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Health Club Management magazine

2015 issue 9
Health Club Management 2015 issue 9
On the cover: Daley Thompson
Daley Thompson aims to make fitness fun at his new back-to-basics gym
5. Editor’s letter: Designing for dementia
With dementia a growing concern in our rapidly ageing society, fitness and leisure operators must learn to cater for people with this condition, says Kate Cracknell
10. People profiles: Sean Conway
Adventurer Sean Conway believes everyone can do what he does – he’s “just the guy from the pub” – and urges us to unlock our inner adventurer
12. People profiles: Sir Chris Hoy
New Pure Gym ambassador Sir Chris Hoy is on a mission to get the public moving
14. People profiles: Derek Beres
The creator of Flow Play explains how music impacts the brain, and why music selection for yoga classes is so important
16. Letters: Write to reply
The five-a-day message is well understood, but people are still very unsure about recommended activity levels, says Martin Guyton, CEO of Tonbridge and Malling trust
18. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Why do you let your cycle studio lie empty? Les Mills has the solution
20. News round-up:
Pure Gym takeover of LA fitness given go-ahead, Under Armour’s latest acquisition, and should selfies be banned in gyms?
30. Promotional feature: Massage Heights
A leading US massage spa chain is aiming to start a revolution in the UK massage industry
32. International news:
The first Space Cycle music and fitness-based studio concept launches in Taiwan, while boutique fitness brand Barry’s Bootcamp unveils plans for further international expansion
34. IHRSA update: One million strong
An in-depth study of health club retention in North America identifies the factors that spell the difference between winning and losing
36. ukactive update: What makes a member more likely to leave?
Executive director of ukactive, Steven Ward, presents a sneak preview of the Flame survey findings, which will form part of the inaugural Consumer Insight report due this September
37. Diary dates:
Leisure Industry Week takes place at the Birmingham NEC this month, while Marseille, France, hosts the IHRSA European Congress in October
38. Promotional feature: Escape
Escape Fitness explains how to spot a dumbbell from a smart one
40. Interview: Getting the UK active
Steven Ward and Tanni Grey-Thomspon, executive director and chair of ukactive, are challenging the activity sector to strive for greater things. Kate Cracknell reports
48. Talkback: A testing time
Is fitness testing in UK primary schools the answer to the ticking timebomb of childhood inactivity and soaring obesity rates?
52. New opening: Bound for success
Jak Phillips visits Oxygen Freejumping in Acton and explores whether it can jumpstart the UK’s fledgling trampoline park market
Health Club Management 2015 issue 9
On the cover: Daley Thompson
Daley Thompson aims to make fitness fun at his new back-to-basics gym
54. Promotional feature: Gladstone
Behind every seamless customer experience lies a raft of back-of-house admin tasks that are no less essential to business success – and Gladstone can help
56. Activity tracking: Training like a champion
How are elite athletes using activity tracking devices to make progress? We talk to four well-known names
60. Interview – Sir Graham Watson:
The former Lib Dem MEP and now president of EuropeActive talks to Kate Cracknell about transforming the ‘Cinderalla sport’ of fitness
64. New opening: A Daley dose of fun
Jak Phillips visits Olympian Daley Thompson’s new gym in Putney to see how he’s putting the fun and old-school values back into fitness
68. Promotional feature: Wattbike
Operators explain how they make the most of the Wattbikes in their facilities
70. Retention series: Warm welcome & fond farewell
Are your reception staff your most undervalued retention resource? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon investigates
74. Virtual fitness: Here to stay
Early adopter operators of virtual classes have used the technology to maximise use of their studios. Is it time for your club to go virtual?
78. Virtual fitness: fitness-kit.net special
A round-up of some of the main suppliers bringing virtual classes to the health and fitness market
82. Supplier showcase:
We look at recent installations from Technogym and Total Gym
86. Promotional feature: Matrix
Matrix Fitness outlines the new products being launched at its Matrix International Show, taking place alongside LIW 2015
88. Show preview: LIW 2015
Leisure Industry Week relaunches this month having been acquired by BodyPower. We look ahead to what’s on offer this year
92. Promotional feature: iDEA
For budget-conscious facilities looking to expand their customer base, virtual classes are still a largely untapped market – particularly in the children and families segment
96. LIW exhibitor news:
Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW this month
102. Promotional feature: Cybex
Cybex unveils its new Sparc Trainer – the next evolution of high intensity training
124. Research: Mind & movement
Several international pilot studies look at the link between exercise and dementia across a lifetime
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