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Health Club Management

Health Club Management

Health Club Management magazine

2014 issue 9
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
3. Editor’s letter: Media irresponsibility
With the nation dying from obesity and related issues, it’s irresponsible to give people grounds to opt out of activity, says Kate Cracknell
8. Letters: Write to reply
Clubs ready to embrace the latest tracking technology can gain greater insight into their members, says Karl Havard of STEEL London
9. Promotional feature: Les Mills
Why Les Mills group programming can have a powerful impact on retention
10. News round-up:
The Gym Group eyes international expansion, Virgin Active set to launch hi-tech clubs, and expect more acquisitions by Nuffield
20. International news:
Fitness Hut signs a €12m funding deal for growth, and luxury club Oxygen Pro opens in Tehran, Iran
22. People news:
Steve Barrett joins start-up 1Rebel
24. ukactive update: Assigning a Value
An upcoming report promises to put a true value on the fitness sector, say ukactive’s David Stalker
26. IHRSA update: European Congress 2014
Kristen Walsh looks ahead to the European Congress, being held in Amsterdam from 16–19 October
28. Diary dates:
This month sees the Active by Design Summit in London and Leisure Industry Week at the NEC
29. Promotional feature: Camexpo
A preview of next month’s natural health exhibition
30. Health Club Awards: And the winner is...
How will your club fare at this year’s Health Club Awards? Winners will be announced at LIW 2014
32. Promotional feature: Gerflor
The University of Huddersfield’s gym area gets a functional flooring boost and a brand new look – in just five hours
34. Everyone’s talking about...: Behaviour change
How can we change the nation’s psyche and get people moving? We ask our panel of experts
36. Interview – Paul Kienstra:
The CEO of corporate wellness specialist High Five Health Promotion talks to Kate Cracknell about entering the UK market and about pan-European growth plans
42. Retention series: Hassles & uplifts
Which elements of the member journey are most linked to retention levels? Dr Melvyn Hillsdon outlines the findings of the TRP 10,000 report
46. Research round-up: Beating BECTS
A South Korean study finds exercise can help control BECTS, a form of childhood epilepsy
47. Promotional feature: Physical Company
Introducing the Total Gym Elevate Line of resistance equipment
Health Club Management 2014 issue 9
On the cover…: Paul Kienstra
The CEO of High Five Health Promotion on competing in the UK’s corporate sector
48. Gymtopia series: Life after war
Ray Algar reports on a joint US mission bringing war veterans and communities together through fitness initiatives
50. Training & education: Social learning
Pete Banbury looks at the future of fitness education and learning
54. New opening: March of the microgyms
As the microgym sector continues to grow, Dawn Tuckwell visits three new clubs in London and gives her verdict on the experience
58. Management series: Running like clockwork
When planning a new schedule for your facility, remember to apply the ‘four Cs’, says Everyone Active’s James Bowden
62. Digestive health: Gut restoration
A growing body of research shows how gut health can impact anything from our immunity to our mood
66. Weight management: In it for the long term
What can health clubs and leisure centres do to improve their weight management offering?
68. Promotional feature: Organo Gold
Top US nutritionist Dr Bob Rakowski explains why he offers Organo Gold coffee to his patients
70. Supplier showcase:
We take a look at recent installations by Technogym, Precor and Horne Engineering
74. Club AV fitness-kit: On-screen performance
Rounding up some of the latest innovations in the area of consoles and in-club entertainment systems
78. Show preview – LIW 2014:
Nicky Jobson looks ahead to the highlights in store for visitors to this year’s Leisure Industry Week
82. LIW exhibitor news:
Find out about the latest product launches and innovations to be showcased at LIW later this month
88. Promotional feature: Cybex
Outlining the unique features of the Arc Trainer
92. Promotional feature: Wattbike
How has Wattbike gained a foothold in both fitness and sport, and what lies ahead for the brand?
101. Promotional feature: Gladstone
A new query builder and business intelligence tool – eyeQ – has been brought onto the leisure market
130. Lightweights:
A fitness wristband with a sting in the tail, and a new fitness workout for the face
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