folkestone & The Firs Club at Firs Lane Cheriton Folkestone. And see what is the better Gym a Public Sector Gym or a Private Sector Gym. The UK economy is a mixed economy. This means that it has a public sector, and a private sector.
I will be looking at the opening and closing times, cost for a workout, cost for 1 years membership and 1months membership, what luxuries they offer, do they offer concession prices, have they got a canteen, Do they offer party deals (for more than one person) and do they have che. Main Body: Folkestone Fitness Works If you feel like a good fitness workout, a health and beauty session, or just an hour of energy-restoring relaxation, visit the Fitness Works at the Folkestone Sports Centre. Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a long-time fitness fanatic, the friendly staff will help you achieve an overall feeling of well-being.
The fitness facilities include the following: A state of the art cardio theatre with computerised cardiovascular equipment and a bank of televisions All function room bookings must be made either in person or by telephone. Please note that bookings cannot be made by e-mail. Our two functions rooms are ideal for meetings, parties or receptions. Firs in-house catering team can provide snacks and meals to suit every requirement from ‘tea and biscuits’ to ‘sit down three course meals’. Our smaller function room holds up to a maximum of 50 people and is a perfect venue for small business meetings or training days as well as for clubs or associations, for example Weight Watchers, housing associations, etc. This room is also suitable for small functions and special events.
Our larger function room is designed and equipped as a night club and is ideal for parties of all kinds, weddings, birthdays etc. The room is licensed to hold a maximum of 175 people and has its own bar. Our standard charge of 275 includes the hire of door staff and our in-house DJ.These are my two Questionnaires that I compiled it clearly shows that the private facility is more expensive (The Firs Club) and the public facility (Folkestone Fitness works) is cheaper than the private that is because the aim of a business in the private sector is to survive by making a profit. This may be a sole-trader working alone, like a newsagent, or thousands of shareholders in a large Public Limited Company.
Businesses gain a larger by increasing the sales of their products against competitors. This may involve reducing prices. To win the loyalty of customers and encourage repeat sales, businesses need to be reliable and provide a quality service to their customers. Conclusion: I have concluded that the public facility Folkestone fitness works is better than the Private Facility Folkestone Firs Club because it has all new pressurised equipment that is safer than the older weights and better the Folkestone Fitness Centre is also cheaper to become a member of the Facility and they have a crche.